The First Mass Produced Full Suspension DH Bike | GMBN Rides Retro Downhill

Published on November 4th 2023


Mountain biking started when a group of people thought it would be fun to race modified beach cruisers down fire roads in the late 1970s. Since then, the sport has grown significantly, with many different MTB disciplines such as XC, Enduro and Downhill. Neil Donoghue looks at one of the first mass-produced full-suspension downhill mountain bikes and compares it to modern bikes to show how much they have changed over the years. ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 00:00 - Intro 00:30 - A Short History Of The Bike And DH Racing 04:04 - Components And Comparison 07:58 - Taking The Saracen For A Ride 12:38 - Neil's Thoughts Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ πŸ‘‰ πŸ› NEW MTB Bike Maintenance Book πŸ‘‰ Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing πŸ‘‰ Watch Shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ What was your first mountain bike? When did you buy it? Let us know in the comments! Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή The Darkest Forest in England! πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 Iteration - Broad Sky Kombaloo Nindiri - DEX 1200 Inside My Mind - Rambutan Presidential - El Flaco Collective FuNck - Smartface Little Thief (Instrumental Version) - Torii Wolf Little Thief - Torii Wolf We Launch - Bonkers Beat Club Concrete Pilots (Instrumental Version) - Modal Youth The End of Me - Gaillardia #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN auf Deutsch - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -