Carlos Coloma's New Mondraker Revealed - Mont Sainte Anne XC World Cup 2017
Carlos Coloma recently earned a bronze medal at the Olympic XC in Brazil and is the current Spanish National Champion. The highly decorated Spaniard appeared at the MSA World Cup aboard a dual-suspension Mondraker wrapped in anti-recognition camouflage. We were in the pits when the new machine was exposed in its pre-production colors and graphics. Dubbed the Volume FS, the new design is radical by cross-country standards, with a Mondraker-length top tube, slack-for-cross-country geometry, and a rear suspension system that duplicates the wild-looking configuration of their latest, 150-millimeter-travel Foxy AM/trail bike. Carlos says we may see a production version by October 2017.
The new bike has a SRAM drivetrain, powered by a Q-ring-equipped Rotor Rex crankset. Brake rotors and pads are by Galfer, another vanguard Spanish component maker. Wheels are Prototype brand Tram Carbon, rolling on Maxxis 2.2-inch Ikon tires. At 171 centimeters tall, Carlos is somewhat dwarfed by the Mondraker's rider-forward geometry, but the futuristic cross country chassis should give the Spanish superstar a leg up in the technical sections this Sunday.