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color looks like the old panaracer fire XC. i wonder what the the reasoning behind the choice is?
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didn't realize that; my mistake. guess i just haven't seen them from this angle.
looks like that section of the frame in front of the rear wheel is actually closed off. interesting move there. mud protection?
looks slick, but seems like you'd be guaranteed mud/dirt all over the threads of that CO2 cartridge. i also wonder whether there's any flexibility in this system for some of the things i used to put in my saddlebag, especially small bits like patches and a spare chain link.
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i see brannigan's sticking with his NZ nationals move on that last jump, whiping to the right while everybody else whips left
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these interviews have been great. would love to see this format continue through the year, with all different sorts of riders.
side note: that garage...!
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i love all the shots of hikers pretending to be totally unfazed by the riding going on around them. unintentional comedy gold.
great video, though. danny continues to make everything look too easy.
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Somehow, even the biggest drops of Rampage still look smaller than the Jah Drop (no offense to the Rampage riders, obviously). Probably just the sheer exposure of it -- absolutely nothing in between the edge and the ground. Or maybe it's that pogo stick Bender's riding.
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no kidding w/ the french flags. interesting how the UK seems to have such a high concentration of winning male downhill riders while france dominates the men's side of enduro racing. perhaps something about the local terrain, or the respective grassroots scenes? just speculating here, and it may of course be nothing more than a peculiar/temporary trend, but it makes me curious.
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wow. impressive, and very scary. here's hoping for a rampage free of major injuries.
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who needs sleep when there are vital slideshows to wait for? love those shots of brendog and brook
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noticed kovarik's running a dropper post, but has it at what looks like full extension most of the time. any guesses as to what it would take to get kovarik to put the saddle down?
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My "XC jersey" does just fine for me. I keep my phone and keys in the pockets on every ride (along with my tool, pump, etc). Never lost either one, even on the steepest or roughest trails I've ridden. I guess I'm just not shredding hard enough to be flinging the contents of my pockets everywhere... that, or Specialized product developers are wearing some poor-fitting jerseys? Seems like this isn't so much a new product as an overly complicated way to do what a jersey already does, probably because so many trail riders seem to be terrified of lycra.
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A+ consumer outreach. Insults are a great way to respond to constructive criticism. (Sorry, that was mean. But so was your comment. Being rider-owned doesn't make you infallible, and no trail's going to satisfy everybody. No need to get personal with people who don't like this particular example of your work.)
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one of the best videos i've seen in a long time. makes me want to get out and shred!
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these "RAW" clips are quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of WC coverage. keep it up, vital.
also, hart and fairclough in the berms: holy...
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glad to see some appreciation for the XC crowd and the unbelievable riding they do. great shots!
from the photos of practice, looks like gwin has switched to TLD's shorts instead of pants. don't know if it's just the weather or if he's making more changes than only the frame.
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