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    • Cortex / Large
    • Cortex / Large
    • Cortex / Large
    • Cortex / Large
    • Cortex / Large

    Cortex / Large

    Ex demo / short-travel 29er

    £1,324 £1,999

    This is an Ex Demo bike based at our store in Bristol. For more info please call our Metrocentre Sonder bike expert on Tel: 0191 603 0939.
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    Ex-display bike

    At a glance

    • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed groupset
    • RockShox Recon fork
    • Rockshox Deluxe Select+ shock
    • Sonder Nova 29" UK made wheelset

    Fast and agile, Cortex is a trail riding, down-country, all terrain mountain bike for seriously epic days out. It comes alive on long technical descents with 120 mm rear travel, big wheels and a stiff responsive frame.

    With bang up to date geometry, Cortex is confidence inspiring with a playful character. Stand up and mash on the pedals out of turns, manual sections of trail and pop off tree stumps, rocks and roots. Smash out short and loose technical climbs, flat out descents and tight techy singletrack sections. The harder you push the bigger you grin.

    Cortex frameset is hand-welded from 6061 double butted aluminium with a tapered ovalised top-tube and large section down-tube for a stiff chassis with just enough compliance to get you out of trouble. 66 head angle, 74.5 seat tube angle, 40 mm bottom bracket drop and a 465 mm reach (size large). Cortex’s dialed in geometry and 2.6" tyre clearance offers a comfortable and efficient climbing position for big miles and a stable, spirited platform for smashing up descents.

    **Lead image represents the bike for sale, please see store pics for the actual bike.

    Features

    Up to Date Trail Bike Geometry

    Trail bike Agility with Enduro bike stability, the Cortex has a confidence inspiring, stable and forgiving ride.

    Metric Shock Standard

    Designed around metric shock sizing standard, with lengthened shocks and shorter strokes that increase bushing overlap for more smooth, supple, sensitive and reactive suspension action.​

    Horst link suspension design

    The tried and tested Horst link suspension design allows the suspension to stay active when braking.​

    Tyre Clearance

    ​Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6in tyres.

    Internal Cable Routing

    ​Internal routing in the front triangle for clean lines.

    Geometry and Sizing

    Sizing

    It is important to get the right size bike, if the bike fits it will be faster, more comfortable, and easier to handle. You can also take into consideration the standover height to ensure you pick a bike that will be a good fit. If you measure your inside leg and ensure there is a minimum of an inch from the toptube to your crotch this will give you enough seatpost adjustment to find your optimum saddle height.

    Generally we recommend:
    Small: Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in (157-170cm)
    Medium: Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in (167-177cm)
    Large: Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in (175-187cm)
    X-Large: Riders of 6ft 2in + (187cm)

    Transmitter

    Size Small Medium Large X-Large
    ST - Seat tube 405 425 465 485
    TT - Top tube 575.6 597.3 625.6 649
    HT - Head tube 100 105 115 125
    HA - Head angle 66 66 66 66
    SA - Seat angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
    CS - Chainstay 445 445 445 445
    BB - BB drop 40 40 40 40
    FO - Fork offset 46 46 46 46
    WB - Wheelbase 1169.1 1191.2 1220.2 1244.3
    SO - Stand over 749.7 768.4 782.6 796.6
    RE - Reach 420 440 465 485
    SK - Stack 601.7 606.3 615.4 624.6
    Frame Spec

    Alloy 29er short travel full suspension trail bike 

    Weight: S: 2.73kg; M: 2.91kg; L: 3.05kg; XL: 3.11kg
    Hydroformed and custom butted alloy frame tubing
    Internal cable routing
    Rear Shock: Rockshox Deluxe Select+ 190 x 45mm
    Horst link suspension layout
    120mm rear travel; 130mm fork travel
    Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6" wide tyres
    73mm BSA threaded bracket shell
    148 x 12mm rear thru-axle
    31.6mm seat tube, 34.9mm clamp
    ZS44/28.6| ZS56/40 headset (frame and rear shock does not come with headset)