TO CELEBRATE THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DIRT WE’RE SPEAKING TO THE BRANDS AND RIDERS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED US THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. WE’LL BE ASKING 20 QUESTIONS ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING TO THOSE WHO ARE TRULY IN THE KNOW. CHECK OUT OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK THAT’S AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE.
Manon’s been a friend of Dirt since she was knee high to a dust mite and we’ve loved watching her take on the world from behind the handlebars. From taking on her dad’s Dragon Downhill races to stepping onto World Cup podiums she’s been on an amazing journey.
We caught up with her for a chat about mountain biking past, present and future.
Manon Carpenter – 20 Questions
What achievement are you most proud of?
“2014 World Champion and World Cup Champion”
Give us a story from your wildest moment in mountain biking?
“I guess the big crashes! Surprising what you can get away with sometimes.”
What has been your favourite moment of Dirt’s history?
“Dirt TV at World Cups, I’d watch everything after getting home from a World Cup weekend.”
How were you first introduced to Dirt?
“The numerous magazines piled up on the coffee table!”
What would be the first question you would ask Dirt?
“Where are the tea and biscuits?”
When did you first start mountain biking?
“Probably riding to primary school when I was younger. Amazing what used to terrify me and is now the smallest slope ever.”