When Salmon Nortje created the Downhill Mountain Bike, the usual process was not followed for its conception. The designer began by drawing up a fascinatingly futuristic form, expressive and beyond the typical parameters. This is what inspired the look of the conceivable conveyance that you see here.
The exaggerated lines were drawn back to make an engineered frame for the two-wheeler that's a great deal more fluid than what you're accustomed to seeing; the down tube takes a lovely S shape, the seat and chain stays are curved, and so is the top tube. It's this last feature that becomes the signature of the Downhill Mountain Bike. It's strong enough to support the weight of the seat and cantilevers out with a graceful curl.
Elegant All-Terrain Bikes
More Stats +/-
Exceptionally Flexible Bicycles
Hybrid Scooter Cycles
Sleek Reimagined E-Bikes
Systematically Assembled E-Bikes
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
The Downhill Mountain Bike is a Futuristic Expression of Sports Cycles
- By: Amelia RoblinDec 6, 2013