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NS Bikes Synonym 2 29" Mountain Bike 2020 - Trail Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

Before you say: “WTF?! Is NS making an XC bike??” - stop. This is NOT just another XC bike. This is something completely different! The geometry of the Synonym is MILES away from any bike that you can find on the market. The the slack head angle, massive reach and very steep seat tube this bike descends better than any XC bike out there, it climb like a goat and charges like a bull on the flats. We deeply believe that short travel hardcore, lightweight XC / Trail bikes are the most fun you can have on two wheels when you don't have a chairlift. This year many companies have launched bikes in this category, but even if they claim to be progressive, they are actually very conservative old school XC bikes with bigger forks. The Synonym is different - it's a totally new concept designed from the ground up. Everyone we know who has tried this bike has been simply blown away. This really is a game changer in the XC / lightweight Trail segment.

The Synonym TR is a game changer in the lightweight Trail category. Radical geometry and a beefy 120mm fork presented in an ultra light weight package gives the rider a unique experience. It burns trails unlike anything else on the market. All available alternatives either have old-school geometry, or are heavy and slow to pedal. Most riders who have tried this bike swear that they can go just as fast on downhill trails as on their standard, “big” Trail / All Mountain bikes. This is because the limiting factor is not the suspension travel, but the position that the rider has on the bike and the way it handles. This amazing ride impression that riders have reported is backed up by lap times and measured segments. It simply blows everything else out of the water.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight carbon frame
  • Unique geometry, unprecedented in this category
  • 120mm front / 120mm rear travel
  • Fox Performance 34 step cast fork
  • Fox Performance Elite Shock
  • Dual remote for fork & shock
  • SRAM GX 1x12 drivetrain
  • SRAM Level T brakes
  • LIghtweight WTB ST i25 rims
  • X-Fusion Manic dropper post

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:NS Synonym, carbon fibre w/ 120mm travel
Fork:Fox Performance 34 Step Cast Float Grip, 120mm travel, 2pos remote lockout w/ Open Mode Adj, push-to-unlock, 15x110mm Boost, 1.5 tapered steerer tube, 44 offset
Rear Shock:Fox Performance Elite Float DPS 2pos remote lockout, push-to-unlock, Evol LV Trunnion 165x42.5
Headset:FSA NO.42/47/ACB
Stem:Synonym Trail 31.8 (S: 50, M, L & XL: 60mm), angle +5°
Bars:NS Licence Mini Rise Lite 31.8, 760mm, 10mm rise
Front Brake:Sram Level T, 180mm
Rear Brake:Sram Level T, 180mm
Brake Lever:Sram Level T
Rear Mech:Sram GX Eagle type 3 12spd
Shifters:Sram GX, 12spd
Speed:12
Rims:WTB ST Light i25 TCS 2.0 29”, 28h, tubeless ready
Front Hub:NS Rotary Straight Pull 15 Boost 15x110 disc (sealed bearings)
Rear Hub:NS Rotary Straight Pull Cassette 148x12mm Boost (sealed bearings)
Spokes:Straight Pull Spokes
Front Tyre:Maxxis Recon 2.4WT EXO TR
Rear Tyre:Maxxis Ikon 2.35 EXO TR
Seat Post:X-Fusion Manic internal S: 120mm, M, L, XL: 150mm
Saddle:Octane One Crit, CrMo hollow rails
Chainset:Truvativ STYLO 7K DUB 170mm 34t (XL size 175mm)
Bottom Bracket:Sram DUB Press Fit BB92
Chain:Sram, 12 spd
Cassette:Sram PG-1210,12spd 11-50t
Pedals:Basic Resin Flat

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MTB Sizing

Mountain Bike Sizing

Frame Size

XXS - 13"

4'8"

 

5'1"

XS - 15"

5'1"

 

5'4"

S - 16"

5'4"

 

5'7"

M - 18"

5'7"

 

5'10"

L - 19"

5'10"

 

6'0"

XL - 20"

6'0"

 

6'3"

XXL - 21"

6'3"

 

6'5"

XXXL - 22"

6'5"

 

6'9"

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

 

Mountain bike size table

Height

Mountain bike size (Inch)

4’8” – 5’1”

143 – 155 cm

13” – XXS

5’1” – 5’4”

155 – 163 cm

15” – XS

5’4” – 5’7”

163 – 170 cm

16” – S

5’7” – 5’10”

170 – 178 cm

18” – M

5’10” – 6’0”

178 – 183 cm

19” – L

6’0” – 6’3”

183 – 191 cm

20” – XL

6’3” – 6’5”

191 – 196 cm

21” – XXL

6’5” – 6’9”

196 – 205 cm

22” – XXXL

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike

 

 


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
 Shimano LogoSRAM Logo
Professional
11
XTR Di2
12
XX1 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle

12
X01 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle
 
12
XTR
11
XX1

11
X01
 
11
XT Di2
 
Enthusiast
12
XT
 
11
SLX
10
GX
 
10
Deore
11
NX
Entry
9
Alivio
12
SX Eagle
Eagle
 
9
Acera
9-10
X9
 
9
Altus
9-10
X7
 
7
Tourney
7-10
X5

 

 


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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