Quebec-based Panorama Cycles released the Taïga, their first hardtail mountain bike, two summers ago, and they positioned it as a semi-rad steel mountain bike that falls somewhere between a dedicated trail bike and a versatile bikepacking rig. It’s based around a Reynolds 725 steel frame, 29 x 2.8″ tire clearance, lots of mounting points, and can be set up with a rigid or suspension fork. We were lucky enough to test one out last year in both configurations, and you can dig into that review here.
The Taïga was just updated for 2023, and it addresses some of the minor issues we had with the original version. On the geometry front, the bottom bracket has been lowered by 5mm, and the stack/reach numbers have also increased slightly. Complete builds are now specced with size-specific dropper post lengths, 32-spoke wheels from Hunt, and the rigid fork comes stock, but suspension forks are available upon request. The Taïga is available as a frame only, frameset, complete build, and with a Rohloff hub.
Panorama Taiga Specs
- Reynolds 725 Steel
- Sliding Rear Dropouts
- Rack, downtube, and top tube mounts
- Carbon or 120mm suspension fork
- Internal dropper post routing
- Boost hub spacing
- 73mm BSA Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Frame Clearance: 29 x 2.8″/27.5×3.0″
- Fork Clearance: 29 x 3.0″/27.5×3.25″
- Sizes: S-L
- Complete bike weight: 28lbs (large)
The complete build kit is priced at $3,599 CAD ($2,685 USD) and comes with Panorama’s cargo utility fork, 29 x 2.5″ Teravail Ehline tires, a Shimano SLX/Deore drivetrain, KS dropper post, and a Hunt Trail Wide wheel set. The frameset costs $1,649 CAD, the frame-only costs $1,199 CAD, and the frameset + Rohloff option costs $1,899 CAD+. As always, the Taïga comes in three sizes and features custom graphics from Vancouver, BC-based artists and cyclists Pellvetica. Preorders are expected to arrive by May 2023. Learn more at PanoramaCycles.com.
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