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Adam Brayton Interview

Adam Brayton is definitely one to watch. Pure moto style in this
picture, but more often than not you’ll finding him going massive
off jumps and whipping it up. If you ever see him on track, you will
know all about Adam Brayton…he is unmistakeable.
DIRTM
Name?

Adam Brayton.
Age?

19.
Where do you live?

Keswick, Lake
District.
How long have you been riding
mountain bikes?

About five years, racing
for three.
What’s is your job?

Just riding now.
What’s the worst job you’ve had?

The
only proper job I’ve had was an electrician,
but it wasn’t that bad.
What bikes do you own?
IronHorse
Sunday, Kona hardtail, road bike, a little
Monty trials bike, mini bike and an MX bike.

What is it like riding for IronHorse/
Playbiker?

Mint, it was unreal just to be
taken on by a team like this and given great
support all season and also being based in
Pila (Italy) was sick just riding everyday. A
big thanks to Romano and Simon for giving
me that opportunity.
How has your year been?
Alright, it
wasn’t as good as I expected, but I’ve
learned so much from it and I know exactly
what I’ve got to do for next season to
achieve my goals.
So you’ve spent the summer based
out of Pila. How did it compare to the
riding at home in the Lakes?

Yeah it’s sick, it’s great just getting up in the
morning and jumping on a lift to ride some
of the best tracks in the world, but it’s hard
to beat the Lakes at the end of the day. Pila
definitely toughens you up though!

Describe your downhill bike set–up?
Stiff and fast up front, slow and soft on the
back.
How do you run your brakes?
On or off.
Who are your favourite riders?
Peaty
and Hill, but I really look up to the top MX
boys like Carmichael and Everts.
If you could be any rider who would it
be and why?

Nathan Rankin, to see how
his head works.
What is your favourite track?
Probably
Schladming, that place is unreal.
What does your training regime
involve?

A lot of time in the gym, road bike and as
much MX as possible.
Greatest riding achievement?
Sixth at
Champery, that was a funny day that I won’t
forget.
When you first kind of appeared on the
scene you were pretty bonkers on a
bike. Is that still your style?

Yeah I think
so, I just like to go flat out, get loose and
jump big.
Is it true that you are as tough as
nails?

Ha ha, who said this? Yeah I am,
honest.
Do you ride any other types of bikes?
The MX bike, which doubles up as my
enduro bike as well sometimes.
Worst injury?
Don’t know really, I’ve had
one or two bad ones but probably breaking
my leg and collarbone, but that was on the
MX bike. I bust my knee up which gave
me a bit of grief this season, also my wrist,
which I’m getting surgery on this week, and
a sore nose after a face plant at Schladming
at the last World Cup. Apart from that it’s
all good.

What’s the funniest thing that has
happened to you this year?

Probably
when I opened my cupboard to get packed
up to find that someone’s Sudings cheese
had melted and run into my part and ended
up on my clothes (and it smelt mega bad).
So I took them to the washing room and
rammed it all in. Then I decided to get the
barrel of washing soap and chug a few extra
litres in to get my gear extra clean, but then
the washing machine couldn’t handle it and
ended up wrecking all my clothes! All my
stuff looked like someone had dribbled on it!
Tell us something we might not know?
The best of me is yet to come…
What or who inspires you? My family,
friends and top athletes in any sport.

What does the future hold for Adam
Brayton?

Who knows? Hard training for
now…

The big thanks to…my mum, dad, family,
friends and all my sponsors who support
me: IronHorse bikes, Kenda, UFO, Formula,
Sram, RockShox, Funn, e.thirteen, A class,
Pila, Insight, RMS, POC, Five Ten and
Burgtec (also TF Tuned for sorting out my
shocks when they’re flat out!).

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