New Breezer Supercell 29er Trail Mountain Bike Brings Second MLink Design to the Dirt

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

Last fall, mountain bike legend Joe Breeze released his first modern full suspension bike, the Repack. It’s a 650B, 150mm trail bike with a unique suspension design called MLink. That’s short for Mid Link, so named for the pivot placed in the middle of the chain stay. It was co-developed with Sotto Group and works by reducing the amount of rotation required at that pivot point while also keeping the entire rear end stiffer. A full tech breakdown of the design is here.

Now, they’ve added a 29er trail bike to the platform called Supercell. It’s a 120mm travel bike built on the same premise, sharing the D-Fusion tube shaping and a carefully designed geometry to keep it fun and fast…

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

The Breezer Supercell will come in three models. The top version is the Team, shown here with full XT build and Fox Factory suspension bits. The frame is custom drawn 6066 aluminum with heavy tube shaping.

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

Compared to the longer travel 650b Repack, the Supercell reigns in the geometry a bit to make for more traditional top tube lengths. Chainstay length measures out at 17.67″, which is on par for 29er bikes in this travel range…not excessively short, but not too long either. Likewise, head angle is 70º, about average for bikes in this category, and should lend it a balanced mix of agility and stability.

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

Like the Repack, the Supercell runs sealed cartridge bearings and oversized 15mm axles at all main pivot points. The suspension design is both anti-squat and anti-rise, meaning neutral pedaling impact on the suspension.

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

Bottom bracket is PF92 with a direct mount front derailleur above.

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design 2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

All this comes in at just $4,099.

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

The Supercell Expert is the entry level build with Deore and X-Fusion suspension. It still gets WTB wheels, tires and saddle, delivered for $2,599.

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

In the middle is the Supercell Pro with a sweet gloss black and gray paint scheme and SLX build. You’re back to Fox suspension parts and a retail of $3,299.

Full specs for all bikes here, click to enlarge:

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

2014 Breezer Supercell 29er trail mountain bike with MLink full suspension design

Curious about the MLink suspension’s performance? We’ll have our long term review of the Repack posted on Wednesday.

BreezerBikes.com

Comments

myk - 03/31/14 - 10:35am

So…it’s a modified Specialized FSR ?

Sardinian Rider - 03/31/14 - 11:10am

See ? This is what is born after a Specialized Camber and an Orbea Rallon have had sex

bikeboi - 03/31/14 - 11:44am

Too. Much. Bushings. Must. Keep. Clean.

ah - 03/31/14 - 11:46am

None of this makes any sense.

Surely for a given travel the pivot has to rotate MORE with this design, not less?
And surely the back-end is going to be less stiff with a pivot floating back there in the breeze?

Will anyone be surprised when the forward sections of the chainstays on these start snapping off the BB?

Ryan - 03/31/14 - 12:55pm

DW-links have chainstay pivots as well. Essentially this is a DW link with an extra long lower link.

K11 - 03/31/14 - 9:36pm

never ridden this design, but from the looks of “it” – seems like they over thought things a bit.

although, it looks like a case of “to be different”,
so throw one of those “cool” leftys on and go ride.

ATBScott - 03/31/14 - 9:51pm

I’ve gotten in about 5 or 6 hours on a Repack. The suspension works well and feels stiff, laterally. Only thing I wasn’t thrilled about is the link in the middle bends “up” and the chain tends to hit the stay when on a smaller rear cog. Nothing that a ‘stay protector won’t cure, but I noticed it.
Bike climbs and descends well. About 30 lbs (19.5 frame), not bad for ~6.3 inch travel aluminum bike.

d - 04/01/14 - 1:46am

Rebranded Fuji right?

Yip - 04/01/14 - 2:15pm

Nothing to do with Fuji other than that Advanced Sports owns both brands. This is the same patented suspension as on the Repack that is exclusive to Breezer. Don´t expect this to trickle down to Fuji. I´ve riden the Repack a couple of times and really liked it other than the fact that “enduro” really isn´t my thing. Best thing about the bike is you don´t think about what it´s doing (like some other bikes) you just ride and have a blast.

MissedThePoint - 04/01/14 - 6:40pm

That current XT rear hub… seen enough reports of its freehub shell busting. Breezer should maybe change out that spec. XT front is primo though.

Marc - 10/04/14 - 10:05am

I sure love my Supercell, Takes everything I’ve given it from CO mountains to Moab! I’m 200 lbs and ride hard!

Willis24 - 11/27/14 - 9:32am

Marc – Thanks for the feedback. Do you experience the chain slap that ATBScott mentioned? This would just seem like the derailleur clutch needed to be adjusted tighter. Also, wondering how much your Supercell weighs when ready for the trail?

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