WHICH BIKE IS FASTEST? 5 of the Best 27.5 Downhill Mountain Bikes Raced & Reviewed
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WHICH BIKE IS FASTEST? 5 of the Best 27.5 Downhill Mountain Bikes Raced & Reviewed



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Multiple back-to-back tests of the Canyon Sender, Norco Aurum HSP, Pivot Phoenix, Specialized Demo 8, and UNNO Ever revealed their strengths and weaknesses, and then we raced them against the clock!

Join the always quick Brian Buell and Brandon Turman as they test these incredible downhill bikes.

***Vital’s In-Depth 27.5 DH Test Sessions Bike Review Feature***

***Individual Bike Reviews on Vital MTB***
Canyon Sender Review – 4.5 / 5 Stars

Norco Aurum HSP Review – 4.0 / 5 Stars

Pivot Phoenix Review – 4.0 / 5 Stars

Specialized Demo 8 Review – 4.0 / 5 Stars

UNNO Ever Review – 4.5 / 5 Stars

Vital MTB Test Sessions was made possible with the help of Angel Fire Bike Park, Maxxis, and LITPro. Tester gear provided by Troy Lee Designs, Fasthouse, and Five Ten:

Video by Jake VanHeel / Additional camera work by Sean Horton

33 Replies to “WHICH BIKE IS FASTEST? 5 of the Best 27.5 Downhill Mountain Bikes Raced & Reviewed”

  1. so happy to see downhill reviews! please continue doing them! think you might have sold me on a sender. going to wait for the 2019 models first. great video cheers guys! also please do a commencal supreme 275 review aswell!

  2. that Aurum is just drop dead gorgeous. I've got the 2016 Carbon C3 and it's a fucking machine.. would love to upgrade to the HSP.

  3. Basically my 5 dreem bikes. I hate my bike because I ride DH and enduro and I have a 2013 giant anthem and it has a 71.° head angle and 100 mm of travel it is horable

  4. Still waiting for the antidote darkmatter review along with those beauties right there. I would offer mine if you would want to 😉

  5. You guys crushed it. Very comprehensive reviews and comments on the aspects we care about the most. If you can get the new V10, YT, Commencal and Trek in part 2 that would be insane. Thank you for the content!

  6. Thanks for this perfect test. Please test some of the mid priced trail bikes. I think they are fun for all of us who don’t have any opportunity to go to bike parks.

  7. Great video, keep them coming! The only criticism I have is with the chainless testing. The kinematics of the bikes were almost definitely designed with chain tension in mind, so I don't think that part represented the true capability of the bikes through rough terrain. Plus it's not really relatable as who willingly takes the chain off their bike anyway!? I'd love to see a video comparing the times between conservative geometry and progressive geometry- the stumpjumper and stumpjumer evo would be ideal for this.

  8. great video, but in my opinion, it was inconclusive which bike is actually fastest. there's no question the canyon is one of the faster ones. if the test is conclusive, then the results should be the same for both riders. my conclusion is the fastest bike is the one that suits you best. or the canyon.

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