Our Two15 downhiller moves to the next generation. Lighter, more dynamic and an even more potent force in downhill, our new gravity bike's fresh design continues its predecessor's success. With a new frame designed around a 27.5 inch wheel but still delivering 215mm of travel at the rear, the Two15 HPA Race has plenty in reserve. And you're going to need those reserves, if you're going to ride the terrain and at the speed for which the Two15 is designed.
2016's Two15 takes a new direction while remaining true to its roots, by moving to the 27.5 inch wheel. With a tweaked design and thanks to the new Fox suspension, it was possible to deliver the full 215mm of travel with just a single linkage - which means a significant weight saving. The new design includes superior alignment and a shorter shock, reducing weight and improving ride quality in the process. We've even cleaned up the looks with internal cable routing. 27.5 inch wheels and optimised chainstay lengths deliver almost limitless traction and unbeatable suspension performance. In order to improve stiffness even further, we equipped the chainstays with a 157mm X12 quick release axle.
With this new gravity frame, we laid the foundations for a super-light downhill bike. Fox's suspension components, with their entirely new suspension technology, remove any limits on setup and overall performance. Up front there's a Fox 40 RC with adjustable low speed compression and 200mm travel and, at the rear, we've gone for the beautifully compliant Van shock with a generous 215mm travel. Hauling it all to a halt reliably and in any conditions is Sram's Guide R brake system. A Sram XO 1x10 transmission with downhill-specific 11-28 cassette and obligatory MRP G3 chain guide delivers power to the trail. In order to deliver maximum traction in spite of the freqent air-time that's part and parcel of downhilling, the Two15 runs on light and robust CSW DH 3.7 wheels shod with Schwalbe's Magic Mary grip monsters in the lightweight Super Gravity variant. A Race Face Chester Direct Mount cockpit with 780mm width and 35mm bar clamp provides extra steering precision.