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BiXS Reveals Lane DH Prototype at the Leogang DH World Cup

Jun 9, 2022
by rideBiXS  
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Press Release: BiXS

A product reveals its flaws only if you stress it beyond its limits. The standards of how much a mountain bike is supposed to withstand are being raised by the day. We have reached a point of where the only limiting factors are your riding abilities and your courage. Well not quite. To get to this point we have to dare to push beyond limits and expose ourselves to new environments. The courage to find and resolve weaknesses is key for the development of a great mountain bike.

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With that in mind, we will celebrate our UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup debut in Leogang this weekend. The riders Abby Hogie and Anna Newkirk of the Beyond Racing team will line up on LANE DH Prototype bikes. The LANE is our newly developed enduro platform which will soon be available to the public. Minor modifications on the rocker and seatstay helped the bike to more rear shock travel and changed its geometry and kinematics. The main goals of the project are research and development but not to forget the great passion for growth, racing and the sport of mountain biking.

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The seatstay had to be modified for more rear shock travel

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True to its origin. Sursee, Switzerland is where BiXS' HQ is located.

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Ready for racing in Leogang

Find out more on the official website:
https://www.bixs.com/beyond-racing-team/

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37 Comments
  • 45 0
 "Looks like an Operator"
  • 3 0
 It does!
  • 29 0
 A smooth one.
  • 3 0
 @stovechunin: Surprisingly, the best concert I've ever been to in my life.
  • 2 0
 I scrolled down to say it looks like a session but you are correct it definitely looks like an Operator.
  • 1 0
 @Kamperk87: Well, in fact not really if you have a look to the rear pivot position... but in general view yes.
  • 1 2
 Looks like an operator aka looks like a session with ugly frame lines
  • 2 0
 @stovechunin: Not a sad(e) comparison right?
  • 23 1
 "The standards of how much a mountain bike is supposed to withstand are being raised by the day. We have reached a point of where the only limiting factors are your riding abilities and your courage."
Not in the long run. A lot of bikes break over the years because the focus is on weight and not durability of the frames.

"The chain stay had to be modified for more rear shock travel"
Well then show the chainstay and not the rocker link
  • 1 0
 It says the seatstay had to be modified, maybe it was just the top few mm and they expect us to know what the old one looks like? I dunno, a comparison photo might have helped!
  • 2 0
 Not really, carbon frames are a lot heavier than they were 5 years ago.
  • 1 0
 @pimpin-gimp: the text was changed...
  • 12 0
 seshes like a lookon
  • 5 0
 I know, many have never heard of this brand. In Switzerland they are mostly known for a wide range if affordable bikes. Sure, the components are not always the top notch stuff, but reasonable for the hobbyist.
I have a city bike from them which is still doing fine after 9yrs of nearly daily use in all weather conditions and little maintainance (aka. my work horse).
From an other brand of Hostettler, Wheeler, i have a mtb with 160mm front and rear travel. By now they don't make them anymore. But it's also 9yrs old now and still running. So it's nice to see them doing thibgs like this now after a period where it felt like their only gonna do "walmart-e-bikes" (Bau+Hobby-Velos)...
  • 3 0
 Abby and Anna... killer kombo!

a>https://www.pinkbike.com/u/pensamtb/blog/podcast-abby-hogie-on-downhill-women-in-the-sport-and-the-beyond-racing-team.html/a>

a>https://www.pinkbike.com/u/pensamtb/blog/podcast-catching-up-with-anna-newkirk-on-her-2021-season-and-what-lies-ahead-and-cats.html/a>
  • 5 1
 If you do a pretty common design, you better come up with a sellingpoint. Midhighpivotmulallyapprovedonly biodegradeablecarbonfibre - anything.
  • 1 0
 Tried looking on their site for the USP, still nothing. At least give the market something to think about when trying to sell your kit, whether its quality/price/features/whatever
  • 1 0
 "simple and works just aswell as your overhyped high pivot"

The new session's biggest selling point for me: option to external route...
  • 5 0
 Wishing Hostettler Group much suxxess
  • 4 2
 Jesus bixs website is horrible. The layout seems like it's not finished. The photos look like the lowers on the forks are worn. No English version. WTF.
  • 2 1
 besides no english version and I never heard about this brand before, all above said is questionable...
  • 7 0
 "The standards of how much a website is supposed to withstand are being raised by the day."
  • 3 0
 What rear shock is on this bike? Looks like a Suntour Tri Air but I see no coil version on their website.
  • 4 0
 Good eye! Wink
  • 1 0
 @SRSuntour: cool I'll keep an eye out. Just got a new enduro bike and might be interested in a coil shock. The Auron I put on my trail bike has been great.
  • 1 0
 The Suntour Jade Smile
  • 5 1
 2017 called and wants their bike back
  • 3 0
 That looks like a cube frameset to me.
  • 1 0
 Or maybe a Scott gambler
  • 3 1
 Is it a DH bike or an enduro?
  • 4 0
 Bottlemounts seem to imply... both
  • 2 0
 The moment when headset cable-routing reaches DH bikes. :/
  • 2 0
 is BiXS part of IXS family ? well the bike looks very "2010"
  • 2 1
 Ok, who dares to be the first?
  • 4 0
 Looks like a Gambler
  • 7 1
 @bashhard: gambling at the session like an operator
  • 2 0
 Generic...







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