NS Bikes Announces The New Eccentric Cromo, We Already Have One!

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This week the NS Eccentric Cromo received its own official launch campaign which is quite exciting for us as we have been testing this hardcore 29er since Christmas.

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The NS Eccentric Cromo taking a rest from the jumps at Llandegla.

The Eccentric Cromo really is an eye-catcher and is the only retro inspired modern 29er we’ve seen. Skinny Tange steel tubing makes up the classic frame design but all the numbers are ultra-modern making for one lively and engaging ride. Up front is a slack 65 degree angle, the seat tube is a climb friendly 74 degrees and in the middle there lives a long top tube with ample standover height.

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Plenty of room for plus tyres and/or mud!

Plugged into this aggressive geometry is a Manitou Machete with 140mm of travel and Boost spacing meaning you could go for 27.5 Plus tyres if the urge was ever there. The rear wheel is held in place with a bolt through axle, and there are super fast rolling Maxxis Ardent tyres front and rear.

NS provides most of the finishing kit from rims to hubs, stem, handlebar etc, while SRAM provides the 1 x groupset and SRAM Level brakes.

Andi, our Social Media guy, has been riding the NS Eccentric Cromo since it arrived through our doors and he doesn’t look ready to give it back! You can read his first impressions of the bike here and can watch him chasing a drone in the video below;

This is what NS Bikes has to say about the NS Eccentric Cromo;

“Who said aggressive trail riding can only be done on long travel, full suspension bikes? Remember, that hardtail shredding stands at the core of mountain biking! We agree that doing it on a retro bike could be kind of a pain in the ass, but when you take the design of a classic steel bike and join it with a concept of modern grinding – things start to get interesting!

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It might look like a dirt jumper, but this is a 29er all mountain machine!

This mixture stands behind the idea of our new Eccentric Cromo. The heart of this beautiful 29-er is the amazing steel frame. It has very aggressive modern geometry with a very long reach and a super slack head angle. The weight of the frame is approximately 2.4kg which is light by any standards, but at the same time it’s strong enough to hold up to a lot of abuse. All the know-how that we have managed to acquire over the years of building steel dirt-jumpers has been funneled into this frame.”

We’re working on the full review of the NS Eccentric Cromo right now. Keep posted for more updates.

Andi Sykes

Singletrack Editorial Staff

Andi is a gadget guru and mountain biker who has lived and ridden bikes in China and Spain before settling down in the Peak District to become Singletrack's social media expert. He is definitely more big travel fun than XC sufferer but his bike collection does include some rare hardtails - He's a collector and curator as well as a rider. Theory and practice in perfect balance with his inner chi, or something. As well as living life based on what he last read in a fortune cookie Andi likes nothing better than riding big travel bikes.

Comments (2)

    Can’t wait to hear the final review on this, I have one on pre-order!

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