Upgrade bikes have been burning the midnight oil to get the new Maxlight Phase 5 ready to roll. The previous model was one of the first long travel hardcore XC hardtails and allowed riders to hit singletrack and downhill sections harder than ever.
This new version builds on that solid beginning by tweaking the geometry to create a bike that is set to be even more at home blasting the trails that leave XC race bikes floundering.
The new Phase 5 uses tough but light Easton Rad tubes and lots of neat hydroforming to create a frame that combines a hardcore pedigree with jaw dropping looks. Expect a test in an upcoming issue of MBUK