It's right for you if...
You practically live at the downhill park, and want a fast, traction-packed DH bike that can handle your gnarliest runs thanks to a suspension design that keeps you in control the whole way down.
The tech you get
A burly alloy frame, 200mm rear travel with a FOX DHX shock, 200mm RockShox Boxxer Select with plush Charger RC damper, powerful Code R 4-piston brakes, and a SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain.
The final word
Session has always been the go-to DH bike. Now it's more of a ripper than ever thanks to new suspension design that delivers more traction, speed, and virtually no pedal kickback.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- New suspension layout with a high pivot and idler pulley increases traction, carries more speed, and reduces pedal kickback for more stability
- Virtually zero pedal kickback means you’ll stay confidently planted and in control during descents—especially when landing jumps or drops
- The high pivot design delivers a more efficient rearward axle path so you’ll carry more speed and your wheel won’t get hung up on obstacles
- Adjust your suspension progression by flipping the lower shock mount chip—20% for plush park rides, 25% for racing efficiency
- Our new DH sizing system is based on reach, not rider height, which is the most important factor in a great downhill bike fit
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All speed, no hang-ups
Session’s high-pivot design results in a rearward axle path that lets the back wheel move with the rearward force from bumps, not against it. On the trail, it feels like smoother suspension that maintains more forward momentum and provides more grip.
Rock the mullet
Session comes stocked for speed with 29er wheels, but party-in-the-back riders can run a mixed set up with a 27.5˝ rear wheel, or even 27.5" front and rear for more agility.
Tune for your trail
With Mino Link adjustments on both geometry and suspension, you can easily tune your Session to a progressive feel for racing days or dial it back for park days.
When it comes to DH bikes, your reach affects your fit and ride quality far more than seat tube length. We’ve based Session’s sizing on reach to ensure you can find the set up that’s right for you.
Size-specific chainstay length
The chainstay length, or rear center, grows as the frame reach grows so you get balanced weight distribution no matter your frame’s size. High-speed control and big mountain fun for everyone.
Route it your way
Run your cables in whatever custom variation you prefer, externally for easy replacement or internally to prevent snags and hang-ups.
Hitch without worry
Full-coverage armor helps prevent down tube damage from trail debris and makes for worry-free shuttling on tailgates and chair lifts.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, high main pivot, idler pulley, integrated frame protection, internal or external routing, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ISCG 05 2-bolt mount, Active Braking Pivot, 157x12mm thru axle, 200mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Boxxer Select, DebonAir spring, Charger RC damper, 46mm offset, 20x110mm Boost thru axle, 200mm travel|
Fox VAN Performance, 400lb spring, 250x72.5mm
Fox VAN Performance, 450lb spring, 250x72.5mm
Fox VAN Performance, 500lb spring, 250x72.5mm
|Max compatible fork travel||200mm|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 110x20mm Boost thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano 7 speed freehub, 157x12mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 110x20mm Boost thru axle|
|Tire||Bontrager G5 Team Issue, wire bead, 2-ply 60tpi, 29x2.50''|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tire size||Frame: 29x2.50" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||SRAM GX DH, 7 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX DH, medium cage|
|Crank||Truvativ Descendant DH, DUB 83, 34T steel ring, 165mm length|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, 83mm, 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, 138mm width|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm, 0mm offset, 330mm length|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Direct Mount, 50mm length|
|Headset||FSA Orbit, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom (includes geometry adjust angled cups)|
|Brake||SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc|
R1, R2, R3
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180mm
R1, R2, R3
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200mm
|Weight||M - 17.68 kg / 38.98 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).|
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.
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 noted.
|Frame size letter||Geometry position||Wheel size||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||Effective 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|