In theory, factory teams always have an advantage over smaller teams in any sport. I see no reason to to brand this 'unfair.' It's the nature of racing. Reading some of the comments here you'd thing the 29er is going to ride itself down the hill, while ... more »
275 hasn't ruined DH racing (despite all the comment chatter that it surely would), can't see how 29 will either. Yeah so maybe it rolls faster and carries speed over the rough bits, but that extra speed still needs to be controlled so it's not like ... more »
Tenny-niner (said in your best Kirt Voreis fake redneck accent)?
I'm not sure how increasing the wheels size suddenly changes the current tracks to be flatter or less rough? I doubt you'll see anyone removing the rocks from Val di Sole or rerouting the final pitch of the Andorra track any time soon. There definitely ... more »
More likely than not, those aren't the tires that are on the bike when Gee rides it. No reason to have Steve riding on something they may not want seen just yet.
I'm not so sure about the brief flat tire epidemic at the start of 2014 being the result of 275 wheels. Recall the first two rounds were South Africa and Cairns where riders where often opting for lighter casing tires and then quite a few flats early ... more »
Rewind 3 years or so and the same things were being said about those awful 275 DH bikes that no one wants to ride... I guess for anyone who stills enjoys taking the piss out of enduro racing as well as 29ers, you can thank those guys for refining the ... more »
He qualified for MSA in 2007 on a version of that bike, first 29er to race a WC. It definitely had Nevegals though I'm not sure they even had DH casings at the time. I believe he was running a Fox 40 with some file work done to the crown to make the ... more »
Large Nomad CC w/ RS Vivid Air, Canecreek headset, custom yellow graphics (the original magenta is underneath if you prefer). Frame is in excellent condition with a few minor scratches primarily from shuttling w/ other bikes. No crash damage. 1900 frame
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Alex Rankin alert! Looks like a proto frame too? https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ7vfssFrdo/?taken-by=alex_rankin
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Almost all the factories in Asia have a 'house brand' that they use to show off their manufacturing capabilities to prospective customers. Those with less money to invest in prototypes, tooling, moulds, etc often rebadge the factory's ODM samples as ... more »