On this episode of Talking Shop, Thomas chats with Jill Kintner, one of the most decorated cyclists in BMX and mountain bike history. Thomas met up with Jill as she was prepping to defend her Queen of Crankworx crown in Whistler. One of the main events of the festival the - the Air DH - has always been one of Jill's strongest. But what does it take to stay on top, year after year? Do you opt for a DH bike to soak up the late season roughness on A-Line in the Whistler Bike Park? Or do you go for a lighter trail bike with less travel? And, of course, what about tire selection?
Downhill bike to soak up the braking bumps and bomb holes? Or...
...a lighter and more nimble trail bike?
Spoiler alert! By the time Crankworx Whistler was done and dusted, Jill had won the Air DH, taken second in Pump Track and Dual Slalom, to retain her Queen of Crankworx crown going into 2019!