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  • NS Bikes Soda FR2 Suspension Bike 2013
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NS Bikes Soda FR2 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 FR2 is built using a careful selection of components and offers amazing quality at a very competitive price.

NS Bikes Soda FR2 Suspension Bike Features and Benefits:

  • 100% AM frame with, 152-177mm (6-7") adjustable rear wheel travel, Marzocchi Coil R shock, dropouts with adjustable chainstay
  • Rock Shox Domain R CL w/180 travel and 35mm dia. stanchions for more confidence on really big jumps
  • NS bikes cockpit including: Quark 31.8 stem, Terra handlebar & NS Sam Pilgrim signature grips w/o flange
  • 1x8 speed setup with SRAM X5 derailleur 11-32t cassette
  • E13 LS1 chain guide
  • NS Bikes sealed front & rear hubs
  • Avid Elixir 1 front & rear hydraulic brakes
  • low profile NS Aerial pedals with removable pins
  • strong NS Fundamental rims
  • Octane One saddle & Octane One seatpost

NS Bikes Soda FR2 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 Coil R, 450 spring, 216x63mm (8.5x2.5")
  • Fork: Rock Shox Domain R CL w/180 travel, 20mm axle, 1-1/8" steel steer tube
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS, loose ball
  • Stem: NS Quark 31.8
  • Handlebar: NS Terra
  • Grips: NS Sam Pilgrim signature grips w/o flange
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 1 180mm rear, 200mm front
  • Shifters: SRAM SX4 8spd
  • Derailleur: SRAM X5 medium cage rear 8spd
  • Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer 73 mm
  • Crank: Truvativ Ruktion, steel 36t chainring, 170 mm
  • Chainguide: E13 LS1
  • Chain: KMC Z-72, 1/2"x3/32"
  • Cassette: Sram PG-820, 11-32
  • Rims: NS Fundamental
  • Hubs: NS Rotary 20 disk (sealed bearing), NS Rotary Cassette (sealed bearings, alu cassette)
  • Spokes: Black spokes w/14mm nipples
  • Tires: Kenda Kinetics 26x2.35
  • Seatpost: Octane One 30.9
  • Saddle: Octane One Rocker
  • Pedals: NS Aerial (sealed bearings)
  • Bike Weight: ~18.1 kg (M size, including pedals)

NS Bikes Soda FR2 Suspension Bike 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: actual 70°, adjusted 72,5°
  • bottom bracket height: 13mm / 353mm
  • wheelbase with 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 177cm and the L size for riders up to 185cm. This will however require the use of a longer seatpost than the original one.

Buy NS Bikes Soda FR2 Suspension Bike from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store.

  • Colour: White - Silver - Blue
  • Size: Medium
  • Frame Size: 40cm (15.75")
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 8 Speed
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fork Travel: 180mm
  • Rear Travel: 175mm
Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rael good! I pimp my soda 2012 with rocco rc shox and a boxxer r2c2, sram x9 and new breaks avid code r!! Its the best bike that i drive!! Thanks NS-bikes, marzochi, Rock schox and avid!! 27 June 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by I bought this bike under a year ago and its already started to feel odd. Other than the bearings, pivots and forks-which have to be repaired- I like the rest of the bike. The geometry feels good and it shows when you take it down the steep stuff, butthe bike is so heavy that it struggles to get going out of the berms. Even if you stick to the steep stuff, the components don't seem to last long until they pack up again and its off to the bike shop :( 13 June 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Basic spec for the money, otherwise great first impression. Downside is that its started to go wrong already! Pivot bearings are going, hubs and forks rattling/creaking. its still great fun to ride but high maintenance! 21 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really good bike This bike is really fun to ride, it's really versatile and surprisingly agile. I've had fun with this bike in the snow, sand, woods, pretty much everywhere and it performs very well everywhere! Only little thing I don't like is the forks, you can't adjust them but oh well you can always buy a different fork of your liking. 09 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by very good on the downhill stuff, rails berms nicely and good over the jumps. Downside is that its a bit expensive for the spec it has, finding it struggles on the techy stuff and not as good at uphill as NS say either. 25 February 2013
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