The folks at bike maker DMR have just announced their latest creation, a very sweetly-priced dirt jump bike that goes by the name of Drone. DMR say the Drone is for riders who are "new to dirt riding or on a tight budget, but it's tough, the geometry is right, it's made for riding hard, and it's loaded with proper components."
The Drone frame and fork is made from 4130 chromoly steel, so it should be tough as nails. Spec highlights include DMR's Moto Digger tyres; grease-port-equipped V8 pedals; chromoly Wingbars and 48-spoke wheels with bolt-up chromoly axles.
The Drone comes with a cromoly fork, but is designed with a bit of handy versatility. "The compact design of the frame gives the Drone nippy handling, but with enough room in the top-tube 'cockpit' for jumpin n crankin," says DMR. "The frame geometry is suitable to take a short travel suspension fork if you want to upgrade later on."
Best of all, the Drone retails for just 399 of your English pounds, which brings to mind the phrase 'staggering bargain'.
For more details of the Drone check out the DMR website.