Downhill bikes are the monster truck of the bicycle world.
They feature the longest-travel suspension available for high-speed dampening of the roughest terrain imaginable.
These bikes are not meant to go uphill. The bomb-proof downhill drivetrain is meant to create more speed so the slack geometry can sing. The angles are designed for maximum stability, while the seat is designed to hide away underneath you as you shift up, down, forward and back to keep the rubber side down.
Get one if: You love the thrill of speed, mandatory air, rattling over rock gardens, and feeling adrenaline pumping through your veins.