Video: RAAW Releases Yalla DH Frame

Feb 8, 2023 at 0:17
by RAAW Mountain Bikes  


PRESS RELEASE: RAAW Mountain Bikes

Product development can be attacked from a few different angles. For some, the direction comes from focus groups. For others it comes from developing the best product that aligns with the trends at that time. But for us, we’ve always just gone about developing a bike that we’d want to ride, that we’re stoked about and will prop against the TV stand to savour it just that little longer before it gets covered in mud.

Developing a DH bike has been a seed in the minds of us at RAAW since almost day one. We grew up absorbing the bikes and culture of DH racing. Many years later, we still see it as the most exciting expression of mountain biking. And even in the small world of DH, there are so many different expressions of what a DH should be.

But for us, performance and adjustability, all wrapped up in a durable package, is how we see a downhill bike. So we set to it, developing our own DH bike with those drivers in mind. And after over a year of riding, racing and tinkering, we're over the moon to finally release the culmination of our DH Project - the RAAW Yalla!


RAAW Yalla





Race Proven

The RAAW Yalla! is a bike built for sending it down the Champéry World Cup track, a place that we hold very close to our hearts. There’s no messing around there, no fuzziness in the intended use. Every decision in the bike followed that crystal clear idea and results in a bike fit for tackling one of the most demanding courses to be raced on, again and again.

And while not World Cup racers ourselves, we knew that developing a bike fit for tackling the wild World Cup track in Champéry could have what it takes to compete at the highest level of downhill racing. And that a lot of the philosophies that we live by at RAAW, like durability and being easy to work on, would also lend themselves well to a racing environment.

RAAW Yalla
RAAW Yalla

RAAW Yalla

RAAW Yalla
RAAW Yalla

2022 was a year full of learning as we embarked on our first year of World Cup racing. But in just our second race at Fort William the Yalla! not only qualified for the finals but came away with 23rd place under Luke Williamson. His wild run was the stamp of approval that the Yalla! is instilled with the speed to be right up there with the best.

And throughout a whole season of relentlessly challenging tracks it continued to solidly perform where many others fell apart. Durability is a huge part of RAAW, and to have frames that can take a beating like that all season long and come back asking for more takes away a lot of the worries that a racer, or just rider, might have in their equipment.

Race and ride the Yalla! hard, put it away dirty and do the same thing next weekend. It’s not made of sugar.



Adjustability - A Toolbox for the Rider

The RAAW Yalla! is designed around our toolbox concept. While a DH bike is a very focussed tool for a specific job, sometimes that job can change. Different riders and racers jump on board, the tracks vary from race to race and conditions can change at the flick of a switch. So, having a toolbox to delve into to meet all those demands is useful to have when you’re up at the ragged edge and still pushing for fractions of a second or for the maximum thrill.

That said, if you’re not into tinkering, then no worries at all. The middle settings of each adjustment option, which the frame comes delivered in, are something that we thought long and hard about. You can leave it there and never worry about it, instead just focussing on the riding. And the simplicity and solidness of the adjustment parts mean that they will just go about their job silently.

RAAW Yalla

RAAW Yalla
RAAW Yalla

But, we have endeavoured to make sure that the Yalla’s adjustability is simple to use, so that anyone can do it. After all, if an adjustment is easy to change then it encourages more people to use it and play around.

We encourage you to experiment with the adjustments and learn what works best for you in your terrain. None of the extremes of the adjustments will make the bike unrideable, and if you learn along the way how different adjustments change the bike feel then you’ll be better equipped in the future to turn a bike into your bike.



Geometry & Suspension

RAAW Yalla

The Yalla! comes in three different sizes from M to XL, all with 29” wheels front and rear. The three sizes cover riders from 167 to 199 cm and are equipped with a great number of adjustments to find perfect setups for different tracks, conditions and riding styles.

The riding position on the Yalla! is roomy and very similar to that of the Madonna, with an identical reach for the same sizes. This firstly results in a very familiar position between the same sized Yalla! and Madonna and makes you feel at home on the bike as soon as you jump aboard.

