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MDE Introduces Brand New Carve and Updates the Damper 2

Brand new Carve I-Link 2.0, aggressive trail biking frame. Damper I-Link 2.0 updated with new geometry and new whole bike set-ups.

MDE Introduces Brand New Carve and Updates the Damper

After the great success achieved by the new Damper, the Carve is also completely updated taking advantage of all the technical improvements introduced on the enduro sister. New rear swing arm, new suspension pivots, oversized bearings; more rigid, lighter and more performing. The new Carve is aimed at those looking for a modern and super-performing trail bike!

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Small updates also for the Damper with optimized geometries in order to fit the short offset forks and new AM and RACE whole bike set-ups both with SRAM GX Eagle and Formula Cura brakes. The first dedicated to All Mountain while the second designed for aggressive Enduro with RS Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate shock and RS Lyric Ultimate 170mm fork.

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Damper Race

BRAND NEW MDE CARVE

NEW AGGRESSIVE TRAIL BIKING FRAME, DESIGNED, DEVELOPED AND HANDMADE IN ITALY. FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE, TAILOR MADE, LIMITED EDITION.

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MDE bikes introduces the new aggressive trail biking frame, completely re-designed. The new Carve is more stable in pedaling than the previous one. It has the new I-LINK 2.0 suspension system introduced one year ago on the Damper. MDE's goal is to create a highly performing bike suitable for both behind-the-scenes shots and mountain epic rides; no limits. Fully customizable like any MDE product, starting from geometry, colors, details, components. Can be ordered immediately on the website (www.mdebikes.com). MDE offers standard geometries for both 29 "and 27.5" wheels. For the most demanding, tailor made geometry is available (Rider tuned geometry) with a surcharge of 180€. 

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The new suspension pivots have increased diameter and oversized bearings made to MDE specifications by Enduro Bearings. The whole rear swing arm has been revised with new CNC made details and new more linear and lighter stays. The design of the new swing arm has been optimized to facilitate cleaning and mud discharge. The front triangle tubeset are also completely redesigned and made by hydroforming tecnology. New tapered head tube 44mm zero stack above and 56mm zero stack below and new MDE headset. MDE also introduces a new system for fixing the shock absorber to the rear swing arm with a special link that clamps the shock and connects to the rear swing arm via two bearings; this allows a better fluidity and better durability. A new external cable routing system has also been developed for the Carve (only the cable for the dropper post is integrated) with screwed clips that adhere the cables over the top tube. As an option, a 3-piece 3D printed cover will be also available, using the same anchor points as the clips, completely covering the cables, hiding them from view and protecting from dirt. 

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About geometry, MDE continues to offer both 29" and 27.5" versions of the Carve. In the first case, the standard geometry is based on a 29" fork with 140mm of travel with a seat tube angle of 77.9° which guarantees exceptional behavior while climbing in combination with the very stable I-link 2.0 suspension system; the lengths of the top tube and reach are stretched, head tube angle of 65.5°, 30mm BB drop in order to get about 341mm BB height. With new compact head tube it is possible to get a smaller stack length, for more precision and better handling of the front wheel. The 27.5" geometry is based on a fork with 150mm  of travel and has a seat tube angle of 76.5°, reach and top tube similar to the 29" version with a head tube angle of 65° and BB height of 342mm. 

WHAT IS NEW ON THE CARVE 2021

  • new and completely redesigned I-Link 2.0 suspension system
  • increased main pivot axles and bolts dimensions: from 12.7mm in diameter they are now 15mm
  • new bearings made to MDE specifications by the American company Enduro Bearings
  • new geometry with 5mm shorter rear swingarm, longer reach, 77.9° seat tube angle and 65.5° head angle
  • new front triangle with hydroformed tubes
  • new tapered zero stack ZS44 / ZS56 head tube
  • rear swing arm completely redesigned and optimized for mud discharge and cleaning
  • new system to fix the shock absorber to the rear swing arm through a link with bearings
  • straight seat tube to fit the new longer dropper seat posts with completely internal cable route
  • new optimized external cable routing with removable clips and optional 3D printed cover
  • Compatibility with 29”or 27.5" + wheels
  • Compatibility only with single ring transmissions (1x11 or 1x12) up to 36T
  • bottle cage in standard position above the down tube with space for big bottles
  • 3D printed rubber chain guards and frame guards
  • handmade in Italy – limited edition
  • available tailor made

FRAME SPECS

  • Type: Aggressive Trail biking/ AM / Backcountry
  • Tubing: 7005 Custom hydroformed aluminum
  • Max fork travel: 150mm
  • Rear shock size: 190x45mm | 190X51mm 
  • Shock hardware: 22mm X 8mm F | R. Custom (supplied with the frame)
  • Rear travel: 127mm | 135mm
  • Rear shock available: Rock Shox  Deluxe Select + Debonair 190X45mm
  • Headset (Top): 44mm zero stack
  • Headset (Bottom): 56mm zero stack
  • BB: 73mm BSA
  • Rear brake support: 160mm post mount
  • Rear axle: 148X12mm (SRAM Maxle Std)
  • Front der.: None
  • ISCG bracket: ISCG 03 or 05 (1.5mm) removable bracket (05 supplied with the frame)
  • Seat post diam.: 30.9mm
  • Seat clamp diam.: 34.9mm
  • Max. chainring size: single 36T (boost pack only)
  • Max rear tire size: 29x2.5 or 27.5x2.8
  • Weight: 2.9 kg size M w/o shock
  • Handcrafted in Italy

