In normal times, this time of year has become the hot time to release new products. But with the Sea Otter Classic postponed, that has thrown a lot of brands for a loop. Originally, Eminent Cycles was set to fully release their newest bike today. While that has been pushed back a bit, they have provided a sneak peek at the new Onset MT 29er.
After launching their first 29ers last spring, the brand is now adding a longer travel big wheeler, the Onset MT. We don’t know a lot of details on the new rig just yet, but we do know that it will feature 155mm of rear travel and will replace the original 27.5″ Haste.
“As mountain bikers, we delight in the collective tension of nastier, riskier, and faster terrain. The added pressure to succeed, forces the lines between mind, body, and bike to blur and we rise to meet the challenge. This is the zone we thrive in; we approach bicycle design in the same manner. The Onset ST/LT proved how capable the AFS 29 platform is and being performance obsessed we jumped at the opportunity to push it further. How much more did we push it?… a lot MORE”
Equipped with a 160mm travel suspension fork, the frame uses a longer 230mm x 60mm shock in an AFS (Active Float System) frame that gets more linkage rotation due to a revised seat stay. Even though it will come with a 160mm travel fork, the frame can accept up to a 170mm fork and will ship with either a 2021 Fox 36 Rhythm or Fox 38 Grip2 fork.
Geometry will include a slack 64.5° head tube angle and more sizing with a new XL featuring a 488mm reach. The new frame will also be 11% stiffer in the rear, and will also get internal dropper post routing. When the bike is launched on the 30th, it will also include a Limited Edition blue and gold colorway in addition to the current gray and orange or black and gray options.
Check out the link below on the 30th for the full launch.