Let's get it out of the way. Specialized has a prototype downhill bike under Sam Hill and, seen here,
Brendan Fairclough. It's black, it's light and it goes good and fast. No closeups allowed!
It's the only day of sun we will have all week. No flashes, and Mick still glows in the dark!
Bryn has been doing tons of riding in the PNW. He is used to mud and roots and ruts now.
Apparently, he can slay rocks as well.
The infamous rocks are back, with a twist. A couple actually. Riders now weave back and forth to make it through them, no more straight shot at mach 5. Skills will be tested when the mud gets dragged onto them.
One of the French POC team riders was easily the most stylish person to boost this root ball all practice long. Lines were all over, left, right, high, low. It'll be interesting. Sam Hill even manualed it, where last year he turned it into a massive triple.
Yeti has a new bike as well, and Aaron Gwin has been abusing it all day.
Chris Kovarik's Intense M9 Prototype. Look for a feature on it soon.