Super D races, for the most part, are
individually timed downhill cross-country races. There may be some uphill,
but the best layouts should include
a lot of flowy downhill trail without
threatening obstacles that would require
anything more than a 6-inch-travel
trailbike. We still believe it is a great
concept, but enduro racing has stolen
the Super D spotlight.
That doesn’t mean the Super D is
dead. It was alive and well at the 2014
Fontana City Nationals, and what was
clear from the wild mix of competitors
is that Super D means many things to
many people. Take a look at these racers
and be transported back to a time when
mountain biking was a clean slate.
There were no rights or wrongs, like the
color of your socks or the material of
your jersey and shorts. Super D proves
the original spirit of mountain biking is
still in many riders’ hearts.
Goggle and pudding-bowl style.
Cross-country, clipped-in style.
Full-metal downhill style.
T-shirt and shin-guard style.
baggies and Vans style.
Carbon fiber hardtail cross-country style.
Lady Luck knee-sock style.