Learn more about the Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR FOX Float 36 GRIP2. 150mm travel with 44mm offset.
Air Spring & Volume Spacers
The FOX 36 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.
Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 150mm setup 15% equals 22mm or about 0.9 inch of sag. 20% will use 30mm or about 1.2″ of sag.
The 150mm FOX 36 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 150mm fork can carry a maximum of 7 volume spacers.
Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in product damage and potential for injuries, etc.
FOX 36 GRIP2 Rebound Controls
The GRIP2 damper provides both Low (LSR) and High (HSR) rebound controls.
The addition of the High Speed or HSR control provides increased rebound control to account for the higher PSI produced by aggressive or heavier riders.
Typically riders will adjust LSR, Low Speed Rebound, to suit riding style and taste and refer to FOX’s guide for the appropriate HSR, High Speed Rebound, pairing.
FOX GRIP2 Compression Controls
The FOX GRIP2 damper provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support.
Compression circuits hydraulically damp (or slow) the fork’s input assisting the air spring in providing appropriate mid-stroke and bottom out feel.
Low Speed Compression helps provide mid-stroke support. This allows a bike to ride taller in the travel in cornering while resisting brake dive, rider weight shift and other slow shaft speed inputs.
High Speed Compression works to fine tune bottom out feel as well as other high shaft speed inputs also known as square edge bumps. Example: if you sprint straight into a curb you’re likely to engage the High Speed Compression even if you’re not using full travel. This is due to the speed of the shaft moving oil to compensate for the hit.
Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR FOX Float Factory DPS. 205×57.5mm
Air Spring & Volume Spacers
The Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR uses a 205x 57.5mm shock, spec’d with the Fox Float Factory DPS.
SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically trail riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag. This would measure about 17.25mm for a plush setup and 14.4mm for a more firm setup.
Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.
By changing to a larger volume spacer, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.
Conversely smaller volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.
Do not install more or larger volume spacers than the manufacturer advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in product damage and potential for injuries, etc.
FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS Rebound Controls
The DPS provides a rebound control with 11 clicks of adjustment.
Heavier riders will use more rebound control than lighter riders to slow the air spring’s return to neutral.
As your ground speeds increase it is common to allow your bike to rebound more quickly to prepare for the next terrain feature and avoid suspension packing from slow rebound setup.
FOX Float Factory DPS Compression Controls
The Fox Float Factory DPS shock provides two controls to help fine tune compression.
First is the blue 3 position switch which adjusts from Firm, Mid and Open. Also known as a “climb switch” the use of this is dependent on rider style, preference and terrain.
Fine tuning the low speed compression can be accomplished in the Open mode by adjusting the black dial located around the circumference of the blue 3 position switch.
3 settings are available with “1” being the most plus and “3” the most firm.
Learn about suspension setup basics on the following tabs. Each tab has a video with the basics of Air Spring / PSI, Volume Spacers, Compression, Rebound (or watch it all in one place with the final tab).
Each tab has a text section with a bit more in-depth look at the typical MTB suspension settings and how they intertwine.
PSI / Spring Rate
MTB suspension must accommodate a wide range of rider weight. To achieve this nearly all forks and rear shocks use an adjustable air spring.
By varying air pressure riders set a desired sag, or percentage of travel that the bike “sits into” under neutral loading.
Modifying this sag percentage will change small bump compliance as well as bottom out characteristics.
Learning how to Pre-Charge your suspension pump will help you make finite adjustments to sag.
Typically 15% sag is for a firm setup and 20% sag is considered plush.
Air Spring Fine Tuning Control(s): Volume Spacers & Compression
Air springs ramp rate, sometimes called Spring Rate, is based on how air compresses in the containment cylinder. As the air is compressed the PSI increases according to the decreasing volume of the containment. This is done via non-compressible volume spacers in the air chamber.
Hydraulic damping assists air spring providing support in mid-stroke and bottom out.
Opposing Control: Rebound.
