The UCI World Cup DHI is underway in Lenzerheide this weekend, bringing with it new bikes, suspension, wheelsets, tires and more. Indeed, several frames will make their World Cup debut this Saturday, with prototypes from Deviate, Mondraker, Intense, Pivot and Cube all being primed to shine at their respective pits.
Here’s what we’ve seen so far. New DH Tech at UCI Lenzerheide World Cup
Deviate Cycles has produced a 190mm travel variation on the Claymore , especially for Lachlan Blair who will pilot the bike this weekend. While the brand’s enduro bike runs 165mm of rear wheel travel, this downhill rig boasts a new link to boost travel by 25mm.
The front triangle and swingarm are not identical to those seen on the Claymore, though we are told they used portions of the Claymore molds to produce them, only with more carbon around the BB region to increase strength at this key location.
For the moment, the brand has no plan to bring a DH bike to market, but we are told if the demand arises, it is something they would consider. Danny Hart ‘s prototype Cube 215 is running a massive floating brake arm for the first time. The new high pivot design was raced by the team last season without such a contraption. It is designed to isolate rear wheel braking forces from the action of the rear suspension. The bike’s BB cluster s overbuilt to ensure it can deal with the added stresses from braking. Coming up, we have […]