Pound-for-pound, the Core 20 is arguably one of the best equipped bikes available in our range.
On shifting duties is Shimano's brand new Acera groupset, getting some much appreciated trickledown tech and features from Shimano's higher tier mtb groupsets.
We've plumped here for close ratio 40/30/22T gearing, which, when combined with the 11-34T cassette out back gives an optimal spread of gears for the larger 27.5" wheels.
Keeping you suspended is Suntour's air-spring XCR fork, offering 120mm of plush travel that's 100% adjustable for rider weight and preferred riding style for stable, confidence-inspiring surefooted control.
At the heart of the Core lies our brand new hybrid double-butted alloy tubeset – a clever mix of two differing grade alloys to help give us high levels of stiffness in certain areas and compliance/flex in others. The higher density 6066 downtube and chainstays provides the basis for a stiff and efficient pedaling platform, whilst the 6061 toptube, seat tube and seatstays help give and added element of compliance and comfort, acting as a nice buffer between rider and trail.
Nice and wide Alex MD23 rims (28.4 mm OD/23mm ID) give a great high volume, tyre profile and have a tubeless ready bead hook – just add rim tape and sealant.
The air-sprung Suntour XCR 120mm fork (with Hydraulic Speed Lock-out & Rebound adjust) is not only lighter than traditional coil-sprung model, it also allows the rider to easily tune the fork to to his/her weight, preferred riding style and trail conditions via an easily accessible value on the fork crown (a specific high-pressure/low volume suspension pump will be required).
Sitting at a nice halfway house between the wagon-wheeled 29ers and the longstanding 26in wheel, the 27.5" wheel not only rolls better than its smaller 26in counterparts but is also both lighter and more maneuverable on technical terrain than a 29" wheel. Perfect middlegorund/best-of-both - Win-win in our book.
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Frame: ALX7+ 6061 Double-Butted Aluminium
Fork: Suntour XCR-AIR-LO-R 27.5, Air Sprung, 120mm Travel
Headset: FSA No.10 Internal ZS
Colour: Lead Black | Pure White
Weight: 13.80kg (Med w/o pedals)
Shifters: Shimano Acera SL-M3000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-M3000
Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera FD-M3000
Chainset: Shimano Acera FC-M4000-8 Octalink, 40/30/22T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-ES300, 73x118mm
Chain: KMC X9
Freewheel: Shimano CS-HG300, 11-34T
Hubs: Joytech Centrelock Disc
Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS 27.5"
Spokes: 14G Stainless Silver w/ Brass Nipples
Tyres: Kenda NevegalX, 27.5x2.35 / Honey Badger, 27.5x2.20", DTC, 60TPI
Brakes: Shimano BR-M395 w/ SM-RT20 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M396
Handlebars: Genesis MTB Riser, 15mm Rise x 9
Stem: Genesis Trail, 55mm x 0
Grips: Genesis SL Lock-on, 132mm
Saddle: Genesis MTB
Seatpost: Genesis MTB, 30.9 x 350/400mm
|1 - Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)||566||591||621||646||673|
|2 - Seat Angle (°)||73||73||73||73||73|
|3 - Headtube Length (mm)||100||100||115||155||125|
|4 - Head Angle (°)||68||68||68||68||68|
|5 - Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm)||340||381||432||483||532|
|6 - BB Drop (mm)||35||35||35||35||35|
|7 - Chanstay Length (mm)||429||429||429||429||429|
|8 - Fork Offset (mm)||42||42||42||42||42|
|9 - Trail (mm)||88||88||88||88||88|
|10 - Wheelbase Length (mm)||1083||1108||1139||1164||1193|
|12 - Stack (mm)||593||593||607||607||616|
|13 - Reach (mm)||3858||410||435||460||485|