NS Bikes DEFINE AL 130 2 Review

NS Bikes DEFINE AL 130 2 Review

NS Bikes DEFINE AL 130 2 Review

Price: 3499 €
category: All Mountain
Frame Material: Aluminium
Weight: 15,5 kg
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 140 mm
Travel Rear: 130 mm
Model Year: 2023 (carry over model from 2022)
  • value for money could be better
  • competitors ride better in the downhills
  • 15,5 kg - a bit heavy
fun to ride in
easy terrain extreme terrain
seating position
upright efficient
handling
playful easy calm
framesize runs
small big

Overall Bike Check

The most importanten ratings of the DEFINE AL 130 2 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (All Mountain up to 4500 €) .

Value for Money Check

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how many bike you get for 3499 €.

Geometry

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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M
L
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Wheelsize
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29
29
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Stack
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632
641
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Reach
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632
641
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Top Tube Length
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616
653
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Seat Tube Length
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432
483
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Seat Tube Angle
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76,5
76,5
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Head Tube Length
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Head Tube Angle
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65,5
65,5
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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42
42
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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329
329
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Chainstay Length
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440
440
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Wheelbase
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1227
1260
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Standover Height
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757
788
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Specification
  • Frame NS Define AL w/ 130mm travel, AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6, custom hydroformed tubes,
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Rock Shox 35 Gold RL 140mm travel, 15x110mm Boost, 1.5 tapered steerer tube
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper Rock Shox Deluxe Select+ Trunnion 185x55
  • Gearrange 455%
  • Drivetrain 1x12
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd
  • Crank  Shimano Deore FC-MT5101 170mm 32t
  • Cassette  Sunrace CSMZ800, 12spd 11-51T
  • Brake Set Shimano MT410, 200mm
  • Brake Rotors 200/180
  • Rims Octane One Solar 29”, 32h, tubeless compatible
  • Front Hub NS Rotary 15 Boost 15x110 disc (sealed bearings)
  • Rear Hub NS Rotary Cassette 148x12mm Boost (sealed bearings)
  • Tires Front tires front / rear:Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.35"
  • Tires Rear tires front / rear:Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.35"
  • Saddle WTB Volt Medium Steel SL
  • Seat Post Kind shox rage i internal S-125, M-150, L-170mm, 31,6mm
  • Stem NS Tone 35, 45mm
  • Handle Bar NS 35, 780mm wide, 20mm rise
  • Handle Bar Width 780
  • Head Set NS custom tapered 1&1/8"-1.5" IS42/IS52 reach adjustable offset cups (+/-10mm), sealed bearing

Expirience with the NS Bikes DEFINE AL 130 2

NS Bikes DEFINE AL 130 2 Review You are mainly using it for on demanding single tracks? Then throw the NS Bikes Fully onto your favorites list. No matter how rowdy the ride gets: when shredding the All Mountain of NS Bikes, the 65,5 degree head tube angle and the long wheelbase ensure a pretty chilled handling. If you want to get ahead efficiently and quickly, you will welcome the sporty riding position. If you love flying down steep, rocky and loamy trails, the NS Bikes DEFINE AL 130 2 doesn't really suit you. Other manufacturers build All Mountain in the same price range that are more focused on descends. Heavy riders over 85 kilos aren´t likely to encounter too many problems with the high weight of 15,5 kg. For lighter riders, this could be a disturbance. But let´s not forget: The geometry shows the know-how of the NS Bikes engineers. For 3499 Euro , other manufacturers deliver geometries with less potential. Caution when selecting the size: the Aluminium frame sizing runs big.

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