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2012 Mondraker Durham Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
2012 Mondraker Durham Bike DURHAM_1_foto_
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    “Light and Versatile Freeride/DH Light Bike”

    The Good: Ride characteristics Versatility Angles Adjustability Solid components Weight

    The Bad: Fragile bearings Fox suspension under-gunned

    Overall Review:

    The Bike:

    The Zero suspension system performs brilliantly. Great power transfer and tracking is very impressive. This doesn't seem to be at the expense of stiffness, something that more complicated linkage systems frequently suffer from. Over all build was fine, brakes, drive train and general components have all stood the test of time.

    I swapped out the fox springs for heavier weight to suit my more airborne riding style and will be swapping out the spring on the rear shock soon, too.

    Have to say I was disappointed by the build quality of the bearings and linkage bolts. 6 months in a bearing race failed completely and most of of the linkage bolts had seized. Managed to replace them under warranty but I'm concerned about it happening agin.

    The Ride:

    Bit of context: I mainly used this for light UK downhill, a big alpine trip (incl. the Megavalanche) and general gaps and drops riding (20ft +) etc.

    The pedalling ability great - very impressed with the lack of bob in the system even when sprinting. The responsiveness of the system combined with the low weight invites you to throw the bike around in the air all day. Angles are spot on. Decent wheelbase and Mondraker's customary slack head-angle means that this thing loves going fast. A low BB and centre of gravity ensures cornering and drifting is predictable, natural and very, very addictive.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Freeride
    Sizes and Geometry

    L, M, S View Geometry

    Size L M S
    Top Tube Length 600 575 555
    Head Tube Angle 65 65 65
    Head Tube Length
    Seat Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5
    Seat Tube Length 480 450 420
    Bottom Bracket Height 10 10 10
    Chainstay Length 440 440 440
    Wheelbase 1190 1165 1145
    Frame Material Durham Stealth alloy Zero Suspension System
    Rear Travel 190mm
    Rear Shock Fox Van R 241x76mm
    Fork Marzocchi 888 RCV
    Fork Travel 200mm
    Head Tube Diameter
    Headset FSA IS-2 1-1/8
    Handlebar Onoff Morph FR 31.8mm 740mm
    Stem M-Decline Integrated 50mm
    Grips Onoff Diamond lock-on
    Brakes Formula RX
    Brake Levers Formula RX
    Shifters Sram Trigger X5
    Front Derailleur
    Rear Derailleur Sram X7 Short cage 9s
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide Chainguide E.13 LS1
    Cranks Truvativ Ruktion 1.0
    Chainrings 36T
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer XR
    Chain Sram PC-951 9s
    Cassette Sram PG-950 11-32T 9s
    Rims Onoff Bula wheelset
    Hubs Onoff Disc DH
    Spokes CN Stainless
    Tires WTB Dissent Comp 2.3
    Saddle M-Decline Durham custom design
    Seatpost Onoff Notion 0-R
    Seat Post Diameter 31.6 350mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts


    Price N/A
    More Info Mondraker website
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