Fast and agile, Cortex is a trail riding, down-country, all terrain mountain bike for seriously epic days out. It comes alive on long technical descents with 120 mm rear travel, big wheels and a stiff responsive frame.
With bang up to date geometry, Cortex is confidence inspiring with a playful character. Stand up and mash on the pedals out of turns, manual sections of trail and pop off tree stumps, rocks and roots. Smash out short and loose technical climbs, flat out descents and tight techy singletrack sections. The harder you push the bigger you grin.
At a glance
- SRAM GX Eagle AXS 12-speed groupset
- Rockshox Pike Ultimate fork
- Rockshox Deluxe Select+ shock
- Superstar 29" wheelset
Cortex frameset is hand-welded from 6061 double butted aluminium with a tapered ovalised top-tube and large section down-tube for a stiff chassis with just enough compliance to get you out of trouble. 66 head angle, 74.5 seat tube angle, 40 mm bottom bracket drop and a 465 mm reach (size large). Cortex’s dialed in geometry and 2.6" tyre clearance offers a comfortable and efficient climbing position for big miles and a stable, spirited platform for smashing up descents.
GX Eagle AXS
GX Eagle AXS combines the proven GX Eagle groupset with SRAM®’s wireless shifting technology. Customisable via SRAM®’s AXS smartphone app, it shifts precisely and instantly every time, eliminating cable stretch completely. It also leaves your bars nice and clean!
Sitting in the middle of SRAM®’s groupset hierarchy, GX Eagle AXS is the best groupset most of us would ever need, using a 12-speed 10-52 tooth cassette.