Tyee & Tyee AM 2019 – The Chief presents itself in new guise
After the Tyee Carbon it’s now the turn of the aluminum version to get a big update. We attach much importance to the improvement and modernization of the bestseller as with the carbon version.
Aluminum bikes are on the advance again at the moment and are very popular. So it’s no wonder that we are also giving the aluminum version of the Tyee a proper update.
At first glimpse not much has changed for the Tyee Enduro and Trail bikes. But the inner values are the ones that really matter and beside some design details this is where most of the changes are hidden.
New Features at a glance
• New Geometry with a longer reach, a steeper seat angle and a slacker head angle
• Propain Dirt Shield – double sealed bearing system
• Smaller bearings have been increased in size to increase durability and reduce maintenance
• Good bye front derailleur mount
• Re-designed and front and rear triangle featuring increased strength and stiffness
• New linkage layout with more progression for an improved suspension performance and compatibility with coil shocks
• New downtube protector
• Larger shock mud guard is keeping the shock nice and clean
• New vinyl stickers in various new colours providing more options than ever before
• Classification in category 5 with full Bikepark approval
New features in detail – modern geometry
The seat angle was increased to 76° for a more ergonomic climbing position and a more centred weight distribution bringing the rider in the right position to be ready to attack any time.
Reach & Head Angle
The Tyee 2019 features an improved modern front triangle geometry with a longer reach and a slacker head angle [ 65° ] improving both climbing and downhill capabilities.
The bottom bracket was lowered to improve handling, stability and the feeling of sitting “in” the bike.
New Features in detail – more shocks and improved kinematics
A downside of the previous version of the Tyee was the limited compatibility with different shocks. The original design was intended for air shocks only and limited riders in their choice of shocks. The Tyee 2019 has more progressive suspension layout and enough clearance to fit coil shocks and therefore features a massively improved downhill performance.
Among others, these shocks will fit the Tyee 2019:
• Rock Shox – Deluxe / Super Deluxe
• FOX – Float / Float DPX2
• Cane Creek – Double Barrel / Inline Coil
Shock leverage ratio
The total progression of the shock leverage ratio is increased from 15% to 30% to make sure the kinematics are suited to the more linear behaviour of coil shocks which are now compatible with the TYEE frame. The change in the kinematics also resulted in increased beginning stroke sensitivity, improved mid stroke support and increased bottom out resistance.
As with all current models we give you full control over how you want to build your new bike. We only provide feature recommendations from entry level through to highend parts enabling customers to change all parts to their liking. Pricing sees the Tyee ranging between € 2.265,00 and € 5.685,00.
The chief’s “little brother” is a trail bike with Enduro gens. Some bike magazines that have tested this bike in the past have therefore named it Trailduro. But it’s not there to define a new bike category, it’s simply a playful trailbike that is not scared of some serious downhill action. The Tyee AM is also offered in three different preconfigured builds that can be further adapted to your needs. Prices range from € 2.265,00 for the entry level model and € 5.135,00 for the high-end one.