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Limited Edition Esker Japhy x MRP 4130 Trail Hardtail, So Purple, It’ll Hunt Infinity Stones

Esker x MRP limited edition wild purple cerakote Japhy ShredKote steel trail hardtail, frameset detail
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Esker Cycles pairs up with MRP for a small batch purple run of the steel Japhy trail hardtail to match MRP’s limited edition 120mm ShredKote Raven fork. Fit for Thanos, this limited edition frame and fork get ceramic coated in “Wild Purple” Cerakote, a lighter and more durable matte finish than conventional paint, prosing to keep this trail-shredding hardtail as fresh as grape soda for many years to come…

Esker x MRP ltd. purple Japhy ShredKote steel trail hardtail

Esker x MRP limited edition wild purple cerakote Japhy ShredKote steel trail hardtail, detail
all photos c. Esker Cycles

Esker Cycles’ collaboration with MRP then, is a limited run of Japhy frames to match MRP “ShredKote” forks in Wild Purple. That is to say, the quad-butted & tapered frame 4130 chromoly frame gets the exact same lighter, more impact-resistant Cerakote ceramic finish as the fork.

Want to learn more about the Esker Japhy 29er? It just got an UDH upgrade a couple of weeks ago. But it’s otherwise the same lovely slack 29+ trail hardtail that Esker introduced a few years back.

A custom color MRP fork, you say?

Esker x MRP limited edition wild purple cerakote Japhy ShredKote steel trail hardtail, custom color MRP forks

MRP actually offers 18 custom Cerakote colors in their Custom Forks program, so Esker decided to get on the fun in their favorite Wild Purple. Interestingly, the MRP custom program usually doesn’t include the more burly Raven (usually it’s only Ribbons & Baxters). But Esker preferred the slightly heavier, more adjustable (and adjustable to longer travel) Raven with its bigger tire clearance, set up with 120mm of travel.

Esker X MRP Japhy – Pricing, spec & availability

Esker x MRP limited edition wild purple cerakote Japhy ShredKote steel trail hardtail, teaser

The limited edition Wild Purple Esker X MRP Japhy is available in two different build specs. What’s more, each gets the same Cerakote purple frame, in five sizes (S-XXL), and spec’d with the matching ShredKote 120mm MRP Raven fork.

A wireless GX AXS Transmission build will run you $4950 with:

Race Face Alloy Cockpit
SRAM Level 4-Piston Brakes (New Gen)
SRAM GX Transmission Drivetrain
Wolf Tooth Dropper, Lever, Grips, Headset
Industry Nine Hydra Enduro S Wheelset
Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.6 Tires

Esker x MRP limited edition wild purple cerakote Japhy ShredKote steel trail hardtail, XT Special Blend complete bike

A mechanical XT Special Blend build will cost just $3450 with:

Race Face Alloy Cockpit
XT 4-Piston Brakes
XT 12-Speed Drivetrain
SDG Dropper, Lever, Grips
Stan’s Flow S2 Wheelset
Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.6 Tires

Get yours direct from Esker Cycles or one of their dealer bike shops.

EskerCycles.com

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Johnny
Johnny
7 months ago

Very cool! Any frame and fork only option so one isn’t stuck with one of those wretched 12 speed drivetrains?

Ry Dude
Ry Dude
7 months ago
Reply to  Johnny

wretched is a word used by those who shit on new tech.

JRA Andrea
7 months ago
Reply to  Ry Dude

Well, it’s Shimano 12-speed, so it’s 4-ish year old tech. Kinda dated at this point.

Jason DW
Jason DW
7 months ago

The color looks like Andrew Majors bike.

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