Randoms From the Pits 2: World Cup DH, Leogang

Jun 12, 2015
by Paul Aston  

Neko Mulally's Scott Gambler


Neko s headset
Neko Mulally is running a reach adjust headset on his Scott Gambler. Offset cups, both set towards the front of the steerer tube should give around 7mm of extra space in the cockpit.
Neko Mulally s Scott
The race ready Gambler is floating on FOX air at both ends.




Danny Hart's Mondraker

Danny likes to roll moto style with wired Renthal grips on his Mondraker Summum.
  Danny likes to roll moto style with wired Renthal grips on his Mondraker Summum, but unfortunately he'll be sitting out this round due to internal injuries suffered at Fort William.




Loris Vergier's Lapierre Team


Fresh graphics for Loris Vergier
Fresh graphics for Loris Vergier. More importantly, what we have all been waiting for, colour coordinated moto foam! Taking up space where mud could collect above the bottom bracket shell.
Custom carbon fender
Custom carbon fender at the rear.




Ghost Prototype


Prototype Ghost Riot tuning in the angles ready for carbon production.
  Ghost had this prototype downhill bike based on their Riot trail bike system. Getting the angles tuned in ready for the carbon production line.




Sam Dale's Saracen Myst


Sam Dale s Saracen
Dale has been testing out prototype Shimano SPD pedals.
Leogang World Cup 2015
To add to his 50/1 custom parts, Sam has this "All the Lads" Marsh Guard Stash.




Isak Levisson's Orange 324


Leogang World Cup 2015
  This Dirt/Orange team 324 is one of the few bikes damped by X-Fusion on the World Cup circuit.

Leogang World Cup 2015
Custom cable routing.
Leogang World Cup 2015
Leogang World Cup 2015
Is that a new Renthal stem?
Leogang World Cup 2015




Carina Cappellari's Radon Swoop 200


Carina Cappellari s lucky number 13 plate Radon.
  Carina Cappellari got the lucky 13 plate for this weekend.




Adam Brayton's Specialized Demo


Adam Brayton with his custom Demo Hope build.
  Mr 'Gas 2 Flat' himself, running Ohlins damping front and rear.

Leogang World Cup 2015
Adam has gone for Hope Team Green with gunmetal accents for this year.
Leogang World Cup 2015
An interesting hub from Hope. It looks like the freehub system is inside that bulge, allowing the flange to be moved over to take advantage of the space created by the 7-speed cassette.
Leogang World Cup 2015
A Union Jack for the allegedly half Cumbrian, half Yorkshire lad.

Leogang World Cup 2015
Hope love going the extra mile when customizing their team's bikes.



Check out all of our World Cup DH pics here.





182 Comments

  • 192 6
 That ghost skipped leg day
  • 78 16
 that ghost looks like the rocky mountain prototype.. which looks like the trek session
  • 131 4
 You probably look like a hot dog, but i wasn't gonna say anything yea weener
  • 32 6
 it looks killer in my opinion! that trimmed down look
  • 45 8
 That Ghost looks like... A really nice looking bike, actually.
  • 10 30
flag RedBurn (Jun 12, 2015 at 10:25) (Below Threshold)
 looks like a session
  • 20 6
 more seriously, the frame looks so light
  • 3 3
 swampy66: my thoughts exactly!! Big Grin
  • 29 4
 The Orange custom cable routing must have taken some thought, so clean looking. I'm impressed.
  • 1 0
 as long as ghost havent used their shockingly-horrendously bad bushings in the links like the riot trail bike. MASSIVE stiction
  • 3 0
 You spelt wiener wrong!
  • 3 0
 Ghost looks fast and light IMO
  • 7 4
 looks like ass
  • 4 3
 Funny all the compliments on Ghost up here. After scrolling through all I could think is "fvck that ghost is just a proto & already it looks loads better than all these other fvckin' junkers (except the Saracen).

