Bold Unplugged 160 / Carbon HMX
FOX FLOAT X NUDE Factory EVOL Piggy Back Trunnion
Climb – 100 – 160mm
Tracloc 2 Remote Control Shifter Kit
APPROX WEIGHTS IN KG
3599gr with rear shock / without Save the Day kit
The BOLD UNPLUGGED is the pinnacle of innovation, focused on technical and aesthetic details to emphasize its industry leading innovation and design. Created by passionate bikers and engineered for those wanting a high-end experience of technology and design.
INTERNAL SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY
Frame stiffness, lowest center of gravity and optimum shock performance are the key benefits to our Internal Suspension Technology. The condition of the rear shock has a significant impact on suspension performance. The shock is always protected from dirt, water and crashes to ensure it is functioning at its best. As a result, the bike benefits from better handling, longer shock service intervals and a more stable, confidence inspiring ride.
Incredible dropper post compatibility and unlimited positioning possibilities thanks to the horizontal layout of the rear shock in combination with the Internal Suspension Technology. Meaning a 200mm travel dropper coupled with a slammed seat position is no problem for the UNPLUGGED.
Setting the right sag can easily be done via a magnet equipped travel indicator on the outside. The end stroke travel can also be checked on the smartly designed travel indicator for perfect bottom out control.
Having the ability to tune the bottom bracket height and head angle allows you to optimize the geometry and handling for you and your rides. With the Flip Chip on the Bold VarioTec you can change the bottom bracket height by +/-5 mm giving the UNPLUGGED frame the availability to be customized off-the-shelf.
With the goal to create the best ride quality in combination with a clean, integrated design, Bold has discarded the principles of classic full-suspension frame design. Bold has redefined the traditional linkage systems to suit their frame’s kinematics and suspension characteristics by integrating the rear suspension into the frame design.
With the shock placed internally, we are able to design an ultra compact linkage system for low weight and high stiffness. The linkage is directly attached to the shock and mounted to an axle inside the frame, meaning the suspension pivots no longer have to be constructed around the frame. This makes our link shorter than any other traditional suspension platform.
Using a Virtual Pivot linkage design improves the suspension feel, pedaling and braking response to work with maximum efficiency. Our kinematic suspension curve gives supple small bump sensitivity and therefore exceptional traction characteristics, perfect support in the mid-stroke and a controlled deep stroke for perfect bottom out control.
Accessing the shock is possible via a cover in the down tube area. This makes it easy to adjust rebound, compression, shock pressure as well as access to the cable of the TracLoc Suspension System.
Shock bolts are easily accessible from the outside. The UNPLUGGED comes with a FOX FLOAT X NUDE shock, giving 160 mm or of rear wheel travel in combination with the TracLoc Suspension System.
TracLoc manages the sag effect in several ways. Whereas most systems only increase low-speed compression in an effort to gain pedaling efficiency, TracLoc allows you to not only change compression damping, but also to change the spring curve, dynamically altering the geometry of the bike.
In Traction mode, the shock is not only firmer, but it has dynamically less travel. The bike sits higher, maintains a steep seat angle for those climbs, and becomes more agile.
In addition, the UNPLUGGED has a third mode with a full lockout for going up the steepest trails in the most efficient manner possible.
HEAD ANGLE ADJUST
With the UNPLUGGED, you can also adjust the head angle by +/-1 degree slacker or steeper. This can be done without cutting cables or bleeding brakes. All you must do is disassemble the bar, rotate the headset cups 180 degrees, and reassemble.
The premium bar of choice features an integrated bar and stem concept by SYNCROS, now also allowing for the integration of cables on the front of the bike. Extensive testing allowed Syncros to scan perfectly the desired position for your width, rise and sweep, allowing to get the position matched perfectly to what you want to ride at the highest level.
The integration concept features a clever storage solution for tools inside the frame which is easily accessible by opening the downtube cover. The kit includes a spare tube, mini pump and tire levers to save your day, in case of a flat tire.
Accidents will and do happen. To get you back on the trail fast, the Syncros Multi-Tool is hidden inside the frame covering most emergencies. There for when you unfortunately need it.
The bike is equipped with a rear axle tool which features a T25, T30 and a 6 allen key all in one. With these three options you can adjust all pivot hardware and nearly everything else there is to adjust on the bicycle.
The bike also features a chain management with an upper chainstay & seatstay protection and a chain guide to protect your bike and to keep things nice and quiet.
Progressive geometry in combination with the innovative Internal Suspension Technology brings the perfect mix of balance and control to the UNPLUGGED.
The shock is mounted in the lowest possible position inside the front triangle thanks to this design. This central and low mounting point for the shock, rocker link and pivot, but also the bottle cage lead to a very low center of mass, giving superb handling capabilities.