Meet the Bird Aether 7 a new school short travel aggro machine
Bird Cycleworks releases the Bird Aether 7, a new option for fans of short travel, small wheel hardcore fun.
Following on from a huge range of quality full-suspension bikes designed in and for UK riders, Bird Cycleworks has today introduced another new bike to the range, the Bird Aether 7.
The Aether 7 could be the answer to your short travel, 27.5in wheeled dreams. With ‘just’ 130mm of rear-wheel travel and geometry based around a 140mm fork, the Aether 7 looks to have the ingredients to make for a fun and agile riding full-suspension bike.
But to be a Bird Cycleworks bike the geometry has to be spot on, and this is where the Aether 7 might beat other similar short-travel bikes. Short 425mm chainstays across the range hint at a bike that loves some back wheel action, while a slack 65-degree head angle and steep 76-degree seat post appear spot on for a modern enduro/trail bike.
Reach figures are extremely promising too. The XS framed bike measures in at 432mm, not much shorter than some brands medium frames. XL bikes gain almost 100mm on that with a reach of 527mm.
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Bird Aether 7 Pricing
Bird Cycleworks will sell you an Aether 7 frame with rear shock form £1050. Complete bikes are also available with either 12-speed SRAM Eagle or Shimano groupsets. Take a look at the Bird Cycleworks website to customise your own.
ÆTHER 7 IS OUR FRESHEST TRAIL BIKE FOR MAXIMISING FUN ON THE TRAILS. WE COMBINED MODERN AGGRESSIVE ENDURO GEOMETRY WITH “JUST ENOUGH” SUSPENSION TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED WITH THE TRAIL.
IT’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRAIL BIKE, DESIGNED TO SHRED TRAIL CENTRE AND MAN MADE BIKE-PARK STYLE TRAILS ON WHICH WE SPEND SO MUCH OF OUR TIME. OUR LATEST KINEMATIC FINE-TUNING OFFERS SUPPLE TRACTION WHEN YOU NEED IT WITHOUT SACRIFICING THE ABILITY TO STAMP ON THE PEDALS FOR MAXIMUM ACCELERATION WHEN YOU WANT IT. COMBINING WITH THE STEEP SEAT ANGLE WITH SLACK HEAD ANGLE TO KEEP YOUR WEIGHT CENTRED WHEN CLIMBING AND BOOST CONFIDENCE AND STABILITY WHEN DESCENDING. CHAINSTAYS ARE SUPER SHORT FOR PLAYFUL HANDLING WHEN PUMPING AND RAILING CORNERS. AETHER LOVES TO JUMP TOO, WITH NICELY POPPY REAR SUSPENSION TO SEND YOU AIRBORNE WHEN YOU WANT TO, OR TO SUPPORT YOU WHEN YOU LOAD IT UP.