The Berria Bravo 2024 surprises with its Softex Carbon Flex Control rear suspension system
Spanish brand Berria has just unveiled its new flagship hardtail mountain bike, the Bravo 2024. A bike that maintains the lightness and reactivity required of rigid models, but incorporates the innovative Softex Carbon Flex Control, a rear suspension system that offers greater absorption and comfort.
New Berria Bravo 2024: a hardtail with rear suspension
The Berria Bravo is a legendary mountain bike in the brand's catalog, but for its 2024 edition it has been completely revamped. The model has evolved from a hardtail to a rear suspension bike. A segment that is also known as softail and in which Berria has made its debut by introducing a series of cutting-edge technologies.
Berria's Softex Carbon Flex Control rear suspension system, the key to the Bravo 2024
To the new progressive frame design they have added Berria's Softex Carbon Flex Control rear suspension system, which takes advantage of the controlled flex of the TIBIA seatpost to absorb impacts and irregularities in the terrain. When impacts increase in intensity, the system has a pivot point that joins the rear stays to the down tube to maximize flex and damping of the rear triangle and provide quick suspension recovery. The brand assures that the system transforms this flex into speed by behaving like a spring, without losing contact with the ground.
This system, similar to Cannondale's Kingpin or Trek's IsoSpeed, offers a series of benefits, such as greater absorption capacity, better grip, longer contact time with the ground, resulting in traction or greater reactivity and efficiency when pedaling.
Berria confirms that compared to a full suspension MTB, the Bravo 2024 with the Softex Carbon Flex Control has better reactivity and acceleration, it is obviously lighter, the suspension is available much faster after an impact and its bearings are maintenance-free.
A lightweight softail
The new standard frame of the Berria Bravo 2024 is built with HM2X carbon and brings the overall weight down to about 1,270 g without sacrificing stiffness or strength.
The geometry of the Bravo 2024 has been updated by increasing the wheelbase by 23mm or relaxing the steering angle by 1.6°.
Some of the most outstanding features of the Berria Bravo 2024 are:
- TIBIA 14mm controlled flexion seatpost
- Integrated headset, OH2S 1-1/2" stem and 160° block lock steering
- ICS2 integrated cable system
- Triple monocoque
- Resin Matrix Nanotech CNT
- BB92 bottom bracket
- Active Stay technology
- Anti-mud system
- Integrated through axle 12x148mm
- Post mounted brake PMS
- UDH Universal Derailleur Hanger
The Berria Bravo 2024 range will consist of four set-ups ranging from €2,399 to €5,599.