The life of a non-professional cross-country racer is the toughest in the field, having to perform at peak levels without having access to pro-level gear. This is where the NINETY-SIX XT RC comes into play. With a race-ready spec package featuring a lightweight CF4 carbon frame and components that walk the fine line between performance and budget. The 12-speed Shimano XT drivetrain needs no introduction, while the proven 32SC suspension fork and Fox Float shock with 100 mm of travel keep up the pace lap after lap. The competition will be annoyed just to see you from behind.
The NINETY-SIX is the new and exciting reincarnation of our former World Cup proven XC and marathon machine. It has inherited the race genes and forward drive of the old NINETY-SIX and combines this with the ability and absolute willingness to master current, highly demanding XC and marathon routes. The carbon frame platform and the P-FLEX chassis are the perfect basis for a fun-oriented, fast and trail-loving full-suspension bike. The NINETY-SIX defines what a modern cross-country race bike should be like. It can cope with the rough world-class racetracks as well as with hyper-speed climbing passages or rapid and daring descents. For those looking for a cross-country bike for racing rather than high-speed trail fun, the RC models offer slightly less front travel with a 100mm suspension fork, fast-rolling tires and a lighter front brake.