Reducing the number of hands between companies and consumers is a growing concept in nearly every industry, and Remot Bikes is next up to bat with their new carbon fiber trail bikes. The Chattanooga, Tennessee based brand is led by the same folks who have been designing and selling Lightspeed bikes for over 30 years, and their latest project looks to be a well-conceived one.
Cinder 29er or 27.5+ trail bikes
Folks who are searching for a new trail bike have a massive list of sweet whips to choose from, and Remot just added another carbon steed to the mix. The Cinder bounces along on 130mm at the fork and 120mm of rear travel, atop 29er or 27.5+ tires, with geometry to suit the party plans of a wide range of riders.
- Full carbon fiber front and rear
- Full SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
- 130mm RockShox Pike and a Monarch RT3 DebonAir damping 120mm out back
- Guide RE brakes
- 125mm Race Face Aeffect Dropper on all sizes
- Colors: Sand, Graphite, and Pine (dark green)
- 30 day return policy
- Sizes: small, medium, large
The overall build appears to be robust, and for a carbon bike priced below the $4K mark, it doesn’t leave a lot to upgrade. The Pike fork is a stiff performance tool on a bike in this travel range, with a service interval that will allow mountain bikers loads of fun between shop visits. The 125mm Race Face dropper post lets riders get low over the bike’s traditional Horst-link suspension design on rougher trails. The linkage design even leaves room for a water bottle inside the frame.
The Cinder’s geometry drops it squarely in the “trail” corner or the mountain bike arena. With a reasonable 67° headtube angle, proper ascent-ready 75° seat tube angle, and lengthy stabilizing 445mm chainstays, Remot claims that the cinder is designed for all-day adventuring. Both the small and medium models are cut with reach measurements that are shorter than the chainstays, and the size large reach is only one millimeter longer than that of the stays, which should make for a unique and stable ride.
Buyers can place pre-orders now, with bikes expected to ship in June.