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
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.