NS Bikes has a new model, uniquely offered in both Trail and Enduro variants.  Called the Snabb, the name means “fast” in Swedish. Each of the frame variants is specifically designed for its intended use, changing tube shapes and thicknesses, suspension design and intended tire size. The Snabb E comes in with 163mm of rear wheel travel and the Snabb T has 142mm.

Although the name sounds like an object from a Dr. Seuss book, the bikes look clean and modern, with multi color paint jobs and large graphics.

NS Bikes offers the Snabb as complete bikes or frames, and the 27.5″ wheeled design has some pretty cool spec features. Jump past the break to get the full story…

***Seatpost diameter updated 12/9/14

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All 4 of the Snabb complete bikes come built as 1×10, and include a 32t “narrow wide” chainring, as well as a 42T climbing cog to add to the cassette. Essentially a poor-man’s Sram XX1 groupset, this gives the 10 speed bikes almost the same range as the popular 1×11 groupset that has been extremely popular in the enduro segment.

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Each of the Snabb variants is available as a frame including a Rockshox Monarch shock and NS Bikes rear axle.  The Snabb T1 is intended for trail riding, optimizing weight, reliability and cost by using a simple suspension design without the need for gimmicks or patents.

SPECS –

– Rear wheel travel: 142mm (5.5”)
– Recommended fork travel: 140-150mm
– AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes
– Smooth ‘double pass’ welding in all critical areas
– Rear shock: 200x57mm (7.9×2.24”),
– Mounting hardware: front 22.2 x 8 mm, rear 22.2 x 8mm
– Internal or external cable guide option
– Headtube: tapered 1.5 ZS (ID 44/56mm), headset included with frame.
– Headtube length: S size: 110mm, M size: 120mm, L: 130mm
– Fits forks with standard 1-1/8” or tapered 1.5 – 1-1/8” steerer tubes
– Hub spacing 142 x 12mm, NS axle included
– IS-2000 disc brake mount, max rotor size: up to 200mm
– BB: threaded 73mm with ISCG-05 mounts
– Biggest chainring: up to ~38t
– Rear derailleur: removable hanger included
– Front derailleur: low direct mount S3
– Seat post/clamp: 31.6mm / 34.9
– Stealth cable route in seat tube for dropper post
– Maximum tire size recommended: 650B x 2.3”
– Weight (w/o shock, w/o axle): ~2.9kg

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Both frames feature long front ends to run a short stem, but also have short chainstays to keep the overall wheelbase at a proper length. The Snabb E features a 66 degree head tube angle to keep the bike stable at higher descending speeds.

SPECS –

– Rear wheel travel: 163mm (6.5”) 
– Recommended fork travel: 160-170mm
– AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes
– Smooth ‘double pass’ welding in all critical areas
– Rear shock: 216x63mm (5.5×2.5”), 
– Mounting hardware: front 22.2 x 8 mm, rear 22.2 x 8mm
– Internal or external cable guide option
– Headtube: tapered 1.5 ZS (ID 44/56mm), headset included with frame. 
– Headtube length: S size: 110mm, M size: 120mm, L: 130mm
– Fits forks with standard 1-1/8” or tapered 1.5 – 1-1/8” steerer tubes
– Hub spacing 142 x 12mm, NS axle included 
– IS-2000 disc brake mount, max rotor size: up to 200mm
– BB: threaded 73mm with ISCG-05 mounts
– Biggest chainring: up to ~38t
– Rear derailleur: removable hanger included
– Front derailleur: low direct mount S3
– Seat post/clamp: 30.9mm / 34.9
– Stealth cable route in seat tube for dropper post 
– Maximum tire size recommended: 650B x 2.4”
– Weight (w/o shock, w/o axle): ~3.05kg

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The complete bikes are named simply, with the Trail versions being the Snabb T1 and the Snabb T2. Featuring 150mm travel Rockshox forks and 1×10 drivetrains, the bikes are made to go uphill as well as they go down.

Snabb T1 Spec Highlights –

  • Rockshox Revelation RL fork
  • Rockshox Monarch Debonair RT3 rear shock
  • NS Magneto stem
  • Sram Guide R hydraulic brakes
  • NS Enigma Lite rims
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph tires

Snabb T2 Spec Highlights –

  • Rockshox Sektor TK fork with 15mm axle and tapered steer tube
  • Rockshox Monarch R rear shock
  • NS Quantum stem
  • 1×10 drivetrain with 42t climbing cog
  • Sram DB3 Hydraulic brakes
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph tires

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Fitting the naming scheme, the Enduro variants come in called the Snabb E1 and Snabb E2. Ready to take on any trail, they feature internal routing for dropper seatposts, and both bikes come stock with an X-Fusion post.

Snabb E1 Spec Highlights –

  • Rockshox Pike RC Fork
  • Rockshox Monarch Debonair RT3 rear shock
  • NS Bikes Magneto stem
  • Sram Guide R hydraulic brakes
  • NS Enigma Lite front rim and Strong Enigma rear rim
  • X-Fusion Strate dropper seatpost
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf and Rock Razor tires

Snabb E2 Spec Highlights –

  • X-Fusion Sweep 160mm fork
  • Rockshox Monarch R rear shock
  • 1×10 drivetrain with 42t climbing cog
  • Sram DB3 hydraulic brakes
  • X-Fusion Hilo Ace dropper seatpost
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf and Rock Razor tires

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Geometry is where the two bikes differ in their intended use, other than the wheel travel. The chainstay lengths are nice and short, and even differ between the models to dial in each frame.

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Interestingly, the effective seat tube angles in the chart are quite a bit steeper than other similar bikes, so we will try and get a Snabb to test in the future.

NS Bikes has not posted any pricing on these new models yet, but we will be reaching out to them and adding information as we get it.

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