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Julien Absalon's Mega-Avalanche bike


Julien Absalon has been keeping busy in the winter months by racing his brother, Remy, and hundreds of other mountain bikers in an extreme downhill event known as Mega-Avalanche.

The race takes place on the volcanic Indian Ocean island of Reunion and downhill is not Julien's favoured event - the Frenchman is a two time Olympic cross-country champion.

So, just how different is the bike he needs to take on one of the most thrilling downhill courses in the world?


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