Dylan Howes is Trek's Senior R&D engineer. He's one of this blog's co-authors, and the lead engineer behind the all-new Fuel EX.
During a recent trip to Sun Valley to launch the bike to the media and dealers, he volunteered for a video shoot. What would normally be a casual, fun afternoon turned into Dylan showing everyone that a faster line could be had. As fate would have it, he also was to prove that:
a) no matter how well a bike handles, you still need to steer around the rocks
b) helmets are a good thing
c) having a certified WFR on your ride is also a good thing.