38 Sick Scrubs from the Leogang DH World Cup 2019

Jun 8, 2019 at 12:20
by Nathan Hughes  



While it's true what they say 'no one gets hurt in the air', every racer knows you do tend to lose time floating around up there in the ether. Today during morning practice the step-down was a hive of activity for the photographers as the best in the world leaned their race rigs over, close to the dirt and whispered sweet nothings with their handlebars. So here we have a small gallery dedicated to the art of laying it flat in the name of speed. So, in no particular order, please enjoy.


Laurie Greenland.
Laurie Greenland.

Laurie Greenland.
Laurie Greenland.

Theo Erlangsen.
Theo Erlangsen.

Theo Erlangsen.
Theo Erlangsen.

Jerome Caroli.
Jerome Caroli.

Dakota Norton.
Dakotah Norton.

Dakota Norton.
Dakotah Norton.

Finn Iles from the front part 2
Finn Iles.

Aaron Gwin.
Aaron Gwin.

Forest Riesco.
Forest Riesco.

Hugo Frixtalon.
Hugo Frixtalon.

Hugo Frixtalon.
Hugo Frixtalon.

Wyn Masters.
Wyn Masters.

Matt Walker
Matt Walker

Loris Vergier.
Loris Vergier.

Dakotah Norton from the back part 2
Dakotah Norton.

Luca Shaw.
Luca Shaw.

Mick Hannah.
Mick Hannah.

Alex Marin.
Alex Marin.

Alex Marin
Alex Marin

Hugo Frixtalon
Hugo Frixtalon.

Hugo Frixtalon.
Hugo Frixtalon.

Davide Palazzari
Davide Palazzari

Joe Smith.
Joe Smith.

Gaetan Vige.
Gaetan Vige.

Mitch Ropelato quali run
Mitch Ropelato - quali run.

Stanislav Sehnal.
Stanislav Sehnal.

Kade Edwards
Kade Edwards

Loic Bruni
Loic Bruni

Matthew Walker.
Matthew Walker.

Jackson Frew.
Jackson Frew.

Jack Moir.
Jack Moir.

George Brannigan
George Brannigan

Andreas Kolb.
Andreas Kolb.

Mitch Ropelato.
Mitch Ropelato.

Mitch Ropelato.
Mitch Ropelato.

Finn Iles.
Finn Iles.

Finn Iles rom the back
Finn Iles.



