Big data is everywhere these days, even on the bikes of world-class downhill riders. As the UCI World Cup kicked off this weekend in France, data acquisition sensors were found on many bikes. Some teams talk of using the data to compare suspension and gear setups; others aren't quite sure exactly what to do yet with all the measurements of frame-mounted accelerometers and gyroscopes.
- Myriam "Pompon" Nicole’s Commencal Supreme DH
- Tech Gallery from the Lourdes World Cup
- Ride Furious with Commencal's new DH bike
The pre-race hype was all about 29ers, but there weren't actually all that many on hand in Lourdes.
Check out the gallery above for a closer look at the data acquisition setups, plus some unique bikes and brake-pad configurations.
Keep an eye out for more in-depth pro bikes from Lourdes in the coming days.