Here’s the bike that’s going to be going fast under Danny Hart and Emmeline Ragot this next year…
High performance Spanish bicycle manufacturer Mondraker, has given its legendary World Cup winning Summum DH bike an all new carbon fibre heart and, along with 27.5″ wheels and Forward Geometry, have created the ultimate downhill race machine.
When the Mondraker Summum first appeared on the start line of the World Cup downhill circuit a new standard in performance was instantly set. Designed purely with podiums in mind the original Summum was constructed around a unique aluminium main frame which delivered a strong, high performance downhill bike which was not only blisteringly fast but offered an overall bike weight thought previously to be more in line with trail bikes!
Fast forward 5 seasons and the 2015 Summum Carbon still shares the same core values as the original race winning machine but with an all new carbon heart crafted into place.
Trying to improve on the high benchmark already set by the original Summum was never going to be easy so Mondraker pulled out all the stops. New bearings, oversized axles and a new lower linkage are located with lightweight yet durable conical expansion bolts for maximum stiffness. At the rear you’ll find Mondraker’s confidence inspiring Zero Suspension System keeping the 205mm of rear wheel travel in check.
Constructed from Stealth Profile carbon fibre the latest Summum draws on everything the Alicante based brand has learned from all their years of World Cup racing and takes into account everything they have learnt in developing their award winning carbon fibre trail and XC race bikes.
The Summum also features Mondraker’s forward thinking, Forward Geometry concept which offers riders more control and stability at all speeds by lengthening the top tube and shortening the bikes stem length. This radical geometry development originally set Mondraker apart from the crowd when it was released several seasons ago and has since gone on to be used in the entire range including the award winning Foxy R which picked up the coveted What Mountain Bike Magazine’s ‘Trail Bike of the Year’ award in 2014.
Mondraker didn’t stop there with the development work – they also had time to give the Summum internal cable routing, integrated fork bumpers, strategically placed rock and chain guards and adjustable geometry.
- Stealth Carbon Fibre designed main frame
- Optimised Zero Suspension System – 205mm Rear travel
- Forward Geometry with FG 20-30mm stem
- 27.5″ wheels
- Adjustable Head angle (63 degree with +/1 ½ degree adjustment cups)
- Adjustable wheel base (445, 450, 455, 460mm)
- Internal Cable routing – HHG Hidden Housing Guide
- New lower linkage
- Oversized pivot axles
- Rear shock fender integrated into frame design
- Post Mount Disc Mount
- Strategically placed frame protectors
- 150x12mm Axle
- Weight From – 32.87Ibs (Carbon Pro Team)
- Sizes – S / M / L
The Summum Carbon is available in two bike models plus a frameset (Pro Team) from December 2014.
Summum Carbon Pro Team Bike SRP £6799
Summum Carbon Pro Bike SRP £4999
Summum Carbon Pro Team Frame SRP £3199 (including geometry kit, axle, FG 20-30mm DH stem, headset and rear shock)