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Video: Aaron Gwin Still Has Faith in Saints
See how the world's top downhiller deals with the mechanical failure that derailed his World Championship race run
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For two years, American Aaron Gwin has dominated the World Cup downhill circuit, winning nine of 13 races. He was the world's top ranked rider and a favorite heading into this year's World Championships. Then everything unraveled. Just over a minute into his race run, as he sped down the luge-like course in Leogang, Austria, his front brake failed. Unable to slow, he carried too much speed into a corner and crashed off the track. With no hydraulic pressure in his prototype Shimano Saint brakes, Gwin rolled to the bottom of the hill, unsure of what went wrong.


After the race, Gwin sent the brakes to Shimano's headquarters in Japan, in hopes of finding out what went wrong, and how to avoid similar issues. This video from Trek World Racing shows the moments leading up to the World Championships, the disappointment of the race, and what the team, and Shimano, learned from the experience.


Trek World Racing DH 2012 || Leogang World Champs from Trek World Racing on Vimeo.

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