DMR Sled
Mountain Biking UK|October 2017

£3,499.99 Full-on fun machine that’s packed with promise

Rob Weaver

While DMR are better known for all things dirt jump related, they know a thing or two about well considered bike and product design. The Sled, which is their second full suspension bike, but the first made from aluminium, is proof of this.

The frame

The Sled’s 160mm (6.3in) of travel is delivered via DMR’s ‘Orbit Link’ suspension system, which uses a pair of counter rotating links to connect the swingarm to the mainframe. What sets this apart from many other ‘virtual pivot point’ systems is that the lower link rotates around the Sled’s bottom bracket (BB). Controlling all of that travel is a RockShox Monarch RT3 shock, with a three-position lever that lets you lock it out for long climbs.

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