When we set out to design the 2012 Supreme Operator, we considered all of the many facets today’s downhill bike are exposed to. It has to be a bike that can attack the pressure, speed and precision needed to compete on the World Cup race circuit. At the same time, the bike also needs to be able to handle the unpredictability, improvisation and playfulness that comes with riding big nasty lines in the middle of nowhere.
To show the diversity of our 2012 Shimano Saint-equipped Supreme Operator, we figured the best way to show the incredible range of the bike was to document both extremes. Lucky for us, we have some of the most talented gravity riders on the planet to take us there.
Armed with the exacting standards of Shimano Saint components, coupled with a suspension platform that’s tough but light, plush but quick, and laterally stiffer than a skyscraper in a windstorm, we start our adventure where clocks and race tape rule the roost. Read More