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Tomac gets my vote.
It should be noted that he helped guide/train Gwin in '11. Gwin dominated the World Cups for consecutive years, '11 and '12.
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Nice and efficient mechanic setup. BEEF. Hope that's not a tall can of silicone-based polish in the back.
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Badass setup. That modded XTR shifter...
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Wow, the bushing bulge on the lowers looks so much lower than on RockShox's offerings... that certainly plays a big role in providing the extra stiffness and less bushing bind. Further apart = better for suspension performance, but the stanchions need to be that much longer (heavier) and need to have tight tolerance before they hit the inside-bottom of the lowers at max travel (no travel adjust, requiring unique parts for specific fork travel). That all said, if the Lefty had damping on a BOS level, I'd be all over that. The 45mm offset on this is a turn-off.
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I also wish the hub had more PoE. It clunks loudly when engaging, especially when you have an uneven pedal stroke. Reminds me of a 18 PoE DT, it's so annoying. If it engaged with less noise and shock/feedback, I wouldn't notice it as much (and be less annoyed).
Gnarly chunk you got there. That last pic reminds me of the Stairway to Hell in Noble Canyon. I rode that for the first time about a week ago and felt like my SJ EVO 26 with XC rear tire was undergunned. Pinch flatted it there even at 40 psi (pumped it up hard after the 1st pinch flat, and it was my last tube)...
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Sounds like he's going through a windstorm.
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Frame, shock, and rims, for starters
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I want a silent rear hub like that.
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"New lightweight hubs feature..." what, besides having 28 spokes and hand-built Shimano quality? Sounds like they wanted to say something about them, but forgot.
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Following the path that Shimano took years ago. I found that if my bike was locking up from the power of Shimano's brakes, it was often the cause of flexy fork, frame, and crappy tires. A demo ride on stiff frame like a Yeti SB6c with Float 36 and High Roller 2s made that clear.
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Duncan's probably holding up a big check on the photographer's podium with his work here.
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That natural vignette
Looks like just the spider is new to me.
Personally, if there's no clearance issues with the chainstay, I'd continue to use the 49mm chainline cranks, just to make it so the chainline is better in the 42t cog, as it annoys me greatly that the chain drops to a small cog when I backpedal.
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157mm rear with 1x ring on the outer position of 3x spider on normal 73mm crank.
It's not like 6" bikes haven't evolved to handle DH tracks better than DH bikes of years past and it's not like pedaling or sprinting is something DH racers shouldn't have to do. I love seeing Mic Hannah and Blenki pedal it out. Judging by how PMB and other tracks transformed over the years, I think it's safe to say the race venue organizers agree with you. Just trying to emphasize how big a factor other things are, like logistics, and how that matters more than how interesting a few parts of the track seem to online spectators.
Might as well just say straight up, you want to see quality footage of the big names riding this track, most importantly, with Rob Warner commentating. Unless you feel that this place being chosen as host for a huge money event would be only way to validate things. Rob Warner commentary on something that excites him = gold.
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World Cup worthy? I dunno, looks like some other tracks. It'd have to be better than Val Di Sole, regarding logistics, convenient area for pits, spectators and film crew, and have nearby tracks for XC and other events. I kind of like how there's a variety, like groomed Leogang, long open sprints in PMB, long natural terrain with lots of line choice in Vallnord, short and quick insanity in Windham, greasy jungle/rain forest muck in Cairns, steep slopes in Champery... visiting all these places in 1 season tests riders' skill all-around, and not just how they handle the "brutal" stuff.
Hybrid external/internal routing! Housing and hose goes through full length downtube armor! Best of both worlds! Innovation!
Di2 compatible battery compartment can be used as storage compartment for tools, and serves as port for internal vacuum aerogel-insulated water bladder! Bottle mount under downtube doubles to store a spare tube! iSWeAT coming Spring 2017, co-developed with NASA, DARPA, and CERN with future-proof space age technology!
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Please give a source that shows the RC is the "same" as the RCT3. It could be as similar as the FIT RLC compared to the FIT CTD or FIT RC2.
Charger refers to the style of damper, similar to how FIT refers to Fox's version of it. They have tunes specific to the BoXXer and a DJ version of the Pike. Would you also predict that the RL would be more sensitive than the RLT or RCT3 in MoCo style of damper, due to its simplicity?
There's no predicting here. The difference in how they feel is painfully obvious to me. Was trying to convince my LBS that something was up, but they find it's normal and suggested to send it in for service, but I serviced it myself. It feels better than before, but still not as good as my RCT3. I have to put in like 35 psi to get it to ~25% sag for my weight (145 lbs, no tokens), while the pressure guide suggests 55 psi, and I still have trouble getting full travel. It was worse before...