Trail mountain bikes
Trail bikes – the trail is the reward!
ALL-MOUNTAIN FUN FOR EVERYONE
Trail bikes are the fully suspended, universal geniuses among mountain bikes. They represent the essence of mountain biking, moving freely in nature, pure riding fun. They have a large spectrum of capabilities: They come with enough travel to master difficult downhill trails easily and are lightweight enough to climb fast as well. They offer thus a good combination of great riding qualities, which appeal to an extremely large group of mountain bikers. The development of the trail bike went hand in hand with the development of MTB sports. With the introduction of full-suspension bikes, the mountain bike was brought to a new level. Suddenly, a whole new world opened up, in which everything was possible. Trails that were supposed to be impossible before, now lost their threat.
Nowadays, highly developed rear stay systems read the ground seismographically, in order to allow for permanent ground contact and optimum control. Uphill, the systems are extremely drive-neutral and efficient, to make sure no power is lost. These bikes are actually little downhillers, disguised as tourers. Bikes that make almost everything feasible, with a huge range of use. At home in rough Alps terrain, on flowing upland trails or on your well-known home round. No matter, whether you decide for the GRANITE CHIEF or the ROOT MILLER the possibilities are endless. However, the two bikes are really quite different.
Whereas our ROOT MILLER with its 130 mm of travel and 29“ wheels rather pleases touring-oriented bikers, the GRANITE CHIEF with its 150 mm of travel and 27,5“ wheels offers even more agility and zippiness in its downhill performance. In the end, it is a matter of personal taste, which trail bike you like better. Both mountain bikes can be customised with our configurator. You can thus easily create your own bike, which brings you through the mountains safely and will share unforgettable experiences with you!
Here comes the adventure, here comes the GRANITE CHIEF 1! Equipped with 150 mm of travel, it offers enough reserves to also master rougher downhill sections and longer tours with ease. To push the bike’s performance into the right direction, we have paid attention to a good fork. The GRANITE CHIEF 1 thus comes with a Rock Shox Revelation RL with a 15 mm thru axle and 150 mm of travel. The Revelation offers a perfect balance between weight and torsional resistance, while being extremely sensitive, too. High-quality DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheels are another quality feature of the GRANITE CHIEF 1. Straight spokes ensure a perfect ratio between stability and weight, special SPLINE system hubs are the perfect match.
Our classic on the trail with convincing downhill performance and best touring features. To ensure perfect downhill performance, we have given the GRANITE CHIEF 2 a Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air with 15 mm thru axle. This fork hardly knows limits, is extremely rigid, with sensitive responding qualities yet also lightweight. It can be adjusted via external rebound and low-speed compression, which also offers lockout. At the rear stay, the new high-quality Rock Shox Deluxe RT3 rear shock does its job. The air rear shock is perfectly adjustable – thanks to externally adjustable rebound and a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock). The latter allows for individual adjustment to the prevailing terrain and your personal preferences. The bike’s components are luxurious, too, for example the high-quality Shimano XT rear derailleur. It has already become a legend and stands for top performance, low weight and high durability. “VERY GOOD“ is also the verdict of the “Mountainbike” magazine in issue 02/2016: “Solid all-around, with great components as well as riding comfort and high riding safety – the Granite Chief is a great choice for demanding Alps crossers. […]."
The GRANITE CHIEF 2 is a classic trail bike with convincing downhill performance and best touring characteristics. In order to ensure best downhill fun, we have equipped the bike with a Rock Shox Pike RC fork with a 15 mm thru axle. This fork hardly knows any limits: It is brutally stiff, sensitive and yet pleasantly lightweight. At the rear stay, too, an absolutely top suspension element is used: the Rock Shox Monarch RT3. The air rear shock is perfectly adjustable – thanks to externally adjustable rebound and a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock). The latter allows for an individual adjustment to the prevailing terrain and individual preferences. Regarding the components, the bike also has a lot to offer: Even the basic model is equipped with a rear derailleur of highest quality – it is called Shimano XT, has already become a legend and stands for top performance, a low weight and long durability. “VERY GOOD” is the verdict of the “Bike” magazine (02/2015) that writes: “High-quality touring bike with complete features, agile character and wide range of use.” The Dutch magazine “up/down” writes in August 2014: “The frame, the geometry, the assembly and the look of brushed aluminium – a beautiful package at a good price.”
It is equipped with carefully selected high-end components, nimble and fast uphill, relaxed when riding downhill: our GRANITE CHIEF 3. Of course, the chief should have an appropriate suspension system, which is why the GRANITE CHIEF 3 comes with a Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork and a Fox Float DPS Factory Elite rear shock. The fork is specced with technical highlights, the uppers are coated with the exclusive Kashima coating to reduce friction. Moreover, the fork features the new Dual-Piston System (DPS) that comes with three compression modes: OPEN, MEDIUM and FIRM. With that, the suspenion can be individually adapted to personal preferences or to the prevailing terrain. The rear shock of the GRANITE CHIEF 3 , too, comes with DPS technology, Kashima coating, three compression modes and offers best performance for the rear stay.
