Maintaining tradition with the 26" wheelsize, the Pathogen features a hydroformed aluminum frame with a low profile design, a tapered head tube with enough slack to keep it stable at full speed, and still stay on track through the turns. Butted tubing provides for a perfect strength-to-weight ratio, while the X-Fusion Vector Coil HLR shock features a full 8” travel, keeping the power to the ground when you need it, absorbing impacts big or small, along the way. Each frame includes three weight springs (based on frame size) to help you fine-tune the squish. Also included with each frame are a tapered headset and 150x12mm rear thru-axle. If it’s time to upgrade your current bike or piece one together from the ground up, the Pathogen is a prime foundation to build upon.