From bike park laps to World Cup downhill racing to huge freeride lines to hitting the local dirt jumps, gravity bikes maximize control on the ground and in the air.
Gravity bikes are designed to take a beating and are generally equipped with 7-9 inches of travel (with the exception of Slope Style and Dirt jump bikes). Typical builds use one chainring up front, 2.3 to 2.5 inch wide tires and the strongest brakes available. These bikes do just what the category implies: They go downhill fast and make for a confidence-inspiring machine. If your idea of the perfect climb involves a chairlift, this style is for you.