Last but not least, the Dash is the third and final mid- to long-travel Unno to be updated to Cesar Rojo’s latest suspension platform and, it now packs more travel front and rear. Like the Boös and Burn before it, the Dash now runs on a twin-link linkage with the lower one rotating about a pivot concentric to the bottom bracket. The new layout lowers the bike’s center of gravity, with the shock sat inside a tunnel created by the struts of the split seat tube. Now a 140mm travel 29er, let’s take a closer look at what Unno is calling “one of the most stable and aggressive all-mountain bikes ever developed”.
New Unno Dash
Barcelona-based Unno has recreated the Dash all-mountain bike, boosting its rear wheel travel to 140mm with a new kinematic engineered by ex-World Cup Downhill racer, Cesar Rojo. The frame is full carbon fiber, designed and engineered in Barcelona, but made in China.
- Intention: Trail and All-Mountain Riding
- Wheel Size: 29″
- Fork Travel: 150mm
- Rear Wheel Travel: 140mm
- Size Range: S1-S3 (Reach 435mm-510mm)
- Starting Price: 7795€ for Race Spec
The Unno Dash is available in sizes S1-S3, accomodating rider heights of 160cm up to 200cm. As compared to its former self, the new Unno Dash is lot longer and a lot slacker, to no one’s real surprise. Actually, the sizing is very closely matched to that of the Boos eMTB and Burn Enduro bikes; reach spans a 435mm to 510mm range. The S2 has a 470mm reach, representing an increase of 15mm.
A longer reach coupled with a slacker head angle of 64.5° and a longer chainstay length of 445mm makes for a significantly longer wheelbase of 1255mm in S2. Again, we see fairly long seat tubes by modern standards; 460mm in S2. Maximum seat post insertion for the sizes is as follows, with stock dropper length in brackets:
- S1 = 235mm (125mm)
- S2 = 250mm (150mm)
- S3 = 280mm (175mm)
The Unno Dash will be available in two specs; Race and Factory. The Race model will retail at 7,795 €, featuring a Fox 36 Factory fork with GRIP2 damper, a Float X2 Factory Shock, a SRAM GX AXS wireless electronic-shift 12-speed drivetrain, Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy wheelset, Formula Cura 4 brakes and a Fox Transfer dropper seat post.
The Unno Dash Factory is the top-end model, retailing at 10,495 €. Component upgrades include a SRAM XX1 AXS 12 speed wireless drivetrain, Crankbrothers Synthesis Carbon wheelset, and a RockShox Reverb dropper seat post.
At launch, Unno are prioritizing availability of the S2, but S1 and S3 bikes will be available to ship in 2-3 weeks’ time.