First there was the boss, now there’s the beast. The Calibre Bossnut hit the spot from the start and at an amazing price. Now with the Beastnut they take the concept and give you a bike with more ability and attitude but keep the great value for money.
Words: Sean White Images: Ieuan Williams
The Bossstnut was a breath of fresh air to riders looking for an up-to-date and dialled in trail bike at a truly affordable price. With ‘top of the range’ cutting edge carbon bikes nudging the £8K price bracket at times it did seem at one point that you needed at least a budget of £2,500 to get a full suspension trail bike that would fit the bill.
As the cheapest bike in the 2017 Dirt 100 line up, the Calibre Bossnut had a ticket price of £1300 but was only £999 with the Go Outdoors discount card. That was the original model (in white/black/yellow) and things have move on since then. It was soon followed by a women’s version and then with the Bossnut V2 in red, a bike with a touch more reach in the frame and a stiffer one piece rocker linkage. We referred to it as a ‘hugely important bike’ and a definite move in the right direction for Calibre.
Now we see the next evolution – the limited edition Beastnut – taking the Bossnut formula of performance, spec, ride quality and value and adding some more attitude to the ride.