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Propain Spindrift 2019 – even closer to perfection

A few days ago the German Propain Bikes showed the world their facelifted 2019 Spindrift. At first glance, it’s the same as this one since 2016, but some important details have been improved, which we have paid attention during our first and final review. If you haven’t read them yet, check them to find out what’s up with this bike.

For the model year 2019, the Spindrift is launching with several updates further boosting its reliability and performance. Based on customer feedback Propain has responded to these needs and much more as explained below:

  • Now available in size XL for taller riders
  • Double sealed frame bearings (Propain Dirt Shield)
  • New hydroformed seattube to get more space for shocks (Fox DHX2 and Float X2)
  • Smooth Welding for stronger joins and a sleek look
  • Main bearing with more support for increased rigidity
  • Generous down tube protection
  • Bottle cage installation possible
  • Internally routed cables
  • New rear mech hanger

Propain Spindrift 2019 – All-Rounder for Rough Terrain

The Spindrift by Propain has blossomed into a guarantor of success and has been very popular amongst fans thanks to its versatility. For 2019 this bike has had a number of updates now making it even better!

Freeride bikes are on the rise again and don’t have much in common with the classic old school freerider. In recent years, much has changed in terms of components and geometry meaning modern bikes are becoming more versatile. A tour in the Alps with 180 mm suspension travel was regarded as more of a masochistic journey five years ago. Today with the Spindrift you can crank it up the hill and enjoy all the benefits this bike has to offer on the way back down. The Spindrift can only be described as a ‘mini downhill bike’ that you can also pedal uphill!

The Spindrift whipped up a considerable amount of dust at its launch and has cleaned up on the award front since then. It is no surprise as it effortlessly straddles the divide between an enduro and a big bike. This means you can work your way up the climb and get full downhill performance like never seen before.

Specs

As with all current models Propain gives their customers full control over how they want to build their new bike. Propain only provides feature recommendations from entry level through to highend parts enabling customers to change all parts to their liking. Pricing sees the Spindrift ranging between €2,265 and €5,845.

Start

Performance

Highend

Fork Rock Shox
Yari RC 180 mm
Rock Shox
Lyrik RC2 Solo Air 180 mm
Fox
36 Factory Kashima 180 mm
Rear Shock Rock Shox
Super Deluxe Coil R 180 mm
Rock Shox
Super Deluxe Coil RCT 180 mm
Fox
DHX2 Factory Coil 180 mm
Brakes Formula Cura 203 mm Sram Code RSC 200 mm Magura MT7 203 mm
Saddle Sixpack Kamikaze Sixpack Kamikaze Selle Italia XR
Seatpost Sixpack Menace Bikeyoke Revive Fox Factory Transfer
Wheels Propain ZTR FLOW S1 Propain ZTR FLOW MK3 Reynolds
Black Label Carbon Enduro
Cranks Truvativ Descendant Truvativ Descendant Carbon Sram XX1 Carbon
Rear Deraillure Sram GX Eagle (1×12) Sram GX Eagle (1×12) Sram XX1 Eagle (1×12)
Shifter Sram GX Eagle (1×12) Sram GX Eagle (1×12) Sram XX1 Eagle (1×12)
Cassette Sram XG1275 10-50 (1×12) Sram XG1275 10-50 (1×12) Sram XG1295 10-50 (1×12)
Handlebar Sixpack Millenium 785 Sixpack Millenium 785 Sixpack Millenium Carbon 785
Stem Sixpack Leader 50 Sixpack Millenium 35 Sixpack Millenium 35
Tires Schwalbe
Magic Mary Addix Soft
Schwalbe
Magic Mary Addix Soft
Schwalbe
Magic Mary Addix Soft
Weight 14,9 kg 14,7 kg 14,1 kg
Price 2.265 € 3.465 € 5.845 €

The Spindrift is now available in the colors Lime, Matt Black, and Aluminum Raw from the Propain online shop.

SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
(A)
Rahmenhöhe
Framesize
420 mm / 16,5″ 440 mm / 17,5″ 460 mm / 18,5″ 480 mm / 19,5″
(M)
Radstand
Wheelbase
1.202 mm 1.227 mm 1.247 mm 1.270 mm
(G)
Oberrohrlänge
Top Tube Length
579 mm 603 mm 623 mm 640 mm
(B)
Gabelvorlauf
Fork Offset
42 mm 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm
(C)
Gabellänge
Fork Length
574 mm 574 mm 574 mm 574 mm
(L)
Kettenstrebenlänge
Chainstay Length
445 mm 445 mm 445 mm 445 mm
(E)
Reach
425 mm 445 mm 465 mm 485 mm
(F)
Stack
602 mm 611 mm 611 mm 627 mm
(J)
Lenkwinkel
Head Angle
64,5° 64,5° 64,5° 64,5°
(H)
Sitzwinkel -real
Seat Angle -actual
65,5° 65,5° 65,5° 66,4°
(I)
Sitzwinkel -effektiv
Seat Angle -effective
75,5° 75,5° 75,5° 76,0°
(D)
Steuerrohrlänge
Head Tube Length
110 mm 120 mm 120 mm 130 mm
(K)
Tretlagerabsenkung
BB Offset
3 mm 3 mm 3 mm 9 mm

What else do we love Propain bikes for? For amazing bike configuration, everyone can equip their bike with components to suit their needs or financial possibilities. It’s worth spending some time on the configurator, all in all it’s great fun!

If you’re looking for a universal freeride machine, try the new Spindrift.

Downhill24 approves this bike!

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