DH Reviews and News


First Look: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo 8 Carbon 650b

Specialized’s all-new Demo Carbon 650b features a radical asymmetric frame design, 27.5-inch wheels, and a new FSR suspension layout. Plus the low, lean racing machine just looks flat-out fast.

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Video: Claudio Calouri takes us down the Mont Sainte Anne DH track talking all the way

Even jetlagged, sleep-deprived and off his game, former world cup downhiller Claudio Calouri’s live-from-the-bike course previews are hysterical. The evidence? His run down Canada’s Mount Sainte Anne world cup track. Check it!

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Video: Troy Brosnan – Fun Can’t Make You Faster

Fun is the essence of mountain biking. Follow Troy Brosnan as he ventures out in to the backcountry of British Columbia and rediscovers what it’s all about.

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Exclusive build photos of Santa Cruz Syndicate V10 27.5 team DH bikes

Our exclusive gallery of the new Santa Cruz V10 DH bikes getting built-up at the factory for Syndicate riders Greg Minnaar and Josh Brycleand. They will race the bikes at the Mont Saint Anne Canada stop of the UCI DH World Cup.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz unveils 27.5-inch V-10 downhill bike

Hot News: Santa Cruz Bicycles reveals new, 27.5-inch wheel version of their World Championship winning V-10 downhill bike in advance of this weekend’s Mont Sainte Anne World Cup.

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Video: Scott Gambler 710 with Brendan Fairclough in Schladming

We rode the Scott Gambler 710 in Park City, Utah but Brendan Fairclough shows us here what the bike is really capable of.

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Video: Danny Hart blazes Fort William downhill course

Giant’s Danny Hart’s attacks the Fort William, Scotland downhill track during practice for the British Downhill Series last weekend giving us a rider’s POV on the proceedings.

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Sea Otter Video: Pivot Phoenix DH carbon 2014

A carbon production version of Pivot’s new DH bike was unveiled at Sea Otter this year and we caught up with Pivot Cycles President Chris Cocalis to get the complete rundown.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Honey Badger updates and new Juggernaut tire 2014

Roger Hernandez from Kenda talks us through some new releases for 2014 including the Honey Badger tires and the Juggernaut fat tire.

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Hot News: RockShox expands Charger Damper to new BoXXer DH fork

RockShox keeps the pedal to the floor with Charger Damper enhanced BoXXer DH forks and aftermarket kits, 27.5-inch models too. Suspension-maker revs value-priced Domain Dual Crown as well.

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Video: Craziest Urban MTB DH Race Ever

Courtesy of Epic TV, this video highlights Colombian racer Marcelo Gutierrez’s amazing final run from the recent Taxco Urban DH race in Mexico. Huge jumps, huge drops, huge crowds and tons of stairs make for an exciting race.

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Legends of the Kamikaze Downhill Photo Gallery

Although some of these shredders are 20 years older and wiser, they can still bomb the Kamikaze at nearly 60 mph.

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Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games: Legends of the Kamikaze Kickoff Party

Some of the most notable legends in the Kamikaze Downhill kicked off the Kamikaze Bike Games Weekend at Mammoth Mountain.

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GT 2014 Fury DH World Cup Winner

GT makes some interesting updates to their Fury DH race bike including changing from carbon to aluminum and some how making the bike lighter, stiffer and stronger. Find out more here.

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Mongoose 2014 Meteore 27.5 and Boot’R DH mountain bike

Mongoose shows us two new models for 2014. The Meteore is reborn as a 27.5 hardtail and the Boot’R remains as one of the best bargain DH bikes on the market. Check them out here.

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X-Fusion 2014 RV1 Downhill and Metric Freeride Forks

John Hauer and superstar rider Richie Schley from X-Fusion show us the new highly anticipated 2014 RV1 downhill and the Metric freeride forks.

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Intense Cycles 951 EVO – Production 27.5 DH Racer

Originally developed as a 29er, the Intense Cycles 951 finds it’s true identity as a 27.5″ DH bike. Intense claims that the 951 EVO will be the first production 27.5 downhill bike on the market. New video added!

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2013 Sea Otter Classic Pro Downhill Photos and Results

Aaron Gwin and Jill Kintner win the 2013 Sea Otter Classic downhill and we’ve got tons of photos from the race!

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Santa Cruz Launches New Carbon DH Bike – the V10c

Mtbr covered the Santa Cruz V10c at Interbike a couple of months ago and it was quite a stunner. Steve Peat’s own prototype race bike was on display done up in signature colors of white, blue and red it was obvious that it was very close to production. And now, the wait is over. The […]

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POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen at Plattekill Bike Park

POC Eastern States Cup First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen At Plattekill Bike Park The POC Eastern States Cup, POC Sports and E-Thirteen are excited to present the First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro Race at Plattekill Bike Park on November 10-11, 2012. This event is […]

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Pix of the Custom Strength in Numbers Trek Session 9.9 Carbon

At this year’s Sea Otter Classic, the hottest MTB movie from Anthill Films (the guys that brought you “Follow Me”) was “Strength In Numbers”. At the time, there was a huge contest going on and the grand prize was a custom Trek Session 9.9 The winners of the contest are Matt Miles and Karl Heldt. […]

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Logan Binggeli’s 650b KHS DH Race Bike

Quinton Spaulding, Team Manager and Racer for KHS shows us some highlights of Pro GRT Champion Logan Binggeli’s new prototype race bike. This is a 650b DH rig and Logan will be competing on this bike

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Bontrager G5 Downhill Tire Unveiled

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Over the past few months, Michael Browne of Bontrager has been very enthusiastic about showing me their new line of tires. They’ve been working with Frank Stacy on a revamp of their whole tire line. Stacy brought on a whole wealth of knowledge about rubber technology and tire design and he […]

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2012 Sea Otter Pro Downhill Photos

Sunday, the last day of the Sea Otter Classic, dawned cool and foggy. The cool temps were a relief after an unseasonably hot Saturday and I’m sure the racers appreciated the cooler weather for the downhill finals. The fog made for interesting, atmospheric race photos, although it did hide the dramatic, green backdrop of the […]

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2012 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Photos

The weather was near perfect for the dual slalom competition at this year’s Sea Otter Classic – one of my favorite events to shoot. I’ve been shooting it for over ten years and I still look forward to it. It’s one of the most photogenic venues for a race and the dual slalom racing format […]

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