At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent array of Downhill Mountain Bikes - covering all budgets and requirements, from recreational downhill mountain bikes right across to professional grade downhill bikes, which are familiar sights on the podiums of world championships.
Downhill Mountain Bikes are amongst the most exciting types of bike that we supply, and if you have ever watched videos of world class downhill mountain bikers throwing themselves down crazy tracks and trails - the likelihood is they will have been doing it on one of the bikes that we supply.
You don’t have to be world class however to enjoy downhill mountain biking, in recent years there has been a massive increase in the number of downhill trails and centers around the UK, which cater for all levels of ability. At an organised downhill mountain bike centre, downhill trails are graded according to severity and difficulty, much in the same way that ski runs are graded.
There is no mistaking the design of a downhill mountain bike, and these bikes are almost completely useless for the vast majority of riders. These bikes only really do one thing well - and that’s getting the rider down the steepest and most technical downhill trails in one piece. All downhill mountain bikes have a massive specification, with front and rear suspension offering insane amounts of travel, up to 210mm which can absorb massive impacts and drops. These bikes are designed to make the journey downhill as easy as possible.
Should I buy a downhill bike? Is one of the questions we get asked the most here at Westbrook and the answer is universally yes, if you love riding downhill trails. If you ride a mixture of trails though, you may be more suited to an Enduro Mountain Bike - which can handle most of what a downhill mountain bike can do, with less of the drawbacks of owning such a specialised machine.
Materials used across Downhill Bikes vary, with frames of high end downhill bikes being made at least partly from carbon fibre, although it’s still common to see alloy/Aluminium downhill bikes on the market. The geometry of these frames is long and slack, boosting how the bike can be thrown around on the trails. Front suspension forks and a rear suspension shock provide the suspension components, and a set of downhill specific strong wheels and tyres finish off the package.
You can view our complete range of downhill mountain bikes across this page, encompassing mid-range and high end options. All provide excellent levels of performance, so you can buy with complete confidence. Scott Downhill Mountain Bikes are amongst our best sellers, alongside Giant.
At Westbrook, the office and shop is full of downhill mountain bike fanatics - so get in touch with us if you have any questions about this range, or for help in providing the right downhill MTB for you.