Higher spring rate will drive the suspension back to neutral with more force than a lower spring rate. To keep the bike from skipping across trail rebound damping is utilized.
As suspension compresses (travel reduces) a piston moves closer to the end of a sealed container. By decreasing the volume of the container the PSI pushing back on the piston is increased.
By adding or removing non-compressible volume spacers riders modify the air spring’s ramp rate which directly changes the amount of support and bottom out feel of the fork or shock.
By removing volume spacers a rider increases the available volume in the suspension. The larger volume compresses less per mm of travel resulting in a lower PSI per mm of travel. This creates less support and is utilizes more travel.
Adding volume spacers decreases the available volume. With less air volume the PSI per mm of travel increases providing more support and greater resistance to bottom out.
Opposing Control: Rebound.
Rebound may need to be adjusted for volume tuning depending on how drastic of a PSI change is being tuned in or out of the suspension.
“Helping” Control: Compression.
Compression provides additional support and bottom out resistance.
Compression controls provide damping to slow suspension travel as a load is applied and the suspension is compressed. (easy one right?)
When riders have found sag and volume spacing preferences compression controls provide minute adjustments to dial in performance. Adding compression provides more support allowing the suspension to ride taller in its travel which is important when dialing in a bike’s personality in corners, etc.
With too little compression a bike will sit deep in the travel. This compromises cornering and braking force resistance. Headtube angle, bottom bracket height, front to rear weight bias, etc are modified as a bike goes through its travel. Maintaining control of the use of travel is paramount for good performance.
Since compression hydraulically slows the suspension’s use of travel it therefor lowers the air spring’s PSI. Properly setting compression controls will help ease the load on the rebound system by controlling the air spring’s push back onto the rebound circuit.
Too much compression will cause a bike to feel harsh and not use appropriate amounts of travel.
Generally, compression settings are fine tuned after sag and volume spacing have riders “in the ballpark.”
Low speed compression controls mid-stroke as well as support in cornering and against brake dive.
High speed compression helps with bottom out and high shaft speed inputs.
3 positions switches are a type of compression circuit with Open the most plush, Mid providing some additional support and Firm for climbing. If you climb in firm remember to put it back to plush for the downhill or you’re in for a potentially rough ride.
Rebound damping controls a suspension’s shaft speed returning to a neutral position. Or, how fast the air spring pushes back as the load changes.
More rebound damping slows the suspension by decreasing the amount of fluid allowed to pass through the hydraulic design.
Less rebound damping allows the suspension to return faster with less hydraulic restriction on the damper.
Rebound setting is based on weight, ground speed, terrain and aggression. Setting the rebound properly means finding the right frequency or feel for your riding.
If your rebound is too fast, or doesn’t have enough clicks of rebound, the bike will tend to skip and suffer poor small bump compliance.
When the rebound is too slow, or you have too many clicks of rebound, the suspension may “pack up” creating a harsh ride as each bump uses progressively more travel forcing the suspension deeper into the travel, which will have higher spring rates.
Opposing: Air Spring PSI / Spring Rate.
“Helping” Control: Low & High Speed Rebound.
Some suspension is designed with 2 rebound circuits. The High Speed Rebound circuit is designed to provide additional control resisting increased PSI late in suspension travel.
Typically High Speed Rebound settings are used as the Low Speed Rebound controls edge towards closed. Example: you might not use any clicks of High Speed Rebound until you reach “X” clicks on the low speed.
Mondraker Zero Suspension Design
Mondraker’s Zero Suspension is designed to isolate the suspension from chain growth and brake jack. By eliminating these influences to the suspension design the Mondraker’s have Zero concerns beyond the rear shock dialing in the performance.
Unlike many other MTB brands which mount the shock to linkage and the front triangle, Zero Suspension arranges the shock mounts on the suspension’s upper and lower link.
This mounting configuration allows the suspension designer a handful of advantages.
