Type X: Extra light, Extra Fast.
The Type X 29er is the hardtail you've always wanted. For starters, it's fast, which is what you would expect with a carbon 29er, but it's especially so. Just look at the down tube where it meets the bottom bracket shell and you will see why all of your power is translated directly into the pedals. It's shaped and oversized so that your energy is delivering forward momentum. But, the Type X 29 is also lightweight. At 1000 grams, it's one of the lightest carbon 29ers on the market.
After one ride on the Type X 29 carbon hardtail, you will wondering how you ever rode a 26 inch hardtail.
It's a monumental leap in speed, stability and overall ride performance.
Available March 2012.
- High content high modulus carbon fiber
- Designed for use with 80 or 100mm travel fork
- 1000 gram frame weight
- Tapered head tube for tapered steerers and headsets
- Frame standard with FSA headset
- Dual water bottle mounts on all sizes
- Available in black only
- Available in small, medium, large and extra large
Over two years in development, the Type X 29 is the ultimate combination of performance and lightweight.
At 1000 grams, it's one of the lightest carbon hardtails on the market, at the same time delivering an amazing amount of lateral stiffness so you know those pedal strokes are guaranteed to provide the maximum forward momentum.
The advantage of carbon versus other materials is that you can provide a high level of lateral stiffness, extreme lightweight, and excellent vertical compliance. The lateral stiffness both provides that BB stiffness and pedalling stiffness, but in the case of the front and rear triangle, translates into rider control when steering.
But, this is all for naught if that same stiffness bounces you around over bumpy terrain. That's where the vertical compliance is. The Type X maintains a high degree of side-to-side stiffness, while doing an excellent job of damping vertical vibrations and taking the edge off rough terrain. This helps to lessen rider fatigue of course, but it also provides more comfort during the process.
|Type X 29 1||Type X 29 2|
|FRAME||2012 Type X 29 Carbon hardtail, 2.2 lbs, 1000 grams|
|COMPLETE||22 lbs / 9.9 kg||23.5 lbs / 10.6 kg|
|HEADTUBE||Tapered, Internal Top, External Bottom. Top ID 44mm, Bottom ID 50mm,Frame standard with FSA headset for tapered steerer|
|FORK||Fox 32 FLOAT29 100, RL, FIT, 15QR||FOX 32 FLOAT29 100, RL 15QR|
|R/DERAILLEUR||SRAM XX 10 Speed||SRAM XO 10-Speed|
|F/DERAILLEUR||SRAM XX 2-Speed 34.9||SRAM XO 2-Speed 34.9|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM XX 20-Speed Shifter||SRAM X0 20-Speed Shifter|
|BRAKES||Avid Elixir XX Front/Rear 160PM||Avid Elixir XO Front/Rear 160PM|
|CRANK||SRAM XX 39/26, 175mm||SRAM XO 39/26, 175mm|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XX 10 Speed||SRAM XO 10-Speed|
|CHAIN||SRAM XX 10 Speed||SRAM XO 10-Speed|
|WHEELS||Crank Bros Cobalt 2 29er Front 100x15mm/Rear 135x10mm||Stans ZTR Crest Rim 29" 32 Hole, DT Swiss Competition Spokes, DT Swiss 350 Hub FW IS 15mm /RW 135 10mm|
|TIRES||Specialized Fast Trak Control 2BR 29X2.0||Specialized OE Fast Trak Control 2BR 29X2.0|
|HANDLEBAR||Crank Bros Cobalt 11 Flat 680 Carbon||Crank Bros Cobalt 1 680m|
|STEM||Crank Bros Iodine 2 90 31.8||Crank Bros Iodine 1 90 31.8|
|SEATPOST||Crank Bros Cobalt 2 30.9 350||Crank Bros Cobalt 1 30.9 350|
|SADDLE||Fizik Tundra 2 Manganese||Fizik Tundra 2 Manganese|
|Fork Travel||80mm (3.1")||80mm (3.1")||80mm (3.1")||80mm (3.1")|
|Head Tube Angle||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Head Tube Length||90mm (3.54")||90mm (3.54")||100mm (3.9")||120mm (4.7")|
