2018 324 RS

From the 2018 Archive

You can find the current 324 RS here.

RRP from: GBP £4,200.00

2018 324 RS Shown in Fizzy Orange
2018 324 RS Shown in Fizzy Orange
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Redesigned to be faster, built to last.

With a long line of World cup winning heritage behind it, the 324  is a downhill weapon of choice.

Using our experience with the 22X/32X series of downhill bikes, the 324 is the refined result of prototype feedback we’ve received from the team and plenty of the frame’s features redesigned. Most notably taking the chassis to the 27.5 inch wheel size.  

We’ve retained the through-the-downtube shock mount. This is a feature gives us the scope to place the single-pivot exactly where it needs to be in relation to the drive-train to achieve the kind of small bump performance and plush feel that most people would expect from much more complicated linkage and multi-pivot designs. In addition it means the frame’s 'shock curve' is a smooth ramp. This feature allows for easy shock set-up, something that should be simple but is often hampered by variable paths. With the 324 the suspension tuning is done with the suspension unit, keeping this simple is perfect for privateers who may not have a race support truck with a full-time shock technician for every track.

The 324 uses the split-rear triangle swingarm concept reducing weight and increases rigidity. 

Additionally we’ve added stability with the a wider 83mm bottom bracket and 150mm rear wheel spacing, minimised tortional twist which helps keep the rider on their line. 

One of the major advantages of designing for the 27.5 inch wheel size is that the bottom bracket is now lower than the axle path at rest. This head start gives the bike a much more dug in feel when pushing through turns while also keeping the centre of gravity low for high speed straight line stability.

So wait that’s a lot of work and more metal right? What’s the weight penalty. Well you might be surprised to hear that size for size the 324 frame comes up around 200g lighter than the 322.

It’s hard work keeping things simple, but we believe with the 324 we’ve built a downhill bike that will perform at the highest level, again and again and again with the minimum amount of maintenance and the maximum amount of time on the track.

Why the 324?

  • Frame Handbuilt in Britain
  • 1 year racing warranty
  • Perfect Privateer racer - simple set-up, low maintenance
  • Designed for 27.5 inch wheels

If you want the 324 but have your own components, we have a frame-only option. Spec it up with your old kit or pick and choose, build your dream bike around the best frame.

324 RS

324 RS £4,200.00
Total price: £4,200.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
S,  M,  L,  XL, 
Colour
Decals
Black Decals

Black Decals

Black Decals

Orange Decals

Orange Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 190

Fork
RockShox Boxxer RC

Fox Factory 40

Rear Shock
RockShox Vivid R2C 240x76

Fox Float X2 Factory 240x76

Headset
Hope Black - For 1.1/8" Steerer
Rear Axle
12 x 150mm

Wheels & Tyres

Stans Flow Mk3 (Blue) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Blue) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Green) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Green) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Orange) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Orange) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Wheelset
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)
Tyres
Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.7 x 2.35 Super Gravity

Drivetrain

Crankset
Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
Chain Device
MRP G4
Rear Mech
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Cassette
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd 11-25t
Shifters
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP TEAM
Chain
SRAM PC1110 11spd

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 203/180

Hope Tech 3 E4 Black 203/180

Hope Tech 3 E4 Orange 203/180

Shimano Saint 203/180

Finishing Kit

Stem
Renthal Integra 50mm x M35
Handlebar
Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35
Grips
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black

Strange 130 Single Lock-On Orange

Seatpost
SDG I-Beam Aluminium
Saddle
SDG I-Fly Saddle I-Beam
Seat Clamp
Hope Bolted Black

Hope Bolted Orange

Pedals

Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 Black

HOPE F20 Orange

Hope F20 Black

Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

What they say...

Dirt Magazine | 324 | April 2016

With its incredible pace and almost silent ride it is easily one of our top downhill bikes at the moment.

Dirt Magazine

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