Aaron Gwin started his cycling career off early racing BMX from age 4 and was competing in the nationals by the time he was 8. Aaron moved on to motocross and raced up until he was 17 when he quit due to constant injuries and is now conquering the mountainbike world.
In 2008 Gwin was loaned a bike by fellow professional downhill racer and good friend Cody Warren and was encouraged to compete in a race.
Much of Aaron's style and skill come from his motocross days, and his whips and jumping technique are clear in videos. He also gained a lot of flow from racing BMX for so many years, it also shows in his Dual Slalom and Mountain Cross results. Aaron joined the Trek World Racing Team in November 2010 after relocating to Temecula, California.
In 2012, Aaron wrapped up the season early, taking an overall win at the penultimate round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, with a month to go until the final race of the series. Aaron’s 5th place at Val d’Isere gave him a 260 point lead in the cup standings, with only 250 points available between August and the final round in September.
In his latest video, 'Aaron Gwin: The Fastest Man on Two Wheels', Aaron can be seen at top speed descending down a mountain in Idyllwild, California, proving that he really is the best downhill rider in the world.Read more
See Aaron live at UCI Pietermaritzburg 2014 DHI LIVE
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