What is the rider weight limit?
120kg load limit, this includes rider, luggage and weight of the bike. This meets the requirement of ISO 4210 and EN15194. This does not mean if rider and luggage is over this, they cannot ride or buy a Brave. They will just need to be more considerate of the effects this will have on the bike’s lifespan and overall fatigue. You can read more about this in the Cairn Manual.
Can I fit racks?
Yes, the BRAVe has provisions for front and rear racks. On the front we recommend its fixed in at least 3 locations, ideally both fork legs and crown. For the rear we recommend that it is fixed in 4 places, on the seat tube and at the dropout. Always follow the rack manufacturers on max load limits. Alternatively, we would recommend Tailfin or Old Man Mountain Axle mounted racks.
Can I fit a dropper post?
Yes, the Brave has provisions for an internally routed dropper post. The cable needs to run externally on the none drive side of the bike and enter the lower seat tube. Maximum insertion differs per size, so check before purchasing a post.
Can I fit a suspension fork?
Yes, the BRAVe features suspensions corrected geometry. This means if you wish you could fit a suspension fork. We recommend between 80 – 100mm of travel.
Is the BRAVe compatible with 27.5" or 650b plus wheels?
Due to the geometry and design of the BRAVe its is not compatible with a 27.5" or 650b plus wheel.
Can I fit cargo cages and how much can they carry?
There is no hard and fast rule on this one. Yes, you can fit cargo cages on any of the bottle bosses provided. We work on a bottle-cage bolt style mount can take about 1.5kg per bolt used. It is dependant on where on the bike its being mounted and how many mounts you use and the kind of things your are trying to carry. We recommend using as many bolts as you can to support the weight the better. So, if you can fit a 3 bolt anything cage this is recommended. Always follow the cage manufacturers on max load limits.
Does the BRAVe have provisions for a kickstand?
Yes, we have an integrated mount on the non-drive side chain stay for a 2 bolt 18mm spaced mount.