Poland’s Prime Bicycles has two new bikes on offer today with their burly Thunderflash platform that’s designed for enduro racing, and the Rocket that’s ready for DH events and fun days at the bike park. After a good deal of testing the company decided to go with 29″ wheels on all sizes for both bikes, and they say that after 80 different geometry options they landed at one optimal setup for each bike. No flip-chips required.
The carbon, single-crown Thunderflash frame has 165mm of rear travel that Prime says is plenty supportive for coil or air-sprung shocks, led by a 170m fork with a 64° lean. The three frame sizes stretch across modern 460, 480, and 505mm reach measurements, and the seat tubes steepen across the size run between 77.6, 77.8, and 78° to make the roomy reach feel manageable. All three sizes are tailed by 445mm chain stays that look ripe for stable speed.
The Thunderflash has a carbon fiber front and rear triangle, and both the upper and lower links are also made of carbon. Framesets will sell for €3,499, and complete bikes will go for between €4,999 and €8,999 depending on the component spec.
The new 195mm Rocket rig looks like a Thunderflash with a DH fork, a different shock stroke, and no bottle mounts, but both triangles and linkage bits are unique. A new Rocket ride uses a 63.6° head tube angle to brace a long 200mm fork, and 455, 475, and 500mm reach measurements paired with 445mm chain stays to add stability.
A new Rocket frame will sell for €3,499, with complete builds ranging between €5,299 and €8,499. Both of the bikes are available in grey or blue colorways.
Click over to Prime Bicycles for more info.