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If you don't know what downhill is, We briefly explain what it consists of launching with a mountain bike downhill, generally by hills of wooded areas, along paths avoiding the trees, where what prevails is the balance and the control of the descent speed. It is therefore a discipline that generates high adrenaline and strong emotions. Dowhill type mountain bikes are used for this activity, that are characterized by having a low and inclined seat and long-travel suspensions. The tires are usually 27.5″, 29″ or front-rear combinations of 29″/27.5″, favorite material is aluminum or carbon, but always with high shock absorption capacity. In any case, if you want to know other types of mountain bikes from other disciplines, you can find information in our article: Differences between downhill bikes (DH), cross country (XC), all mountain (trail), enduro and freeride

In Europe there are some “bike parks” that allow you to go up with your bike on the chairlift to the top of the hill from which the descent begins, to repeat as many times as desired. In fact we include the possibility in our MTB trip through the mountains of Bulgaria to spend a day in one of these bike parks, specifically in the bike-park of Borovets, that works as a ski resort in the winter season and “bike park” the rest of the year.

Here are the latest downhill bike models, and higher level, that you can currently find in the downhill mountain bike market:

1. The highest Mondraker.

Mejores modelos de bicicleta downhill

Source: mondraker.com/wo/es/new-summum-alloy

Frame material: aluminum.
Picture sizes: S, M, L, XL
Wheel diameters: 27.5”, 29” or 29/27.5”
The Spanish manufacturer (with headquarters in Elche) proposes this evolution from its previous version but maintains the Forward Geometry technologies and the Zero Suspension system. Bet on aluminum based on the good feelings of the brokers who have tried it in the world championship last year.

 

2. YT Industries Tues 29

bicicleta downhill

Source: yt-industries.com/en/detail/index/sArticle/2133

Frame material: Carbon fiber.
Picture sizes: S, M, L, XL
Wheel diameter: 29”

YT Industries is a renowned manufacturer with the dowhill world championships of 2016 and 2017. The TUES models 29 It is considered by the brand itself as the fastest downhill mountain bike in its product catalog. In addition, this model is characterized by its low within gravity, ideal for changes of direction and quick turns between trees.

 

3. Commencal Supreme DH 29-27

Best downhill bike models

Source: commencal-store.es/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=1913952

 

Frame material: aluminum.
Picture sizes: M, L, XL
Wheel diameter: 29”/27.5″.

This is the winning downhill bike brand of the last world downhill championship held in October 2020 in Austria. Characterized by different front and rear wheel diameter.

 

4. Canyon Sender CFR

Best downhill bike models

Source: canyon.com/es-es/mountain-bikes/downhill-bikes/sender/sender-cfr/2251.html

Frame material: carbon fiber.
Picture sizes: S, M, L, XL
Wheel diameter: 29”The 29” /27.5″.

La Canyon’s Sender CFR (Canyon Factory Racing) it is a downhill bike with an innovative geometry and a peculiar rear fender, that their competitors do not usually ride as standard.

 

5. Other.

There are other downhill bike models that can be added to the list such as “Specialized Demo”, the “Atherton Bikes DH Bike”, the “Santa Cruz V10 MX” o la “Scott Gambler 900 Tuned”, all of them with a price even higher than the 4 from our list. And if you have any of them in your garage, tell us about your experience with them in the mountains please, it will be very appreciated.

In any case, if you can think of other options for high-level dowhill bicycle models, you can indicate brand and model in the comments below…

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