The use of high modulus carbon fibre is the reason why we are able to build light weight frames while maintaining optimal lateral stiffness. This creates excellent frame efficiency and preserves the comfort of the ride. The use of carbon in the construction of MTBs revives designs based on rigid or semi rigid frames, as they provide very significant weight reduction.
The 986 RSP adopts the new dedicated A STEM, incorporating our Direct Drive concept in its MTB version. The Direct Drive concept corresponds to the optimisation of all the steering station’s parameters in the aim of bringing maximal rigidity, reliability and safety to reach a maximum performance level. We arrive at this result through the use of a short and conical head tube 11/2” below and 11/8” above and the suppression of spacers since the adjustment of the handlebars’ height is now done through the use of our A-Stem reversible length setting the sections of which were clearly defined to optimise steering accuracy.