TRP has a video series featuring John Hall. Check out the first fireside chat inside with John Hall and Neko Mulally. In the first series of four stories, we’ll see John sit down by the ‘Fireside’ with Neko Mulally. We’ll see him razz his peers on the world cup circuit in ‘Mechanics’, ‘Talk Shop’ from his Intense Factory Service Course, and he’ll do his best to describe what speed sounds like in ‘What’s That Sound’. Video Credit: Knowmad Development Photo Credit: Nathan Hughes Photography, @nathanhughesphoto /@intensefactoryracing John Hall is Aaron Gwin’s mechanic and the lead mechanic for Intense Factory Racing. His professional and personal life is all about mountain bikes. He rides them, he works on them, so no wonder John Hall likes talking about them. Hall had influence on TRP’s recently launched DH7 drivetrain. Working at the highest level is something special. DH World Cup Racing is a pressure cooker of a crucible in which riders, teams, and mechanics live and die by the weekend’s results. Their livelihoods depend on it. During a race weekend and in-between races’ many things happen that are only experienced by these athletes, managers, and mechanics. Outside the Toolbox is a series of stories about these things, told by John Hall and his friends. It shows a different side of racing, athletes, work and the person behind all this F1 like pressure. As a former Marine, John brings a work ethic and perspective that few on the circuit have mastered. He carries himself with unmatched professionalism. He’s a constant tinkerer and a consummate pro, and of course, he’s cool as a cucumber under pressure. Nothing comes between Aaron’s bike and John Hall. John’s quest for race-bike perfection paired with his hardworking ranch-bred, get ‘er done attitude and constant late-night garage tinkering is the professional side of John – Outside the Toolbox adds fun and personal side to it. To bring you behind the scenes, TRP has worked with Hall to create a video series that gives a deeper insight into his practices, opinions—not to mention his honest love of bikes—and the work he does. New videos will launch each month, till it is time to go downhill racing again, enjoy and have a great off-season. More at www.trpcycling.com
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The event attracted 34,000 visitors to the region, with an average daily spend for international visitors coming in at €106.( Photos: 3 )
After the UCI DH World Championships of Mont-Sainte-Anne last week, the best downhillers in the world are back to challenge each other in the World Cup circuit at the final event of the season in Snowshoe, West Virginia that for the first time in history hosts an event of this magnitude in the world of MTB. As can be seen from the course preview, Snowshoe offers two sections, the first and the final one, with numerous jumps and banks on a very hand built course, while the central part is ragged and natural. Today’s qualifying sees Danny Hart again in the lead, as in the qualifications of the Worlds of Mont-Sainte-Anne and the last round in Lenzerheide, with two and a half tenths of a second between him and the newly confirmed World Champion, Loïc Bruni. Third place in front of the home crowd for the American Charlie Harrison. Troy Brosnan continues with consistent results to collect important points for the overall, ending in fourth place while Greg Williamson landed in 5th. After missing out on gold in MSA, Tracey Hannah returned to first place in Snowshoe qualifying, besting her direct rival in the overall title race, Marine Cabirou, by more than two and a half seconds. Third position, almost 10 seconds back, went to the new World Champion, Myriam Nicole. Right behind we find Veronika Widmann in a promising fourth position, followed by Sian A’Hern in fifth place. In the Junior field, the qualifying heat sees the two new world champions in each category dominate on the US track, Kye A’Hern and Valentina Höll. Complete results: Snowshoe qualifications Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women Tomorrow the final round will be played with the live stream on Red Bull TV.
Today's eMTB winner took the U23 XC World Championships last year in Lenzerheide as well.( Photos: 1, Comments: 5 )
Racing a DH World Cup season without a team, without sponsors and alongside a job, Joannes Von Klebelsberg knows that anything is possible! Now better known as the "Denim Destroyer", we followed him to Lenzerheide to find out who he is, how he got there and what’s so special about those jeans... The post Watch: One day with Johannes Von Klebelsberg appeared first on Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
Remy Metailler and Seth Sherlock ride down a steep and gnarly trio of trails, Sourkraut, Chossy’s Slabs and Gouranga.( Photos: 1, Comments: 1 )
Above the realms of Lenzerheide bike park is a whole new world full of all-mountain enduro riding to explore.( Photos: 39, Comments: 1 )