The Coloradan brand is now offering a revised 130mm and new 150mm version of the all-carbon dual-suspension Mayhem, with both new bikes featuring Spot’s innovative Living Link rear suspension configuration.
Using a conventional titanium leaf spring to help link the Mayhem’s front- and rear triangles, Spot’s designers can afford to remove traditional carriage bearings on the linkage’s main pivot.
Aside from reducing the maintenance burden, this Living Link leaf spring set-up allows superior mid-stroke suspension support and better bottom-out resistance on rolling over square-edged hits.
The original Spot Mayhem 130 debuted in 2018 and the 2021 model year update has revised geometry. Reach on a size large Mayhem 130 has stretched by 17mm to 465mm, whilst the bike head angle has relaxed from 66.2° to 65.7°.
A geometry adjustment chip can reduce the new Spot 130’s head angle even further, to 65.2°, for riders who wish to confidently tackle the steepest and most technical descending terrain.
Mayhem 150mm for true enduro riding
Beyond the more progressive geometry on Spot’s Mayhem 130, there is now a long-travel option, in the guise of a new Mayhem 150. It features a 65-degree head angle, which can be adjusted to 64.5 degrees, whilst reach measures to 470mm on a size large.
With a combination of 150mm rear shock and 160mm front fork, the Mayhem 150 will certainly appeal to those riders who need surplus suspension travel, to conquer those double-black rated trails.
Spot is marketing its Mayhem 130 from $4999, rolling Stan’s Arch S1 wheels, shifting a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, with G2 R brakes and a combination of Rockshox’s Pike Select fork and Fox’s Performance Float DPS shock.
Riders who opt for the most premium $8399 Mayhem 130, gain SRAM’s XX1 Eagle AXS electronic drivetrain, Enve’s M630 composite wheels and G2 Ultimate brakes. The suspension is an all-Fox affair, with a Factory 36 Float fork and similar grade DPS rear shock.
If you need a true Spot 29er enduro bike, pricing for the Mayhem 150 starts at $5199, with Rockshox’s new ZEB Select RC 160mm fork, Fox Performance Elite Float DPX2 rear shock and Code R brakes.
Spot’s Mayhem 150 AXS build uses SRAM’s electronic drivetrain, Fox’s heavy-duty Factory 38 single crown fork and rolls Enve composite rims, spinning on i9 Hydra hubs. Stopping power is provided by SRAM Code RSC brakes.
Both of the new Mayhems are available in either a Matte Hot Tomato or Matte Black colourway.