Nerd Lite 2

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Finally a trail bike with character! This aggressive 29”-er with 120mm frame travel and progressive, modern geometry is an efficient tool for hammering climbs, but it turns into a rowdy rascal when you point it the other way. Yes it’s hard to believe but all our test riders loved this bike - and they ranged from racers with shaved legs to guys in full-face helmets who took this bike to the biggest jump lines in the hood. With a sturdy alloy construction, three oversized bearings in the main pivot, the Nerd Lite is fast, fun and will last.


Alloy frame with 120mm travel
Manitou Machete fork
SRAM NX 12 speed drivetrain
35mm NS Bikes cockpit
X-Fusion dropper post

The Nerd bikes are all about fun - light, efficient and strong.


The philosophy behind the development of these frames was to keep things as simple as possible and provide great price, performance and reliability. And indeed - all the models in the range received stellar grades from our development team and test riders. The range includes the Nerd Lite - an aggressive 29” new-school trail bike with 120mm frame travel and modern geometry. On the other side of the spectrum you will find the Nerd HD - a long travel machine for Enduro and bike parks with a unique 29” front and 27.5” rear wheel setup. 

Bike Specs

Main features

Frame Specs

frame: NS Nerd Lite w/ 120mm travel, AL6061-T6, custom formed and butted tubes

sizes: S,M,L

rear shock: Manitou Radium Expert 190x40

forks: Manitou Machete Comp, 130mm travel, 15x110mm Boost, 1.5 tapered steerer tube

headset: GW integrated tapered IS42/IS52, sealed bearings

stem:  Octane One Tone 35, 45mm

handlebar: NS Bar 780mm, 20mm rise

grips:  NS Hold Fast

seatpost: X-Fusion Manic internal 125, 150mm

saddle: Octane One Rocker2

front brake: Sram Level, 180mm

rear brake: Sram Level, 180mm

levers: Sram Level

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

spokes: Spokes w/14mm nipples

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

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

tires front / rear: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.25

crankset: Truvativ Descendant PS 170mm 32t

bottom bracket: SRAM Power Spline BSA Bottom Bracket

pedals: /

chain: Sram, 12 spd

chainguide: /

derailleurs: Sram NX Eagle™, long cage, 12spd

shifters: Sram NX, 12spd

cassette: SRAM PG-1230,12spd 11-50t

weight (kg): 14

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


Nerd Lite 2   S M L
wheel size 29"
fork travel 130 130 130
Reach mm 430 455 480
in 16,9 17,9 18,9
FC mm 723 758 787
in 28.5 29.8 31.0
Standover mm 681 680 687
in 26.8 26.8 27.0
Stack mm 614 623 632
in 24.2 24.5 24.9
Effective TT mm 583 610 638
in 23.0 24.0 25.1
Actual TT mm 566 589 614
in 22.3 23.2 24.2
Seat tube mm 394 432 483
in 15,6 17,0 19,1
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
headtube angle 67 67 67
ST angle effective 76 76 76
wheelbase mm 1166 1194 1223
in 45.9 47.0 48.1