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Richie Schley is helping with the development and testing of a new downhill bike for the German brand Rotwild. Check out the first prototype built using Richie's personal components below:


Prototype Highlights

  • 200mm travel
  • 27.5-inch wheels
  • 34 pounds (15.5kg) without pedals
  • 63.5-degree head angle
  • 350mm bottom bracket height
  • 440mm chainstays
  • 12x157mm rear axle
  • Internal dropper post routing
  • Reinforced swingarm with one-piece yoke
  • BB83 with ISCG05 mounts


Hover over the image below with your mouse, then click the video buttons to learn more about Richie's new ride from the man himself. One special point of interest are his prototype Crankbrothers 27.5 DH wheels.

The bike is expected to be in production in 2015. Visit for additional details.

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