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Rachel Atherton could be the standard of Women’s Downhill Mountain-Biking. Four World Cup Series wins in 2013 made her the essential awarded Uk hill biker when you look at the history of the activity with 19 World Cup wins to the woman name.

The woman worldwide brands now consist of twice European Champion, twice World Champion and 3 times World Cup Champion. She keeps four Uk nationwide games. The previous year, Rachel along with her other Downhill Mountain-Bike teammates and siblings, Dan and Gee, have been driving around on KTM FREERIDE 350s when away from pedal-powered competition.

Rachel Atherton & KTM FREERIDE 350

The KTM WEBLOG caught up along with her immediately following narrowly missing keeping her World title during the 2014 hill Bike World Championships in Hafjell, Norway.

Hello Rachel, how’s it going?
“Pretty great. It’s already been an excellent few years racing for me personally.”

How long are you racing Downhill Mountain-Bikes?
“I’ve already been doing it all my life. We started out on BMX and progressed to downhill. I’m 26 now and have been riding skillfully going back ten years.”

Exactly what was a vocation high thus far?
“My brothers Gee and Dan additionally race downhill. Therefore most likely all of us winning the whole world Cup in our respective disciplines on a single time had been quite epic. In 2008, my buddy Gee and I also both won our society Championships; so becoming double World Champions in the same year ended up being amazing. So surely a family affair.”

Is it a competitive or great doing work commitment amongst your brothers and sisters?
“Having both my brothers race produces a fairly cool environment to coach and compete in. At the events we help both 100%, but the internal competition is especially in the home once we tend to be training or operating for fun; it's generally stuff like ‘who can perform this very first’ or ‘who’s gonna go quicker right here’.” If we’re operating the FREERIDEs, it's generally like who is going to ride up this slope fastest. Or down it the quickest! So that it’s quite cool having my brothers doing the thing I do also.”

How long maybe you have ridden motorbikes for?
“we – in fact all of us – have ridden motorbikes since we had been actually small.”

Exactly what discipline can you prefer?
“Offroad, definitely. Almost all of what we ride is Enduro, just what with staying in the hills as well as its similarities to Mountain-Biking. I’m only so used to riding in the forests but we ride the downhill songs on our FREERIDEs most of the time. It Offers that different component of speed and dealing with bigger bikes compared to our downhill competition bicycles.“

Just how so?
“Although the KTM is light, whenever I return back at my battle bike after putting around a thing that is a lot heavier it very nearly tends to make riding downhill easier and able to throw the cycle around a cycle much more. So driving enduro certainly supports the downhill aspect massively, it's additionally genuine good enjoyable and great instruction.”

“Although the KTM is light, when I reunite back at my race bicycle after putting around something that is a lot heavier it virtually makes biking downhill less complicated and in a position to toss the bike around a cycle more.

You’ve had a FREERIDE 350 for about a year now. Just how perhaps you have found it?
“They’re a fantastic piece of equipment; just very easy to drive. But what is good is the way the handles various types of landscapes; bedrock, mountain climbs, inside wood and on the trails. When it comes to material we ride – you know more hill cycle monitors – it is easy to maneuver and put around the tight corners. I Enjoy it!”

We heard your instructor happens to be with the FREERIDE aswell. Does he maintain you men regarding the downhill battle bikes?
“Yeah, coach uses the cycle for rate setting whenever we do faster roadway rides or periods on your way. He says he can’t keep up with us if he’s on their road bike, therefore takes the FREERIDE and uses it to rate united states. Therefore for people trying to maintain the 350 is good training!”

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