WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 35

.3 is all it took today and Loic did it aboard this Specialized Demo with 29-inch front wheel and 27.5-inch rear.

WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo

Three World Cups down and two wins for Loic Bruni and his prototype Specialized Demo with mixed wheel size. Today the win came at the in Leogang, Austria, and all it took was .3 seconds to fend off the likes of Greg Minnaar and Troy Brosnan. A disappointing qualifier (nearly 4 seconds off the pace in 11th place with a 3:23) left Loic with pretty low morale on Saturday. Somehow, he managed to find an extra 7 seconds on the fast and tricky Leogang course to pull the win and slide into 2nd place overall, just 5 points behind Brosnan. With today's Top 3 only .7 apart total and running the full gamut of DH wheel sizes (Loic 69er, Greg 29er and Troy 27.5), it's pretty rad to see that, for the most part, the wheel size debate is dead.

Take a gander at his winning steed and enjoy a post-race interview with the current World Champ. -photos by @maddogboris

Loic's telemetry bike.

Loic's Demo at Leogang

Loic's Demo at Maribor

We'll see the #2 plate on his bike in Andorra a month from now.

Tracey and Loic's winning runs from Leogang.

Forum: Is the Mixed Wheel Size Here to Stay?


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