Bionicon’s concept of a bike whose geometry can be changed dramatically to suit the terrain as you’re riding along has been around for a while. The latest Edison, however, is the first to actually deliver on the firm’s promises.

Frame and equipment: innovation meets tried-and-trusted

A range of issues with the previous SR Suntour triple crown fork and unique Magura rear shock meant Bionicon’s concept always lacked long term reliability and consistent control. That’s compounded by the fact that neither can be changed to something else without the Edison losing it’s shape shifter powers.

Thankfully a shift to X-Fusion for both fork and (soon) rear shock has made a real difference to performance – and hopefully reliability will follow suit.

While the Edison EVO’s linked suspension is the big news, the Edison frame is a decent mountain-ready chassis with an ISCG-05 chainguide mount and neat 142x12mm axle system. Cables are

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