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1/5/2017 9:50 AM

tweedlove_ wrote:

The whole specialized gravity team on fox kit as well, or have they already announced that

Andrea_audisio

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1/5/2017 10:50 AM

Magura mt7

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1/5/2017 11:48 AM

robertus wrote:

Man, It seems that every specialized bike is in öhlins this year

luigi2412 wrote:

What's up with that? Did specialized order the development of mtb products as a customer/partner? It almost seems to become their in-house brand for suspension. Would not the first time either, they had or have specialized labeled forks and dropper posts before, but öhlins is sounds much fancier and someone had to develop it anyway.

iceman2058 wrote:

Well actually, yes! SPecialized and Ohlins partnered on the development of the first Ohlins MTB products. Read all about it RIGHT HERE.

Wasn't CCDB the first Öhlins MTB product?

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1/5/2017 11:57 AM

From Guillaume Cauvin... an other one that we will miss on the WC.



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1/5/2017 11:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2017 12:08 PM

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1/5/2017 12:49 PM

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1/5/2017 1:19 PM

I'm sure it works, intentionally disconnecting the drive to get ultimate suspension action like Gwinn had at Leogang '15 is such a gnarly idea! The Germans don't mess around!

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1/5/2017 1:47 PM

pimpin gimp wrote:

I'm sure it works, intentionally disconnecting the drive to get ultimate suspension action like Gwinn had at Leogang '15 is such a gnarly idea! The Germans don't mess around!

Until you forget to turn it back on like a climb swiItch on a shock...

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1/5/2017 2:01 PM

pimpin gimp wrote:

I'm sure it works, intentionally disconnecting the drive to get ultimate suspension action like Gwinn had at Leogang '15 is such a gnarly idea! The Germans don't mess around!

LLLLL wrote:

Until you forget to turn it back on like a climb swiItch on a shock...

then you just make it use preset gps coordinates to turn itself on and off as needed.

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1/5/2017 2:11 PM

pimpin gimp wrote:

I'm sure it works, intentionally disconnecting the drive to get ultimate suspension action like Gwinn had at Leogang '15 is such a gnarly idea! The Germans don't mess around!

LLLLL wrote:

Until you forget to turn it back on like a climb swiItch on a shock...

'size wrote:

then you just make it use preset gps coordinates to turn itself on and off as needed.

just needs some sort of system that engages as soon as you move the pedals, easy...

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1/5/2017 2:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2017 2:46 PM

Richie aiming for gold at the Cairns World Champs this year.

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1/5/2017 2:39 PM

This year Cairns is no world cup but world championships.

I personally doubt Richie will do a world cup, because it is getting pretty restrictive to get a spot there (points, and so on). So unless you are riding full time DH WC (or smaller qualifying events), I doubt you can do world cups. Exception is if you are riding for your country's federation, which is why maes can do it under belgium colors, but then can Rude ride under USA's colors ?

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1/5/2017 2:53 PM

Have felling Richie will be doing selected WC's, Nationals with an aim for the World Champs and a full EWS series. Much like Jared did when he got 3rd at the South African world champs on his SB66c a few years back.

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1/5/2017 3:49 PM

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1/5/2017 5:06 PM

Moving to SRAM (the new descendant line?), perhaps?

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1/5/2017 8:33 PM

On a completely different note, congrats to the US junior hockey team, you guys played hard and definitely wanted it more then us. Now back to rumours haha

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1/5/2017 9:45 PM

LLLLL wrote:

Until you forget to turn it back on like a climb swiItch on a shock...

'size wrote:

then you just make it use preset gps coordinates to turn itself on and off as needed.

app-uncture wrote:

just needs some sort of system that engages as soon as you move the pedals, easy...

Because you never move your pedals while riding?

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1/6/2017 1:21 AM

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1/6/2017 2:38 AM

baronKanon wrote:

Wasn't CCDB the first Öhlins MTB product?

Sure, but I guess they did not want their name on a 2005 Stinky or Demo while being a big player in motorsports and supercars. A 2016 carbon DH bike on the other hand fits just fine between a McLaren and a MotoGP bike. Mountainbikes have come a long way in a short time.

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1/6/2017 2:53 AM

Tahnee wearing Red bull helmet colours this season.

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1/6/2017 3:14 AM

norco factory racing moving to rockshox?? Blenki post an instavid on ig and looked like it said lyrik on the fork

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1/6/2017 3:27 AM

mlr42881 wrote:

norco factory racing moving to rockshox?? Blenki post an instavid on ig and looked like it said lyrik on the fork



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1/6/2017 5:03 AM

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1/6/2017 5:54 AM

mlr42881 wrote:

norco factory racing moving to rockshox?? Blenki post an instavid on ig and looked like it said lyrik on the fork

peecee wrote:

it's a pike....and it would not be a surprise since rockshox isn't sponsoring almost no one....almost everyone riding fox and spe gravity with öhlins now...

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1/6/2017 6:04 AM

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1/6/2017 6:18 AM

mlr42881 wrote:

norco factory racing moving to rockshox?? Blenki post an instavid on ig and looked like it said lyrik on the fork

peecee wrote:

Pedro Fernandes wrote:

it's a pike....and it would not be a surprise since rockshox isn't sponsoring almost no one....almost everyone riding fox and spe gravity with öhlins now...

Well, obviously now that there is a screen shot we can see.

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1/6/2017 7:45 AM

Official confirmation from Team Specialized Gravity, they're off SRAM and RockShox...more news in 4 days!

PureAgency - Team Specialized Gravity wish you all the best for the new Year !
We really want to thank SRAM MTB and RockShox for their perfect support during these last years. More than a brand, we met great people, and some of them became friends. Al Tino ,you're the man. Guys under the SRAM pit, you offered us some great support !
Thank you also to One Industries and SixSixOne, with Seb Raymond and Gareth Critcher, who supported the Team with great looking gear. We will always remember the Kit for the Worlds in Andorra: that was mint.
This is the end of a great story, but stay tuned for the next big news dropping on the 10th of January 2017...

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1/6/2017 9:49 AM

Re: specialized, I don't really traffic in rumors but this one seems like a no-brainer, at least on the suspension side.

Maybe something weird for drivetrain like Box?

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1/6/2017 10:13 AM

traildog wrote:

Re: specialized, I don't really traffic in rumors but this one seems like a no-brainer, at least on the suspension side.

Maybe something weird for drivetrain like Box?

now that would be interesting for sure! i would love to see it, but i have doubts.