Added a comment about feature Enduro World Series Media Squid Bike Checks 7/20/2018 7:42 AM
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And Richie runs a 203 XTR. Loads of clearance, not sure why the website FAQ says 'up to 185' but I'll ask and get back to you.

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Jerome Clementz's Cannondale Jekyll 7/19/2018 1:07 PM
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This is a new Jekyll 29

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Added a comment about photo Jerome's unbranded, raw carbon rims 7/19/2018 9:59 AM
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Given his relationship with SRAM, I'm guessing these are part of that family of companies. Perhaps from their other wheel brand? At one point I think Mitch was on something similar, but he's on aluminum rims for La Thuile.

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Added a comment about video Enduro World Series POV La Thuile with Sven Martin & Lee Trumpore 7/19/2018 6:29 AM
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FY-Tech 2 and a Hero 6

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Liked a comment on the item Enduro World Series POV La Thuile with Sven Martin & Lee Trumpore 7/19/2018 6:25 AM

You mean you don’t like mine. Lol

Added a comment about photo Syndicate on Prototype Maxxis Tires 7/14/2018 10:52 AM
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Those were definitely heavy, but consider guys are running DH casing tires and 250g inserts at EWS and WC races. That's getting into 1600g-plus per tire on a 29er! Excluding weight, the other consideration would be feel and compliance if the casing is too thick or rigid under the tread. Definitely encouraging to see Maxxis trying to find a better way.

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Added a comment about photo Brendan Fairclough's High Idler Prototype Scott 7/6/2018 1:49 PM
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Speaking of Pierron, he's currently running his Commencal with a custom swingarm that has a lower idler, about 2cm below the center of the pivot instead of in-line. From the looks of it there are three mounting options to choose from, his current setup being in the middle.

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

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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
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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
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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
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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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