​Ever since birth, Wyn and Eddie Masters have been bitter rivals. From the sandbox to the DH track, they've been going at it literally forever. But now the gloves are off and it's time to get serious. Both brothers have managed to get hooked up with some sweet steeds for the World Cup, but in the legendary words of Highlander, There Can Be Only One. And that is why we, and to be more precise YOU are here right now. Listen in as the shredder siblings valiantly defend their rides, then drool over the pics before casting your vote for the sickest sled. But vote wisely, honor and internet immortality are at stake and your choice will fuel the Masters family dinner debates for years to come. May the best bike and bro win!

The Bikes

GT vs. Bergamont, FOX vs. RockShox/Manitou, Shimano vs. SRAM, Schwalbe vs. Maxxis - this duel has it all!

Wyn Master's GT Fury

  • Aluminum GT Fury
  • FOX Factory Float 40
  • FOX Factory DHX2
  • Shimano Saint cranks and transmission
  • Shimano Saint brakes
  • e*thirteen LG1+ chaindevice (new gen)
  • crankbrothers Mallet DH clipless pedals
  • Team Edition WTB saddle
  • Race Face SixC carbon handlebars
  • Race Face Atlas DM stem
  • Race Face Chester seat post
  • Stan's NoTubes Flow EX rims
  • Schwalbe Dirty Dan tires

Eddie Masters' Bergamont Straitline

  • Aluminum Bergamont Straitline Team Edition
  • RockShox Vivid coil shock
  • Manitou Dorado inverted fork
  • SRAM X0 cranks
  • SRAM X01 DH transmission
  • e*thirteen LG1+ chain device
  • Magura MT7 brakes
  • Answer ProTaper 780 handlebar
  • Custom SDG Fly 2.0 i-Beam saddle
  • Shimano DX clipless pedals
  • Sun Ringle Pro A.D.D. rims
  • Maxxis Minion DHF/DHRII - running tubes INSIDE tubeless
  • Blue chainring and rotor bolts!

The Details

Wyn's GT is loaded up with a FOX Factory DHX2 shock and a FOX Factory Float 40 fork, Shimano's Saint group keeps him in the pedalling and braking business, while Schwalbe Dirty Dans did their best to help Wyn make sense of a very slick Lourdes race track.

Wyn tries for extra sympathy points with his Boa-brace, but was a team colored one too much to ask for?

Ed goes in for the kill with his inverted, "moto style" Manitou Dorado fork. He digs deeper into Hayes' bag of tricks for his Answer cockpit and Magura MT7 brakes.

If the devil is in the detail, then we don't want to be saints. Eddie scores on the old bling-o-meter with blue Ti bolts, and his mechanics have made sure he can finish his runs with a double tube/tubeless tire set up.

The Numbers

We'll just let the plates do the talking...

The Shredding

Wyn's wild whips are legendary...

...but Eddie took the highline and came away with the best result, a very respectable 16th place finish here at the season opener in Lourdes...

The VOTE

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you've heard and seen all the evidence - now it's time to vote and settle the score once and for all!

Vital MTB Poll

Wyn's GT vs. Eddie's Bergamont

Words and photos by Johan Hjord

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