Clash Essential

New CLASH: The big (r)evolution!With its 27.5-inch wheels, long travel and completely revised geometry and kinematics, the CLASH cements its place as a do-everything bike. Bike park, enduro, chilled or more technical rides... It always steps up no matter what!For 2021, the CLASH changes significantly.The geometry has been reviewed in depth. Uphill riding position is enhanced thanks to an elongated top tube and a straighter seat tube angle. Downhill, the longer reach will bring stability when things speed up, whilst the short stem will ensure a manoeuvrable and playful bike through slower sections. Even if it's definitely intended for riders of all shapes and sizes (from S to XL), with 27-inch wheels the CLASH is a particularly strong option for smaller people.Thanks to its new kinematics, the CLASH feels even more at home on the steepest freeride slopes. The icing on the cake, like its big brother the FURIOUS, the CLASH features a kinematic adjustment. This setting gives priority to either sensitivity (Sensitive) or dynamism (Dynamic). No need to make many concessions. The Sensitive mode is intended for DH/Freeride days when you need that comfort and grip. Dynamic mode is ideal for smoother tracks or jump sessions with friends for example, when you're looking for energy and flow.Though the CLASH doesn't change aesthetically, we've delivered a whole new frame; its behaviour and level of performance takes a huge step forward. Not surprising for a CLASH after all!About the CLASH ESSENTIALThis CLASH has it all. Its 'Heritage Green' paint job is already the favourite of many of our riders such as Andreu LACONDEGUY, Kyle STRAIT and Brendan HOWEY!FOX and SHIMANO are in control of this CLASH ESSENTIAL. FOX takes charge of the suspension with its new enduro fork, the 38 Performance Grip with 180mm travel. As its name suggests, it has 38mm diameter tubes for more precision when things get serious. The rear shock is the FOX Float DPX2 Performance which ensures grip and dynamism. A nod to its modernity, this ESSENTIAL also has the new SHIMANO SLX 12-speed gears and 4-piston SLX brakes with 203mm discs. Finally, DT SWISS E532 rims will take you everywhere thanks to their reliability.

Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    2021 CLASH, 170 mm travel, 27.5'', Alloy 6069, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. Enduro bearings
  • Fork
    FOX 38 Performance, 180 mm travel, 27.5", Fit Grip damper, 3 positions, rebound, Boost (15 x 110 mm), 37 mm offset
  • Rear Shock
    FOX Float X2 Performance, 230 x 65 mm, LSC, LSR, 2-position adjustment
Drivetrain
  • Rear Derailleur
    SHIMANO SLX, 12 sp
  • Shifter
    SHIMANO SLX
  • Crank
    SHIMANO SLX, 170 mm crank arms, Boost, Chainring: SHIMANO SLX, 34t, Dynamic Chain Engagement + Technology
  • Bottom Bracket
    SHIMANO BB71-41A, Pressfit
  • Cassette
    SHIMANO SLX
  • Chain
    SHIMANO SLX
Components
  • Brakes
    SHIMANO SLX, 4 pistons, I-Spec EV compatible
  • Rotors
    SHIMANO RT-MT800 203 mm, Centerlock, Ice Technology Freeza
  • Seatpost
    KS Rage-I, 34.9 mm, travel: 125 mm on S, 150 mm on M, 170 mm on L, 190 mm on XL, SouthPaw alloy remote
  • Saddle
    WTB Silverado, Narrow shape, Cr-Mo rails
  • Handlebar
    RIDE ALPHA R27, 31.8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 7050
  • Stem
    RIDE ALPHA Freeride 40, 40 mm extension, 31.8 mm
  • Grips
    Yes
  • Headset
    ACROS ZS44/ZS56, Alloy cups, sealed bearings
Wheels
  • Wheels
    DT SWISS E532, 27.5'', 32h, 30 mm inner width
  • Wheel Size
    27.5"
  • Hubs
    Rear: FORMULA MSC-148A - Front: FORMULA CL-811, Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings
  • Tires
    Rear: MAXXIS Dissector - Front: MAXXIS Assegai, Rear: 27.5"x2.4" WT, 3C, EXO+, Tubeless Ready - Front: 27.5"x2.5" WT, 3C, EXO+, Tubeless Ready
More Info
Mountain bike pricing and specifications are ever changing. This info was last updated August 16, 2021.
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