NS Bikes launches burly, aggressive Snabb Plus 29er

First 29er from Polish brand looks like a rowdy, big-wheeled beast

NS Bikes today announced the launch of the Snabb Plus, the first full-sus 29er bike from the Polish brand.

Pitched as a “big wheeled beast that is quick as lightning but also pure fun to ride”, the Snabb Plus uses the brand's pre-existing and highly acclaimed Snabb as a template and joins an increasing number of rowdy, shorter travel 29ers on the market.

The Snabb Plus is supplied with 29” wheels, but as the Plus suffix suggests, it is also designed to accommodate 27.5x3.0 tyres should the stock 29x2.35” Fat Alberts not be girthy enough for your needs.

The bike is designed around a 140mm fork and a 130mm rear end, with NS opting for this amount of travel after deciding that 29ers in the 160mm-travel range are simply "too much". 

The Snabb Plus has a bang-on-trend 67-degree head angle which, when paired with the steepish 74.4 degree seat angle and stubby 433mm chain stays, should make for a playful bike which will pedal back up to the trailhead with relative ease.

NS bikes is well-known for producing burly and reliable bikes which have always appealed to the aggressive rider. The Snabb Plus shares this characteristic, with the beefy one-piece rocker arm moving on “high-end MAX bearings”, which the brand claims will reduce service intervals for the bike.

If you don’t fall in love with that finish at first sight, you need to have a serious word with yourself
If you don’t fall in love with that finish at first sight, you need to have a serious word with yourself

Ignoring absolutely everything else on the bike, our interest was piqued as soon as we spotted the pretty, iridescent finished stem, hubs and spokes that the Snabb Plus is supplied with — fingers crossed that they'll be available separately so we can jazz up our own bikes.

The Plus 2 is the more budget minded of the two bikes
The Plus 2 is the more budget minded of the two bikes

The bike will be available in a two different builds and both are expected to be in stock with Hotlines in the UK by January 2017. We’re awaiting details on European availability (US and Australian pricing and availability TBC).

Snabb Plus 1 specs

  • Frame: NS Snabb Plus w/ 130mm rear wheel travel, AL6061-T6+AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes, internal cable guide routing option, MAX bearings in all pivots
  • Shock: Rock Shox Deluxe Debonair RT3, 185x50mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox Pike RC 27,5" fork w/140mm travel, 15mm axle, alloy steering tube
  • Headset: GW integrated tapered IS42/52, sealed
  • Stem: NS Quantum Lite 31.8, 45mm
  • Handlebar: NS Evidence Lite (762mm / 30” wide)
  • Grips: Octane One bolt-on, one-clamp
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R, 180mm front & rear centerline rotors
  • Shifter: SRAM GX 11spd
  • Derailleur: SRAM GX Type 2.1 long cage, 11spd
  • Bottom bracket: Truvativ GXP 73mm
  • Crank: SRAM GX 1200 170 mm Boost Direct Mount X-SYNC 30t
  • Chain: KMC, 11spd
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1150, 11 speed 10-42
  • Rims: New NS Enigma Roll 29”, 32h (PLUS compatible) tubeless ready
  • Hubs: NS Rotary 15 Boost disc (sealed bearing), NS Rotary Cassette 148x12 Boost (sealed bearings)
  • Spokes: 14G-2.0mm w/ 14mm nipples
  • Tires: Schwalbe Fat Albert Front & Rear combo, 29 x 2.35 foldable bead, SnakeSkin, TL-Easy
  • Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mm travel ( 170mm for L size), internal cable routing, 31.6mm
  • Saddle: Octane One Rocket w/hollow cromoly rails
  • Bike weight: 13.9 kg (w/o pedals)
  • Price: £3699.99 / €3999

Snabb Plus 2 Specs :

  • Frame: NS Snabb Plus w/ 130mm rear wheel travel
  • AL6061-T6+AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes, internal cable guide routing option, MAX
  • Bearings in all pivots
  • Shock: Rock Shox Deluxe Debonair RL, 185x50mm
  • Fork: Manitou Machete, 27.5+ fork with 140mm Travel
  • Headset: GW integrated tapered IS42/52, sealed
  • Stem: NS Quantum Lite 31.8, 45mm
  • Handlebar: NS Terra (762mm / 30” wide)
  • Grips: Octane One bolt-on, one-clamp
  • Brakes: SRAM Level, 180mm front & rear rotors
  • Shifter: SRAM NX trigger 11speed
  • Derailleur: SRAM NX 1x11 X-HORIZON
  • Bottom bracket: Truvativ GXP 73mm
  • Crank: SRAM NX 24MM 170 Boost BLK X-SYNC 30t
  • Chain: KMC, 11spd
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130 11 speed 11-42t
  • Rims: NS Bikes 29” tubeless ready
  • Hubs: NS Rotary 15 Boost disc (sealed bearing), NS Rotary Cassette 148x12 Boost (sealed bearings)
  • Spokes: 14G-2.0mm w/ 14mm nipples
  • Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.25 foldable bead B/B-SK HS463 PSC OEM SnakeSkin, TL-Easy, Folding
  • Seatpost: Kind Shock E-TENi Stealth dropper-post, 125mm travel, 31.6
  • Saddle: SDG Circuit MTN saddle w/cromoly rails
  • Bike weight: 14.1 kg (w/o pedals)
  • Price: £2599.99 / €2899
Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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