Shaman GX Eagle

$2,400.00
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*Total cost include shipping

Look what the Sarma winds blew in...one of the lightest, best looking fat bike framesets in the world. The Shaman has the fun factor, versatility and hook up of a fat bike it is but with the weight of a high end mountain bike. We had a great winter here in the Midwest for fatbiking, in fact it felt like Siberia. But we are glad to see the snow gone and looking forward to riding our Shaman year round. The Sarma team's goal with the 170mm rear axle and a shorter chainstay was to have the Shaman's acceleration, lightness and ride feel like a 29er so that no one would want to put the bike away for the summer. Inspired by harsh winters and ready for them, the Shaman was made to go fast, all four season.

"The Shaman lived up to its name, with magical handling and rock solid feel all wrapped in that featherweight carbon package" - Fat-Bike.com
 

Highlights & Features:
Greater standover clearance
More clearance of the lower top tube makes riding in deep snow or sand feel a lot more comfortable on starts and dabs...if you know what we mean.
Tapered headtube
Universal solution works with tapered or straight steerer forks.
Thru axles:
Rear and front thru axles (170mm/150mm) securely connect the bike as a single unit making the bike stiffer so that you can hold a line much better from deflections off rocks, ruts or roots.
27.2 mm Seatpost
Offers a higher damping performance (flexes a bit more) for a more comfortable ride.
Internal cable routing
Dirt-protection with a clean uncluttered look

Specs

Frame Material:
High Modulus Carbon Fiber
Approx Frame Weight (g):
1250 g for size M
Seatpost Size (mm):
27.2mm
Seat Clamp Size (mm):
31.8mm
Front Derailleur:
High direct mount (adaptor)
Cable Routing:
Internal
Brake Type:
Post Mount Disc Brake
Bottle Mounts:
2 for sizes M and L, 1 for S
Bottom Bracket:
100mm BSA
Headtube Type:
1 1/8" to 1.5" Tapered
Headset:
Integrated 42 mm (Top) Integrated 52.1 mm (Bottom)
Dropout:
150 x 15 mm T/A (Fork) 170 x 12 mm T/A (Frame)
Max Tire Width:
110mm on 80 rims (26x4.0"/29x3.0")

Build kit

Components Shaman GX Eagle
Frame Sarma Shaman
Fork Sarma Hoboy 150 mm TA/Manitou Mastadon Pro
Stem Sarma 75mm (S/M/L sizes)
Seatpost Sarma, 400mm
Saddle WTB Silverado
Handlebar Sarma 740mm/760mm (S&M/L sizes)
Grips Propalm
CrankSet Truvativ Stylo 6K Eagle 30T
Chain Sram GX Eagle 12sp
Rear Derailleur Sram GX Eagle 12sp
Front Derailleur Nill
Cassete GX Eagle 10-50
Shifter Sram GX Eagle
Brakes Avid BB7/Sram Level TL
Disks Avid G3CS/SRAM CL (180/160)
Front&rear hubs SunRingle 150*15/170*12
Spokes with nippels DT Champion/DT Revolution
Rims Mulefut 80 SL/Carbon Naran 80/Carbon Naran 29+
Tires Maxxis Minion 4.0
Adapter for front derailleur Sarma
Weight* Shaman GX (Carbon fork Hoboy) - 25,3 Lbs (11,5 kg) 
Weight* Shaman GX (Manitou Mastadon) - 30 Lbs (13,7 kg)


* Specification and pricing subject to change without notice
**With tubeless setup

Submitted by Max Murdock a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2017

Strengths: Light and stiff. By far the fastest Fat Bike I have owned so far. I also have a Niner RIP 9 RDO and the Shaman is as fast or almost as fast on more twisty technical trails. The power from the pedals go directly into very efficient forward motion with the Sarma Naral Carbon wheelset and stiff frame.

Weaknesses: None other than the rear axel being 170mm when the normal now seems to be in the 190 - 197mm range. The 170 is not a factor with me since I was able to still fit a Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.4 in with no problems for clearance and chainline. If you want the 4.8 - 5 in plus tires, this frame will not accommodate the larger tires.

Bottom Line:
I ordered the Shaman Build Kit with a Rockshok Bluto Fork. The frame and components have a very high quality fit and finish. The frame was flawless, very light, stiff and has a matte finish that is amazing repelling dirt/mud. Almost like a Teflon finish. You can knockoff what sticks with a brush or glove. The Sarma Naran Carbon wheels are stiff, true and tight. I haven't had to touch the spokes and were very easy to set up tubeless. The frame is also very vertically compliant and shock absorbing for being so stiff. Maybe the 27.2mm carbon seatpost also has something to do with that. The bike has a very planted and stable feel to it. Handling is spot on for cruising or railing (snow or dry).

Used original materials from the resource Mtbr.com
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