Define AL 160

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New for 2020
Mixed wheel sizes are the talk of the town! After a lot of testing and processing opinions, we have decided to implement a solution that we truly believe makes a lot of sense for many riders. A big, fast rolling 29” wheel in the front plows through rough terrain, and a smaller 27.5 wheel in the rear is tucked in and allows more suspension travel to be applied without fear of conflicts with the frame or body parts. On timed runs, this setup has proven to be the fastest, especially for smaller riders. Let's not forget that this is still a Define - which means it is built around a gorgeous alloy frame with custom hydroformed tubes, hidden external cable routing, big bearings and radical geometry!
This frame is not just a fancy version of the Snabb - we worked hard to make sure we really are taking things to the next level. To start with, the industrial design was conceived by the guys who made the Eurobike Gold Award winning Rondo Ruut. It features unique semi-internal cable routing - the lines are elegantly hidden away, but there is none of the hassle that is involved with standard internal routing. The frame has adjustable geometry via adjustable and interchangeable shock mounts (it’s possible to change the height of the BB or even change the travel by swapping the shock and shock mounts). Big sealed pivots keep the frame stable and guarantee long periods of smooth, service free function. What we did take directly from the Snabb 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”), progressive geometry and all-round fun factor.
- new alloy frame with custom hydroformed tubes & double pass welds,
- unique semi-internal cable routing
- modern aggressive geometry w/ long reach & slack angles
- designed for Enduro / mini DH riding
- 160 travel, 27.5” rear wheel compatibility
- Suggested build: 29” front / 27.5” rear wheel combination with 170mm front / 160mm rear travel
- travel and BB height can be adjusted via shockmount chipset
- FOX Performance Elite DPX2 LV Evol shock (small bump compliance, and more support the remaining travel)
- 1pcs rocker arm design
- stiff rear end
- rear wheel travel: 160mm (6.1”)
- you can completely transform the bike by changing the shock mount & shock (changes travel from 160 mm to 135
mm or vice versa).

Technical specification

rear wheel travel: 160mm (6.3”)
material: AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6 custom hydroformed and butted tubes; forged AL6061-T6 1pc rocker arm & shock cage
smooth ‘double pass’ welding in all critical areas; MAX bearings in all pivots
Cable routing: unique semi-internal cable routing option
Headset: tapered integrated 1.5-1&1/8” headtube IS42/IS52
Bottom bracket: BB threaded 73mm
Rear axle: BOOST 148 x 12mm, NS axle included
Brake: post-mount disc brake mount
Tire clearance: maximum tire size recommended: 29” x 2.5”, 650B x 3.0”
Seat post/clamp: CNC alloy seatpost clamp included

stealth cable route in seat tube for dropper post
weight: (w/o shock, w/o axle): 3.5 kg

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


Define AL 160   S M L
Wheel size 29" & 27.5"    
Based on fork travel 170,0 170,0 170,0
Reach mm 427,0 457,0 487,0
in 16,8 18,0 19,2
FC mm 767 802 836
in 30,2 31,6 32,9
Standover mm 758,0 754,0 752,0
in 29,8 29,7 29,6
Stack mm 632,0 641,0 650,0
in 24,9 25,2 25,6
Effective TT mm 587,0 620,0 653,0
in 23,1 24,4 25,7
Actual TT mm 553,0 582,0 614,0
in 21,8 22,9 24,2
Seat tube mm 396,0 432,0 483,0
in 15,6 17,0 19,0
Chain stays mm 438,0 438,0 438,0
in 17,2 17,2 17,2
BB rise mm -9 (27.5") - 29 (29") -9 (27.5") - 29 (29") -9 (27.5") - 29 (29")
in -0.4 / -1.1 -0.4 / -1.1 -0.4 / -1.1
Headtube angle 64,3 64,3 64,3
ST angle effective 76,0 76,0 76,0
Wheelbase mm 1205,0 1239,0 1273,0
in 47,4 48,8 50,1