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2019 NS Eccentric Lite 1 Bike

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Couldn't be happier

Rating:
The Good:

The perfect "tweener". Cross Country agility with the ability to climb like a goat. Went back to a hardtail after rolling FS the last number of yrs. So glad I chose this bike. The trails I ride are technical with quick elevation changes and loads of switchbacks. It eats them up. Even long rooty climbs are no match. I will say the most surprising thing about the bike was the X fusion fork. I was leary and ready to switch it out immediately. Decided to give it a real chance, and so glad I did. it was almost a deal-breaker. I had read A LOT of mixed reviews, but have to say, I couldn't be happier. Took a minute to get it dialed, but since then it has performed incredibly well. Also, the SX groupset has been hassle-free to boot. I had the NX on my last rig and honestly can't tell a difference. I think it actually shifts better under load than the NX did. Love the head-tube geometry, just slightly slacker than traditional XC which makes bombing descents a little less nerve racking. I'm old...50, and have ridden more styles of bikes than I can count after 30 years in this sport. I honestly think NS got just about everything right. I have upgraded a few things, carbon bars, seatpost, 50mm stem, etc., etc., and will continue to do so, but they did a good job on this bike straight out of the box. Wheelset is not too shabby and the Octane One components are nothing to sneeze at. I get stopped quite often as folks are still not too familiar with NS. They should be...

The Bad:

The ONLY thing I will say, is it's a tad heavy for a hardtail out of the box (28 + lbs), but a few simple things have already shaved some weight. Without spending big bucks we are down to right around 26 with A LOT of room to put her on a serious diet and get it down to the sub 24 range.

Overall Review:

For tight, technical singletrack and some lung-burning climbs this is a bike that should be considered. For the price, I feel you get a bike that is versatile, agile, and fun as h@ll to ride. I was looking in the sub $2000 hardtail class. I easily could have spent more, and gotten less. I did a ton of homework before picking this bike and feel after riding her for a cpl of months, think my choice was a good one. I am definitely the weakest link as far as the capabilities this bike has to offer.

Specifications

Product NS Eccentric Lite 1 Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L View Geometry
Size S M L
Top Tube Length 587 610 637
Head Tube Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
Head Tube Length
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Seat Tube Length 407 445 495
Bottom Bracket Height 55 drop 55 drop 55 drop
Chainstay Length 420 420 420
Wheelbase 1132 1157 1185
Standover 725 751 786
Reach 415 435 460
Stack 618 628 637
* Additional Info All measurements are provided in mm unless otherwise noted
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details AL6061-T6 custom formed and butted tubes
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork X-Fusion RC32, 15mm x 110mm Boost
Fork Travel 120mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset GW integrated tapered IS42/IS52, sealed bearings
Handlebar NS, 760mm width, 5mm rise
Stem Octane One Tone, 31.8mm diameter, 60mm length
Grips NS Hold Fast
Brakes SRAM Level, 180mm rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Level
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM NX, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, long cage, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs N/A
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Truvativ Descendant PS 170mm
Chainrings 32 tooth
Bottom Bracket SRAM Power Spline BSA
Pedals None included
Chain SRAM, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM PG-1230,12-speed 11-50 tooth
Rims Octane One Solar 29”, 32 hole, tubeless ready
Hubs Front: NS 15 Boost, sealed bearings, 15x110mm
Rear: NS cassette, sealed bearings, QR 135mm x 10mm rear
Spokes 14mm nipples
Tires WTB Trail Boss 2, 29 x 2.4", folding bead, TCS Light/Fast Rolling, Dual DNA Compound, lightweight skinwall
Saddle Octane One Rocker2
Seatpost Kalloy
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Standard quick release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135mm x 10mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (one on downtube)
Colors Olive
Warranty 1 year frame
Weight 29 lb 1.6 oz (13,200 g)
Miscellaneous European price: €1399
Internal dropper post routing
Price N/A
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