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Ehhhh. If it really is faster, and everyone switches, there will still be nothing holding you back from riding your "old" 27.5 stuff. My $0.02 is it'll be faster for some, but not for all.
Very cool dude!
There were a number of bikes with adjustable chainstays back in the day. Another thing to consider is chainstay length directly impacts amount of wheel travel and leverage ratios of said wheel travel. Hence, any change, at minimum, requires a change ... more »
I think Josh has a point, but your analogy to ski racing sort of misses a bigger point. Ski racing *is* interesting if you follow it, the same way mtn bike racing is interesting if you follow it. You need to pay attention to the "story of the sport" ... more »
I'd agree to disagree with respect to big wheels for small guys... The advantages/disadvantages may be the same on paper but how you are able to mitigate the disadvantages and take advantage of the benefits are going to largely depend on how big you ... more »
Don't forget, someone who is 6'2" on 29" wheels is akin to someone 5'7" on 27.5" wheels. Proportionally anyway...and I don't see the short guys saying "I need my 26" wheels back". I think the larger wheel, when built appropriately around the right geo, ... more »
Fun fact. She's in Japan skiing right now. Such a legend.
Vital. Vital killed interbike. I kid, but only sort of. Seriously, what is the difference (for most) when comparing high quality product features on Vital (or the competition) and a trade show? You don't get to ride most of what you see at Interbike, ... more »
I hear you. Just bored at ye' ole' dayjob and took to some keyboard banging. The whole argument of "which bike is more technologically advanced" is really a "my dad could beat up your dad argument". Hence my hedge when I say "all of them". Seriously, ... more »
I laughed. Top level enduro bike compared to a top level DH bike compared to a top level XC bike - they are all "purpose built race machines". I wouldn't argue technology is greater in any one sport. I'm happy Primoz likes EWS. I personally want to like ... more »
Sounds like a way to get laid when you are burned on racing world cups...
I get the feeling Ratboy just needs a year off. He feels trapped and would rather just go get loose with his boys. Kind of like what most kids do in college. They party a bit too hard then remember "oh yeah, these are the things that really make me tick". ... more »
Absolutely! We all started somewhere... If you can ride most any trail, you can race an enduro. It absolutely is not an "elite only" type of sport, in fact, was kind of born out of the opposite... (everyone can go out and have fun ont he bike)
95% sure nothing you don't know there. Carbon Scout, Carbon Patrol w/metric. Everything else stays the same?
I see your point but this side of the EWS, a race is going to be all inclusive (pros/ams racing the same event). Hell, even the EWS is sort of inclusive of all - but that's not my point. Top level events, sure, run whatever you think will determine the ... more »
Just FYI, the "regular job" thing applies to most of the pro field. Some may not have a job, but likely that's due to extreme sacrifice during the other months, not due to actually getting paid much, if at all...
I don't agree with the whole racing blind thing. For instance, if an enduro were to be run in Jackson, I'd have a huge advantage, even if the trails chosen were more esoteric. Local advantage (or just showing up way in advance and riding as much as you ... more »
I hear this a lot second hand but am yet to meet any of these racers.
Ha! I knew it was coming...
Thanks on this. I figured a Garmin would be close enough for a "funduro" (+/- one second). Maybe not something worth traveling more than 2-3 hours for but yeah..."good enough". The Montana Enduro Series uses chips where you have to actually stop by the ... more »