Day in the life of the downhill mountain bike mechanics - video

Rain at Cairns downhill MTB World Cup means plenty of kit changes and bike washing

BikeRadar is in Cairns, Australia, for round two of the UCI downhill mountain bike World Cup. Plenty of rain leading up to the racing this weekend means the mechanics are working furiously between the riders' outings to keep things clean and dialled. 

We spoke with mechanics from GT Factory Racing, Specialized Racing Downhill, Santa Cruz Syndicate, Trek World Racing, CRC/NukeProof and more to find out what's keeping them busy and to learn more about their daily duties as pro mechanics to some of the world's best.

Stay tuned for more videos featuring Sam Hil (CRC/Nukeproof), Gee Atherton (GT Factory Racing) and Greg Minaar's (Santa Cruz Syndicate) bikes. 

Video: Mechanic tech talk at the downhill world cup round two in Cairns, Australia (Anthony Gordon)

David Rome

Editor, Australia
Having worked full-time within the cycling industry since 2006, Dave is our Australian editor based in Sydney. Riding and racing mountain, road and 'cross for over a decade, Dave's passion lies in the sport's technical aspects, and his tool collection is a true sign of that.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road and cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Fast and flowing singletrack with the occasional air is the dream. Also happy chasing tarmac bends.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 27.5, SwiftCarbon Detritovore, Salsa Chilli Con Crosso
  • Dream Bike: Custom Independent Fabrications titanium, SRAM Etap and Enve wheels/cockpit
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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