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Added a comment about photo Modified HT X2 DH Pedals for Intense 7/5/2018 11:54 AM

The Giant team is using them too, so it's not just an Intense one-off and likely came direct from HT.

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Added a comment about photo Troy's 220mm Rotors 7/5/2018 1:14 AM

Testing the difference in temperature doesn't necessarily mean being worried about it, but give these guys any minimal advantage and they are going to take it. Especially if it means their hands might get a bit less tired (or it that braking might be a bit easier with tired hands).

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Scott Hart, Part 2 of 2 7/3/2018 11:49 AM

Those TLD Top Gun-themed Team America jerseys were so rad, I think still have one in a box somewhere. Fun fact about Alex Morgan who was the man responsible for getting the whole thing rolling: he rode a homemade carbon BCD 29er in the finals at Mount Sainte Anne that year (2007), making him the first rider to ever race a 29er in a World Cup final (on single ply 2.3 Kenda Nevegal tires no less). What a legend!

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 7/3/2018 7:10 AM

New colors and kit for Canyon here in Val di Sole

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, Petzen Race Day 1 of 2 6/30/2018 1:25 PM

Anything between the tape is considered part of the track, so nothing about that line is against the rules.

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Liked a comment on the item Enduro World Series to Work with the UCI 6/22/2018 11:45 AM

After listening to The Inside Line with Martin Whiteley I'm inclined to think that this is a good positive move.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/22/2018 8:46 AM

Canada could be up ther too. Jesse, Remi, Mckay. A lot can change a whole season from now, but if I were a betting man I’d give France the edge, with US and Canada battling it out close behind. Aussies a wild card. Looking forward to seeing what sort ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/14/2018 11:30 AM

UCI rules state both wheels have to be the same size, and wide-angle camera lenses distort size/distance especially up close and at the corners of the frame (this is how some action shots can make a bike look like it is running a 20/40" combo, or one

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Added a comment about photo Last Week's Winning Bike 6/7/2018 11:51 PM

Looks like it's probably Ruffin's bike with the flat pedals and a stock swingarm. Amaury, Remi, and Myriam were running longer ones with a lower idler in Ft. William. Curious to see if they stay with the same setup in Leogang given what looks like a slightly slower, tighter track than past years and far less hard pedaling than last weekend.

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Added a comment about photo Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender for Fort William 6/1/2018 6:44 AM

Appears to be more than just a bigger air chamber but a bigger shock too. That custom linkage looks to be almost the reverse orientation of the previous one, which suggests a longer stroke (or at least eye-to-eye) in addition to whatever changes have been made to fine tune the spring curve. Im assuming a longer stroke shock / lower leverage ratio would help to reduce operating temperatures, no?

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Martin Whiteley 5/31/2018 10:47 AM

I'd add that this was not really a pre-arranged interview and the questions weren't discussed or planned ahead of time. These were his genuine thoughts in real time, which speaks volumes of his depth of knowledge and passion for mtb racing. I would have loved to talk longer but he was already gracious enough to give us '20 minutes' basically on-the-spot, race day morning, while his riders were taking their last practice runs. Mindful of his time, and not wanting to interfere with the team's pre-race routines, it seemed prudent to stop when we circled back to the original topic. But if anyone deserves an encore appearance on The Inside Line it's surely Martin Whiteley.

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Added a comment about video La Bresse World Cup Track Preview (unofficial) 5/11/2018 10:42 AM

I know it's from two years ago, but watch the above video at about the 1:25 mark and this one at 6:02. Looks to be some of the same sections of track but a bit different perspective when the camera isn't mounted on top of a helmet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqGm42Xfydk

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Added a comment about video La Bresse World Cup Track Preview (unofficial) 5/11/2018 9:15 AM

Really that lesson should have been learned from the previews of the original La Bresse track that was so widely criticized online for being ‘flat and grassy’. This definitely looks different, but the dirt looks soft and natural and the track generally follows the fall line. It could rough up nicely after a few hundred racers have their way with it.

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Added a new video Lyrik and Push POV 5/1/2018 4:18 AM

Yeti sb5.5 with Push Elevensix and and Lyrik 170mm. The dynamic ride height of the 2019 Lyrik is definitely a bit higher. I ended up going down to 64 psi after this was shot. +4 clicks in LSC, +2 clicks in HSC, -9 clicks out from closed rebound, two tokens.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/24/2018 4:31 AM

Cheers man, thanks. A few of the media squids had the same impression with a few kits and branding. Fox really seems to have it sorted out with bright blocks of colors and large, bold logos and graphics that are instantly recognizable. A few others are ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/24/2018 12:42 AM

I was told it's the Alta bike/ski/board shop in Queenstown (they rent Mondraker DH bikes) , but can't confirm if that is true or not.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/23/2018 3:19 AM

All the team gear looks pretty similar, but Brooke is actually the only guy in Alpinestars kit (which looks a lot like the Dainese kit they were in last few years). Jones had been wearing 100% at some pre-season event but he and Brage are both now in ... more »