Dave Trumpore takes his camera to the pits for a glimpse behind the scenes as everyone gears up for what looks to be an action-packed season of DH racing at all levels. Interesting to see the likes of Santa Cruz sweating the details at a national-level venue - and they weren't the only World Cup team in attendance.
Lots of talk about the new RockShox Boxxer, but so far it's been exclusive to 29ers, as the massively offset dropouts attest. SRAM and RockShox officials insist that these are prototypes, but really? If one considers that 27.5-inch-wheel downhill bikes are pretty dialed in, then what is the motivation for anyone who has one to buy a new bike? If 29-inch wheels prevail this season, and there is a good chance they will, the first high-end fork maker with a proven 29er fork will rule the world. Team Red needs this one. Production or prototype? Your call.