Released March 24
Full / 150mm front
Dive into the 2nd part of our documentary into the makings of the new Shan 5, our great all-rounder ready for any trail and enduro adventures!
We not only unveil the new bike but we went deep into how and why we did this way, from our multi-material approach, how to achieve the proper dynamic characteristics, and finally in-field testing!
The highs and lows of this model family
|Where to Buy|
At Production Privée
|Top Tube Length||573||598||623||643|
|Seat Tube Length||410||430||450||485|
|Seat Tube Angle||77.6||77.6||77.6||77.6|
|Head Tube Length||105||115||125||125|
|Head Tube Angle||64.3||64.3||64.3||64.3|
🐐 Measurements listed in millimeters and degrees
Our flagship, our great all arounder, fun and simple to ride, the Shan 5 gets a full revamp! Not only it is now manufactured in Andorra in our premises but we pushed the threshold and make it even more performant.
This new Shan 5 is the epitome of a process initiated 3 years ago. A process born together with Forestal and our will to build our production tool. For this new iteration and to remain loyal to the DNA of the Shan N5 we adopted a multi-material approach.
As usual we make extensive use of steel. Given the particular material properties of our MCS 4130 heat treated steel we can achieve excellent mechanical performances to weight ratio for the front triangle.
However, we looked at how to improve the already excellent dynamics characteristics of the frame and through a detailed analysis from mechanical performance by way of cost to reliability we decided to go for a carbon composite swingarm.
Our engineering knowledge at Forestal Group on carbon composites allowed us to design a swingarm near half of the weight of its predecessor while maintaining and improving the dynamics characteristics of the frame.
The benefits are multiple, less unsprung weight means a more dynamic suspension and our custom lay-up of carbon fiber allowed us to refine the exact stiffness we wanted for the frame.
So not only the bike feels lighter but it’s also more dynamic. This resulted in increasing the range of actuation of the frame, making it even more pedaleable than before while maintaining the downhill performances.