A bike is a meeting of hundreds of details that all need careful consideration and balancing in development to turn an idea into something you can throw a leg over and go ride. At times it can feel a bit like a mad circus juggling act.
It might be that not many people know about all these details, or better yet, the links between them, and how it all goes into making a bike ride the way it does.
Developing a DH bike removes a couple of details that would be present on a bike that needs to go up the mountain, as well as down. But with the speeds and ferocities that a DH bike can be ridden at, while there might be fewer things to consider, each one needs to be scrutinised to a finer degree. Up at the ragged edge there’s no room for Friday afternoon-style decisions.
Being huge bike geeks, we find all this stuff hugely interesting. Potentially to the point that our wives need to remind us once in a while to talk about other things than kinematics and chassis stiffness.
But if you’re also a bike geek, then put the kettle on and enjoy our in-depth walkthrough of all the details that go into making our new DH bike, the Yalla!.
For more information about the Yalla!, and our other bikes, the Jibb and Madonna, head to raawmtb.com.
For example - "having 2 wheelsizes in 1 bike isn't a good idea"
Errr ok? Fancy telling us why Bruni etc are wrong?
I bet they will release a mullet version next!
Importing from the EU now is a fees-lottery
You just need to make sure the place you are buying from is taking off local sales tax.
You can also ask them to ship DDP and give you a price for that and it puts onus on them to work it out.
It's the customs duty which seems to be the variable LOL
For my Madonna frame i had to pay £475 extra, But I don't care as she is a bloody awesome looking frame, and rides mint with the build I got.
If you want the rolling model, if they go about offering this like the Jibb and Madonna you’re into the realms of 14-20% import duties.
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