The 2019 Hurly Burly Downhill Yearbook is Now Available

Nov 6, 2019
by James McKnight  
Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook


Press Release: Misspent Summers


Hurly Burly 4, the 2019 downhill World Cup and Championships yearbook, is on sale now.

Our roving reporters and renowned photographers followed the entire World Cup and Champs season to document its every up and down — the injuries, the victories and all the flat-out racing in-between — and seal the year into one 228-page tome.

The book covers the entire 2019 season of UCI Downhill World Cup racing and the UCI Downhill World Championships. Hundreds of the best photographs sit alongside reports, comment and analysis from a group of experienced writers, capturing every moment of action and drama from the series and Champs.

This is our fourth edition of Hurly Burly, and we’d like to thank every person who has bought, read, talked about, or even just heard of our books.

Buy the book now through the Misspent Summers store.

Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook

Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook
Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook

About
In 2019 the UCI Downhill World Cup and Championships went back to some of the sport’s most revered venues. Varied courses and conditions made for a classic season of racing that
saw the sport’s current powerhouses come out victorious.

From early-season Slovenia to a dramatic finale in the USA and every race in-between, our latest book covers the highs, lows and most important stories of the season.

Some details:
- £15 plus postage
- 228 pages (200 editorial)
- 9 event reports
- Hundreds of the best photographs
- ‘Anatomy of a Track’ and ‘Data Check’ analysis mini-features
- All the top results and standings
- Dimensions: 284 (h) x220 (w) mm
- Paper: 300 gsm silk-coated cover, 130 gsm silk pages
- Published by Misspent Summers in the UK
- The history book of downhill mountain bike racing

Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook


Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook
Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook

Contributors
Production: James McKnight, Ben Winder, Victor Lucas, Chris Jones, Morgane Charre,
Harriet Jones

Photography: Sven Martin, Boris Beyer, Sebastian Schieck

Features: Ric McLaughlin, Alan Milway, John Parkin, Aaron Bartlett, John Lawlor, Pete
Scullion, Anna Buick, Chris Kilmurray, Eliot Jackson

Hurly Burly 2019 - The Downhill Yearbook



22 Comments

  • 24 1
 "wow" - Owen Wilson
  • 4 1
 This is much cooler than my yearbook!
  • 10 9
 Sad part is we will look back in this book 10 years from now and think "How did they even ride those terrible bikes? The geometry is terrible."
  • 34 1
 Doubtful. We don't look at moto from the early 2000s and say that. Things are plateauing.
  • 2 5
 @JeffreyJim: Ummm yeah we do actually
  • 5 0
 Not likely, bikes look like are getting to a point where they actually work now. You dont look at parts on a dh bike from early-mid 2000s and think 'how did we ride that sh*t' because I think that is when components got to a point where they actually started to work well ~ you might look at a bike from the 90s & think differently.
  • 1 1
 Prediction, there is going to be a new wheel size between 27 & 29" in the next few years, just to annoy everyone. & will be developed by spesh, because, because it sounds like something they would do.
There is a big difference in wheel size visually with these mullet bikes. & as a 6'3" person I would happily ride something a touch smaller than 29" even if just on the rear.
  • 2 0
 @zyoungson: Moto bikes are way better in every way than they were in the early 2000's.
  • 1 2
 @zyoungson: Why?? 29 is so good now
  • 1 0
 @JeffreyJim: facts, 2009 Giant Glory springs to mind, I do not think 'terrible bike' when I see one of those still out and about.
  • 2 0
 @Radley-Shreddington: Those things are still insane.
  • 2 0
 @Radley-Shreddington: I would still ride a demo 9 from 2003
  • 2 0
 Stoked! Last years was an amazing read, cant wait for this one.
  • 2 0
 No Ben Cathro feature?
  • 4 0
 If there's not, there will be next year when he races!!!
  • 1 0
 so cheap! Mountainbikes would pay more than twice the prize!
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