A cracking look at the slightly unconventional back story of EWS racer Chloe Taylor.
Thinking about it though, perhaps it isn’t that unconventional. It is in fact, another rider showing that playing around on small non bouncy bikes sets you up pretty well for racing mountain bikes.
There are a lot of riders, myself included, who believe that riding a hardtail is the best way to learn. Okay, so bikes have changed a lot, but I think there is a lot of be said for the unforgiving nature of the hardtail. Get it wrong and you know about it. Also, hardtails are fun, encouraging you to ride more. Take a look at this section for Earthed 3 and tell me it doesn’t look fun. Steve Peat with the X-Up is a highlight.
I’ll be honest, I’d pretty much forgotten about the X-Up as a trick, but maybe it’s going to make a come back?
FOUNDER-DIRECTOR: James McKnight
CO-DIRECTOR: Ben Winder
CO-DIRECTOR: Mike Rose
CO-DIRECTOR: Victor Lucas
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chris Jones
DOOD OF DOODLES: Jon Gregory
Morgane Charre: Research
Harriet Jones: Management
Sven Martin: Photography
Boris Beyer: Photography
Sebastian Schieck: Photography
John Parkin: Legendary
Ric McLaughlin, Paul Aston, Lauren Jenkins, Tom Caldwell, Chris Kilmurray, Kerstin Kauffmann, Chris Jackson, Pedro Ballin, Alan
BEFORE YOU GO
Sign up to our newsletters for fun times, exclusive content, regular discounts, competitions and insight.
We’d love you to join the gang.
Stay up to date on all things Misspent Summers by joining our mailing list. We’ll send you discount codes and ask your input to help make our company and products better. Plus, we’ll send you stories, comment and insight you won’t find anywhere else.