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Aaron Gwin

Downhill MTB

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Red Bull, Specialized

birthdate:
12/24/1987
height:
5'10
weight:
165 lbs
residence:
Temecula, CA
website:
www.aarongwin.com
instagram:
@AaronGwin1
twitter:
@AaronGwin1

About:

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.

For the 2013 season, Aaron has signed with Troy Lee Designs, as well as TLD sponsor Specialized Bicycles.

Career Highlights:

2012
1st place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series
1st place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Windham, USA
1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
1st place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Fort William, Scotland
1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Val Di Sole, Italy
2nd Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

2011
1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series
1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Val Di Sole, Italy

Read more about Aaron and TLD's new partnership.