All New DMR SLED Exclusive First Look - Core Bike Show 2017

Jan 22, 2017
by Ross Bell  
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The All New DMR SLED

In a big departure from their previous designs, DMR has launched a fresh from the ground up, all-mountain machine. The bike looks to pack a punch, with 160mm travel, 27.5 wheels, and a slack, long and low geometry. The DMR SLED is an exciting addition to the British brand's lineup. The SLED features an aluminum frame based around DMR's own virtual pivot 'Orbit Link' suspension design, which the company say offers the rider excellent climbing and descending capabilities, virtually no pedal feedback and unrestricted suspension activity when under braking.

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The SLED will be available in two colourways, Metallic Black or InfraRed but with varying decal kits.
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DMR have worked long and hard on the SLED and look to have produced a well thought out and capable machine.

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A closer look at the bottom linkage. DMR have left things chunky and robust in the search of stiffness and durability.

The numbers point to a potent ride with a slack 65.5° head angle, roomy reach, and stubby 430mm chainstays to keep things snappy. With riders like Olly Wilkins heavily involved in the development you'd expect the SLED to not only be a characterful ride, but also be able to take most hucks and hits you throw at it.

A key aspect the DMR designers strove for is stiffness. To that end, the SLED features integrally-welded front and rear triangles, 'Collet Style' pivot hardware and a 'Boost' rear end with the Syntace axle system. Being a British brand, durability and serviceability were also at the forefront of their mind, which is why the bike features plenty of tire clearance, internal routing, all ball-bearing pivot points and nice features such as the 'Ride Saver Mount' (pictured right), which is as good at carrying inner tubes as it is toy chickens... There's space for a bottle on the downtube and the Praxis Chain Guide is designed exclusively for the SLED's suspension arc, meaning dropping a chain is even less likely.


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The bike will be available in sizes ranging from Small through to Extra Large, with the frame including shock and Praxis chain guide retailing at £1599 RRP. The InfraRed SLED pictured at the top is the stock build-kit bike and it carries a price tag around the £3,500 mark. Pricing (particularly in US and Canadian dollars) has yet to be determined. The very first production frames will be available beginning on the 1st of February, with full builds expected in April.


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There's plenty of clearance for tyres up to 2.4", which means charging through the slop won't be a problem.
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The Virtual Pivot 'Orbit Link' suspension platform should offer up good compliance on both the ups and the downs.


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228 Comments

  • + 102
 "what color shall i put on this one?"
- "you know the chicken nugget paste?"
"say no more"
  • + 6
 Might be the funky way the colours are edited.
  • + 83
 Makes me think of Zoidberg when he's out of his shell. Or Pepto Bismol, I actually quite like it, a pink bike announced on Pinkbike.
  • + 37
 It's Tubby Custard. Not chicken nugget. Check yo self fool
  • + 4
 Terrible color.
  • - 20
flag jdendy (Jan 21, 2017 at 19:29) (Below Threshold)
 ugly color and ugly place to put a pivot.
  • + 7
 round here its fry souse.
  • + 3
 This wins the internet for today. Thank you.
  • - 2
 Damnit accidental neg props! sorry! this gave me a chuckle
  • + 10
 @jdendy: oh yeah because looks of where a pivot sits is way more important than the performance.
  • + 14
 Take the colour with a pinch of salt, the bike was shot as the sun was setting and the light was quite harsh which bleached the colours. The bike will be live on the DMR site so have a look there!
  • + 19
 The color is Salmon semen. Looks as well as it tastes.
  • + 8
 @WAKIdesigns: you know a lot about semen don't you. The photographers advice stands.
  • + 1
 Have a look on the dmr's website, it's actually red, not pink
  • + 4
 @rossbellphoto: Begs the question why not recolour the publicity shots a little to make the red bike look red.
  • + 1
 @Bustacrimes: it's all for laughs. Nothing else. It was the same with ARBR. No hard feelings. You have to say though, Enduro/trail bike segment has such a ridiculous color schemes on frames, protection and clothing that NOBODY would be surprised if someone did make such paint color...
  • + 7
 @rossbellphoto: I don't mean to be negative about your work, but as a photographer aren't you in the position to have a say on the setting where and when to take a picture? Especially for a fashion focused site like Pinkbike, you know shape and color are important for the first impression people get about a bike. We might recall what happened with that release of the ARBR bike here on PB. Not shot at axle height with a wide angle (cellphone?) lens and with a lot of glare. That's never going to be pretty. And the PB editor seemingly blamed it all on the public so much to devote another article on it, with that same picture! In this case the shape looks fine, well shot. But you know that if a pretty color shows up as something disputable, it is going to generate some nice traffic for PB (PB must have enjoyed the response on that ARBR) but at the expense of the hard work DMR put in. I don't think there is a great reason to photograph a DMR at sunset in a wide open grassy field, especially if it is to give people that all important first impression.
  • + 2
 @SeanGriffo: holly crap it is more red. Still little bright for my taste but nothing that would have caused such an uproar.
  • + 0
 @vinay: negative. I get it. It just clicked right now.
  • + 3
 Here's what it's supposed to look like...
ride.io/news/core-bike-17-dmr-sled
  • + 11
 @roblewis875: those are REALLY REALLY different colors haaa. i bet someone at DMR is pissed at the color of their PB press release. whoops
  • + 2
 @roblewis875: Tam from BTR writing articles? Excellent! That could be my next go-to mountainbike website Smile .
  • + 2
 I may be colour blind, but on my monitor it looks like a normal red colour???
  • + 0
 @boardinbob: Just checked, you're right. Everyone, shut up (me included). Those pictures are dead accurate.
  • + 9
 @boardinbob: They've re-uploaded the pictures, it's the right colour now but yesterday it was Pepto Bismol pink.
  • + 0
 @ccolagio: some would say furious.
  • + 2
 @Fix-the-Spade: Ah. Yeah just saw them on STW and it does look different.