We’re big fans of low bottom brackets and our bikes attribute a bunch of their characters to this. This love is carried through to the Yalla, with the BB dropping 26.5mm, giving a BB height of around 345mm. This came from extensive real world tyre measuring as well as tying it into our supportive suspension design, meaning that you have a dynamic position in the bike, rather than perched atop it, and bringing stability and confidence when cornering hard.

We didn’t just choose the same suspension design as the Madonna and Jibb to look the same, but it did come from all the same reasons as why we chose it for them too.

The four bar layout gives us the freedom to manipulate the suspension characteristics, the long link lengths give naturally favourable curves, production tolerances have less of an effect when going from 3D models to the real world, and the layout is efficient on material while being naturally stiff. This layout does exactly the job in hand in the simplest and most efficient way possible.

The Yalla! has 198 mm of predictable travel, avoiding really high leverage ratios and progression amounts to strike a wonderful balance between suppleness and support. It also avoids pushing anyone into a corner with their setup, instead creating a usable range of shock adjustments and plays well with both air and coil shocks.

A nice dollop of anti-squat means a direct and driven feel when you push on the pedals and accelerate, and it’s delivered in the travel zone that you’re most likely to be pedalling a DH bike in. The suspension offers the same direct feel in all gears and is designed around today's common 34T chainring.

The influence of braking is designed to be very constant giving a predictable balance between combating the effects of load transfer when braking and remaining active in the suspension feel. This characteristic remains the same no matter the lower shock mount you choose, keeping the number of things to think about to a minimum when adapting your bike to the track and conditions.



Frame Details

Durability is at the core of RAAW. We want bikes that can be ridden hard and put away dirty and that will last year after year or owner after owner. We choose aluminium not just for its recyclability, but that it’s a wonderful material that can be formed, forged and machined into shapes that fit the purpose of a DH bike so well.

While the Yalla! is as durable as we can make it, it’s inevitable that at some point you’ll need to give it some TLC. For that reason, we wanted the Yalla! to be as easy to work on as possible for the home mechanics out there as well as the World Cup mechanics. Cable routing is external, you only need a few common tools to completely strip the bike and you don’t need four pairs of hands and a degree to put it back together.

The areas of the frame that will see an onslaught of mud have been designed in a way to leave few anchors. The back of the seat tube and chainstay bridge is as close to one vertical surface as possible. Forgings are hollowed out from the inside, leaving no hidden pockets. And the seatstay bridge is knife-like to cut through the spray from the rear wheel.

RAAW Yalla
RAAW Yalla

RAAW Yalla

RAAW Yalla
RAAW Yalla

To protect the frame, we've got stick-on soft rubber protection pieces on the underside of the downtube, covering the edges of the tube, chainstay protector, which is also ribbed to silence chain slap, and on the inside of the seatstay. We also offer a stick on guard for the upper end of the down tube, protecting when shuttling with the Yalla! or if your local lift hooks under the frame.

With the addition of nine tenths of naff all weight, why not have some added storage for some spares or a banana on your DH bike? If you don’t want it, no worries, it’s nicely hidden away out of sight. All gear straps fit and maybe even the odd data acquisition system too with a nice 3D printed bracket.

All external routing makes working on the bike a doddle, especially in a rush at a race, while keeping the cables secure, tidy and not looking like a bird’s nest. The upper cable guides on the main frame double up as the fork bumpers and are designed to provide protection for all the range of different fork offsets available today.

And as much as possible, hardware is shared with the Madonna and Jibb. This makes it easier for you to keep spares between bikes and get hold of replaceable parts when the time comes for some maintenance.



Options, Pricing & Availability

RAAW Yalla
RAAW Yalla

The Yalla! is in stock and available to purchase as a framekit right away. The framekit without shock, including rear wheel axle, headset and all hardware is available for €2,990 in the EU and for $2,690 US / $3,611 CAD / 2,495 CHF / £2,244 outside of the EU. Shock options from Öhlins are in stock and Fox options will ship at the end of March.

Pricing in the EU will depend on the VAT rate in your country, and pricing outside of the EU will depend on exchange rates.





For more information about the Yalla! and our other bikes, the Madonna and Jibb, visit raawmtb.com.

