DE­TAILS

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED -

NEO RETRO

With its su­per-steep head an­gle, down-sloped stem and ta­pered sil­i­cone grips, the KTM has a proper old-school XC race feel

STRING THE­ORY

The bow-shaped top tube/seat­stay ar­range­ment turns the whole frame into a shock-ab­sorb­ing leaf spring

KIT COM­PRO­MISE

Older-gen­er­a­tion, non-clutch Shi­mano 2x10 gear­ing is nois­ier and nar­rower in range than the lat­est kit

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