Race bikes won’t pedal themselves to victory, but the right bike can give you an edge. The AMS ZERO99 C:68X SL 29’s brand-new frame design is just the start. We selected a pair of Newmen Advanced SL X.A.30 Carbon wheels for their low weight and rapid acceleration, then fitted grippy 2.25in tyres and ultra-light Schwalbe Aerothan inner tubes to transfer your power to the ground. Sram’s Eagle 1×12 transmission components take care of go duties, backed up by Magura MT8SL hydraulic disc brakes for powerful stopping. And RockShox’s superlight SID suspension components with TwistLoc remote keep the rubber glued to the trail. Take our word for it: it’s rapid.