In the DH world, components are key, specially the suspension pieces since there’s so much travel they have to control. Train stopping brakes and a bulletproof drivetrain can’t hurt either. Check out Motobecane’s offering in the DH world.
With Maxxis DH Tires and a RockShox Boxxer Team 200mm up front with up to 200mm of RockShox Coil travel in the rear with similar spec sell for $6,000 and up.
It all starts with the 2018 RockShox Boxxer Team forks MSRP up to $1300+ often regarded as the best DH fork around. Team that up with a RockShox Rear Coil shock to create a balanced suspension platform.
Geometry looks fairly standard with its 27.5 wheel. And the punchline as with all Motobecane bikes is it can be had for $2500
SRAM Code Brakes with 200mm rotors are reliable and controllable stoppers in charge of speed control. Shimano Zee rear derailleur and an MRP chain guide keep the drivetrain under control. A 10-speed rear or 7-speed are available to match the rider’s intentions for this bike. Finally, Tubeless WTB TCS wheel with Formula thru-axle hubs round out the package.
We hope to get our hands on a test bike this winter.