The Eminent Haste is back and better than ever, with bigger wheels, a completely revamped high-pivot suspension design, new floating shock linkage, idler pulley, and two travel options so you can pick either an all-mountain trail bike or a full-fledged enduro slayer. The Haste was Eminent’s first mountain bike, and in the five years since, they’ve continued to progress, and have now refined their original and unique enduro mountain bike…
Eminent Haste enduro trail mountain bike
Originally debuted five years ago with a unique four-bar, floating shock suspension design with the longest rocker we’ve ever seen 160mm of travel & 27.5″ wheels, the Eminent Haste is back with bigger 29″ wheels and revamped suspension that drops the pierced seattube in favor of both longer & shorter travel and more technical trail versatility with an adjustable floating shock linkage and new flip-chip adjustability.
Eminent says they saw the Haste as their ultimate enduro shredder from the start, and now after developing a versatile multi-travel Onset trail bike, the Haste gets its own “Enduro Trail killer” reincarnation.
The full-carbon Haste 2.0 has an all-new High Pivot Active Float System. You still get the unique 4-bar design with the rear axle positioned in the short rear link and an effective rocker link extended as seatstays. But now Eminent has moved the main pivot even higher and shifted the floating lower shock mount to a new lower linkage.
The new design does add quite a bit more complexity with a floating lower shock link between the chainstay & seattube. But this new floating link also manages to isolate the shock from any of the rear end’s movement for smooth shock stroke, while allowing Eminent to give the haste two rear wheel travel options – MT 160mm or LT 140mm (each paired to 10mm more fork travel).
It also means an uninterrupted seattube that allows for long travel stealth dropper seatposts.
The high pivot combined with a new idler pulley is said to result in a more rearward axle path – letting the rear wheel move back up to 15mm to roll over obstacles, before resetting for the next big hit. It also is said to allow for a more progressive 3-phase suspension kinematic with improved pedaling and descending – plus “amazing mid-stroke performance and strong bottom-out support”.
The result is also that the rocker/seatstays & chainstays become almost parallel, so the rear axle link and rear axle move almost vertically, which helps with braking, too.
Thus, the new design also decouples the rear brake entirely from suspension, now mounted entirely on the rear link dropout plates of the 4-bar for a claimed “zero brake-induced suspension compression”, aka no brake jack in combination with the new high-pivot. That’s a little bit different to the OG Haste & Onset, which mounted the brake to this rear link AND the chainstay.
Updated, adjustable Enduro geometry
The new Haste MT (170mm front/160mm rear) gets a slack 64° head angle and newly steeper 77° seat angle to fly both downhill and back up again. But it also adds a simple, trailside adjustable flip-chip at the upper shock mount to make it 0.5° slacker for riders looking to ride even more technical terrain.
In its shorter travel trail-guise, the Haste LT (150mm front/140mm rear) gets one-degree steeper and about one centimeter longer in frame Reach for improved handling on longer climbs.
The carbon frame is available for now in three sizes M, L & XL, with a fourth small bike coming soon.
The full UD carbon Haste features double row angular contact bearings at its main pivots for extra durability and stiffness, plus rubber frame protectors and multiple bottle/tool cage mounts inside the frame. And it uses SuperBoost 157mm rear hub spacing for stronger, stiffer rear wheels. That wide rear end also gets a special keyed axle to “lock the two dropout plates together” for improved torsional stiffness at the floating rear link of the 4-bar design.
The new Eminent Haste is 29er-only as of today, but another new bit coming soon is a set of Mullet compatible drop-out plates that will be soon sold separately, which shorter the chainstay length by 10mm and allow the use of a 27.5″ rear wheel while maintaining the rest of the bike’s geometry.
A 200mm rear brake adapter is also coming soon.
Eminent Haste 2.0 – Pricing, availability & options
The new 29″ wheeled Eminent Haste comes in two rear-wheel travel options – MT 160mm & LT 140mm – with three stock build kits available now for each, and Gray/Red or Forest/Mint color choices. All feature Shimano 1×12 drivetrains, Fox suspension & Crankbrothers wheels.
Complete bikes start at $5999 for Comp level builds withSLX/Deore, or $100 more in the longe travel variant.
Then $7300 Advanced builds with XT & Perfromance Elite level suspension upgrades, $200 more in MT guise.
And Eminent tops out with $9400 Pro LT builds or $9600 Pro MT builds, spec’d with XTR, Factory suspension, and carbon wheels.