Biking is a sport that started over 30 years
ago. And one that continues to use the latest
in Biking Technology.
suspension stretched and lowered bike frames.
suspension BMX forks and Hayes hydraulic
disc brakes. Plug this into 20" Velocity
Wheels with freestyle racing slicks and
you have the ultimate downhill speed bike.
downhill with no cranks or pedals, riders
kneel in an aero tuck behind a fiberglass
motorcycle fairing. These Down Hill Rockets
have been clocked at speeds in excess, of
90mph, and are earning faster qualification
times than the more commonly known downhill
sport Street Luge.
course not everyone has a few thousand extra
dollars to burn on a super high tech, full
suspension, downhill speed bike.
entry level riders start with, off the shelf
BMX bikes. Handle bars are lowered into
a dropdown position. Cranks pedals and chain
are removed to prevent them from catching
on the ground in high speed turns. Often
a banana seat or long serfa type seat is
added so the rider can sit further back.
Rear pegs are attached at or near the rear
axle and often a barbell and weights are
put through the bottom bracket for added
weight and a place to rest your knees.
of the top Pro's ride with of the shelf
bikes and place very well at events. How
well you do is in your head, not just under
These guys ride with leather gloves, full
face motorcycle helmets with protective
shield, full body armor and motorcycle leathers.
The biggest rule to follow when doing any
gravity sport is, respect the Cars and obey
traffic laws. Follow these rules and stay
a lot healthier.