I thought this was another one of those blue/ gold dress debates!
  • + 1
 What the cluck...
  • + 1
 worry not, it also comes in black
  • + 53
 VPP patent expire?
  • + 20
 If it hasn't then they're getting round it by pivoting the lower link around the BB rather than in a different place like SC do it.
  • + 29
 Think it expired a year or two ago. Diamondback has a VPP bike they released last year.
  • + 29
 Looks like a Bronson, not a Session
  • + 2
 Looks like a 5010.
  • + 39
 i think it looks like a DMR sled. its a bicycle... how different do you want them to look?
  • + 3
 They got that link hanging down there waiting for abuse.
  • + 5
 @skelldify: Santa Cruz and some of Intense's bikes had the linkage down low before moving it in a higher position. I have the Intense Tracer with the lower sitting linkage. What sucks is the rear triangle is the part that gets hit and not the linkage.
  • + 0
 @jdendy: yeah that's what I meant. I have a Carbine with the same deal, and they didn't fix it in the new Tracer. So, I got a Santa Cruz. ????
  • - 1
 @scjeremy: Until you look at the numbers, then it makes Santa Cruz bikes look like the square shaped dinosaurs that they are. A couple years ago they still had 90's geometry, now they're behind again.
  • + 3
 The pivot looks very similar to Pole's design.
  • - 4
flag crazy9 (Jan 21, 2017 at 23:47) (Below Threshold)
 @Husker2112:
looks like a piece of kakka.
  • + 5
 @SintraFreeride: the lower one only. All in all, it looks very much like a nomad ll. Mine is carbon, but the rear triangle looks so similar.
  • + 3
 santacruz , is my first thought when looking at that frame.
  • + 1
 @jdendy: that lower link sticking down killed my Blur TRc. Hit a rock on a climb, a big chunk of clearcoat and carbon chipped off. 1.5 year later a crack started appearing along the bottom, then the infamous black hole of death of a carbon Santa Cruz frame started coming out on the other side.
  • + 1
 @mecabeat: Kindly refamiliarize yourself with the geometry of a square--not that I'm a Cruz rider. Thanks for putting up a photo of M4x set up for trail. That frame has seriously low stack.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: luckily my bike is the aluminum version, but i hopped on a ledge when i first got the bike, banged the 38t chainring and rear triangle. I was still in the process of tuning the cane creek db inline shock at the time so had to make some adjustments. Now i have a tire sidewall ziptied to the that section. I live in Arizona where the desert rocks are not too kind.
  • - 1
 Yes. Last year.
  • + 3
 @ceecee: Square geometry is a term used to describe bike frames that are closer to the traditional short reach, tall standover design of early mountain bikes like the first Fishers. They were based on road bikes with nearly horizontal top tubes and steep head angles. Obviously not literally square, but closer to square than bikes like the Lawwill Pro Cruiser, the first production mountain bike. The pro cruiser was much closer to the designs we see today, diamond shaped like bmx bikes because it was built for downhill handling and to be ridden playfully. Unfortunately, the roadies like Fisher and the rest of the Klunkerz successfully sabotaged the Pro Cruiser using their connections with the media. So we were stuck with the roadie designed branch of mountain bikes, which is why they have been so slow to evolve from twitchy and uncomfortable, to finally being fun and stable. If the Koski bros. designed Lawwill Pro Cruiser had been successful it probably would have happened much sooner. The popular riding attitude today is much more in line with bmx influence, like the Koski bros., playful and fun driven, than it is with Fisher and the rest of the Fairfax stoners that have built a museum to pat themselves on the back for riding down a fire road and making twitchy road bikes with fat tires.

