First Look: The Last COAL enduro bike

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Not the last coal, the Last COAL.  Not confusing at all.

From a land beyond colour
From a land beyond colour

From the washed-out mountainscapes of Germany’s Ruhr region comes the next Last bike:  COAL.  A 160mm of 27.5in murdered-out  enduro sleddery, the COAL sports a linkage-and-rocker-driven single pivot system.  In keeping with current trends, top tubes run long, stems short, and seat tubes stubby for maximum dropperage.

Single pivot, linkage, and rocker.
Single pivot, linkage, and rocker

428mm chainstays should boost the fun factor while a 65° head tube keeps the front wheel reassuringly far out in front.  Five sizes will be offered and the 2.9kg/6.4lb (medium) aluminium frame should withstand both trail and uplift abuse better than carbon fibre.  In a move that many more would do well to adopt, the COAL’s dropouts can be configured for either 12x142mm or 12x148mm (Boost) hubs.  A threaded bottom bracket is always welcome, as is the versatility of a ISCG 05 chainguide tab set.

Black, black, and (wait for it) more black.
Black, black, and (wait for it) more black.

On release in February, models are slated for XS-XL riders.  Preorders will open on 1st November, with pricing and build details released by that time.  Last is a consumer-direct company registered in England and Wales.

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