The Podium Mountain Bikes of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Winning Mountain Bikes (and Their Riders) of the Tokyo Olympics

In the Olympic cross-country mountain bike races, 6 different XC bikes carried their riders to the podium: Trek Supercaliber, BMC Fourstroke, Specialized Epic, Thomas Lightrider WC, Liv Pique Advanced Pro, and a BH Lynx Race EVO.

Joking aside, obviously it’s all about the riders’ mad skills, superhuman fitness, and mental focus that wins the podium. However, it’s fun to see what the pros ride and their unobtanium setup.




Highlights of the 2020 Tokyo Men’s Mountain Bike Race

Highlights of the mens' podium winners (Youtube)

NBC Sports Replay

Highlights of the 2020 Tokyo Women’s Mountain Bike Race

Unfortunately there’s only the poor NBC Sports coverage for the womens'.

Comparison of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics XC Mountain Bikes

Supercaliber 9.9 XX1 AXS vs Fourstroke 01 ONE vs S-Works Epic AXS vs Lightrider Worldcup XTR vs Pique Advanced Pro 1 vs Lynx Race EVO 9.9

Key Specs

Specifications that are the most important to picking a mountain bike.
Specs Fourstroke 01 ONE Lightrider Worldcup XTR Lynx Race EVO 9.9 Pique Advanced Pro 1 S-Works Epic AXS Supercaliber 9.9 XX1 AXS
Price (USD)1373610633986662001102011000
Rear Travel (mm)10010010010010060
Front Travel (mm)100100100100100100
Head Tube Angle67.569.26868.569.569
Seat Tube Angle75.674.4767474.7574
Wheel Size (in)------
Max Tire Width (in)------
Component Group------
Frame MaterialCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbon
Weight (kgs)----9.469.34
The component grouping each mountain bike comes with.
ComponentFourstroke 01 ONELightrider Worldcup XTRLynx Race EVO 9.9Pique Advanced Pro 1S-Works Epic AXSSupercaliber 9.9 XX1 AXS
Rear ShockFox Float DPS FactoryFox Float-K DPS 100mm Remote damperFox DPS Evol SV Kashima Remote Lock, 190x40mmFox Float DPS Performance Elite Remote, 165/45, custom tuned for LivCustom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mmTrek IsoStrut, Fox Factory shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, Kashima Coat, 235x32.5mm
ForkFox Float 32 SC FactoryFox Float32-K SC 29 100mm RACEFox 32 SC Factory Remote Lock 100mmFox 32 Float SC Performance Elite, 100mm, FIT4 damper, remote lockout, Boost 15x110 Kabolt, 44mm offset, custom tuned for LivRockShox SID Brain Ultimate, top-adjust Brain Fade, tapered carbon crown and steerer, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travelRockShox SID SL Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Charger Race Day, damper, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel
TiresF: - R: -F: - R: -F: - R: -F: - R: -F: Specialized Fast Trak Control 29x2.3 R: Specialized Fast Trak Control 29x2.3F: - R: -
WheelsetHubs: DT Swiss 180 Straightpull, Ratchet EXP 36; Rims: DT Swiss XRC 1200 Wheelset, 25mm Inner WidthHubs: - Rims: -BH Evo Carbon Tubeless, 30mm, 28HHubs: Giant XCR-1 29 WheelSystem, Boost; Rims: Giant XCR-1 29 Carbon WheelSystem, 25mm innerHubs: Roval Control SL Front, Roval Control SL Rear Rims: Roval Control SLF: Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, centerlock, Boost110, 15mm thru axle R: Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, DT Swiss 54T engagement, centerlock, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
BrakesSRAM Level UltimateShimano XTRShimano XTRShimano Deore XTSRAM Level Ultimate 2 pistonsSRAM Level Ultimate 4-piston hydraulic disc, carbon levers
RotorsSRAM Centerline Rotors; 160/160 S-M, 180/160 L-XLF: - R: -F: 180mm; R: 160mmShimano; F: 180mm; R: 160mmF: R: F: - R: -
StemBMC MSM01Stem Thömus TIC, 105 mmLynx Race EVO 60mm, 31.8mm, 0ºGiant Contact SLS-Works SLBontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree
Headset-----Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
HandlebarsBMC MFB01 Carbon 760mmHandlebar Thömus Carbon Flat 680 mmBH Evo Carbon Midflat 760mm, 8mm Rise, 5º Up, 7ºbackGiant Contact SLR XC Flat, 31.8Specialized Alloy Minrise 32x750Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 0mm rise, 720mm width
Shift LeversSRAM AXS ControllerShimano XTRSram XX1 AXS Eagle 12spShimano Deore XTSRAM Eagle AXS, wireless, 12-speed
Grips--BH Control Grip Lock On-Specialized Trail Grips-
SaddleFizik Antares R5 KiumSelle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio FlowPrologo Scratch M5 NackLiv Sylvia SL, SST railsBody Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base, 143mmBontrager Montrose Pro, 7x10mm carbon rails, 138mm width
SeatpostBMC RAD, Integrated Dropper Seatpost, 80mm DropSeat post Thömus CarbonBH EVO Carbon 31.6mm, 420mmGiant Contact Switch dropper with remote, 30.9S-Works FACT Carbon 30.9mmBontrager XXX, OCLV Carbon, 31.6mm, 0mm offset
Bottom Bracket--Sram XX1Shimano, press fitSRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded-
CassetteSRAM X01 Eagle 10-52TShimano XTR 10/51Sram XX1 Eagle 10/50Shimano Deore XT, 12-speed, 10x51SRAM XX1 Eagle 1299 10-50tSRAM Eagle XG-1299, 11-52, 12 speed
ChainSRAM XX1 Eagle--KMC X-12SRAM XX1 Eagle-
CranksetSRAM XX1 Eagle Carbon 34TShimano XTR 32 toothSram XX1 Eagle 34, arm length 175mmShimano Deore XT, 30tQUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boost™ 148, DUB, 170/175mm, 32tSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS Carbon, DUB, 34T alloy ring, Boost (52mm chainline)
Rear DerailleurSRAM XX1 AXS EagleXTR, 12-speedSram XX1 AXS Eagle 12spShimano Deore XT, Shadow+SRAM XX1 Eagle AXSSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
Pedals-Shimano XTR Race---
Geometry numbers for each bike, the fit, feel, & handling.
Geometry Fourstroke 01 ONE Lightrider Worldcup XTR Lynx Race EVO 9.9 Pique Advanced Pro 1 S-Works Epic AXS Supercaliber 9.9 XX1 AXS
Crank Length (mm)175-175170175175
Stem Length (mm)60--607570
Seatpost Length (mm)----400400
Saddle Width (mm)----143138
Handlebar Width (mm)760680-740760720
Reach (mm)445445410427433425
Top Tube Length (mm)607615571595596595
Stack (mm)590605575587597594
Wheelbase (mm)1155-1096113111231106
Chainstay Length (mm)-438430438438430
Front Center (mm)726---687-
BB Drop (mm)4450404538.953
BB Height (mm)----332320
Head Tube Angle (degrees)67.569.26868.569.569
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)75.674.4767474.7574
Head Tube Length (mm)1071059010010590
Bike Standover Height (mm)---726770760
Fork Rake Offset (mm)44--514244
Fork Length (mm)506505--506-
Fork Trail (mm)106.5--92.994-