Mondraker adds to its 2023 MTB lineup with new downcountry focused Chrono DC models

The new Mondraker Chrono DC range
(Image credit: Mondraker)

Mondraker presented its 2023 collection late last year with a statement of intent, declaring it to be the greatest lineup in Mondraker's history. As the Spanish brand looked to continue moving forward with its biggest advancements in technological performance to date. They now add to their already impressive mountain bike range with two new downcountry bikes in the all-new Chrono DC range.

Having won several World Cup events with the F-Podium Carbon DC, the DC initials aren't new to Mondraker. With the arrival of the two Chrono DCs, the DC and DC R, they aim to bring a more aggressive ride to these aluminum hardtails, and have added model specific geometry and components.

The Mondraker DC Chrono mountain bike

Both DC models come with the ONOFF Pija dropper post (Image credit: Mondraker)

Stealth aluminum and DC geometry

Mondraker has designed the Chrono DC to be much more than a conventional hardtail, with a new frame built from the ground up in terms of design and geometry. It’s made from their own Stealth aluminum with a more trail-focused geometry that sees them stand alone from the rest of the current Chrono models. The head angle on the new models is 68.5 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees slacker than the current versions, while the fork travel has been increased to 120mm. These changes have been made to increase rider confidence on descents, and make the bikes more capable and versatile.

The Mondraker DC Chrono mountain bike

Models feature ONOFF finishing kit (Image credit: Mondraker)

Model specific components 

An all-new component mix is another key factor with both DC models coming impressively with the ONOFF Pija factory-fitted dropper post and ONOFF finishing kit. Adding the dropper post as standard is aimed at making the most out of an aluminum hardtail by combining the DC-specific geometry with the dropper should gives you added versatility and extra confidence, while the proven Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4-inch tires add the combination of rolling resistance, grip and comfort on most terrains. 

To add to the overall comfort and provide a less demanding riding position on longer rides, Mondraker has reduced the stem length compared to the other models to (S/M: 50mm, L: 60mm and XL: 70mm). They have also increased the brake rotors to 180mm front and rear.

The Mondraker DC Chrono mountain bike

The DC range has an impressive spec on both models (Image credit: Mondraker)

Mondraker DC R spec

Mondraker Chrono DC R mountain bike

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  • Frame: Chrono 29 Stealth Alloy
  • Fork: Fox 32 29 Float GRIP EVOL Rhythm, 120mm
  • Seatpost: ONOFF Pija dropper internal
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Level 180 F/R
  • Wheels: MDK-XP1 29 TLR, tubeless 
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4-inch
  • Price: $2,599 / £2,199

Mondraker Chrono DC spec

Mondraker Chrono DC mountain bike

(Image credit: Mondraker)
  • Frame: Chrono 29 Stealth Alloy
  • Fork: RockShox Judy Silver TK 29, 120mm
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Level 180 F/R
  • Wheels: MDK-XP1 29 TLR, tubeless 
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4-inch
  • Price: $2,199 / £1,799

The Chrono DC range should be perfect for riders looking for the next-generation aluminum hardtail which is capable enough to take on a wide variety of trails. It comes with an impressive out-the-box spec. For more info on the Chrono DC and the Chrono DC R head to Mondraker.com (opens in new tab).

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


An award-winning photographer, when not riding a bike, he can be found at the side of a cyclocross track or a downhill mountain bike world championship shooting the action. Paul has been the founder, editor and senior writer for Proper Cycling magazine that has seen him travel the world interviewing some of the biggest names in mountain biking and writing about some of the biggest cycling brands.


Rides: Scott Spark RC Team Issue, Ribble 725, Bergamont Grandurance Elite


Height: 176cm


Weight: 85kg