Using the same tried and trusted suspension layout as the venerable Makulu 26", we completely redesigned the Makulu 27.5".

Makulu

Using the same tried and trusted suspension layout as the venerable Makulu 26", we completely redesigned the Makulu 27.5" to squeeze every performance advantage out of the 27.5" wheel.

The improved "wheel roll" helps you maintain speed between obstacles, yet the compact frame geometry keeps the frame nimble in the tight stuff. It's truly the best of both worlds. Substantially lighter, noticeably faster and seductively sleek.

Features

  • 203mm Rear Wheel Travel
  • 200mm Recommended front fork
  • FOX RC4 Kashima, Cane Creek DBAir, BOS Void
  • 4.4kgs Frame weight with coil shock

Technology

Low Lev SPI2

Frame Specs

Makulu 27.5" Frame Specs

Tapered 44mmx56mm head tube (Length 110mm) 12mm x 157mm rear hub spacing
Syntace X12 rear axle 83mm ISCG 05 bottom bracket
30.9mm Seat Tube New CNC machined 6082 Ali replaceable derailleur hanger
Post mount direct 160mm rear brake tab 266mm x 89mm [10.5" x 3.5"] rear shock
25mm Front & 25mm Rear shock hardware 2.3:1 Leverage ratio linkage with Enduro Max bearings
New Hydro formed Al 6062 T6 top and down tube Small, Medium and Large frame sizes
  • Tapered 44mmx56mm head tube (Length 110mm)
  • 12mm x 157mm rear hub spacing
  • Syntace X12 rear axle
  • 83mm ISCG 05 bottom bracket
  • 30.9mm Seat Tube
  • New CNC machined 6082 Ali replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Post mount direct 160mm rear brake tab
  • 266mm x 89mm [10.5" x 3.5"] rear shock
  • 25mm Front & 25mm Rear shock hardware
  • 2.3:1 Leverage ratio linkage with Enduro Max bearings
  • New Hydro formed Al 6062 T6 top and down tube
  • Small, Medium and Large frame sizes

European Build

European build specification by Sports Nut GmbH

Makulu 27.5" Build Specs

Frame Drivetrain Components
Rear Shock
Fox 40 Air RC2 Fit Kashima Factory 650B, 203mm
Derailleur (F)
-
Brake (F)
Avid X.0 Trail 200mm black
Fork
Fox DHX DC4 Kashima Factory, 267mm
Derailleur (R)
SRAM X.0 Type 2 short cage, 10-speed, black
Brake (R)
Avid X.0 Trail 180mm black
Wheels Shifter front
-
Headset
Acros Azx-204, black
Wheelset
Spank Spike Race28 650B factory wheelset, black
Shifter rear
SRAM TRIGGER X.0, 10-speed, black
Bar
Spank Spike 777, 15 mm rise, black
Tires (F)
ISchwalbe Magic Mary Downhill 60-584 VSC
Crank
SRAM X.0 DH carbon (165mm, 36T), red
Stem
Spank Director, black
Tires (R)
Schwalbe Magic Mary Downhill 60-584 VSC
Chainguide
cSixx 150gm (Iscg05 32-42T), black
Grips
Spank Lock On grips, black/black endcaps
Hub (F)
Spank Spoon 20mm
Chain
SRAM PC1051, 10-speed
Seat
SDG i-Fly, Morewood custom
Hub (R)
Spoon 12/150 mm, blk
Cassette
SRAM PG-1050, 11-26t, DH, 10-speed
Seatpost
SDG Micro X-Beam, 30.9 mm
  • Rear Shock
    Fox 40 Air RC2 Fit Kashima Factory 650B, 203mm
  • Derailleur (F)
    -
  • Brake (F)
    Avid X.0 Trail 200mm black
  • Fork
    Fox DHX DC4 Kashima Factory, 267mm
  • Derailleur (R)
    SRAM X.0 Type 2 short cage, 10-speed, black
  • Brake (R)
    Avid X.0 Trail 180mm black
  • Shifter front
    -
  • Headset
    Acros Azx-204, black
  • Wheelset
    Spank Spike Race28 650B factory wheelset, black
  • Shifter rear
    SRAM TRIGGER X.0, 10-speed, black
  • Bar
    Spank Spike 777, 15 mm rise, black
  • Tires (F)
    ISchwalbe Magic Mary Downhill 60-584 VSC
  • Crank
    SRAM X.0 DH carbon (165mm, 36T), red
  • Stem
    Spank Director, black
  • Tires (R)
    Schwalbe Magic Mary Downhill 60-584 VSC
  • Chainguide
    cSixx 150gm (Iscg05 32-42T), black
  • Grips
    Spank Lock On grips, black/black endcaps
  • Hub (F)
    Spank Spoon 20mm
  • Chain
    SRAM PC1051, 10-speed
  • Seat
    SDG i-Fly, Morewood custom
  • Hub (R)
    Spoon 12/150 mm, blk
  • Cassette
    SRAM PG-1050, 11-26t, DH, 10-speed
  • Seatpost
    SDG Micro X-Beam, 30.9 mm

