How MTB racing has influenced bike design
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The rigours of racing between the tapes demands high performance from both competitors and their bikes, and so the development of bikes, and the components fitted to them, are inextricably linked to racing. At BikeRadar we’re lucky to have two members of the team, Rob Weaver and Luke Marshall, who have competed at World Cup level downhill. They, along with our tech-expert Seb Stott, dig deep in to how the world of racing has, or hasn’t, influenced the design of the modern mountain bike.

 

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The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
WideAnglePodiumNetwork
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