The range of downhill rides on offer at the moment is absolutely massive, but are downhill mountain bikes from America and Canada still holding their own?
With brands like Specialized, Santa Cruz and Intense Cycles drenched in the history of the sport, there’s never going to be a lack of quality in Canada or the USA.
Here’s just a small selection of downhill mountain bikes from America or Canada which are worth a double look…
Intense Cycles M16C
When your test pilots include Chris Kovarik, Shaun Palmer and Claire Buchar, you know you’re working with a brand that’s got a bit of legacy.
The M16C is one of the longest travel downhill bikes you’ll find on the market and the next level of innovation from an American brand known for exactly that. It’s not the most manoeuvrable ride in the world, but it’s damn fast and it dominates on rough terrain.