There is a lot to like about this bike, but some bright types who have put it through a suspension physics simulator have concluded it is 140mm not 150mm as claimed. It doesn't bother me, except insofar as it is false advertising, because long travel 29ers are not an especially good idea.
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1 second separating first and second over 24 stages. Amazing. Jérôme Clementz is at once a very tough and gracious competitor.
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Incredible! Not to detract from the achievement of the riders, it is hard not to be interested in what bike(s) it is that they riding. A close look confirms that it is the Liteville 301.
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In order to get a win Curtis has to abandon the "enduro ready" Enduro 29er and ride the stumpy instead. Hilarious!
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Oh dear! The first lecture from Pinarello on mountain biking could be called "Everything mountain bikers got wrong because they drifted from the true faith". I expect they do have something to offer relative to other bikes using flexible carbon fiber stays in their designs but I really can't abide the elementary errors that parade themselves as unquestionable truths in their lecture. There are simply no points of weakness, having a special prevalence in a four bar system, that cannot similarly arise in other suspension geometries. The problem is the same in all cases, slapdash engineering and/or sloppy implementation not whether you have one fewer "centres of rotation" (i.e. pivots) or not. Without fully owning up to it Pinarello indicates that the ride of the bike will be fairly uncompliant below a certain threshold. This is not something subject to adjustment or tuning, because the stays are not tunable. On the contrary it is a directive from Pinarello to all mountain bikers instructing them on what they should like and should be grateful for. Not an especially good start in my view.
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