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159 Comments
  • 139 15
 Waiting for the allah akbar version
  • 22 4
 Yallah yakbar! Love me some Raaw!
  • 116 2
 That would be a great bang for your buck
  • 37 4
 Aloha snackbar
  • 11 0
 That's the E-bike with the bafang motor and battery.
  • 5 13
flag Lanebobane (Feb 9, 2023 at 8:17) (Below Threshold)
 Might be getting a _tad_ close to idolatry with that name. I would be interested to see if depicting Muhammed as a bike counts though.
  • 6 7
 Profiling someone to a religion because of how they dress is maybe a bit too RAAW. Sorry . . . had to.
  • 3 0
 @nsmithbmx: Maybe it's because I just got back from Maui, but I laughed way harder than I should have when I read that.
  • 11 0
 "Yalla" is an anglicized version of an Arabic phrase for "let's go!" so I think this is the one to ride Smile
  • 11 17
flag Rainozeros (Feb 9, 2023 at 11:19) (Below Threshold)
 So that is your first connotation when hearing one Arabic word? Ignorance might create a laugh here and there but it sure is a poor way to do so.
  • 2 1
 Yalla Raawbar! I like this frame!
  • 4 9
flag gabriel-mission9 (Feb 10, 2023 at 3:15) (Below Threshold)
 @Rainozeros: Truth. Sadly 25 years of brainwashing is hard to shake
  • 8 1
 the one that comes with a Marzocchi bomber?
  • 123 1
 what the f*ck did i just watch
  • 46 18
 Sorry but this is just a useless waste of time... Im open to unconventional ideas but this video is neither funny nor helpfull..
  • 40 4
 Yeah that was the stupidest bike launch video I've ever seen.
  • 48 0
 Maybe a video that's low key fvcking with YT and others who make weird/extravagant launch videos? Only explanation I could come up with.
  • 24 0
 Honestly, I'm impressed that an inanimate object, such as this mountain bike designed for downhill trails, has the ability to viciously murder an innocent sheep.
  • 13 0
 @jptothetree: this bike is the black sheep murdering all the status qoe white sheep bikes. Super weird video. Marketing staff went a little beyond microsdosing with their creative enhancement on this one.
  • 4 0
 someone really needs to pay M knight shamalama-ding-dong to stop making movies...
  • 1 0
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  • 1 0
 @Eatsdirt: Lowkey, or......straight up in the key of Yalla! lmao
  • 3 0
 Could use a bit of editing. Super non eventful storyline dragged out for 5 minutes. Also might have worked better had the bike actually been breaking the mold, which this one doesn’t.
  • 1 1
 A tribal video. Only the local tribe can appreciate.
  • 4 0
 if I could put in a video all the things I don't think about when mountain biking, it would be exactly this video. I want my 4 minutes back.
  • 2 0
 The biggest YT trolling ever
  • 1 0
 @jptothetree: Maybe it was trying a manual & hop but tagged the chainring.
  • 1 0
 I enjoyed
  • 1 0
 @Chridel: agree. horrible.
  • 34 1
 Product development can be attacked from a few different angles. For some, the direction comes from focus groups. For others it comes from developing the best product that aligns with the trends at that time. But for us, we’ve always just gone straight to the Pinkbike comments section.
  • 36 1
 Ah hang on. 3 grand for a frame with no shock? WTF!
  • 2 0
 TBH, the price appears to include EU VAT. Being in Norway (no EU VAT) and looking at the price on their website, I get around 2500 euros. A little under 400 euros more than what I paid for a shockless Madonna. I know I would definitely buy a Madonna again without a second thought. But I won’t have to, it is built like a tank.
  • 15 2
 @st-lupo: 3k for an aluminium frame with no shock is a rip off no matter what
  • 2 0
 @st-lupo: $2759 for the US
  • 4 0
 @VelkePivo: $3600 CAD and you add the price of a shock and everything else.... you're at the same price or more than the carbon frames you can get from Rocky Mountain, Specialized, etc! I really prefer aluminium frame for many reasons but one of those is the cheaper price! Jesus!
  • 2 0
 @Timo82: Yeah, I was unpleasantly surprised when I saw the price.
  • 1 0
 @agrohardtail someone has to pay for those sheep!
  • 27 1
 Nice frame but - 2000.- for a frame made in Italy by MDE, around 2500.- for a frame made Germany by Nicolai and the Raaw 3000.- for one from Taiwan all of them aluminum ????
The first two seem to come from third world countries with low wage production.....
  • 3 1
 I checked on Nicolai’s site and the ion G19 with the same accessories as the Yalla, and no shock comes out to 2919 euros (including 19% VAT). Sooo, not as big of a difference as what you are showing. Sure, made it n Taiwan might not have the same bling as made in Germany, but have you compared those welds?
  • 4 2
 @st-lupo: compare welds and nicolai wins. they are the best by far. but does it matter. no
the raaw is great, i prefer the madonna to any nicolai
  • 21 2
 I think it's time marketing divisions worldwide took some unpaid leave. Would spare us from countless unnecessary campaigns and drop prices for stuff, maybe even back to an acceptable level.
  • 1 0
 I would be interested to see what a brand like Specialized spends on some of their videos. And how much that adds to the cost of each bike of the respective model.
I get brands need to get their product out there but some of these videos are bordering on silly and/or wasteful.
  • 1 0
 @zyoungson: Their videos are expensive. But you can't just look at a line item on a sheet and see the value of what they're doing.

