Bold Unplugged prototype hides rear shock

Adjustable chainstay length, bottom bracket height, and headtube angle

29er Sea Otter Classic
Bold Bikes Unplugged

Bold Bike’s Unplugged frame will accept (and conceal) DT Swiss, RockShox, and Fox piggyback-style shocks.

Wait a minute… where’s the shock? That’s the big questions with the Bold Bikes Unplugged, which was turning heads at the recent Sea Otter Classic in California. Features include 160mm of rear travel, and adjustable chainstay length, bottom bracket height, and headtube angle via flip chips. Press play to learn more about this very intriguing bike.

The Bold Bikes Unplugged allows its owner to change the head angle by 1.5-degrees, resulting in 65-degree or 63.5-degree angle with an 170mm fork.

Bold Bikes Unplugged

The rider can change the head angle by 1.5-degrees to 65-degrees or 63.5-degrees with a 170mm fork.

Bold Bikes Unplugged

Using flip chips the rider can adjust chainstay length and bottom bracket height without affecting suspension performance.

Bold is in the final stages of development on the Unplugged, which should be available for purchase around the end of July.

For more information, visit This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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