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EUROBIKE 2015 | Zelvy highlife enduro bike

The Australian manufacturer Zelvy is still one of the lesser-known companies in Europe. With the new bikes, however, that could soon change. We took a closer look at the Highlife enduro model.

So far, Zelvy has only made rims, handlebars and frame covers made of carbon - with the know-how from carbon production, the product range is now to be supplemented by two gravity bikes. While the Preston is aimed at downhill riders, the Highlife with 168 mm of travel is clearly aimed at enduro riders. It was initially available as a frameset and Base model presents. The frame has 168 mm of travel at the rear and weighs 2.4 kg. If you mount a 160 mm fork, the result is a steering angle of 65.5 °. The chainstay length is 448 mm, the effective top tube length is 600 mm (size M).

The base model will be available for € 4,600. Worldwide shipping is also included in the price. Here is the configuration:

Fork: SR SUNTOUR Auron OR xfusion Vector HLR Air
Mute: X-Fusion Vector HLR Air
Impellers: Zelvy carbon rims with DT Comp spokes and FUNN hubs
Drive: XO1 11-fold
Crank: FUNN Carbonation Solo
Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
Stem: FUNN Strippa EVO
Handlebar: FUNN Black Ace Carbon
Chain guide: FUNN Zippa XM
Tires: MAXXIS EXO tubeless ready

In addition, many other configurations are offered, e.g. B. with FOX, RockShox, DVO or Hope components. More information on zelvycarbon.com.

Text: Daniel Schlicke Images: Sebastian Hermann