So, yea, it's a derogatory term to describe bike designs that are behind the times. Santa Cruz was way behind for many years. They recently started to catch up, but only in baby steps. The new Nomad was the first step, I would ride that bike, but I prefer more poppy suspension designs and a shorter seat tube length. That's why most of my trail bikes in the past have been slope/4X frames like the M4X or Transition Double. I've had several hardtails set up that way as well, starting with my 2nd mountain bike, a Boss 26" wheel bmx that I put a Marzocchi Bomber on in 1997 after becoming annoyed with my Stumpjumper's square geometry. I trail rode that bike, raced bmx in cruiser class, and it inspired me to start building jump filled singletrack in the woods, which I'm still doing today.

The only reasons why most companies frames still adhere to the classic seat tube lengths per size are fear that the general public will have a hard time understanding sizing. Imagine all the casual weekend warriors saying "What do you mean this is a medium? I've always ridden a 18" or 17", this bike is a 15"! It's too small for me!" And, the margin for error of seatpost insertion would decrease without the extra overlap, causing a lot of problems with people breaking their frames due to negligence and demanding warranties. Apparently, DMR doesn't care about that, which is exciting. They are setting a precedent, saying "Here is a low-ass bike for actual mountain biking." Hopefully it will be successful and break the ice for other companies to follow.

BTW, anyone want to buy a medium 2016 Trance Advanced 1? It's feeling a little square to me.
  • + 1
 @mecabeat: One of the first FS bikes I rode was my friends Fisher Joshua X. It felt so good until I took it on the trail. What an expensive, sketchy, piece of garbage. I couldn't wait to go back to my Rocky HT.

I'm not a SC rider, but why would so many riders flock to AM bikes like the Bronson for the past five years if they were so far behind???
  • + 1
 @rrolly: The differences I'm talking about are not huge, they are subtle. Santa Cruz bikes have always been good, and they have been very successful with their image, marketing, and word of mouth reputation. Most companies have been behind, not just SC. The general public has been fine with 80mm and longer stems and fixed seatposts on their bikes for many years too. Only a very small percentage of riders used to run 50mm stems and actively seek out frames that had longer/lower/slacker geometry, custom building trail bikes that could transform from efficient climbers to seat slammed, bunny hopping, downhill rippers with the flick of a quick release.

That riding attitude has spread over the last 10 years and slowly more and more companies started to make bikes that offer a more dynamic experience. It's been very slow, though. Mostly smaller companies. The popularity of droppers has opened a lot of people up to the idea of a more dynamic riding style. Even casual riders are finding out that they are more comfortable and confident on progressive style bikes then on traditional static position setups. Larger companies have now finally been catching up over the past few years, and it's come to the point where the people who used to only ride custom builds can be happy with the same stock, mass produced bikes that casual riders are on. It's great!
  • + 1
 @SintraFreeride: They have tried to implement my design on the lower link. Even the shape is similar. I see that as a compliment trying to do the same. The kinematics on the DMR is similar to VPP design.
  • + 1
 @polebicycles: I think that looking for similarities between Pole bikes is a bit far fetched... or be prepared to face a lawsuit from Specialized for mounting a suspension fork into a tapered metal tube in front of the front triangle Smile I mean Santa Cruz is more complemented than you guys Big Grin
  • - 1
 @polebicycles:

Yeah because you were the first to concentric a lower pivot around the BB shell.... NOT.
  • + 1
 @polebicycles: Yeah I would take it as a compliment too seeing as your design works so well!
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns @deeeight I find oversensitiveness here Wink Did you even read the last sentence before you started writing Big Grin

Check the lower link shape which I'm only referring. I'm not referring to complete system nor that we invented concentric systems. Because we didn't. Our system is unique in other ways but that's another story.

www.polebicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Pole_Frameset_EVOLINK_110_NDS.jpg

I think it's good that other companies finds the concetric design good as well.

