DMR Bikes 2016 Products at Eurobike
DMR Bikes are based in the UK and for many people from that green and pleasant land the brand is one they have known for a long time. For 2016 the iconic Trailstar has been given a new lease of life first up though lets take a look at the very first Trailstar Prototype, number 0001 off the production line from 1996…
The Trailstar was the first “hardcore hardtail” slack geometry and built tough it was the first bike designed for hard riding and jumps, previously most MTB’s where all about covering distance and pedalling, the trail star was the first no nonsense bike built for out and out abuse. Needless to say it weighed a bit, but you can’t argue it has stood the test of time. The hardcore hardtail category is still strong today and this is the bike that started it all. DMR have released a new version, lighter, longer lower and slacker but sharing lots of the same DNA from the original. Built around the 27.5 wheel platform the bike is available as a frame only, but you can cover it in DMR trinkets if you desire.
The graphics are the same as the original, which should cause some pangs of affection and the bike will be available in “Stealth Black” or “Throwback Blue”. With lots of modern twists like stealth routing for a dropper post and 142x12mm Swopouts with bolt thru axle included it’s a beautifully modern take on an old classic.
The DMR Bolt, their popular no nonsense full suspension bike gets a new twist, an add on kit for £40 allows you to convert the DMR Bolt L from 26 to 27.5 buy utilising a simple Swopout and bushing kit. The bushings drop the BB to keep the bike playful and stable while the Swopouts effectively lengthens the chainstays so the bike an take the new wheel size.
After the success of the @Brendog1 signature pedal DMR have been working with Mr Fairclough to develop the ultimate MTB grip, the Deathgrip is a result of all that work, it’s a mixture of everything Brendan likes in a grip. The mushroom area improves comfort on long tracks, the waffle offers plenty of grip in the wet while the knurled areas are great in all round conditions. There is only one lock on to save weight, however to avoid any twisting or issues that might arise from a single lock-on in extreme conditions DMR have tapered the grip at the non lock-on end, this means there is no danger of the grip twisting while you ride. They are available in a medium and a large diameter to suit different styles and hand sizes as well. Oh and to keep the kids happy a set of these retails at just £12.99, so you can easily pimp your ride without breaking the bank…
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Tue 1st Sep, 2015 @ 5:30 pm