Featured Bike: Extreme X6 Expert

Just as the name implies, the Extreme series bikes are made for the bigger stuff: jumps, drops, rocks, downhill, and stunts. Terrain that no cross country bike would dare go. But just because these bikes are bred for gravity doesn't mean they also can't take you to the top of the hill. Just put your seat up, shift into the granny gear, and enjoy the ride back up to the top...just so you can come blazing down again.

The Extreme X6 Expert has 5" to 6" of adjustable travel, which makes it super versatile. Switching from the 6" setting to the 5" setting is as easy as moving the shock position on the swingarm mount from the lower set of mounting holes to the upper set. As with all of the bikes in our Extreme series, the Extreme X6 Expert features our signature hydroformed top tube...this method of shaping aluminum tubing with liquid increases tubing stiffness without added material (and added weight!). One single main pivot with a sealed bearing makes our Extreme bikes really easy to maintain...something to think about if you are considering one of the more "complex" suspension designs.

We added some nice custom touches on this bike. The graphics on the Syncros AM bar and stem were custom painted for us to match the frame colors. You won't be able to order those in that colorway anywhere. Same goes for the decals on the Marzocchi 55 TST2 fork...that colorway is only available on our bike. We also took the time to add white rims and grips to complete the look of the bike.

Here are some spec highlights on the Extreme X6 Expert:

  • Adjustable 5" to 6" travel alloy frame with sealing bearing main pivot and hydroformed top tube

  • Marzocchi 55 TST2 160mm travel fork with 20mm thru-axle

  • Marzocchi Roco R rear shock with piggyback

  • SRAM X.0 rear derailleur with SRAM X.9 9-speed shifters

  • Hayes Stroker Ryde hydraulic disc brakes

  • Custom painted Syncros AM cockpit components

  • Truvativ Hussefelt 2.0 crankset

MSRP on the Extreme X6 Expert is about $2,175.

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