Help Me Choose

Forks:

Marzocchi Bomber Z2

Description: Recently named Pinkbike's Value Product of the Year, the Bomber Z2 offers a high-end feel with the right adjustments at a great price.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Weight: 2000 grams (4.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 4

RockShox Pike Select

Description: Lightweight trail fork, excellent for mid-travel and weight-conscious applications. Features RockShox’s latest Charger RC damper.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Weight: 1870 grams (4.1 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 10
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

RockShox Pike Ultimate

Description: The ultimate trail fork, excellent for mid-travel and weight-conscious applications. Features RockShox’s latest Charger 2.1 damper with adjustable high and low speed compression, plus optional silver lowers.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 1850 grams (4.1 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 10
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox Factory 34 Fit4

Description: Lightweight and capable trail fork with high-end looks and performance.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, three-position high-speed compression
Weight: 1890 grams (4.16 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Fox Factory 34 Step Cast 120 mm

Description: Extremely lightweight chassis for the ultimate performance on an XC or trail bike.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, three-position high-speed compression
Weight: 1640 grams (3.62 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

RockShox Lyrik Select

Description: Upgrades you to a stiffer chassis compared to the Pike, which offers a more consistent feel on longer DH runs. The Lyrik RC comes with the simple and outstanding Charger RC damper.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Weight: 2060 grams (4.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 10
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate

Description: For those that want even more adjustability on their Lyrik with the Charger 2.1 damper. Red lowers are available on request.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 2160 grams (4.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Fox 36 Performance Elite Grip2

Description: All of the damper adjustments for the ultimate control over your ride. The stiffest fork chassis out there means unparalleled steering precision.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 2080 grams (4.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox 36 Factory Grip2

Description: Combining the same damper of the Performance Elite forks, but adding the slippery Kashima stanchion coating. Also, it’s orange!
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 2080 grams (4.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

MRP Ribbon

Description: An even stiffer chassis than the Lyrik with a highly-tunable dual-air spring and twin-tube damper. Made in ColoRADo!
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, Ramp Control, independently adjustable negative and positive air chambers, internally adjustable travel
Weight: 1920 grams (4.2 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

DVO Saphire D1

Description: A highly adjustable fork featuring lightweight 34 mm stancions and DVO's unique Off-the-Top (OTT) dial.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 1900 grams (4.19 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

DVO Diamond D1

Description: A highly adjustable fork featuring stiff 35 mm stancions and DVO's unique Off-the-Top (OTT) dial.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 2150 grams (4.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Shocks:

Rockshox Deluxe Select+

Description: Lightweight inline shock featuring a DebonAir spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, two-position Open/Pedal switch
Weight: 360 grams (0.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 5

Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate

Description: Lightweight high-performance inline air shock. The Ultimate offers an improved damper feel compared to the Select+ shock.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, two-position Open/Pedal switch
Weight: 360 grams (0.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 5

Fox Float Performance DPS

Description: Lightweight highly-tuned inline air shock.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, three position Open/Medium/Firm switch
Weight: 221 grams (0.5 lb)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Fox Float Factory DPS

Description: Lightweight highly-tuned inline air shock featuring Kashima-coated stanchions.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, three position Open/Medium/Firm switch
Weight: 221 grams (0.5 lb)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox Float Performance DPX2

Description: Lightweight reservoir-equipped air shock.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, three position Open/Medium/Firm switch
Weight: 450 grams (1.0 lb)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox Float Factory DPX2

Description: Lightweight reservoir-equipped air shock with highly adjustable damper and Kashima-coated stanchion.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, three position Open/Medium/Firm switch
Weight: 450 grams (1.0 lb)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox Factory DHX2

Description: Lightweight DH-oriented coil shock. We use the lightweight orange spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, two position Open/Firm switch
Weight: 710 grams (1.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

MRP Hazzard

Description: Made in CO lightweight coil shock that pairs well with the award-winning Ribbon fork.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, two position party switch
Weight: 885 grams (2.0 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Cane Creek DB Coil Inline

Description: Fully adjustable, lightweight coil option. A great fit for those that want the suppleness of a coil shock on a shorter travel trail bike.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, two position Climb Switch
Weight: 700 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

DVO Topaz T3 Air

Description: Air shock that is highly-tunable on the damper and spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, IFP bladder pressure, two position Climb Switch
Weight: 330 grams (0.73 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

