Since 2005, Xprezo has been making Canadian-built bikes that are designed, welded and assembled in their home town of Bromont, Quebec. Bromont is an area known to mountain bikers for rough, steep and rocky terrain, so it’s no surprise that Xprezo’s new Magic Carpet model is built to get you up hills, but handle whatever you throw it down.
The Magic Carpet is an aggressive trail bike that features 130mm of travel, but is designed as a do-it-all machine capable of handling terrain far beyond what its numbers might suggest. The rear travel is not the defining characteristic of this bike, as it gets its name and versatility from the suspension’s extremely progressive rate.
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The bike’s model name refers to its super sensitive initial stroke, which Xprezo says should make it feel like you’re practically floating over bumpy trails. This high sensitivity design also aims to provide great traction by keeping your rear wheel glued to uneven ground. On the other side of the coin, its progressive rate also allows the magic carpet to handle the abuse of rough technical trails, or even laps in the bike park.
The frame is built with Xprezo’s trademark combination of a 6061 Aluminum front triangle with a 4130 Chromoly rear swingarm. In short, Xprezo believes the advantages of each metal can be optimized and combined to create a better performing bike. The Magic Carpet’s asymmetrical chromoly swingarm features a new design feature for the brand. The suspension functions similarly to a 4-bar suspension setup, minus a pivot point at the drop outs. Instead, the Magic Carpet’s seatstays both have ovalized sections that allow them to flex following the rear wheel path.
Xprezo’s take on geometry is that every bike should be designed specifically to perform best at its intended purpose, rather than built around standardized measurements. The Magic Carpet features the brand’s all-mountain geometry, with a slack head tube and low bottom bracket for stability and a steep seat tube for spirited climbing.
Looking to strike a balance between a short travel XC and an enduro bike, Xprezo has equipped the Magic Carpet with a 140mm front fork. The frame was designed specifically for 27.5” wheels, and has a 142x12mm rear axle and 1.5” head tube to accept tapered forks. Given weight for the complete bike is 27lbs. and Xprezo offers a wide variety of stock colors and custom options with over 120 frame/decal color combinations to pick from.
Wanna ride a magic carpet that Xprezo boldly claims is better than Alladin’s? Like the woven rugs of yore, you can choose yours from a massive array of colors, too!