Enduro vs Downhill bike – Which is faster?

Find out which bike is faster on this descent heavy course

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Downhill vs Enduro

The downhill bike and enduro bike are run on the same gravity intensive course to see which comes out on top.

Obviously on a track with a lot of pedaling, an enduro bike is faster. And on a World Cup downhill course, a downhill bike is better. But what about on a track that is predominantly fast, steep and rough with a flattish section at the end?

The downhill hill bike had a slight edge on the pure descending parts, but obviously anytime pedaling was involved it lost time to the dropper post equipped enduro bike.

Other than purely lift-assisted bike parks, do you still take out your downhill bike? And do you still prefer it over an enduro/all mountain bike, or has the enduro bike taken over most of your gravity riding?


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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