When riding in the mountains it is especially important to have equipment that is suitable for your height, weight and body proportions. Learning to ride on a bike that is too big is not effective and doesn’t allow the youngs to fully enjoy their ride. What’s more, riding a bike which is not fitted well to the rider’s height can be dangerous as it is difficult to have a full control of the bike. The Junior series is built to suit the size of the younger riders who aspire to ride their bikes in the mountains.
Blackbird Jr is a bike built on 26” wheels designed for a wide range of gravity riding and dedicated for the young bikers measuring between 140cm and 160cm. The frame structure is based on the solutions taken from the Blackbird frame ensuring high stiffness and effectiveness of the 130mm travel suspension. The short front triangle, low bottom bracket and 710mm wide handlebar ensure a good riding position for the young bikers. The drivetrain with a wide range 11-40T cassette allows both, effective downhilling and comfortable uphilling.
Blackbirds - general info
A bicycle is a simple piece of equipment with huge potential and that’s why, while creating the Blackbird, we focused on simplicity and functionality. Without a doubt Enduro is a form of sport which demands maximum versatility from a bike – difficult and long uphilling, downhilling in the most difficult conditions, jumps and drops are the standard challenges that the equipment must face.
Based on our own and our riders’ experience we placed a stiff single-pivot construction at the bike’s heart. This simple solution makes it possible to create a modern bike that fulfills the demands of even the most demanding riders. The advanced swingarm cage, consisting of 12 welded elements and tubes, is very stiff and the carefully designed pivot position allows high pedalling efficiency (with the antisquad parameter at about 100% pedal-bob effect is eliminated). The swingarm is connected to the front triangle with a super stiff 17mm axle, mounted on 3 Max type bearings packed with waterproof Mobil grease. The design of the shock mount yoke means a full length seat tube can be used, enabling plenty of room for the new long travel dropper posts.