We built our reputation on the Mach 4; it is simply the most efficient, best climbing, sprinting and descending World Cup level cross country and endurance race bike ever built. Off the chart frame stiffness, ultra-light weight, and awesome climbing traction come together to deliver an incredible race bike. But the beauty of the Mach 4 is that it descends like no other, putting its XC competition off the back. More than one editor has stated that the Mach 4 descends as well or better than many longer travel bikes, yet possesses the refined handling and pedaling efficiency of an elite cross country race rig. The Mach 4 is the tool of choice for elite level racers around the world - having won the 2010 24hr World Championships and countless other events. MTBR. com has named the Mach 4 the best XC full suspension bike for two years in a row and it's not hard to see why. With superior pedaling performance, lighter weight and unrivaled stiffness, the Mach 4 is designed with one thing in mind: going fast! If your rides include a finish line, you'll finish faster on a Mach 4. Ultra-light weight: At only 5lbs, the Mach 4 frame is one of the lightest XC Full Suspension frames in the world while also being the stiffest XC bike made. A complete XX equipped bike weighs only 21. 8lbs while race team bikes are being built up under 20lbs. (9kg). dw-link suspension design with position-sensitive anti-squat makes for the most efficient pedaling and best performing race bike on the market. New Fox Adaptive Logic RP23 Kashima shock with custom tuned rebound and Propedal settings: this new configuration allows racers quick access to the full maximum Propedal setting while still being able to select the other settings based on the course or riding conditions. 100mm (4) rear travel with 100mm or 120mm fork compatibility. Tapered 1. 5 headtube for increased front end stiffness and control. Press Fit 92mm wide bottom bracket, direct mount front derailleur, double row bearing carbon dw-link, and high-modulus carbon rocker add to the Mach 4's superior frame stiffness and incredible long-term durability.