Eminent Cycles Haste all mountain bike

Floating shock and brake promise more active ride

27.5 All Mountain Trail Sea Otter Classic

Mtbr met up with Jeff Soncrant who eagerly showed us his latest creation, the Haste. Featuring 160mm of rear travel and 27.5 wheels, the Haste aims to separate itself from the field with a suspension that is more active. It utilizes a four-bar linkage with floating top and bottom shock mounts to provide improved and unrestricted suspension action. The other notable design feature is the rear brake, which allows the suspension to move even under full braking force.

Eminent Bikes Haste

Geometry with a 170mm fork.

The company utilizes a consumer-direct sales model, allowing the buyer to choose component configuration. Frame price is $2799. Complete bikes start at $4999. Mtbr will be testing this bike soon.

For more information, visit eminentcycles.com.

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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