Previously focusing on gravel and fat bikes, Quebec-based Panorama Cycles has entered the hardtail mountain bike game with what looks like a well-thought-out rig. The Panorama Taïga is their take on a trail-ready bikepacking bike, perfect for your local trails as well as a loaded trip through rugged backcountry terrain. Panorama claims the 67° head tube angle and 75° seat tube angle “strikes a balance between a modern and progressive geometry, without however falling into a too radical design.” It actually shares more than a few numbers with the Esker Japhy we recently reviewed, which I found to be perfect for singletrack-heavy backcountry riding.
The Panorama Taïga comes with your choice of a rigid carbon fork with cargo cage mounts or a Fox 34 with 120mm of travel, and a single well-rounded build kit option. The frame itself has internal dropper post routing, sliding dropouts, post mount brakes (IS shown in photos), rack mounts, and it based around thru-axle boost hub spacing. There are triple pack mounts under and on the downtube, top tube mounts, and the entire frame is ED-coated for corrosion resistance. There is clearance for both 29 x 2.8″ and 27.5 x 3″ tires, and the sliding dropouts provide 20mm of adjustable chainstay length. The Taïga features graphics that depict a sectional view of Earth, showing the silhouettes of each of its layers—a creation of the duo Pellvetica (@pellvetica). Check out the full build kit below.
Panorama Taïga Build Kit
- Frame Reynolds 725 Steel, ED Coated
- Fork FOX 34 Float, 120MM or Panorama Carbon Rigid
- Crankset SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 32T
- Shifter SRAM NX Eagle
- Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
- Chain SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
- Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA, Threaded
- Wheels Hunt Trail Wide MTB
- Tires WTB Trail Boss 29 x 2.6″ TCS Slash Guard
- Brakes SRAM Level, Hydraulic
- Brake Rotors SRAM Centerline 180mm
- Handlebar Ritchey MTN Comp 10D Riser
- Stem Ritchey MTB Trail
- Seatpost KS E20I Dropper Post, 125MM
- Saddle WTB Pure
- Headset FSA NO.57E
The Panorama Taïga is available for preorder with a 25% deposit due now, and the complete bike scheduled to be ready by June of this year. The Fox 34 build costs $3,099 CAD (~$2,500 USD) and the rigid fork build costs $2,899 CAD (~$2,300 USD). Learn more at PanoramaCycles.com.
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