Fantasy DH League: Prizes Announced for Round 1 - Maribor World Cup DH 2019

Apr 25, 2019
by Pinkbike Staff  

We're heading into the first round of the Fantasy DH Presented by Trek and SRAM. So far over 20,000 Pinkbike readers have picked their dream World Cup DH team to be in the running to walk home with a Trek Slash 9.9 carbon frame kitted out with Rockshox suspension and SRAM components!

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

There are prizes for each round, but now's the best time to enter a team so that you'll be in the running to win the Grand Prize!

Sound good? Build your team today!

Grand Prize
Season Overall

At the end of the season, the overall Fantasy Downhill Champion will win a Trek Slash 9.9 29” Carbon Frame with a RockShox Lyrik RC2, RockShox Deluxe RT3 RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft, a
RockShox Reverb Stealth, SRAM X01 Eagle Crankset, SRAM X01 Eagle, SRAM X01 Eagle Shifter. SRAM X01 Eagle, SRAM XG1295 Eagle, SRAM Code RSC Brakes, and SRAM Centerline Rotors.

Fantasy DH 2019

Round 1 Prize
Maribor, Slovenia

Pick the best team for this round and you can walk away with a set of SRAM Code RSC brakes with 200mm rotors and a 100% AIRCRAFT DH Helmet with MIPS. MSRP of $644.


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.

Injury Icon

We've added an injury icon to show high profile athletes who are injured. This is not foolproof or exhaustive, so you'll still need to do your own research into your picks. If you know of riders who are injured, mention them in the comments and we’ll keep this updated.

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!

Good luck!

The Fantasy Downhill League is Presented by Trek and SRAM.


MENTIONS: @trek / @SramMedia

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  • 50 3
 the last time i had 3 day blackout, i woke up in an apartment in milwaukee with clown make-up on, my hand smeared with what i could only guess was a mixture of ketchup & chocolate, tightly clenching an autographed picture of eric estrada.
  • 13 1
 @youann2170: no u shut up
  • 1 0
 @rocky-mtn-gman you sure it wasn't an ICP autograph...
  • 13 7
 more than 22,000 entries an only one 'winner' for the first round... for the first Enduro round there were 14,444 entries and six 'winners'.

I'm not complaining but maybe:

1st: the brakes
2nd: the helmet
3rd: some Bontrager tires
  • 28 4
 Consider yourself winner as long as you dont have to use SRAM brakes.
  • 5 0
 I would defiantly be shooting for second place then
  • 7 0
 Am I being thick or is the World Champ race in MSA *before* the last DH WC race (Snowshoe)?
  • 4 0
 Yeah it's kind of silly.
  • 4 0
 Mis-interpreted the title(thought they were announcing the winners of Fan-League).....*mild panic. Thought I missed a WC-DH!! ha.
  • 4 0
 are you sayin' i'll need the helmet if i win the brakes? jk jk thanks for the contest. go connor goooo...
  • 6 2
 To block out the turkey sounds....
  • 2 1
 The riders in fantasy downhill cost more than EWS, shouldn't the budget be bigger too? It's not possible to pick the likely winners of men's AND women's and still have money for the rest of the team. EWS has this option. Seems like 2mill for DH would've been right
  • 6 2
 Wait, there's a Fantasy World Cup league? This hasn't been mentioned.
  • 4 1
 “I don’t care about DH Fantasy League” is the new “I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones”. You should do a meta protest and join as a sign of not caring.
  • 6 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I've never seen an episode of Game Of Thrones.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: I watched a few recent ones. It is full of logical problems even if you skip the fantasy bit. The use of dragons as a weapon is very disappointing. Completely non-coordinated air strikes putting assets at risk. The ground troops engage in the battle before dragons arrive. Makes no sense. Main characters engage in complex conspiracies but cannot figure out warfare.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: They seem to use the dragons like cavalry once the chaos has begun. They sweep in and devastate and get out. They certainly aren't invincible yet are the greatest warfare asset ever known to man at the time. Probably worth not just making them take point being with the primary attack and allowing the enemy to completely focus on them. You never lead with your Queen in chess do you? Wink
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: cavalry is cavalry and it is present in Game of Thrones. aside of dragons which are the air support. An actual weapon of mass destruction. In reality cavalry attacks first... it's role is to break the line of enemy infantry. They cause chaos.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: The Battle of Bannockburn shows the folly of that thinking my friend, even against a vastly smaller force. Wink
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm not feeling this guys.
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: Yea I thought you were taking examples from Hollywood cinematography. Through 1600:s Polish husars were demolishing armies up to 5 times larger, charging against fire arms, stopping Islamic invasion under Vienna on one front and conquering Russia, being the only army in history to capture Moscow and stay there. All in skirmishes and charges, not some pitched fights.
  • 1 0
 How'd I deselect a rider from my team without deleting all and starting over? And do I have to have a full roster or just spend on 3-4 riders I think will score points?
  • 2 0
 You have to have a full roster (all 6) and while you can't "deselect" riders per se without a reset, you can exchange them for a different rider by tapping/selecting them again. If you have no money left with a full roster, you can exchange for an athlete of equal or lesser value, or "downgrade" a different rider to add budget/salary cap space and get one more expensive. Smile
  • 2 0
 Fingers crossed for no crashes!
  • 5 3
 Win the dh fantasy and get a enduro bike, hmmm.....
  • 1 0
 At this rate the Fantasy Down Hill going too be bigger than Actual World Cup DH race only?
  • 2 0
 Those helmets are sick
  • 1 0
 Is there a start list up?
  • 1 0
 @ColquhounerHooner: thanks. Was curious if Maes or Hill were on there
  • 1 0
I did see Maes on there, did you?
  • 1 0
 @Vernon2145: oh? I missed it. I’ll look again
  • 2 0
 @Vernon2145: not sure what your looking at but I’m not seeing it
  • 2 1
 @Vernon2145: Did or didn't. I couldn't find him and apparently he has infection from a cut in his leh from NZ...
  • 3 0
Sorry typo. I DIDN'T see him.
  • 1 0
 @Vernon2145: oh, good. I thought my eyes were going bad on a couple of fronts.
  • 1 0
 @Vernon2145: same. Kept thinking I was missing it
  • 1 0
 Just created a league for anyone interested, name: Ireland
  • 1 0
 Ah the 3 day blackout, or as we office gerbils call it: Wednesday
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