When they set out to design the Tonopah Pro's aluminium frame, our engineers wanted to increase efficiency, stability and riding comfort... all while reducing weight. That's why they chose a double butted tubeset and joined it at the seat tube and head tube junctions with our Smooth Welding technology. The intelligent way that the down tube joins to the tapered head tube makes it unusually stiff, improving steering precision. All this technology can be summed up in two simple words: cycling fun. Extra details like cable routing concealed inside the down tube just add to the bike's appeal and versatility.
The Tonopah Pro deserves a groupset with peerless reliability and performance. That's why we selected Shimano's new XT 3x10 touring components, which combine crisp gear shifting performance with solidly reliable stopping power and low overall weight. The 30 gears, combined with an XT Hollowtech II chainset, give a wide range of closely spaced gears suitable for tackling any kind of terrain. The hydraulic disc brakes are from the same stable and we've fitted a large diameter disc rotor at the front, for better cooling on long descents. The front end remains comfortable even on rough routes thanks to the Rock Shox Paragon Gold air suspension fork with handlebar-mounted lockout lever, while Smart Sam tyres grip hard and roll fast, whatever the terrain.