Welcome to the fourth generation of the Mako, one of Berria’s most successful bikes, which takes performance to a new dimension.
Its revolutionary racing-style double suspension with an integrated shock absorber is also more capable, thanks to new suspension design and optimized kinematics that take handling to previously unimaginable levels.
The Mako is one of the most advanced bikes in its class, thanks in large part to its innovative integration solutions.
The first of these is in the frame itself, which integrates the shock absorber and suspension system. However, this is not the Mako’s only integrated solution. Fully internal cable routing, a stem-handlebar kit, and a uniquely designed seat post make the frame a unified system that not only improves aesthetics, but also increases aerodynamics and stiffness, and provides greater riding precision.
Based on the same platform, the Mako also offers two versions to meet the needs of a wider range of users. One version for XCO oriented to maximum pedaling performance, and another for downcountry with greater versatility on all terrains.
With these features, the fourth generation Mako is positioned as one of the most versatile and at the same time effective bikes in its class.
FULL - INTEGRATED IN-LINK SUSPENSION
This new system allows to integrate the shock absorber, inverted and with a trunnion mount, inside the seat tube, with a SAG indicator on the left side of the tube and access for its adjustment and manipulation from a cover located on the front face of the same tube, just below the bottle cage mounts.
This integration not only results in better protection of the shock absorber against mud or dust, for example, but also in improved mass distribution and a lower weight in the central part of the bike, which increases stability, especially at high speeds.
Integration is not the only improvement the Mako’s suspension system has received. The kinematics and thus the behavior of the rear suspension have also been optimized. The travel has been increased by 8mm compared to the previous generation, and is now 113mm. However, in addition to more absorption, the suspension performance has also been modified. Thanks to a better ratio of progressively and regression, the Mako allows a better use of the travel with a feel that provides optimal control of the rear wheel, with an optimal balance between traction and damping.
The shock absorber, which now moves less due to pedaling forces, has a recommended SAG of 15%.
WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY
If there’s one thing that stands out about this new Mako, it’s the amount of technology it incorporates in the service of performance. Everything on this bike is designed to achieve the best records in XCO, marathon, and downcountry, seeking the optimal balance between lightness, stiffness, and suspension kinematics that allow traction and avoid loss of energy when pedaling.
The fourth generation Mako has a monocoque frame construction consisting of no fewer than 26 internal molds and 2 external molds.
This technology allows the carbon to be treated and manipulated with more precision for each critical area of the frame. In addition, nano-reinforced resin is used, which increases the pressure inside the mold when manufacturing the frame, and reduces the amount of material required for its construction, reducing the final weight and increasing the rigidity of the structure compared to conventional frames.
Two versions of the Mako frame are manufactured, differing by the type of fiber used. The frame used in practically the entire range, built with HM2X fiber, weighs 2,175g, and the Mako BR, which uses even more sophisticated UHM3X carbon fiber, weighs only 1,875g.
- -High modulus carbon frame with two versions, differing by the type of fiber used.
- -Single diameter head tube at both ends, 1-1/2’’ – 1-1/2’’ for greater rigidity at the front of the frame.
- -113mm rear travel for the whole Mako family. 110mm front travel for Mako XCO only, and 120 or 130mm for Mako DC.
- -The 14mm controlled flex in the Tibia carbon seatpost.
- Available in three sizes: S, M, and L.
The geometry offers state-of-the-art measurements for XCO, marathon, or downcountry use. For this reason, the chainstay length has been reduced by 5mm reaching 430mm, and the head tube angle has been opened up by 1.7°, providing more agility and at the same time control on descents. The wheelbase has been increased by 18mm.
MORE EFECTIVE. FOR ALL RIDERS
XCO-equipped models feature a 110mm travel fork, 760mm wide handlebars, Tibia seatpost on top-end models, rims with a 25 or 28mm internal width, and 2.25” tires.
Downcountry oriented versions feature a 125mm dropper seatpost, 120 or 130mm front suspension travel, 4-piston brakes, double width handlebars with a width of 780mm, rims with a 30mm internal width, and 2.35” tires.
This fourth generation Mako has become a more capable bike for many more riders. With new geometry, an integrated suspension system with optimized kinematics, and a choice of two different configurations, it is the ideal choice for the user looking for a more capable bike for a wider range of uses.
Efficiency and speed, without sacrificing versatility of use. suspensión integrado con cinemática optimizada y la posibilidad de elegir entre dos configuraciones diferentes, la convierten en la opción ideal para el usuario que busque eficiencia y velocidad, sin renunciar a una gran versatilidad de uso.