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I'm giving the UCI a break now that it's under new management. obviously a change in culture won't happen overnight, but replacing the old guard was certainly a positive first step. As for UCI being involved in Enduro it does mean they are at least paying attention to what is popular rather than trying to invent doomed-to-fail disciplines like XC eliminator. Personally I'd love to see guys like Graves and Clementz have the chance to wear a rainbow jersey, but that only comes with the blessing of the UCI.
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One year ago this week was when the very first working prototype was assembled, the one pictured is the final production spec which has I believe has changed even since it was tested by Vital at Crankworx. To get a new product to market from the first proto to production in a year is no small task. The entire team is in Taiwan at the moment to oversee the first production run.
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They had one of those too
Nah, I just live there. Foods great and the beers cheap.
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So calling an American an American is a racist slander now? Relax. . . oh and for the record the conditions in Asian factories (at least in Taiwan) are quite nice but I've not met any who are served meals or provided free housing, they earn an honest working man's wage, own their own homes and feed themselves. The factories are both old and modern, but not state-of-the-art and spotless. Seems Griz might not be the only thing you don't fully understand?
Dirty Bikes is in the heart of Taipei, but they don't rent bikes. Call or email the guys at the Specialized store in Neihu, they will rent you just about anything. But you'll need someone to show you the trails as there isn't much in terms of maps or signs unless you can read Chinese characters, and the best trails aren't marked at all.
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I think the best recipe for success (if there is ever to be one) is to build on the strengths of the local and regional events. Create a 'National' Series that more closely resembles an association of several races in one region with a common points structure, and very limited number of truly national events with a more robust point structure. The US is simply too big, and the regional scene too strong to support and promote a traditional nation-wide series at this time. The old formula needs to be reconceptualized from the ground up. Good luck to anyone who dares try though, and thank you JDD for all your efforts for such little return year after year.
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A not so subtle hint at what's in the works for Jamie next year? Let's hope so!
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I rallied it through the Alps all Summer then gave it a rest when I got back to Taipei. Mostly been doing shuttle runs with my Rune 2 set up as a mini-dh bike since it was too damn hot for much else. The Uprising will be back out for the 'winter' riding season.
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The red chrome paint looks ridiculous in person. I don't think i could ever bring myself to ride it on dirt
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Not much, more responsible maintenance than anything else but it probably looks like it's been surfaced because of the rain. I was there a few months ago and it's still classic Schladming. That video stops just below the halfway point, the infamous woods sections start right after that step-up.
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And yet the World Cup overall is set to be decided 20 minutes up the road at Leogang. Worst track on the circuit next to one of the all time best. . .
New Rule: You can't call your knee pads 'Enduro' if I still have to take off my shoes to get them on and off.
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Says the guy talking about Adele and getting worked up because Gwin not Gwinning is depressing?
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Hannah the new Kirkaldie? Winning practice like a boss!
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There's a smaller factory in Taiwan name Caribou and I've got to guess it's one of their house brand/open source frames? What some like to refer to as 'catalog frames' are often a factory's way of demonstrating their manufacturing capabilities to attract different vendors. This might be one such frame, or I might be completely wrong too.
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Yeah, so does Sven unfortunately.
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UCI still calls it seeding even though it's just timed training.. Gwin and Hill will be coming down in their UCI ranking order for finals. 14th and 4th from the end I believe.
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Sounds like a great idea to me. Trail bikes are unbelievably DH worthy these days, better than some not-so-long-ago DH bikes. For someone like Mitch who rips but isn't likely to be fighting for a win (the only place that matters here really), why not put it through the paces and see what it can do
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You're right. Scrolled trough on my phone real quick 2 times before watching on my computer and thought for sure that second Rachel shot was of Gee. #AlltheLasses are killing it this year.
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