Présentation du Monty M5

Presenting... the Monty M5

Thursday 8 September 2011
by Ben Swales
popularity : 5%

PNG - 50 kb

Monty, who celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary not long ago, had recently seemed to be resting on their laurels as far as their trials range went. Their top-of-the-range bike, the famous Kamel, remained basically unchanged since 2008 and the Spanish company seemed to be focussing most of their efforts on their mountain bike range, specifically on their new top-of-the-range carbon XC bike, the M8. The first model on the M Concept series, which uses the most advanced technologies in its design and construction, was unveiled at Eurobike 2010 in Germany and has enjoyed great success. Last week, Monty created a bit of a stir on line, presenting the new bike in the M Concept line, this time a trials bike: the M5. With this new bike, Monty are returning to the forefront of the trials scene, with a bike that is aesthetically and technically astonishing, marking without doubt a turning point for the Spanish company and for trials.

This astonishing new bike, which firmly pushes trials into the ‘Carbon Age’, was officially unveiled at the 2011 Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen. Trials is not usually one of the main attractions in the exhibitions at the largest international bike fair, but this year that changed and the M5 caused quite a stir! Weighing in a 6795g, Monty’s new bike was one of the main attractions of the weekend. It is no simple exercise in style however, it is a real top-of-the-range bike, built with competition in mind, right down to the smallest detail, PNG - 332.5 kb and has been being tested in secret for almost a year by UCI European Champion and BIU World Champion Dani Comas. The flagship of Monty’s 2013 range will become available in spring 2012 and should come in at… under £3,000! Not bad when you consider all of the work and investment that will have gone into a series of this calibre. Here’s the lowdown on the M5, with some photos taken at Eurobike.

The frame is a monocoque design, made completely from carbon fibre, giving it a very unusual look, despite retaining the now characteristic curved lines of the Kamel. The drawback with carbon is it’s lower resistance to direct impacts, a common problem in trials. To mitigate this, Kevlar frame protectors cover the parts of the frame that are most susceptible to these knocks, this is, the downtube and chainstays. And what’s more, they’re replaceable! Nice feature!

JPEG - 786 kb JPEG - 1.6 Mb JPEG - 652.2 kb

Another innovative feather is the ‘integrated’ drivetrain. The chain passes through the chainstay, protecting it to an extent and allowing for a more optimum chain line.

JPEG - 819.5 kb

Monty had fallen behind in the components market as well, but this bike shows that 2012 will change all that. Everything has been reviewed, changed and optimised right down to the finest of details. At the front end is a fully carbon fork (the first 20” carbon fork we’ve seen), and a carbon handlebar has finally made its way into the Monty range, along with a single-wall rim, new Eagle Claw V2 tyres, announced as the lightest on the market! The new cranks are unlike anything that’s available, with a huge hole in the middle and knurling on the side to give grip and support to the feet on certain moves. A lot of work has also gone into the hubs, which are now up-to-date with the competition. There is also a smattering of titanium n the drive train, on the freewheel, BB axle and sprocket. Nice!

JPEG - 2.2 Mb JPEG - 889.9 kb JPEG - 2.2 Mb JPEG - 1.9 Mb JPEG - 603.7 kb JPEG - 322.9 kb

The most recent articles

Wednesday 7 September 2011
by Ben Swales

Kenny Belaey after the success of Antwerp

Kenny Belaey played two roles in Antwerp: that of the organiser and that of a rider... Here he tells us how he saw the weekend and talks about 2012 and the phenomenal Jack Carthy!

Friday 26 August 2011
by Ben Swales

RadFest 2011 and British Trials Cup Round 3

The first trials festival to be held in the South of England took place at Barrow Farm Trials and Jump Centre in Essex on the 22nd-24th July. It was a fantastic event, with contests, a speed trial, trade stands and a round of the British Trials Cup. Here’s a full report and photos from the weekend.

Tuesday 5 July 2011
by Ben Swales

Report : The Champvent World Cup

A full report on the opening round of the 2011 World Cup at Champvent. It was a particularly intense round and an excellent start to the series. also featured are a quick video and a few words from Alain Rémy.

Monday 4 July 2011
by Ben Swales

Norway’s First Official Biketrial Competition

One of Norway’s top trials riders, Eirik Ulltang, organised the first official biketrials competition in Norway last weekend in Bjørke. He won the Elite competition, ahead of Thomas Remvik Aasen and Joachim Skjævestad.

Monday 4 July 2011
by Ben Swales

Scott Wilson - Inpulse Bikes and 54 Sport

UK Elite rider Scott Wilson is a well known face on the competition circuit, competing regularly in 26” BIU and UCI events. He has recently picked up a new sponsor and opened his own shop. He tells us a bit more about his new projects…

Sunday 3 July 2011
by Ben Swales

Danny MacAskill on Destination Glisse

France TV was all about the UK this Saturday, with a report on Danny MacAskill, with Tribal Zine’s webmaster Jébegood talking them through the Scotish phenomenon’s amazing journey!

