Greg Minnaar's Single Ply Maxxis Rear Tire After Crossing the Finish at World Champs 9

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Greg Minnaar's Single Ply Maxxis Rear Tire After Crossing the Finish at World Champs - WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's World Champs Santa Cruz V10c - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

Marshy in audio - Greg's single-ply Maxxis prototype was flat after he crossed the line. It held up with a slow leak from the last rock garden, just long enough to see him through to victory.
Credit: Sven Martin
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WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's World Champs Santa Cruz V10c

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9 comments
  • Pininator

    9/1/2013 9:03 PM

    Now THAT'S a close shave!

  • Andre Palmer

    9/1/2013 6:46 PM

    How lucky is that... and he already predicted. One of the greatest run in worlds... I thought Mik had it

  • nehuen93

    9/1/2013 5:31 PM

    Looks like the rim is craked

  • sspomer

    9/1/2013 6:02 PM

    are you looking at the sticker line?

  • Big Bird

    9/1/2013 8:04 PM

    Look by the fourth nipple from the left. Remember Brycelands "Loose spokes"? It's a known problem.

  • ichnusa

    9/2/2013 3:45 AM

    Its the sticker from the other side lifting against the spoke...

    Certainly not a known problem!

  • Big Bird

    9/2/2013 9:09 AM

    It's known. A little birdy told me. Mayhap THAT is just a sticker, but Josh's issue was not "Loose" spokes. I remember visiting with Doug Fresh at a Notthstar national and having Steve come in, put his bike down and say something to the effect of "Another run, another wheel."

  • Marc

    9/4/2013 9:59 AM

    It is a known problem... Enve riders find they tend to pull spokes through the rim due to their high spoke tension. I work at a bike shop that sees enve wheels all the time. And before you go hating on carbon or Enve, Minnaar told me himself that while running WTB wheels prior to the Syndicate picking Enve up as a sponsor he was going through up to 25-30 rims in a single race weekend. Now with Enve that figure is down to 8-10

  • sideshow

    9/1/2013 4:50 PM

    He knew he'd be racing against a flat to the line pretty much...madness.