The Snabb was designed with the aim to optimise the following traits: function, weight and reliability. Impressing the public with gimmicks, “patents” and “systems” was not on our list. So here it is – a simple and beautiful platform, light, strong and fast. Many elements of the frame, including the suspension characteristics are inspired by the Fuzz, our new DH frame that has proven itself on the race tracks around the world. We managed to build in a good amount of anti-squat into the horst-link design and at the same time achieved our desired suspension curves. The geometry is modern, low, long and slack. We took into account that NS Bikes customers are usually tough, aggressive riders and expect our products to hold up to seasons of abuse. But at the same time we made sure that everyone, including our team riders will be happy with the performance on race day.
The Snabb rolls on 650B wheels and is available in an Enduro version (160mm rear travel) and a Trail version (140mm). The differences apart from the travel are geometry and tubeset weight. Both versions have specifically designed suspension for the intended use.
The Snabb E1 is pure enduro racer. It’s fitted with the Rock Shox Pike fork with a 160mm of travel. Combined with the tough frame with over 160mm of travel and super aggressive geometry you can really classify this bike as a mini DH machine. The Snabb features the Reverb seatpost with a proper 150mm of travel – something that in our opinion very important if you really want to use the bike’s full potential on uphills and downhills. For 2016 the bike is upgraded with a 1×11 drivetrain and features a bunch of top of the line Bikes components, including Monarch Plus Debonair RC3 shock, revised wider Enigma Lite front rim, and world class SDG Circuit MTN saddle.