In Morzine, you can spend all week riding your bike downhill, without riding on any Downhill (DH) trails. Confused? Fear not, this guide should help you choose!
DH riding takes place on graded man made trails where pedestrians aren't allowed. They will be based under a lift - going from the top of the lift to the bottom of the lift. They are graded Green, Blue, Red and Black (easy to extreme). There will be trail features such as jumps, berms, drops and ladder bridges. For this type of riding, we reccomend a dedicated DH bike - the Saracen Myst Pro.
All other riding in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil is on singletrack and fireroads accessible to all comers, bike riders and hikers alike. The trails link up the lift network allowing you to travel great distances from valley to valley with minimal effort. In general you will need to pedal your bike up or along for short distances, but you'll still spend the majority of your ride going downhill. For this type of riding we reccomend a dedicated Enduro bike, the Pivot Firebird and Marin Alpine Trail XR.
If you want to explore all the trails that the Portes du Soleil has to offer but don't want to spend all day on the lifts, or you are restricted for time then an E-bike is for you. With similar capabilities to our enduro bikes but with the benefit of a motor these bikes take some of the physical effort and tiredness out of those big days out. The Saracen Ariel 50E is our E-bike.
Then if you fancy emulating your Tour de France hero's on the many miles of tarmac and infamous cols around here you'll be wanting to do that on a dedicated road bike. For that we recommend the Cervelo Caledonia Di2 and Scott Addict 30.