2015 Taxco Urban Downhill Preview and Bike Check

Urban downhill at its finest

Race Coverage Video

Friday Downhill Practice GoPro

Taxco is an old silver mining town that spills up and over a very steep mountainside. And they’ve decided to hold a bike race in town. Following the tight and twisty alleyways and down countless sets of stairs, there is a downhill track. The “non-traditional” terrain is what makes these urban races so unique.

A lift to the top of a downhill track is done with a shuttle vehicle that would scrape its chassis on every speed bump, so on more than a few occasions a few riders would have to hop out and help push. It’s all in the spirit of competitive fun.

Take a lap down the 2015 Down Hill Taxco urban DH race track with Ray Syron, Cody Johnson, Alfonso Garcia, Bruce Klein and Jon Buckell onboard the 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo 650b . Filmed on GoPro Hero 4 Session.

2105 Down Hill Taxco Final Jump Practice

2015 Down Hill Taxco final jump practice with Ray Syron, Geoff Gulevich and friends.Incycle Bicycles | Specialized Bicycles | ODI Grips | Smith Optics | CamelBak | GoPro#downhilltaxco

Posted by Jon Buckell on Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Best Trick Practice – Jump Train

2015 Down Hill Taxco final jump practice with Ray Syron, Geoff Gulevich and friends.

Race Day Bike Check Photos
Bas Van Steenbergen's Transition TR500.

Bas Van Steenbergen’s Transition TR500 (click to enlarge).

Roberto Castillo's Devinci Wilson.

Roberto Castillo’s Devinci Wilson (click to enlarge).

Bruce Klein's Intense M16.

Bruce Klein’s Intense M16 (click to enlarge).

Jon Buckell's Specialized S-Works Demo 8.

Jon Buckell’s Specialized S-Works Demo 8 (click to enlarge).

Anthony Evans' Norco Aurum.

Anthony Evans’ Norco Aurum (click to enlarge).

Adrian "Sangres" Martinez' Santa Cruz V10.

Adrian “Sangres” Martinez’ Santa Cruz V10 (click to enlarge).

Andrew Neethling's Polygon Colossus.

Andrew Neethling’s Polygon Colossus (click to enlarge).

Art Babcock's Foes H2 Hydro.

Art Babcock’s Foes H2 Hydro (click to enlarge).

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