When Four-cross racing was holding on for dear life and many riders jumped ship to enduro, Johannes 'Fischy' Fischbach turned his German championship winning pedal power into downhill. Currently sitting in 10th overall in the UCI rankings after winning three out of three IXS European cups, the reigning German national champion's World Cup season's best was 24th in Cairns - the fastest German for years!
The Radon Swoop 200 weighs in at 16.5kg approx, has a 63.5-degree head angle and a tight 433m chainstay.
Johannes is sitting 34th in the World Cup series, but his UCI overall ranking points put him into 10th place.
Schwalbe Magic Mary's front and rear, downhill casing, 2.35" width and in the tacky VertStar compound. Pressures are set at 1.7 / 1.85bar - 24.5 / 27psi
Answer ProTaper handlebars in 780mm width.
Magura's MT7 brakes are probably the most powerful available, and they're fluro yellow.
A Fox DHX2 shock with a 450lb titanium spring. Johannes opts out of a lower chain guide but still runs a bashguard.
Attention to detail - the integrated fork bump stop/cable guides are molded into the shape of the Radon logo.
One of the few riders piloting Manitou's classic upside-down Dorado at the helm.
A standard Sram X01 DH 7-speed drivetrain.
Fischy is running Ergon's new downhill specific saddle and an Answer carbon post.
Johannes finished timed training in 35th place yesterday, one spot behind his number board - let's hope he can top that in the finals tomorrow. We'll have a 'Getting to Know' with Fischi soon too so watch out for that!