FAQ
 

FAQ  Short

 

Why can’t you ship to the U.S. and Canada?

We can now.

 

Which shock option should I go for?

DPX2 is the one.

Float X2 for all the tweaking.

DHX2 for more small-bump-sensitivity and an orange spring.

 

What’s up with the weight?

It’s fine.

 

Why is the top tube made from two tubes?

Gear storage.

 

Can the Madonna be sent to the moon?

Rumor has it.

 

FAQ Extensive

 

Why can’t you ship to the U.S. and Canada?

We can now.

 

Which shock option should I go for?

We work closely with FOX and have custom tunes. We offer two air and one coil options.

 

Generally speaking, we see a big advantage in air shocks as they offer more and finer adjustability. It’s easier to change a little in air pressure than it is to change spring. Volume spacers in air shocks are also a very nice way to change the shock to the way you want it to feel. The coil shock offers small bump sensitivity that is second to none. But honestly, we get pretty close with the ball bearings on the shock pivots with air shocks as well.

 

DPX2: This is the shock we like most. It fits the character of the Madonna perfectly and is very straight forward in its setup. And it crams an immense amount of party into its deceptively small size. 

 

Float X2: The Float X2 offers more adjustability on the damping over the DPX2 and works with lower air pressure, which makes it recommendable for riders over 95-100 kg. 

 

DHX2: The coil shock offers small bump sensitivity like nothing else giving the tire all the traction. Compared to the air options, the DHX2 uses a bit more travel (based on the same sag as an air shock) and dynamically rides a bit deeper in the travel. It gives the bike a slightly slacker feel. 

 

What’s up with the weight?

It’s actually pretty light. 3.8 kg for a fully send-able frame with 160 mm of travel and 29-inch wheels. Consider over 500 grams of bearings and hardware being included that will serve you well in the long term. Also, we believe that the seated-position and the pedaling efficiency are more important to make it an efficient and comfy climber.  And down the hill it’ll make you go faster. It keeps the momentum going. Maybe one day we’ll shave a few grams here and there, maybe, but not at the expense of durability and functionality. 

 

Why is the top tube made from two tubes?

From the beginning of the development process we aimed to integrate essential gear into the bike. The top tube design allows a gear bag that can carry, for example, a tool and a CO2 head.