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First look: the all-new Unno Sprint

Unno appears to be overhauling the complete vary this yr. First the Boos eMTB after which the Burn enduro bike, each of which grabbed consideration with some hanging new design language from Unno. With low-slung prime tubes, tall seatposts and glossy, low silhouettes, they appeared extra like idea bike sketches than manufacturing bikes.

Now, the Sprint, Unno’s path bike has been given the identical remedy. “It shares loads of similarities with the just lately launched Burn,” says Unno founder Cesar Rojo, “however we promise it is a very totally different bike. The Sprint has all the time been our ‘sli and path’ bike, the closest concept to mountain bike perfection we are able to think about.”

Unno Sprint Particulars
• Meant use: Path/all-mountain
• 150mm entrance journey
• 140mm rear journey
• 29″ wheels
• Sizes: S1, S2 & S3
• Attain: 435, 470 and 510 mm, respectively
• Weight: TBC
• Worth: €7,795 – €10,495 incl. VAT
• unno.com

Body particulars

The brand new bike shares little or no in widespread with the outgoing Unno Sprint, which was launched in 2018. Journey has been elevated by 10mm entrance and rear, now sitting at 140mm rear and 150mm up entrance. Not like the Burn enduro bike, the Sprint is a devoted 29er in all three sizes.

The body is a carbon fiber monocoque with Unno’s double-link suspension system. One brief hyperlink is concentrically related to the underside bracket, whereas the opposite connects simply above it and drives the shock. It is a progressive design with a beneficiant quantity of really helpful sag: 35% (+/- 5%).

There may be an built-in chain information and seat tube clamp, a down tube guard and a full set of EnduroMAX body bearings. The utmost really helpful rear tire width is 2.6″. The plastic body components and rubber guards are produced from Oceanworks recycled plastic from the ocean.

Whereas Unno’s press launch glossed over this, it seems to have the identical cable routing compartment by the headphones and storage compartment within the down tube because the Unno Burn launched a couple of months in the past.

Geometry

Unno will make three sizes that they are saying will cowl riders from 165cm (5′ 5″) to 195cm (6′ 5″) tall. Which means the gaps between the sizes are fairly extensive – there’s a 35mm distinction in attain between the S1 and S2 and 40mm between the S2 and S3, so getting the correct dimension will likely be essential. It is a large enchancment over the outdated Sprint which was launched in only one dimension (really a medium) with a attain of 455mm and a wheelbase of simply 1,180mm.

Unno has taken stack top significantly, with a chunky 105mm head within the S1, rising to a protracted 145mm within the S3 dimension. This could imply that very tall or brief riders will have the ability to get the bar as much as the correct top with out resorting to excessive handlebar risers or spacer towers. The size of the chain stays the identical in all three sizes, 445 mm. The seat angle is sweet and steep, and at a shade beneath 65 levels the pinnacle angle is slacker than many path bikes.

Specs

The Sprint will likely be accessible with two construct kits: Race and Manufacturing unit, which value €7,795 and €10,495, respectively. Each characteristic Unn’s personal Deuk one-piece carbon cockpit; Fox Manufacturing unit suspension with Float X2 shock and 36 fork; Formulation with 4 brakes and SRAM AKSS gears. Upgrades to the inventory model are largely superficial, with XXS1 gears over the GKS AKSS, carbon relatively than alloy Synthesis wheels from CrankBrothers, and a Reverb AKSS dropper as a substitute of a Fox Switch. Each builds have simply 175mm of dropper journey within the largest dimension, 150mm within the S2 and 125mm within the S1.

Availability

I am unable to say that DASH will likely be in inventory and able to ship across the time you learn this. “We are going to prioritize S2 sizes,” says Caesar. “S1 and S3 will likely be able to ship in 2-3 weeks.”

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