Sound Off: Mick Hannah

Action photo: Dave Trumpore

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If there was a super hero with the power of longevity, his alter-ego would be disguised as Australian powerhouse Mick Hannah. Sik Mik is the mountain biking world’s equivalent of AC Green; a man of faith winning and competing for championships at every step of of a long and storied career. in 2015, 31 year-old Mick will race for the United Ride (UR) team, and roll on e*thirteen components, BOS suspension, and Polygon bikes. Earning a Bronze Medal at the 2009 World Champs and a Silver Medal at the 2012 World’s, Hannah is a force to be reckoned with.

Have you ever seen examples of supernatural phenomena, ie Bigfoot, ghosts, miniature creatures, chupacabra, etc? I heard Big Foot was blurry. That’s why nobody can get a clear picture of him.

Dawn patrol or evening ride? Dawn patrol.

Have you ever used your bike as a getaway vehicle, and why? I remember riding away from the cops once when I was a kid. I was in a group out street riding. I don’t remember why they were after us. Probably someone without a helmet or something, ha ha.

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

Best cycling innovation? Suspension.

Flats or clipless? Clipless.

Favorite piece of cycling kit? Helmet.

Favorite place to ride? Cairns, Australia.

Who are your heroes or role models? I have a few guys in my life who are pillars of community, including my mentor, Pete Kuiper, who are my role models. My heroes are my boys, Duke and Rowdy.

Pizza or burrito, and what would be on/in the perfect one? Pizza with lots of meat and veggies.

Favorite e13 product? The new LG1r wheels. Really light, super stiff, fast engagement and rad carbon hubs.

Cross-train or ride more? Cross train.

Tomac or Palmer? Tomac.

What was your first bike? Rocket.

Websites you check everyday? Facebook and gmail.

Is it a roost or a carve? You have to carve to roost.

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

What are you most grateful for? Life from God.