The Top 5 Hottest Downhill Bikes Of 2021!

The Top 5 Hottest Downhill Bikes Of 2021!

Downhill racing is the F1 of the cycling world, so naturally, downhill bikes are some of the most awe-inspiring poster bikes that you would see on a fanatics bedroom wall! The stature of these bikes is impressive and they cut silhouettes bolder than any other bikes out there, so naturally, we love looking at them almost as much as riding them! Here are some of the hottest DH bikes that are on our radar from 2021! What did we miss? Let us know in the comments!

0:00 – Intro
1:01 – Mondraker Summum
3:38 – Prime Rocket
5:26 Atherton DH
7:58 – Propain Rage
9:32 – Trek Session

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  1. Bogdan Trestianu on July 26, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    the Prime Rocket kinda looks like a Unno Bike had a baby with a Canyon Sender but is way sexier than the the two 🙂

  2. justin g on July 26, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Atherton bikes remind me of home made bikes that are made from water pipes lol

  3. Brian Bass on July 26, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Lots of great bikes but the Atherton is my favorite. I like that they are manufacturing domestically. At these price points, there has to be room for on shore labor.

  4. Weslley Vilela on July 26, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    VERY GOOD LOOKING BIKES. My favorite BIKE is the SANTA CRUZ V10 MX. I dont know why is not on this list.

  5. SlammedHemi on July 26, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Commencal Furious 🤘 wouldnt trade mine for any of these except the mondraker, loved my Dune xr can only imagine how a summum rides

  6. Md.Moinul Islam on July 26, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Good video……

  7. H4rd5tyl3 on July 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    The treck paint is just a big yes. I’m on the other side of the mtb spectrum for my region but damn that thing is just gorgeous 😀

  8. Thim on July 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    DH bikes look awesome and I love watching the races, but only going to a bike park once or twice a year I just couldn’t justify getting one.

  9. Lucas Bhogal on July 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I also really love Antidote Darkmatter, Commencal Supreme, Intense M16, and Norco Aurum HSP

  10. Deividas Kimontas on July 26, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Love the look of Propain bikes, really kool brand. No wonder Remy Metalier loves this beast😍👌

  11. Snooze_v on July 26, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    If I really have to take a long travel DH, I would choose the Banshee Legend but… short travel DH are soooo fun haha (that’s why I have Banshee Darkside 🤔)

  12. Rhett Corbett on July 26, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Santa Cruz V10 ???????

  13. Zachary Foote on July 26, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Great content Doddy

  14. Erik Augustine on July 26, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I think you missed one which is the gt fury the smooth lines with the blue and yellow. If I where to get a new DH bike it would have to be a fury.

  15. Wang Elite on July 26, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    why do I feel doody will be a great used car salesman.

  16. Brad Holmes on July 26, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Personally im waiting for the new commencal to drop. As soon as that thing is out im buying one and id bet its one of the more affordable models on the market when it comes too

  17. Víctor Narváez on July 26, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    I love the Propain Rage! I don’t know how to bring over one here to Ecuador.

  18. Nik604 Nikolov on July 26, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Scott Gambler 2022 is hotter, check Marine Cabirou’s Gambler…a killer look, design and performance.

  19. Denis Rogers on July 26, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    You forgot F.T.W.

  20. Uathankicks on July 26, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    It’s just a session innit

  21. Poorvik.s s on July 26, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Can u pls tell the cost of these bikes(in rupees)
    It’s my dream to buy one of them

  22. arsku. on July 26, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Is the cube two15 race a good budget bike at its ~3450€ price point?

  23. Jules Owen-Jones on July 26, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I’ve only ever seen one Propain in the wild here in the UK. The main reason we don’t see them in the UK is due to Brexit and the trees involved, the taxes tend to increase the price by 50% or so.

  24. messi steve on July 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Try video on a Santa Cruz v10

  25. Max Inkersell on July 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    commencal frs should have been there

  26. Garry Mc on July 26, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Are Trek recommending that the session is run with an air shock as in the pics??? If so Is this to do with suspension design? Is suspension more linear and needs air shock?

  27. Jotaro Cujoh on July 26, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    The prime is huge as far as I can tell. I’ve ridden it’s prototype last summer for 3-4 hours and I must tell it rides as smooth and fast as it looks. It’s still only first look perspective, but still ya better keep an eye on this bike.

  28. greengonzonz on July 26, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Of these you’ve presented here I love the look of that prime but would choose an Arherton 💙

  29. 387MTB Racing on July 26, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Love the Mondraker, shame its so pricey here in Oz ($6200 for the lowest build spec). If I was to go to a different brand of bike (currently on a Canyon Sender AL) it would be a toss up between the Session and the alloy Rage as I am not a fan of carbon.

  30. chris laing on July 26, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    That trek session is absolutely gorgeous bike. Plus it’s my favorite color

  31. Aaron Lelevier on July 26, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Trek Session!

  32. Steven Weldig on July 26, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Santa Cruz V10

  33. Iker Teuscher on July 26, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Believe the edit was done before Antidote launched 2 days ago their new Darkmatter29. That is by far the most beautiful looking bike… By far the most desirable.

  34. Michael ree ree's adventures on July 26, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    devinci wilson

  35. Srr Tortas on July 26, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Hank Hill @ 7:58 "See now that’s a proper mountain bike bobby"

  36. corail53 on July 26, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    That prime looks beautiful but that shock pocket is going to get filled with mud.

  37. Tom Alleeson on July 26, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you!

  38. Chris L on July 26, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    In 2022 let’s stop calling it a "mullet" set-up, such a stupid name. It doesn’t even match what a mullet truely is, short in the front and long in the back.

  39. buygoodbest on July 26, 2022 at 11:38 pm


  40. user barny on July 26, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    THANKS TO GOD, NO CANYON in the line-up, but think for a moment, Canyon is a sponsor of the channel and yet they do not appear, that mean their products are absolute crap, I can testify that I have a torque

  41. Andrew Ince on July 26, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    I’d run an Atherton. The DW link is of the same true 4 bar origin as the VPP and Marin Quad link, both systems I’ve ridden and loved.

  42. Ceo Geo on July 26, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Pivot Phoenix 🔥

  43. Tom G on July 26, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Vitus dominer or whatever I can get for under 3k!

  44. Harvey Jones woodsman on July 26, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Given I had the cash I’d go trek all the way as I’m a proud owner of a 03 trek diesel dh lol so I’d have to have a new model

  45. Jonna Johnsen on July 26, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Love that Mondraker is in there! So in love with those bikes!

  46. Doug Bowers on July 26, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks I needed this. Cool to see dual crowns are still alive and kicking.

  47. Eltoca21 on July 26, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    I like the Commencal Supreme… but the Canyon Sender is far and above the one I desperately want. Canyon Sender looks awesome and looks like it means business and can take on anything.

  48. Joe Breakwell on July 26, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Less than £4.5k for the prime rocket is a steal

  49. Adam Hooper on July 26, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    That Prime Rocket though, looks sick considering buying once saved up!

  50. C Garcia on July 26, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Where is the Santa Cruz V10?