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Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender

Troy Brosnan is on his Canyon Sender for the first time at a World Cup. The Australian pinner made the move to the Canyon team for 2017 and has had some local races on the bike, riding it since the first of the year. Over the last week, he and the team have been using what Troy calls a "more progressive MX link." The custom machined link helps with bottom-out resistance and allows them to open up the shock's damping a bit for more traction. Troy rides a size medium.

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Troy is running a RockShox BoXXer Team fork which is the coil spring model. He's using a firm spring, which even he admits is a bit heavy for him, but he knows he'll be smashing into bumps and holes at a frantic pace and needs all the support he can get. Sam Hill taught him to slow down his rebound a few years ago and he continues with those settings. A RockShox Vivid Coil R2C with Super Alloy Racing spring keeps the rear tracking.

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Renthal stem and handlebar take care of cockpit duties. The direct mount stem is 45mm long and the 38mm-rise bars are at a 740mm width. Ti-bolts, grip tape on the SRAM X0 DHshifter paddle and Ergon grips round out the controls.

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A SRAM X0 DH 7-speed drivetrain with 36-tooth front ring and e*thirteen LG1 chainguide handle pedaling duties. HT X2 pedals are the contact point for Troy.

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Like most SRAM-equipped athletes at Lourdes, Troy is on the new Code brakes. He's gone up to 220mm rotors with idea that 27.5-inch wheels need more stopping power than 26-inch wheels with 200mm rotors. The new Codes with the big rotors could be a bit overkill, but he was excited to think about the late-braking possibilities when traction warrants.

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While the bike pictured was straight from testing with Maxxis Minion tires on it, Troy will opt for Maxxis Shorty tires on his Mavic Deemax wheels on the first day of practice. The moist conditions need a mid-spike. He has been experimenting with tire pressures and the balance for traction and flat resistance. He is not running any kind of tire insert or flat-prevention product.

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That's right...no cuts to the number plate. Troy's mechanic, Aaron Pelttari doesn't mess around. That means a brake bleed just to install the number plate. #worldclass

Photos and interview by @maddogboris

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