Notably the lower pivot is able to be located around the chain ring’s 12 o’clock quadrant, thus helping minimize any chain growth or pedal feedback.
Designers are also able to better control the angle of input from the linkage lever to the air shock. This is what creates the shocks performance based on how the link versus shock angle is designed.
The image above shows an example of rising and then falling rate suspension design.
Designing a suspension to utilize the input angles produces linkage that compensates for air ramp rate as well as helps maximize small bump compliance by working near to a 90 degree, or cosine 1.0 input factor.
The better designed the suspension linkage system works closer with the predictable air pressure changes and requires less damping accommodations which can create other issues depending on riding style, ground speed, terrain, etc.
In short: well designed suspension like the Mondraker Zero allows shocks to work better and each click of rebound or compression a more precise, less knife edge setup.
From Mondraker’s Site:
Mondraker ZERO Advantages
• Zero power loss. High pedalling efficiency. The power applied to pedals is transformed to immediate forward motion without any extra compression or extension of the rear shock.
• Zero pedal kickback Chain length growth throughout the suspension travel is minimum, so pedalling is as effective and efficient as possible.
• Zero brake jack Rear brake forces do not work against suspension forces. The rear shock works supple and freely and absorb impacts without any suspension stiffening caused for the rear brake action.
• Zero bumps The most remarkable feature of the system is its excellent suppleness on rough terrain and a completely stable ride when pedalling.
You can find Mondraker’s exclusive and patented Zero Suspension System on all Mondraker full suspension mountain bike range.
Mondraker RAZE Carbon Geometry
Compare Mondraker Raze Geometry
Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.
You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as learn more about rider’s reach and rider’s stack!
|A||Seattube length||375 mm||415 mm||445 mm||500 mm|
|B||Toptube length||595mm||620 mm||645 mm||670 mm|
|C||Bottom bracket drop||-30 mm||-30 mm||-30 mm||-30 mm|
|D||Bottom bracket height||343 mm||343 mm||343 mm||343 mm|
|E||Chainstay length||435 mm||435 mm||435 mm||435 mm|
|F||Seat tube angle||71°||71°||71°||71°|
|G||Effective seattube angle||76.5°||76.5°||76.5°||76.5°|
|I||Fork Offset||44 mm||44 mm||44 mm||44 mm|
|J||Wheelbase||1193 mm||1217 mm||1243 mm||1269 mm|
|K||Headtube length||90 mm||100 mm||115 mm||130 mm|
|L||Reach||455 mm||475 mm||495 mm||515 mm|
|M||Stack||608 mm||617 mm||631 mm||645 mm|
Mondraker RAZE Carbon Sizing
From Mondraker’s site:
Sizes : Rider Size CM ( Feet / Inches)
Small: ~ 163 – 170 cm ( 5′ 4″ – 5′ 7″ )
Medium: ~ 167 – 178 cm ( 5′ 6″ – 5′ 10″ )
Large: ~ 175 – 188 cm ( 5′ 9″ – 6′ 2″ )
X-Large: ~ 185 – 198 cm (6′ 1″ – 6′ 6″ )
Determining the right size Mondraker starts with your height. But it doesn’t end there.
For riders near the size transitions your inseam length, arm length and shoulder width are factored into the sizing for the best performance. A shorter inseam and arm length may benefit from a slight downsize while riders with longer than average inseam or arm length often find the “bigger” bike is correct. The goal is to get you on a bike able to run a contemporary stem length which allows you to easily weight both the front and rear wheel in a variety of terrain conditions.
Furthermore, depending on the terrain you enjoy, your experience and ground speeds you might go up or down a size. Our team is here to help you define what size Mondraker is right for you and your riding. Email, call 949-470-1099, or use the on-site chat to contact one of our sales experts now!
Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR Build – MSRP $8,999
130mm of rear travel paired with a 150mm fork the Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR is a fast trail / enduro bike ready for your all day adventures or your after work rip in the steeps.
