Synonym TR1

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- Lightweight Carbon frame
- Unique Geometry, unprecedented in this category
- 120mm front / 120mm rear wheel travel
- Fox 34 Step Cast Factory fork
- FOX DPS factory shock
- Dual remote for fork & shock
- 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle read derailleur 
- FOX Transfer  factory dropper post
- lite mini-riser  NS carbon handlebar 
- light NS x Hunt straight pull wheels

When we launched the Synonym people shook their heads in disbelief. This bike was miles away from any short travel bike out there. The ultra-slack head angle, massive reach and very steep seat tube had never been used in a short travel bike. But The Synonym was the herald of a revolution. Today we all know that progressive geometry is the way to go – even in lightweight XC / trail bikes! The Synonym TR is really a game changer. Radical geometry and a beefy 120mm fork presented in an ultra-light weight package give the rider a unique experience. It burns trails unlike anything else on the market. All available alternatives either have old-school geometry or are heavy and slow to pedal. Most riders who have tried this bike swear that they can go just as fast on downhill trails as they do on their standard, “big” trail / all mountain bikes. This is because unless you are on extremely rough trails, the limiting factor is usually not the suspension travel, but the position that the rider has on the bike and the way it handles. This amazing ride impression that riders have reported is backed up by lap times and measured segments. In fact, this bike is so fast that many riders have opted for the TR version (with small modifications) as their XC racing weapon, instead of going for the dedicated RC version. The Synonym TR is built around a full carbon frame with flex stays, eliminating the need for heavy pivots.




Bike Specs

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Frame Specs


Media Review

frame: NS Synonym, superlite carbon fibre w/ 120mm travel

sizes: S,M,L,XL

rear shock: Fox Factory Float DPS 2pos remote lockout, push-to-unlock, Evol LV Trunnion 165x42.5

fork: Fox Factory 34 Step Cast Float FIT4, 120mm travel, 2pos remote lockout w/ Open Mode Adj, push-to-unlock, 15x110mm Boost, 1.5 tapered steerer tube, 44mm offset

headset: FSA NO.42/47/ACB

stem: Synonym Trail 31.8 (S: 50, M, L & XL: 60mm), angle +5°

handlebar: NS Licence Carbon Mini Rise Lite 31.8, 760mm, 15mm rise

grips: NS Hold Fast supersoft

seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory S: 120mm, M, L, XL: 150mm

saddle: WTB Volt Medium Cromoly

front brake: Sram Level TLM, 180mm

rear brake: Sram Level TLM, 180mm

levers: Sram Level TLM

rims: NS Bikes x Hunt 30 29", 32h, tubeless ready

spokes: Straight Pull Spokes

front hub: NSBikesxHunt straight pull 110x15mm Boost (sealed bearings)

rear hub: NSBikesxHunt straight pull 148x12mm Boost (sealed bearings)

tires front / rear: Maxxis Recon 2.4WT EXO/TR / Maxxis Ikon 2.35 EXO/TR

crankset: Sram X1 Carbon DUB 170mm 34t (XL size 175mm)

bottom bracket: Sram DUB Press Fit BB92

pedals: /

chain: Sram GX Eagle, 12 spd

chainguide: /

derailleurs: Sram X01 Eagle type 3 12spd

shifters: Sram GX Eagle, 12spd

cassette: Sram XG-1275, 10-50t 12 speed

weight (kg): 11.9 (M size, tubeless setup)

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


The longest, slackest XC bike on the market! No other bike comes even close!!!



Flex stays eliminate the need for a pivot in the rear triangle. less weight, more lateral stffness..


Beautiful lines by George Dabrowski. Designer of award winning Rondo bikes.

Pinkbike: Synonym TR 1
Singletrack: Synonym TR 1


Synonym TR 1   S M L XL
Wheel size 29"
Fork travel 120 120 120 120
Reach mm 436 466 491 511
in 17.2 18.3 19.3 20.1
FC mm 732 766 796 824
in 28.8 30.2 31.3 32.4
Standover mm 754 753 753 754
in 29.7 29.6 29.6 29.7
Stack mm 590 599 614 632
in 23.2 23.6 24.2 24.9
Effective TT mm 582 615 644 667
in 22.9 24.2 25.4 26.3
Actual TT mm 548 580 611 640
in 21.6 22.8 24.1 25.2
Seat tube mm 410 440 490 540
in 16.1 17.3 19.3 21.3
Chain stays mm 438 438 438 438
in 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.2
BB rise mm -38 -38 -38 -38
in -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5
BB height mm 326 326 326 326
Headtube angle 66.0 66.0 66.0 66.0
ST angle effective 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0
Wheelbase mm 1167 1201 1232 1260
in 45.9 47.3 48.5 49.6