Ion Effi-Gear

The Ion Effi-Gear is now available to order - Tech sheet and further info here  UK price £3900

The ION 20 Effi is our latest DH gearbox bike. It´s the first choice of our team riders on rough, demanding WorldCup tracks offering 205mm travel. With geometry and bearing construction based on our 2014 ION 20 it’s neutral in the air and stable on the trail and in corners, thanks to the low center of gravity. The rear suspension is particularly sensitive due to the low unsprung mass. The EffiGear gearbox  offers 9 gears with an overall ratio of 444%.  It’s Gates Carbon Drive only and a proper DH build of 17kg is possible.


Nicolai – ION 20 Effi-Gear Comes to Life a Mountain Biking video by CrossWorx

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