|Seat Tube Length||400mm (15.7")||432mm (17")||483mm (19")||508mm (20")|
|Effective Top Tube Length||580mm (22.83")||600mm (23.62")||622mm (24.48")||640mm (25.19")|
|Wheelbase||1064.4mm (41.9")||1084.4mm (42.69")||1106.6mm (43.5")||1125.1mm (44.29")|
|Chainstay Length||443mm (17.44")||443mm (17.44")||443mm (17.44")||443mm (17.44")|
|BB Height||314.5mm (12.38")||314.5mm (12.38")||314.5mm (12.38")||314.5mm (12.38")|
|Standover Height||58.8mm (29.87")||756.2mm (29.77")||761.1mm (29.96")||773.6mm (30.46")|
|Small||5'0" to 5'4||1.54m to 1.65m|
|Medium||5'4' to 5'8"||1.65m to 1.77m|
|Large||5'8" to 6'0"||1.77m to 1.82m|
|XL||6'0 to 6'6"||1.82m to 2m|
Setup Guide - Suspension Setup
One of the best ways you can maximize the performance of your bicycle is by ensuring correct rear shock sag. To set sag, sit on the bike in a normal riding position near a wall to steady yourself. Without bouncing on the saddle or pedals, distribute your weight on the saddle and pedals in a normal riding position while holding the handlebars. Have a friend measure the distance between the front and back shock mounts.
Automatic/Carbide XC: This measurement should be between 153 and 155mm for the Carbide and 173 and 175 for the Automatic. This measurement means that approximately 25% to 30% of the total shock travel is used as sag. This is appropriate for cross country riding.
Recommended Sag Applications
Cross Country (Automatic/Carbide XC) 25-30% Sag
Spring Adjustment-Air Shocks
To install air pressure in the main air spring, remove the air cap from the Schrader valve located above the large air spring canister. Attach the pump to the Schrader valve. The hiss you hear when unscrewing the pump is only the air left in the pump itself and not from the shock. This does not affect your pressure setting in the shock. Likewise, when you install the pump, the shock will fill the pump and reduces the registered pressure previously installed in the shock. This usually is a 10-15 psi difference between what was in the shock and what the pump is reading. This is all normal procedure when adjusting the air spring pressure. After removing the pump, be sure to reinstall the Schrader valve cap.
Preload Adjustment - Coil Shocks
Coil spring preload adjustments are done with the spring preload adjustment ring. Adjust the spring preload adjuster up or down to achieve the desired amount of sag. Never exceed 8 mm/.325" of preload on the coil spring. Always make sure that you have a minimum of 1 mm of preload on the spring. If you reach the maximum spring preload (8 mm) and the sag is too much, you'll need to go to the next higher spring rate. If you reach the minimum amount of spring preload (1 mm) and there is not enough sag, you'll need to go to the next lightest spring rate.
Rebound Damping Adjustment
The rebound damping controls the return rate of the shock after it has been compressed to absorb a bump. Rebound damping can be adjusted for different spring rates, terrain, and rider preferences. Rebound on shocks can be adjusted by the red knob on Fox shock and the blue knob on Manitou shocks, which is located on the shaft eyelet mount on coil shocks and the air canister eyelet mount on air shocks. As a general rule, rebound that is adjusted too fast will exhibit a springy ride that has excessive pedaling movement and kick up the rear end on multiple bumps and big hits. Rebound that is adjusted too slow will exhibit a packing of the rear wheel that is identified by a low ride height, stiff feeling on multiple bumps and the rear wheel drifting to one side on stutter (braking) bumps. A good rebound starting point is to set the shock to achieve a return movement that is just short of "snapping back".