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Kenta Gallaghers Custom Bell Full-9

Kenta Gallaghers Custom Bell Full-9

Here at Descent-World we are big fans of talent that comes out of Scotland. Kenta Gallagher is one such rider . Having won a World Cup XC eliminator race, ended his contract to follow his passion of DH and cleaned up in the expert category last year, we thought we should step up. We are only small but one thing Kenta needed this year was a helmet, so we collaborated with East Coast Airbrush to produce this peach for Kenta […]

Throwback Thursday – 2004 World Champs

Throwback Thursday – 2004 World Champs

Here we go, it’s time all us oldies did a bit of reminiscing and you youngsters got educated in what it was like to go very fast on a bike with angles that belong on modern XC bikes. Steve Peat had this race in the bag, Barel won, and a lad from the Borders called David Young was 5th in Juniors after having to fund his own way there when BC didn’t want to take any juniors…. Filmed by Jon […]

Leogang – Practice commences.

Leogang – Practice commences.

Words: Tommy Wilkinson Photos: © Tommy Wilkinson and Zach Faulkner I hate the weather being the subject of a event report. I mean why is that even a thing. Yet such is the strange sequence of events this year, that bright sunshine becomes an incredible moment and almost spontaneous moment of celebration for everyone here. With a few changes this year many were keen to see how day one would unfold. The entire focus appeared to be on one or […]

Leogang Day 1

Leogang Day 1

Words: Tommy Wilkinson Images: Tommy Wilkinson and Zach Faulkner Ah Leogang – the track that saved the day back in 2011 when Schladming unfortunately had to pull out has became a staple part of the WC DH schedule in the following years. A track that often polarises opinion due to it’s bike park nature, Leogang is fast, occasionly extremely easy, occasionally very tricky but nevertheless a challenge to race and one heck of a track to try and win on. […]

BDS Rd3: Not Langolum butt! Clan-goth-lynn!

BDS Rd3: Not Langolum butt! Clan-goth-lynn!

Words and photos: Jon Beckett Mae wedi ei ynganu yn anghywir bob blwyddyn gwaedlyd , ‘i’ ” Clan Goth  Lynn ” , ei gael yn iawn ! Mae tref fechan ar y ffin rhwng Cymru / Lloegr yn gartref i rai camlesi , rhai tafarndai ac un o’r traciau mwyaf serth yr ochr hon i’r ffin yr Alban . Un naid enfawr gallai fod yn , ond mae’r dechnoleg serth mae’r dynion a menywod didoli allan oddi wrth y bechgyn […]

The Neethlings: A Brothers’ Story

The Neethlings: A Brothers’ Story

Andrew Neethling and Jonty Neethling started MTB DH at their young age and after racing WC together for several years they found their own path at Polygon UR team. Discover the story behind the two brothers.

Brendan Fairclough and Alba Wunderlin succeed in Lenzerheide

Brendan Fairclough and Alba Wunderlin succeed in Lenzerheide

This weekend the iXS Swiss Downhill Cup visited Lenzerheide in Graubünden for the first time and added a new venue to its agenda. More than 300 riders from 16 different nations made their way to the future World Cup track for an exciting race weekend. Lenzerheide seems to have a big plan for the future: from 2015 to 2017 it has been announced the venue of the World Cup and after that it plays host to the World Championships. In […]

Noel Niederberger and Zarja Cernilogar win in Spicak

Noel Niederberger and Zarja Cernilogar win in Spicak

This weekend the iXS European Downhill Cup returned to Spicak in the Czech Republic for its fifth round. Despite hot and dry temperatures, Noel Niederberger and Zarja Cernilogar took the title and collected important points for the overall rankings. Spicak’s bike park has been one of the classic and almost annual venues of the iXS European Downhill Cup for some years now. Being located right at the German border and thus in the center of Europe it is no surprise […]

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