How Do the Pros Set Up Their Bikes for Extra-Steep Tracks? - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
The Val di Sole World Cup downhill track doesn't take any prisoners - it's steep and rough, with very few spots for riders to relax their grip on the brakes. For that reason, bike setup is critical. Every rider has their own theories and preferences, but the overall goal is to find a balanced setup, one that allows them to avoid getting pulled into the bomb holes that litter the course, while also providing enough grip for the loose, slippery corners.
Pinkbike's Ross Bell caught up with one rider and five mechanics and asked them, "What changes did you make for this weekend's race?"Brendan Fairclough's Scott GamblerThe Ruffin Brothers' Commencal Supreme DHMiranda Miller's Specialized DemoTaylor Vernon's Trek SessionLoris Vergier's 27.5" Santa Cruz V10Jack Moir's Intense 29er