At the heart of the Rakan is the revolutionary MLink™ suspension platform, a four bar linkage system that uses a mid-length linkage in the rear triangle. This combines the suspension tuning previously possible only on short link systems with the geometry advantages of long link systems, enticing even the most insatiable rippers to drop in. MLink’s longer links rotate slower than short link systems, creating less stress on pivot bearings—and unlike a long link system, MLink connects the seatstays and chainstays for better triangulation and a stiffer rear swingarm while still taking advantage of shorter rear chainstay geometry. All of that super slick tech jargon adds up to give you the bike that changes the face of versatility on the mountain and blazes you toward trail nirvana. The Rakan will have you climbing with precision and attacking your descents whether you’re breaking away from the pack or carving up singletrack with your bros.
With 29” wheels and 120mm of travel in the front and rear, the Rakan tackles your steepest climbs and eats up rocks and roots with ease on your descents. MLink suspension makes climbing efficient and aggressive, leaving you with reserves of energy to burn on the downhill. Boost 148 rear and Boost 110 front hub spacing paired with a 69 degree head tube angle and 449mm chainstays get you a nimble ride in tight trails and better traction on hairpin corners. Optimized for side swing front derailleurs, the internal cable routing promotes clean frame aesthetics and tidy cable management for extra credit. With 117 years of innovative bike manufacturing in our blood, we never settle for mediocrity and neither should you. The Rakan with MLink redefines modern suspension with ultraefficient climbing capabilities and confidence inspiring descending prowess that allow you to master the connection between you and the trail.