Mondraker has spec’d the RAZE Carbon RR with FOX suspension, DT Swiss wheels, SRAM Eagle drivetrain and more.
The RAZE Carbon is listed at 12.5kg on Mondraker’s site.
Learn more about the RR part spec as well as some common upgrades below!
note: supply chain issues may result in frequent substitutions for similar parts at Mondraker’s discretion.
Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR Build Spec
Raze 29 Stealth Air full Carbon, Zero Suspension System, 130mm travel, Forward Geometry, Carbon Monoblock upper link, Boost 12x148mm rear axle, tapered head tube, 73mm BSA bottom bracket, dedicated 1x drivetrain design, HHG internal cable routing, Enduro MAX sealed bearings, shock mudguard, ISCG 05, custom frame protectors.
Sizes : Rider Size CM
Small ~ 163 – 170
Medium ~ 167 – 178
Large ~ 175 – 188
X-Large ~ 185 – 198
Fox Float DPS Factory Kashima evol LV, 205×57.5mm.
Settings: Compression 3 positions lever, low-speed compression, low-speed rebound, air preload.
Fox 36 29 Float GRIP2 Factory Kashima, 150mm, tapered steerer tube, Boost 15x110mm axle, 44mm offset.
Settings: 3 positions with micro adjust compression, low-speed rebound, air preload
Headset: Acros custom for 1-1/2″ head tube, angular contact bearings 40x52x7, Internal cable routing
Stem: Onoff Krypton FG 30mm, CNC, 31.8mm
Handlebar: Onoff Kripton Carbon 1.0, rise: 25mm, width: 800mm, 9º backsweep, 5º upsweep, 31.8mm
Grips: Onoff Diamond, 1lock-on, 135mm
Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Kashima internal, diameter 31.6mm
S size: 363.5x125mm, M size: 418.3x150mm, L/XL size: 475.1x175mm
Saddle: Fizik Antares R7
Brakes: SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston. Tool-free reach and contact point adjust, Steel-backed organic pads
Rotors: Front, Centerline 180mm 6 bolt. Rear, Centerline 180mm 6 bolt.
Front hub: DT 350, Boost 15x110mm, IS 6 bolt
Rear hub: DT 350, Boost 12x148mm, 36T SL Ratchet system, IS 6 bolts, XD freehub
Rims: DT Swiss EX1700 Spline 29,
30mm internal width, welded aluminum, tubeless ready, 28 spokes
Spokes: DT Competition, straightpull
Front tire: Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4 WT, tubeless ready, 3C MAXX TERRA compound, EXO+ protection, 120TPI,
Rear tire: Maxxis Aggressor 29×2.3, tubeless ready, dual compound, Exo protection, 60TPI,
Crankset: SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle, Boost, DUB axle, Direct mount chain ring
S/M size: 170mm, L/XL size: 175mm
Ring: 32T, CNC-machined alloy, X-SYNC 2
Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB BSA, 73mm
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12s
Derailleur: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Shift lever: SRAM Trigger GX Eagle
Casette: SRAM XG-1275, 10-52T, 12s
Derailleur hanger: SRAM UDH
Weight from Mondraker’s site: 12.5 kg
Popular Upgrades to the Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR
There are a variety of popular upgrades or part swaps on the Mondraker complete bikes. Flip through the tabs below to explore some of the most popular including Brakes, Tires, Chain Guides and Frame Protection.
Along with tires the most common upgrade or swap to a stock Mondraker build is brakes.
Brakes are extremely important to your bike’s personality as well as your confidence on trail.
Finding brakes with the right modulation and power for your riding style allows you to further fine tune performance with rotor size.
Brake modulation is how the lever position relates to the amount of power at the caliper.
Brands like Magura and Hope offer great modulation. A slight pull on the lever will produce less pressure at the caliper and increases as lever throw continues. Magura riders can fine tune this even further with a variety of short or long brake levers to further modify the leverage ratio. In fact, Magura offers brake levers with adjustable modulation!
