Raze is the desire of a large part of the mountain biking community made real: lighter than a traditional Enduro bike but without sacrificing performance, yet lighter of foot and better at pedaling. The longer we spend riding in the mountains, the more the distinct disciplines of mountain bike are blurring. How far can we go with today’s latest generation of XC bikes before they merge into what we call Enduro? We all want the best. The total Mountain Bike, the “quiver killer”. "I don't want two bikes! I want one that can do it all and make me a better rider". A bike that adapts to all environments, to any type of use, which allows us to ride with our Cross Country whippet friends one weekend and then bang out some runs at the Bike Park with our downhill mates the next.
When we debuted the Raze back in the summer at the Sölden Bike Park in Austria, even we were shocked by its performance. When you try it, it makes you rethink whether you really need anything more, or even whether you need different bikes for different rides. Raze really makes you rethink and question the boundaries between disciplines. Some will see it as that ideal bike "a little beyond" the traditional XC but without losing that XC racing performance. You can climb at the same rate as your XC mates but you’ll leave them for dead on the downs. Others will see it as that long-awaited mini-Foxy, with almost the exact same evolved geometry but which lets you ride farther, hit more jumps, rail more single-track and cover greater distances, faster. Too aggressive for XC? Incredibly light for Enduro? It’s all of that and more. Raze redefines what is and has been a traditional trail bike. Don't try to compare it to anything else because it’s got a unique identity and personality. If you’re lucky enough to try one, you won’t want anything else.