FRAMESET SPECS

  • Colors: choose
  • Dropouts: 148x12mm
  • Rear axle: QR or Bolt |  choose
  • Colarino saddle: QR or Bolt | choose
  • Shock absorber: many available | choose
  • Fork: many available | choose
  • Seatpost: many available | choose
  • Headset: MDE HS ZS44-ZS56 | choose
  • Notes: collar and rear axle are included in the price.
  • Available sizes: S-M-L-XL-RIDER TUNED GEOMETRY
  • Starting price: 1.890,00€
  • Choose the options in the configurator:
  • https://www.mdebikes.com/product/carve-29-frameset/
  • https://www.mdebikes.com/product/carve-27,5-frameset/

CARVE RACE BIKE SPECS

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  • Frame: CARVE 2021
  • Dropouts: 148x12mm
  • Headset: MDE HS ZS44-ZS56
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select + DebonAir 190x45mm
  • Rear travel: 127mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox PIKE Ultimate RC2 DebonAir 140mm, 42mm Offset
  • Wheels: MDE Rover Lite | 25mm rims width | 110x15F | 148x12R Sram XD 
  • Front Tire: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29X2.3 EXO TR (MAXXIS HR ll 27.5X2.4 EXO TR per la 27,5)
  • Rear Tire: MAXXIS Ardent 29X2.25 EXO TR (MAXXIS HR ll 27.5X2.4 EXO TR per la 27,5 )
  • Brakes: FORMULA CURA - Rotor solid 180/180
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle Trigger
  • Rear der.: SRAM GX Lunar 12s  
  • Crankset:  SRAM GX Eagle Boost Dub 170 or 175mm, 34T
  • BB: SRAM DUB BSA 73 mm
  • Cassette:  SRAM X-Glide 1275 12s 10-52T
  • Chain: SRAM GX 12s | Power Lock
  • Stem: SWITCH Taboga 35 stem L.35 or 45mm diam. 35mm
  • Handlebar: SWITCH Whip Carbon 35 rise 20mm L. 780m diam. 35mm
  • Grips: MDE Lock-on Piramid
  • Seatpost:  SWITCH SWR 150/170/200 mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Pedals: None
  • Available sizes: S-M-L-XL-RIDER TUNED GEOMETRY
  • Starting price: 4.390,00€

PRICES AND HOW TO BUY IT

The new CARVE can be purchased both as a frameset and as whole bike, CARVE frameset with or without shock starting from 1.890,00€. When ordering, you can choose to add some components in the MDE store with the frameset, such as the shock, the fork, the dropper post and more.

MDE also offers a whole bicycle set-up that can always be customized, CARVE RACE: starting price 4.390,00€

This assembly is designed for the best quality/price/performance value and it is the perfect starting point. It is possible to add or modify some components. The customer can also exclude some components or can request an “a la carte” quote.

MDE DAMPER UPDATED

ENDURO / AM FRAME, DESIGNED, ENGINEERED AND HANDMADE IN ITALY. FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE, TAILOR MADE, LIMITED EDITION.

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Given the huge success of the new Damper, MDE decided to make only small changes by refining the standard geometries and optimizing them for the new short offset forks. In particular, the head tube angle has been decreased by half a degree, now becoming 65° for the 29 wheels geometry (with 160mm fork, became 64.5° with 170mm fork) and 64.5° for the 27.5 wheels geometry (with 160mm fork, became 64° with 170mm fork). MDE also offers two new whole bike set-ups.

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The Damper works really well uphill so it is also perfect for creating an All Mountain machine with a dedicated and weight-conscious set-up. For this MDE proposes the new AM set-up with RS Deluxe Select+ shock absorber (155mm rear travel) and RS Lyric Select 160mm fork. The RACE set-up instead is aimed at Enduro / bike park use with RS Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate shock absorber (165mm rear travel) and RS Lyric Ultimate 170mm. 

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Damper Race

FRAME SPECS

  • Type: Aggressive AM / Enduro / BikePark
  • Tubing: 7005 Custom hydroformed aluminum
  • Max fork travel: 180mm
  • Rear shock size: 230x60mm | 216X63mm | 230X65mm (compatibility with spring shock absorbers)
  • Shock hardware: 22mm X 8mm F | R. Custom (supplied with the frame)
  • Rear travel: 155mm | 160mm | 165mm
  • Rear shock available: Rock Shox Super Deluxe Select + Debonair 230X65mm | RS Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate 230x65mm | RS Deluxe Select + Debonair 230x60mm
  • Headset (Top): 44mm zero stack
  • Headset (Bottom): 56mm zero stack
  • BB: 73mm BSA
  • Rear brake support: 160mm post mount
  • Rear axle: 148X12mm (SRAM Maxle Std)
  • Front der.: None
  • ISCG bracket: ISCG 03 or 05 (1.5mm) removable bracket (05 supplied with the frame)
  • Seat post diam.: 30.9mm
  • Seat clamp diam.: 34.9mm
  • Max. chainring size: single 36T (boost only)
  • Max rear tire size: 29x2.5 or 27.5x2.8
  • Weight: 3.10 kg size M w/o shock
  • Handcrafted in Italy

