Define AL 130 2

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One of the most versatile bikes in our range, the Define AL 130 could be a quiver killer for any mountain biker. It sits right in the middle of the panorama of categories and can be used for anything from long distance rides to fun days out at the bike park. The adjustable BB height option let’s you dial the bike to your riding style - more pedal friendly or more planted on the descents, you can choose. Don't be fooled by the “shortness” of this bike’s travel. It really feels like it has much more than the quoted numbers. At the same time, the climbing capabilities of this bike are absolutely amazing. As with all our other bikes, we believe that it’s big wheels and proper geometry - not the amount of travel - that define what a bike can do.



alloy frame with custom hydroformed tubes & double pass welds
Adjustable BB height
Progressive geometry with 44mm fork rake
140mm front / 130mm rear travel
ROCK SHOX front suspension (35 GOLD RL)
X-Fusion Rear suspension ( o2 rlx)
X-FUSION MANIC dropper post
NEW Shimano deore 1x12 derailleur
NEW Shimano Deore brakes
NEW Shimano Deore crankset


The beautiful carbon Define is now available in metal. It was a big challenge to translate the complex lines of this bike to another material, and we have sweated every detail of this high-end alloy frame to make it as light and as sexy as possible. Some of the unique features include an adjustable BB height and semi-integrated cable guides - a practical and elegant solution of the internal / external cable routing dilemma. Big sealed pivots keep it stable and guarantee long periods of smooth, service free function. There are a few things that we borrowed directly from the Snabb - and that is the kinematics of the 4-bar suspension that everyone loves (Pinkbike: "There is so little pedal-induced bobbing at play here that it sort of boggles the mind”).




Bike Specs

Main features

Frame Specs

frame: NS Define AL w/ 130mm travel, AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6, custom hydroformed tubes, semi internal cable routing

sizes: S,M,L

rear shock: X-Fusion O2 RLX Trunnion 185x55mm

forks: RockShox 35 Gold RL 140mm travel, 110x15mm Boost, 1.5T, 44mm offset

headset: NS custom tapered 1&1/8"-1.5" IS42/IS52 reach adjustable offset cups (+/-10mm), sealed bearing

stem: NS Tone 35, 45mm

handlebar: NS 35, 780mm wide, 20mm rise

grips: NS Hold Fast

seatpost: X-Fusion Manic internal S:125mm, M:150mm, L:170mm

saddle: Octane One Crit, CrMo hollow rails

front brake: Formula Cura, 200mm

rear brake: Formula Cura, 180mm

levers: Formula

rims: Octane One Solar 29”, 32h, tubeless compatible

spokes: Spokes w/14mm nipples

front hub: NS Rotary 15 Boost 15x110 disc (sealed bearings)

rear hub: NS Rotary Cassette 148x12mm Boost (sealed bearings)

tires front / rear: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.35"

crankset: Praxis Cadet HD 170mm 32t 

bottom bracket: Shimano BSA 73mm

pedals: /

chain: Shimano, 12 spd

chainguide: /

derailleurs: Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd

shifters: Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd

cassette: Sunrace CSMZ800, 12spd 11-51T

weight (kg): 15

Specifications subject to change without notice. Actual colours and design may vary slightly from the images on the website.

Frame size recommendations:
S 160cm - 170cm
M 170cm - 182cm
L 180cm +


You can raise the BB height by 5mm from the stock settings by using the adjustable shock mount or you can completely transform the bike by changing the shock mount & shock (changes travel from 155 mm to 130 mm or vice versa).




The pivot that is most difficult to replace is hidden inside the frame and remains completely isolated from dirt and water inside the frame.


The cables appear to be threaded through the downtube and chainstay...



But actually, they are only hidden in a special channel in the construction. Easy to replace anytime, anywhere!



 Define AL 130   S M L
Wheel size 29
Fork travel 140 140 140
Reach mm 440 470 500
in 17,3 18,5 19,7
FC mm 756 790 824
in 29,8 31,1 32,4
Standover mm 733 729 727
in 28,9 28,7 28,6
Stack mm 623 632 641
in 24,5 24,9 25,2
Effective TT mm 583 616 649
in 23,0 24,3 25,6
Actual TT mm 553


in 21,8 22,9 24,2
Seat tube mm 396 432 483
in 15,6 17,0 19,0
Chain stays mm 440 440 440
in 17,3 17,3 17,3
BB rise mm -42 -42 -42
in -1,7 -1,7 -1,7
BB height mm 328 328 328
Headtube angle 65,5 65,5 65,5
ST angle effective 77,0 77,0 77,0
Wheelbase mm 1193 1227 1261
in 47,0 48,3 49,6