A frame only gets our High Performance Aluminium (HPA) tag if it incorporates all the latest technologies. Complex hydroformed, triple butted tubes mean we can achieve an optimum weight/stiffness ratio. Standout technical details include the tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket shell and AHX dropouts for the X12 quick release axle. Internal cable routing contributes to the Stereo 140 HPA Race’s clean looks. As for perfect handling, that’s all down to Agile Trail Geometry – which guarantees a lively but stable feel in any trail riding situation. The short seat tube and low top tube combine to provide extra clearance for better manouevrability and maximum performance out on the trail.
A bike that’s designed to be ridden hard needs hard-hitting components. That’s why we’ve specced the superlight Fox 34 Float fork and Fox DPS rear shock for the Stereo Race. No matter how rough the trail becomes, you’ll always be in complete control. Shimano’s XT 2×11 transmission – with the flawless shifting you’d expect and a wide gear range connected with flawlessly smooth shifts – helps devour climbs, while powerful XT brakes chew up the descents that follow. Standard spec includes an RFR dropper post and Race Face 35 cockpit setup with an incredible stiffness/weight ratio – both clear indications that the HPA Race will take on any challenge you care to throw at it.