FRAMESET SPECS

  • Colors: choose
  • Dropouts: 148x12mm
  • Rear axle: QR or Bolt |  choose
  • Colarino saddle: QR or Bolt | choose
  • Shock absorber: many available | choose
  • Fork: many available | choose
  • Seatpost: many available | choose
  • Headset: MDE HS ZS44-ZS56 | choose
  • Notes: collar and rear axle are included in the price.
  • Available sizes: S-M-L-XL-RIDER TUNED GEOMETRY
  • Starting price: 1.890,00€

DAMPER “AM” BIKE SPECS

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  • Frame: DAMPER 2021
  • Dropouts: 148x12mm
  • Headset: MDE HS ZS44-ZS56
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select DebonAir 230x60mm
  • Rear travel: 155mm
  • Fork: RockShox Lyric Select RC DebonAir 160mm, 42mm offset
  • Wheels: MDE Rover | 28mm rims width | 110x15F | 148x12R SRAM XD 
  • Front Tire: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29X2.3 EXO TR (MAXXIS HR ll 27.5X2.4 EXO TR )
  • Rear Tire: MAXXIS Aggressor 29X2.3 EXO TR (MAXXIS HR ll 27.5X2.4 EXO TR)
  • Brakes:  FORMULA CURA - Rotor solid 180/180
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle Trigger
  • Rear der.: SRAM GX Eagle 12s 
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle Boost Dub 170 o 175mm | 34T
  • BB: SRAM DUB BSA 73 mm
  • Cassette: SRAM X-Glide 1275 12s | 10-52T
  • Chain: SRAM GX 12s | Power Lock
  • Stem: TRUVATIV Descendant stem 40 or 50 or 60mm 31.8mm
  • Handlebar: TRUVATIV Descendant Riser Bar 760mm rise 20mm 31.8mm
  • Grips: MDE Lock-on Piramid
  • Seatpost: SWITCH SWR 150mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Pedals: None
  • Available sizes: S-M-L-XL-RIDER TUNED GEOMETRY
  • Starting price: 3.990,00€

DAMPER “RACE” BIKE SPECS

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  • Frame: DAMPER 2021
  • Dropouts: 148x12mm
  • Headset: MDE HS ZS44-ZS56
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate RC2 230x65mm
  • Rear travel: 165mm
  • Fork: RockShox Lyric Ultimate RC2 DebonAir 170mm, 42mm offset (180mm for 27,5)
  • Wheels: MDE Rover | 28mm rims width | 110x15F | 148x12R SRAM XD 
  • Front Tire: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29X2.5 EXO TR (MAXXIS HR ll 27.5X2.4 EXO TR for the 27,5)
  • Rear Tire: MAXXIS Minion DHR II 29X2.3 EXO TR (MAXXIS HR ll 27.5X2.4 EXO TR for the 27,5)
  • Brakes:  FORMULA CURA - Rotor solid 203/180
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle Trigger
  • Rear der.: SRAM GX Eagle 12s 
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle Boost Dub 170 or 175mm | 34T
  • BB: SRAM DUB BSA 73 mm
  • Cassette: SRAM X-Glide 1275 12s | 10-52T
  • Chain: SRAM GX 12s | Power Lock
  • Stem:  SWITCH Taboga 35 stem L.35 or 45mm diam.35mm
  • Handlebar:  SWITCH Whip Alloy 35 rise 25mm L. 780m diam. 35mm
  • Grips: MDE Lock-on Piramid 
  • Seatpost: SWITCH SWR 150 or 170 or 200mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Pedals: None
  • Available sizes: S-M-L-XL-RIDER TUNED GEOMETRY
  • Starting price: 4.490,00€

PRICES AND HOW TO BUY IT

The updated DAMPER can be purchased from today both as a frameset and as whole bike: DAMPER Frameset with or without shock starting from 1.890,00€.

When ordering, you can choose to add some components in the MDE store with the frameset, such as the shock, the fork, the dropper post and more. MDE also offers two whole bicycle set-ups that can always be customized: DAMPER AM: starting price 3.990,00€, DAMPER RACE: starting price 4.490,00€.

These assemblies are designed for the best quality/price/performance value and they are the perfect starting point. It is possible to add or modify some components. The customer can also exclude some components or can request an “a la carte” quote.

Frames and bicycles can be ordered starting from today. Customers can confirm the order with a 30% of deposit. The frames are always made to order and the average production and delivery time is 60 days.

The MDE frames are completely handmade in the workshop located at the base of the Susa valley close to Turin, a few steps from the mountains and the fantastic trails that have always inspired and stimulated the company.

Born in the Alps

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