Like a Boss – Introducing the 2017 Calibre Bossnut
In 2015 Calibre made waves on the mountain bike market with the revealing of the Bossnut mountain bike, the crown jewel in a spread that was beginning to obtain all the correct of seems to be from the 2 wheeled group. The Calibre Bossnut would go on to vary what folks thought a £1000 mountain bike might be, it gained ‘Bike of the 12 months’ 2015 from MBR journal and got here runner up in 2016 additionally, in addition to a string of nice critiques from different established mountain bike press.
It’d be straightforward to sit down again on the early success of the Bossnut, however the Calibre staff went again to the workshop with one factor on their thoughts; ‘Can we make this even higher?’
Meet the brand new Boss
The introduction of a one piece rocker hyperlink has elevated the lateral stiffness of the body, which frees up area to accommodate a bigger rear tyre, that means you may change up the tyres in winter, to make the bike a real yr spherical machine.
Small adjustments that convey big benefits:
- Wider WTB tubeless prepared rims, which give a stronger wheel and higher tyre profile for extra management and grip.
- The efficient prime tube of the bike has been stretched; this provides extra room to manoeuvre and makes method for a shorter stem in comparison with the earlier Bossnut, which in flip provides higher steering management and also you the arrogance to go more durable and quicker in steeper terrain.
What all of us beloved in regards to the unique Bossnut was it’s potential to convey collectively some improbable branded elements and put all of them collectively to create a spec checklist that reads like a competition that simply booked all of your favorite bands. This continues with the 2017 Bossnut:
- Rock Shox Sektor Silver Forks
- Monarch R Rear Shock
- Shimano Deore Drivetrain
- Clutch Rear Mech
- Shimano Hydraulic Brakes
- 760mm Ritchey Handlebar
Oh….and it may possibly do a little bit of this too:
Whenever you mix all these elements you find yourself with a motorbike that desires to go quicker whereas nonetheless providing you a excessive degree of management. The drive and rear mech work time beyond regulation to verify the chain stays in place over even the roughest path. The quick stem mixed with the 760mm handlebar presents superior management on steep terrain, however extra importantly help you throw the bike round in confidence.
It’s a bit like whenever you assume you’ve simply beat the tip of degree Boss – and one thing a lot badder, way more properly geared up comes alongside to problem you.