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Bitter present mullet-compatible Double Choc MTB at Bespoked

Bitter Bikes are because of launch their very first full suspension mountain bike, the newest prototype of which was proven on the 2022 Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Present at Lee Valley Velodrome, London. The 152mm linkage-driven single pivot is known as the Double Choc.

Final time we set eyes on it, the rear wheel journey was restricted to 143mm, however the bike has developed considerably since, now a extra versatile rig capable of settle for a 55mm stroke shock for 152mm journey (as proven), or a 50mm shock for 134mm. The linkage can be tweaked for mullet-compatibility and two completely different geometry settings. Designer, Christoph Süße, gave us an replace.

Bitter Double Choc Enduro Bike

sour double choc enduro bike bespoked 2022

The Bitter Double Choc will run a Enhance thru-axle on the dropouts, and there’s loads of tire clearance for a 29″ x 2.6″ (64mm Schwalbe Massive Betty)

  • Bike: Bitter Double Choc
  • Intention: Path or Enduro
  • Wheel Dimension: 29″, or Combined (29″ Entrance, 27.5″ Rear)
  • Fork Journey: 160mm or 140mm
  • Rear Wheel Journey: 152mm or 134mm
  • Body Materials: Metal
  • Body Sizes: S, M , L & XL
  • Worth: €2,000 for a body w/o shock

The brand new Bitter Double Choc is meant to run 152mm journey with a 160mm fork in its enduro configuration, or 134mm journey with a 140mm fork in its path configuration. That is achieved by altering the shock’s stroke size to restrict rear wheel journey, whereas utilizing the identical eye-to-eye size in order that the bike’s geometry stays unaffected. Notice the brief hyperlink that connects the swingarm to the rocker; this enables the 29er to be transformed to a mullet, by switching it out for a special aftermarket hyperlink.

sour double choc non drive side

Christoph tells us the Double Choc works properly with each air and coil shocks. There may be ample clearance for Ohlins and Fox shocks, however different shocks like Rockshox and DVO haven’t but been examined for fitment.

Whereas the Double Choc was initially deliberate as a whole 29er solely, Christoph advised us it was essential to him that Bitter was capable of provide a measurement small. To do this in a passable vogue, he knew it could be mandatory to permit to be used of a 27.5″ rear wheel.

sour double choc linkage driven single pivot two short link options change geometry allow mullet compatible

The choice brief hyperlink permits use of a 27.5″ rear wheel with out leading to a ridiculously low backside bracket that might in any other case be caused by the a lot decrease rear axle peak. After all, the mullet possibility can be accessible for the M, L and XL sizes, too. At checkout, the client will be capable of specify their most popular wheel measurement configuration for the bike to be shipped with the proper brief hyperlink, with the choice to buy the choice hyperlink aftermarket for €65 in the event that they really feel the necessity to change it up.

612 parts 4-piston brake caliper 4-piston mtb hydraulic disc braking system

The Bitter Double Choc was residence to 4-piston calipers and prototype brake levers from Swiss Model 612 Components

The Double Choc includes a CNC machined brake mount, two choices of which can be found. Once more, the client can determine whether or not they need the 7″ or 8″ brake mount for a 180mm or 203mm rotor, respectively, so that they don’t want to make use of an adapter.

sour double choc mtb frame assymmetric brace

The manufacturing body will see a special chainstay yoke with a shorter weld similar to that seen on the Bitter Massive Enjoyable hardtail

Although Bitter has moved all manufacturing from Taiwan to Saxony, close to their HQ in Dresden, they nonetheless fabricate their frames from Taiwanese metal. It’s because they’re nonetheless a comparatively low quantity producer, so sourcing metal from Taiwan offers them higher choices for custom-butted tubesets. Whereas the welding and brazing goes on in Saxony, the bending of the seat tube and downtube is outsourced to a two-man workshop subsequent door to Bitter’s Dresden HQ. 

Whereas a number of the pivots on the Double Choc proven at Bespoked had been residence to double-row bearings, Christoph feels this was overkill because the diameter is sufficiently giant sufficient to permit for respectable sturdiness. Thus, the manufacturing bike will function fewer bearings and be just a little lighter because of this. Christoph is aiming for a body weight of three.8kg (with out shock) for the scale giant.

Pricing & Availability

The Bitter Double Choc will retail at round €2,000 for the body with out the shock, and might be accessible to order come the second quarter of 2023.



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