How 'bout that Demo huh? Idn't that dang about the most disgusting lookin' mess ya ever done saw?
  • 2 2
 Looks like its about to snap
  • 4 0
 @RedBurn too much downhill memes?
  • 87 0
 Orange 324 - does NOT look just like a Session.
  • 133 17
 BY FAR the ugliest of the bunch....If not ugliest period. All these sleek looking bikes and then theres a brick wall with wheels.
  • 25 3
 Here's a helping of perspective for you:http://www.redalp.com/EN/index.php
  • 20 13
 the orange looks industrial, i like it.
  • 25 1
 @alexhyland Sweet Jesus what is that!?
  • 17 3
 Im gonna be sick
  • 14 6
 Someone put it up the other day, I think it was on an orange edit...does give a whole new meaning to the word ugly.
  • 11 3
 Dat chain tho...
  • 18 6
 Costs over 4 grand too. God knows who buys them.
  • 10 2
 Fugly.
  • 17 2
 There isn't enough nukes in the combined US & Russian arsenals to be sure we killed that red alp
  • 6 1
 @groghunter I'm with you. Nuke that POS. It is so wrong in so many ways and it does not belong on this beautiful earth.
  • 3 2
 Its not the sleekest bike around but I agree with @csermonet, I have a soft spot for stuff that has that industrial look.
  • 3 2
 Yeah I dig the industrial look too - looks like it could survive a direct hit. Also worth noting it does look a bit better in orange and black www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/324-rs
  • 3 2
 Has anyone ridden the newer Orange dh bikes? How do they ride? They seem to be the only ones in town running a single pivot anymore, and I wonder how it holds up against these immensely complex, more modern suspension designs.
  • 4 0
 I love my 322 so much! www.pinkbike.com/photo/12316108 Best bike I have owned, corners so well and when u take it on the steep stuff that's when it's in its element. I have to admit getting the right spring took some time but now it rides like a dream. The new mounting in the down tube makes the suspension more progressive and stops the constant bottoming out like the older models did. Great bike, rides as fast as any other
  • 7 0
 Check phil atwill's time in practice. 8th says it's probably a pretty capable bike...
  • 8 2
 Design looks 20 yrs old
  • 5 20
flag rutsmtb (Jun 12, 2015 at 15:12) (Below Threshold)
 Downhill bikes didn't exist 20 years ago
  • 2 2
 @hamncheez The Scott Gambler is a single pivot too, might be some more out there, but I'd have to take a closer look at all the bikes.
  • 3 5
 The Scott has a linkage driven shock
  • 5 2
 Still only has a single pivot point and a singular axle path.
  • 4 1
 It doesn't look like a Session because there were no Sessions in '95 when this piece of aluminum was welded; Are you retarded, Orange?
  • 4 0
 It looks like a Yakuza.
  • 6 11
flag in2falling (Jun 12, 2015 at 20:06) (Below Threshold)
 What do British DH bikes and British teeth have in common?
  • 5 0
 Ouch! That said, my teeth are a f**king mess.
  • 1 2
 look at the orange, now look at the spec with ohlins, now back to the orange, now back to the spec. Sadly orange is not the spec ;-) But seriously very nice x-fusion damping and thats all what can I say about orange. They stayed behind.
  • 1 0
 I have a SPEC (single pivot elevated chain stay) Big Hit. If Orange can compete with world class suspension installed, I wonder what my Big Hit could do with $5k in suspension hahahaha.
  • 43 9
 That Orange is begging for some kind of internal routing of some sort...and I am too, hurts my eyes
  • 87 9
 The orange is begging to be put down...
  • 28 9
 I cried too... Its hideous
  • 6 12
flag matthew10 (Jun 12, 2015 at 10:07) (Below Threshold)
 Would look so much neater along the downtube and the bottom of the swing arm. Even neater again in the frame.
  • 21 18
 @baker542 You clearlly haven't ridden an orange then!
  • 16 7
 didnt think that i could smell and taste ugly, but there you go.
  • 21 12
 All you hater's stop hating, have any of you even ridden an orange?
  • 57 6
 That Orange may ride well, but you gotta do so with a giant paper bag covering the whole thing.
  • 20 4
 Or just a paper bag covering your face.
  • 4 9
flag fercho25 (Jun 12, 2015 at 10:50) (Below Threshold)
 what is the deal with the chain? is it suposed to be like that on those bikes?
  • 14 5
 Ugh. Looks like someone's welding project.
  • 7 3
 Facepalm Facepalm

