Video: Matt Simmonds & Joe Smith of ChainReactionCycles / Nukeproof

Behind-the-scenes look at the life of a pro downhill racer

ChainReactionCycles / Nukeproof's Matt Simmonds and Joe Smith are hoping to make a big impact on the downhill race scene this year

Team ChainReactionCycles/ Nukeproof riders Matt Simmonds and Joe Smith are tipped for big things on the UCI World Cup downhill circuit this year.

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Stu Thomson from MTBcut has just sent us this edit of the pair doing what they do best – ragging their local trails on their new Nukeproof Scalp bikes.

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The video, shot in high definition, also follows them as they pass on coaching tips to the next generation of riders, build fitness in the gym and on cross-country and road rides, and talk about their hopes for the coming season. You can watch it below:

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