The Rapidé Tigre has been developed over three years, each 4130 chromoly tube has been custom shaped and butted specially for us by our tube makers.
The seat stays are horizontally ovalized for vertical compliance, traction and vibration absorption while providing extra lateral stiffness for enhanced power transfer efficiency.
The seat tube is an over sized diameter to provide a stiff and efficient peddling platform and core to the frame and visibly tapers to accommodate the seatpost.
The down tube is oversized and multi butted for strength and weight.
The top and down tubes are reinforced at the headtube for extra strength.
The double butted top tube is shaped to provide vibration absorption and rigidity around the seat cluster. The top tube is dropped for extra stand over clearance and allows the rider extra space for positioning themselves.
The forged tapered head tube proves a rigid structure to the forks to enhance handling and uses a Zero Stack headset for ease of setup and reliability. This also means the down tube can be attached to the head tube lower down to provide better support to the head tube which in turn enhances steering accuracy.
The drive side chain stay employs a plate system for massive tyre and chainring clearance without adding unwanted length or complexity. This also allows 6mm offset chainrings to be used even with Boost spaced rear hubs to give a better chainline.
The precision CNC’d sliding dropouts mean any tyre up to 29″ x 3″ wide can be accommodated and allow the chain stay length to be set to suit rider size and desired handling characteristics. Sliding drop outs are also the perfect way to tension the chain when the Tigre is configured as a single speeder.
The BB is a conventional 73mm threaded design for easy BB availability and reliability. An ISCG 05 mount is provided for versatility; chain guides and bash guards can easily be fitted.
The Tigre has been safety and durability tested to ISO4210 standards with all test being carried out on a single test frame rather than each test protocol being run on separate frames for extra assurance.
The new LSL (Long, Slack, Low) geometry provides incredible short stem/wide bar handling, and has been developed to accommodate forks up to 140mm travel for full trail taming potential. The frame design is optimized for a 35mm stem length on all frame sizes for incredibly confidence inspiring handling in all terrain; up hill, on the flats and downhill.
The long frame design and low mounted dual bottle cages on all sizes produces a low center of gravity for stable handling and allows for plenty of space for frame bags.
External cable routing for derailleur and brakes, internal cable routing for stealth dropper posts and external cable routing for external type dropper posts.
Forks: Rigid through to 140mm Travel
The Tigre has been specifically designed to be used in a wide range of configurations ranging from rigid forked Single Speeder through to 140mm Trail Tamer.
Tyres: Run Anything You Fancy!
There are virtually no restrictions to tyre choice – The Tigre can accept 29er tyres up to 29er Plus 3″ (75mm) wide with plenty of clearance. While primarily designed for 29er wheels the Tigre can easily accommodate 650b plus tyres and wheels up to 3″ wide as well.
System 145: Your Wheels Will Fit
Not a new hub standard but a way to allow 142×12 AND Boost 148×12 hubs to fit without adapters and fiddling around. Simply fit the wheels you have, choose the correct thru axle length (we offer both 142×12 and 148×12 at time of purchase and as spare parts) and ride.
By designing the Tigre with a 145mm spaced rear end and developing the sliding dropouts with chamfers and tweaked thru axle threads each side of the frame can flex inward or outward 1.5mm to accommodate both hub standards with ease.
Tigre is designed around 1 x single chainring drivetrains and will work with Boost and standard thru axle rear hubs and chainrings/cranks. Maximum chainring size is 36t oval or 38t round with a 3mm or 6mm offset.
Versatility, Adaptability, Geometry
All of these features add up to give the Tigre amazing versatility; from Single Speeder rocket to long travel suspension forked trail warrior, to Plus tyred – even 29er Plus, high traction monster truck, across to rigid forked, long distance touring wagon and everything in between.
Geometry & Specs
|FORK LENGTH (A-C)||490||490||490|
|USUAL RIDER HEIGHT||169cm – 180cm||178cm – 188cm||186cm – 195cm|
|Measurements are in millimeters and static based (no rider on board, no suspension sag). Rigid fork 490mm AC|
Headset ID: 44mm/56mm ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40 Tapered
Forks: Rigid AC 490mm recommended, suspension forks 100mm -140mm travel
Recommended stem length: 35mm
Seat Clamp: Ø34.9
Seat Post: Ø30.9 Recommended length 400mm
Dropper Post Compatibility: Ø30.9 internal (stealth) or external routing
BB: 73mm Threaded BSA Standard
Max single chainring size: 36t oval or 38t round 3mm or 6mm offset
Chain Guides/Bash Guards: ISCG 05 Compatible
Rear Hub: 142mm x 12mm or 148mm x 12mm (Boost)
Thru Axle: Thread Pitch M12x1.75 Length: 174mm for 142 x 12 hubs, 180mm for 148 x 12 Boost hubs