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Izzy Flint Joins the MERIDA Bikes Australia Family

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Izzy Flint Joins the MERIDA Bikes Australia Family

Isabella Flint (Izzy) first discovered bikes when she was a toddler. She started racing as an u/13 on the track where she caught the cycling bug and soon moved to riding road as well. After making both Tasmanian Road and Track state teams Izzy switched her focus to the dirt and she hasn’t looked back since! Izzy recently finished 2nd overall in the 2017/18 National Cross County Series, as well as claiming a silver medal at the National Championships in February 2018. Last year Izzy was crowned National Gravity Enduro Champion, and she also won round 2 of the U21 EWS continental series in November 2018.

Name:  Isabella Flint

Nickname:  Izzy and Iz

Age:

16 years old

Height:

169cm

Weight:

55kgs

Coach:

Ben Bradley

Hometown:

Launceston, Tasmania

Number of years riding:

4 years

Occupation:

Student

Disciplines:

Cross country, Gravity enduro

XC chain ring size:

32 tooth

Enduro chain ring size:

30 or 32 tooth

Favourite race:

Pemberton National XCO round 

Favourite place to ride:

Blue Derby, Tasmania

Favourite Trail EVER:

King Brown, Maydena

Previous disciplines:

Track and Road

How and why did you first start riding:

I started track racing when I was 13, after my dad had started riding and didn't want to be left behind, I started MTB at an all schools race in Tassie, when one of my friends said hey Iz come and do a mountain bike race, so I did!  I have never looked back!

Why do you love riding MERIDA:

I love working with the team at Merida and love how my bikes are super responsive!

How does riding your MERIDA make you feel?:

It makes me smile

Izzy rides:

ROAD, MERIDA Sculltura 8000E.
CROSS COUNTRY, MERIDA Big Nine 9000.
ENDURO, MERIDA One-sixty 6000

Upcoming races:

February:

Conti EWS round 3- Nelson, New Zealand
Conti EWS round 4- Christchurch, New Zealand

March:

EWS round 2- Derby, Tasmania

April:

National XCO and DH Championships- Bright, Victoria
Oceania XCO and DH championships- Bright, Victoria