A see-through frame, downloadable hub sounds, denim paintjobs and more – the wildest MTB tech "news" to hit Instagram this April Fool's Day

A Scott bike with a clear frame
(Image credit: Gustav Gullholm)

April 1st always sees a load of hoax mountain bike news being launched into the internet, but a few brands really pulled out all the stops this year. Here are the top April Fools posts we saw on Instagram...

1. Dangerholm's Scott Voltage 900 X-Ray

Scott is one of the brands to have embraced integrated rear shocks, but if you have such a bike, no one will be able to gaze upon the fabulousness of your shock, until now that is...

2. Hope's Smarthub app

If you're running Hope's latest Pro 5 hubs but miss the lairier sound of the older models, this new app will let you get the retro sound you want.

3. Trek denim finishing

OK, ignore the fact that Trek has used a road bike as an example, as a denim finish is of course perfect for gravity riding. Paired with cut-off jeans, a vest, and a full-face helmet, surely denim bikes will be the look of the summer.

Last but not least, do you want hands-free dropper control? Then look no further than the SRAM Booty Link...

Rich Owen
Editor, BikePerfect

Rich Owen is the editor of the Bikeperfect.com team. He's worked as a journalist and editor for over 24 years, with 12 years specializing in cycling media. Rich bought his first mountain bike (a rigid Scott Tampico) in 1995 and has been riding MTB for almost 30 years.

Current rides: Merida One-Forty 6000, Banshee Paradox, YT Jeffsy Core 3, Saracen Ariel 30 Pro

Height: 175cm

Weight: 69kg