The newest BH Ultimate EVO carbon cross-country race hardtail will get much more built-in, stiffer, and even lighter after a comparable overhaul simply two seasons in the past. Effectively adapting all of their finest built-in street bike tech for off-road racing, this newest Ultimate EVO XC bike units a new benchmark for light-weight carbon hardtail mountain bikes…
2022 BH Ultimate EVO lighter carbon XC mountain bike
This new BH Ultimate EVO additional integrates the World Cup race-proven carbon XC race hardtail mountain bike, and builds it lighter & stiffer than ever. BH calls the race hardtail, the “essence of MTB”, mountain bikes pared again to essentially the most fundamental necessities – off-road functionality, sturdiness, and geometry to deal with any terrain.
Weight financial savings is all the time a race bike objective, and the BH Ultimate EVO drops one other 20g all the way down to 820g vs. the previous generation, with a exact up to date Hollow Core Internal Moulding (HCIM) development and a new premium hi-mod Toray T1100G carbon fiber combination.
Overall shaping of the brand new XC bike hasn’t modified a lot. But a part of that weight financial savings merely comes as a good thing about elevated integration.
Up entrance, the elimination of cable routing holes within the body and the transfer to the total 1.5″ ICR headset, which now permits for extra stealthy inner cable routing, additionally helped enhance stiffness for extra exact dealing with.
In the again, the tweaked hardtail will get a revised seat cluster design that now incorporates an inner wedge-style seatpost clamp and improved damping of path vibrations. The change additionally truly decreases the slope of the toptube for improved general stiffness, whereas offering a comparable quantity of uncovered seatpost flex for rider consolation. There’s truly about 1cm extra seatpost for a bit of additional publish flex, whereas on the identical time the bike lastly strikes to a 31.6mm diameter seatpost to permit for extra dropper publish choices.
XC race geometry
One factor that seems to remain the identical is the already slack XC race geometry that bought a massive overhaul within the 2020 bike’s overhaul. Already slack for an XC race hardtail with a 68° head angle, the bike options a steep seat angle and quick 420mm chainstays.
The bike is available in 4 sizes S-XL, all with 29″ wheels.
The new carbon 29er XC hardtail options Boost spacing, gentle bolt-on axles, a flat mount rear disc for 160mm rotors, a UDH customary hanger, and an Acros BlockLock headset with 150° rotation limiter. In addition to the 31.6mm seatpost with stealth inner dropper publish routing by the headset, the brand new bike sticks with a PressFit 92 backside bracket.
Stock bikes include 2.25″ tires, however BH’s group races the bike on 2.4″ Maxxis Aspen tires & vast carbon rims, suggesting loads of additional clearance.
The new Ultimate EVO additionally comes outfitted with BH’s FIT multi-tool that drops into the open steerer tube, a new non-obligatory accent on a few of BH’s other recent bikes.
2022 BH Ultimate EVO – Pricing & choices
BH’s new Ultimate EVO is obtainable in 5 totally different construct kits and 4 inventory colours, beginning at 3600€ for a Deore/XT construct combine with a 100mm Fox 34 Performance Step Cast fork, and climbing to 7400€ with SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, Fox 34 Factory SC fork & carbon wheels.
The new hardtail will also be personalized in each construct package and customized paint schemes, out there by the BH Unique on-line customization software. The bikes are mentioned to be out there now by native sellers for pre-order, however no phrase but on client supply date.