DH Reviews and News


Commencal Meta 29er teased at Sea Otter


This trail tamer has 170/160mm front/rear travel, a 65.5-degree headtube angle, 75-degree seat tube angle, and 432mm chainstays.

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Intense M29 FRO special edition DH race bike


Only 15 of these For Racing Only models will be sold. They are equipped with the same spec as the Intense Factory Racing M29.

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Norco Aurum HSP downhill bike launched


Norco has launched the Aurum HSP, a full composite 200mm travel downhill rig with a high single pivot design available in both 27.5 and 29er wheel sizes.

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Aaron Gwin talks strategy ahead of World Cup opener


The 2018 World Cup downhill season kicks off this weekend in Lošinj, Croatia. Here’s some insight on what will likely go down from Aaron Gwin.

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POC Coron Air Carbon SPIN helmet debuts


POC has launched the Coron Air Carbon SPIN, calling the new brain protector a highly ventilated and lightweight DH and enduro specific full-face helmet.

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2018 Giant Factory Off-Road Team Bikes


See the rigs being raced in XC, enduro and downhill this season.

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Riding down the world’s steepest alpine ski course


Watch Max Stöckl top 60mph while riding a mountain bike down the famed Hahnenkamm alpine ski course in Austria.

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2018 Pivot Phoenix updated


With geo numbers and suspension design that remain spot-on for the World Cup circuit, new colors are the highlight for this competition-ready downhill racing machine.

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Canyon Torque super enduro bike launched


German direct-to-consumer seller unveils new Torque super-enduro bike, aluminum Sender DH rig, and G5, the company’s new line of gravity-focused handlebars, stems, and grips.

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Motobecane 2Hundred7 downhill bike review


True to form with Motobecane’s core values, components are where they deliver the goods. Most bikes in this price range of $2600 are upgrade ready but this one is dialed and ready to ride.

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Motobecane releases a 2Hundred7 DH bike


Motobecane is known for offering bikes selling at the fraction of the retail price sum of all the components. Here’s their offering in the DH world.

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Santa Cruz Aluminum Nomad Review


Always dreamed of owning a Nomad but couldn’t afford the price of admission? Santa Cruz recently dropped an alloy version and complete builds start at just $3,600. Here’s how it stacks up against its carbon counterpart.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2017


Straight from Interbike in Las Vegas, here’s Pivot front man and lead designer Chris Cocalis running through the company’s hottest bikes, starting with a very special 10-year Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5.

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Val di Sole World Cup DH course preview


It’s the last race of the season. Here’s Claudio Caluori’s POV footage with guest star Ed Masters.

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Updated Race Face SIXC handlebar & Atlas wheels debut


The Race Face SIXC carbon bars are among our favorite. For 2017, they’ve received an update that makes them even wider. The Canadian brand is also launching a new Atlas wheelset targeted at park riders.

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Polygon DH with R3ACT-2Play suspension spy shots


Mtbr spotted this prototype Polygon downhill bike underneath Tracey Hannah at Crankworx Whistler. Here’s what we know so far.

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Transition TR11 DH bike first look


The TR11 is Transition’s newest downhill bike. Officially released today, the bike has already been raced successfully to a World Cup podium by Tahnee Seagrave.

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Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver DH tires review


Kenda attacked cornering speed, braking power, rolling resistance, and tested it on the DH circuit. But they did not forget casing technology, or pursuing strength and suppleness.

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Commencal Supreme SX first look


While most 180mm bikes are targeted towards the gravity racing realm, Commencal took a different approach with the new Supreme SX.

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2017 Lenzerheide World Cup DH highlights


Minnaar and Nicole come out on top in Switzerland, but with two more rounds left in the series, the overall titles are still up for grabs.

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Lenzerheide World Cup DH course preview


Claudio Caluori and Gaetan Vige take us on a tour of the Lenzerheide World Cup DH track.

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2017 Vallnord World Cup DH highlights


This is one race you’ll want to rewatch.

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Vallnord World Cup DH preview with Claudio Calouri


Vallnord is a notoriously steep track that’s impossibly difficult in the rain. With Rachel Atherton back after injury and a number of riders jumping back to 27.5 wheels, you won’t want to miss race day.

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Motobecane launches two new DH bikes


Motobecane has launched a pair of downhill bikes that offer big hit capability at a solid value.

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Revamped Trek Session adds 29er option


Trek’s pursuit of downhill speed has led to a longer, stiffer, Session. A 29er version has been added as well to now that components have caught up with the demands of the big wheel.

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