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Benest freeride

Characteristics:Benest freeride frames are also designed using the patented Benest shock absorption system which yields a progressive dependence of suspension on the rear fork travel (in other words, on the force exerted on rear subframe). These models are made from the SANKO 25CrMo4 chromium-molybdenum steel. At present, pivotal mounts come equipped with SKF bushes, the main hinges with ball bearings. Our freeride frames have the bottom bracket very close to the pivot. This yields the "floating" pedaling center: the length of the chain remains the same during suspension because the shock absorber is not depressed by the force exerted on pedals. When the rear subframe travels 100 mm against the axis of the rear wheel, the distance between the seat and the bottom bracket changes by mere 7 mm. The resulting suspension is very sensitive and reacts even to the smallest terrain irregularity. Travel can be regulated through leverage change and the original shock absorber does not need to be exchanged. Changes in travel do not change the geometry of the frame. Suspension of the rear frame can be prevented by blocking the rebound with the regulation disc. The frame has a special mount for front derailleur (Shimano E-type). V-brakes mounts are standard for this frame but a mount for IS disc brakes can be supplied upon request. The maximum tire clearance is 2,2". The frame set is supplied with the Benest shock absorber.

Dim.Description Freelander 115 Freelander 90
ASeat tube angle 73,5° 73,5°
B Head tube angle 71° 71°
C Upper tube lenght 560 mm / 22" 560 mm / 22"
DSeat tube lenght 433 mm / 17" 433 mm / 17"
E Chainstay lenght420 mm / 16,5"420 mm / 16,5"
FRec. front susp. travel 100 - 130 mm / 4" - 5"75 - 110 mm / 3" - 4,5"
G Bottom bracket height335 mm / 13"335 mm / 13"
HHead tube diameter Oversize 31,8 mm / 1 1/8"Oversize 31,8 mm / 1 1/8"
JStend over height 723 mm / 28,5"723 mm / 28,5"
N Shock absorber axle base205 mm / 8"205 mm / 8"
SSeat tube diameter 29,8 mm / 1,2"29,8 mm / 1,2"
TRear susp. travel 115 mm / 4,5"90 mm / 3,5"
W Wheelbase1 100 mm / 43,3"1 100 mm / 43,3"
Benest suspension system 35.43.5530.50.58

Use: The Benest Freelander frame is suitable for freeride bikes for moderately rough terrain, its excellent riding characteristics make it ideal for tough downhill rides. A mount for IS disc brakes can be supplied upon request. The maximum tire clearance is 2,2".
Assembly:The Benest frames are supplied ready for assembly. The Benest shock absorber is easily adjustable without any tools. Pressure in the internal floating piston is preset during manufacturing. Do not manipulate with the valve under any circumstances. The shock absorber is preset to maximum absorption. i.e. the regulation disc is turned all the way to the right. To regulate the absorption, turn the disc to the left; the entire absorption scope is 1.5 to 2 turns to the left. The maximum number of turns is four, after that oil leaks may occur. Under any circumstances, do not disassemble the shock absorber. The Benest original upper lead must be carefully set before the assembly of the bike is fully completed.
Maintenance and service:The Benest frames do not require any special maintenance. Prior to any manipulation with the regulation nut of the shock absorber spring, the thread on the shock absorber body must be cleaned. Do not manipulate with the valve. Oil needs to be exchanged according to the use of the bike, but at least once a season. Do not exchange the oil yourself. Both guarantee and after-guarantee service of the frame and shock absorber is provided either by certified services or by the manufacturer with express delivery.
Accessories:Upon a request, the Benest frames can be supplied with additional shock absorber spring and the complete leverage system or with the following parts: hinges, bearings, rear subset, stainless nuts and bolts, etc. Nonetheless, we recommend to have the manufacturer handle all the repairs of frame and shock absorber.
Offer:The Benest downhill frames are supplied world-wide solely by the manufacturer. Freeride frames temporarily out of order.

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