The HB916 bike is our new 160mm rear travel bike. It would be wrong to assume the HB916 is a successor to the original HB160 bike as its DNA is very different and so should be treated as a whole new bike.
The HB916 bike has been designed with Enduro Racing in mind, taking into account its wide variety of terrains and formats. Engineered so a racer can be fast not only on a quick 2 min stage but also on a 20 min mega stage on terrain varying from Scottish Moors to Alpine descents.
Our focus was on making the bike to be efficient, balanced, predictable, and easy to ride to save racers precious energy on long day races, enabling them to focus and make the difference when it matters the most.
The frame is produced in house at our Barnoldswick factory. The front triangle is constructed in one piece while the chain and seat stays are a hybrid construction of aluminium and carbon allowing us to keep pivot bearings fitted into aluminium and spaced as wide as possible to increase bearing life.
The frame features internal cable routing, frame rubber protection and down tube storage which we like to call a ‘Butty Box’ in a typical northern way. Of course, the precious water bottle will fit inside the front triangle too.