DMR Bikes Trailstar
Long term test.
Well it’s been over a year now since this steed has been with me. We’ve had our highs and lows and many a mile along the way. So what is the Trailstar like after all this time?
This is a fun bike. It’s still a bit long at times but it’s pretty stable when you are giving it some welly. The frame is still looking pretty good paint wise but early on I did Helitape areas I thought it would need it. It handles fast flowy trails with ease and confidence. As well as local trails the Trailstar has been to a couple of places in Wales including Coed-Y- Brenin and Bike park Wales. Coed-y-Brenin is pretty harsh on bikes as it’s pretty rocky. But this didn’t bother the Trailstar. In fact on some of the longer sections it really shone. It simply likes to get a gallop on. Even on some of the more rougher section there was no sign on getting out of it’s depth. The climbs weren’t a bind either. It’s not a flyer uphill but that’s not what it’s for. Having said that my Strava times did go improve quite a bit back home. Steep stuff it is very capable and more often than not it’s me that is the weak point. Too many OTB. At BPW it was spot on. I tackled the longer Blue runs pretty quick and with no stopping. A couple of the blacks it was a bit wayward but I think had I run the 27.5+ wheelset up it would’ve been better. On the wheel size subject it’s certainly proved interesting.