@fercho25 They've put the mech in a fixed position preventing the mech from tensioning the chain to enable easy removal of the back wheel
  • 6 2
 @Scotj009 i think @fercho25 was joking....
Seems orange lovers don't get sarcasm
  • 9 1
 I'm not sure...
  • 10 3
 @ElTaco and rad...It's a double bagger. One for your head and one for the bike...that way you're covered if one rips
  • 16 4
 @Scotj009 ive always wondered why are orange owners so defensive? is it like having a really idiotic girlfirend? you hate her but try to convince evrybody how cool she is?
  • 5 5
 Best part is the Slik sticker
  • 9 9
 That's funny, all the brits are soooo sensible with Orange bikes!! ^^ thing is guys that this bike do work well (i've ridden similar bike before), but damn! those bikes looks the same since 15 years! Move on, they've never changed the look or the system since then. And don't tell me it's because it works, it will never be as efficient as 80% of the modern systems of suspension! But hey , whatever floats your boat!
  • 10 4
 Rolleyes @fercho25 No definetly not, it's because everyone who hates them has never actually ridden one, don't judge a book by its cover!

@Aksel31 yes it's not the most efficient syetem but that's not why they're so good and Nobody ever claims there the most efficient because there not, but if you set your suspension up correctly for the bike then they can be efficient Smile
  • 5 4
 @Scotj009 Yes, I've ridden/owned a single pivot DH bike that was very similar to an Orange. The rear end was as stiff as over-cooked spaghetti. A long time ago, companies realized that allowing the twisting/flexing of the rear end to go directly into the shock shaft was a bad idea. I may be wrong, but Orange might be one of the last companies to not use any type of intermediate link to isolate the rear shock. It is simply an outdated design with excessive flex. I can say, however, It wasn't the worst bike I've thrown a leg over, but it was not far from it.
  • 10 5
 Everyone is saying they have rode/owned a single pivot bike LIKE a orange, note the word like. orange have their geometry bang on and this is because thier speciality is single pivot bikes. So all you saying you have ridden similar single pivot bikes and judging orange on how they rode is stupid, you wouldn't judge any other bike by how a similar bike ride would u, your just generalising single pivots. I'm not saying this because I own a 322 or I'm British or whatever I'm saying this because orange bikes ride great and I believe design some of the best riding bikes.
  • 6 5
 Lol @Scotj009 went on my profile and made fun of my old bike. Way to stick up for Orange, bro!! The butthurt is strong with this one.

Any of you guys get the same treatment?
  • 2 4
 Maybe they did, maybe they didn't Razz
  • 9 2
 See! Neg props everywhere but it's only facts, Orange bikes are Outdated that's all... You may love them but that's a fact, they are ages behind others... And even if their bikes have their own geometry, it remains a single pivot linked directly with the shock.... and I guarantee that this is not efficient, there's a reason why it isn't used anymore in any kind of transport requiring a suspension... At least the service on those bikes are easy.
  • 9 1
 On the upside, it's amazing what people are building out of scrap metal and erector sets these days
  • 16 1
 @Scotj009 while the, dont judge a book by its cover thing is true for most people it is not so for me. see im an avid consumer of pornographic magazines and one day I came to the usual corner store and all the magazines were inside plastic sleeves. I went to rakesh on the counter and he said:

"no look judge by cover"

so i said: "but how im I gonna know if they have the stuff im into"

and he said: "no look judge by cover."

