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Does the lower spring bearing assembly really just run into the bump stop shaft during travel? I guess if it works, it works. But that seems smashy.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:50 AM

You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:49 AM

I'll play devils advocate and say the UCI absolutely should regulate wheel size. DH is a marketing tool not a money maker right? Well a 33" tire will always be faster than a 31" (with adjusted geometry) but the industry won't go there until the last...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:49 AM

The F1 comparisons are nice to hear, and make the F1 paddock sound like the ultimate thing, but they have regulations galore. Specifically in wheels/tires. Years back they even had dimension rules, back when there were multiple tire suppliers....more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:49 AM

So, his bike isn't ready and he doesn't like the tracks. And he wants race day schedule changes for potential weather events.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:48 AM

One of the best things about MTB racing (XC and DH) is the lack of regulations on the bikes from the UCI. The lack of regulations is what makes MTB racing what it is, and has allowed this sport to evolve with different types of bikes, suspension used...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:48 AM

Loic, always been a fan, but now I'm kinda embarrassed for you.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:31 PM

I disagree with the comments about the tracks changing the bikes. The new bikes will still be faster on the old tighter tracks just like in F1 where the new cars are faster around Monaco even though it is the epitome of old school. If we really want...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:30 PM

It does make sense. While yes you might crash more on your 27.5 because your getting loose and wild they will be less dangerous crashes because your going slower. So yes you may crash less on a 29 but when you do it will probably be more serious. That...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:28 PM

Also it's not just about regulations it's about the direction the sport is evolving towards.
Take rampage for example, it evolved into a extreme bike parky ramp fest and then they ended up reverting back to the more natural course.

Bigger wheels =...more

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Larger shocks than we are using now ostensibly run cooler and lower leverage ratios could offer damping setup advantages. If an 11" shock came out and it offered superior traction and was 1-2 seconds faster but the tradeoff was that the bike was now less "fun" in chop, should there be discussion about quitting DH or outlawing the bigger shock? How is it substantially different from a wheel size discussion? 29 is just a tool, like a tire or a wheel or a shock. And bar width is a GREAT example because it's a bar - you decide whether you want a narrow one or a wide one depending on what floats your boat or helps you ride faster. Again, riders can prefer whatever they want, but why would one preference be disallowed? If it is slower, it won't happen. If it's faster, it will.

I like your example about rampage going one direction and then heading back again, and I think it's a good point about people deciding what they want from an event. I just question the "OMG THE WORLD IS COLLAPSING LET'S REGULATE" vibe from some people. If viewership of DH goes way down when everyone is on easy boring 29" wheels, maybe there will be a good reason to go back and reevaluate, but I have a feeling in the long run it's just barely a blip on the radar

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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:08 PM

Part of me wonders if all this and that about the tracks and wheels is really just a manifestation of how the riders are just bored racing the same tracks year and year out. Honestly, only 1 or 2 tracks should repeat and there probably shouldn't be...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:08 PM

I'm having trouble with the argument that bigger wheels somehow offer too much control or stability, coming from a team that spends such a significant amount of effort suspension testing with a dedicated telemetry bike in practice, with the goal of...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:08 PM

Bruni sure has a lot of skin in the anti-29er game, not sure that is going to work out well for him since he seems pretty stubborn. Also his arguments have a lot of circular logic. He has said that 29ers will make the sport too dangerous and fast, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:08 PM

Bruni sure has a lot of skin in the anti-29er game, not sure that is going to work out well for him since he seems pretty stubborn. Also his arguments have a lot of circular logic. He has said that 29ers will make the sport too dangerous and fast, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 11:43 AM

Interesting point of view.

Sam Hill changed to Enduro because of the same reason.

It's more about the tracks than the tech as I understand it.

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How about everyone having to ride the same tire width or tread... is that okay? Or is that too much? Should mud spikes be allowed? They're faster in slop and make mud easier. I'm not talking about preference, I am talking about whether something should be allowed or not, and what the reasons should be behind it.

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 11:01 AM
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The way Loic is talking it's like a different sport. Lol at retiring threats and black-and-white statements. Tests (scientific or otherwise) are showing 29 can MAYBE shave a few seconds. The wheel size makes it maybe one or two percent "easier," when a bad tire selection or poor suspension setup could cost you way more than that. What a dork, and what a non-issue to get butthurt about. There would be calls for lynchings if the UCI set regulations on DH head angle, bb height, tire choices or bar width, bike weights, etc but somehow wheel size is different.

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 6:40 PM

I don't disagree 29" enduro steeds are the new hotness, but again, I go back to Richie (see my other comments). He has had the option to ride one of the best 29" enduro weapons on the planet and sticks with the 27.5" steed. There are others who have also had the option to run the bigger...more