Get the best deals on Downhill Mountain Bike Full Suspension (Front & Rear) Bikes when you shop the largest online selection at Thebikespaces.com. Only a few weeks ago, Propain Hugene launched the revised version of their popular trail bike. In 2021, the Hugene comes with several major updates and a fresh new look, reminding us of its bigger siblings, the Tyee and Spindrift, despite sharing the same PRO10 suspension system of its predecessor. The entire Hugene range relies on a carbon frame with an alloy linkage, which can be personalised with different finishes and decals via Propain’s configurator. Here you can also pick the components to suit your preferences and budget. However, the 29″ frame in matte cream showed clear signs of wear only a short time into this test. The sealed pivot bearings offer additional protection from dust, grit and moisture and should ensure a long service life. Despite the elaborate PRO10 linkage, there’s enough room in the frame for a large water bottle and even a tool mount on the top tube. All cables run internally and are clamped down at the ports with rubber inserts. However, these tend to get dislodged from the ports and slide down the cable, spoiling the clean look of the bike and causing the cables to rattle against the frame. On rough descents, the chain joins in the bothersome rattle concert with a loud metallic slap solo, bashing against the elaborate chainstay protector made of very hard plastic. As a result the Hugene is one of the loudest bikes we’ve tested in a long time. On the downtube, a TPU plate helps protect the frame from stray rocks.
Frame: Blend Carbon; 140mm
Fork: Fox 34 Float, Performance Elite, Fit Grip 2, Boost
Shock: Fox Float X 2-pos, Performance Elite, EVOL, 210×50
Brakes: SRAM G2 RSC, 200F/R Centreline rotors
Handlebar: Sixpack Millenium, 35 x 805 mm, 15mm
Saddle: Sixpack Kamikaze, CrMo
Seatpost: BikeYoke Revive, 31.6 x 180mm
Shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle; 12s
Stem: Sixpack Millenium, 35 x 45mm
Wheelset: Newmen Evolution SL A.30, 30mm, 110/148
Front tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Super Trail, Addix-Soft, 29″ x 2.35″
Rear tire: Schwalbe Big Betty, Super Trail, Addix-Soft, 29″ x 2.35″
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Dub GXP Threaded
Cassette: SRAM XG 1275; 10-52T
Cranks: Truvativ Descendant Carbon, Boost, DUB, 32T, 170mm
Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle; 12s
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