Mondraker Podium Carbon 29er Bike 2014 Podium Carbon 29er bike offers all the advantages of bigger 29er wheels and the built-in IST stem technology provides a more optimized riding position. All the models in this category are designed to meet the needs and preferences of all types of riders. Always with the same intention - to be the fastest. Stealth Carbon is the most advanced carbon fibre development and optimization technology in the Mondraker range. This new technology brings all the experience gained in making aluminium frames to top of the range carbon fibre frames meeting the same innovation, quality, weight and strength requirements. The technology encompasses all processes of making the frame, from the inspiration and creation of the industrial design to the optimization of each of the high modulus carbon fibres that shape all areas. Each part of the frame is designed to carry out a specific function with the lowest possible weight. This has involved working on the fibre types, features, number and arrangement of each one, combined with a painstaking compaction process using different epoxy resins which ensure the strength and durability of Stealth Carbon frames with Mondraker's limited lifetime warranty.
The Podium Carbon 29er is Mondraker's flagship model when it comes to Stealth technology. It is a fast and direct bike where pedalling is turned into pure forward motion with the stiffness and precision needed to win an XC World Cup race. Mondraker presents a new concept in integration that takes Cross Country bikes to a new level. The new Podium with an IST stem offers the latest in XC Racing geometry with a lower control post and a pedal position unique in its segment. Its integrated stem design combined with the frame structure makes the whole of the front of the bike more compact, thus achieving greater stiffness and steering precision superior to any other existing steering system. The position of the stem, made entirely of Stealth Carbon, can be adjusted using an eccentric aluminium insert in the handlebar with a margin of 1cm on both the X and Y axes. Different stem sizes are available offering lengths ranging from 80mm to 120mm. The IST stem is designed with a replaceable internal stopper system to prevent damage to the frame from the bars swinging round in a crash and ensure the longevity of the steering system.