Peace!
  • + 37
 Not sure how I feel about the "Skin-Missile" Pink
  • + 26
 Bike shown w/o pedals every shot...missed opportunity to show off one of the best things they make.
  • + 6
 Yea, saw that too. Love the irony
  • + 22
 looks really similar to a santa cruz 5010... but thats a good thing cause i really like 5010s
  • + 12
 It looks like my 5010 would look if I left it outside in the desert for a year.
  • - 4
flag chyu (Jan 21, 2017 at 21:02) (Below Threshold)
 I expect it to look more like scott lol coz olly helped.
  • + 21
 it looks like an aluminum Nomad
  • + 16
 Thats a good thing!
  • + 17
 does it come with the chicken?


also the threaded BB is a nice touch
  • + 13
 I don't care about bottle mounts, but I'm surprised it has taken so long to integrate a toy chicken mount in a frame. Glad they finally got it sorted.
  • + 13
 whaaaat? No water bottle placement griping yet? Yer starting to slip, pb'ers.
  • + 1
 I was looking for this comment as well.
  • + 0
 Bottom of downtube.
  • + 2
 Gotta sacrifice the bottle placement for that trendy low top-tube I guess. Who needs water anyway.
  • + 10
 It may sound weird but, it's not that colour! Too much light in the photo. It's the same colour as their '17 Sect jump frame but gloss. www.dmrbikes.com/Catalogue/Frames/Dirt-Jump/Sect
  • + 12
 Here's the web link showing the ACTUAL colour/color. www.dmrbikes.com/catalogue/frames/full-suspension/sled
  • + 7
 @Mk3Brick: That is ridiculous. Changed my opinion completely on the bikes aesthetic, since I don't like black or bellend pink. Was there a monkey working the camera on this photoshoot?
  • + 3
 @gkeele: I know, right. Crazy for an exclusive press release.
  • + 11
 Finally, a Santa Cruz with dialled geometry .
  • + 6
 Sort of surprised those photos were even used when so far from the actual colour of the bike. Not difficult to colour correct or just shoot it again, also not difficult to just shoot it right the first time. I'd be pissed if I was DMR and the biggest MTB site released those
  • + 10
 Mmmm nice
  • + 4
 They may want to learn from every other company's mistakes, you cannot bolt linkages together especially vpp lower links and expect them to stay tight for more than a couple rides. Its a little too bad that to build an even mediocre bike today you must have an entire engineering dept if you expect to succeed
  • + 3
 www.starlingcycles.com/murmur-29
1 man in a shed. the reviews of this bike are fantastic and in back to back tests is smoked the top brands on the clock.
fair enough its not vpp but having vpp isnt the be all and end all of bikes
  • + 2
 @markg1150: Saw these guys at Bespoked Bristol last year. If I had the money it'd be going straight to these guys!
  • + 1
 I dunno, Nukeproof don't seem to have many problems with it. Dab of Loctite and you're golden.
  • + 7
 Have a look on dmr's website, the infrared is actually red, not patrick starfish
  • + 1
 Yeah, they shouldn't ditched Spongebob for a squeaky chicken.
  • + 3
 I quite like that...apart from the pinkish colour! Looks like Santa Cruz yeh but so does all intense bikes and Rocky Mountains and nobody slags them off for 'copying'. Actually looks closer to the bird aeris 120/145 but with a nicer looking swing arm!
  • + 2
 It's a shame there are fewer and fewer original designs out there. It looks like a budget knock off of a SC VPP bike bred with the bottom bracket config of a Rotec RL9. They didn't really go into the specifics of why they chose the concentric BB pivot, was it just to avoid the blatant copying comments it would have inevitably received?