It is the chief on the trail – our GRANIT CHIEF 3. Equipped with carefully selected high-end components, this bike is nimble and fast uphill and relaxed downhill. A chief should have appropriate suspension elements which is why the GRANITE CHIEF 3 features a Fox 34 Talas FIT DPS suspension fork and a Fox Float DPS rear shock. The fork impresses with lots of technical highlights and its upper fork tubes are coating with the exclusive Kashima coating to reduce friction. In addition, the fork features the DPS technology, just like the rear shock of the GRANITE CHIEF 3: the Fox Float DPS. It also comes with a Kashima coating and offers best performance for the rear stay. The magazine “mountainbike rider UK” confirms in the October issue of 2014: “We love: Good-looking, good performing, great value trail bike…”.
The ROOT MILLER 1 is the perfect choice for rooty trails. In addition to 29-inch wheels, the bike offers reliable technology, high quality and a lot of cycling fun. It rolls through the terrain with superior ease, a Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air suspension fork makes wild trails less frightening. Equipped with a 15 mm thru axle, the fork offers high torsional stiffness and a moderate weight. The ROOT MILLER 1 relies in the SLX groupset by Shimano - a hot buy for bargain hunters. The group can keep up with the top groups XT and XTR with regards to technology and design and impresses with a very good value for money and high durability. A great groupset that promises many years of cycling fun. A real king is also on board: The monarch of the subsoil is called Mountain King II. It was developed by Continental and offers a width of 2,4 inches as well as outstanding riding qualities. The king of the mountains nimbly and safely hits the trail while perfectly combining traction and low rolling resistance.
The ROOT MILLER 2 is a real trail monster – thanks to a low weight and outstanding ride characteristics. In order to further improve its downhill performance, we have equipped the bike with a Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air with a 15 mm thru axle. Thus fork is extremely stiff, sensitive, incredibly responsive and yet very lightweight – in short: This fork hardly knows any limits! It offers various adjustment options and comes with external rebound and low-speed compress up to lockout. The drivetrain comes from Shimano. Rear derailleur, front derailleur, shifter, cassette and crankset all bear the XT label. Thanks to the Shadow technology, the XT rear derailleur is kept extremely slim, which significantly reduces the risk of an unwanted contact with rocks, roots or similar. A Magura MT5 brake made in Germany stops the bike. It has a 203 mm disc in front and a 180 mm one at the rear, offers great deceleration and very good stability.
The ROOT MILLER 2 is a real trail monster – thanks to a low weight and outstanding ride characteristics. In order to further improve its downhill performance, we have equipped the bike with a Rock Shox Pike RC with a 15 mm thru axle. Thus fork is extremely stiff, sensitive, incredibly responsive and yet very lightweight – in short: This fork hardly knows any limits! The drivetrain comes from Shimano. Rear derailleur, front derailleur, shifter, cassette and crankset all bear the XT label. Thanks to the Shadow technology, the XT rear derailleur is kept extremely slim, which significantly reduces the risk of an unwanted contact with rocks, roots or similar. A Magura MT6 brake made in Germany stops the bike. It has a 203 mm disc in front and a 180 mm one at the rear, offers great deceleration and very good stability.
Are you looking for the ultimate trail experience? Congratulations, you've found it! It is called ROOT MILLER 3, is lightweight, versatile, powerful and equipped with top-level parts. Special attention was paid to suspension performance. Two suspension elements of the top brand Fox have been used: a Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork at the front and a Fox Float DPS Factory Elite shock at the rear. Both components are refined with an elegant kashima coating, which not only offers a golden shine, but also a significantly lower breakaway torque, which results in increased sensitivity. The suspension elements also have something else in common: Fork and rear shock both come with the new DPS technology. Three compression modes hide behind this abbreviation. They allow for a perfect adaptation of the suspension system to the prevailing terrain and to personal preferences. In order to easily decelerate from high speed, we have equipped the bike with a SRAM Guide RSC disc brake with a 200 mm rotor on front and a 180 mm disc at the rear. It is robust and aggressive – downhill a class of its own.
All those who are looking for their ultimate trail experience should go for the ROOT MILLER 3. It is lightweight, versatile and powerful and comes with best high-end parts. A special focus has been placed on the suspension performance. The bike comes with two suspension elements by the top brand Fox: A Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork in the front and a matching Fox Float DPS rear shock. Both parts come with a high-quality Kashima coating that not only offers a golden gloss but also a lower breakaway torque, which results in increased sensitivity. A SRAM Guide RSC disc brake will help to decrease the speed. It comes with a 200 mm rotor at the front and a 180 mm rotor at the rear. It is stable and aggressive – a class of its own downhill.