To be a real explorer, you have to dare to venture off the beaten path – an adage that helps not only on tourist-packed holidays but also at EUROBIKE. Focusing solely on the demo day means you’ll miss out on mega exciting product highlights such as the brand new PROPAIN Tyee Carbon, which boasts far more than just a new material.
The first visual feature you’ll spot on the new Tyee is its organically flowing lines and the sheer absence of any welds. The Tyee marks PROPAIN’s first foray into the carbon bike market, and it’s a worthy one given that the Tyee Carbon has shaved off an impressive 800 g compared to its aluminium counterpart, which will still be available. The evolution to carbon isn’t purely based on weight issues, but should render this well-known trail bike even more rigid.
Carbon isn’t the only new feature on the Tyee. As a serious enduro-orientated race whip, it needs fitting geometry alongside a low weight and high level of rigidity. The 425 mm reach (medium size) is a 7 mm extension over the aluminium model and the Boost rear axle standard means the chainstays can measure 445 mm, which underlines the stability offered by this race-focused bike. With a 65.5° head angle, the resulting wheelbase is 1,186 mm. The seat angle (75.3°) has been retained from the aluminium model.
Here’s an overview of the most vital geometry figures:
|Top tube||565 mm||585 mm||605 mm|
|Chainstays||445 mm||445 mm||445 mm|
|Reach||409 mm||425 mm||443 mm|
|Stack||591 mm||599 mm||604 mm|
The Tyee Carbon’s spec gave us another reason to stop and stare; with a SRAM X01 11-speed drivetrain, ZTR Flow wheels and MAGURA MT7 brakes, the spec of the ‘First Edition’ screams as race-ready as the frame itself. Both aesthetically and technically, the DVO Diamond at the front is the hottest contender for the role of highlight. Alongside all the abovementioned parts, the high quality SIXPACK parts complete the list. The Tyee Carbon will retail at the affordable price of 3,999 €. From early 2016 onwards the first models should be delivered and the Tyee will also be available in a free model, coming in three sizes, which can be customized and configured. From 1st to 31st October, the ‘First Edition’ will be offered at a special pre-order price from the direct order company’s online shop.
More info will soon be available at: propain-bikes.com
Text: Daniel Schlicke Photo: Christoph Bayer
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