There are many ways to tackle tough terrain. You can, for instance, add lots of suspension travel to a bike. There's nothing wrong with that approach, but the Catch 2 takes a different tack. By combining our brisk-pedaling Level Link suspension with modern geometry and wide, plus-size tires, we've created a bike that possesses the playful personality of a sporty, mid-travel bike with the traction and control of a bike that packs much more suspension travel.
The Catch's aluminum frame features carefully hydroformed tubes for reliable durability and low weight. This top-tier Catch also wears an equally impressive component mix that includes a Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain paired with Race Face cranks, a Fox Rhythm 34 suspension fork, Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes, and a KS E30i dropper post. Sand, mud, rock gardens, kitty litter over hardpack, the Catch is a blast when exploring the trails less traveled.
- Level Link rear suspension
- 27.5+ Blanchard tubeless-ready wheels with forgiving 2.8" tires
- Extra stiffness added by Boost 148 rear thru-axle and Boost 110 thru-axle fork
- Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain with Race Face Aeffect Cinch cranks
- Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes (180mm rotors)
Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
|Frame||Catch 27.5+, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 27.5"+/29", 130mm Travel, Grip Dampener w/Sweep Adjust, 1.5" Tapered Steerer|
|Headset||FSA No. 57, Sealed Cartridge|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS EVOL LV, Performance, 3 Position Lever, 200x57mm, 22.2mm Eyelet Width|
Front: 110 x 15mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm Boost thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Diamondback Blanchard 38R, Tubeless ready, 32h|
Front: 32h Alloy, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear: 32h Alloy, Center Lock, 5 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette
|Spokes||14g Stainless Steel|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.8" EXO, TLR, Folding / Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.8" EXO, TLR, Folding|
|Crankset||Raceface Æffect Cinch|
|Chainrings||Steel 30T Direct Mount Narrow Wide|
|Bottom Bracket||Raceface Outboard Bearing|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus, 11 Speed, GS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX M7000 Cassette, 11 Speed, 11-46T|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus, 11 Speed|
|Handlebars||DB35 Alloy, 760mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore|
|Tape/Grips||Ergon GE10 Evo Lock-On|
|Stem||DB35 Alloy, 50mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX M7000|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7000, w/180mm Front /180mm Rear Rotors|
|Pedals||DB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|Seat Post||TranzX YSP32FL Internal Dropper, 31.6mm w/Trigger Remote, SM = 125mm, MD = 150mm, LG/XL = 170mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Tool Kit, DB Shock Pump, Tubeless Valves, DB Mud Guard, Carbon Paste|
* Subject to change without notice.