Sound Off: Fabian Cousinie

Action photo: Dave Trumpore

fabian CousFabian Cousinie is an accomplished World Cup DH racer, but his own results won’t be the only ones  the 28-year-old Frenchman will focus on in 2015. As owner of the team he races for—Hutchinson UR sponsored by e*thirteen, Fabian will be as happy watching his teammates win as obtaining a podium position for himself. Fabian’s acquisition of BOS Suspension as a partner for the team ‘s 2015 campaign proves that Cous Cous recognizes the importance of quality ingredients in a recipe for success, further evidenced by his taste for gourmet pizza. Winner of multiple Avalanche Cup titles in both four-cross and downhill, Cous Cous knows the ins and outs of racing from an athlete’s perspective, and is ready to guide his team to a results-filled 2015.

Have you ever seen examples of supernatural phenomena, ie Bigfoot, ghosts, miniature creatures, chupacabra, etc? One time I witnessed the Huck Wizard do a supernatural scrub.

Dawn patrol or evening ride? Evening ride.

Have you ever used your bike as a getaway vehicle, and why? Probably every week when I was a kid doing pranks.

If you had to ride with cantilever brakes instead of hydraulic discs or elastomer suspension instead of current technology, which would it be? I would probably go for cantilever brakes.

Best cycling innovation? Chairlift.

Flats or clipless? Clipless.

Favorite piece of cycling kit? Camelbak KUDU.

Favorite place to ride? Queenstown.

Who are your heroes or role models? Chad Reed.

Pizza or burrito, and what would be on/in the perfect one? Pizza, with goat cheese and honey.

Favorite e13 product? New LG1r wheels (coming soon to Art’s Cyclery!).

Cross-train or ride more? Ride more.

Tomac or Palmer? Tomac.

What was your first bike? Sunn Notion.

Websites you check everyday? Pinkbike.

Is it a roost or a carve? Roost.

Would you rather be an amateur comedian or a magician? Magician.

What are you most grateful for? Freedom.