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

What keeps a mountain bike mechanic busy? Find out

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. 

Mechanics talk tech at mtb world cup in cairns

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