MENTIONS: @natedh9 @davetrumpore @andy9



92 Comments

  • + 135
 Frixtalon / Ropelato / Iles, in no particular order :-)
  • + 32
 Nah fin ropalon wins it for me
  • + 16
 Rope-a-dope
  • + 14
 Hugo Frixtalon dam those were nice. Ropo in qualies was a beauty
  • + 1
 couldn’t have said it any better
  • + 8
 Nailed it, Ropelato and Frixtalon are just dirty.
  • + 26
 Gotta throw Dakota Norton and David Pallazari in the mix, damn some impressive scrubs!
  • + 1
 assegai.
  • + 5
 I don't know who Hugo Frixtalon is, but damn. Matt Walker's kit is Lit.
  • + 3
 Tittigai
  • + 4
 Ropelato for me ; ) All soooo good
  • + 4
 There's a lot Moir of a man tucked up in there too...
  • + 1
 @jaame: I get it
  • + 5
 DAKOTAH FREAKINORTON! Big Grin
  • + 2
 Yep Norton wins for me. Then Hugo.
  • + 73
 Sorry, Loic. Finn was right, his scrubs are better then yours.
  • + 8
 Loic’s Jersey is cooler tho..
  • + 3
 Looks like it didn’t hurt him too much!
  • + 4
 @DrStairs: Scrub for the photos, speed tuck for the win.
  • + 2
 @adrock-whistler: Yep, his milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
  • + 49
 I gotta go Ropelato then Norton
  • + 30
 Dakota, Hugo, or Finn. Hard to pick.
  • + 40
 Mitch..
  • + 23
 Mitch bro
  • + 17
 Mitch. The votes are cast.
  • + 1
 At Crankworx whip off they have the cardboard 90 degree send-o-meter. For this feature they need scrub meter
  • + 9
 Mitch/Dak/Hugo
  • + 1
 @pinkbike get a vote on the go!
  • + 20
 Mitch and Hugo for the tie......
  • + 2
 I agree. Hugo's second picture might take the cake, but too close to call
  • + 17
 Dakota
  • + 11
 Mitch / Dakotah / Finn !!! Look sick!!
  • + 8
 Mitch, Hugo, Dakota
  • + 7
 Brilliant. Thanks. Mitch ^
  • + 5
 Dang this is an art! The only time my bike gets to this angle it's followed by my face 1 second later.
  • + 6
 Mitch, Hugo, Dakotah! Just changed my fantasy team
  • + 6
 That last photo of Mitch though !!! Daayyum!
  • + 4
 Looks like Aluminium cranks on Gwin's bike. Yet another mistake from his mechanic? Might be time to get someone else then Big Grin
  • + 2
 Where is Brosnan and Fearon? They lay flat masters. Was hanging to see them next series please with the skilz. Can we repeat this series over one of the bigger stumps in race run pls.
  • + 1
 I`ve noticed that quite a lot of riders are using a DHRII as a front tyre... I know it`s pretty common, but does it have to do with the dry hardpack conditions?.... considering that some prefer a DHF, or an Asseguai... I need an aspirin Smile
  • + 1
 What's wrong with me? I prefer technical climbing like Chris Akrigg does over technical descending and I prefer these scrubs over all big air I've seen. When I start to prefer rollbacks over high speed riding I need to see a doctor.
  • + 4
 Rad. Name/upvote your favorite. Let’s see who wins. My vote goes to Mitch.
  • + 2
 These are all good and what not, but did you see Dakota's Rock Shox socks and think, why aren't those called Rock Sox? @SramMedia I'll take a pair when they come out thanks
  • + 3
 pre hop scrubs for the race win...Minaar and Vergier both lookin fast! Mitch puting on the skills clinic though, damn.
  • + 2
 People always say World Cup DH racing is the equivalent of Formula 1 in the auto world, but I dunno--do F1 drivers have anywhere *near* the style of these riders?
  • + 1
 Mitch for the scrub win, no contest, Hugo/Finn close behind. The look in Gwin's eyes though tells me his sick of this bad luck bs and ready to take another Austrian win tomorrow.
  • + 1
 Huh, is Hugo running an Aggressor in the rear?? If that is true, that would be a first for the WC DH circuit for that tire as far as I have seen.
  • + 1
 Not sure about the aggressor specifically but guys have been running heavy trail tires on this course for years in an attempt to get a bit less rolling resistance. I can’t remember when but someone made a big deal of it a few years ago when they were running a beefed up Schwalbe Hans Dampf here.
  • + 2
 Scrubs all well and good...... But how were the fast guys taking this section of track?
  • + 2
 Flat out.
  • + 2
 I expected Bernard Kerr to be front and center in this discipline. Finn never disappoints????
  • + 2
 Does Gwin ever not have that look? Seriously. "Track, move. Before I freakin hurt you." Big Grin
  • + 3
 Dak, Finn, Hugo, and Mitch were by far the best
  • + 1
 finn Iles was definitely first, then Mitch Ropelato, then Hugo frixtalon, then Dakotah Norton
  • + 2
 Great shots. Any shots of the women doing that!?
  • + 2
 Dakotah Norton, Hugo Frixtalon and Mitch Ropelato killing it!
  • + 1
 Anyone remember Connor's from a few years ago during the race where all Warner said was "that was sick"
  • + 2
 No pics of the ladies scrubbing?
  • + 2
 tomorrow is gonna be gnarly!!
  • + 1
 I can not wait!!
  • + 2
 Luv these shots. 2020 Calendar right there. I'll take 2 please.
  • + 2
 Mitch, Dakotah, Finn and Hugo won the scrub competition for sure.
  • + 2
 Finn on de-branded Minion front tire?
  • + 1
 Yep, Spesh doesn't make a 29er DH tire yet
  • + 1
 Looks like the Specialized Butcher is getting ANOTHER facelift hahahaha ;-)
  • + 3
 Dakota
  • + 2
 Davide Palazzari ain’t too bad either
  • + 3
 Less is more.
  • + 2
 Number 7 changed the game!!
  • + 2
 What happened to Hugo though. Didn’t he qualify for the finals?
  • + 1
 What if Bubba had never raced moto, would we still be doing straight airs?
  • + 1
 Are these guys even sponsored? None of em' can ride a bicycle straight!
  • + 1
 So... how many people have favorited this? Big Grin
  • + 1
 Frixtalon,Iles and Palazzari
  • + 1
 Mitch Ropelato, Norton, Frixtalon....

yeah, where's Bernard?
  • + 1
 Yea Theo. F*cken huck it you pussy !
  • + 2
 Best photo gallery ever
  • + 1
 Repelato killing it and stay low for Finn
  • + 2
 Finn for the WIN !!
  • + 2
 PORN!
  • + 2
 Mitch Fritz and Diksch
  • + 0
 Why does Gaetan Vige has the handlebar in the opposite direction? Looks bit strange.
  • + 2
 Turn down for what?
  • + 1
 Riders on the storm.........
  • + 1
 Mitch and Hugo are just spitting in gravity's face. Damn.
  • + 2
 Amazing photos guys!
  • + 1
 Mitch, mi amor!
  • + 1
 Mitch, Hugo, Dakotah
  • + 1
 Mitch, Hugo, Finn
  • + 1
 Where's Fearon?
  • + 1
 Where's Kerr??
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