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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:44 PM

Larger shocks than we are using now ostensibly run cooler and lower leverage ratios could offer damping setup advantages. If an 11" shock came out and it offered superior traction and was 1-2 seconds faster but the tradeoff was that the bike was now...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:43 PM

How about everyone having to ride the same tire width or tread... is that okay? Or is that too much? Should mud spikes be allowed? They're faster in slop and make mud easier. I'm not talking about preference, I am talking about whether something...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:42 PM

The way Loic is talking it's like a different sport. Lol at retiring threats and black-and-white statements. Tests (scientific or otherwise) are showing 29 can MAYBE shave a few seconds. The wheel size makes it maybe one or two percent "easier," when...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:36 PM

I'm not so sure about the point he makes about speed and safety. Ok the prediction is that 29ers might be a couple of seconds faster over the whole track...how much faster is that in reality in actual speed terms? maybe a couple of mph in certain sections. Hardly going to make a difference if you crash at...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:36 PM

but if 29ers are faster over the same rough technical tracks, why is that less exciting? the comment field assumption of a relationship between 29ers and tracks flattening out is purely hypothetical.

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:35 PM

Your point about privateers is not true, as anyone can ride a DH 29er:
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/alutech-cycles-announce-29-dh-bike-2016.html
Yes it may look as not as refined as the V10 29, but on the contrary, it is fully designed around 29" wheels, and the V10 still has a 27.5 front triangle.

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:35 PM

My god, I had no idea people would go to such illogical lengths to defend their passionate feelings about wheel sizes. This is hilarious! So it's OK to make a bike go faster, but not by using a different wheel size? And 29" wheels are going to make the racing boring, despite making the bikes go faster? They...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:33 PM

Faster is always better in race, that is why they call it a race. Whether it's faster thru a tech section/track like Val di Sol or faster on a more bike park type track, faster wins races...zero exceptions. Every single fan boy of Sam Hill for example (I am one as well) wants him to be faster that all the...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:32 PM

Why go faster? Because that's racing! That's literally the point of everything about racing. I'm just at a loss when any pro racer goes "hey, let's not go any faster." I understand the safety concerns, but saying that we should cap a wheel size to prevent people going faster isn't addressing the real issue of...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 4:32 PM

So with your logic , we should still be on bikes from the 90's. Why improve? Why go faster at all? Why should a racer get better brakes to have more control so he can go faster? Everyone else will buy them. Why should a racer get a lighter bike? Everyone else will get one. Why should a racer get better...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/27/2017 11:36 AM

"cheating" isn't the right word Loic. I am not a fan of 29" wheels for DH either. But, if all those guys start smashing him, watch how fast Specialized riders show up on 'prototype' 29" wheels. Races are meant to be won, period. Yes, bro fanboys, and "26forlife" riders will never see anything as "cool". But...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/27/2017 11:36 AM

Weren't they on AL versions of Demo last year to give it more promotion?

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/27/2017 11:36 AM

Loic Bruni hates speed.

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