Mondraker launches its new Plunder Mondraker

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Mondraker launches its new Plunder Mondraker
Mondraker launches its new Plunder
Mondraker launches its new model for the most extreme Freeride called Plunder. The Plunder
will be the bike for riders who are looking for the most intense mountain biking sensations. All
its potential will be demonstrated in Bike Parks, Freeride trails and most of Downhill courses.
Concept / Use
The main concept was to offer a new FR bike capable to face everything. The 2007 range needed
a bike similar to the Petrol’s performance for downhill, but looking for different skills in term of
weight, agility and pedalling efficiency; a bike capable to face all descents and the most
technical areas, a bike able to play with the burms and to carry your speed with you, and this
even though you are not a pro athlete.
Besides classic Downhill, the new
Plunder is the perfect weapon for a
Bike Park use with artificial obstacles,
ramps, drops and wall-rides... The
Plunder was also designed for those
new kinds of extreme rides that have
become very popular; short distance
outings but very demanding as riders
are ready to swallow positive vertical
drop too, looking for new pristine
“impossible areas”. That kind of riding
is extremely demanding as you need a
very versatile bike with high strength
and resistance, big absorption ready, light weight, and an acceptable pedalling position for more
comfort and performance.
Construction / Design
The new Plunder frame is totally made in Aluminium 6061 T6 with a special subsequent
treatment raising its hardness. It has been proved that this kind of aluminium is strong and
reliable when it comes to develop frames that will support the roughest conditions.
The main triangle is formed by a monocoque main tube of variable thickness, made from a
moulded plate to get a perfect section for maximum rigidity and strength. To offer the best
steering precision, a OnePontFive head tube has been chosen with also two extra side
reinforcements. Furthermore, two big perforated CNC plates are placed in the middle area,
covering the shock and bearing all structural weight of the upper square section tube and also
vertical tube.
To finish with the front side, it is important to highlight the use of the ISCG international system
in order to be able to place any type of chainguide on the bottom bracket.
The rear side gets generous square section links, with sealed bearings in both main pivot and
Horst Link and CNC machined rear drop-outs
with a reinforcement linked to the squared
rearstays by big welding cords. These drop-outs
are designed for a 12mm diameter through axle
and a 150mm hub, that way a higher
stability and stiffness at the rear is
obtained. Finally, you will find a CNC
machined main link with a stainless steel
shaft for a better strength and longer
longevity.
Cinematic / Geometry
When it was time to develop the cinematic, our top priorities were to get a suspension system
with the biggest absorption ability as possible but also very sensitive on small bumps; and for
this, nothing better than the roots of our Petrol Downhill cinematic.
This system is based on a distorted parallelogram with four pivots (four-bar rear suspension), and
one of them attaches the rear axle to the seatstay instead of the swingarm (Horst Link). The
Horst Link allows the wheel to move freely in a vertical path, avoiding chain tension and braking.
We have also achieved to minimize the brake calliper action, so even when the rear wheel is
stuck, the suspension remains fully active and does not get compressed or extended.
Furthermore, the specific main link plays a key role in the suspension system. Firstly, when the
main link is at its initial position with an appropriate SAG of 25%, the angle over the shock
offers an amazing sensitivity and the best traction ever as soon as the terrain gets rough (put your
hands on the saddle, compress it slowly and enjoy the sweetness!). Then the shock gets
compressed progressively, offering maximum control through all its travel, enable to fully use
the 180mm travel of the bike easily while keeping a sweet bottom-out control.
Main features
•
2 models: Plunder, Plunder R
•
3 sizes available: S (16”), M (18”) and L (20”)
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Alloy Aluminium 6061 T6.
•
Customized pipe, using monocoque technology
and also numerical control parts.
•
Suspension system by distorted parallelogram with
four pivots and Horst Link.
•
No pedaling contamination.
•
Rear brake interaction with the suspension behaviour reduced to minimal.
•
Great initial feeling with progressiveness and control through the whole travel.
•
Low gravity centre geometry and accurate free distance to the ground.
Specifications
The selection of the components has been made under the same strict guidelines than for the
frame construction; looking for the best performance and reliability without compromising the
final weight. For MY07 we will find two new models: the Plunder as a first price model and the
Plunder R as a high end model.
We would like to emphasize the choice of Marzocchi forks with the new 66 with 180mm travel
and also a new customized 1.5’’steerer tube. That way, we achieve the perfect balance between
rear and front, offering the same touch, initial feeling and progressivity.
FOX DHX's 3.0 and 5.0 rear shox are also very important as they are fully part of the design of
the cinematic system. DHX's are packed with high-end technologies, easy to use for the end
consumer though and enable you to get the ultimate setup in each situation.
The other components are at the same level too: Shimano Saint transmission, Formula Oro
205/185mm brakes, new FSA crankset with dual Gravity ring, Sun Ringle full wheel kit, Fizi:k
Freek saddle and new Mondraker CNC components that will surprise you with their innovative
design and aesthetic.