Shimano brakes have less modulation and the power tends to “come on” quicker. This isn’t necessarily good or bad – it’s just a personality.
Magura and Shimano offer similar levels of total power differing in personality more on modulation than max power or feel.
Hope brakes have a little less “bite” at full power but most riders are able to fine tune this by running a slightly larger rotor to increase both leverage and heat capacity.
Pricing / Value
Interested in updating the brakes but on a tight budget? Check out the Magura MT5. In many cases it’s available as a No-Cost upgrade. Cost conscious yes, light on performance or service life? Not a chance. The MT5 brake is the most popular offering here at BikeCo.com
RAZE Carbon RR Tire Upgrades / Swaps
The Mondraker RAZE Carbon RR kits are spec’d with Maxxis Dissector, 3C Maxterra, EXO+ with 120tpi, 29×2.4″ front tires. The rear tire is spec’d with a Maxxis Aggressor 2.3″, Dual Compound EXO Protection with 60tpi.
Since tires play such a big role in a bike’s personality it’s very common for clients to swap to other tread patterns, sidewalls or sizes.
Some of the most popular changes are listed below.
Front Tire: Spec’d Maxxis Dissector
The Dissector has a bit of a “love/hate” reputation, particularly in dry desert type riding like we have in SoCal. The Dissector gets its grip from the lug depth as well as the large gaps to between lugs to help clear debris.
Now many riders will like this – but it is a bit of a outside the box setup for many riders.
Most riders will gravitate to the Minion DHF 2.5″ tire for a trail / enduro setup.
Rear Tire: Spec’d Maxxis Aggressor
The Aggressor is a fast rear tire – and an interesting pairing with the stock front Dissector. The Aggressor is a relatively tight packed tire with good cornering performance because of the robust cornering knobs.
The Aggressor is more often paired with a DHF or even a DHR front.
Riders looking for a bit burlier tire will go with the DHF or the slightly slower rolling DHR for even a bit more grip.
The EXO+ stock tires are a popular option balancing sidewall support capable of attacking burly terrain without adding too much rolling weight.
EXO+ construction combines two puncture protection materials: SilkShield and EXO. The SilkShield layer runs from bead-to-bead with a layer of EXO along the sidewalls. Combined, these two materials create EXO+ which improves tread puncture protection by 27%; sidewall durability by 51%; and resistance to pinch flats by 28%.
Riders looking for additional sidewall support and resistance to damage will shop the Double Down or DD options
DoubleDown (DD) is the next step in the evolution of the dual-ply tire casing for enduro racing. Two 120 TPI casing layers reinforced with a butyl insert provide the enduro racer with the support and protection of a downhill tire, but in a lighter package.
The “light” tire option for most enduro riders would be the EXO sidewall.
An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.
One of the most common upgrades to the Mondraker lineup is adding a chain guide.
A variety of options are available depending on your riding needs.
The Wolf Tooth Gnarwolf is a great upper guide as is the OneUp option.
OneUp goes a step further with the Guide + Bash or, for riders who don’t need or want the upper guide, simply a lower bash to protect the chain ring and bottom bracket area.
The lower bash only is a popular option with oval chain ring setups that can be complex to pair with upper guides.
RideWrap Frame Protection
A popular upgrade for any mountain bike, we offer two options of RideWrap Frame protection.
The RideWrap Tailored Kit covers the majority of your frame based on individual model size and shape. This is a $95.00 addition. We will install the Tailored kit for an additional $250.00 labor at time of initial build.
RideWrap’s Covered Kit protects the high wear areas such as downtube, top tube, etc. Custom trimming of the stock Covered Kit helps with fitment depending on model and size. The Covered Kit is $65.00 and installation is $150.00 at time of build.
Installing RideWrap isn’t particularly hard – but it is time consuming. Thinking about doing the labor yourself? Awesome! Check out a quick video on the installation process below.
Contact us today via phone at 949-470-1099, email chat or use the form below to secure this bike!