Specialized doesn't do launch videos for every make model they produce. They do it when they do something big. So instead of spreading the money around to a million places so they can check 65 small boxes, they check a few big ones every year>

Then you have to go like this....
Pinkbike views x X
VitalMTB views x X
All other sites x X
Specialized social media impact x X
Specialized website ticks x X

So each one of those impressions gets divided by the spend and you get an impact per dollar and then look at conversion rates. Which for specialized are higher than most.

Just for an example of dollars spent vs. impact....

Raaw has an instagram following of 24,000
Specialized has nearly 2.4 million just between it's corporate channel and MTB channel.

So JUST on Instagram you have an x10 reach impact on their efforts.

But long and the short of it.... I bet those YT and specialized videos were WELL into the 6 figures.

As for what it adds to the cost of the bike.... nothing. Marketing budgets for companies like Specialized are determined on a percentage of profits basis. So those marketing dollars are getting spent either way, it's just how you choose to spend it and they generally speaking do a pretty good job. YT does too.
  • 17 1
 I love RAAW, but seriously, this is really poor marketing and IMHO not a great video at all. Come on guys, you can do better than this. Stick to the bikes, they are awesome!
  • 6 0
 To be fair, it was done by foolhouse media and a quick review of their work shows much the same drivel. Forced narrative for creativity sake that undermines the 'why'. Sorry to judge, but RAAW needs an agency and some applied market intelligence, not a boutique production shop, because this is what you get.
  • 7 0
 i thouht the video was utter brilliance i mean anyone that can literally take 4 minutes of crap europen tv outlining the life of joseph and then use their macbook pro to cut to a bike shot for 10 seconds and then get paid is setting a whole level of mastery of their trade
  • 14 0
 Well, if you're into videos where bikes are being ridden - this isn't one of those.
  • 15 2
 crazy idea- what if bike companies saved the video production money and invested it in more development or to lower the cost of their products
  • 1 1
 Especially when the result is as lame, useless and forgettable as that was...wow. The rest of the launch article is great, very good info and seems like an awesome bike. That video though...
  • 13 1
 Do you remember when 3k€ was the price of a a full-equipped (not high-end, but let's say "confortably equipped") DH rig ?
  • 14 0
 Yalla Yalla bill ya'll
  • 4 0
 always appreciate a wu tang reference.
  • 7 0
 Holy crap, that’s the worst advertising video i think I’ve ever seen! Good job Raaw. 5 mins of dude hanging out with sheep…
  • 6 1
 The launch video leads me to believe that you have to feed this bike a steady diet of sheep to keep it running? I don't know if that's better or worse than headset cable routing.
  • 10 2
 Beautifully bike but.... 29 is dead
  • 6 0
 Especially in a medium, a mullet is a must and I'd go as far for DH in a small a mini mullet is better.
  • 4 0
 @bat-fastard: mini mullet is the future
  • 3 0
 @bat-fastard: mini mullet for all sizes plllls
Big bike jumps are nice
  • 2 0
 @luckynugget: I'm loving my mini mullet high pivot old skool dh.. I have a mullet e-enduro and find in twisty stuff you really have to work and setup the wagon wheel for corners but the mini mullet you just chuck it in sideways lol
  • 2 0
 @bat-fastard: hell yeah. After 2 years on regular mullets I finally am building up a 26/27.5 S2 status, so stoked. Hopefully if the cash is there for the same on a DH this summer.
I don't hate the 29/27.5 its awesome for tech but don't really like the wagon wheel on jumps
