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Brook Macdonald railing his new Forbidden

4 months ago

Brook Macdonald’s ultra-aggressive riding style has made him one of the most popular Downhill athletes in the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series. The 32 year-old Kiwi signed with Forbidden Synthesis this off-season to spearhead their UCI Downhill World Cup campaign in 2024.  

Macdonald’s split with previous employers, MS Mondraker, came after he re-joined the side in 2018. His second stint for the Austrian outfit started well with a first place in qualifying at the opening race of the year in Lošinj, Croatia before a crash in his race run left the Hawke’s Bay native with a broken collarbone and ribs. Disaster struck again in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec in 2019 when the man they call ‘The Bulldog’ in testament to his ingrained toughness, was left with a broken back after a crash in practice.  

The road back to full speed has been a dogged one for Macdonald but, on the evidence of his latest video on board his all new Forbidden Supernaught downhill bike, the 2024 season may well see him roar back to his superb best. Macdonald clocked his first and as yet only win back in Val d’Isére, France in 2012.  

Fans will get their first chance to cheer on Brook Macdonald at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series Downhill World Cup 2024 in Fort William, Scotland 03-05 May. Tickets are on sale, now.  

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