Without much of a fanfare, or even a Press Release, Bird Cycleworks has rolled out another hardtail option based around its Zero framesets.
The Bird Zero is an all alloy hardcore hardtail that follows the progressive geometry and sizing that makes Birds full-suspension bikes so eye-catching. The original Zero frame was designed around 27.5in wheels only, but now fans of 29er hardtail also get a Bird Zero of their own.
Listed on the Bird Cycleworks website now is the Zero Twenty Nine. 29er wheels are slotted on to a ‘premium’ 6061 T6 alloy frame with some rather nice number attached to it including space for up to 2.6in knobbly rubber.
The front end of this hardtail 29er is set up for either 42-44mm offset forks with between 130-140mm of travel and to ensure Bird retains its LLS (long, low, slack) credentials the head angle is a Robin Reliant stalling 63.9°.
4 frame sizes will be available from M – XL with an ML option slotted in too which is sure to prove popular with riders who constantly find themselves between sizes. Reach ranges from 436-507mm with wheelbase figures ranging from 1168-1251mm.
Bird has played around with chainstay lengths on the Zero Twenty Nine too with the smaller 2 size options running a 435mm backend while L and XL frames grow slightly to 440mm.
Other features included ISCG05 chain guide mounts, the ability to run Boost or Non-Boost wheels with the included adaptor, a set of bottle bosses, threaded BSA BB and external hose/cable routing.
At the time of writing Bird’s website is only listing the Zero Twenty Nine as a bike only, but we assume frame only options will be offered in the future too. Full bike builds range from just £1585 for an SRAM NX 11-speed bike with 130mm RockShox Revelation fork while the top of the range builds start from £2185 with Shimano’s brand-new 1×12 XTR groupset, and a few mix and match components from Sunrace and Truvativ to keep costs down.
We’re sure we going to see plenty of these on the trails in the coming months. Let us know what you think of the new Bird Zero Twenty Nine in the comments section below.