Trentasei mountain bike pairs giant wheels with a carbon frame
It was just a couple of weeks ago that we told you about DirtySixer's latest 36-inch-wheeled mountain bike. If you liked it, but would prefer something with a carbon fiber frame and wheels, then you might want to check out the Trentasei//36 Carbon 1.
Originally conceived by Italian designer Bruno Vittorio – who passed away in August – the bike is now going to be manufactured by Italian startup 36pollici.
Along with its carbon fiber main frame, it additionally features a custom rigid carbon fork made by Italy's Bright Racing Shocks, and carbon-rimmed wheels courtesy of Italian manufacturer Braus. And apart from its VeeTire T-Monster 36 x 2.25 tubeless tires, other components haven't been specified at this point (although the prototype does sport hydraulic disc brakes of some sort, a SRAM GX derailleur and a SRAM XO carbon crankset).
Interestingly enough, while DirtySixer's bikes are aimed primarily at taller-than-average cyclists, the single-size Carbon 1 is made to fit riders ranging in height from just 165 cm (5 ft, 4 in) to about 190 cm (6 ft, 2 in). Instead of pursuing tall buyers, 36pollici is emphasizing the facts that the big wheels should increase stability by creating more of a gyroscopic effect as they spin, plus their lower angle of attack should make it easier for them to roll over obstacles on the trail.
A representative from the company tells us that the Trentasei//36 Carbon 1 tips the scales at 12 kg (26.5 lb), and ought to be available starting next year at a yet-to-be-announced price. You can see it in action, in a test-ride video on YouTube.
A fully aluminum model – plus one with an aluminum main triangle and carbon seat stays and chain stays – are also on the way.