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New Mondraker Podium Carbon 2017

One of the strongest bets in 2017 Mondraker collection is the complete overhaul of the Podium Carbon model, our Cross Country racing hardtail icon. 

One of the strongest bets in 2017 Mondraker collection is the complete overhaul of the Podium Carbon model, our Cross Country racing hardtail icon. 

Undoubtedly, it is one of the greatest evolutions we have ever performed to any of our bikes to date, with a complete frame design optimization and a design that inspires and provides greater speed and lightness, setting a new standard of stiffness and rear suppleness, with a significant reduction in weight and improving performance against the clock.

Podium Carbon 2017 is the new Mondraker Cross Country Racing hardtail icon. 920 gram (without hardware) Stealth Air frameset with a fully stylized design with thinner and slimmer tubes; a flatter top tube, very "aero" that inspires and provides greater speed and lightness setting a new stiffness standard and new low profile FlatStays seatstays and 27.2 mm seatpost that increase rear absorption and reduce vibrations, with a significant weight reduction and improved performance against the clock. 16% stiffer, 24% lighter and 25% more suppleness, the new 2017 Podium 2017 releases geometric improvements to suit the rigors of the current XCO and Marathon World Cup races and maintains the integrated stem IST EVO concept design, more compact and with just 128 grams, with better integration into the frameset. 4 new Podium Carbon models that set a new performance standard for a racing hardtail at the highest level.

Its actual weight is 920 grams (without hardware) in size M, 24% lighter, 16% stiffer and 25% more supple compared to 2016 Podium Carbon. Amazing

Stealth Air

Stealth Air carbon frame has a sleeker new design with thinner and rounded tubes without edges and a top tube and FlatStays with a very low profile, very “Aero” providing greater speed, with an updated more racy looking aesthetics. Its actual weight is 920 grams (without hardware) in size M, 24% lighter, 16% stiffer and 25% more supple compared to 2016 Podium Carbon. Amazing; Truly record figures achieved after a long and extended development period and many prototypes testing that led us to create the best Mondraker hardtail made to date.

Geometry upgrades

Podium Carbon geometry has evolved to suit the rigors of the current Cross Country and Marathon World Cup races with 10 mm longer top tube length per size, with a longer front center and 0,5º slacker head angle (70º) providing greater stability while rear chainstays are 8 mm shorter (432 mm) compared to 2016 Podium Carbon, increasing traction and improving its reactivity and pedaling response. Riding position, bottom bracket height and handlebar height with the new shorter and more compact integrated stem remain unchanged with regard to 2016 Podium Carbon.

128 grams for the 75 mm stem, 50 grams (26%) lighter than the 2016 model besides being stiffer to deliver better control

IST EVO stem

Our IST technology with integrated stem - Integrated Stem Technology introduces a new EVO full carbon more compact and sleeker design with new 75, 90, 105 and optional 120 mm sizes and 128 grams for the 75 mm stem, 50 grams (26%) lighter than the 2016 model besides being stiffer to deliver better control. Another key detail regarding the new 2017 IST integrated stem design is that it lacks the internal stop, allowing a complete steering angle and featuring an effective specific protective rubber between the frame and the stem, as a stop-guard.

 

FlatStays Technology

Top tube design requires special mention with its flatter, thinner and more stylish “extra low profile section” with new FlatStays that manage to increase absorption by 25% over the 2016 Podium model, significantly reducing vibrations and trail buzz increasing comfort, ideal on long rides reducing fatigue and physical demand.

27.2 mm seatpost

With regard the 31.6 mm Podium 2016, the new exclusive seatpost design has a smaller diameter of 27.2 mm and is significantly lighter, providing a more controlled flexion that works directly with our FlatStays design making the most comfortable hardtail bike we have ever created.

Other technical data

Other Podium Carbon 2017 model exclusive details are its internal HHG cable routing compatible with 1X or 2X cranksets and Di2 electronic shifting, integrated chainstay custom protector, new 148x12 rear and 110x15 mm front Boost standard width wheels, new Flat Mount rear brake caliper, Press Fit BB30 BB and more compact tapered headset.

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