It's right for you if...
You're a regular on the lifts and at the bike park. You're looking for a playful, versatile, durable DH rig with proven performance and a park-ready geometry, and want a lot of tech for your money.
The tech you get
An Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 200 mm RockShox Boxxer Select fork with plush DebonAir spring, 210 mm of rear travel with an adjustable FOX Performance VAN shock, 27.5˝ Bontrager Line DH 30 wheels, SRAM Guide R brakes and a DH-specific SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain. Race, rip, ride. This bike does it all.
The final word
Fast, durable, agile and stable. Session 8 is fully capable of taking on the gnarliest descents, the biggest jumps and the burliest trails. It's a versatile, confidence-inspiring ride with the best in DH tech and a geometry that's not so low and long that it doesn't play nicely at the park.
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- Session 8 has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails and saves you when you don't take the right line
- The quality suspension set-up paired with our ABP frame design is made to keep you in control
- The durable, DH-specific 7-speed drivetrain keeps things simple, so you can focus on shredding and getting rad
- Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride
- 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trails
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Down tube guard
Replaceable external shield protects the down tube from trail debris.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal control routing, integrated frame protection, downtube guard, ISCG 05 mount, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, 157x12 mm thru axle, 210 mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Boxxer Select, DebonAir spring, Charger RC damper, 46 mm offset, 20x110 mm Boost thru axle, 200 mm travel|
Fox Performance DHX, 181 kg/400 lb spring, 8.75x2.75"
Fox Performance DHX, 204 kg/450 lb spring, 8.75x2.75"
Fox Performance DHX, 226 kg/500 lb spring, 8.75x2.75"
|Max compatible fork travel||200mm|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 110x20 mm Boost thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano 7spd freehub 157x12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager G4 Team Issue, Inner Strength sidewalls, wire bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.40''|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 27.5x2.40" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||SRAM GX DH, 7-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX DH, medium cage|
|Crank||Truvativ Descendant DH, DUB 83, 34-T steel ring, 165 mm length|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, 83 mm, BSA threaded|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-720, 11-25, 7-speed|
|Chain||SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed|
|Pedal||Wellgo BO-87B, alloy body, Cro-Mo axle, replaceable pins|
|Max. chainring size||36T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6 mm, 0 mm offset, 330 mm length|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Direct Mount, 50 mm length|
|Head set||FSA Orbit, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc, 200 mm front rotor, 180 mm rear rotor|
S, M, L, XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
S, M, L, XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm
|Weight||M - 16.27 kg / 35.87 lb (with tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|
Sizing & Tech
The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local retailer.
153.0 - 166.5 cm
5'0.2" - 5'5.6"
72.0 - 79.0 cm
28.3" - 31.1"
161.0 - 175.0 cm
5'3.4" - 5'8.9"
76.0 - 82.0 cm
29.9" - 32.3"
174.0 - 188.0 cm
5'8.5" - 6'2.0"
82.0 - 88.0 cm
32.3" - 34.6"
186.0 - 196.0 cm
6'1.2" - 6'5.2"
87.0 - 92.0 cm
34.3" - 36.2"
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size letter||Geometry position||Wheel size||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||C — Head tube length||D — Head angle||E — Effective top tube||F — Bottom bracket height||G — Bottom bracket drop||H — Chainstay length||I — Offset||J — Trail||K — Wheelbase||L — Standover||M — Frame reach||N — Frame stack|