PUSH ElevenSix

Description: Fully made in ColoRADo coil shock down to the smallest hardware and internal components. Custom tuned damper for your riding style and bike with two independently adjustable damper circuits. Setit up for Climb/Descent, Flow/Chunk, Trail/Bike-park, or anything else you want. We use the Sidestack version for additional water bottle clearance.
Adjustments: Each circuit has independently adjustable low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 965 grams (2.1 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 11

Brakes:

SRAM Guide T

Description: Base-level four-piston brake with adjustable reach and plenty of power.
Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 6 bolt
Weight: 790 grams (1.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 3

SRAM G2 RSC

Description: The mini-Code! Lightweight four-piston brake offers great stopping power and control while the Matchmaker-ready clamp sets you up for a clutter-free handlebar setup.
Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 6 bolt
Weight: 690 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 5

SRAM G2 Ultimate

Description: Improves on the G2 RSC by adding a lightweight composite lever that pivots on a sealed bearing, keeping the brake feel crisp over the long haul. Lever reach and contact point adjustment come standard in a lighter package than the G2 RSC.
Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 6 bolt
Weight: 560 grams (1.2 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

SRAM Code R

Description: Downhill-ready four-piston brake features tool-free reach adjust and maximum power for the longest descents around. The Matchmaker clamp cleans up clutter on your bars.
Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 6 bolt
Weight: 750 grams (1.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

SRAM Code RSC

Description: Compared to the Code R, the Code RSC adds SRAM’s Swinglink and Contact Point Adjustment to fine-tune the braking bite and feel.
Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 6 bolt
Weight: 700 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Shimano XT 8120 4 Piston

Description: The heavy-weight XT brakes for maximum power. This brake pairs the Saint brakes's DH-power with the XT lever body.
Rotors: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tech, 6 bolt
Weight: 660 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Shimano XTR 9120

Description: Four-piston brake with comparable power to the Guide RS and that trademark Shimano lever feel.
Rotors: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tech, 6 bolt
Weight: 630 grams (1.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Drivetrain:

SRAM NX Eagle

Description: Solid base-level 12 speed performance.
Shifter/Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG1230 11-50 (454% range)
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub 6k w/ 32t chainring
Chain: SRAM NX Eagle
Weight: 2085 grams (4.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 3

SRAM GX Eagle

Description: Compared to NX, GX brings weight savings and upgraded fit and finish.
Shifter/Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG1275 10-50 (500% range)
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub Carbon w/ 32t ring
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Weight: 1700 grams (3.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

SRAM X01 Eagle

Description: Compared to GX, X01 uses high quality materials to save additional weight and further refine fit and finish, which creates a crisp lever feel.
Shifter/Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 10-50 (500% range)
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub Carbon w/ 32t ring
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle
Weight: 1595 grams (3.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Shimano XT M8100

Description: For the fans of Shimano's durable XT kit. Lightweight 12-speed setup that goes to 51 teeth on the cassette with the reliability you've come to expect from Shimano
Shifter/Derailleur: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT 10-51T (510% range)
Crankset: Shimano XT M8100 w/ 32T ring
Chain: Shimano XT M8100
Weight: 1650 grams (3.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

Shimano XTR 9100

Description: 1x12 with a 10-51 cassette. Legendary for its balance of weight and durability. We use the e*thirteen TRS Race crankset for even more weight savings.
Shifter/Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano XTR 10-51t (510% range)
Crankset: Shimano XTR M9100 w/ 32T ring
Chain: Shimano XTR M9100
Weight: 1510 grams (3.3 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Chainguide/Bashguard:

MRP 1x

Description: Lightweight upper guide without any bash protection.
Weight: 35 grams (0.1 lbs)
Choose If: You want basic chain security for pedally, bumpy trails.

MRP XCg

Description: Lightweight bashguard that relies on the narrow/wide-style chainring for retention.
Weight: 100 grams (0.2 lbs)
Choose If: You flow through rocky terrain and are prone to bashing chainrings on rocks.

MRP AMg

Description: Chainguide with integrated bashguard.
Weight: 130 grams (0.3 lbs)
Choose If: You want the ultimate in security and protection.

MRP AMg Carbon

Description: Replaces the AMg’s aluminum backplate with a lightweight carbon plate.
Weight: 100 grams (0.2 lbs)
Choose If: You want the ultimate in security and protection and want to save a few grams.

