The Universal Laws of Success for Mountain Bikers

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success is a book in which Albert-László Barabási outlines five laws for succeeding in any given field. He asserts that the five laws were the inescapable findings after analysing massive data sets related to sports, business, the arts, academia and innovation. So what are they and how do they relate…

Rainraw & 3 Iconic Rain Soaked Race Runs

A few weeks ago Bluegrass Eagle released an interesting little video called Rainraw which features Sam Blenkinsop talking about why he likes and dislikes riding in the rain. Many riders hate wet and muddy conditions but some riders thrive in them. The level of technique and bike control needed to compete in these conditions is high….

UCI Downhill – Mont-Sainte-Anne and Danny Hart Suspension Training

The penultimate round of the UCI Downhill World Cup saw Rachel Atherton again dominate the womens race (finishing over 11 seconds ahead of nearest rival Tracey Hannah) and Redcar Rocket Danny Hart again frustrate Aaron Gwin in the race for the mens title. To see the race click here For the womens results click here…

Most iconic whip in downhill?

4th September 2011 and Danny Hart sits at the start gate of Switzerland’s Champery downhill course.  Frenchman Damien Spagnolo heads the field with the rain drenched course having claimed the race runs of the likes of Gee Atherton, Greg Minnaar and the seasons unstoppable Aaron Gwin.  What followed was a decimation of the field by…