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We Imagined Our Dream Bike. Then We Actually Built It.

We Imagined Our Dream Bike. Then We Actually Built It.

If our half-baked effort resulted in the first Grim Donut going six seconds quicker than a production bike, what would happen if we sat down…

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If our half-baked effort resulted in the first Grim Donut going six seconds quicker than a production bike, what would happen if we sat down and took it a bit more seriously?

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From our sister site Pinkbike . Video by Max Barron

The first Grim Donut wasn’t supposed to work… and, to be honest, most of the time it didn’t. Sure, it was fast as hell during timed testing in the last episode , but that was mostly because Yoann Barelli was riding it on our steep and rocky test track. Get it on a normal trail and that’s when it felt like you were trying to land the Spruce Goose on a twisty country lane during rush hour, the only difference being that the Donut is actually a bit longer. And louder.

But if our half-baked effort resulted in the first Donut going six seconds quicker than a production bike , what would happen if we sat down and took it a bit more seriously? And by that, what I mean is what if we had someone who actually knows what they’re doing design the next version of the Grim Donut? It was obvious that we had to make some changes to make it “a bit more rideable” and “a lot less ugly,” but most of the bike companies we spoke to had their own ideas, all of […]

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