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Midweek MTB Geek Quiz #12

The Midweek MTB Geek Quiz #12
Bizzare riding set-ups, gold mining towns and mexican restaurants

Cross-Country Short Track Nové Mesto spoiler in this quiz.

This week you'll need to know everything from XC racing all the way through to Hans Rey's bike set up.

Make sure to sign up to our Geek Mail newsletters to find out each time a new Geek Quiz launches and to get uber-geeky factoids and graphics each week. (These are launching soon.)

In the last geek quiz the average score was 11.4, were you above average?

Enjoy this week's quiz.

Cross-Country Short Track Nové Mesto spoiler in this quiz.

This week you'll need to know everything from XC racing all the way through to Hans Rey's bike set up.

Make sure to sign up to our Geek Mail newsletters to find out each time a new Geek Quiz launches and to get uber-geeky factoids and graphics each week. (These are launching soon.)

In the last geek quiz the average score was 11.4, were you above average?

Enjoy this week's quiz.

1.The UCI has recently released their 2021 World Cup schedule, where will the opening round of the downhill season be held?
Maribor, Slovenia
Leogang, Austria
Lousã, Portugal
Losinj, Croatia

2. The recent P2V Invitational was a secretive mini 'World Cup' held in Les Gets, France. Only a few riders were invited to compete due to the C-word. Loris Vergier took the win, but what was his winning time?

5:06.21
2:56.12
3:20.35
3:31.06
3. How old was Gee Atherton when he secured his first elite World Cup win (in Schladming, Austria)?
18
19
22
25
4. Legendary wildman Brook Macdonald, recently returned to racing his downhill bike after a nasty lower back injury last year. Where did he sustain this injury?
Lenzerhiede
Snowshoe
Whistler
Mont-Saint-Anne
5. Who are the two riders in this iconic image by Victor Lucas?
Hans Rey
Chris Akrigg
Neil Donoghue
Steve Peat
6. Which old Californian gold mining town has become one of the mountain bike meccas of the world, home to an incredible trail network and a legendary race?
Timbuktu
Jackson Hole
Downieville
Aspen
7. What is the name of the new Formula shock?
DOD
LAD
MOD
ROD

8. Which racer took their first ever Enduro World Series win last weekend in Finale Ligure?

Jesse Melamed
Morgane Charre
Charles Muarry
Melanie Pugin
9. According to official GPS, how many metres of climbing were there at that race?
Finale Ligure EWS 2020
1249 m
1542 m
2475 m
2168 m
10. Which mountain bike company recently launched a hardtail named 'El Roy', after their favourite Mexican restaurant?
Nukeproof
Intense Cycles
Commencal
Marin Bikes
11.What bizarre bike set up does Hans Rey take advantage of for XC, enduro and e-bike riding?
His rear tyre is set to 12 psi
He has a slightly thicker grip on his right hand
His leading foot is clipped in and his trailing foot is on flats
His handlebars are off center by 10.7mm
12. How many times has Nino Schurter won the elite XCO World Championship title?
1
8
12
5
13. How much travel does the new Marzocchi Bomber DJ Fork have?
100 mm
11 cm
3 in
80 mm
14. Etnies has just launched a new Camber Crank MTB shoe, but which company has Etnies teamed up with to produce the sole?
5:10
Vibram
Pirelli
Michelin
15. The Cross-Country Short Track (XCC) event makes for super exciting racing (in our opinion). Who won both XCC Women's races last week at the Nové Mesto twin World Cup events?
Laura Stigger
Pauline Ferrand Prevot
Kate Courtney
Evie Richards
16. Timeless is Clay Porter’s new mini-documentary series. Which downhill racer is it based around?
Rachel Atherton
Shaun Palmer
Aaron Gwin
Loic Bruni
17. Red Bull Rampage is one of the most bonkers mountain bike events: big hucks, steep chutes, high consequences. When was the first Rampage held?  
1999
2005
2001
1992
18. After many years chasing the rainbow stripes, where and when did Steve Peat finally secure a downhill World Championships gold medal?
Down the Pub, 2007
Les Gets, France, 2004
Val di Sole, Italy, 2008
Canberra, Australia, 2009
19. What tyre is this?
Schwalbe Dirty Dan
Vee Tire Flow Snap
Michelin Wild AM
Maxxis Assegai
20. Which rider is on the cover of our 2021 mountain bike calendar?
Josh Bryceland
Josh Lewis
Iago Garay
Joel Anderson
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