The World Cup DH mountain bike racing season kicks off this weekend in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. With Steve Peat’s Santa Cruz Syndicate team switching to Shimano and Fox Racing Shox and Sam Hill healthy, all eyes are on this first race to see how the competition is going to stack up for the year.
Specialized put together this video featuring Sam Hill and Troy Brosnan shredding up some trails in preparation for the season. The bike control, speed and flow these guys put together on a bike is nothing short of amazing.
Team Monster Energy / Specialized is back for another killer World Cup season in 2012. Riding the Demo 8 II, Sam Hill and Troy Brosnan have already been busy tearing up the competition in the Australian National series. With an amazing Juniors season behind him, Troy is looking to come onto the Elite level in a big way starting at Pietermaritzburg, and Sam is looking forward to starting the season with a clean bill of health and a renewed drive to leave everyone else in his dust.
I founded Bike198 back in 2007 and started riding bikes seriously in 1994. A lot has changed since that time and one of the greatest releases is still getting out on the bike and shredding trail or tearing up the road.