Next week on Pain vs Reward: find out all about head injuries that can occur during mountain biking.
For a downhill mountain biker, protection is a balancing act. Too much can hamper performance, but too little can mean injuries that end seasons, or worse. This is no truer than with the athlete’s trunk, which is vulnerable, yet difficult to protect.
With competition and progression pushing the sport of downhill mountain biking forward at lightning speed, the risks riders face are also changing rapidly. Take a look at the most common injuries and how the pros deal with the harshest slams.