The Hamburg-based company Bergamont has revised its lineup of full suspension bikes for the upcoming season and replaced its well-known model Threesome with the newly developed Trailster. The 150 / 140 mm bike is available in four equipment variants, two models focus more on long tour oriented riders, while the other two are more made for trail riders who are focused on the downhills. We have checked out the top model – the Bergamot Trailster EX 9.0.

Das Topmodell Bergamont Trailster EX 9.0 ist bereits für einen Preis von 3.500 € erhältlich.
The top model Bergamot Trailster EX 9.0 is already available for a price of €3,500.

Getting into the new Trailster Series starts from €2,000 and ends at €3,500. There are a total of four model,. the Trailster 6.0 and 8.0 with a 3×10 drivetrain and light components primarily aimed at tourers, the two other bikes EX 7.0 and EX 9.0 have a 2×10 or 1×11 drivetrain and descent-oriented features.

All bikes share the same aluminum frame with 140 mm rear travel and a 150 mm suspension fork on the front. The geometry can be described as modern, and features a long Reach (450 mm) and short chainstays (432 mm). The steering angle is 67°, quite standard for such a trail bike frame. The steep 75 ° seat angle promises good climbing characteristics.

1-fach Antrieb, RockShox Pike Federgabel, kraftvolle Bremsen und potente Reifen — das Trailster 9.0 EX verspricht viel Spaß auf dem Trail.
11-speed drivetrain, RockShox Pike fork, powerful brakes and potent tires – the Trailster EX 9.0 promises a lot of fun on the trail.

The equipment of the Bergamot Trailster EX 9.0 looks consistent and well thought out. The guys at Hamburg chose high-quality RockShox suspension with Pike fork and Monarch Plus shock, SRAM Guide powerful brakes and Maxxis Ardent tires. A chainguide and the 1×11 drivetrain round out the package.

Die Züge werden beim Trailster extern verlegt. Dies erleichtert im Falle eines Service den Wechsel.
The cables will be routed externally on the Trailster. This facilitates easy change in case of a service.
An der Front des Rades arbeitet eine RockShox Pike Federgabel
At the front of the bike is a RockShox Pike fork
Die Vorzüge eines 1x11 Antriebs sind mittlerweile allseits bekannt. Bergamont setzt beim Topmodell auf die SRAM X01-Gruppe
The benefits of a 1×11 drivetrain are now well known. Bergamont sets up the top model with a SRAM X01-group
Die MRP-Kettenführung soll die Kette auch in ruppigen Terrain an Ort und Stelle halten
The MRP chain guide should keep the chain on, even in rough terrain
Der Bremssattel ist formschön zwischen Sitz- und Kettenstrebe integriert.
The caliper is beautifully integrated between the seat and chain stay.
In Zusammenarbeit mit Answer entwickelte Bergamont eine eigene Vorbau-Linie. Hier zu sehen ein Modell mit 50 mm Länge und 0° Rise.
In cooperation with Answer Bergamont developed its own stem-line. Here is their model with 50 mm length and 0 ° Rise.
Über den Umlenkhebel stellt der Hinterbau 140 mm Federweg zur Verfügung.
Using the X-Link system the rear generates 140 mm of travel.

Below you will find again the key geometry values ​​at a glance:

Size S M L XL
Top Tube 590mm 610mm 630mm 645mm
Chainstays 432mm 432mm 432mm 432mm
Steering Angle 67° 67° 67° 67,5°
Seat Angle 75° 75° 75° 75°
BB-Height -18mm -18mm -18mm -18mm
Reach 432mm 450mm 466mm 475mm

597mm 602mm 615mm 632mm

Our opinion:

Bergamont presents the new Trailster as a very interesting bike. Especially the top model EX 9.0, which has a great specification. It convinces with coherent, high-quality equipment at a fair price. We look forward to testing the bike extensively on the trails for you soon, to see if it delivers what it promises on paper. In addition, Bergamont has announced it will be involved in Enduro racing and create its own team, you may be curious to see what still awaits us in the future.

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Words: Christoph Bayer / Pictures: Robin Schmitt

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