Downhill mountain bikes are built for rapidly descending steep, rough terrain. Downhill courses generally feature jumps, drop-offs, rocks and other obstacles. Downhill bikes are heavier and stronger than other mountain bikes, and feature front and rear suspension with over 20cm of travel. Specifically designed for downhill racing, the bikes are made for descending a course in the shortest time frame, so majority of focus is put into this, rather than uphill pedalling. Downhill bikes need stand up to the challenge of travelling the shortest line possible at the highest speed. Often, a chairlift is used to get back to point A, so downhill bikes are big, mean, and built to last the trip down, not to quickly ride back up.
Downhill bikes from some of the world's best mountain bike brands, including Lapierre, Norco, Merida and GT. With design cues taken directly from motocross, 99 Bikes' downhill range features bikes directly from the UCI World Cup circuit. Benefit from the same research, design and technology developed to be ridden by the world's best downhill riders. These brands utilise exclusive technology, from highly advanced suspension; carbon frames; 26" and 27.5 (650B) wheel platforms and more; to build the toughest bikes on the trail. Couple this with high quality components from market leading brands like SRAM; Avid; RockShox; Fox; Shimano and more. Strap up your full face helmet and get ready to go down.