4-Bar Dual-Link


Complete Bike

XRD Aero Bars Main

Our Tephra 5.5x bike shares the same frame
as our 5.5 bike with a different list of components.

Features:

Tephra 5.5x available in colors:

 

 

 

 

 


Component Spec

Frame & Suspension
Frame
  M6/6061 Alloy - 140mm / 5.5” Travel
Sizes
  16, 18, 20“
Fork
  Fox Talas RL 140mm / 5.5” Travel
Rear Shock
  Fox Float RP23
Drivetrain
Shifters
  Shimano XT Rapidfire
Brakeset
  Avid Elixir R - 185 front / 160 rear
F. Derailleur
  Shimano XT
R. Derailleur
  Shimano XTR Shadow
Crankset
  Truvativ Stylo OCT 3.3 22/32/44
Cassette
  Shimano XT, 11-34T 9-Speed
Chain
  Shimano
Components
Saddle
  RAVX Speed X Cro-mo
Seatpost
  RAVX XRD Alloy
Handlebar
  RAVX Highlander Carbon
Grips
  RAVX Density X Lock
Stem
  RAVX Pace Carbon
Headset
  Cane Creek Compatible Integrated
Wheelset
Wheels
  Mavic CROSSTRAIL Disc
Tires
  Kenda Nevegal 26x2.1

Geometry (cm / in)
Size
Frame Size
16"
18"
20"
A
Head Angle
69°
69°
69°
B
Seat Angle
72°
72°
72°
C
Head Tube
12.0cm / 4.7in
13.0cm / 5.1in
14.0cm / 5.5in
D
Effective Top Tube
54.4cm / 21.4in
60.2cm / 23.7in
60.3cm / 23.8in
E
Chain Stay
43.9cm / 17.3in
43.9cm / 17.3in
43.9cm / 17.3in
F
Bottom Bracket
33.0cm / 13.0in
33.0cm / 13.0in
33.0cm / 13.0in
G
Offset
4.0cm / 1.6in
4.0cm / 1.6in
4.0cm / 1.6in
H
Wheel Base
106.5cm / 41.9in
111.8cm / 44.0in
114.4cm / 45.0in
Stand Over
72.1cm / 28.4in
75.4cm / 29.7in
78.6cm / 30.9in

 

What is it?
The Instant Center is where the linkage vectors intersect. It’s an influencing factor in pedal bob and braking characteristics. The Optimized Instant Center system is designed to provide an optimal migration of the Instant Center through the range of travel.

What's different about it?

Optimized Instant Center avoids all current patents by using an anti-squat curve that is different from those covered by other patents.

How does it work?
The Instant Center is designed to move from a point near the height of the middle chain ring, to a point near the bottom bracket - this produces good pedaling performance close to the sag point, while eliminating the influence of braking on the suspension performance. The shock rate of this system is tuned to be slightly progressive (rising rate). This allows shocks to be easily tuned and used in a variety of riding situations. The linkage system is designed to produce a travel path that gives the bike a neutral ride quality - the suspension will not compress or extend under pedaling loads. Pedal feedback is also kept to a minimum.

What does all this mean for you as a rider?

A high quality, efficient performing bike for trail riders!