Dropper Post:

See Dropper Fitment Guide here

SDG Tellis

Description: Smooth operation, easy to service, and reliable. Comes with 1x remote.
Weight:
  • 125 mm travel: 610 grams (1.3lbs)
  • 150 mm travel: 650 grams (1.4 lbs)
  • 170 mm travel: 690 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 6

BikeYoke Revive

Description: Silky smooth operation combined with the Revive function allows you to bleed the post anytime it starts getting saggy so you can spend more time riding. Comes with 1x remote. Read more about the Revive post on The Dispatch.
Weight:
  • 160 mm travel: 625 grams (1.4 lbs)
  • 185 mm travel: 665 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Wheels:

All wheels use a 15x110 front axle and 12x148 rear axle, with a 3 mm dish to the non-driveside.

DT Swiss M1900

Description: A great base-level wheelset featuring the DT Swiss 370 hub with 24 points of engagement.
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 24 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1925 grams (4.2 lbs)
  • 29: 2025 grams (4.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 3

DT Swiss XM1501

Description: Excellent balance between weight, price, and durability. Features the DT Swiss 240 hub with 36 points of engagement (upgradeable to 54).
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 36 points (upgradeable to 54)
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1700 grams (3.7 lbs)
  • 29: 1800 grams (4.0 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

DT Swiss XMC1200

Description: Durable, light (250 g lighter than the XM1501), and strong carbon wheelset. Features the DT Swiss 240 hub with 36 points of engagement.
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 36 points (upgradeable to 54)
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1450 grams (3.2 lbs)
  • 29: 1550 grams (3.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Industry Nine Trail 270

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options).
Internal Width: 27mm
Engagement: 690 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1560 grams (3.4 lbs)
  • 29: 1650 grams (3.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Industry Nine Enduro 305

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options). The more durable counterpart to the Trail 270s.
Internal Width: 31mm
Engagement: 690 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1695 (3.7 lbs)
  • 29: 1795 (4.0 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Industry Nine Backcountry 360

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options). Choose this wheelset for 27.5 Plus tires.
Internal Width: 36mm
Engagement: 690 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1790 grams (3.9 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Industry Nine Grade 300

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options). The downhill rated, heavy-duty wheelset for extended bike park use or heavier riders that are hard on wheels.
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 690 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1925 grams (4.2 lbs)
  • 29: 1995 grams (4.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Stan's No Tubes Arch MK3

Description: From the creators of reliable tubeless setups comes the Arch Mk3 lightweight trail wheelset for short travel applications. 26 mm inner rim width works best on lightweight 2.3-2.4" tires.
Internal Width: 26 mm
Engagement: 72 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1684 grams (3.7 lbs)
  • 29: 1757 grams (3.9 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 4

Stan's No Tubes Flow MK3

Description: From the creators of reliable tubeless setups comes the Flow MK3 hard-hitting enduro/DH wheelset for long travel applications. 29 mm inner rim width works best on lightweight 2.4-2.6" tires.
Internal Width: 29 mm
Engagement: 72 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1794 grams (4.0 lbs)
  • 29: 1905 grams (4.2 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 4

Tires:

Maxxis Minion DHF

Description: The gold standard in aggressive tires. Perfect for the loosest terrain.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.3: 870 grams (1.9 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.5: 930 grams (2.1 lbs )
  • 27.5 x 2.6: 920 grams (2 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.8: 1020 grams (2.3 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.3: 980 grams (2.2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.5: 1070 grams (2.4 lbs)
Choose If: You want a front tire that can handle any terrain at any speeds.

Maxxis Minion DHRII

Description: Designed as a rear tire but popular as a front tire. Excellent braking control in steep terrain.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.3: 790 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.4: 930 grams (2.1 lbs)
    • Best option if choosing as a front tire
  • 27.5 x 2.8: 1000 grams (2.2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.3: 890 grams (2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.4: 970 grams (2.1 lbs)
    • Best option if choosing as a front tire
Choose If: You want a front tire that’s easier to ride (less lean angle is required to engage the side knobs) than the DHF. The best all-around rear tire for wetter climates.

Maxxis Aggressor

Description: Our favorite rear tire. Easy rolling with a ton of climbing and braking traction.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.3: 820 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.5: 960 grams (2.1 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.3: 930 grams (2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.5: 1050 grams (2.3 lbs)
Choose If: You want the best rear tire for drier climates.

Maxxis Rekon

Description: Great all-purpose trail tire. Fast-rolling, lightweight, and excellent on both ends of a trail bike or as a rear tire paired with a more aggressive front tire.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.6: 730 grams (1.6 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.8: 790 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.4: 790 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.6: 800 grams (1.8 lbs)
Choose If: You want a lightweight, easy-to-ride setup or your terrain doesn’t require beefier tires.

* Tire weights vary quite a bit: +/- 20 grams is common.

** All wheels and tires on our complete bikes come setup tubeless.