Based on the popularity of the 2016 event format we will continue doing it that way in 2017. Here is the format explained and compared to our second gravity series:
||RedAss Downhill Enduro
||Fox Rollercoaster #Superflow
hydrated by Camelbak
||No, other than Thredbo you ride to the start
|Number of tracks
One track that you ride twice - the faster of the two times counts
Thredbo being the exception where you only race the track once. We will have seeding runs for some if not all categories.
Between 2 and 4 - you ride every track once.
Combined time counts.
In Thredbo there will be 2 runs on the same trail - combined time counts.
||Downhill bikes and 5-6 inch travel All-Mountain bikes
||All-Mountain bikes with 4-5 inches of travel are ideal but you will also be able to race with a (full suspension) Cross Country bike.
Full face helmet is a requirement. U17 and younger categories also must wear knee and elbow guards as well as full finger gloves.
We further recommend neck and back protection.
|As much as you like but we only require you to wear a standard cycling helmet.
|| Only downhill. Challenging descents. Most technical features have B-lines.
||Predominantly downhill with a few pedally sections in them. Technical features will have B-lines. Big jumps will be closed off.
||Traditional DH start order with fixed times when you need to be at the startgate.
||You decide the sequence in which you race. Only time to watch is the cut-off time for the last run. No start order. Ride in groups even if you are in different categories.