Parker was the sleeper hit of 2008, launched as a gate-racing bike, something you could rail in weekend dual slalom, then take to the skate park or the dirt jumps. Turns out it was just what a lot of aggressive riders wanted--we couldn?t make enough of ?em.
For 2009, we made it an even better, stronger jumper with beefier chainstays for strength and lower standover for more tail-whipping action. We boosted lateral stiffness with stout dropouts, a wider top tube pivot and new CNC?ed pivot hardware. You?ll feel every accelerating bit of it when pumping the pedals through transitions and over climbs.