Mondraker bikes are known for progressive, cutting edge geometry, with long front centers and slack front ends that bring the DH feel to the trail. Coming soon to a bike shop near you in the US, like many riders we’re super intrigued and looking forward to throwing a leg over one to see how it handles our local trails.
Their enduro/AM hardtail the Vantage RR, especially caught my eye. The simplified diamond shape of the frame makes the split top tube gusset stand out with a unique look that brings memories of my first “nice” hardtail. (a Cannondale Delta v)
Although designed around 27.5 wheels, its short 425mm rear end fits good size rubber and can also accommodate a 29″ wheel with up to a 2.2″ tire in the rear.
Check it out at Mondraker.com