Bicycles, Mountain Bikes
Think you understand hardtails? They’re extremely harsh, stiff, unforgiving beasts that cut like razors and are usually very difficult to ride for longer than 60 moments.
Reconsider that thought.
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That description may be suited to almost every other carbon hardtail currently available. Not the Boo RSM 29er, a hill cycle that is engineered to-be ridden quickly for all hours at a time, in convenience and magnificence. It is a bike which meant to elevate your game, to help you get clearing obstacles that you no time before thought possible.
How is this possible? Two terms: dendrocalamus strictus. Our special species of bamboo, the stiffest in the world, is unique among all the frame materials. It’s perhaps not carbon, it is not Ti, it’s not Al, it is maybe not chromoly…and whilst it has specific comparable qualities in keeping with several of the products, the unique combination is the key sauce.
This key sauce is key ingredient with what we believe is the fastest stamina mountain bicycle worldwide. That’s right, big talk…but the Boo RS-M 29er delivers. Nick Frey, Boo creator and CEO, took 21st general in 2014 Leadville Trail 100 on their personal RS-M 29er—a stock Large, off-the-peg from Boo shop’s store room. With a period of 7:19:17, he had been one of simply a few non-professional folks to break the utmost effective 30.
At finish, one declaration really resonated: “The bike’s control is telepathic.” That’s no surprise—it’s engineered to-be many receptive maneuvering hardtail that can be ridden quickly, easily, as well as for many hours at a time. We at Boo couldn’t be more happy with the way the RS-M performs and amazes every single rider this is certainly fortunate to pedal one for just about any significant time period.
How does the Boo secret sauce experience? The very quick solution: stiff like carbon, supple like custom Ti, lively like handmade steel. It’s perhaps not a major accident that Boo’s bamboo feels as though this. A bamboo woodland must withstand typhoons and not break–it’s supple yet incredibly stiff. Our proprietary therapy process, often enduring over a year, guarantees our bamboo tubing have the right stability: maybe not also rigid, perhaps not also certified.
The RS-M additionally demonstrates another special characteristic of bamboo: the differential between bending and torsional stiffness. Our bamboo has incredible bending rigidity (called certain modulus), on par with carbon fiber…and its torsional tightness is obviously significantly less.
This means you will get a-frame that is extremely rigid whenever accelerating, due to the fact prominent aspect is lateral flexing stiffness associated with lower half the frame. It suggests you obtain a front-end that may be whipped rapidly side-to-side through harsh, rugged surface, dive bombing banked descents, and shredding off-camber switchbacks. The initial combination of horizontal tightness and forgiving front-end feel suggests you get an endurance hardtail that is merely unmatched in its capacity to be ridden at top speed for hours at a stretch.