Haro Shift 27.Five Plus
Not satisfied with just Plus hardtails, Haro is also taking their Shift 27.5 full suspension platform and plumping it out. The Shift 27.Five Plus has 130mm of four-bar design rear travel. The spec features a RockShox Reba RL fork with 120mm of travel, a RockShox Monarch RL Solo air rear shock, Shimano XT 1×11 shifter can cassette, WTB Scraper rims and WTB Trailblazer 2.8″ tires.
The Haro Shift 27.Five Plus is available in 3 sizes (16″, 18″, 20.5″) and has an MSRP of $2,609.99.
To learn more, visit www.harobikes.com.
The Jamis Dragon is a longstanding steel hardtail that is almost synonymous with the brand itself. With the advent of the plus bike, Jamis continues their tradition of steel hardtails with the all new Dragonslayer. The frame is 4130 triple-butted steel and comes with sliding rear dropouts to give the rider options. The Dragonslayer is a plus bike that is angled towards both aggressive XC/trail riding as well as bikepacking. The frame has rear carrier rack eyelets, 2x and singlespeed drivetrain capability, full length cable housing, 100mm of rear tire clearance and three water bottle mounts for versatility.
The Dragonslayer is spec’ed with a Fox 34 Float Performance Series 27.5″+ fork with 120mm of travel, Shimano SLX 2×10 drivetrain, WTB Scraper rims and Vittoria Bomboloni 27.5×3″ tubeless ready tires.
The Jamis Dragonslayer is available in 4 sizes (15″, 17″, 19″, 21″) and has an MSRP of $2,699.00.
To learn more, visit www.jamisbikes.com.
KHS SixFifty 680+
KHS had a new model called the SixFifty 680+ on display. It is an alloy hardtail featuring a 6061 double butted frame with custom formed top tube and down tube. Spec highlights include a Manitou Magnum Comp air fork with 34mm stanchions and 120mm of travel, Sun Mulefut 50 rims, Maxxis Chronicle 27.5×3.0″ tires, SRAM GX 1×11 drivetrain, Shimano disc brakes and KS eTEN Integra dropper with remote and 100mm of adjustment.
The SixFifty 680+ comes in a gray/charcoal color and is available in 4 sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL) and the MSRP is $2199.00.
To learn more about the current KHS model line, visit www.khsbicycles.com.
Marin Pine Mountain 2
Marin Bikes created a special plus bike for the company’s 30th anniversary. The bike is a beautiful throw-back made from Columbus Thron steel tubing and the frame is brazed with a raw finish. The Pine Mountain is another bikepacking ready hardtail with rack eyelets and triple bottle mounts for versatility. The frame also features slick internal cable routing options.
The Pine Mountain 2 features a Fox Float 34 fork, Shimano XT 1×11 drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes, WTB Scraper rims and WTB Trailblazer 27.5×2.8″ tires.
It is available in 5 sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL) and has an MSRP of $2749.00.
There is also a less expensive version called the Pine Mountain 1 that features a non-Columbus cromoly frame with a rigid steel fork, SRAM 1×10 drivetrain and Shimano disc brakes for a very affordable $989.00.
To learn more, check out our highlight article about the Marin Pine Mountain here: https://reviews.mtbr.com/interbike-2015-marin-launches-beautiful-new-pine-mountain-2-hardtail and visit www.marinbikes.com.