Retro video: When DH racing meant hardtails and neon

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Greg Herbold talks 1990s race tech and more

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Here's what downhill racing used to look like.

Here’s what downhill racing used to look like (click to enlarge).

Downhill racing pioneer Greg Herbold is featured in the latest installment from the Pro’s Closet Museum Series. This future Mountain Bike Hall of Famer was already a two-time national downhill champion by 1990, but it was his win in the first ever World Championships held in Durango, Colorado, that launched Greg “Hair-Ball” Herbold into the national spotlight. In this video, HB details the technical aspects of his race winning bike, as well as the challenges downhill racers faced in the early 1990′s — like racing on hardtails, tension disks, and peddling uphill. My how things have changed.

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