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NS Bikes Soda FR1 Suspension Bike

The Soda FR is a truly adjustable, do-it-all bike for new-school riders. Perfect for slopestyle, jumps and tricks in the short chainstay and short travel setting. Switch to long travel, place the wheel in the long chainstay position and the bike transforms into a plush and stable mini-dh machine. And what's important, you can get the seat up and ride the bike to your favorite location without breaking a sweat. The heart of the bike is the super sturdy and reliable frame. Big bearings, rigid, burly and overbuilt. It will take anything you can throw at it. Just ask Jaws.

The Soda FR1 is our flagship model, with adjustable travel, a 1x10 drivetrain and a full set of aftermarket NS Bikes components


  • L size now has a longer seat tube (432mm instead of 417mm)
  • lighter frame (weight loss around 50g)
  • Rock Shox Totem Coil fork with 180 fixed travel
  • new Trailmaster 2 rims
  • longer bolt-on grips with soft mushroom pattern
  • E13 LS1+ chainguide w/o bashguard

NS Bikes Soda FR1 Suspension Bike Features and Benefits:

  • 100% AM frame with 152-177mm (6-7") adjustable rear wheel travel, Marzocchi Roco R coil shock with piggyback, dropouts with adjustable CS length
  • Rock Shox Totem Coil fork with 180 travel and fat 40mm dia. stanchions for more confidence on really big jumps
  • NS bikes cockpit including: Quark 31.8 stem, new top of the line Evidence handlebar & Octane One bolt-on grips
  • 1x10 speed setup with SRAM X7 10spd derailleur, 11-36t cassette
  • Truvativ Holzfeller 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 tires
  • light Octane One saddle w/hollow cromoly rails & Octane One seatpost
  • available in 2 frame sizes M (15.5") & L (17")

NS Bikes Soda FR1 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: Marzocchi Roco R (coil w/Piggyback), 450 spring, 216x63mm (8.5x2.5")
  • Fork: Rock Shox Totem Coil fork w/180 travel, 20mm axle, alloy tapered steer tube
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS, ACB cartridge bearings
  • Stem: NS Quark 31.8
  • Handlebar: NS Evidence
  • Grips: Octane One bolt-on long
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 5 180mm rear, 200mm front
  • Shifters: SRAM SX5 10spd
  • Derailleur: SRAM X7 medium cage rear, 10spd
  • Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer 73 mm
  • Crank: Truvativ Holzfeller alloy 36t chainring, 170mm
  • Chainguide: E13 LS1+
  • 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: Kenda Nevegal Stick-E 60tpi, 26x2.35
  • Seatpost: Octane One 30.9
  • Saddle: Octane One Rocker w/hollow cromoly rails
  • Pedals: NS Aerial (sealed bearings)
  • Bike weight: ~16.6 kg (M size)

NS Bikes Soda FR1 Geometry:

  • (with 180mm travel / 565mm fork):
  • top tube actual: M:548mm (21.6") L: 564mm (22.2")
  • top tube effective M: 576mm (22.7") L: 596mm (23.5")
  • reach: M: 405mm L: 425mm
  • stack: M: 580mm L: 580mm
  • 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: 65.5°
  • seat tube angle: 70°
  • bottom bracket height: +13mm / 353mm
  • wheelbase M: 1131mm (short CS) 1146mm (long CS), L: 1150mm (short CS) 1166mm (long CS)

note on sizing: for jump-focused riders we recommend the M size for riders up to 180cm, and the L size for riders up to 190cm. However if you wish to adjust the the seat height for optimum pedaling, we recommended the M size for riders up to 175cm and the L size for riders up to 180cm.

NS Bikes Soda FR1 Frame Specs:

  • shock: 216x63mm (8.5x2.5"): mounting hardware: front 22.2 x 8 mm, rear 32 x 8mm
  • head tube: tapered 1.5 ZS (56mm ID/44mm ID), 115mm stack height
  • fits forks with standard 1-1/8" or tapered 1.5 - 1-1/8" steer tubes
  • rear hub 135x10mm bolt-on only. Optional 135x12mm Maxle dropout inserts (available separately)

Buy NS Bikes Soda FR1 Suspension Bike from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This bike rules!! I've had this bike since August last year and thought I would leave a quick review of it as there are not many reviews for this bike. I mainly ride DH & Freeride with the occasional distance ride with the missus. The bike has 3 different setups, short wheelbase short travel, long wheelbase short travel and long wheelbase long travel. It doesn't take much to change between these setups. This was one of the main reasons I bought this bike as I can't afford to have multiple bikes for different types of riding. I have spent all winter in short wheelbase short travel mode and it has been spot on. Nice and comfortable on longer rides and can climb with relative ease. For climbing you have to remember this is not an all out XC bike unless you go for the Air model. I've put the setup to long wheelbase and long travel and to me this is where this bike excels. DHing and jumping are a complete joy. I am now hitting sections I previously only wished I could and keeping up with guys on full DH rigs. I love this bike and the build is excellent, welds looks bomb proof. I highly recommend this bike. 31 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Ive been riding Dh for some years now and enjoy doing some distance riding but i was getting annoyed of having two different bikes. i wanted something that could do both and this is the bike. Its great when it comes to the climbs it really just goes for it and then along the flats its amazing but then when you come to the descents just drop that seat post and you have miles of fun while every one else is trying to keep their balance you can throw this bike off of any jump or lip and have some fun. only thing i wish it had is the rear mech shifter to have marks on it so i can tell what gear im in if i forgot (which happens often). But other than that its a great bike to ride. 10 August 2013
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