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Monday, October 19, 2009

tomac 2010 Vanish 160 MTB


tomac 2010 Vanish 160 MTB

Surprise: That's what most riders experience after their first ride on the Tomac Vanish 160. They are a first surprised that a 160mm bike can pedal so well. Then, after they get to the top of the climb and begin to descend, they are surprised at how plush, active and seamless the suspension feels. But for us, it's no surprise. When we set out to design the new Vanish 160mm bike, we wanted a long travel trail bike that could do anything, go anywhere and leave nothing but a smile on your face. And it's been accomplished: The Vanish 160 is a bike that will take you places.

Features

The Vanish 160 is your all-day pedaling and descending bike for extremely rough terrain. The frame is built with durability in mind, but is still light enough to be a capable climber.


  • New IAS Instant Active Suspension system provides improved response time to bump forces and excellent pedaling efficiency
  • 160mm travel, designed for 160mm travel fork
  • 8 pound/3600g frame weight with Fox RP23 shock
  • 6069 aluminum with custom butted top, down and seat tubes
  • CNC machined seat stay arch, dropouts and yokes
  • Fits SRAM, Shimano and FSA front derailleurs
  • 1.5 head tube
  • Full seat post extension
  • ICG05 chain guide mount standard
  • Single water bottle mount on all sizes
  • Up to 2.50 tire clearance
  • 12mmX135 Maxle Lite rear axle standard
  • 67.5 degree head angle, 73.5 seat angle, 14.1 inch BB height

Spec

(Also available as a frameset)

  • Sizes
  • Color
  • Rear Shock
  • Fork
  • Headset
  • R/Derailleur
  • F/Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Brakes
  • Cranks
  • Cassette
  • Chain
  • Wheelset
  • Tires
  • Grips
  • Handlebar
  • Stem
  • Seatpost
  • Saddle
Vanish 160 1

  • S M L XL
  • Black ano or White
  • Fox Float RP23
  • Fox 36 Fit TALAS 160mm 20mm Tapered
  • FSA Gravity DX Pro
  • SRAM X0
  • SRAM X9
  • SRAM X9
  • Avid Elixir CR
  • Race Face Atlas 22/32/44
  • SRAM Powerglide 980 11-34
  • SRAM PC971 Power-Link Gold
  • Mavic Crossline, 20mm fr, 135X12 rear
  • Kenda Nevegal, 2.35 Folding
  • Tomac Custom Thin Waffle
  • Race Face Atlas Low Rise, 685mm
  • Race Face Atlas, 31.mm, 70mm
  • Crank Bros Joplin, 30.9
  • WTB Silverado Classic Cut

Geometry

Vanish 160
  • Shock ETE
  • Rear Travel
  • Fork Travel
  • Head Angle
  • Seat Angle
  • Head Tube length
  • Seat Tube Length
  • Effective TT Lenth
  • Wheelbase
  • Chain Stay Length
  • BB Height
  • Standover Height
S
  • 215x63 (8.4x2.48)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 67°
  • 73.5°
  • 115mm (4.5)
  • 390mm (15)
  • 521mm (20.5)
  • 1080.8mm (42.55)
  • 445mm (17.51)
  • 358mm (14.09)
  • 774mm (30.47)
M
  • 215x63 (8.4x2.48)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 67°
  • 73.5°
  • 115mm (4.5)
  • 432mm (17)
  • 556mm (21.88)
  • 1115.8mm (43.92)
  • 445mm (17.51)
  • 358mm (14.09)
  • 774mm (30.47)
L
  • 215x63 (8.4x2.48)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 67°
  • 73.5°
  • 115mm (4.5)
  • 470mm (19)
  • 585mm (23)
  • 1146.5mm (45.1)
  • 445mm (17.51)
  • 358mm (14.09)
  • 774mm (30.47)
XL
  • 215x63 (8.4x2.48)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 160mm (6.2)
  • 67.5°
  • 73.5°
  • 115mm (4.5)
  • 390mm (15)
  • 521mm (20.5)
  • 1164.3mm (45.83)
  • 445mm (17.51)
  • 358mm (14.09)
  • 774mm (30.47)

Technology

There was a pure moment of clarity for us. We were riding down lower Mormon Trail in South Mountain, Arizona. We were all riding Snyper 140s and having a really good time. Then, we came to a really rough section near the bottom, with rock slabs going different directions and big holes between craggy boulders. We all stopped after the section, and almost simultaneously said, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a little more? Just a little more travel, but not take away from the neutral feel and the good pedaling efficiency?"

Such began the creation of the Vanish 160, a bike that like the rest of the Tomac line came out of a riding experience and a riding need. We quickly decided the bike would need to be relatively lightweight, maybe only a pound more in the frame than a Snyper. But it would need to be burly, able to handle whatever you could throw at it. We wanted it to pedal with the upmost efficiency, but float through the rough like a freeride bike, and really not be bothered by anything.

The first thing we started with was the suspension. We wanted a system that would be simple to enable the frame to be stiff, but also very active so that it would easily absorb anything that got in its way. We designed an entirely new suspension system for the Vanish in the process, one that improves overall suspension action without sacrificing pedalling efficiency or rear end stiffness. The new Instant Active Suspension system met all of our needs. It's quick, consistent and so simple that it allows you to concentrate on your riding rather than what your suspension is doing.

We use a Fox RP23 shock with XY secondary air canister, which fits the needs of this bike perfectly. It's light, highly adjustable and packs a lot of performance in a small package. After we configured suspension layout, we worked hard with Fox ensuring that our custom tuned shock would perfect match the feel of the bikes. In the end, we went through 10 completely different iterations, finally perfecting the settings that we know you will love.

Beside the suspension, you can also see a lot of thought went into the Vanish 160?s design. Just take a look under the chainstay yoke and see the detailed CNC milling work that went into the design. Or check out the Maxle Lite rear axle system: combined with a 20mm through axle fork, this system provides the amount of stiffness you need without any unnecessary bulk. We custom butted the top and down tube to ensure maximum stiffness and lightweight and then capped it off by adding a 1.5 head tube (allowing for a tapered or 1.5 steerer). For you freeriders, there?s even an ISCG-05 mount.

It will take a ride on the Vanish to really recognize just how good this bike is. For every test rider who throws a leg over it, there was that moment of surprise, and then delight. It was the moment when they realized they were riding a 160mm bike that could BOTH climb and descend well. The Vanish is a bike that will thrill you.


RM6508

2 comments:

  1. Hi...

    is this Tomac Vanish 160 complete bike is RM6508?

    My name is sham and my contact number is 0129093750 or my email klover.management@gmail.com. TQ

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  2. hi....i'm interested with this bike.the price rm6508 is for complete bike or just the frame?pls advice.

    may i know ur shop location?i'm interested to drop by ur shop and view the bike and others as well before deciding which to purchase.

    i can be contacted at 0197938900.

    thanks

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