FURIOUS ESSENTIAL GUN METAL 2021
The FURIOUS is a sleek bike with timeless lines. It can shake up times on the clock thanks to its energy and it's guaranteed to put a smile on the face of riders who love steep freeride lines, letting loose and just having big fun.
Designing a simple and efficient bike is not actually that simple.
The FURIOUS is a melting pot of technology which draws on our experience from the design and engineering of its predecessors.
To achieve this result, we worked at length on the kinematics, geometry and the construction of the frame itself.
On the construction side, the FURIOUS is made with a series of triple butted aluminium tubes (AL 6066), the shapes of which have been reworked to improve their mechanical characteristics. The weight of the frame is improved, and the longitudinal and transverse flex is more controlled.
For the kinematics, two 'anchor' positions are available for the rocker and they are easily changeable.
Two major benefits of this system are;
1) Being able to use a spring or air shock independently without having to make compromises.
2) The choice between a function that favours grip (sensitive) or that focuses more on energy (responsive). In other words, riding a bit more of a DH bike (sensitive) or more bike park/jumps (responsive).
The two kinematic curves are already more linear than those of its predecessor, for better contact with the ground (tyre/ground contact is more accurate/pronounced) and more comfort through the travel.
Therefore, it's now possible to run lower SAG without compromising comfort.
Reliability also remains one of our major interests.
The bearings are oversized, and the rocker is designed to minimise stress on the shock.
This ensures better functioning all-round and maximises reliability.
The rocker is connected to the seat stays by best integrating them to visually form a single piece.
Integration is a personality trait of the FURIOUS. Refined lines. Simplicity is key.
The shock support is embedded in the down tube.
The bike is 'cleaned' of all the elements which complicate the line of the frame.
As for the finishing touches, the cable passage holes are positioned as close as possible to the main pivot point in order to reduce the chances of displacement and wear.
New bushing inserts on the steerer make a perfect fit.
The chain stay protector (double density injected) is completely revised. The body is made of polypropylene for excellent coverage. The gum material is thick and is shaped to prevent distracting noises.
The FURIOUS now also has a bash guard on the underside of the down tube. No more worrying about paint chips or throwing it over a pickup pad.
The FURIOUS. DH in all forms, with no compromises.
About the FURIOUS ESSENTIAL
This FURIOUS has it all and in 'Gun Metal' it's one of our favourites in the office!
For this bike we opted for FOX suspension. The FOX 40 Performance Grip fork and Float X2 Performance shock are air-sprung for a wide range of adjustability and high performance. The SHIMANO Deore 4-piston brakes are fitted with 203mm rotors to ensure a clean feel and always aggressive braking. The SRAM GX DH 7-speed drivetrain is also ideal for gravity use. Finally, the reputation of the SPANK Spike Race 33 wheels is well established, particularly for riders looking for reliability.
FRAME2021 FURIOUS, 200 mm travel
27.5'', Alloy 6069, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. Enduro bearings
SHOCKFOX Float X2 Performance
250 x 75 mm, LSC, LSR
FORKFOX 40 Performance, 203 mm travel
27.5", Fit Grip damper, LSC, LSR, Float Evol, Boost (20 x 110 mm), 52 mm offset
HEADSETACROS ZS44 / ZS56
Alloy cups, sealed bearings
STEMRIDE ALPHA DH 40
40 mm extension, direct mount, 31.8 mm
BARRIDE ALPHA R27
31.8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 6061
BRAKESSHIMANO Deore, 4 pistons, I-Spec EV compatible
Rotor: SHIMANO SM-RT76 203 mm, 6-bolt
SHIFTERSSRAM GX DH
CHAIN GUIDEE13 TRS
REAR MECHSRAM GX DH
BOTTOM BRACKETSRAM DUB
CRANKSETTRUVATIV Descendant DH, 165 mm crank arms, DUB
Chainring: TRUVATIV Descendant DH X-Sync, 34t
CASSETTESRAM GX DH
7 sp, 11-25t
RIMSSPANK Spike Race 33
27.5'', 32h, 28 mm inner width, Tubeless Ready
HUBSRear: FORMULA DHG-150 - Front: FORMULA DHL-93
Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings
SPOKES / NIPPLESDT SWISS Competition
J-Bend, 2.0-1.8-2.0 mm, double butted, stainless, with Nylok, black
TYRESRear: MAXXIS Dissector - Front: MAXXIS Assegai
Rear: 27.5"x2.4"WT, DD casing, 3C, TR - Front: 27.5"x2.5"WT, DD casing, 3C, TR
SEATPOSTSDG Micro I-Beam
31.6 mm, 250 mm length
SADDLESDG Patriot I-Beam
WEIGHT15,9 KG / 35.05 LB
Average weight for S size, without pedals. Weight may differ slightly due to manufacturing tolerances.
ACCESSORIESDown tube protector, chainstay protector, seatstay protector, shuttle pad, fork bumpers
BICYCLE TYPEDescente / Freeride
FRAME MATERIALAl 6069T6
FRAME WEIGHT4,1 kg / 9.03 lb
REAR TRAVEL200 mm
SHOCK LENGTH / STROKE250 mm / 75 mm
PIGGY BACK SHOCK COMPATIBLEYes
SHOCK BUSHINGS20 x 8 mm / 30 x 10 mm
RECOMMENDED / MAX. FORK HEIGHT581mm / 595 mm
HEADSET DIMENSIONTAPERED 1-1/8" / 1-1/2"
MAXIMUM TYRE DIMENSION (ETRTO)65 mm
DISC BRAKE STANDARD Postmount 200 mm
REAR ROTOR MAX. SIZE203 mm
SEATPOST / SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER31,6 mm / 34,9 mm
BOTTOM BRACKET TYPEPress Fit BB 107
FRONT DERAILLEUR TYPENo
REAR HUB COMPATIBILITY150 x 12 mm