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Downhill Mountain Bike

The name says it all, this style of riding is for those that mainly ride down hills. Fast. Jumping over things at speed.

The bikes are normally too heavy to ride up desirable hills, so usually some other form of transportation is used to get to the top of the hill (ski lift chair, car, and oftentimes just legs pushing the bike up the hill).

This style is one of the most extreme and dangerous form of mountain biking one can do. And some of the most fun one will ever have on a mountain bike.

Downhill Mountain Bike Build

Typical setup of a downhill mountain bike include:

  • Suspension: both front and rear
  • Suspension Travel
    • Front: 7.9″ (approx) of travel with a dual-crown fork
    • Rear: 6.7″ to 9.8″ of travel
  • Brakes: Yes, big disc brakes. Both front and rear.
  • Tubing: Super strong, usually using heavier metals
  • Weight: 35 – 44 lbs is a typical range

Check out our collection of downhill mountain bikes. Most of which are made right here in America.

2013 Intense Cycles 951 EVO 27.5 downhill race bike

2013 Intense Cycles 951 EVO 27.5 650B Downhill Mountain Bike

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2015 Foes Racing FFR downhill mountain bike

2015 Foes FFR Prototype 27.5 Downhill Mountain Bike Made In The USA

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2016 Intense Cycles M16

2016 Intense Cycles M16 Downhill Bike Info

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Guerrilla Gravity GG/DH downhill mountain bike

Handmade Downhill Bike From Guerrilla Gravity GG/DH

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Intense Cycles 27.5 M9 Downhill Bike

Intense Cycles M9 27.5 Downhill Bike

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Guerilla Gravity GG/DH downhill mountain bike

[Review] Guerrilla Gravity GG/DH American Made Downhill Mountain Bike

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Lucas Cowan on his Intense M9

[Video] Intense M9 Shreddage With Lucas Cowan

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Jeff Steber with his latest 2013 951 EVO downhill bike

[Video] Jeff Steber Talks About The Intense EVO 951 27.5 DH Bike And Limited Edition M9

Intense Cycles released info earlier in the week on their new 2013 EVO 951 27.5" downhill bike. SickLines got a ...
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Trevor Trinkino Riding Guerrilla Gravity GG/DH

[Video] Trevor Trinkino Shreds On The Guerrilla Gravity GG/DH

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