Downhill is where the fun begins!
DOWNHILL – THE THRILL OF SPEED
When it is about going fast downhill, they are the Formula One: downhillers. Built for highest speed, their knobby tyres race down tracks you can hardly go down by foot. Every inch of these racing machines craves for root covered trails, rough stone fields and meter-long jumps. The aim is to be down in the valley as fast as possible. Every part of the downhill bike is made for this aim: double bridge fork, long wheelbase, powerful rear shock, as well as extremely robust wheels and frames make the impossible possible.
Our THE UNCHAINED is designed for extreme resistance as well – from the crank to the stem. Nevertheless, the top-of-the-range model only weighs slightly more than 16 kilograms, an impressive value for this bike class. THE UNCHAINED rolls on 26 inch big wheels. They offer you a maximum of stability and very good values with regard to agility and zippiness.
Downhill bikes are bikes for days on which heroes are born, for big deeds, for moments that will last forever. Downhillers compete in races, that is the quintessence of all efforts, the place on top of the podium is the one big aim. The appeal of this kind of trial of strength lies in its simplicity. It is a fascinating fight against the clock, which runs down merciless. There will be no prize for beauty, no marks for good posture – the winner is the one who reaches the finishing line first. That’s the only thing that counts. Riding skills and concentration are just as decisive for success as is a bike which matches your skills and brings you further.
And just as it is in Formula One, it may be the last 5 per cent that decide about winning or losing. Your bike has to be perfectly adapted and that’s where our configurator will help you. You can choose from a multitude of parts to make your downhiller meet your needs. The material, the width of the handlebar, the choice of the wheels and tyres and even the colour of the grips! Turn THE UNCHAINED into your bike!
Great riding pleasure, small price! Downhill bikes don’t have to be expensive. The best example: our THE UNCHAINED 1! It is based on a robust and forgiving frame with reliable and durable components. The suspension elements come from Rock Shox: At the front, a Boxxer RC Coil fork with a 20 mm thru axle and 200 mm of travel reliably carries out its duties; at the rear, a sensitive Kage RC steel coil spring rear shock does its job. THE UNCHAINED is stopped by an Avid Code R disc brake with robust and strong 200 mm rotors at the front and rear. “Der Kaiser” by the tyre specialist Continental ensures best traction and top control. With a width of 2,4 inches, it redefines the term “grip” – it’s the very model of a downhill specialist. And thanks to a further developed Apex sidewall and a two-ply 6/360 tpi casing, it is also more torsion- and puncture-resistant than ever before!
The boss on the downhill track: our THE UNCHAINED 2! Its excellent suspension system is complemented by best hardcore parts for ultimate downhill speed. The suspension performance is simply superior and achieved by a complete FOX system. At the front, an ultra-stiff Fox 40 RC2 suspension fork with 20 mm thru axle and exclusive Kashima coating does its job. It is the reference in the downhill sector, incredibly forgiving and with several possibilities for adjustment. At the rear, a Fox DHX 2 Coil Factory shock is mounted, equally with low-friction Kashima Coating. Its travel is easy to adjust between 200 and 220 mm thanks to the clever rear stay system of THE UNCHAINED. Shimano’s SAINT system is responsible for the shifting, it stands out for high durability and outstanding performance. The wheels are contributed by Mavic, the Deemax Ultimate are ultra-stiff, ultra-cool and ultra-stable!