Mondraker brings new more affordable Raze models to its 2023 MTB lineup

Mondraker Raze aluminum mountain bike
(Image credit: Mondraker)

Last year Mondraker introduced the Raze Carbon which featured its Stealth air carbon frame and became one of the brand's most successful models. For this season they present two new Raze models in aluminum – the Raze and the Raze R – to add to the ever-increasing and impressive 2023 Mondraker range.

Both new Raze aluminum models share the same configurations and geometry as the Raze Carbon, but with an aluminum frame. Mondraker says they aim to satisfy the demand for versatile aluminum trail bikes while retaining the same qualities and performance as its higher-end carbon models. 

Mondraker Raze alloy mountain bike

The Raze alloy retains the same qualities and performance as its higher-end carbon versions (Image credit: Mondraker)

Both new models maintain the 150mm travel of the carbon originals, with the Raze R getting the Fox 36 29 Float GRIP EVOL and the Raze a RockShox 35 Gold 29 RL, coupled with Fox Float DPS LV EVOL 130mm rear shock that also utilizes the Mondraker Zero suspension system. 

The Raze range was inspired by the longer travel Foxy models that Mondraker says delivers 'a balance of great pedaling performance, while at the same time offering sharp handling and stability going downhill'. The new alloy Raze inherits the same kinematics as its carbon sibling and promises the same balance of great shock absorption, agility and pedaling efficiency for all round trail riding performance.

Mondraker Raze rear shock

The Raze comes with a Fox rear shock and Mondrakers Zero Suspension System (Image credit: Mondraker)

Raze pricing and availability

Mondraker have said that the Raze R and Raze are available now and the Raze R will cost €4,990 / $5,420 / £4,399, while the Raze version comes in at €3,629 / $3,941 / £3,199.

The Raze range should be perfect for riders looking for the next-generation aluminum full-suspension bike which is capable enough to take on a wide variety of trails. It comes with an impressive out-the-box spec packed with Mondraker exclusive tech. For more info on the Raze R and the Raze head to Mondraker.com.

Mondraker Raze R spec

Mondraker Raze R mountain bike

(Image credit: Mondraker)
  • Frame: Raze 29 6061 Alloy Stealth Evo 
  • Fork: Fox 36 29 Float GRIP EVOL Rhythm 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS LV EVOL 
  • Seatpost: ONOFF Pija dropper internal 120-170mm
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 R 180 F/R
  • Wheels: Mavic CrossMax XL S, 29  
  • Tires: Maxxis Dissector and Maxiss Aggressor 29x2.4
  • Color: Matte Cherry Red / Nimbus Grey 
  • Price: €4,990 / $5,420 / £4,399

Mondraker Raze spec

Mondraker Raze mountain bike

(Image credit: Mondraker)
  • Frame: Raze 29 6061 Alloy Stealth Evo 
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold 29 RL 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS LV EVOL 
  • Seatpost: ONOFF Pija dropper internal 120-170mm
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T 180 F/R
  • Wheels: Mavic CrossMax XL S, 29  
  • Tires: Maxxis Dissector and Maxiss Aggressor 29x2.4
  • Color: Gloss Black / Dirty White
  • Price: €3,629 / $3,941 / £3,199
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.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm