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The Rubicon SX

Description
Like the Rubicon Comp, only more so. This version features beefed-up frame walls with extra unidirectional graphite in our proprietary toughened epoxy matrix. Which, when combined with 4.75" of rear travel provided by the standard single air/oil shock - or a whopping 8"+ with the optional dual-shock setup - makes the Rubicon SX perfect for Enduro-class events...not to mention multi-terrain, multi-purpose, go-anywhere, do-anything bashing.
NOTE: RUBICON SX SIZE AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED.

How Compound Suspension works:
Conventional rear suspensions allow the rider to change shock response only about 10% by shifting weight forward or aft. But the Rubicon's articulated top tube is directly linked to the suspension interface, so changes in rider weight distribution input directly to the shock. Fully seated, Rubicon delivers an extra-plush 4:1 spring rate; moving weight off the saddle gradually stiffens the shock to a 3:1 ratio. Bottom line: our Compound Suspension delivers a whopping 25% net shock response change, or 2.5 times the tunability of conventional designs.

 

Geometry

Seat Tube 17" 19"
Standover 28.9 29.5
Top Tube 23.0 23.25
Head Angle 70.5 70.5
Seat Angle 73.25 73.0
B/B Height 12.4" 12.5"
Chainstay 16.75 16.75
Fork Rake 1.64 1.64
Trail 2.9 2.9
Front Center 25.3 25.7
Wheelbase 42.0 42.4
Brake Mount Disc or Linear-Pull
Bottom Bracket 68mm, English Threaded
Seat Post Diameter 27.2mm
Front Derailleur 1-1/8" Bottom Pull, Top or Bottom Swing or E-Style
Fork 1-1/8", threadless


Components

Shimano XT Avid Brakes / Fox Vanilla Fork
*Available through Authorized Kestrel Dealers.

 


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