An all-new mid-travel mountain bike has joined the Madonna within the RAAW roster. The Jibb boasts the identical suspension format as its longer journey sibling, benefiting from that monster most important pivot, however in a extra compact 135mm journey package deal. Refined to ship the extra playful, interactive trip really feel of a path bike, the RAAW Jibb appears set to please.
- Intention: Path Driving
- Wheel Measurement: 29″ Entrance & Rear
- Fork Journey: 150mm
- Rear Wheel Journey: 135mm
- Sizing: S-XL
- Beginning Value: 1,924.37 €
The RAAW Jibb is an aluminium body path bike operating a 185mm x 55mm trunnion mount shock damping 135mm of rear wheel journey. It runs the a well-recognized 4 bar suspension platform with a large most important pivot situated above, and barely rearward, of the underside bracket simply as we see on the Madonna enduro bike.
Although constructed round a 150mm journey fork with a 44mm rake, the blokes at RAAW say it should fortunately take a 160mm, although this can alter the geometry, slackening off the pinnacle and seat tube angles, in addition to elevating the underside bracket.
In its inventory configuration, the RAAW Jibb rocks a 65.5° head tube angle paired with a 77.5° efficient seat tube angle. Attain stretches from 420mm in small as much as 495mm in XL. Similar to the Madonna, the Jibb BB drops 35mm, although it’s essential to notice the dynamic top is a bit of greater as a result of shorter journey. RAAW say this makes the Jibb really feel extra energetic, simpler to drag up and be performed with on the path.
Actually pleasing to see is the chainstay progress all through the scale vary. Measuring up at 440mm in S and M, the stays lengthen in 5mm increments to 450mm in Massive. Different, extra mainstream manufacturers reminiscent of Norco are additionally giving riders the good thing about this extra proportional strategy to geometry.
Chainstay size shouldn’t be mounted, nonetheless. RAAW supply extra inserts to permit riders to experiment with completely different rear centre lengths.
RAAW say the seated place on the Jibb could be very centered. In comparison with the Madonna, the saddle place is a contact additional again to make up for the 10mm shorter attain. The result’s an identical using place between the identical sized Jibb and Madonna V2.
Jibb Suspension Tech
RAAW say the linkage on the Jibb offers a constantly and easily rising leverage
ratio that ends at simply over 15% of development.
The excessive most important pivot is designed round a 1x drivetrain. Bearings, rather than bushings, mediate rotation of the shock pivots, which ought to ship a really easy and supple really feel to the suspension.
The anti-rise attribute is engineered to maintain the suspension energetic underneath braking via the early to mid-stroke, whereas the impact of braking turns into rather more pronounced later within the stroke “giving the rider extra help when issues get rowdy”.
With a 32T chainring and a 16T cassette sprocket, the Jibb’s anti-squat worth doesn’t drop under 100% till the rear wheel has moved via round 80-90% of its full journey. That signifies the bike ought to resist pedal bob even when the rider is making use of massive torque within the massive gears.
RAAW use advanced and trendy methods reminiscent of hydro-forming, forging and CNC-machining within the manufacturing of their AL 6066 T6 mountain bike frames. Although they reckon they might have saved 500g utilizing carbon over aluminium, RAAW say they like working with and using steel for its superior sturdiness and impression resistance.
The Increase 148mm x 12mm Jibb is ready to accommodate 2.6″ vast tires throughout the S-XL measurement vary, with a clearance worth of 84mm. Cable routing is exterior save for the stealth routing of the dropper put up cable.
The Jibb is a pack-free pleasant bike with a set of bosses on the downtube for carrying a water bottle and one other set on the underside of the highest tube for mounting equipment.
Pricing & Availability
RAAW Jibb body kits can be found proper now, worldwide and begin at 2,290 Euro within the EU and embrace 19% VAT. Pricing in the remainder of the world begins at 1,924.37 Euro. Solely body kits with the Formulation MOD coil shock can be found proper now however FOX X2 choices are able to order with an anticipated supply date of April 2021.
A restricted run of full bikes is able to order and will probably be obtainable in Could. Pricing begins at 5,490 Euro and is simply obtainable in Europe attributable to restrictions on worldwide shipments of enormous containers.