Bike Check: Andi Kolb's World Cup Winning AM.200M

June 21st, 2023

Last weekend at World Cup Round 2 in Leogang, Andi Kolb delivered “the run of his life” onboard the AM.200.M!  27 year old Andreas put down a blistering run to cross the line in just 2.59.33;  enough for his first World Cup victory in front an ecstatic Austrian crowd. Andi rides a standard size 8…

AK: I still can’t believe what happened on race day. It was insane! After Semi-finals I felt like I was way too far off the pace and I was a bit worried about finals, but by warm-up, I’d started to relax and feel more confident again…

I started my run real strong with a strong first off-camber and I started to push more and more, that’s one of the best things about the AM.200.M it’s so calm on the brakes so you can really PUSH! In the famous stump section I wanted a bit too much and made two costly mistakes. I had to pedal hard onto the motorway to make up time again. Luckily I knew my strongest section the steep woods were still to come.

As soon as I jumped into the woods and the crowd got absolute mental I gave it my absolute best, the bike was a huge advantage in that gnarly woods section! Crossing the line with a big lead and everyone cheering was the best! I knew I’d done enough for a podium, but I thought the mistake on the top would cost me the win. It was crazy to wait till the last rider and then realise that I really won. It still feels unreal!!


Frame: AM.200.M, Size 8 of 12 standard sizes (480mm reach)   

Suspension Shock: Fox DHX2 225X75mm, 500lb spring 

Fork: Fox 40 Factory 94psi 6 tokens 


GALFER rotors and pads with sharkfin discs, 223 front rotor 203 rear rotor

Wheels: 29” front, 27.5” rear, Stans Flow EX3 rims and Stan’s M pulse hubs 

Tyres: Continental Kryptotal front on both front and rear, 24psi front 29psi rear, Tubeless with Stan’s sealant

Drivechain Cassette: FSA k Force

Derailleur: Sram DH XO 7 speed 

Shifter: Sram DH XO 7 speed 

Chainring: FSA 36t with O-chain 

Chain device: MRP g5 

Chain: FSA 11 speed 

Cranks: FSA gradient 165mm 

Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH 

Cockpit Headset: FSA 

Stem: FSA Gradient  

Bar: FSA gradient alloy 780mm 

Grips: ODI Elite 

Seatpost: FSA KXF carbon post  

Seat:  Proxim 450