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The Following More Better’er

The Following More Better’er

R48,000.00

NOT LOWER
NOT SLACKER
JUST SLIGHTLY LONGER

Launching the original Following a few years ago, people thought we were crazy. The idea of releasing a 120mm 29″ trail bike when the world was obsessed with longer travel 27.5″ enduro bikes was crazy for us too, but we knew from the first time we rode that platform, we were on to something fun. And the more fun we had, we realized we could make the Following better, even more better’er.

The original Following was designed as a short travel playful trail bike, but to our surprise you all thought it was a mini DH bike, so we decided to add a trunnion mounted metric piggy-back shock, boost spacing and a few other things to handle higher speeds and bike park style riding. Moving to 148 x 12 spacing and a 1x drivetrain allowed us to follow what we have done with the Calling, Wreckoning, and Insurgent, adding stiffness in key areas while maintaining the compliance necessary to make this thing track in the roughest corners. The trunnion mount allows the shock to run on two of our linkage bearings, which not only makes the initial stroke smoother but allows the suspension to be more active throughout the travel. Geometry stayed very similar with the exception of an additional 20mm in reach, which opens up the cockpit a bit and provides a longer more stable wheelbase while maintaining our signature berm slashing 430mm chainstays. The leverage rate curve has been slightly updated to handle those days when landings are an oversight. We have also added support for various piggy-back, coil and inline shocks so you can build a lightweight XC/Trail slayer or a Pacific Northwest shredder. *Check the website for compatibility.

Many of you also asked for these odd size tires that were reminiscent of Nokian Gazzalodis from the late 90’s. At first, we tried to reserve judgement, but we chalked this up to yet another industry ploy to sell more bikes, but after some serious time on these tires/wheels we can say they definitely have a place. We don’t see plus replacing conventional tire sizes anytime soon, but they are a lot of fun in the right conditions. So, for those of you who want rock crawling climbing traction coupled with the ability to reshape gravel into a berm then go ahead and wedge a set of balloons in this bad boy! You will not be disappointed.

Four bikes, one frame… The Following MB can really span categories, with adjustable geometry designed around 120-140mm forks and piggy-back shocks. You can build a lightweight 120mm x 120mm trail bike with an inline shock or opt for a light duty enduro rig with a 140mm fork and a piggy-back shock. As if this wasn’t enough options, you can throw some plus balloons on there and get a fast bike that rides on rails and can virtually pull itself up anything.

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Description

Component Sizing S M L XL
Stem Length 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Stem Rise
Handlebar Rise 35mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
Handlebar Width 780mm-820mm 780mm-820mm 780mm-820mm 780mm-820mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Frame Details
Available Sizes Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Wheel Travel 120mm
Rear Shock Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165×45 (+2 Token), Trunion / 20×8 DB TT LL1 380
Shock Hardware Trunion Upper, 20x8mm Lower
Fork Axle-to-crown Length 520.8mm  120mm
Fork Offset 51mm
Headtube Tapered 1 1/8” – 1 1/2”
Headset FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68   Upper 44mm Lower 62mm Tapered OD Headtube
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatclamp Diameter 34.9mm
Rear Wheel Diameter 29″ or 27.5+
Maximum Rear Tire Size 29″ x 2.4″ (Varies By Brand) / 27.5+” x 2.8″
Bottom Bracket Shell 73mm Threaded
Chainline 51mm
Chainguide Mount ISCG05 Lower
Maximum Chainring Size 36T Single Ring
Rear Wheel Spacing 148mm x 12mm
Front Derailleur Single Ring Only
Brake Mount Type Post Mount 160mm
Maximum Rear Rotor Size 180mm

