Top maintenance tricks from World Cup mechanics

Creative hacks used on bikes of Gwin, Atherton, Ratboy, and more

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World Cup Mechanics often resort to unusual tricks to unlock free speed or accelerate component changes.

World Cup mechanics often resort to unusual tricks to unlock free speed or accelerate component changes.

World Cup downhill races are often decided by fractions of a second. That’s why top mechanics often resort to unusual tricks to help eek out free speed. For example, Aaron Gwin’s mechanic uses a custom made disc brake bleed block to individually lubricate each brake piston. That’s some serious attention to detail. For a full list of hacks, hit play to watch this video from the crew at the Global Mountain Bike Network.


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