Debuted as a production bike back at Eurobike in 2014, Storck’s Adrenic trail bike was their first full-suspension move away from the light XC-racing mountain bikes they had built to that point. With 120mm of rear wheel travel and a unique looking four-bar suspension layout, the bike stood out in their light carbon catalog as a bike capable of marathon racing or just a fun, light trail bike. This new second generation Adrenic G1 completely reshapes the rear end of the bike with updated linkages for improved stiffness and more efficient use of its travel, and adds two levels of carbon to appeal to a wider range of customers. At the same time on the XC side, Storck has reworked their 29″ and 27.5″ hardtails again in two frame levels. Check out the details after the break…
Adrenic Platinum G1
The new Adrenic keeps the general look of the previous bike with an open rear triangle floating on a short lower link that drops even farther back and down from the bottom bracket. It then drives the rear shock through a longer & stiffer carbon rocker arm pivoting on the seattube. Like the rest of Storck’s carbon frames, the Adrenic G1 uses tubing shapes and thicknesses that vary widely throughout to ensure a stiff but responsive ride. Frame geometry also stays mostly unchanged, although there are a few minor tweaks in stack & reach on two of the frame sizes to get more consistent fits.
The new top level Adrenic Platinum G1 frame builds in an integrated tapered headset, gets all carbon headset bearing seats, and an all carbon PressFit92 bottom bracket shell. It uses post mount brakes on the chainstay, and includes a replaceable alloy derailleur hanger around the thru-axle rear. The frame features modular internal shift routing for electronic or mechanical drivetrains, plus external rear brake routing, and a 31.6mm seatpost.
The 120mm travel frame platform gets paired with 140mm forks for a balanced, but aggressive trail character. Storck also looks to provide the option for a shorter travel 120mm 29″ fork and from wheel for riders looking to build one of the lightest & most expensive full suspension 69ers.
The Platinum frameset comes only in all black with low key gray graphics for 3300€, with a claimed bare frame weight of 1850g without a shock. Complete builds start with a mechanical XT double for 5500€, up to the top XTR Di2 double with upgrade DT wheels for 8300€.
Adrenic Pro G1
The Adrenic Pro G1 frame also gets all the same updates as the Platinum bike, just with a heavier carbon layup and a different paint job. At 2000g, the Pro frameset sells for 2800€. It has the same XT & XTR build kits available for pricing 500€ less than the lighter Platinum bike.
Rebel Nine G3 & Seven G3
While the full-suspension bike gets updated for the new season, the 29″ and 27.5″ hardtails get generation 3 updates as well. Both the Rebel Nine G3 and Rebel Seven G3 now are also offered in the same Platinum and Pro frame versions, care of improved carbon layups and some minor tubing reshaping.
Rebel Nine Platinum G3 now has a weight of just 1050g, and the Rebel Nine Pro G3 just 1150g, selling at 2400€ and 1800€ for the frames, respectively. For the 27.5″ Rebel Seven Platinum G3 weight comes down to 990g, and the Rebel Seven Pro G3 down to 1090g, with the same 2400€ & 1800€ retail prices for the frames, respectively.