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Signature tires and a highly customized brake setup
A look at the school, the races and the future of this unique 'sport'
See how nearly every bicycle saddle is made
Ever wonder how FSA does it? Take a walk through the factory and find out
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup returns to one of the modern classics of the Gravity series for round three - Fort William, Scotland. Held in the Highlands, with riders charging down Aonach Mor, the ninth highest mountain in the United Kingdom, this race is one of the longest and hardest of the season.
The 2.8 kilometre run starts above the tree line, descending over 550 metres. Riders don't have much chance to enjoy the panoramic views at the top, as they navigate switchbacks and rock gardens before the long pedaling middle section. The lower portion of the course has received some major upgrades for 2012, with four large jumps - the biggest on the World Cup circuit. The very dry conditions have made the course extremely fast and loose, so riders will have to strike a balance between aggressive, high speed action and maintaining control on the gravel.
Nove Mesto, La Bresse and Fort William take top honors
Take a tour of the downhiller's winning bike
Flame heads to Fort William World Cup
Plans released for post-Olympic use of MTB course
One round's date and location still to be determined