The Spanish gearbox bike specialist at AXXIS have branched out from their previous hardtail-only offerings with a new full-suspension bike aimed at the all-mountain and trail riding markets. The new AM275 builds a 6061 aluminum frame around a Pinion gear box for an almost indestructible, well-balanced trail riding platform.
Axxis claims the bike does well getting you to the top of climbs and then is even more happy to bomb down the technical descents on the other side. The all-mountain AM275 is designed to use the 12 speed Pinion, but an 18 speed version of the gearbox is also available.
As can be guessed from its name, the bike gets built up with 27.5″ wheels. The triple-butted alloy frame gets a generous sloping toptube for plenty of standover, and with the gearbox centered low in the frame should be easy to kick around.
It uses a tapered headutbe with a slack 68° head angle, and a 12×142 thru-axle out back connected with 433mm chainstays. The plush 140mm travel faux-bar single pivot frame is designed to be paired with a 150mm fork like the Pike pictured, and gives it the capability for aggressive trail riding or even a bit of enduro.
But for now the bike is being sold as a frame-only, with the drivetrain kit. 2500€ gets you a frame and a complete Pinion 12 gearbox system, including: the gripshift, cabling, the crankset and chainring, single rear cog, and chain tensioner, all of which come pre-assembled and ready to use once the rest of the bike is built-up.