Born in the Swiss mountains, BOLD’s progressive, aggressive Enduro machine was created to attack the steep, rough and technical with confidence and stability. If you are the local hero, wanting to “unplug” from everyday life to be out in the mountains, or the Enduro Pioneer looking to hold that perfect line – the Volume 1 will take you there.
Removed by two thumb screws, the downtube cover opens to reveal the Internal Suspension
Shock settings can be easily accessed and set with the integrated SAG indicator
The 4P2A Variotec Custom Geometry allows you adjust head angle in three different settings
Flipchips in the rear offer 4 chainstay length/ Bottom Bracket heights for different wheel sizes
INTERNAL SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY
With the goal to create the best ride quality we can in our mountain bikes, we have disbanded the principles of classic full-suspension frame design, and redefined the traditional horst link to suit our frame’s kinematics. Frame stiffness, lower centre of mass and optimum shock performance are the key benefits to our IST Technology.
Stiff and Compact Rocker Link
With the shock placed internally, we are able to design an ultra compact rocker link system for low weight and high stiffness. The rocker link 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 rocker link shorter than any other traditional suspension platform.
Low Centre of Mass
The shock is mounted in the lowest possible position inside the front triangle. This central and low mounting point for the shock, rocker link and pivot lead to a very low centre of mass, giving superb handling capabilities.
The condition of the rear shock has a significant impact on suspension performance. The shock is always protected from dirt, UV and crashes to ensure it is functioning at its best.
Remote accessed dampening
The damping mode of the shock is remotely adjusted at the handlebar. This intuitive operation lets you switch the shock to your desired damping mode in seconds. Nothing stands in the way of a hard acceleration out of the saddle.
Straight Frame Tubes
The compact IST suspension system creates space in the frame, with straight tubes constructed from the highest quality silicon moulded carbon. This gives our front triangle high torsional stiffness and the ability to easily house a water bottle and other equipment needed for long rides or races.
VARIOTEC CUSTOM GEOMETRY
FOUR CHAINSTAY/BB OPTIONS. TWO HEADSET OPTIONS. BOLD’S 4P2A VARIOTEC CUSTOM GEOMETRY MAKES THE UNPLUGGED ONE OF THE MOST CUSTOMIZABLE OFF-THE-SHELF FRAMES AVAILABLE.
HEAD ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Newmen 2 position Headset
The option of fitting 2 different headsets gives you the choice of 3 different head angles.
1. The custom Newmen headset has two settings – slack and steep, easily switched by turning each bearing 180 degrees in the head tube, giving a 2 degree difference between each setting.
2. The third middle setting, or one degree difference, is done by fitting the Acros headset.
Combining rear triangle adjustments, wheel size and fork length, the Unplugged is able to have a head angle from 62.9 deg to 66.4 deg.
CHAINSTAY LENGTH/BB HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Flipchips Level 1-4
Flipchips Level 2-3
Located in rear end of the chainstay, the flipchip eccentric bearing inserts can be swapped or flipped to give 4 different chainstay length and bottom bracket height options.
To optimize tyre size choice, from 27.5×2.4 – 29×2.6, the flip chips offer a BB height variance in the range of 20mm and chainstay length 11mm.
HAVING THE ABILITY TO TUNE WHEELBASE, BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT AND HEAD ANGLE DIMENSIONS MEANS THAT YOU CAN OPTIMIZE GEOMTERY FOR DIFFERENT WHEEL AND FORK SIZES, AND ALSO YOUR RIDING STYLE AND TERRAIN PREFERENCES.