DH WC Val di Sole – Practice

So here we are in Val di Sole it seems all the riders are present and correct and doing their first runs down the track.

Speaking to the Santa Cruz Syndicate team it seems like they are all happy with the track and are getting their first practice runs in.

Steve Peat’s bike ready to go, a dream machine.

Steve with his personal video maker.

Current World Champion Dany Hart, warming up before his first run down.

Aron Gwin’s bike being prepared for racing…


Scott DH team are also here and a few words with Brendon Fairclough their star rider was interesting. I asked him quickly about a 650B downhill bike, he said, that “…there isnt one.” ¬†However it seems that his body language was saying something else as we asked this question. the reason I asked was after seeing the 650B full suspension prototype trail bikes in winter testing it looks like something is being tried and tested…. but denial is of course the order of the day. Knowing R and D ¬†teams and what they do, of course they have or are trying the concept, who wouldn’t?

“I have not seen a 650B DH bike.”

“I think someone would be unpopular if there was a 29er DH bike…”


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