DMR used Core Bike to kickstart its 2017 with the brand new Sled enduro/all-mountain bike.

dmr-sled-logo-1
dmr-sled-logo-1

The Sled is two years in the making and is a radically different beast to DMR's only current full suspension bike, the Bolt. With 160mm of travel and a totally unique linkage, there's a lot of thought gone into this machine.

dmr-sled-linkage-4
dmr-sled-linkage-4
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dmr-sled-linkage-3

The suspension is driven by an Orbit Link. This is a slight twist on a virtual pivot system and uses a bottom linkage that will apparently reduce pedal feedback and keep the suspension active under braking.

dmr-sled-linkage-1
dmr-sled-linkage-1

It's been designed by David Earle, who used to work for Santa Cruz and is a bit of an expert on the virtual pivot system, so you can be sure it will live up to the claims.

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dmr-sled-linkage-2

DMR's reputation for producing robust hardware will no doubt remain intact with this bike as its aluminium construction looks solid and its bearings are weatherproofed - having Olly Wilkins' design input can only help too.

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dmr-sled-groupset

With a 65.5° head angle and big reaches, this is a bike that justifies it's long low and slack tag. Expect it to come alive when gravity takes over.

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dmr-sled-finishing-kit

The bike is available in red or black with a frame and shock coming in at £1,600 or the full build pictured here (pedals excluded) at £3,500 ish. Frames will be available by the end of next week and full builds in April.

DMR Bolt geo sheet
DMR Bolt geo sheet