Germany’s Last Bikes introduces the Herb AM, Herb FR and the Herb DH for 2011. The Herb AM has a standard travel of 145mm which is adjustable to 165mm and 175mm. It features a 65.8 degree head angle and tapered steerer. Made from aluminum and with Enduro bearings, it weighs under 4kg and retails at 2000 Euro.
The Herb FR shares the weight and pricing as well as some features of the Herb AM. It has replaceable dropouts and adjustable travel but has a larger shock than the AM. Rear 12mm axle wheels can be used from the 135mm and 150mm dropout options. Both FR and AM mountain bikes also has rear adapters and front adapters that optimizes the chain line with the use of the movable front mech stub and spacers to fit 73mm or 83mm cranks.
The Herb DH weighs 5.2kg and retails for 2400 Euro. It has 216 travel frame, 135mm back end and 73mm BB shell. There are top guide bolts on the swingarm and behind the BB shell is the lower guide. It also has an integrated Last built chain and large bearings.
To make the Herb DH more stable, Last designed it to be lower and slacker than before. With no ISCG tabs, it has less progression in the first half but rises towards the end.