March 29, 2011
Our verdict on a flighty Spanish 120mm bike from Issue 64, now with video
Persona: Steve McQueen
Mondraker bikes aren’t a common sight in the UK, which is usually all the more reason to give this Spanish firm a try. Despite many riders being unfamiliar with the brand, the silhouette is pretty familiar (and they may also have heard of riders like Fabien Barel, who rides one…)
The Factor RR is the ‘trail’ bike in the Mondraker range and has been completely revamped for 2011.
This bike we have here has a new suspension layout, a tapered headtube (and fork) and bulged and curved tubes. Oh, and did we mention that smart paintjob? Then we should – navy blue with white and maroon pinstripes. Very classy; like a ‘70s motorbike racer’s race leathers.