World cup racer, Mariske Strauss is one of our elite team riders. She had the honor to test the first Stratos SBC bikes. For the past 4 years, she raced the award-winning Sesta but said it only took her a couple of days to adjust to the new bike. Check out our YouTube/bike check channels to see Mariske’s weapon of choice for the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic.
With the unveiling of our new XC race machine, we put in place a testing and development process to put the platform through its paces – from top-level UCI racers, through aspiring amateur riders.
A Clean slate is where Thomas, the engineer behind the Stratos started. This was essential to not limit himself to updating existing designs and suspension layouts. This is to create something truly great and innovative.
The design and development of a brand new concept is something that brews in the mind of a design engineer for some time. Before he puts pen to paper. Stratos started with the intended suspension feeling. The small bump sensitive and big hit capable, but to pedal efficiently without being locked out, and to make a challenging design brief even more so, to use full available travel without wallowing.
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Check out Nicola Rohrbach’s bike check video HERE.