The Panorama Taïga EXP is a drop-bar-specific version of the brand’s first hardtail mountain bike, the Taïga. It was first launched in 2021 and caught our attention as a capable drop-bar bikepacking rig, and it’s exciting to see Panorama launching the second generation today, the Panorama Taïga EXP 2, with updated features and specs.
Big-picture details such as Reynolds 725 steel tubing, sliding rear dropouts, loads of mounting points, and a carbon fork remain unchanged. It still features drop-bar-specific geometry, a large main triangle, a split seat stay for belt-drive system, 100mm travel suspension-corrected geometry, dropper post routing, boost hub spacing, and internal dynamo routing on the fork.
So, what’s new? The max tire clearance has been increased from 29 x 2.4″ to 29 x 2.6″, the Taïga EXP 2’s geometry has been tweaked (mainly a longer front centre), and the brake mounts have been changed from post mount to flat mount. The complete build kit has also seen some changes, which now features a Shimano GRX 12-speed drivetrain with a wide-range 10-51T cassette, your choice of WTB or Industry Nine wheels, a rigid seatpost or a OneUp dropper post, and an assortment of Ritchey and Race Face small parts.
Complete bikes start at $3,899 CAD (~$2,800 USD), the frameset costs $1,649 CAD (~$1,200 USD), and they are expected to be delivered by March. Pre-orders open today with a 50% deposit at PanoramaCycles.com.
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