Tuesday 28 June 2011
by Ben Swales

The European Cup in Saïx

The full results and a few photos from the first round of the BIU European Cup, which took place in Saïx last week and was won in Elite by David Herka, ahead of Björn Levin and Vaclav Kolar !

Monday 27 June 2011
by Ben Swales

An Interview with Léo Nobile

Léo Nobile is a competitor turned street rider who mixes pure trials moves with the more BMX influenced street style tricks. Many people haven’t heard much about him, so we decided to introduce him properly...

Saturday 25 June 2011
by Ben Swales

The Champvent World Cup

The opening round of the 2011 World Cup takes place this weekend in the mediaeval town of Champvent, which is also celebrating it’s 1000th year! Here’s a presentation of the event, where you will be able to keep up with the results ’live’!

Tuesday 21 June 2011
by Ben Swales

The 2013 World Championships in South Africa

South Africa is becoming something of a mountainbike mecca. A dream location for all kinds of mountain bikers that regularly welcomes the MTB World Cup. Now, in 2013, it will also play host to the MTB and trials World Championships!

Monday 20 June 2011
by Ben Swales

The 2011 European Championship in Biella

Here are the full results and some photos form the 2011 European Championship in Biella, won by Kenny Belaey, Dani Comas, Robin Fix and Raphael Pils!

Sunday 19 June 2011
by Ben Swales

The Biella Semi-Final

Results and photos from the semi-final of the European Championships in Biella, dominated by Vincent Hermance and Yann Dunant in 26" and by Benito Ros and Raphael Pils in 20"!

Saturday 18 June 2011
by Ben Swales

RadFest Trials Festival / British Trials Cup Round 3

RadFest, the biketrials festival organised by Jack Meek, will take place at Barrow Farm Trials and Jump Centre in Essex on 22nd-24th July. The third round of the British Trials Cup will run alongside the festival on Sunday 24th July. NOW UPDATED WITH TICKET INFO AND PHOTOS OF THE TRIALS ZONES.

Friday 10 June 2011
by Ben Swales

Clean: Section 01

Mark Westlake tells us about an exciting new event that he is planning. Section 01 is a freestyle/jam style event that will take place on the streets of Bristol on the 11th June. Check it out!

Thursday 9 June 2011
by Ben Swales

Fort William 2011

The 2011 British Trials Championship, Round 2 of the British Trials Cup and round 4 of the Scottish Trials Championship all took place this weekend alongside the UCI Mountainbike World Cup. Full report and photos this way!

TRIBAL FLASH

19 septembre 2017 - Calendrier Ufolep Est : 1ère course samedi 23 septembre à Barbey-Séroux !

Voici les premières dates des compétitions de Trial régionales de la nouvelle saison dans la partie est de l’hexagone. Le Trophée (...)

18 septembre 2017 - Compétition nocturne à Montauban le 23 septembre

Le Montauban Trial Club a le plaisir de vous annoncer la "SESSION II" de sa Compétition Nocturne. En effet, pour ses 10 années d’existence, (...)

14 septembre 2017 - Coupe FFC Auvergne Rhône Alpes 2017 : 6ème manche à Savigneux le dimanche 17 septembre!

Le club du Vélo Vert Savignolais organisera la 6ème manche de la Coupe Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 2017 de Trial ce dimanche 17 septembre ! Une (...)

14 septembre 2017 - CIRO Trial 2017 : le VCS Betton vous attend dimanche 17 !

L’équipe de bénévoles du Vélo Club Sportif de Betton s’est mise en marche pour tracer le trial de Betton et vous attend de pied (...)

26 août 2017 - Programme d’Albertville 2017, finales en live sur le channel UCI !

Voici le programme complet de la 4ème étape de la Coupe du Monde UCI Trial 2017, qui investit pour la troisième année consécutive Albertville et (...)

22 juin 2017 - Coupe FFC Auvergne Rhône Alpes 2017 : 5ème manche à Petit-Coeur le dimanche 25 juin !

Le club de Vélo Trial Petit-Coeur La Léchère organisera la 5ème manche de la Coupe Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 2017 de Trial ce dimanche 25 juin ! Une (...)

22 juin 2017 - Coupe FFC Grand Sud 2017 : finale à St Sulpice le dimanche 25 juin !

La finale de l’édition 2017 de la Coupe FFC Grand Sud de Trial se déroulera le 25 Juin dans la petite ville de Saint-Sulpice-sur-Lèze en (...)

10 juin 2017 - Championnat Centre IdF 2017 : les zones de la finale de Larchant !

La finale du Championnat Centre / Ile-de-France Ufolep 2017 de Bike Trial se dispute ce dimanche 11 juin à Larchant. Retrouvez les infos sur ce (...)