Six beeps. That’s what remains between you and three minutes of mayhem where your skills and equipment are put on the line against the clock. Sure, Downhill racing is for the select few who thrive on the physical and mental challenges of navigating black diamond terrain in pursuit of gaining fractions of a second where others fall behind—but in reality, every rider is a downhiller. Whether on a trail ride with friends or sprinting to a Downhill course finish line, the descent is the proving ground for skills and technique. From the World Cup circuit to local bike races, Downhill is a balance of calculated risk and confidence in one’s ability and equipment. Our Demo 8 and Status downhill bikes are designed to give you the confidence and handling required to charge the descents—stepping onto the podium is up to you.