19 Aug 2019

Flow MTB - Bikes of the 2019 Reef to Reef

What bikes do riders choose for a 4-day stage race?


The FLOW mtb cameras papped a varied selection of bikes and gear at the recent 2019 Reef to Reef.


"MERIDA rider Izzy Flint is a young gun on the rise, having already been crowned National Enduro Champion in 2018, as well as achieving notable success in XC, road and track. Izzy paired up with Jacob Langham for the Reef to Reef, and unlike most of her competitors, chose to race a hardtail – a Merida Big Nine.

The hardtail didn’t seem to hold Izzy back – she was absolutely flying during the first two stages, but unfortunately had to pull out of the race having fallen ill before the start of Stage Three.


Tasman Nankervis raced his Merida Ninety Six Team, which features 96mm of rear wheel travel. Note the single-position dropper post – old school!


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