so for the past three years I have became excelent at judging pornographic magazines by its cover I know we are talking about bikes but they are practically the same thing.
  • 3 2
 @Scotj009 and this is their biggest innovation since 2000. Oh, maybe they slacken some angles of their frames from late nineties a bit and changed shock position.
Still better love story than boost
  • 5 2
 I have had lots of single pivot bikes - some ruled and some were bad. Ive also had lots of multi pivot bikes - some ruled and some were bad. Ive ridden an Orange 322 and it ruled. Sure, it looks a little dated compared to some other bikes out there, but hell if i can rail everything harder than on another bike, and do it without basically ever having to maintain then im sold!
  • 4 0
 Steve Jones at Dirt seems to have a hard-on for Orange, and for better or worse, his opinion carries a lot of weight. To me, it looks like Santa Cruz Bullitt or Super 8, depending on the day. I can't imagine it rides much better, which probably isn't bad given how good today's shocks are. That said, hard to believe there aren't a load of bikes that ride a hell of a lot better.
  • 4 2
 @krashDH85 Now that's some resourceful thinking. Bike shops should just bundle a box of bags with every bike sale. No Orange owner should be without them!
  • 4 0
 It may be old but I wouldn't say outdated, if a design works why change it. The orange seems to be fine for the orange world racing guys and it's definitely fine for me, if I got a different bike with the same spec I don't think I would be any faster
  • 2 1
 No seriously it is
  • 3 1
 @fercho25 That was one of the funniest things I've read on here in a while.
  • 4 3
 There are so many bikes out there that will be better then the orange and so many travel be worse. But the thing is we have a choice. And it's ugly. So I just don't understand that as a company why even bother making a bike that is ugly. Because you will easily be limiting your sales on looks. And that goes back to the choices part. U can can have a good looking frame that rides well. Or u can have an ugly frames that rides well. I'm 100 percent sure the sales figures on the orange frame will show it's ugly ugly ugly. And will never be given a chance. Unless it completely dominates every DH race it's in, then and only then will it be a good bike. But still ugly.
  • 5 1
 All you saying single pivot is out dated and saying it unefficient, can you remind me where Jacob Dickson finished?
  • 3 1
 @Crush12 We don't have anything against single pivot, it's ok, but Orange bikes haven't changed at all since Peaty went to Santa Cruz. Still ugly (but they looked awesome... 15 yrs ago) maybe slacken a bit, split in the downtube added... As whole industry trying new ideas, sometimes stupid, it's still a progress. Orange doesn't move forward, either they were a big player in the game and had all the possibilities to push whole industry around 2005-2007, they did nothing.
Also, look at the pivot location- forward wheel path. I don't think placing it here is a good idea. Still no linkage to tune the spring curve, also decreasing stiffness.
If You'd put Jacob Dickinson on V10, Demo, Gambler or sth, gave him time to get familiar with new machine, you will probably see him on higher spot. Gwin won without a chain... it's more about the rider than the bike, but good machine helps a lot Smile
  • 1 1
 Yeah my comment was aimed more towards aonal
  • 2 1
 @dzenyy amen to that!
  • 13 2
 Great idea on the Hope rear hub. Maybe someone will take the same spacing of 11 speed, use 7 gears with the same 11-42t range, and build a wider flanged hub. In my opinion, this would be the best thing to come out of all the R&D for 11 speed. I don't need 11 gears, but I do want an 11-42t range and a stiffer rear wheel. Maybe this could help keep some of the new axle standards at bay.....
  • 6 4
 Its not exactly a new idea. Planetary gearbox hubs like Rohloff contain the whole freewheel mechanism inside the shell and shimano had a very successful clutch drive hub about 17 years ago which did a similar thing, but it was before disc brakes took off and they couldn't get the weight lower so they abandoned it. It only got used on their city bike groups and middle range mtb groups. As to "new" axle standards... yeah like that won't cause people here to lose their shit.
  • 1 0
 @deeeight - I hear you on the internal gearing and I'm all too familiar with Rohloffs (installed and maintained one on a customers' bike a few years ago), I'm just talking about freehub ratchets being moved inboard (inside the hub shell) and moving the flange out as opposed to adding spacers with 7 speed DH cassettes on a standard 150mm hub. It's wasted space between the largest cog and the drive side hub flange. I know Atomlab is making wider hub flanges with a 7 speed specific freehub. I guess the only missing piece of the puzzle is a 7 speed cassette that covers the 11-42t range and a 12x142 hub for my bike. Based on that, you really wouldn't need to move the freehub ratches further inboard unless you were using some sort of clutch design or a revised DT Swiss star ratchet system.
  • 1 0
 Problem there is that actual racers are fickle folk.. and the jumps from gear to gear would be enormous and not exactly the most reliable shifting. It would make more sense to just develop better (ie cheaper & lighter) internal gear hubs and dispense with everything external other than a chain tensioner. Quick even spaced gear math would say...11-16-21-26-31-36-42. So there you have one 6T jump at the end and five 5T jumps. To do that though, in order to get the upper pulley to track the increasing cog diameters in the roughly 2/3 the space it already does will require a new derailleur design to be worked out with new parallelogram geometry. And likely also a new rear shifter also with different cable pull. But WHY go to the effort? How many downhill racers try and pedal their bikes up the course instead of using the chair lift or a vehicle shuttle ? And the price tag for all that R&D for a market segment that's less than a tenth of a percent of the mountain bike world ? Its easily going to be a $2k drivetrain. A 150mm spaced Rohloff would cost less and could be shifted while sitting at the start line. Rohloff already offers a 170mm model for fat bikes so they'd surely have the skill to do a hub in between that and their standard 135mm spaced model.
  • 1 0
 Yeah realistically if a rohloff or other IGH could get anywhere in the ballpark of existing hub/cassette/RD systems, I think it'd be a no-brainer. All the attributes the gearbox crowd are always screaming about, but in a universal platform that works with any bike. I'd ride it.
  • 4 0
 @deeeight Good point, and yes the gear jumps would be large, but I'm not worried about it for a DH bike, I'm thinking about it for a trail bike. The current setup is already solid for a DH bike. I would ride a Rohloff all day if they weren't so heavy and if there were more options for rear spacing (I won't bring up the negatives of grip shift because it is the easiest way for the design to work). I would prefer a gearbox over all these options, but it doesn't seem like the industry is heading that direction fast enough.

