|Jaroslav Kulhavy rode a perfect race to score an historic first win for big wheels! (Ph: Victor Lucas)|
When Ned Overend won the first Cross-Country World Championships on a RockShox RS-1 fork in 1990 in Durango, suspension forks entered the world of mountain bikes with a bang. Over 20 years later, just a couple weeks after RockShox introduced the new SID 29” to the public, Jaroslav Kulhavy from Specialized Factory Racing became the first racer to ever win a World Cup on a 29er.
With RockShox suspension leading the way again, Kulhavy’s landmark victory scored a big win for bigger wheels. Riding on a RockShox Reba 29” chassis with Brain technology, Kulhavy led from nearly start to finish at round 2 of the 2012 UCI World Cup Series in UK’s Dalby Forest.
While some still debate, discuss and hesitate, many riders are already benefitting from the new mountain bike experience: 29” Are you riding a 29" bike? Are you going to try one? Tell us what do you think on our RockShox suspension facebook page!