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In Swedish, 'Snabb' means fast, which is exactly what NS Bikes was going for with their new Enduro and Trail bikes. Available in both an Enduro (160/160mm) and a Trail (150/140mm) version, both bikes were designed to be reliable, good looking bikes free of gimmicks. Many elements of the frame, including the suspension characteristics, are inspired by the new Fuzz DH frame, though they've added a good amount of anti-squat into the horst-link design. The two models vary in geometry and tubeset weight. Both versions have specifically designed suspension for the intended use.

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Before we hop into more details, join Sławek Łukasik and Sam Pilgrim as they set the stage in an exciting battle aboard the new bikes:

Snabb Enduro

The Snabb E1 is the company's top-of-the line Enduro model with 160mm of travel on both ends. It’s fitted with the RockShox Pike RC fork and features the high-end NS Magneto stem and brand new Enigma Lite rim. One of the key features is the X-Fusion Strate dropper seatpost with internal cable routing and 150mm of travel. The bike is powered by a 1x10 drivetrain with an extended range climbing cog.

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Enduro (E1) Highlights

  • 163mm (6.4-inches) rear wheel travel
  • 160mm RockShox Pike RC fork
  • RockShox Monarch Debonair RT3 shock (216x63mm)
  • AL6061-T6+AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes
  • Smooth ‘double pass’ welding in all critical areas
  • Internal or external cable guide option
  • Headtube: tapered 1.5 ZS (ID 44/56mm), headset included with frame.
  • Hub spacing 142 x 12mm, NS axle included
  • Threaded 73mm BB with ISCG-05 mounts
  • 1x10 speed setup with 42t climbing cog and 34t narrow/wide chainring
  • Sram Guide R disc brakes
  • NS Bikes sealed hubs
  • Enigma rear rim, new Enigma Lite front rim
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf / Rock Razor tire combo
  • Bike weight: 13.6kg (30,0-pounds, w/o pedals)
  • Frame weight: 3.05kg (6.72-pounds, w/o shock, w/o axle)

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The Enduro is also available in a more affordable "Enduro 2" (E2) model featuring an X-Fusion Sweep fork, RockShox Monarch R shock, and SRAM DB3 brakes.

Enduro Geometry

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Snabb Trail

Designed to go fast uphill as well as down, this aggressive trail bike is made to withstand abuse day after day. A 150mm RS Revelation RL fork up front and 140mm travel driven by the new RS Monarch Debonair RT3 shock set it up nicely for some trail bashing fun. Some of the nice touches include the high end NS Magneto stem and a 1x10 drivetrain equipped with a climbing cog.

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Trail (T1) Highlights

  • 142mm (5.6-inches) rear wheel travel
  • 150mm RockShox Revelation RL fork
  • RockShox Monarch Debonair RT3 shock (200x57mm)
  • AL6061-T6+AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes
  • Smooth ‘double pass’ welding in all critical areas
  • Internal or external cable guide option
  • Headtube: tapered 1.5 ZS (ID 44/56mm), headset included with frame.
  • Hub spacing 142 x 12mm, NS axle included
  • Threaded 73mm BB with ISCG-05 mounts
  • 1x10 drivetrain with 42t climbing cog and 32t narrow/wide chainring
  • SRAM Guide R disc brakes
  • NS Bikes sealed hubs
  • New NS Enigma Lite rims
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph / Nobby Nic tire combo
  • Bike weight: 13.1kg (28.9-pounds, w/o pedals)
  • Frame weight: 2.9kg (6.40-pounds, w/o shock, w/o axle)

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The base "Trail 2" (T2) model features a 140mm RockShox Sector fork, RockShox Monarch R shock, NS Quantum stem, and updated NS Terra bars.

Trail Geometry

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In Action

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The Snabb is also available as a frame-only option in both Enduro (163mm) and Trail (142mm) versions. Visit www.nsbikes.com/snabb for more details.

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