First Day of practice for CRC Nukeproof at the 2012 World Cup DH in South Africa and Matt Simmonds is straight into the speed tuck!

Photo by MTBcut's Sebastien Schieck
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First Day of practice for CRC Nukeproof at the 2012 World Cup DH in South Africa and Matt Simmonds is straight into the speed tuck! Photo by MTBcut's Sebastien Schieck

81 Comments

  • + 97
 Hahahaha he should be wearing spandex with a tuck like that!
  • + 52
 BE THE bIKE!!!
  • + 17
 And road aero helmet for the time trial... Big Grin
  • + 15
 Not sure if this is actually serious! Never seen anyone do that haha
  • + 8
 It looks to be that long flat section mid way on the course, I'd say it's serious haha.
  • + 7
 im gonna try this now.
  • + 32
 now try it with your feet on the top of the fork.... I fall off every time
  • + 17
 les gets to morzine.
  • + 7
 nah all about goat village to morzine no handed
  • + 13
 For max aero-tuck get your hands on the stanchions and your elbows inside your knees... Avoriaz-Morzine road!
  • + 4
 I speed tuck when I race my friends down steep roads! Never knew pros used it!
  • + 3
 Hold onto a car - Avoriaz to Morzine.
  • + 2
 yes avoriaz to morzine is mental was riding with someone who was chainless and he overtook a car in full speed tuck hands behind his back, to be fair tho he was next to the car a very long time!!!
  • - 3
 with the baggy jersey and the fact that bike are not aerodynamic in any way i hope hes kidding!! lol
  • + 3
 @paulclarke - cleary you've never aero-tucked on a DH bike... It makes one hell of a difference regardless of the clothes you're wearing!
  • + 2
 i was so suprised when i found how much faster you go but why shouldnt you go faster your massively reducing the amount of resistance and when your going fast that makes a massive difference
  • + 1
 Straight chillaxin, sparking doobies up
  • + 1
 that's legit, never seen a tuck like that... they should make suspension auto-lockout when the cranks are in action
  • + 20
 Someone has been doin a bit too much road training...
  • + 11
 LOoks like a shot from the sports most early days. DOwn right trucking section.
  • + 6
 Also the fact that bars way back when were that length! Haha
  • + 10
 stop relaxing and get back to work
  • + 6
 Brand new concept to me on the DH sector... haha It almost looks peaceful rather than fast, not too much giving that "movement" feeling. It's sick and has some awesome colors though!
  • + 8
 Must be going tucking fast.... ;oP
  • + 5
 ahahaha nice style upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Squirrel_by_mareckr.jpg
Who let squirrel on downhill track???
  • + 4
 I'm on mobile and in have no idea what's going on in this picture.
  • + 1
 I thought all professional riders rode like that. i ought to give it a try, i might actually become what they call "good" for once
  • + 3
 not out of focus tape again!, had this ordeal last month.
  • + 3
 lazy/ sore man style or super smooth coarse??? nice if he hauling ace!
  • + 3
 It's a mountain biking rabbit! lol
  • + 4
 This shot is amazing!
  • + 3
 Looks like hes ready for takeoff
  • + 3
 Wouldn't standing up in an all out pedal be faster?
  • + 42
 u ever tried pedalling at 80km/h? legs be doin the helecopter
  • + 6
 unless thats the flat section then ya
  • + 10
 sprinting all out for that long at the Pietermaritzburg World Cup is not something for the faint of heart... or faint of legs
  • + 4
 He just needs a higher gear.
  • + 23
 a Cape would work just as well
  • + 3
 It is the flat section so pedalling would be faster.
  • + 14
 You obviously all know better then the WC level rider. Wink
Maybe he's conserving energy.
  • + 3
 if its practice why would you be wasting all your energy on pedalling as fast as you can when you can regain your stamina from resting in the most aerodynamic way Razz
  • + 4
 too much nothing
  • + 2
 Love doing that, makes me feel like Valentino Rossi, especially overtaking other people when I do it!
  • + 3
 brake less thecnik
  • + 3
 Boost position! Helmet
  • + 3
 Thats steezy!
  • + 2
 Roadies kick ass at downhill!
  • + 1
 i enjoy dannny's style a little bit more www.pinkbike.com/photo/7843426
  • + 3
 aerodynamics is all
  • + 1
 Then you hit a rock or root and think in a split sec as you speed wobble.......oh carp bad hand placement
  • + 1
 Anyone know what bars those are?
  • + 1
 Will we see drop-bars next year?

Good shot tho! Lovely framing.
  • + 1
 he likes short handlebars hahahahaha xD
  • + 1
 could have sworn i saw aerobars on his bike...
  • + 0
 :O !!! this happened when you go racing DOWNHILL in a place like Africa, famouuuus for his mountains ahahaha
  • + 1
 he's going to fly with wings like that!
  • + 1
 Aerodynamics!! Hauahauahauahau
  • + 1
 they must be pushing some BIGGGG gears for that flat section.
  • + 2
 Hahaha epic
  • + 2
 hell yea XC style lol jk
  • + 2
 Bloody wide bars
  • + 2
 road bike
  • + 4
 Aero tuck!
  • + 6
 Wide carbon aero bars.
  • + 3
 for down force Wink
  • + 2
 Haha sick
  • + 1
 road bika
  • + 1
 Needs aero bars.
  • + 1
 power tuck
Helmet
  • + 1
 ridin' scooter stylee!
  • + 1
 SICK
  • + 1
 skilz\zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • + 1
 Simmonds is the man!
  • - 2
 looks like he is riding a horse
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