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NS Bikes Soda Air Suspension Bike

The Soda Air: tough, versatile and fun. This bike will cover a lot of ground - big-air, bike parks, downhill runs or all-day climbing. A reliable enduro workhorse. The key is the super sturdy frame. Not the lightest on the planet but trust us - we've seen loads of guys swapping their weight-weenie framesets for the Soda, simply because it's already proved itself in the real world. It pedals great, descends smoothly and when you launch it, it flies like no other. Big bearings, rigid, burly and overbuilt. Really nothing to worry about except finding enough time to ride it again. With adjustable travel and adjustable chainstay length it has huge tuning potential, so no matter what you want to do, there is a setting that will be perfect for the application.

NS Bikes Soda Air Suspension Bike Features and Benefits:

  • 100% AM frame with 152-177mm (6-7") adjustable rear wheel travel, Rock Shox Monarch Plus R shock, dropouts with adjustable CS length
  • Lyrik Solo Air RC 170mm tapered Steerer.
  • NS bikes cockpit including: Quark Pro 31.8 stem, top of the line Evidence handlebar & Octane One bolt-on long grips
  • 1x10 speed setup with SRAM X7 10spd derailleur, 11-36t cassette
  • Truvativ Descendant cranks with alloy single chainring E13 chain guard
  • NS Bikes sealed front & rear hubs
  • Avid Elixir 5 front & rear hydraulic brakes
  • low profile NS Aerial pedals with removable pins (sealed bearings)
  • light & strong NS Trailmaster 2 rims
  • light 60tpi Maxxis Ardent 26x2.35, folding tires
  • light Octane One Rocket saddle w/alloy titanium rail & Kind Shock Dropzone seatpost
  • available in 2 frame sizes M (15.5") & L (17")

NS Bikes Soda Air Suspension Bike Specifications:

  • Frame: Soda FR w/152-177mm (6-7") adjustable rear wheel travel, A6061-T6 custom formed and butted tubes, internal cable guide routing option
  • Shock: Rock Shox Monarch Plus R, 216x63mm (8.5x2.5”)
  • Fork: Lyrik Solo Air RC 170mm tapered Steerer.
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS, ACB cartridge bearings
  • Stem: NS Quark Pro 31.8
  • Handlebar: NS Evidence
  • Grips: Octane One bolt-on long
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 5 180mm rear & front
  • Shifters: SRAM SX5 10spd
  • Derailleur: SRAM X7 medium cage rear, 10spd
  • Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GXP 73 mm
  • Crank: Truvativ Descendant, alloy 36t chainring, 170mm
  • Chainguide: E13 LS1 (no bashguard)
  • Chain: KMC DX-10SC, 1/2''x11/128'' for 10 spd
  • Cassette: Sram PG-1030 10 speed 11-36
  • Rims: NS Trailmaster 2 32h
  • Hubs: NS Rotary 20 disk (sealed bearing), NS Rotary Cassette (sealed bearings, alu cassette)
  • Spokes: Black spokes w/14mm nipples
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.35 folding
  • Seatpost: Kind Shock Dropzone 425mm, 125mm travel
  • Saddle: Octane One Rocker Pro w/alloy titanium rail
  • Pedals: NS Aerial (sealed bearings)
  • Bike weight: ~14.9 kg (M size, including pedals)

NS Bikes Soda Air Suspension Bike Geometry:

  • (with 170mm travel / 555mm fork):
  • top tube actual: M:548mm (21.6") L: 564mm (22.2")
  • top tube effective: M: 574mm (22.6") L: 594mm (23.6")
  • reach: M: 399mm L:419mm
  • stack: M: 585mm L: 585mm
  • CS with 6" short travel: short CS / long CS adjustable 417-433mm (16.4"-17")
  • CS with 7" long travel: long CS only 433mm (17")
  • seat tube: M: 393mm (15.5"), L: 432mm (17")
  • head tube angle: 66°
  • seat tube angle: actual: 70.5°, adjusted: 73.0°
  • bottom bracket height: 9mm / 349mm
  • wheelbase M: 1136mm (short CS) 1141mm (long CS), L: 1147mm (short CS) 1163mm (long CS)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a machine... I've owned it for almost a year by now and I'm ready to say: I absolutely love it. No suspension system name, no patented technologies but still capable of changing chainstays length and frame geometry.. Frame - not the lightest one, but extremely stiff therefore makes the most out of the suspension. Although brakes and drivetrain may seem a bit mid-class standard (they still very good), suspension units are exceptional. Not very plush if it comes to small bumps etc, but will suck in all middle and big hits. Small bumps under-sensitiveness translates into tiny pedal bob making this bike an awesome (for full susser) pedalling platform. A real all-rounder. This bike is like a blank sheet - take it and write whatever you want on it. 01 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING BIKE!!!!! I've had this bike for a couple of months now, I've taken it to 5 of the 7 Stanes and some local freeride places near me In Cornwall....and WOW!!!! I was riding Dirt and I wanted a bike that I could ride everything with, But still be strong enough to take some jumping/Crashing that you find doing Freeride/Gravity Enduro/Bit of Downhill.... Pros: I honestly can't speak highly enough of this bike, For jumping you can swap the rear travel to 6" from 7" and shorten the wheelbase by a set amount (About 20-25mm), Using a clever but simple way to ensure your rear mech and brake caliper move with the wheel so it all stay inline and working fine. I leave the wheelbase in the longer mode and just shorten the travel for pretty much all my riding, It feels AMAZING to ride! It's quite short and feels alot livelier than most full suspensions, At Glentress, for those of you who have rode Spooky Trail and the Freeride park it handles Amazing and inspires you with confidence.... Whatever you ride down it'll put a smile on your face by the bottom! It absolutely OWNED in the Freeride park! Felt Amazing!!!! When you put it in 7" long travel mode on the back the bike handles almost completely different and almost turns into a DH feeling bike, Handles slower but takes monster hits and lets you rail rock gardens and root sections super fast, Alot of people who have had a go on it said they wish they'd bought one instead of their bike, Some with freeride style bikes at the £4k mark.... Only downsides: - Wheels weren't built very well, So I took my wheels to a bike shop and had all the spokes tensioned properly - Single Ply Maxxis Ardent tires..... Don't really do even dry corners! Caught me out a fair amount before I installed some Maxxis Minions DHF's Conclusion: This Illuminous Steed of Speed is worth EVERY penny!!!! You'll LOVE IT!!!! 22 September 2013
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