To build an off-road cross country bike takes discipline. One needs to know the personality of a hard-tail. The Eagle Patriot - Carbon Mountain Bike Deore/ALTUS Suntour XCT Front Suspension, 21-inch is a cross-country mountain bike designed to be lighter, more agile, and to handle a mix of climbing and descending over moderately technical terrain. We combined our Mountain Machine with the workhorse Shimano Altus drivetrain to give us what we believe is the best combination of components and frame on the market for MTB. We followed the same precedent we followed with our road bikes: build the ultimate carbon frame around components that performed best in our real world conditions tests. The Patriot Moutain Bicycle is intended to be the best value in mountain bikes available. Carbon fiber is extremely lightweight while simultaneously being stiff. We chose 29er technology because its pairing is perfect for a steady and fast cross country bike. 29er is the fastest design available today. Especially when conditions are less than ideal, a 29er is going to perform the best and give the rider confidence to attack the trail. Even when hammering through corners on a steep climb, or leaning heavy on your front wheel on a steep pitch, the Patriot MTB is stable, firm and ready to handle all conditions.The Eagle Patriot is a great intro to the carbon mountain bike arena. Equipped with a Suntour XCT front suspension that offers a coil spring with preload adjustment and 28mm stanchions, the casual off-road rider can dial in their desired level of travel. Rounded out with Shimano Altus components, this is great for entry level mountain bikers. For riders considering rougher terrain, jumps, or technical obstacles, we suggest upgrading to the Eagle Patriot Silver or Gold. Ideal for: Recreational mountain biking Cross-country mountain biking Trail riding
- LIGHTWEIGHT: Made with HIGH-QUALITY JAPANESE 700-SERIES CARBON FIBER which is not only lightweight, but it improves handling and maneuvering on technical terrain and courses.
- 29" WHEELS: A 29" tire allows for wider contact area with the ground, INCREASING TRACTION when cornering or climbing. The larger diameter tire requires less resistance when rolling, which IMPROVES SPEED and carries GREATER MOMENTUM.
- PERFORMANCE: Equipped with SUNTOUR XCT front suspension and SHIMANO ALTUS components, the Eagle Patriot is great for entry level mountain biking and trail riding.
- VERSATILE: The Patriot CARBON FRAME is COMPATIBLE with a variety of components, making it the ideal choice for future UPGRADES.
- AMERICAN ASSEMBLED & 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: At Eagle Bicycles, we STAND BEHIND OUR PRODUCTS with pride. If you aren't happy for any reason, we will refund your purchase immediately.