Downhill Bikes Braking - Bootleg Canyon 5

DH bikes take a lot of abuse and have to perform under a variety of conditions. One of those conditions is hard braking in rough terrain. Bootleg Canyon has a really good section of trail to observe this in action. There's a steep, fast section that leads into a hard, bermed right turn. Over the years the track has been eroded away and braking bumps have turned into braking drops but the lines constantly evolve and it's an exciting section of track to see the bikes work. Watch as some of the fastest racers at Reaper Madness attack the section.

(If you don't know the difference between breaking and braking, you may have thought this was all about carnage, LOL

Credit: gordo, idea by Wentz
5 comments
  • sinatorj

    3/27/2017 7:43 AM

    Who was the world champion female?

  • Scrub

    3/27/2017 8:30 AM

    Alessia Missiaggia, she was geared and ready to go from a dead stop too.

  • tetopluz

    3/26/2017 9:34 PM

    2nd rider singlespeed yeah

  • sideshow

    3/26/2017 8:52 PM

    That awkward moment when Gwin still looks fast in slow motion...

  • kev.1n

    3/26/2017 8:41 PM

    Revamp the G-out project!