The XC2 was designed by Steve Fenton at
Coyote Cycles. The mainframe is constructed from 7005 Aluminium,
and is connected to a Carbon Fibre swingarm. The single pivot
suspension system uses cartridge bearings, and drives a FastTrax
SL shock unit (See Also: The Shock).
More information as I find it.
- Headset Size:
- Seat Tube:
Some XC-2s use a 31.2mm ø post, others
accept a 27.2mm ø post.
- Rear Pivot
Use #6902 bearings. These are available from BETD
in the UK.
- Disc Mounts:
Most are International Standard (51mm Centre to Centre).
- Bottom Bracket:
It uses a 68mm shell / 110mm axle. I believe
the axle length can vary according to what cranks/chainset you
are using - mine is fitted with Shimano LX chainset. You can
buy a BB from Wiggle.
- Bottle Mounts:
There aren't any. Buy a CamelBak or similar
Is the same as the one found on the 1999
Claud Butler Merak. I bent mine and it turned out to be the same
as one on the Claud. More info coming soon...
- Rear Shock Mounts:
Shock Eye to Eye length is an unknown quantity.
Mine is 190mm, it seems others are longer.
- Multiple Shock Mountings:
At the front end of the shock (where it meets the mainframe),
the mounting the shock in the upper position offers a slacker
head angle (slower steering, more stability), and the lower one
offers a steeper angle (quicker steering, twitchier handling).
At the rear (swingarm) end, the lower
mounting offers a bit more travel and the upper gives you a bit
Experiment to see which works best for you - but beware, some
combinations may make the swingarm bottom out on the mainframe
near the main pivot, or cause the shock to scrape the bottom
of the swingarm mounting.