  • 1 0
 The Prophecy CAN NOT be stopped
  • 8 0
 Yalla crazy for this one
  • 7 0
 YOLO, would've made more marketing sense at this price point.
  • 4 1
 I was hoping they would name the dh bike something more in line with the madonna, like another 90s pop star, or even county or hip hop, or really metal (wich is what I really wanted). Lemmy was German. Maybe the raaw lemme?
I will say their bikes are awesome. I have a new madonna and absolutely love it.
  • 9 0
 Don't know about the German Lemmy. But the British Lemmy was awsome.
  • 3 2
 @Hakkapelitta: I always thought he was German for some reason. But ya I guess I should have Googled that before I assumed.
Maybe it was he fascination with German War memorabilia and the Iron cross I guess that made me think that
  • 6 0
 For what it's worth the name stems from the Madonna de la gardia trail in final ligure, which is cool. It also simply has a good ring to it. Jibb.... yalla... not so much
  • 2 1
 @trippleacht: I know, but it's still madonna. They couldn't have not thought about that when they named the bike. My madonna has a pretty cool madonna sticker overlay on The head tube. I couldn't not doit
  • 3 0
 After living five years in the UAE, the word Yalla really got part of our family vocabulary. 2 years since we have left but we still use it every one in a while. Fore sure the usge frequency increases in the mornings, when i'm yelling with my son to move his sorry as to school in time. Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Small german company who wants to do things differently. They stick to their believes and not what the market dictates. Same with the video. The actor is also a rider they sponsor. So stop
Bitching around the launchvideo nor the price of the frame. (Watch the tuto) The concept of this bike will suit any privateer racer who wants to have a bike where longlivity, adjustabiity and easy to maintain is key. No need of huge fancy trucks, pits, mechanics and prototype spare parts to make you going. Best bikebrand hands down! Go Yalla or Go Home. Ps: Raaw Madonna owner LOL
  • 4 0
 They have a 30 minute video going through all of the details and design choices on their site. Worth watching if your interested.
  • 1 0
 Didn’t realize that’s where Dan Roberts went!
  • 4 2
 A completely overbuilt, no-nonsense race bike - in typical RAAW fashion. Such a sexy beast, love it. It's also impressively adjustable. Everything considered, there's a grand total of 243 different geometry settings for each frame size.
  • 14 1
 Yeah but do you 3000€-without-shock love it?
  • 4 0
 Those promo photos of the toolbox have worse lighting than when I was a kid holding the flashlight for my dad when he was working on an engine
  • 7 1
 Yalla habibi
  • 2 2
 Yallah Yallah Habibi
  • 7 4
 A 29er built to go down champery that's a laugh, anyone who's been down champery that's under 6 foot will know the last thing you want on the rear is a 29er up yer butt..
  • 1 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz-5rU9ofv0

Watch this video, its super interesting, Dan goes way into the details of the bike and its awesome. Absolutely love the level of information he goes into in talking about the intention of the design. This is a purpose built bike designed by engineers. Super cool, I love hearing Dan talk through bike designs.
  • 5 0
 No mullet, no 148, no interest from me.
  • 3 0
 I am passing the idiotic promo video and commenting on the price.... i mean please....sometimes it is better cutting the grass than smoking it.
  • 1 0
 I kept waiting for the wolf to come and the dude to get on the bike and go after the wolf to protect his sheep. Or the sheep to get out and him to use the bike to heard the sheep.

Then it was over... and I went... well that was freaking stupid.