My whole point is that I would easily give up fine tuning of gear ratios and a few extra gear options in order to have a stiffer rear wheel. I already have a 6 tooth jump from a 36t to 42t OneUp and it shifts just fine. Use the same ramps and build an entire cassette that way, but the main problem is that the rear der. would have to be redesigned. This could be a lighter and stiffer design that I think a lot of people would be into. I hear complaints about having too many gears, but I never hear complaints about not having enough gears, yet the industry is continually pushing for more gears and finer adjustments in ratios.

If Rohloff made a trigger shifter with more crisp indexing than the current grip shifter and a 142mm spaced hub that didn't require homemade adapters to fit my frame and that was within 0.5 lbs of my current setup, I would buy it right now. Maybe someone from Rohloff is reading this discussion.
  • 3 0
 Nobody notice the French dude who placed 15th at Fort Bill on a Effigear equipped belt-drive Nicolai Ion20? He runs only 6 gears in the gearbox but it can be setup with 10...

www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-Leogang-World-Cup-Downhill,9054/Benoit-Coulanges-Nicolai-ION-20-EffiGear-Belt-Drive-World-Cup-DH-Bike,93075/sspomer,2
  • 12 1
 I like the look of that ghost.
  • 8 2
 Straight tubes need to make a comeback.
  • 12 2
 Had an Orange in the past, fast ,simple and reliable machine. And the thing I like the most - handmade in Britain.
  • 4 4
 Hand made in britain probably puts me off more than the looks Wink

I really do hate how school project it lookss, even if they are only half an hour from my house i doubt i'd consider another orange bike.

