Bulgaria’s biggest bike manufacturers Ram have produced the nduro (no, we haven't missed out the 'e' by mistake) to fill the void they say exists between all-mountain and cross-country machines.
Using a Horst link suspension system, the nduro has a RockShox Recon fork up front with 140mm of travel and a 120mm Monarch 3.1 shock out back. The suspension screams 'all-mountain' but the frame lacks the bulk and burliness of a hard-hitting machine.
Ram say it lets you enjoy the parts of a ride that a pure cross-country machine can’t reach. A full test should find out if that's true – watch out for the review in a forthcoming issue of Mountain Biking UK.
Retailing at £1,599, the nduro is available in Ram’s ‘Custom Factory Finish’, which means you can choose the two colours on your frame with a satin, gloss or pearlescent finish. For more information on the colours, check out the Ram website.