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First Look: 2016 Morpheus Conspiracy Carbon Downhill Bike

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Too good to be true? The new Morpheus Conspiracy downhill bike aims to make you question reality by offering a full carbon frame with top notch ride quality and great components at a price that will make you look twice. We had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a prototype.


Highlights

  • 200mm (7.9-inches) rear travel
  • Optimize Performance Suspension (OPS) design
  • Full carbon frame
  • 27.5-inch wheels
  • 63-degree head angle
  • 345mm (13.6-inch) bottom bracket height
  • 436mm (17.2-inch) chainstay length
  • Tapered head tube
  • Internal cable routing
  • PF92 bottom bracket
  • Syntace 12 x 157mm thru-axle
  • Premium complete weight under 35-pounds (claimed)
  • 6.5-pound frame weight with FOX Float X2 shock (claimed)
  • Available in three sizes; Medium has 450mm reach
  • Designed in conjunction with FactionBike Studio

Build Kits and Pricing

The Conspiracy carbon frameset with FOX Float X2 shock will run $2,495, while the base model complete with RockShox BoXXer Team fork and Vivid R2C shock slots in at $3,895. The top-of-the-line Premium build (pictured) will include a custom Morpheus race kit and goggles for $5,395.

The Conspiracy is expected to be available early 2016. Visit www.morpheusbikes.com for more details.

Photos by Brandon Turman

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