The Jester Enduro bike is a thoroughbred 170mm race platform designed to perform in the demanding high levels of Enduro racing.
Born from the need to efficiently navigate the challenging terrain of the modern Enduro race course. After learning much about riding dynamics in creating the Oisin trail platform, I have taken that knowledge and designed the Jester. It descends with confidence at high speeds and still provide an efficient pedalling platform for sprinting out of corners and the ride back up the hill.
There is a choice of shocks depending on availability and customer preferences. The shock dimensions are for a 210x55 with standard eyes at both ends. The front end is design around a 170mm single crown fork. Seat post diameter is 31.6mm.
The Jester is built in small runs. The sizing is in frame reach increments of 10mm starting at 450mm through to 520mm for the big birds. Designed to be used with a bar/stem combo that places the hands close to the steering axis (a 35mm stem is certainly a great alternative as well) and a steeper seat tube around the 77 degree mark. This keeps the saddle to bar reach or your current set up and puts the wheels in a better balanced position when combined with a moderate head angle and a rear center matched to the front center. 435mm out to 450mm. It's a small change but makes the world of difference to the balance of the bike. The days of raked out front ends and bad wheel flop with a wandering front wheel when climbing, are over with this semi-forward geometry.
Built entirely from chrome-moly tubing and parts. Columbus tubing and Promolloy 4130 tubes and 4130/4140 fittings it is built with design efficiency but is tough and and at a weight that dips into the carbon territory with stiffness where it's needed but delivers that beautiful quiet ride that steel gives. A bike that communicates exactlywhats going on at the tyre contact patch. There is a reason steel has that fabled reputation and the Jester has utilised all of steels great attributes.
Of course there are options of a custom size or a slight tweak of the geometry, even different travel or if you want to go mullet with 27.5 rear. Even cable routing can be adjusted to the way you like to set your bike up. Just email or call and discuss what you are after. These options/changes do add a little bit to the final price.