Headliners: 1998 UCI World Cup, Snoqualmie Pass 13

The year was 1998, the downhill bikes were coming into their own and downhill racers were fearless. Taylor Congdon, maker of Headliners has allowed us to post sections of his Headliners videos, so let's start with the infamous, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington World Cup.

A look into the archives shows that Steve Peat won the downhill race by 2.9 seconds over Nicolas Vouilloz and Anne-Caroline Chausson DOMINATED the women by almost 28 seconds. Wow! Katrina Miller and Brian Lopes won the Dual race that weekend.

You'll see some interesting bikes in there like Cannondale's Fulcrum, Bianchi and Trek prototype DH frames, Storm H2s, GT Lobos and Rotecs. The rider list is just as interesting with shredders like Sharples, Shaums, Ronning, Myles and more. Enjoy this trip back in time before internet discussions about head angles and tire compounds.

Credit: with permission from Taylor Congdon
  • Nikolias

    2/3/2012 4:00 AM

    Ha, I spied a Sintesi Bazooka just before the end of the vid!

  • chrscshly

    2/1/2012 7:36 PM

    Bas de Bever, I think Corrado Herrin..Kerkaldie killing pratice as usual..my bullet brothers chain tensioner imploded during practice on my cheetah yeah yeah I had one..My buddie still has one of those Treks..great times

  • k.shiz

    2/1/2012 3:45 PM

    I remember wondering why the hell K2 would buy pro-flex and then sponsor a world cup racer back in the day. Shandro is a gnarly dude. He's been good for so damn long.

  • rusty

    2/1/2012 2:26 PM

    @general lee: I reckon that's Sean McCarroll riding dual at 2.05

  • general lee

    2/1/2012 12:23 PM

    Warner's in the video too at about 2:05

  • Zoro

    2/1/2012 11:50 AM

    @OCsponger587: Warner was actually in that race, he finished around 20th place. Beautiful clip, keep 'em coming. Especially if you got some from Fox's classic "Bragging Rights".

  • mickey

    2/1/2012 11:23 AM

    Shandro actually has World Cup wins, Canadian titles and a few North American titles under his belt .

    Best Shandro part;
    Bromont in the rain in Eastern Standard 2

  • k.shiz

    2/1/2012 10:51 AM

    Was that Shandro racing world cup on a K2?

  • leelikesbikes

    2/1/2012 10:36 AM

    Ha! I bought that "Mongoose" M1 from Brian Lopes and rode it through 2001. Wound up donating it to a dirt jump fundraiser.

  • general lee

    2/1/2012 9:45 AM

    Steve Peat's first WC win

    And check out the names on the rest of the results, haven't read some of those in a long time

  • mickey

    2/1/2012 9:24 AM

    This is the race that Shaums nearly decapitated himself at innit?

  • Mike_Preston

    2/1/2012 8:43 AM

    The trek bike that scott sharples is riding, my mate someone ended up that bike and i photographed for dirt magazine in 1999!!


  • OCsponger587

    2/1/2012 7:50 AM

    if rob warner were to comment on these races he would yell OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE TOP TUBES!

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