While we had enduro shredder Jonathan Maunsell with us in Switzerland for our recent All Mountain Precept shoot, we figured it was too good an opportunity not to utilize the small Irishman’s skill and speed to test the Precept 200 in the incredibly picturesque setting of the Crans-Montana bike park. The Precept 200 was practically built for the place, it handled multiple laps of the rugged DH tracks with aplomb and begged for more.

The results of these multiple laps have been worked in to this short but very sweet Precept 200 video, where Jonathan’s riding and the Precept 200 speak for themselves.

Precept-Kona-Crans-9890The Precept 200 (that’s 200mm of travel) is the ultimate bike for first time downhillers, or those on a bit of budget. It takes design cues from the Operator platform and rolls them into a more affordable package. Affordable doesn’t mean we skimped on the parts though, the Precept 200 features a RockShox Boxxer RC fork up front, the ever reliable RockShox Kage R shock out back, SRAM Guide R brakes and bombproof Truvativ Ruktion cranks.

Precept-Kona-Crans-9987Designed with geometry and suspension characteristics similar to our Operator platform, the Precept 200s Swinger Independent Suspension platform had its leverage rate curve refined to improve overall performance: more consistent in the beginning, with an overall more intuitive and predictable feel.

Find out more about the Precept 200 here.

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