Geometry

Makulu 27.5" Geometry
Size Top Tube Reach Stack Seat Tube Chainstay Wheelbase Head Angle Seat Angle BB Height Head Tube Shock Fork
Small 594mm 385mm 606mm 415mm 448mm 1207mm 62.5° 71° 0 120mm 10.5' x 3.5'
267 x 89mm
586.1x52 +4.0
Medium 624mm 415mm 606mm 415mm 448mm 1237mm 62.5° 71° 0 120mm 586.1x52 +4.0
Large 659mm 450mm 606mm 415mm 448mm 1272mm 62.5° 71° 0 120mm 586.1x52 +4.0
Makulu 27.5" Geometry
SizeSmall
Top Tube594mm
Reach385mm
Stack606mm
Seat Tube415mm
Chainstay448mm
Wheelbase1207mm
Head Angle62.5°
Seat Angle71°
BB Height0
Head Tube120mm
Shock10.5' x 3.5'
267 x 89mm
Fork586.1x52 +4.0
SizeMedium
Top Tube624mm
Reach415mm
Stack606mm
Seat Tube415mm
Chainstay448mm
Wheelbase1237mm
Head Angle62.5°
Seat Angle71°
BB Height0
Head Tube120mm
Shock10.5' x 3.5'
267 x 89mm
Fork586.1x52 +4.0
SizeLarge
Top Tube659mm
Reach450mm
Stack606mm
Seat Tube415mm
Chainstay448mm
Wheelbase1272mm
Head Angle62.5°
Seat Angle71°
BB Height0
Head Tube120mm
Shock10.5' x 3.5'
267 x 89mm
Fork586.1x52 +4.0

SPI2

Stable Pivot Interface 2

Simpler, stronger and lighter

SPI2 is the recent upgrade of our ever-popular, tried and tested SPI interface. SPI [Stable Pivot Interface] is the single pivot design which we have used for many years throughout our suspension line-up. Building on that system, SPI2 incorporates revisions to the proven SPI: it uses refined pivot caps which eliminate the need for a pivot axle by incorporating them into the cap itself. SPI2 is simpler, stronger and lighter than SPI.

AHigh-Strength Bolt (6mm Allen Key)
BPivot Cap
CWashers
DPivot Cap (8mm Allen Key)

LOW LEV

Low Leverage Advantage

Low Leverage Advantage

Low-Leverage Advantage is what we call our link actuating system, as seen on the Makulu and the Kalula. Essentially this linkage allows us to tune the suspension kinematics of the frame to perfectly suit both the shock as well as the requirements put on the specific frame by the intended application. This linkage does not in any way alter the wheel path, meaning that the frame, despite having a linkage, is still a single pivot. The link merely serves to manipulate the shock rate.

ARockerplates
BPull Link

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