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Superlight V4 MY16


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Geometry and Sizing

Size Chart

5'0" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'10"
5'10" — 6'1"
6'1" — 6'6"

Geometry Table

Large and XL measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 521mm axle-to-crown height, and XS, Small, and Medium measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 509mm axle-to-crown height.

Head Tube Angle69°69°69°69°70.2°70.2°70.2°70.2°
Seat Tube Length413mm16.26"445mm17.52"495mm19.49"533mm20.98"
BB Height331mm13.03"331mm13.03"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"
Chainstay Length424mm16.69"424mm16.69"444mm17.48"444mm17.48"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"
Top Tube Length564mm22.2"590mm23.23"613mm24.13"638mm25.12"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°
Standover Height691mm27.2"694mm27.32"747mm29.41"757mm29.8"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemSingle Pivot
Front DerailleurClamp
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm
Eye to Eye length165mm (Small and Medium sizes); 200mm (Large and XL sizes)
Stroke38mm (Small and Medium sizes); 51mm (Large and XL sizes)
Fork Compatibility100-120mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.3"
Brake TypesDisc, 203mm rear rotor max
Water Bottle Mounts1x bottle cage mount

Shock Setup

Shock: Fox Float CTD Evolution

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)60 psi10-15 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)80 psi10-15 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)100 psi10-15 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)120 psi10-15 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)140 psi10-15 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)160 psi10-15 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)180 psi10-15 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)200 psi10-15 mm

Shock: Fox Float CTD Evolution

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)75 psi8-12 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)95 psi8-12 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)115 psi8-12 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)135 psi8-12 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)155 psi8-12 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)175 psi8-12 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)195 psi8-12 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)215 psi8-12 mm
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