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The Inside Line Special Episode - Brendan Fairclough & Clay Porter on Deathgrip and World Cup DH Racing 4

As the Lourdes World Cup is just a few hours away, here's a bonus Inside Line podcast featuring two staples of downhill racing, Brendan Fairclough and Clay Porter.

The Inside Line Special Episode - Brendan Fairclough & Clay Porter on Deathgrip and World Cup DH Racing

 


One is a master on the bike, the other is a master behind the camera. I had the pleasure of sitting down with two friends and superstars of the mountain bike world this week at the Sea Otter Classic; Brendan Fairclough and Clay Porter. I set up an outdoor podcast studio at Vital's Sea Otter campsite and we conducted the interview under an oak tree near the venue. Brendan and Clay have partnered up to create Deathgrip, a movie that showcases the unmatchable riding talent of Brendan and select athletes like Brandon Semenuk, Josh Bryceland, Andreu Lacondeguy, Sam Reynolds, Ryan Howard, Nico Vink, Andrew Neethling, Kyle Jameson and Olly Wilkins. We discuss the vision for the full-length movie, as well as the struggles and achievements while filming. Discussions turn to the Lourdes World Cup that is just hours away and Brendan's approach to the 2017 race season, 29-inch wheels in downhill and his future in mountain biking. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did. -spomer

Photos I shot of Brendan at the Vermont Norba National in 2006, referenced in the interview.

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Bonus audio from that Vermont race in 2006 used on littermag.com.

Learn more about the movie at www.deathgripmovie.tv and stay tuned to Vital MTB for all the best action from the UCI World Cup Downhill in Lourdes, France this weekend.


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