DH races, being the mountain biking’s equivalent of Formula 1, always pose serious challenges both to the rider as well as the designer. Although it’s unclear whether course designs changed to accommodate 29”- wheeled bikes, or their relentlessly increasing difficulty naturally suits the larger wheels, one thing is for certain – the rider needs an entirely different steed to what was once enough.
The new Darkmatter is built for winning. It’s long and the centre of gravity is low, which assures stability at speed, without sacrificing the responsiveness in the corners. A fully reworked Noster Kinetics suspension platform ensures maximum suspension efficiency by employing all of the benefits of the high pivot layout.
The bike performs at its best during acceleration as well as braking, and will glide through the largest obstacles with ease. The challenges, however, don’t stop at the highest level of racing. Riding in the bike park will also allow you to explore the incredible capability of the new Darkmatter by opening up a whole new world of extreme lines you’d never think were possible.
We took apart the original 27.5” Darkmatter, kept what’s best and worked around it to make it even better, and now we’re proud to present the entirely new Darkmatter 29! Our new model is a work of the highest engineering craft, dressed up in unique design.
Apart from the stunning looks, it has everything a racing platform of the future should have: high pivot suspension design with an idler pulley, super low centre of gravity, highest quality materials usually reserved for aerospace and motorsport applications, low weight and superb durability.
The new Darkmatter is aimed at the most demanding DH rider. Two included linkages allow the platform to be quickly transformed into mullet mode (accommodating a 27.5” rear wheel), which pens up an enormous number of possible setups, ensuring a perfect fit for every rider.
The 29” version features a classic balanced geometry, while the mullet has a shorter chainstay and of course a smaller rear wheel, which can be a big advantage on technical courses. Both of these configurations are based on Golden Ratio geometry, with a slightly shorter front center and longer rear end, which sets up the rider dead center between the wheels, working wonders for stability.
TheNosterKinetics system is suited for downhill bikes only, based around a split pivot system with a high pivot design andsynergicalfeatures:
uncompromised and precisely chosen suspension characteristics utilising an idler pulley
high pivot setup for an optimal rearward wheel path, which additionally brings an improvement in small bump compliance
inspired by motocross bikes, the leverage ratio features an additional super progressive ramp up beyond the usual progressive characteristics, which works perfectly on fast and demanding downhill trails. The added ramp up makes the suspension feel bottomless and feels like hovering over the ground
high anti squat throughout the cassette helps to put the power down for high efficiency sprinting
high anti rise throughout the travel helps to additionally stabilise the bike during braking in steep terrain
specifically tailored amount of pedal kickback for high stability over bumps, while retaining a lively suspension feel.
rear shock does not rotate during travel, which results in additional sensitivity and less stress on bushings and bearings, prolonging their life
innovative positioning of the shock results in a favourable stress pattern through the frame, and works to reduce stress to the down tube
designed with coil shocks in mind, however still fully compatible with air shocks as well
above average stiffness and durability of the frame thanks to a specially shaped swingarm and optimised carbon layup for the extreme purpose
low centre of gravity owing to an exceptionally low placement of the shock achieved by positioning the lower linkage on the bottom bracket
Seat Tube Length
Top Tube Length Horizontal
Head Tube Length
Seat Tube Angle Horizontal
Head Tube Angle
Spread Angle (measured from horizon)
BB Height (for 752 mm front wheel diamater)
WHEELS:29” with Mullet option
TRAVEL:29”: 190 mm and Mullet: 200 mm
Recommended fork: 29” 200-203 mm Single crown fork compatible
Recommended fork offset: 46/48 mm (the shortest avaliable)
Tire clearance: 2,6”
REAR SHOCK: 250x75mm
SEATPOST SIZE: 30,9mm
REAR HUB: boost 12×148 mm
BB: BB107threaded or pressfit option
ISCG 05 Mount
CHAIN LINE57,2 mm (compatible with SRAM and Shimano cranksets)
"Race bred". It's not just a slogan printed on the SB150 top tube. Racing is the sole reason we exist. We've been pinning on numbers and pinning the throttle since 1985. So when choices had to be made on the SB150, every single one was made in the name of unbridled speed. See also: unabashed, unapologetic. Some may say it's too slack, too low, too long, too different. And we say they can shop elsewhere. But for pilots who know how to push hard and reap reward, this bike quickly earns the title of top whip. The ultimate example of breeding a bike to beat the clock.
Switch Infinity patented suspension system.
High modulus carbon fibre main frame and swing arm.
Tapered integrated headtube (41mm/52mm).
Custom down tube protector and chain guards.
Clearance for standard sized water bottle inside mainframe.
Lab tested to more rigorous downhill standards.
64.5-degree head angle.
77-degree seat tube angle.
Coil shock compatible.
Internal cable routing.
Short fork offset design.
In frame water bottle mount.
ISCG 05 chain guide.
FOX FACTORY X2 230 X 60MM
Please note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The ARC is back. Conjuring up all the nostalgia, hoots and holler's from yesteryear. It's your instant-feedback steed for any trail. Show it your singletrack, pump track and your bike pack route too. It's got history to live up to and new history to make. And it's already impatient.
29er WHEELS / 130MM REAR / 140MM FRONT The Rascal lives up to its name- it is a sleek looking machine that is mischievously fast, nimble, and adept. Think capability and playfulness in both ascend and full send mode. Our vision for the Rascal was to deliver a confidence-inspiring and ultra-versatile mountain bike in all applications. The Canfield Balance Formula is the heart of every Revel bike, which maximizes the amount you pedal in the sweet spot. The Rascal is a fast and capable mountain bike in a sleek package that you can ride every day, regardless of terrain.
Geometry & Sizing
The Rascal has a few unique geometry features, and the second you hop on this bike you’ll feel that it wants to go fast, uphill and down. Long and not too low, slack but stable. The short stays and ability to run a 130mm fork for speedy, more aggressive pedalling stance or a 140mm fork for a more balanced and capable ride, the Rascal will constantly surprise you.
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