Price of the new Plunder will be CHF 4390 and CHF 5390 for his big brother Plunder R. These
new models will replace the Level family within the '07 Mondraker range. However, a unique
Level model will be kept as first price model for FR initiation at CHF 2999.-; that should be the
choice for the youngest riders.
PLUNDER R
PLUNDER
FRAME
MONDRAKER PLUNDER FRX 6061T6 180mm
MONDRAKER PLUNDER FRX 6061T6 180mm
SIZES
S (16”) / M (18”) / L (20”)
S (16”) / M (18”) / L (20”)
REAR SHOCK
FOX DHX 5.0 PROPEDAL
FOX DHX 3.0 PROPEDAL
FORK
MARZOCCHI 66 RC2X 180mm
MARZOCCHI 66RV 180mm
HEADSET
FSA THE BIG FAT PIG 1.5"
FSA THE BIG FAT PIG 1.5"
STEM
MONDRAKER DECLINE 1.5" 31.8mm 50mm
MONDRAKER DECLINE 1.5" 31.8mm 50mm
HANDLEBAR
MONDRAKER DEKLINE 31.8mm
ONOFF MORPH FREERIDE 31.8mm 680mm
GRIPS
ONOFF HIT LOCK-ON
ONOFF HIT LOCK-ON
SEATPOST
ONOFF MORPH TELESCOPIC 31.6mm
ONOFF MORPH TELESCOPIC 31.6mm
SEAT
FIZIK FREEK WHITE
FIZIK FREEK BROWN
FRONT BRAKE
FORMULA ORO K24 FCS 200mm
HAYES HFX9 V8 203mm BFL LEVER
REAR BRAKE
FORMULA ORO K24 FCS 180mm
HAYES HFX9 V8 180mm BFL LEVER
LEVERS
FORMULA ORO K24 FCS
HAYES HFX9 BFL LEVER
RIMS
SUN RINGLÉ SINGLETRACK 32H WHEELSET
SUN RINGLÉ SINGLETRACK 32H WHEELSET
SPOKES
DT CHAMPION 2.0 BLACK
DT CHAMPION 2.0 BLACK
FRONT HUB
TIRES
RINGLÉ DEMON 20mm 32H WHEELSET
RINGLÉ DEMON 20mm 32H WHEELSET
RINGLÉ DEMON 12mm X 150mm 32H
RINGLÉ DEMON 12mm X 150mm 32H
WHEELSET
WHEELSET
MONDRAKER-ITS DH FRO LITE FRONT 2.35 / MONDRAKER-ITS DH FRO LITE FRONT 2.35 /
EDGE FRO LITE REAR 2.35
EDGE FRO LITE REAR 2.36
CRANKSET
FSA GRAVITY MEGAEXO BASH 36/22T
TRUVATIV RUKTION 2.0 RG 36/24T
BOTTOM BRACKET
FSA MEGAEXO
TRUVATIV HOWITZER XR
PEDALS
MONDRAKER DECLINE PLATFORM
ONOFF CLAW BLACK
CHAIN
SHIMANO HG
SHIMANO HG
FRONT DERAILL
SHIMANO HONE 34.9mm
REAR DERAILLEUR
SHIMANO SAINT M-806 TOP NORMAL
SHIMANO HONE 34.9mm
SHIMANO XT M761 TOP NORMAL SHORT
CAGE
SHIFTERS
SHIMANO LX RAPID FIRE PLUS
SHIMANO DEORE RAPID FIRE PLUS
CASSETTE
SRAM PG-950 POWERGLIDE 11/32 9s
SRAM PG-950 POWERGLIDE 11/32 9s
REAR HUB
Mondraker Plunder R 180mm frame geometry
SIZE CENTER TO TOP
TOP TUBE
HEAD ANGLE
SEAT TUBE ANGLE
TRUE SEAT ANGLE
WHEELBASE
CHAINSTAY
BB HEIGHT
OFF-SET FORK
HEADPIPE
420
560
66.5º
68º
72.5º
1127
440
354
44
120
460
585
66.5º
68º
72.5º
1152
440
354
44
120
*All sizes are calculated in mm
SEATPOST DIAMETER
DERAILLEUR CLAMP
BOTTOM BRACKET
HEADSET
SHOCK LENGTH/SPEC.
REAR HUB SPEC.
WHEEL TRAVEL
For further information:
Primus Sports
Route de Servion
1083 Mézières
Tel. 021 903 55 47 Fax 021 903 55 59
[email protected] www.primussports.com
31.6mm
34.9mm-Down Pull
73mm
1-1/5” No-integrated
222.2mm x 63mm / ID=8mm
150mm x 12mm Thru axle
180mm
500
605
66.5º
68º
72.5º
1172
440
354
44
130