Ready to race beast! Light, stiff and durable. What more could you want? Thunderbird frames were invented, designed, and tested by our R&D leader – Jan Kiliński, and then proven to be the race-winning machines by our Enduro Team riders. The frames were tested by our riders in the toughest conditions, with huge drops, rock gardens, and long jumps. For those who love speed and control, the Dartmoor Thunderbird carbon bike is a perfect choice. Pro version spec with Fox Performance Elite series suspension, and complete Shimano SLX groupset with 4-piston brakes. Rolling on Thunder Expert wheels with straight pull spokes and Reel Expert hubs.
170/160mm front/rear suspension travel
Dartmoor Thunderbird carbon fiber frame with 160mm travel, Boost rear end, and SRAM UDH hanger.
Fox 38 Performance Elite fork with GRIP 2 damper
Fox Float X2 Performance Elite shock
Powerful Shimano SLX M7120 brakes with 4-piston caliper and Shimano 203mm rotor on the front, and 180mm at the rear
High-end enduro wheelsets with Dartmoor Thunder aluminum rims and Reel Expert straight-pull hubs
Tubeless-ready Vittoria Mazza 29x2.6 tires with Graphene 2.0
Oversized 35mm cockpit with 800mm wide Lightning Low handlebar and short Beetle stem
THUNDERBIRD CF- GENERAL INFO
Mountain biking is all about your limits. The more difficult trails you ride the bigger fun you may have if shred it with a well-designed frame! Thunderbird CF is an all-new carbon enduro frame, dedicated to the difficult terrain and riding conditions. With perfect lateral stiffness, it is a great 29-er enduro machine with aggressive geometry and 160mm of progressive frame travel. Thunderbird CF will work great with the modern heavy-duty forks with 160-170mm travel. Despite the big wheels, the new Thunderbird CF has the Dartmoor DNA and it will not let you down on big jumps, drops, or even in bike parks. For keeping the frame trouble-free, all pivot points are working on the stiff axles mounted on the sealed Max-type bearings. The progressive suspension design of the Thunderbird CF is perfect for both types of shocks: spring shocks and large volume air shocks. The construction reduces also the negative impact of braking on the suspension operation. The Front triangle and seat stays are made of high-quality carbon fiber with increased wall thickness for better stiffness. The massive rocker is made of one piece of forged aluminum. To ensure the proper strength and durability the whole chainstay and the inserts in the points that are the most exposed to overload in carbon material are made of aluminum as well.
Before we decided to launch the Thunderbird CF frame for mass production, it not only passed a series of tests on a load machine, where the overloads were much greater than required by the standards but it was also strictly tested on the toughest trails of many European enduro races by our team riders: Marcin Motyka – a legend of the Polish bicycle scene and Olaf Odziomek – a young gun on the Polish enduro scene. Another period of testing was including uncompromised shredding in the Austrian, Czech and Polish bike parks, where our R&D Jan Kiliński was testing the strength of the frame on high drops and long jumps.
The Thunderbird CF is available either without a shock or with the high-end Fox X2 Factory air shock with high-speed/low-speed compression and high-speed/low-speed rebound adjustments, with 2-pos. Open/Firm lever, coated with a Genuine Kashima coat. Thunderbird CF frame is equipped with SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH). With this frame, you can #ShredLikeThunder!
matt Space Blue, Carbon Fiber+AL 6061-T6, travel 160mm