We loaded up the Dirt van with the top four production carbon downhill bikes, the Santa Cruz V10, Trek Session 9.9, Specialized S-Works Demo and the Devinci Wilson, filled up with travel sweets and set the satnav for the Italian Riveria.
43 minutes later after arriving at the “Italian Riveria Restaurant” in Newport, we swore at Barry the co-driver, recalibrated the satelite guidance system, paid for the three large stuffed crust margherita pizzas with side order of garlic bread, unwrapped a boiled sweet and set off again.
We did get to Italy. Honest. You can read the full test is in this months issue of Dirt Magazine, that’s number #136.
The Parkin Bros got there too. With their cameras aswell. And filmed the whole caboodle. Here’s the intro.