12 Downhill Bikes From Hardline 2019

Sep 13, 2019
by Tristan Tinn  
First up is Gee's P9.0 Prototype Atherton Downhill Bike, set up with a 29" front wheel and a 27.5" rear wheel. Full bike check to come

Laurie Greenland/s World Champs Mondraker Summum, also a mullet.

Speaking to Greenland and his mechanic before practice it sounds likely he will be making a few changes to the bike to adapt to such a harsh track. They were planning to slow the HSR and LSR by a click, increase tire pressures from 25//27psi up to 27//30psi. Greenland runs a size large, with a -2 deg headset cup and ecccentric BB to lower it back to normal after fitting a 29" front wheel. Other details include a 760mm bar and offset shock bushings.

Thinking of you Bulldog.

All the velcro.

Kade Edward's Trek from earlier in the season.

Kade's mechanic Sam is planning to add some HSC and a few extra psi in his tires, up to a 10% increase, for Kade to take on Hardline. Generally Kade isn't picky about his ride and tends not to change much throughout the season. Kade didn't run inserts today but did fall foul to a couple of flats - non schralp related. Kade also runs a 760mm bar.

Matt Jones' Marin Alpine Trail, this bike didn't see much action today with Matt riding his DJ bike just as much!

Joe Smith's Propain Rage 29

Joe is planning on running more compression and an extra 5psi in his fork for the track. He always runs a F*ck Flats insert in the rear with usual pressures of 23/28 psi. He may up the pressures to 25/30 psi this weekend. His bike also runs a custom EXT shock with its hydraulic bottom out function wound on fully, 220mm rotors and a reduced offset crown.

Bernard Kerr's Pivot

Oscar Harnstrom's Intense M29

Brendan Fairclough's World Champs Scott Gambler

Joel Anderson's Specialized Demo

Florent Payet's Scott Gambler

Matt Walker's (NZ) super snazzy World Champs bike

Dave McMillan's Specialized Demo

Catch Red Bull Hardline Qualifying Live tomorrow HERE at 14:00 GMT


  • 42 0
 Gambler may have just replaced the session as the benchmark for a good looking dh bike.
  • 3 1
 That's because the Gambler is a Session
  • 38 2
 I can't believe Matt Jones is on an enduro bike. Savage
  • 8 72
flag lehott (Sep 13, 2019 at 21:25) (Below Threshold)
 I fucking watch his youtube channel
  • 44 4
 @lehott: No need to swear, bro.
  • 26 2
 Enduro bike? Dude he was sending some of the features on a DJ. His balls move at light speed, because they have infinite mass.
  • 16 2
 Weird camera anglea - so many of the bikes look like their wheels are oval. Or maybe i have had a few too many friday night beers....
  • 2 0
 Nope, awkward setup for sure. Redbull sign centered straight in the background would have helped.
  • 15 2
 It's not the camera (or beers)... They are actually oval now after landing from 50' up off of that hip! That thing is massive!
  • 4 2
 It shows off the frame better imo.
  • 5 0
 There was a period of time where I was applying Velcro to chain stays. It worked great, but turns out taking it off a year later was a MASSIVE disaster! I wouldn't recommend it.
  • 1 0
 Get the double sided stuff, no need for adhesive
  • 6 0
 Tape your CS first then apply velcro.
  • 8 0
 Really liking the pivot bikes at the moment,so niiiice!
  • 8 1
 I too am impressed with Matt Jones rocking a 29" trail bike with eewings cranks amongst actual DH bikes.
  • 7 0
 Gambler looks really ggod
  • 2 1
 Agree (except for the color). Simple, clean lines. Way better looking than their prior design.
  • 5 0
 Anyone know why Brendog is running taped off Saints instead of the TRP ones from the sticker on his chainstay?
  • 3 0
 For being the biggest fella on the circuit, Flo Payet is brave running what looks like trail calipers.
  • 2 0
 Probably the same setup as a few of the Scott riders have been running, Formula Cura 2 piston calipers with taped logos paired to the TRP levers.
  • 2 0
 Laurie's summum... 29er front wheel on a 650 bike (slackens the HA). Then another -2 with an offset headset. What must the HA of that thing be?
  • 5 0
  • 4 0
 @jaame: 58.99
  • 3 0
 Matt Jones wildin
  • 1 0
 Good luck with your trail bike mate, I mean credit to him if he finishes the race unscathed or on the podium.
  • 2 0
 Dave McMillans rig please
  • 1 0
 I'd hate to be one of those bikes, their gonna get some! Looking forward to some great racing.
  • 2 0
 None of these bikes has enough room for a water bottle. We're done here.
  • 1 0
 Interesting to see so many sets of flat pedals - course asks for them I guess!
  • 3 1
 Sick robot bike
  • 1 0
 Joe Smith's Propain for me.
  • 1 0
 Stay healthy you gravity Junkies!
  • 1 0
 Love the look of the new demo and gambler Drool
  • 1 0
 the new Scott Gambler looks more like a session than a Trek Session.
  • 1 0
 Is Gee running a Bontrager rear tire?
  • 1 0
 That first Session prototype is sick!
  • 5 5
 demo's are just plain ugly
  • 1 0
 Good Year in the mix ya!
  • 9 11
 Black and white stickers on the midlife crisis orange fork... why?
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 why not'
  • 6 9
 Funny how the worst looking bike is that glued together Atherton Bike.
  • 2 4
 Agreed. I’ve seen better DIY in the shed carbon MTBs and Roadies
  • 3 4
 Na Bernards pivot looks worse

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