DH Fantasy League: LAST CHANCE to Update Your Team Ahead of the Leogang World Cup DH 2022

Jun 9, 2022
by Pinkbike Staff  

We're heading into the third round of the Fantasy DH Presented by Specialized. So far over 22,000 Pinkbike readers have picked their dream World Cup DH team to be in the running to walk home with a Specialized Demo Race in the size of your choice!

Read on to see the prizes up for grabs during the third round, learn more about how the league works, and increase your chances of taking home a prize.

There are prizes for each round, so even if you haven't entered a team yet, you should create one!

Sound good? Build your team today!






Grand Prize
Season Overall

At the end of the season the overall Fantasy Downhill Champion will get a Specialized Demo Race worth $7,000 USD in any size of your choosing.

All-out speed has always been the Demo’s target, and with the Demo Race it’s no different. Introducing a new flexible wheel-size frame design that allows riders to take advantage of a 29-inch front wheel and a 27.5-inch rear wheel, it’s a special blend that’s long been tested by World Champ Loic Bruni looking for the perfect balance of traction and maneuverability, but only just green-lighted by the UCI this past year. Not that it stopped the Demo Race from racking up both the Downhill World Championship and overall World Cup titles in its very first season... Learn more about the Specialized Demo Race here.



Round 3 Prize
Leogang, Austria

The world’s fastest riders are always hungry for more traction. So, we teamed up with Loïc Bruni, Finn Iles and Chris Grice from the Specialized Gravity team to develop a mountain bike tire to tame World Cup Downhill Tracks. Together we cooked up something that will satisfy even the most aggressive appetites. The Cannibal Tire LTD tread pattern has been completely redeveloped, integrating our super sticky GRIPTON T9 compound with a high volume casing that brings superior control to any terrain. MSRP $80 USD. Learn more at specialized.com






3-Day Blackout Period

In order to avoid players copying each other's teams, all rider selections will be hidden for 72 hours before each race. Start playing mind games with your friends that you know are shoulder-hopping your choices.

Unlimited Trades

You're allowed unlimited trades after each round. You can stick with what's working, or change your whole team out after every race.

Office Leagues

Employees at Pivot, Muc-Off and more are battling it out behind closed doors in their Office Leagues.

Offices can set up private leagues in addition to playing the main public league. Let the trash talk begin!

2022 Race Schedule:

March 26-27: Lourdes, France
May 21-22: Fort William, UK
June 10-12: Leogang, Austria
July 8-10: Lenzerheide
July 15-17: Vallnord, Andorra
July 29-31: Snowshoe, USA
August 5-7: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
August 24–28: UCI Mountain Bike World Championships – Les Gets, France
September 2-4: Val di Sole, Italy

Good luck!


Pinkbike Fantasy Downhill League in Association with Specialized




22 Comments

  • 36 1
 Perfect for my DH unicycle.
  • 28 1
 So the prize is one tire?
  • 1 0
 Yeah that's what I wonder as well. AT the EWS one could win 6 tires and some swag
  • 4 0
 Lol, were there a lot of people saying they would still want to do the XC fantasy if there weren't prizes?
  • 1 0
 No
  • 22 0
 One tire had the other tire for lunch!
  • 8 0
 with some fava beans and a nice chianti
  • 10 0
 Supply chain issues hitting fantasy prizes hard. That or companies just realize they can sell everything right now with 0 marketing and are dreaming about $$$ signs every night.
  • 12 1
 Still wish they had fantasy XC this year... Watching XC is a lot more enjoyable with an ulterior motive!
  • 8 0
 If I win, can I just get a sharpied out Maxxis tire?
  • 4 0
 I will raise said prize to one WTB Koozie, some Applebees coupons, and a used Minion DHF.
  • 4 0
 This is like a league where you have to fantasize about better more fantastic prizes
  • 3 0
 As far as I know:
-Reece Wilson is off.
-Troy Brosnan is back.
  • 3 0
 Finn Iles is also racing
  • 1 0
 @Pothead78: cheers!
  • 2 1
 People losing the ability to read?

"Get your team on the line for the Leogang World Cup this weekend and you could win a set of tires"
  • 2 0
 Dude, they changed it... they changed it to 'and you could win big'... Which is even more incorrect.
  • 3 0
 The prize is a single tyre???
Damn - times are hard!
  • 2 0
 I don't think they should be promoting cannibalisms like that
  • 3 0
 Cannibal Corpse
  • 1 0
 They go fancy for the fantasy
  • 1 0
 Hilarious





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