Behind the Scenes: Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill Prep Sessions

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Watch how true that can be on the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup circuit.

Worldwide competition-level downhill MTB singletrack is pretty complex terrain — to put it gently. Taking the right line on the World Cup tour requires not only individual mastery, but also ferreting out the tiniest edge over your opponents.

What does it take? In a word, work.

“It’s impressive to watch riders go down these tracks with incredible speed and confidence, but it’s even more impressive to find out how they get to that point.”

Find out how here.

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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