FRAME GEO (120MM FORK) S M L XL
A – Head Angle Low 67.8° 67.8° 67.8° 67.8°
Head Angle X-Low 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2°
B – Seat Tube Angle Low 74.8° 74.8° 74.8° 74.8°
Seat Tube Angle X-Low 74.2° 74.2° 74.2° 74.2°
C – Virtual Top Tube Length 582mm | 22.93″ 605mm | 23.80″ 622mm | 24.48″ 641mm | 25.25″
D – Seat Tube Length 381mm | 15.00″ 432mm | 17.00″ 470mm | 18.50″ 508mm | 20.00″
E – Bottom Bracket Height Low 335mm | 13.17″ 335mm | 13.17″ 335mm | 13.17″ 335mm | 13.17″
Bottom Bracket Height X-Low 327mm | 12.86″ 327mm | 12.86″ 327mm | 12.86″ 327mm | 12.86″
F – Head Tube Length 90mm | 3.54″ 110mm | 4.33″ 110mm | 4.33″ 120mm | 4.72″
G – Chain Stay Length Low 430mm | 16.93″ 430mm | 16.93″ 430mm | 16.93″ 430mm | 16.93″
Chain Stay Length X-Low 432mm | 17.00″ 432mm | 17.00″ 432mm | 17.00″ 432mm | 17.00″
H – Wheel Base Low 1131mm | 44.53″ 1155mm | 45.47″ 1173mm | 46.18″ 1193mm | 46.97″
Wheel Base X-Low 1132mm | 44.57″ 1156mm | 45.51″ 1174mm | 46.22″ 1194mm | 47.01″
I – Standover 692mm | 27.24″ 705mm | 27.76″ 717mm | 28.23″ 729mm | 28.70″
J – Axle to Crown 521mm | 20.51″ 521mm | 20.51″ 521mm | 20.51″ 521mm | 20.51″
K – Offset 51mm | 2.01″ 51mm | 2.01″ 51mm | 2.01″ 51mm | 2.01″
Stack 586mm | 23.07″ 604mm | 23.78″ 604mm | 23.78″ 613mm | 24.13″
Reach 423mm | 16.65″ 440mm | 17.32″ 457mm | 17.99″ 475mm | 18.70″
Sizing 5’3″ – 5’8″ 5’8″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’4″ 6’4″ +
FRAME GEO (130MM FORK) S M L XL
A – Head Angle Low 67.4° 67.4° 67.4° 67.4°
Head Angle X-Low 66.8° 66.8° 66.8° 66.8°
B – Seat Tube Angle Low 74.3° 74.3° 74.3° 74.3°
Seat Tube Angle X-Low 73.7° 73.7° 73.7° 73.7°
C – Virtual Top Tube Length 582mm | 22.93″ 605mm | 23.80″ 622mm | 24.48″ 641mm | 25.25″
D – Seat Tube Length 381mm | 15.00″ 432mm | 17.00″ 470mm | 18.50″ 508mm | 20.00″
E – Bottom Bracket Height Low 338mm | 13.31″ 338mm | 13.31″ 338mm | 13.31″ 338mm | 13.31″
Bottom Bracket Height X-Low 330mm | 12.99″ 330mm | 12.99″ 330mm | 12.99″ 330mm | 12.99″
F – Head Tube Length 90mm | 3.54″ 110mm | 4.33″ 110mm | 4.33″ 120mm | 4.72″
G – Chain Stay Length Low 430mm | 16.93″ 430mm | 16.93″ 430mm | 16.93″ 430mm | 16.93″
Chain Stay Length X-Low 432mm | 17.00″ 432mm | 17.00″ 432mm | 17.00″ 432mm | 17.00″
H – Wheel Base Low 1135mm | 44.69″ 1159mm | 45.63″ 1177mm | 46.34″ 1197mm | 47.13″
Wheel Base X-Low 1136mm | 44.72″ 1160mm | 45.67″ 1178mm | 46.38″ 1198mm | 47.17″
I – Standover 696mm | 27.40″ 709mm | 27.91″ 721mm | 28.39″ 733mm | 28.86″
J – Axle to Crown 531mm | 20.91″ 531mm | 20.91″ 531mm | 20.91″ 531mm | 20.91″
K – Offset 51mm | 2.01″ 51mm | 2.01″ 51mm | 2.01″ 51mm | 2.01″
Stack 590mm | 23.23″ 608mm | 23.94″ 608mm | 23.94″ 617mm | 24.29″
Reach 418mm | 16.46″ 435mm | 17.13″ 452mm | 17.80″ 470mm | 18.50″
Sizing 5’3″ – 5’8″ 5’8″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’4″ 6’4″ +

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Size

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

Colour

Smashing Pumpkin, Drunken Olive

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