Also it's a shame they had to bolt the lower linkage together from parts, as said above that's going to creak and wobble loose very quickly and those piddly little (M5?) button head screws are going to get rounded off the first time you try and tighten them up on the trail side after it starts creaking and in a desperate bid to silence it you get your multitool out and there's some mud inside the hex recess on the screw. Why not just use full cap screws? Much better engagement.

Sure it's a cheap 'VPP' bike but it just looks a bit shoddy to me.

Also someone needs to come up with an elbow for hydraulic and cable droppers so that stealth dropper cables can be routed fully inside alloy frames like this, not cutting the corner like that. Hideous...
  • + 1
 Just on your "elbow" idea, there wouldn't be nearly enough room in the bottom bracket for that, especially with 30mm axles on cranks.
  • + 2
 DMR the bolt is a cool bike, this probably rides just as nice, but you've bought out two options: 'dull as f*ck black' or 'grandmas salmon underwear' and the welds around the chainstay look hideous compared to those on other bikes I have owned, wouldn't fancy having the lowest point of the bb area being a main component of the linkage either..
  • + 2
 I'm happy to see that Pinkbike updated the post with color corrected images. Having said that, it sucks that the first 2348576239 comments you read are people giving DMR flack for the chicken paste color of the bike in the original images that Pinkbike published. DMR is a rad little company and i think its really cool that they're making a bike like this. Is it radically different to other alternatives on the market? Probably not but modern bikes in this category are all so good now it's cool to have options that aren't so "mainstream." The way i view it, no one would complain if DMR didn't make the SLED but the world is certainly a better place now that they have.
  • + 6
 Does the chicken attached to the seat tube have any performance benefits?
  • + 17
 It attracts the chicks
  • + 7
 More than boost, that's for sure.
  • + 7
 I was just freaking out thinking where I would put my chicken! Glad I don't have to stress about that anymore. Smile
  • + 2
 Something's wrong with the pictures, colours look off. Geometry looks spot on, up to date but not going to extremes. they don't list wheelbase, unfoltunately, but its should be longish. The only thing that worries me is the suspension linkages held together by bolts, that's not so common anymore, is it? I'd wait for real world feedback on how they hold up.
  • + 6
 It is pretty sick
  • + 3
 Pic's up on there site give a much better idea on the colour... www.dmrbikes.com/catalogue/frames/full-suspension/sled

Looks wicked
  • + 1
 If I was Upgrade, I wouldn't be happy about this at all, a big press realise on their new weapon, don't get me wrong, I don't like saying things about others and their work, but given that the grass is covered in frost would suggest that this is first thing in the morning, maybe not woken up yet and not in the room but this is and does make the bike look bad for such a big deal at one of the biggest trade shows and biggest on news page PB!!, Given the camera being used is a fine peace of kit too, disappointing!!
  • + 2
 Oooops hahaha I got confused on the pictures on the hope bike with the frost hahaha what a belter I am hahah, so maybe a long day for the young man, and he just got his settings a little wrong :-)
  • + 5
 Hi there little Santa Cruz!
  • + 6
 Tasty !!!!
  • + 1
 I am a bit confused about this bike. Not the color (yikes you people are pissy) but engineering. Why have a multi pivot bike to control axel path when a concentric link at bottom bracket should eliminate the need? I thought the point of placing the pivot in line with the crank spindle is to eliminate chain growth and pedal feedback, solving all sorts of suspension issues. Then all you should need is a single link to control leverage ratios and your set, why add a layer of complexity?
  • + 5
 Orbit Link? It sure looks a lot like a SC Nomad.
  • + 4
 No, i think it is the Haro link from the Sonic ?
  • + 1
 Other than the shock mounting on the toptube it looks similar. The rear triangle looks exactly like my nomad
  • + 1
 @UtahBikeMike: The BB-concentric bottom pivot is the biggest difference - Santa Cruz mount their bottom pivot just above and to the rear of the BB shell. The overall look though? There's not a lot in it.
  • + 1
 @Smevan:
The rear triangle looks like a copy and paste of the SC and then they used MSPaint to change the BB pivot
  • - 1
 @enrico650: let's not mention the Haro Sonic... ever again... some things should stay in the grave.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Sorry, my bad.
  • + 2
 I think that bottom linkage is in the line of some serious mud flack grit and grime only time will tell ! Still looks good DMR in black!..
  • + 3
 They have to move with the times. One bike to ride DH XC and mess about in the woods.
  • + 2
 Great looking bike, specs, company etc...but god the market is flooded with them...soon there will be more sellers than buyers
  • + 3
 I see what you did there, DMR.... But I love it! Please bring a steel version
  • + 5
 bad pics. nice bike.
  • + 3
 Nicer looking than the Bolt, but I'm not loving that Zoidberg pink.
  • + 2
 First NS with a 29er+ bike then identit with a enduro bike and now this dirt jump brands have really changed!
  • + 1
 You mean 29/Plus. 29+ makes it sounds like Stache or something.
  • + 1
 Works for me. Bring that burly design to the MTB world.
  • + 3
 Looks like a Nomad, and that is not a bad thing. I'd ride it any day.
  • + 2
 Nice bike. Maybe my next sled. Just not sure about the dobermans lipstick colour scheme!
  • + 1
 So was the photo just weird in that it looked pinkish, or whatever the color had been? It is now quite red and it seems they updated the photos.
  • + 1
 All the the people bitching about the colour who were too lazy to check DMRs website to see what it actually looked like hahaha
  • + 3
 Surely that cable routing will eat the seat-tube?
  • - 1
 Amd check em out up top-of the downtube..terrible angle. Maybe theryre way too long.
  • + 1
 within one season i expect!
  • + 3
 I can't believe DMR would stoop Solo.
  • + 2
 "virtually no pedal feedback and unrestricted suspension activity when under braking."

