Switzerland-based bike brand, BiXS, is developing its first ever downhill mountain bike, currently being piloted by Abby Hogie and Anna Newkirk of the Beyond Racing Team. This weekend, the two will race their new BiXS Lane DH Bikes at Round 3 of the UCI World Cup Downhill, on the slippery steeps of Leogang, Austria. Here’s a closer look at the prototype.
BiXS Lane DH Prototype
Details are a little thin on the ground, but the pictures on the Beyond Racing Team website reveal some of the more import ones. The BiXS Lane DH prototype actually looks to be very close to production, with a full carbon frame and aluminum rocker driving the shock of the Horst-Link suspension platform.
We got in touch with Christian Evers of Intercycle Ag, the parent company of BiXS, to learn more about the bikes being raced at the World Cup this weekend. He said, “The LANE is our newly developed enduro platform which will soon be available to the public. Minor modifications on the rocker and seatstay helped the bike to [deliver] more rear shock travel and changed its geometry and kinematics. The main goals of the project are research and development but not to forget the great passion for growth, racing and the sport of mountain biking”.
He also shared with us a geometry chart; the medium frame sports a reach of 438mm, a chainstay length of 437mm, and a head tube angle of 63.5°.
We look forward to sharing more details about the Lane DH as and when they become available. We wish the girls the best of luck this weekend!