Mark Weir does things a little bit different and that includes the ebike he rides


Mark Weir is considered by many to be a living mountain biking legend. We first met Mark at Downieville back in the early 2000s when he was the man to beat. In addition to being a top-level downhill racer, Mark was also a pro cross-country racer with top-10 national finishes to his record. Back then he liked to do things like climb a million feet in a year and even logged 8000 feet the day of his wedding.

Weir once climbed a million feet on his downhill bike in one year, but he prefers riding his ebike now.
Photo by Chris Wellhausen

Although many would consider his personality on the aggressive side back then, once you got to know him, it was easy to see that he really has a heart of gold. And, it was that heart that gave him problems years later that required surgery. Mark has mellowed out a little, but when you get him on the bike, it’s the same all-out and aggressive Weir as before. The biggest difference is that he now does most of his riding on ebikes.


Cannondale’s Moterra LT comes with 180mm travel up front and 190mm in the rear.
Photo by Daryl Ecklund



Frame: Cannondale Moterra LT 190mm rear travel
“All work done by Corwin Motorsports in Novato, California. Blue-printed frame and fork with all-stainless hardware. The bike is very stable in all conditions and loves to do nose wheelies around tight switchbacks.“

Motor: Bosch Performance CX Class 1

Battery: Bosch 750 watt-hours

Controller: Bosch

Shock: Fox Float 9.5” x 3”

Fork: Fox 38, 180mm, 51mm offset crown, Redline Oil Like Water 0 weight in cartridge.

Tires: WTB Vigilante 29 front Verdict, rear 27.5 ebike casings (1,680 grams)

Tire sealant: WTB no inserts

Wheels: WTB HTZ

Brakes: TRP DH-R EVO 223 rotors

Handlebar: Twisted carbon moto bars, 760mm 60 rise, custom shim for stem.

Stem: 60mm stem

Grips: WTB

Cranks: Miranda 150mm

Chainring: 32t

Pedals: Shimano XTR Trail

Chain: SRAM

Rear derailleur: SRAM X0

Shifter: SRAM X0

Cassette: SRAM 10-50t

Saddle: WTB Pickup

Seatpost: Fox Transfer

Headset: Cannondale FSA

Special touches: Stainless steel hardware

Extras: E13 chainguide

Head angle: 63.8 degrees

Bottom bracket height: 355mm

Weight of complete bike: 55 pounds

Estimated value of bike: $11,000


Weir used to dominate the Downieville Classic when he was younger, winning the downhill division eight times.
Photo by Ryan Cleek



Name: Mark Weir
Nickname: Wolf
Age: 50
Birthdate: March 14, 1973
Birthplace: Detroit
Height: 5-foot10
Marital status: Taken
Current home: Novato/Graeagle, California
Car or truck: ’71 split-bumper Camaro, Jeep JK, ’71 Duce and half, ’52 Willy, ’86 Jeep CJ, Bosch demo van.
Started racing: 1993
Turned pro: 1997
Racing specialty: Enduro
Favorite course (North America): Ashland, Oregon
Favorite course (Europe): Valloire, France
Favorite food: All/everything BBQ
Goals: To see my son grow up
Heroes: My wife
Favorite recording artist: Tyler Childers
Favorite movie: Devil’s Rejects
Favorite hobbies: Building trails
Jobs held (other than racer): WTB marketing, Bosch demo program
Most embarrassing moment: Talking trash and flatting out
Always takes on a trip: RC. Crawlers
What you would be if you were not a racer: Trail builder

For all lf Mark’s thoughts on ebikes and where they fit into his world, check out our interview with him here:

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