The Signal is for flat out speed.
It pedals like an XC bike, descends like an enduro bike, and captures the rawness of riding a hardtail on fast, flowy singletrack. Stand up, sprint, and ride it hard on the groomed trails at Llandegla and Glentress or take it to big mountains and let loose.
That low BB and long wheelbase gives a planted and stable feel through the corners and when tackling high speed descents. The low stack height leaves you with less of that ‘tall’ 29er feeling – you’ll feel like you’re 'in' the bike, not on the bike.
Big wheels roll faster. The 29" wheels can be paired with 2.2 to 2.6in tyres with clearance for winter conditions.
The Signal Steel rides beautifully – it’s got that distinctive steel feel to take the edge off the biggest hits while keeping stiffness where it counts so you can accelerate out of corners and track accurately through rocks and roots.
I find NX Eagle to be the sweet spot between performance and price. You're getting a lot of the benefits of GX Eagle mixed with some of the value of SX. It's a real Goldilocks groupset.
Then, chuck in the excellent Pike forks, which give you great control over the rough stuff, a dropper seatpost, to help you fly down the trails, and our lightweight, performance Alpha 29" wheels, that spin up quick and roll smoothly, and you've got a build that'll ride beautifully.
SRAM Eagle drivetrains are designed, engineered and manufactured to work as complete drivetrain systems. Its 1x drivetrain is a solution that is built to be lightweight, strong and intuitive, with the gear range to ride on any terrain.
NX Eagle provides the same Eagle performance benefits as the rest of the Eagle family. Slotting in just under the higher priced GX, the main differences are extra weight and the 11-50 range is not as wide as the 10-50 offered with GX, but functionally NX is 12-speed and fully compatible with SRAMs Eagle groupset.
Neil has designed the Signal St to suit his aggressive riding style. A low bottom bracket makes it corner like its on rails, a spacious reach gives you room to move around on the bike, and the 66/74 head and seat angles give you the confidence to bomb the descents and while still being able to climb like a mountain goat.
Nothing feels quite so good as the famously springy and durable Steel. Signal St’s 4130 Chromoly, Hand Welded Steel tubing absorbs shock to soften the ride without any loss to feel or speed.
Bucketloads of clearance for 2.6” tyres gives you the benefits of higher volume tyres without getting clogged up in UK conditions.
|Frame:||Signal St Frame | Steel|
|Fork:||RockShox Pike Ultimate | 130mm (travel)|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C-40-ACB|
|Shifters:||SRAM NX Eagle Trigger | 1x | 12-speed|
|Brakes:||SRAM Guide T | Hydraulic | Direct mount|
|Rotors:||Avid Centreline | 180mm (front), 160mm (rear) | 6-bolt|
|Rear derailleur:||SRAM NX Eagle | Long cage | 12-speed|
|Chainset:||SRAM NX Eagle DUB | 170mm | 32t|
|Cassette:||SRAM PG1230 | 11-50t | 12-speed|
|Chain:||SRAM NX Eagle | 12-speed|
|Bottom bracket:||SRAM DUB | BSA | 73mm|
|Wheels:||Sonder Alpha 29" UK Made|
|Front tyre:||WTB Vigilante | Light High Grip | 29 x 2.5"|
|Rear tyre:||WTB Trail Boss | Tough Fast Rolling | 29 x 2.4"|
|Tubes:||WTB | 29 x 2.2-2.4"|
|Handlebars:||Sonder Aspect Riser | 78cm|
|Stem:||Sonder Piskie | 35mm|
|Seatpost:||X-Fusion Manic | 31.6mm | 150mm (drop)|
|Saddle:||Sonder Abode | 158mm | Black|
|Grips:||Sonder Clutch | Black|
|Frame:||S: 2.91kg; M: 3.0kg; L: 3.01kg; XL: 3.02kg|
|Pedals not included with full builds|
Steel 29er hardtail mountain bike
|Weight: S: 2.91kg; M: 3.0kg; L: 3.01kg; XL: 3.02kg|
|4130 Chromoly, Hand Welded Steel frame|
|148mm boost thru axle standard|
|Clearance for 2.6” tyres|
|Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40|
|73mm BB shell|
|External cable routing for brake and gear cables|
|Stealth dropper routing|
|31.6mm seatpost diameter, 34.9mm clamp|
|Optimised for 130mm travel suspension fork (42 or 51mm offset)|