Introducing the Craftworks ENR: the world’s first available AM/Enduro bike with a substantial rearward axle trajectory with optimised dynamic stable pedalling platform. The ENR will run alongside the current 4th generation Craftworks FRX as a more technical, race focused offering.
The release of the Craftworks ENR also marks the beginning of a new collaboration with another home town company from Adelaide, South Australia: i-track suspension. The new Craftworks ENR features the patented i-track suspension system to deliver kinematic characteristics that have not been commercially available until now.
* Flow was lucky to review an early prototype of this bike, the i-Track Suspension P3. Read our review here.
i-track started with the objective to find a mountain bike suspension layout combining the square edge release of a rearward axle path with the ideal anti squat properties for exceptional pedaling characteristics. The patented solution was realized by means of a dynamically positioned pulley wheel that varies the anti-squat properties throughout the suspension travel. This favors the current direction of drive train technology going to 1×11 systems.
The i-track anti-squat properties increases throughout the pedalling zone in the travel, providing a dynamically stable pedalling platform, yet drops off towards the end of the travel to allow for big hit compliance, while achieving a substantially rearward wheel path throughout the travel.
The leverage ratio curve is progressive/linear/digressive to perfectly complement to digressive/linear/progressive characteristic of common air shocks. This results in small bump sensitivity early in travel, and a predictable feel throughout travel.
6061 T6 frame
Custom MRP Chain device
Compatible with 32T, 34T, 36T chain-rings.
27.5” wheel size with ample clearance for up to 3” tyres.
160mm rear wheel travel (vertical) – 43mm rearward travel.
Non-BOOST 142×12 axle standard.
Syntace X-12 Axle System
Threaded Bottom Bracket
Enduro Max Sealed Bearings on suspension pivots.
Internal Cable Routing
Available in Medium and Large sizes
2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Shipping date : April 2016
Pricing and availability will be released shortly.
See craftworkscycles.com for more details.