The REO is a bike designed to be ridden and pushed to its limits. The main objective for the Reo was to develop a bike that the rider didn’t want to put down. At the heart of any good bike is an amazing frame; so this is where we focused all our attention. Being full carbon there is a tendency to design a frame that is too stiff, leaving its owner with a hard-unfulfilling ride. The Reo is far from this. Rider feedback was top on our list. The type of feedback that allows you to design a bike that goes faster, hit the jumps further and push into the corner harder.
We spent months working closely with our Carbon manufacture, research and development team and our riders in order to find the perfect layup in carbon to achieve this positive ride without compromising weight and strength.
65° is what we believe to be the magic number for a head tube angle. Not too steep, not to slack. The perfect middle ground to provide as much satisfaction going downhill as peddling up. The seat tube angle is 74.5° so peddling back up is no issue.
The 4Link suspension is centred around 4 main pivot points, all working together to provide a very supple and tuneable suspension platform. Pedal bob is significantly reduced without compromising on small bump sensitivity and the progressive nature of the linkage means big drop-offs are no issue.
No one likes having cables hanging around, collecting mud and grit that then scratch the frame to within an inch of its life. So, to solve this we went down the internal routing option for the brakes, gearing, dropper post and even the shock lockout is internally routed. Each internal routing port is housed all the way through the frame so there is no need to play a game of cat and mouse with the cables. Simply pull out the old cable and cable housing and push in the new one and it will appear exactly where you want it.