The Summum RR features the pure pro’s choice, the new Fox DHX2 Factory shock, on the R it’s the new Fox DHX2 Performance Elite, and there’s no messing with the Fox Van RC Performance on the Summum (all 70mm stroke). On each model the rear suspension has the same 200mm rear wheel travel – just as the pro’s race with. But the kinematics are expertly adjusted to get the best from the shock, geometry and frame material as a package: “The leverage ratio of the new 2021 Summum is more supple off the top, more progressive and it has a greater rising rate than its predecessor,” explains Israel Romero.
Rollin’ on wagon wheels
Today’s tracks, racers and speeds are increasingly demanding 29in wheels – it’s the evolution of the sport driven from the very top by pro racers like our own MS Mondraker team of Laurie Greenland, Brook Macdonald, Eleonora Farina, Thibaut Laly and Mike Jones.
But we’ve also kept the base Summum model – and the RR frameset – in a 27.5 option for the riders who prefer it. The RR frameset also comes in a ‘best of both worlds’ dedicated MX-style mullet option: 29 front and 27.5 rear.
“Some riders would probably like to experience the mullet frameset combo as this option has proved to be very popular at World Cup racing for the last couple of seasons.” says Israel Romero.
And on the 2021 Summum R and RR 29ers we’ve specced superbly light, stiff wheels, straight from our new race team partner, E.13, with the LG1 DH Plus IW29 wheelset.
All the 2021 Summum models get fresh rubber: Michelin DH34 tires – they’re 2.4in wide, fast rolling and perform brilliantly on a host of different surfaces.
But it still rides like a Mondraker...
The 2021 Summum might look and sound radical – but remember, this is an evolution. You still get the underlying handling characteristics of Forward Geometry and Zero Suspension.
The changes you see for the new model are part of Mondraker’s ongoing programme of development, learning year on year, race after race and week-in, week-out about the best materials, geometry, technologies and components, it’s precision crafted – to make your fastest ever downhill rig… the 2021 Summum!