The secret of a really great bike? It should just get out of the way and let you enjoy the ride. That’s why, for the Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLX 750, we started by choosing a 150mm Fox 34 Rhythm fork and matching Float DPS Performance shock. Combined with a Newmen Performance wheelset and Schwalbe 2.6in tyres, it’s the closest we can get to a magic carpet ride. Bosch’s fourth-generation CX drive unit and high-capacity 750Wh battery deliver your power to the trail via Shimano’s slick-shifting, legendarily reliable XT 1×12 transmission. And strong, progressive Shimano XT four-piston hydraulic disc brakes with 203mm rotors bring you safely to a stop, on demand. With a remote dropper post included in the mix, you simply need to add your spirit of adventure.
Evolution never stops. That’s why, across all frames in our SizeSplit system, the Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC now features the ability to house up to a 750Wh battery under its dust- and splash-proof cover. It means you can power the fourth-generation Bosch CX drive unit – with 85Nm of hill-devouring torque – on long rides, whatever frame size fits you best. The Boost 148 rear axle, large pivot bearings and All Mountain Geometry deliver assured handling, even when you’re exploring the limits of the 140mm rear and 150mm front travel. Sram’s UDH gear hanger helps protect against crash damage and is easily replaceable. And Integrated Cable Routing reduces maintenance and complements the clean lines of the full carbon main frame.