My 222 was super reliable though Smile
  • 10 0
 Jacob Dickson's chain is a bit slack..
  • 9 0
 I've searched every Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us in my area and can't find the Orange bike anywhere?!
  • 4 0
 You were looking in the wrong places. Might want to try your local plant hire.
  • 2 0
 yeah i heard travis perkins now stock them
  • 1 0
 99 Cents Only has plenty of them in stock.
  • 8 0
 Didn't know Keswick had moved to Yorkshire!
  • 3 0
 Keswick realised that yorkshire is the best place to live.
  • 1 0
 I'll let you fight Brayton about that one!!
  • 1 0
 No need to fight, we know we're right Wink
  • 7 1
 As a fellow Cumbrian, I feel it is my duty to point out that Brayton ain't from dirty Yorkshire...
  • 7 0
 Sorry, that's a yellow 324. Ba dum tsss.
  • 5 1
 sooo the official specialized team with Gwin and Brosnan do have the last demo while Brayton is still with an oldschool bike ?
  • 7 1
 "oldschool" but still looking sexier for me
  • 6 0
 I assumed because Brayton is not on the "factory" specialized team.
  • 6 2
 Orange bikes always look like they can take the hardest beating of them all... just sayin'...
  • 9 2
 I don't know why I think this, but to me they always look like they'd ride all clapped out.
  • 4 4
 If you can stand to get within 30 feet of it...
  • 7 4
 It is so heavy that it has increased the pull of gravity near it causing the chain to sag!
  • 2 0
 Mines quite light
  • 6 2
 I thought the ghost was not really good looking compared to the LP. Then the Orange appeared ..
  • 1 2
 hopefully the ghost makes up for it in performance. and hopefully the orange is never seen again.
  • 2 0
 Nothing really "new" about that Renthal stem. It's been floating around for a couple years now and has just become available for sale at Chain Reaction and Bike Bling....Renthal Integra 2
  • 1 0
 I know, that's the second time I've seen it listed as 'new' or 'prototype'. I can order one from BTI right now!
  • 1 0
 Yea the Orange does look like a piece of farming equipment but hay it is made by northerners for northerners and i think they only get an hr or 2 of sunlight a day up there anyway. Should have painted it orange then it would have looked like most of the girls up there 2!
  • 1 0
 Somebody needs to start making rear mud guards to protect the BB pivot. There's plenty of people making cheap from guards but hardly any rear ones that don't look ridiculous. Been looking for one for ages with no success.
  • 8 5
 The metal made Orange gets my vote all day long. Ace looking bike...long live aluminium.
  • 2 0
 the more I look at the ghost, the more I want to try it. the more I look at the orange, the more I want to snap it and put it in the bin Frown
  • 5 1
 Is that Orange 324 a bike or a Tonka truck?
  • 1 0
 The Ghost Prototype looks so clean but at the same time I feel like those thin straight tubes are going to snap if ridden hard enough. But that Scott and Demo though!!! Sick as heck!
  • 3 0
 I thought Brayton was from the Lakes District?
  • 1 0
 Yes very true keswick
  • 2 1
 Curious why D-Hart's ride is there in the pits, getting wrenched on, yet he isn't riding? or is he just sitting out training?
  • 2 0
 His bike is probably in the pit for marketing and advertising. He gets paid to race well and attract attention the the equipment he rides. His sponsors must love that even when he is hurt and not riding their bike and parts are still getting notoriety.
  • 3 0
 He tried to ride, but after one practice run said that he was in to much pain. He just wants to get back to full health and not do any more damage.
  • 2 0
 internal injuries from fort william? what happend to him?
  • 2 0
 @nismo325 massive hematoma on his hip, draining blood into his sack, apparently. sounds like the worst thing ever
  • 1 0
 @steezysam wow, that sounds horrible haha thanks for the info
  • 2 0
 What happened to Neko last round? I don't remember seeing him on Red Bulls coverage
  • 1 0
 good question..
  • 3 1
 Nice blast from the past! 2005 Orange 223 still killing it...oh wait...that says 324.
  • 1 0
 That Renthal Integra 2 stem is available now. I got one recently.