How? It's a fixed rear end
  • + 3
 Yes, really interested in seeing Linkage plots for the suspension design. If it behaves like a Banshee Rune without the chain growth, you've got my attention. Plus, there are going to be great deals on the pink ones end of this year.
  • + 2
 Crossbred between a santa cruz VPP (yes the patent has expired) and a haro sonix virtual link.
  • + 1
 It look very sorted in both geometry and fabrication. But I already have a Bronson. Wink

This is longer than the Bronson according to the geometry table.
  • + 2
 Well I think this looks rad! Kind of looks like a nomad and ripley ls which are bikes I like.
  • + 2
 An aluminium framed DMR?! WTF?! TRIGGERED! MIND. BLOWN. #f*ck2017

Yeah it's looks alright.
  • + 2
 #f*ck2017
  • + 2
 Anyone else notice how we can no longer write swear words on pinkbike?!
  • + 2
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: What the f*ck are you talking about?
  • + 3
 Oh shit, we can't, this motherfuckers are trying to control us!
  • + 3
 @passwordpinkbike: would appear shit doesn't qualify. That's f*cked.
  • + 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: such a rebel!
  • + 1
 Those big welds reminds me of early 2000 freeride bikes (Atomic, Morphine, Karpiel) and of course pretty much all Cove bikes
  • + 1
 I'm not sold at all on the bolt-on links. They look flexy. Or flexier than a welded one at least.
  • + 2
 Is this a joke about hardtails?
  • + 1
 @schofell84: Ain't them all?
  • + 1
 This bike is sick. Similar pivot design as the giant maestro. This seems like it's stiffer than the giant reign. I dig it.
  • + 2
 The links rotate in opposite direction, which is commonly known as VPP, the suspension design used by Santa Cruz, Intense and few others. In the case of maestro they both rotate in the same direction. So while the pivot design might appear similar the cinematics should be way off
  • - 1
 I just want an enduro bike with 77 seat angle. All of the models are either 74 or 75, it's too low, not the greatest when pedaling uphill, which if you ride enduro is large portion of your pedal effort.
  • + 1
 Oh my god. Get an xc bike then
  • + 3
 Great bike name
  • + 2
 haha they changed the pictures ?? where is the chicken rose bike ???
  • + 1
 It's all about EndurBro now!!!!
Or is it BroDuro???
I can't remember which is hotter this week.....
  • + 6
 DownDuro!!
  • + 5
 @willaasss: heliduro?
  • + 1
 I swear the colour has been changed from putrid salmon to bright red since last time I looked?! :s
  • + 1
 So Ben Deakin, who was riding on SC for the last 2 years, is now on DMR. hmmmmm
  • + 1
 what's up with the downtube cable entering ? someone drilled the hole blindfolded ?
  • + 1
 Lets find something at the supermarket for color inspiration. Got it!....Farm raised Salmon.
  • + 1
 the thing i saw was a nomad , looks are one thing, dmr is on the right path
  • + 1
 I guess they forgot the 1st gen bronson had some massive issues with the link hanging below the bottom bracket....
  • + 0
 The rest of the market is making bikes that can fit 2.6 or 2.8 tires, and they consider having "plenty of room for 2.4 tires" something notable?
  • + 5
 I think he meant that with 2.4's it will still have plenty of room, not that it's full with a 2.4.
  • + 1
 Agreed, need to be able to fit a 2.5" as a bare minimum these days really
  • + 1
 Looking at the photos up at the top there's not a huge amount of room around the tyre by the chainstay.
  • + 1
 This marks a new era of pinkbike comment; "looks like a bronson"
  • + 1
 Looks promising...good price
