Prototype

Lourdes World Cup Santa Cruz V10C – 29er

26
Apr

  Gravity, Prototype

Santa Cruz has developed a 29″ version of their V10 for World Cup duties this year. How will things fare for Greg Minnaar and Luca Shaw onboard this new prototype?

Devinci 30th Anniversary – The neo-retro project: YYZ

17
Apr

  All Mountain, Prototype

Devinci is celebrating their 30th anniversary and have came up with a neo-retro project – YYZ.

e*thirteen Prototype and Production Parts for AARON GWIN onboard YT Mob

8
Feb

  Products, Prototype

e*thirteen sent over some news moments ago about their new partnership with Aaron Gwin and the YT Mob team. Check out some of the e*thriteen parts Aaron will be testing out including, carbon wheels, guides, chainrings, and some prototypes.

SRAM World Championship – 1X Gold Drivetrains

2
Sep

  Events, Products, Prototype

To honor its athletes, SRAM has equipped a limited number of Worlds bikes in Vallnord, Andorra, with special, ‘World Championship Use Only’ 1x™ drivetrains. Meant as a token of appreciation for the hard work and dedication these athletes display throughout … Continue reading

Cero Designs – New Prototype Downhill Bike

22
Aug

  Gravity, Prototype

Cesar Rojo of Cero Designs has posted up a picture on their facebook page of a new downhill bike they’ve been working on that looks quite stunning. You may be familiar with his work on Mondraker bikes, Fabien Barel, and … Continue reading

Video: 2016 Commencal Supreme New V4

1
Apr

  Gravity, Prototype

It’s always fun to see new bikes being developed. Check out the video inside of a new Commencal Supreme V4 as the team gets some testing done in California. Check out their video inside and see what their new bike … Continue reading

Video: Aaron Gwins World Cup Downhill Bike – 2015 Specialized Demo

29
Jul

  2015 Products, Gravity, Pro Bike, Prototype

Interested in seeing Aaron Gwin’s latest Specialized Demo? Red Bull takes us behind the scenes with Aaron Gwin, Mitch Ropelato, and Troy Brosan as they perform secret research and development sessions in order to create the fastest downhill racing bike, … Continue reading

2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5 / 650b Wheel Prototype

19
Jun

  Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content, Video Footage

Devinci Global Racing has been testing out a new 650b/27.5″ equipped Wilson on the World Cup circuit. You can see some of their progress inside on their latest prototype and hear from Gabe and Stevie have to say about it.

2015 FOES FFR Downhill Bike – 27.5″ Wheel

11
Apr

  2014 Sea Otter Classic, 2015 Products, Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content, Video Footage

Learn more about the Foes FFR inside. It has an adjustable travel to allow for 8 or 9″ of travel in a 27.5″ wheel chassis. The design is still a work in progress but they’ve come a long way already.

2015 – Spank’s New Spike Direct Mount Stems and Oozy Pedals , Biknd Jetpack Bike Case, and more

10
Apr

  2014 Products, 2014 Sea Otter Classic, 2015 Products, All Mountain, Products, Prototype, SickLines Content

We’ve posted up another update from Sea Otter including new stems from Spank along with their new Oozy Pedals. We also take a look at the Biknd Jetcase that has some neat features to securely transporting you bike and more.

Team CRC Nukeproof Custom 27.5 Mega AM for UCI World Cup DH in Pietermaritzburg

21
Feb

  Prototype, Video Footage

As we approach the first World Cup of 2014 many teams are preparing their bikes for the Pietermaritzburg, South Africa track. As there is a considerable amount of pedaling and speed on the course many riders are experimenting with different … Continue reading

Will The Next RockShox BoXXer Have A Charger Damper? – Steve Smith’s Leogang Bike Setup

30
Sep

  Gravity, Pro Bike, Prototype, SickLines Content, Video Footage

Last week Steve Smith stepped it up big time and took the win at Leogang as well as the overall Elite Men’s title for 2013. SRAM sent through a little detail about his BoXXer though an official channel and we’re curious to see if the Charger damper makes it into the next iteration of the BoXXer for consumers.
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2013 Bulls Wild Core Prototype – Wyn Masters

18
Jun

  Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content, Video Footage

Wyn Masters has been racing on a prototype Bulls downhill bike this season and Daniel snapped some pictures of his new ride.  Check out more of the Wild Core Prototype inside with Wyn.

Magura Prototype Brake – Gustav M To Make a Return in 2013?

17
Jun

  Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content

Magura discontinued making the Gustav some time ago and it appears a new brake is on the horizon for them to fulfill the gravity void.  Check out the prototype brake inside.

