INTENSE PLANNING DH 29ER FOR CAIRNS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jeff Steber ready to unveil 29" downhill bike in time for World Cup event in Scotland
ustralian downhill stars Jack Moir and Dean Lucas are set to get their hands on a 29er bike that is likely to be their ride for the World Championships in Cairns in September.
The Intense Factory Racing team hope to unveil a new machine at the World Cup round in Fort William at the start of June. And Intense owner and all-round bike guru Jeff Steber is currently putting the finishing touches to the as-yet unnamed bike.
Moir won the recent Crankworx Rotorua Downhill on a M16, but Steber believes bigger wheels could be vital at the Cairns course for the Worlds and says the Fort William track will also be a great place to debut his new creation. “We’re always working on new stuff, so keep your eyes open because there is going to be some interesting stuff popping up this year,” Steber told AMB.
We’ll probably bust something out at Fort William and I think it will work really well at Cairns too – unless they change anything. We’re always looking to push and develop new products. You might see some downhill bikes with some bigger wheels that are a little bit better suited for certain tracks.
The admission by Steber simply strengthens the belief that this is the year that 29ers blast onto the DH scene.
Trek are believed to be on the brink of officially unveiling their 29-inch Session this week ahead of the opening round of the World Cup at Lourdes, with Rachel Atherton having posted an arty picture of a mystery bike on her Instagram page a few weeks ago mentioning the fact she was testing some "new gear". #fox#rockshox#dtswiss#marzocchi#pro#shimano#dvo#comencal#downhill#dh#gopro#mtb#iamspecialized#foxracing#bike#instabike#mountainbike#enduro#bikelove#bikestagram#bikersofinstagram#biking#freeride#mountainbiking#redbull#ballerbikes#specialized#hope#girls#downhillgirls