Competitive cycling will have a new name at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. SRAM “Dual Stunt” adapts a Dual Slalom race format to a flat course featuring wood and dirt obstacles. How it works: two racers compete side-by-side on identical 400-foot long courses scattered with notorious North Shore-style elements like wooden bridges and dirt jumps. The timed event pits competitors against each other where the maximum time differential can only reach 1.5 seconds. The slower racer either makes up the time and advances or concedes defeat â€“ same as in Dual Slalom. The semi-invitational event kicks off on Friday, April 18 with qualifying rounds.
“This is a sport that originated in mountain biking and is specific to mountain biking,” said Jeff Lenosky, who will build the Dual Stunt course along with fellow racer Kyle Ebbett and Ray Petro of Ray’s Indoor MTB Park. “It really doesn’t favor one discipline over another – you can have a podium filled with a trials rider, a dirt jumper, freeriders, or a world champion downhiller, it’s really across the board. If you’re a good bike handler, then you could really excel at this discipline.”
Still unclear about Dual Stunt? Have a look here at an event that Lenosky designed, which is similar to Dual Stunt.
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