Ohlins Prototype Shock Spotted

17
Jun

  Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content

The Ohlins boys were at Val Di Sole testing out a shock.  Will we see a new shock on the market later this year?

Renthal Prototype Direct Mount Stem

22
Apr

  2013 Sea Otter Classic, 2014 Products, Products, Prototype, SickLines Content

Prototype parts are always fun to spot and we saw this Renthal prototype stem this weekend at Sea Otter.

2014 Point One Racing Podium Pedal Prototype

20
Apr

  2014 Products, All Mountain, Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content, Video Footage

The guys at Point One Racing showed me a new pedal they’ve been working on. It’s still a prototype at this stage but the changes they’ve done to the pedal are impressive from the looks of it.

Jill Kintner’s Sea Otter Downhill Bike – Norco Sight 27.5 Carbon Prototype

19
Apr

  2013 Sea Otter Classic, Pro Bike, Prototype, SickLines Content

Check out Jill Kintner’s Prototype 27.5 Carbon Norco Sight that she’ll be racing on this weekend.

Norco Sight 650b/27.5 Carbon Fiber Prototype

19
Apr

  2013 Sea Otter Classic, 2014 Products, All Mountain, Prototype, SickLines Content

Norco has had a lot of interest in the aluminum 650b/27.5 Sight trail bike they released last year. They brought out a carbon prototype Sight at Sea Otter that we snapped a few pics of.

Evil Uprising: 150mm Carbon Trail Bike

25
Mar

  All Mountain, Prototype

Evil is back on the hunt this year and Token Creative has produced a teaser video for a new carbon 150mm Evil trail bike they’re been developing called the Uprising. They handed over the Uprising to Luke Strobel to shred … Continue reading

X-Fusion Testing Their Prototype Downhill Fork

8
Mar

  Gravity, Prototype

It looks like the guys at X-Fusion will be coming out with a downhill fork soon. They posted this photo on their instagram feed of them riding this new prototype fork. Check out a riding video inside with it.

2014 Kona Operator Supreme Carbon Fiber Prototype

21
Feb

  Gravity, Products, Prototype

Connor Fearon received a new prototype from Kona recently that will be turning heads this season. Kona has given this lucky lad a prototype carbon fiber Kona Operator Supreme downhill bike.

Intense Cycles To Test 650b / 27.5 M9 Downhill Bike

7
Jan

  Gravity, Prototype

Intense’s in-house fabrication gives them the ability to rapidly test new concepts. We saw it with their 2951, Tracer 2, and most recently their adoption at last years’ Sea Otter of some of the first 650b / 27.5″ bikes. Well … Continue reading

Video: 2013 Nukeproof Pulse Walkthrough

30
Jul

  Gravity, Prototype, Video Footage

Check inside for a video walk through with the new Nukeproof Pulse.

2013 Nukeproof’s Downhill Pulse Prototype Details

25
Jul

  2013 Products, Gravity, Prototype

Nukeproof passed along details of their new Pulse downhill race frame. Learn all about it inside.

2013 SRAM XX1 Family – 11 Speed + More

25
May

  2013 Products, All Mountain, Prototype

SRAM sent along some pictures along with a few details of thier new XX1 family of components.  Aimed at the 1x setup, this new family of components is aimed at enduro and xc riders.

Nukeproof Proto DJ Frame

17
May

  2013 Products, Prototype, Uncategorized

Nukeproof launch prototype dirt jump frame Less than a month after the release of our Rook slopestyle bike we’re excited to bring you news of our prototype dirt jump frame which will be unveiled at this week’s iXS Dirt Masters … Continue reading

Shimano Prototype Chainguide

14
May

  2012 Sea Otter Classic, Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content

Tucked away on a Shimano display bike was a prototype chainguide that they’ve been working on. Check it out inside.

SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

25
Apr

  2012 Products, 2012 Sea Otter Classic, 2013 Products, Gravity, Prototype, SickLines Content

SR Suntour has a new fork they’ve been working on for the gravity and freeride crowd called the Rux.  Learn all about it inside as we get a video rundown and some detailed pictures on their new prototype fork.

Intense Tracer 27.5 Prototype 650b and Carbine 27.5 2012

24
Apr

  2012 Products, 2012 Sea Otter Classic, 2013 Products, All Mountain, Prototype, SickLines Content, Video Footage

Intense has always been able to tinker with thier bikes quickly and they’ve maganged to prototype a new 27.5 Tracer with the 650b wheelset that seemed to be quite the buzz at Sea Otter.  Details and a video inside.