Sound Off: Tracey Hannah

Tracey Head ShotWith multiple Australian National Championships and several UCI World Cup podiums, including the top step at 2013’s Pietermaritzburg event, e*thirteen/Polygon pro downhiller Tracey Hannah knows what winning feels like. Racing on the same team as her brother Mick, Tracey will be well-supported by e13 in her 2015 quest for World Cup wins. Whether it’s burritos or cranksets, Tracey knows what she likes and her taste is impeccable!

Have you ever seen examples of supernatural phenomena, ie Bigfoot, ghosts, miniature creatures, chupacabra, etc? Ha! No.

Dawn patrol or evening ride? Dawn patrol, for sure.

Have you ever used your bike as a getaway vehicle, and why? Yes, when I realized there was a snake under my wheel. Very scary!

If you had to ride with cantilever brakes instead of hydraulic discs or elastomer suspension instead of current technology, which would it be? Oh wow, that’s hard. Suspension and braking go hand in hand. It’s all or nothing!

Best cycling innovation? Tubeless.

Flats or clipless? Clipless; I’ve broken too many toes riding flat pedals.

Favorite piece of cycling kit? My lycra outfit.

Favorite place to ride? Queenstown, New Zealand.

Who are your heroes or role models?  Sam Hill.

Pizza or burrito, and what would be on/in the perfect one? Burrito; rice, beans, lamb, lettuce, onion, salsa, garlic aioli.

Favorite e*thirteen product? My TRSr cranks. I love my cranks!

Cross-train or ride more? Cross-training keeps my mind fresh and active. Trying new and different things keeps me stimulated.

Tomac or Palmer? Tomac.

What was your first bike? A 12″ BMX bike.

Websites you check everyday? Ebay and Pinkbike.

Is it a roost or a carve? A roost! Ha! Is that even a question?

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

What are you most grateful for? My lifestyle, my family, my dogs, my jetski.