One of the most popular live disciplines at many mountain bike events is the dual slalom. Despite this, dual slalom is not a focus for many athletes.
Some, however, focus on it. Watch Bas Van Steenbergen testing out his slalom bike below. The sounds of his tires on the dirt are glorious.
Dual slalom is a racing format where riders race head to head in a bracket down a bermed course. It is one of the most impressive things to watch. As you can see, Bas is a very good slalom rider.
Slalom requires a rider to be able to maneuver the bike around and pump over rolls to gain speed. For this reason, slalom racers often opt for a small full-suspension bike or a dirt jumper.
Some companies like Bas’ sponsor Hyper make a bike that is specifically designed for dual slalom.
Anyone who has not watched pros race dual slalom should put it on your list. It is an amazing sight to behold. See an example of dual slalom action below.
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