But sometimes things are so stupid that it pisses people off and they start talking about it and posting about it... so in the end... was it really stupid?
  • 3 0
 Now please put that same headtube on the Madonna and make the bike mullet compatible!
  • 2 1
 This, being able to adjust reach on Madonna would be very helpful, cause it is prone to "180cm people are between sizes" problem. Anyway, are 180cm people really so rare that they do not deserve a properly sized bike? It seems like most manufacturers try very very hard to put 180cm people exactly between sizes ...
  • 5 1
 @RAAW I want a mullet version.
  • 3 0
 I asked RAAW several times over the past months and each time was told a mullet option would be available. I sold my previous DH frame in anticipation and got a 27.5 wheel. What a fool am I
  • 1 0
 Great Bike, will definitely get one down the line but it's so frustrating that a European brand charges more in the eu than in other places. I know it's not necessarily their fault ... But it still sucks !
  • 4 0
 Y’alla picked a weird a$$ name
  • 2 0
 "But for us, performance and adjustability, all wrapped up in a durable package, is how we see a downhill bike. So we" chose a trunnion shock. Oops.
  • 2 2
 This video has put me off Raaw. Was seriously considering buying a Madonna. I used to think of Raaw as the engineer's brand. Every frame detail had a design purpose, no-nonsense approach. The fact it has bearings in all pivots really bought me over. Congratulations Raaw - you succeeded in making a dumber video than YT Industries.
  • 2 0
 All that hard work gone down the drain because of one video which didn't appeal to you. RAAW are indeed unfortunate to have lost you as a serious considerer of their products.
  • 3 0
 Wow, that was underwhelming.
  • 3 0
 How southerners pronounce yellow.
  • 1 1
 >A nice dollop of anti-squat means a direct and driven feel when you push on the pedals and accelerate, and it’s delivered in the travel zone that you’re most likely to be pedalling a DH bike

