The 2022 Downhill World Cup race season has sprung into life here in Lourdes with teams and riders busy prepping bikes and bodies as the steep and challenging slopes of the Pic du Jer lay in wait. We've been for a lap of the pits to see what's fresh for the new race season:
And I’m guessing you hide all of the receipts from your wife...and that she probably wants you to sell at least half of your (two wheeled) toys =P
When you say "fresh paint", you mean new frame right?
You keep the bike industry on a tighter leash than Zed kept the gimp on.
Looks like they wanted a Butcher with bit more straight line braking and just slightly less driftiness during transition to the edge knobs.
But I don't see either why having a bit of snow on the track would be such a bad thing, as long as conditions don't vary dramatically from rider to rider.
Also the RS coil shock has a new piggyback.
Also, I thought that Intense was the ugliest bike I’d seen this year but then I just saw Vital post a pic of the Forbidden. Guess the Intense is the 2nd ugliest. It’s like they are going out of their the make the ugliest bike possible.