Core Bike 17 – DMR Sled

The DMR boys have been developing the Sled for 2 years and it’s fair to say they have gone long, slack and low with their 275 full susser. We were expecting a carbon framed machine but instead DMR have opted for aluminium for their construction. It’s based around DMR’s own virtual pivot ‘Orbit Link’ and they say this will offer superb climbing and descending with virtually no pedal feedback.

The numbers seem to be on the money with a 66.5deg head angle (160mm fork) and 74deg seat angle. The 430mm chainstays will keep things responsive which combined with the head angle should offer a pretty well balanced ride – stable on the rough stuff and snappy when things get twisty.

DMR are offering a Frame and Monarch RT3 DebonAir shock option for £1599.99 or a complete build with 160mm Pikes, Full Sram groupset, X-Fusion Manic post, DMR cockpit and WTB tyres for a not unreasonable £3499.99. You can choose the tangy Infrared colourway pictured or a more stealthy metallic black option. Frames will be available early February and complete builds will be ready for shipping in April.

  • 2.4-2.5″ max rear tyre
  • 148 x 12 Boost rear spacing
  • 73mm threaded BB
  • Syntace X-12 Rear Axle
  • 160mm rear travel
  • 160 – 180mm fork (160mm standard)
  • 4-bar (“VPP”) rear suspension
  • “Orbit Link” suspension design – lower link pivots around BB
  • All bearings in links – no bushings
  • 6061 Aluminium frame
  • Available in metallic black or “infrared”
  • Internal routing, stealth compatible
  • £1599.99 frame & Monarch RT3 DebonAir shock
  • £3499.99 full build – 160mm Pike, Sram groupset, X-Fusion Manic post, DMR cockpit, WTB tyres.

Photos by – Rich Bennett

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