The 5 fastest MTBs in the men's race at the Tokyo Olympics

Mountain bike 26/07/21 18:08 Migue A.

British Tom Pidcock has just been crowned Olympic champion in a race that he dominated from start to finish and where Mathias Flueckiger took the silver medal. But once again Spain made history with an epic comeback by David Valero. Here are the fastest bikes of the race.

The 5 fastest MTBs at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Of the fastest mountain bikes at the Olympic Games, Spain can also boast of having had two national brands among the fastest. David Valero's BH Lynx helped the rider from Granada to achieve a bronze medal that many considered impossible, while Victor Koretzky's Orbea Oiz was also a protagonist in the race, helping the Frenchman to finish in the top 5.

Victor Koretzky's Orbea Oiz

The Frenchman Victor Koretzky has been the best of his country in this men's race of the Olympic Games and under his feet we find the Orbea Oiz with which we usually see him compete in World Cups. One of the best full suspension MTBs that the Frenchman tends to ride as light as possible, here you can see it in detail.

Nino Schurter's Scott Spark Supersonic

Swiss Nino Schurter knows that he is far from his best, but he has shown us that he is still among the top 5 in the world, even when the level rises too high. Under his feet, the new Scott Spark 2022 in the Supersonic edition presented for the occasion. Here you can see this edition in detail and here you can learn all about the new Spark.

David Valero Serrano's BH Lynx

The cyclist from Baza, Granada, was undoubtedly the best Spanish specialist in the discipline, but with the level of the race it was difficult to believe that he could be among the medallists. He proved that he is capable of anything by coming from 22nd position to win the bronze medal. The chosen bike was a BH Lynx full suspension bike customised for the occasion, here you can see in detail this edition.

Mathias Flueckiger's Thomus Lightrier

Swiss rider Mathias Flueckiger has spent his career in the shadow of Schurter, but this year he is proving that he is capable of winning any race. At the Olympic Games he came close to glory, but he was up against an extraterrestrial like Pidcock. Flueckiger won the silver medal with his inseparable Thomus Ligthrider, also in a special edition for Tokyo. You can see it here.

Tom Pidcock's BMC Fourstroke

We already knew that Tom Pidcock's performance could be far superior to the rest under normal conditions. But the British rider was only 21 years old and only a few weeks after breaking his collarbone in his first Olympic Games. Something that doesn't seem to have affected him at all.

Seeing Tom Pidcock do a "relaxed" last lap broke the minds of many and was the ultimate confirmation that MTB has changed forever. This year, it was not a highly specialised and experienced mountain biker who won, but a young man who competes in three different disciplines at the highest level.

For the occasion Tom Pidcock has chosen the camouflaged BMC Fourstroke that he has been using all season, but this time he has not used the new suspension system that we have seen in other races. Here you can find out more about this new system and here you can take a look at Pidcock's set-up.



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