...no. why
  • 4 1
 would be more authentic video if that dude f*cked those sheep Big Grin
  • 1 2
 You have to laugh at all the people whinging about the price. Making bikes in smaller numbers is freakin expemsive. So difficlt amortising the production costs across low numbers which RAAW is definitely a low number producer, 10,000 or 100,000 bikes is easy for teh big companies to claw back the costs. Making bikes is not just buy material, stick it together and push it out the door. There is the design time that needs to be paid for, the prototyping, the company costs like rent, consumables, insurance, wages etc. Plus then they have to make a profit so the company can keep moving forward. It all adds up. 3000 Euro is actually not bad when you factor in the small size of the company and the low numbers of production. If you don't believe that, then sit down and do the exercise of costing out making bkes. If you can do it and get it to market substantially less than these guys then you might have a legitimate comment. There are plenty of cheaper mass produced options out there if this bikes isn't for you.
  • 3 0
 Why do tall and short people want the same stack?
  • 2 0
 An adjustability Yallapooza
  • 2 0
 That's a good looking frame...
  • 1 1
 Looks like a session x) #makelookslikeasessiongreatagain
  • 1 0
 Marketing at its best or worst depending on viewer expectations. Looks cool regardless….the Lets Go bike of course!
  • 2 0
 Expected more death/black metal. Missed opportunity.
  • 2 0
 Raaw has been popping off in popularity latley
  • 4 3
 «Yalla/Jalla» means something totally rubbish, or a cheap copy product in Norwegian
  • 1 1
 Looks like a jalla Session.
  • 1 0
 excuse me - we have now 2023 - no internal headtube cable routing? // irony mode off//
  • 1 0
 Here’s a more useful video about the yella. 30mins of nerding out
youtu.be/Sz-5rU9ofv0
  • 3 0
 'Spensive
  • 2 2
 well....who remembers the latest product announcement from Trek? I don't, but this one will stick a long time. Like dump stuff use to do. Well done RAAW.
  • 1 0
 Yalla = Let's go. I see what they did there but think it's wooshing much of the "Let's go!!!!!" demographic
  • 1 2
 How many bike launch videos have this kind of drama, story and high production value? It's pretty creative and refreshing in many ways, even if you don't understand what's going on.
  • 1 0
 All the focus on the video and price - no relevant comments on the bike itself -> I go for a ride….
  • 2 0
 Did YT's marketing department move to Raaw?
  • 1 0
 What in the world of pot smoking insanity did I just watch?!
Frame looks good though
  • 1 0
 I think this was about killing sheep with your mountain bike?? Is trail kill a thing now?
  • 2 0
 Looks like Session
  • 1 0
 Nothing has put me off a bike/brand more than this ad
  • 2 0
 that video
  • 6 5
 Yay another overpriced rocker/ horst link frame for way too much money...
  • 2 0
 Well that's dumb.
  • 2 0
 Why trunnion? Why?
  • 1 0
 just finished rebuilding my Fuel EX Gen5, looks like Fuel EX Big Grin
  • 2 1
 29 is dead. It looks good but lets try a full 27 option
  • 1 0
 If I was in the market for a DH, this would be it!! Love it!!
  • 1 0
 ... looks like a Gambler.
  • 1 0
 I’ll just stick some 180 double crowns on my Madonna.
  • 1 0
 Where Im from Yalla is a color
  • 1 0
 What a completely irrelevant video. Oh well at least the sheep were cute.
  • 1 0
 once my supreme breaks ill get one of these
  • 1 0
 @raaw do you need a washed up guy to represent you in north America?
  • 1 0
 looks like session to me...!! Smile
  • 1 0
 Wait, so the bike killed the sheep?
  • 1 0
 Holla
  • 1 0
 Riding starts at 4:05
  • 1 0
 Yalla!
  • 1 1
 Really stupid video. I will not be buying this bike.
  • 1 0
 Yalla habibi!
  • 1 1
 That was SO GOOD. Mesmerizing camera work and editing. Bravo
  • 1 2
 Specialized Dschihad Santa Cruz Tora Bora Trek Sadr city
  • 1 4
 You guys have no imagination. Or maybe you are all just sheep, following where others lead...The wolf in RAAW clothing, love it...
  • 2 3
 RAAW is doing everything cool.
  • 3 0
 Except the price
  • 1 3
 Looks good, price is reasonable, only wish it had a hold for a dropper post cable.
  • 4 0
 I would like you to provide an example of an unreasonably priced frame from your perspective please. SAme category of bike preferable.
  • 2 2
 @maestroman21: Santa cruz V-10 frame is unreasonably priced frame irrespective of it being made of carbon fibre (€4299).
Outside of that category:
Yeti SB160 frame is 5000 US dollars (~€4650)!!!
  • 2 0
 @SintraFreeride: I don't think carbon bikes are a fair comparison.....Nor is an SB160 the same category.

The easy retort would have been the Commencal Supreme Al bike which is 3100USD with no shock!!!!
Banshee Legend 29 is 3000USD with a DHX2 which is a little better value but not by much.

Summary: frame prices are going insane.... I just built a pretty stellar DH bike about 4200CAD using some 1year old parts, I cant imagine spending that or more on just the frame.

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 @maestroman21: Yes prices are going up but €3000 doesn't shock me too much. I bought a Nicolai G1 for €2700 (without shock) in 2020. Having said that my next bike frame will be fully custom geometry steel high pivot frame which will cost €2000.
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 Well 3600 CAD + shock and everything will finish at the same price as Specialized, Rocky Mountain and other mainstream carbon frames here, in Canada.... Not ready to pay that much! I had Knollys and now a Banshee Titan that had a value of 3250 with X2 shock (but I paid less than that) so that frame was a lottt cheaper than a Raaw WITHOUT shock!?!? lol
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 @SintraFreeride:
"next bike frame will be fully custom geometry steel high pivot frame which will cost €2000."

Egerie?
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 @SintraFreeride: the new 160frame is actually 5390€
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 Soo good sound design and filming\postproduction!
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 Too long
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 What a nice frame id love to give that a test #RAAW let me try one for you guys
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 Na, rather give it to me, he doesn‘t know what he‘s talking about
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 Trunnion=fail
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 Yup. I bet the next gen of this frame will be back to standard eyelet. If you know, you know.
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 why? just need a heim joint or a needle bearing with a bit of play in the bottom pivot







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