Joe’s legacy built for today’s riders. The 2018 Lightning receives major updates to evolve the iconic model into a more refined trail machine. Using seamless, double-butted chromoly D’Fusion tubing, new Breeze Thru-axle rear dropouts and Boost 148 rear hub spacing, the new Lightning frame will confirm that steel is the perfect material to build a light, lively and durable frame. Short 439mm chainstays provide ample tire clearance for 27.5" Plus or 29" tires. A redesigned geometry based on a 120mm-travel fork and longer, slacker front triangle provide stability and confidence at high speed and on technical descents, while still keeping the fun factor at 11. Ride the Lightning and you’ll experience what comes from 40 years of mountain bike building know-how.