The last few years have been pretty quiet from the visionary brand Bionicon from Bavaria. Now the Boys from the Tegernsee have come back with a new, very interesting bike – the Bionicon Edison EVO. The best part, besides the countless configurations, is that the customer also has the opportunity to secure a whopping €1,000 early bird discount!

Bionicon is back with the new Edison EVO! Here you see the 27.5″ model with 160mm of travel and a XFusion Metric fork incl. the Bionicon system.

Whether you want 26 “or 27.5”, 160 or 180mm travel, a single or double crown fork, with or without the Bionicon system, with the new Edison EVO the customer has total control over countless options. Everybody can now find a suitable bike for their own unique style of riding.

With the Edison EVO Bionicon succeeded first time integrating the patented geometry adjustment in a single crown fork (XFusion Metric).

Here are the possibilities of the different versions at a glance:

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The equipment variations of the new Bionicon Edison EVO

In addition to the various versions of the bike there are two equipment variants available. With the Bionicon system the bike will cost either €2,900 or €3,600 depending on specification, but you can also buy just the frame set consisting of a fork, shock, handlebar, stem, headset and chain guide for €1,900 or a “naked” frame for €950.

All bikes are equipped with SRAM components (X01, X9 shifting and Guide brakes), high-quality DT Swiss wheels and a Kind Shock LEV seatpost.

The bike is also available without the Bionicon system. Where it comes with a RockShox Pike and a RockShox Monarch Plus for a price of €2,950 or €3,500 again depending on the specs.

Dank des Universer ist es in Zukunft möglich auch "normale" Dämpfer im Bionicon Edison EVO zu verbauen.
Thanks to the universal shock mounts it will now be possible to build in a “normal” shock into the Bionicon Edison EVO.
Die Montage der eigenen Dopplebrückengabel, bzw. der Lufteinheit für das Bionicon-System der XFusion Metric findet komplett "in House" am Tegernsee statt.
Installation of the Bionicon system into the XFusion Metric is performed completely “in house” at the Tegernsee factory.

The geometry of the Bionicon Edison EVO

The Bionicon system takes a unique approach to adjustment, when you lower the fork for climbing, the shock shuttle is extended automatically, thus a lowering of the bottom bracket is counteracted. In addition, the rear shock is now driven by a flatter articulation and so will be more supportive and neutral.

In downhill mode the slack 65.5 ° head angle should provide great performance – especially at high speeds. The chain stays are not very short 430mm (26 “) or 435mm (27.5”), but also not overly long and in combination with the relatively short reach (431mm in size. L) offer agile riding performance. In the uphill mode the seat angle is 74.5° and should help with efficiency and keeping the front wheel on the ground.

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The details of the new Edison EVO

Bei der Austattungsvariante 0 kommt ein 1x11 SRAM X01 Antrieb zum Einsatz.
For the Equipment version 0, a SRAM X01 drivetrain is used.
Die Geometrie lässt sich durch das Bionicon-System stufenlos an den Untergrund anpassen.
The geometry can be adjusted by the Bionicon system.
Am Serienbike werden SRAM Guide Bremsen zum Einsatz kommen.
On the production Bike SRAM Guide brakes will be used.
Erstmalig lässt sich die Geometrie-Verstellung auch in eine Single-Crown-Gabel integrieren.
For the first time it is possible to integrate the geometry adjustment in a single-crown fork.
Unscheinbar: Der Verstellhebel des Bionicon-System ist beim neuen Edison EVO deutlich kleiner und schlanker geworden.
Inconspicuous: The lever of Bionicon system has become much smaller and more slender on the new Edison EVO.
Dank der ausgeklügelten Geometrieverstellung geht es auch im steilen Gelände entspannt bergauf.
Thanks to the sophisticated geometry adjustment, steep uphill terrain can climbed easily.
Bionicon Mitarbeiter Andi gibt dem neuen Bike die Sporen.
Bionicon employee Sebastian hammers down in the rain.

The €1,000 early bird discount offer

Everybody who orders the new Bionicon Edison EVO in the high-quality spec variant gets a €1,000 early bird discount. No matter which model he chooses. This offer is limited to 200 bikes, and available only until 31.08.

Tech-Talk auf dem Trail.
Tech-Talk on the trail, maybe Sebastian and Rene had just had the discount idea.

A first ride impression of the new Bionicon Edison EVO can be found in issue #011 off ENDURO

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Words & Pictures: Christoph Bayer

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