Mitch Ropelato's Prototype Rear Shock at Val di Sole 1

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Mitch Ropelato's Prototype Rear Shock at Val di Sole - Pit Bits: 2013 Val di Sole World Cup - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

Mitch Ropelato is running the same shock we saw previously at the Port Angeles Underworld Cup, although this appears to be a newer version given the color change. Could it be made by Öhlins? The distinctive yellow spring and gold body say yes, but aside from acting as a consultant on the Cane Creek Double Barrel, the company hasn't dabbled much in MTB, instead focusing their efforts on motorcycle and auto racing. More when we get it...

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Pit Bits: 2013 Val di Sole World Cup

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1 comment
  • tabletop84

    6/13/2013 7:53 AM

    Must be an early proto or a proprietary specialized shock as it will not fit in many frames.

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