  • - 3
 So DMR has just copied the Bronson, and done so in a heavier, and horribly coloured way. I love DMR as a brad, but this colour has done it no favours. Should be electric blue or something rad. This strawberry milkshake vomit is not right!!
  • + 2
 I think it's the pictures rather than the frame colour. There's some much nicer pictures on the DMR website, Facebook and instagram pages. I'd also say it was more like an alloy nomad, given the amount of travel and the swingarm not missing a side.
  • + 1
 Even "long" bikes are still too short, and I'm not even absurdly tall.
  • + 1
 Buy an old bike then.
  • + 1
 Too bad, I really liked the pink/metal flake on the black one...
  • + 1
 Looks sorta like a nomad, sorta....
  • + 1
 Did they just photoshop this color correct?
  • + 1
 What color will it be next week
  • + 1
 Process front triangle with a v10 rear triangle? I dig it.
  • + 1
 What happened to tubby custard? It's gone.
  • + 1
 "Meat cigar" pink has never been my favourite color.
  • + 0
 Looks can be deceiving, but it looks heavy. And a lot going on down around that bottom bracket.
  • + 1
 This is a colour of my through out on my last high school party...
  • + 1
 How come it looks like a plus bike?
  • + 0
 How many rides before the gear cable and brake hose wear through the seat tube?
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flag sellcrackcocainetofundhobby (Jan 21, 2017 at 15:13) (Below Threshold)
 The term "you can't polish a turd" comes to mind. Doesnt matter how many trinkets, parts components you slap on it....its still a turd
  • + 1
 probably 100+ hours on the bike you can go !! protections are changeable hopefully
  • + 1
 Cables lookn fugly out front(top.downtube)
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 @sellcrackcocainetofundhobby: might be a turd, but itshe damn shiny!
  • + 1
 I like it, its not carbon, colour thats what they make sunglasses for.
  • + 1
 Looks like an old heckler....
  • + 2
 No wb measurement ?
  • + 1
 No wheelbase numbers or am I just an idiot?
  • + 0
 I think that geo chart is jacked?
My current L/XL has the same virtual TT as DMR's small!!!
  • + 1
 Miss my nomad mk2
  • + 1
 I've seen worse !
  • + 0
 The color made my stomach hurt, blagh'
  • + 1
 Rooster dink pink.
  • + 0
 Appears the VPP patent has expired
  • - 1
 Santa Cruz law suit in 3...2...
  • + 1
 I reckon they chose the terrible colour to camouflage it. Everyone in the SC law department will suddenly develop eye bleeds when they open this file.
  • + 1
 Apparently VPP patent expired. Also iirc it was not owned by SC but by some other company. And it is possible that they might counter it because they mount is around BB. Pretty sure they are safe...
  • + 1
 @winko: that link will be so damaged they won't even no what to do when people start breaking them lol
  • - 3
 They should lock for six months in a room painted like this, the idiots who agreed on this colour.
Hey DMR, what do you thing the likes of the MTB riders are?
  • + 5
 It's not this colour, this is a poor representation.
  • + 0
 Santa Cruz please
  • + 0
 No 26" version?
  • + 0
 No 29" version?
  • + 1
 @squarewheel: No 36" version?
  • + 1
 700c?
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 @BEEner: no unicycle version?
  • - 1
 Are DMR as pikey as Nukeproof?? Superstar components will be next.....
  • + 3
 Huh?
  • - 3
 so its a Bronson......
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 The color is god awful
  • - 1
 Looks like a Wal-goose!
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