DK Bicycles have raised the bar when it comes to complete bikes in 2020 with the DK Zenith Disc series of race bikes. As the name implies, and the images show, this is a disc braked bike and straight away you can see that this is a clean design with the disc mount neatly tucked “in-board” on the chain stays and away from harm’s way. It’s one of the cleanest designs we’ve seen here at LUXBMX and it will eliminate the worry of having your bike rendered inoperable from a wayward front wheel of a dive bomber. Check the neat cable routing on the Zenith frame, this indicates the level of detail DK has gone to before releasing their first disc brake complete race rig.
As you would expect at this level, the Zenith is equipped with BOX X5 carbon forks and a 20mm front axle to stiffen the front end for improved cornering response and keep this missile stable at high speed in those big asphalt berms. The aptly named “Destroyer Grey” paint job will see you ghost the opposition from the gate as you tear up the start hill.
Clock the sizes, available from Pro 20.5” to a mega 22.5” XXXX! Finally a 4x we can get on board with.
Gearing: 44/16 (53.62in)
DUO Brand C2 forged hollow alloy 2-piece, 175mm
European external (outboard)
DUO Brand 44-tooth, CNC machined, alloy, 4-bolt chainring
Taya TB980 3/32”
|Frame||DK Professional X hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame||Pedals||
DUO Brand Resilite platform
|with tapered head tube and internal cable routing||Rims||
DUO Brand R2, double wall, 36-hole, front and rear specific design
|Fork||BOX X⁵ carbon with 20mm thru-axle||Hub - Front||
DUO Brand R2, fully sealed, 20mm thru-axle
|Bars||8” rise, 100% chromoly||Hub - Rear||
DUO Brand R2 Disc, fully sealed, 15mm thru-axle, 16-tooth cassette with 120 engagement points
|Grips||DK Tsuka lock-on with press-in bar plugs||Tyres||
20x1.75” (rear), 20x1.95” (front) Maxxis Torch
|Stem||DK forged alloy top load, 50mm reach||Seat||
BOX Echelon 1-piece seat/post combo
|Headstem||DUO Brand, sealed integrated, tapered||Seat Post||
Integrated, 27.2mm, alloy
|Brake||Tektro dual piston flat mount mechanical disc brake with 140mm rotor||Seat Clamp||
|Lever||Tektro MT 2.1||Lux Rating||Superfast|