instagram.com/p/3WiG0piyhj
  • 1 0
 Anyone else find it weird that danny hart had his own signature SRAM but is running renthals?
  • 2 0
 New team, new sponsorship deals. Pretty sure i read somewhere that his renthals are custom too
  • 1 0
 Buy if you go to the SRAM website they still show his signature bar. I would have though he would either be riding his bars or SRAM would stop advertising them.
  • 1 0
 @sino428 It's probably cause they have contracted a factory to make a certain amount of the bars or they still have stock of them left and as soon as they finish making them and selling them off they'll take it down.
  • 1 0
 @sangueangelos it's an odd situation for sure. I wouldn't expect them to stop selling any stock they have currently produced, but this wasn't on the SRAM site where you can buy them. This was on their product page, with a picture of Danny and says things like "our athlete" in the description. Once a deal runs out that kind of thing usually stops. There is a difference between liquidation stock of a product and actively using the guy in advertising the product. I've never seen anything like that before.
  • 2 0
 Why is Brayton still on an aluminium demo?
  • 1 0
 Shimano..please come out with those slimmer DX pedals already..nothing more to change besides the resin cage. Thank you!
  • 1 0
 Well Shimano is currently designing and refining a new set of DH specific clipless pedals. Sam Dale is currently riding the prototype
  • 1 0
 doing a shock change on that scott must be about as difficult as doing open brain sugary after 4 red bulls!
  • 1 0
 open brain sugary?
  • 1 0
 looks fairly simple actually. 4 bolts and the shock is off, more complicated than it should be, but its not difficult by any means.
  • 2 0
 That demo is a monster!
  • 1 0
 Neko going all air...hmmm....
  • 7 6
 The Ghost looks like a bike from 10 years ago...
  • 8 1
 I kinda like it. Very simple and minimalist
  • 10 2
 and the orange from 20 years ago lol
  • 1 4
 Downhill bikes didn't exist 20 years ago did they?
  • 3 0
 Yep they did. Gt lts dh was around in 95
  • 3 0
 @rutsmtb Then what the f*ck was I watching back as a child in 94? Engineless motocross?
  • 3 2
 That Ghost Prototype looks very crude.
  • 1 0
 Well it is a Prototype. But to me it actually looks very clean and minimalistic.
  • 3 2
 CHAIN TENSION ( orange bike)
  • 1 0
 Is Braytons Boxxer cartridge something special?
  • 2 0
 He's running an Ohlins cartridge I'm fairly sure?
  • 2 0
 Ooh. Shiny!
  • 1 0
 Brayton is a 'Yorkshire lad' try cumbrian...
  • 1 0
 I'd ride that GHOST! Looks solid.
  • 1 0
 Looks it can handle a humvee running over it and still be rideable in Rampage
  • 1 0
 that has to be one of the smartest demos I've seen in a while
  • 1 0
 compared with the new carbon bikes that orange looks like a tank
  • 2 0
 Seems like it could take a beating too. Like a tank
  • 2 0
 I HOPE i get that bike
  • 1 0
 What's the reasoning for the wire on the grips?
  • 2 0
 So they don't spin if they get moisture under there/ they don't get moisture under there.
  • 1 0
 They should run lock ons then
  • 1 0
 Wire is old school from moto. But it's lighter and u can run wider grips. Because u don't need space for the lock rings.
  • 1 0
 Some thing about the straight lines on that Ghost. Very appealing !
  • 1 0
 26" and alu frame ! I love this guy.
  • 1 0
 The dirt/orange looks ghetto af
  • 1 1
 Not a fan of the red spring on the saracen, reminds me of a romic...
  • 1 1
 How very dare they he's lives in blinkin keswick CUMBRIA!!!!!
  • 1 1
 The Demo 8 is a bikeporn !
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