From Prototype to Podium – Jill Kintner’s Slalom Secret
An athlete of any sport depends on several things for success to even be a possibility. Fitness, skill and experience play major roles but without the right tools, success may well be a hopeless aspiration. When it comes to mountain biking, one such integral tool is the bicycle. Without the best possible design and latest technology hopes of victory are useless and an otherwise top level athlete can be left behind. When it came to Team Norco International’s Jill Kintner and her dual slalom bike The engineers at Norco Bicycles had to take a look at the drawing board and start from scratch.
Norco Riders go for Gold at Sea Otter
The starting gun for the 2012 race season is the Sea Otter Classic. Coming before the bulk of the season’s racing this is an event to lay it all on the line and take a shot at an early podium. Many pros come from around the world to race in the many events and to take part in the large expo area where companies show off new products, teams and riders.
People who Ride
Working with our team riders last week reminded me that people who ride bikes are cool. We were all down at the Sea Otter Classic, and in and around the Norco pits and camp we had about 8 or 9 factory team or factory supported privateer riders either staying with us, hanging out with us or simply pitting with us during the day. From National Champion XC Pro’s, to Slopestyle specialists. Downhill riders to Pro-Elite CycloCross champs. Dual Slalom winners to Roadies… Juniors to World Cup level riders… and the coolest thing?? They all get along great.
Source: Norco News