Logan says he gave his race run everything he had. He beat every other downhill
pro on the mountain, except for Gwin.
Logan lost to Gwin by a scant 15/100ths
of a second, half as much time as it takes
to blink an eye. That is a close race.
Nevertheless, a win is a win. It looks like
Gwin will soon be ready to take on the
World Cup downhill scene again.
Gwin is, without a doubt, one of the
greatest downhill riders in the history of
the sport. With his four World Cup downhill
wins last year, he now has a total of 14
such victories to date. He also won the
third World Cup downhill title of his career
(following his earlier ones in 2011 and
2012 when he rode for Trek).
Gwin tells us he has signed a three-year
contract with YT. Will he be as fast this
year on his new bike as he was last year?
We’ll find out soon enough. Gwin says he
loved his new YT bike from the first time he
tried it. What’s more, he tried it before he
agreed to join the YT team.
Aaron is also looking forward to riding
for Martin Whitely again. Martin was the
manager of the Trek downhill team in 2011
and 2012 when Gwin dominated the World
Cup series, winning nine World Cup races
and the overall titles for those two years.
Showing it off: Gwin poses with his
new bike next to the pits at Fontana.
In the back: Gwin runs an E*Thirteen rear
hub and seven-speed cassette.
Impressive: The YT frame
looks both beautiful and
and an LG1R
along with HT