The HD6 is the evolution of one of the most successful enduro bikes in history. Designed with input from our Enduro World Cup team and building upon our award-winning Ripmo and HD lines, the HD6 features increased travel, a completely redesigned suspension layout, and mixed wheels.
The 29″ front wheel, bolstered by 180mm of travel, assures stability, whereas the 27.5″ rear wheel allows for additional maneuverability. The 165mm of travel skillfully manages any fallout. With a 64 degree head tube angle (one degree slacker than the current Ripmo), a BB height similar to Mojo HD5, and chainstay length identical to the current Ripmo (despite the 27.5″ rear wheel), the bike maintains an equilibrium between agility and stability.
In order to place every size rider in the same position over the rear wheel, the HD’s seat tube angles get steeper as frame size increases. With four sizes, this would have resulted in larger jumps in reach, so we added a fifth size. The smaller increments across five sizes means that you can find just the right size. We encourage riders to choose their bike size based on their desired reach and top tube measurements.
Our upper link suspension layout is progressive enough to be sensitive off the top, yet supportive enough for the biggest hits. It is also compatible with all coil shocks, for those longer race stages that can tax air shock performance.
The suspension layout may be new, but it’s still DW-Link. The inherent efficiency means you don’t need an overdamped shock to climb well. Less shock damping allows the wheels to stay planted on the ground, providing more traction and that hover-bike feel that our frames are known for. The HD6 climbs with a finesse that defies its enduro race pedigree.
Our custom tuned front and rear suspension feature extra light high speed compression and rebound damping to deliver unparalleled traction. This allows the wheels to flutter through rough terrain like a trophy truck storming through a set of whoops.
Tired of buying bearings each season? So were we. That’s why we’ve strategically employed bushings where they’re most effective and bearings elsewhere. The IGUS bushings in our lower link are not only lighter and stiffer, they’re virtually maintenance-free. We believe so strongly in them, we back them with free lifetime replacement.
LIGHTWEIGHT PREMIUM CARBON
All our bikes are built from the highest grade materials and optimized for the best strength, weight, stiffness, and ride performance — no matter how much you spend. The HD6 frame is sub 6 lbs without shock and our complete Enduro ready builds weigh as little as 32 lbs.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Bikes that look pretty on the outside should look pretty on the inside. We use carbon fiber tubes molded within each frame. Push the cable in, watch it pop out — a beautiful moment indeed.
If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Simple as that.
|COMPONENT||STANDARD COMPONENT||UPGRADE / OPTION|
|Fork||Fox Float 38 Factory Series, 180mm, 29”, 110x15|
|Shock||Fox Float X2 Factory Series with EVOL, 230mm x 65mm|
|Wheels||Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai, 29” x 2.5” / Maxxis DHR, 27.5” x 2.4”|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7120, 4 piston|
|Brake Rotors||Shimano SM-RT66, F: 203mm/R: 203mm|
|Cranks||Shimano SLX M7100, 24mm Spindle, 32T Alloy Ring, 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SLX BB52|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus|
|Shift Levers||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX, 10-51T|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Chain Guide||MRP AMg SE|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Grips||Lizard Skin Charger Evo|
|Handlebar||Ibis Aluminum, 780mm|
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm
|Seatpost||Bike Yoke Revive Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm. Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.