Sarto Tenax | Frameset | £3000
The Tenax, available in 29” version and entirely designed and produced in Italy, originated from the need to make a customizable full-suspended bike for cross country and marathons. Thanks to the special “virtual four bar linkage” progressive suspension, the frame offers superior performance even on the most demanding routes, while maintaining a good balance between shock absorbing efficiency and perceived comfort. The rear wheel travel is 100 mm, using a 165 mm shock absorber.
Thanks to the brand new flexible rear without dropout link, we have managed to lower the overall weight of the frame to 1.850 g, making it one of the lightest full-suspended frames available on the market. Particular attention was put into every aspect related to parts: we used the brand new IGLIDUR bearings that do not require lubrication or maintenance. The bottom bracket is a symmetric press-fit 89.5 mm type. The dropouts are predisposed for thru axles. Finally, the derailleur support is for a direct mount down swing. Northern Ride is an authorised Sarto UK retailer.