The social media teasers kicked off sometime this week, and now the news is official! Here’s the 2020 Calibre Bossnut, a completely new beast!
Believe it or not, but the first Calibre Bossnut was launched back in 2015 and since then the budget bouncer has created quite a fanbase for itself. For the launch of the 2020 Bossnut, Calibre invited the Calibre Bossnut Riders Club to Leeds Urban Bike park to see the completely revamped bike for themselves.
The links at the beginning of this article will take you to our first look and first ride impressions of the new Bossnut, but here’s a quick rundown of changes have made to the all-new bike.
First up is an all-new frame with revised geometry and a new look and paint job. The 2020 Bossnut also boasts a custom-tuned RockShox shock and fork, a new 12-speed SX Eagle drivetrain, Level T brakes, and tough WTB wheels and tyres. It’s a huge update over the previous model.
The 2020 Bossnut will come in 4 sizes and will be available in both a men’s and women’s version, which are in fact the same bikes only in different colour options. Even with all these updates the new bike still costs just £1100 with a GoOutdoors discount card.
2020 Calibre Bossnut launch video
2020 Calibre Bossnut Press Release Follows
Since 2015 the Calibre Bossnut has been the benchmark to which all other entry-level full-suspension bikes have been measured. Driven by the idea that good geometry shouldn’t come at a cost, Calibre head designer, Mike Sanderson, set about designing a bike that would provide people new to the sport with the perfect platform to get them as stoked on riding bikes as he was. Too many lower-end bikes are let down by long stems, narrow bars, steep head angles and tiny reaches, the Bossnut gave riders an option for something truly capable without having to break the bank. 130mm travel front and rear, appropriate finishing kit and tyres which don’t need immediately replacing if you want any grip: the complete package.
With each successive year we refined the frame, adding internal dropper post routing and tweaking the geometry based on feedback from magazines and testers to keep the Bossnut firmly on top in all the group tests. But times have changed. Introducing the all-new Bossnut. New frame, with hydroformed tubing and bolt through rear end. New spec; SRAM SX Eagle 12 Speed and RockShox Recon RL fork. And new geometry, firmly putting the Bossnut back on the map as one of the most capable entry-level bikes out there. Our young pinner, Kenzie Nevard, recently rode this same frame to 3rd place at this years British National Downhill Championships, showing just how much abuse this thing will take. It’s as at home cruising flow trails in Morzine as it is on your local trail centre loop.
In order to celebrate the release of the new bike, we headed to Leeds Urban Bike Park to meet up with some of the guys and gals from the Calibre Bossnut Riders Group, an independent Facebook group set up by Calibre riders, to shoot a video showing off the best of Bossnut. It was a privilege to put some faces to names and get to know the riders who make Calibre the brand it is.
Available now for £1100 *with your GO Outdoors Discount Card.