Do you have an idea why?
Michael Sommer: Mentality of Japan I suppose. They are all nerds and like stuff complicated and they have passion and are very patient with everything....maybe that's why.
How crazy do you think the crowd will go when the battles start?
Michael Sommer: I expect crazy, fashionable Japanese peeps and airguitars, a rockconcert-style of vibe, Japanese anime-tyle schoolgirls goin' crazy about all the tricks, people having the latest electronic shit and Takeshi Kitano of Takeshis Castle sitting in the audience.
Does anyone in this rider group have a chance to win or do you have a favorite for the victory?
Michael Sommer: Everybody can take the win if he has a good day. That's why it will be crazy!
How stoked are you to be chosen to ride at the COB?
Michael Sommer: VERY!!!
Thanks to: My friends, sponsors and my girlfriend Kathi!
BIKE CHECK MICHAEL SOMMER:
Frame: FELT disciple
Fork: KGB space
Crankset: Profile 165 with titanium axle
BB Set: odyssey euro
Sprocket: KGB trilogy
Pedals: odyssey twisted nylon
Handlebar: KGB sarvet
Stem: KGB trap 1
Grips: FELT with tennisgriptape
Saddle: KHE titanium rail Watanabe
Seat Post: odyssey
Seat Clamp: FELT
Front Hub: Fly
Rear Hub: KHE geisha
Rims: front: odyssey duralectra, rear: cheapo 1 wall
Tires: front: 1.75 freq-G rear: KHE premium
Brakes: Dia tech hombre
Brake Lever: odyssey monolever medium
Modifications: cut off seat, tubes around levers to keep it smooth for handswitches, double frontbrake
Pics: BdJ / Red Bull Photofiles - Sanz - Clauberg / Sommer