Two Wheeled Death Machine
Do you repeatedly attempt to separate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways… Those uphill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party.
Let’s cut the crap. There is no one bike rule them all.
No magical, wheeled-unicorn that can be all things to all people. Here’s what we have created: It’s called the Insurgent and it is fun. The uncontrollable-crackling-while-roost-flies-off-your-back-tire variant of fun. Which exactly what we are aiming for. The Insurgent will get you up that long, technical suffer-fest in style with plenty left in the tank to shred a trail slide ways – the kind of trail that everyone else calls a “DH trail”.
“Wait,” you ask. “Isn’t this new bike just an Uprising with 27.5(a.k.a. “650b”) wheels?”
No. And yes… but better.
Here’s the deal, the Insurgent has the same fearless handling up front and short rear end that makes whipping the bike through corners obscenely fun. But we didn’t just slap on slightly bigger wheels to the existing frame. The Insurgent gets many of the frame improvements that debuted on our following model – most notably a lighter monocoque front triangle and a streamlined version of Dave Weagle’s DELTA suspension system.
We also gave the Insurgent a sleek, integrated chain guide and designed the frame to allow better access to your rear shock, for all those moments when you want to get all fiddly with the thing. While we’re on the subject of fiddling, the Insurgent also sports four different geometry positions that enable to you fine – tune the bike to fit your riding style and location, without adding yet another bike to your quiver.
Why six inches of suspension? We could have picked any damn travel we wanted without concern of being pigeonholed as a “trail” or “enduro” bike, but 151 millimeters (that’s euro for “six inches”) simply created the best balance between a fun, lively and responsive bike that can pop of everything and still crush the roughest of rock gardens.
Did we mention the cackling and the roost a-flying? Because, really, that’s the point.
Want an All Day Pedalar? Try a 150 fork and set the flip chips to the LOW position and enjoy a 74.8o seat angle while the 66.1o head angle keeps the descents in control and the party level high.
Want an All Mtn, Bike Park, Enduro Slayer? Try 160-170 forks with the flip chips in the XLOW position and experience a slack a low slung corner destroying play bike that likes to jump and square off corners.
The devil is in details
Bolt on axle: Our new axle bolts directly into the derailleur hanger for stiff hassle free operation.
Custom ISCG05 Mounts: Custom ISCG05 tabs to accommodate our lower guide collaboration with e13 components.
Delta system: Completely redesigned with a focus on simplicity, weight reduction and strength. We increased lateral frame stiffness with redesigned dog bone links that use integrated forged bosses to connect the linkage and simplify maintenance.
Downtube protector: Molded Rubber Downtube Protector keeps rocks and debris off the plastic and quiets the ride.
E13 Chainguide: Custom e13 lower guide and bash guard.
Integrated chainguide: Fully Integrated carbon chainguide to keep that chain on.
Internal Routing: Internal routing for stealth dropper posts. Rear Derailleur and brake routing is cleanly routed under the toptube and the rear derailleur cable is internally routed through the swingarm to keep things tidy.
Plastic fantastic: Uni Directional Carbon with One Piece Molded construction from one of the best factories in the business.
Rubber protection: Integrated rubber protection for the chainstay and seat stay to keep things peaceful and quiet in the woods.
Sag Meter: We added a fancy integrated SAG meter into the non-drive side Delta Link to make suspension set up easy. Push it forward, sit on your bike, adjust air pressure to 30%, then shred.
Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair: Prior to performing shock adjustments, determine riding weight (fully geared up). Push the shock O-ring against the wiper seal and push the sag adjuster on the non drive side of the Delta Link forward. Lean up against a sturdy wall, friend, or telephone pole and sit on the bike. Being careful not to tip over, dismount the bike and check the SAG indicator. The SAG indicator should barely cover the 30% mark and the O-ring should measure between 15-17mm from the shock body for ideal setup. The Insurgent uses a high volume air canister which compliments the progressive spring curve of the Delta System Suspension, if a less progressive feel is desired then experiment with different air volume spacers. We also found that the Insurgent performs great in the “Descend” position for most riding conditions, however, for sufferfest climbs and high speed trail riding the “Pedal” position also works well.
Note: These are just guidelines to start you on your suspension tuning journey. Its very important to tune your front and rear suspension together to get the best set up possible. Play around and find that special tune, then write it down so you don’t forget! The duel progressive leverage rate curve might make some spring rates seem stiff, we encourage you to try different rates that will allow you to sit deeper into the suspension travel and find that perfect set up.
Used For: Trail, All-Mountain
Wheel Size: 27.5” (650b)
Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair / Fox Float X Kashima
Rear Travel (mm): 151
Rear Travel (in): 5.94
Headset: FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68