With many riders, their race bike stays in the shed and they spend most of their time jumping or trail riding like the rest of us. It’s time to see those workhorse machines.
For Manon Carpenter, those machines come in the form of a fleet of Radons (and a BSD BMX) that she uses to ride everything from park to dual to downhill. It’s been nearly a year since Manon announced her retirement from downhill racing but she’s come out the other side enjoying riding more than ever.
Manon is 5’9” and runs medium frames on all her bikes. She also runs 760mm bars on everything but the BMX. Since leaving racing, Manon has started riding flats again. She initially swapped over to learn one-foot tables, but liked the change so much that it has stuck. Let’s take a look at each of the bikes in detail: