Since he was tiny Josh had always wanted to race motocross like his Dad. But he could only ride his motorbike at the weekend, so started riding mountain bikes around on week days, making engine noises!
When he was 5 years old Josh watched the MBUK video "Dirt" and from then on Steve Peat, Rob Warner, Jason McRoy and Will Longden became his heroes. Steve soon went on to become Josh's mentor, helping him progress in DH racing and becoming instrumental in his Junior World Cup and World Championships wins.
Josh has continued to mature (if that could be the right word) into one of the most naturally gifted riders on the elite circuit. His biggest days are still to come...
Model: Santa Cruz V10.6
Fork: Fox 40 27.5
Shock: Fox (proto RAD 8.75)
Rear Dérailleur: Shimano Saint
Shifters: Shimano Saint 10spd
Crankset: Shimano Saint 165mm
Chainguide: E13 LG1 Turbo
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-25t
Brakes: Shimano Saint w/ 203mm rotors
Headset: Chris King InSet
Bars: ENVE DH 800mm
Stem: ENVE DH direct mount 60mm
Grips: Lizard Skins Charger Lock-On
Front Hub: Chris King ISO 20mm Thru-Axle
Rear Hub: Chris King ISO DH 157mm w/ 12mm Thru Axle
Rims: ENVE 27.5 M90 DH
Tires: Maxxis 27.5 Highroller II (dry) & Shorty (wet)
Seat Post: ENVE 30.9 w/ zero offset
Saddle: WTB Volt w/ Syndicate graphics
Pedals: Shimano DX
2014 UCI World Cup Champion
2008 UCI Junior World Champion
2007 UCI Junior World Cup Champion
2 UCI World Cup Wins
9 UCI World Cup Podiums
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JOSH BRYCELAND TAKES 2014 UCI WORLD CUP TITLE.
Ratboy storms to the top of the podium once again at UCI Downhill World Cup #6 in Windham, USA
Mont-Sainte-Anne podium spot propels him to 2nd in the overall World Cup standings
Now the Rat's really out of the bag!
Bryceland, Minnaar 1-2 Punch
Syndicate Race Report - World Cup #3 - Ft. William, Scotland
Syndicate Race Report - World Cup #2 - Cairns, Australia
Syndicate Race Report - World Cup #1 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa