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3/20/2017 5:43 AM

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3/20/2017 9:24 AM

Has the Polygon team become the test team for every obscure brand?

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3/20/2017 11:52 AM

The thing I found most interesting in when was the last time you saw the Hannahs,Neethling or amyone on that team have a mechanical...they might be obscure brands but its all in the stats.

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3/20/2017 2:24 PM

Another view of Sam Blenkinsops Norco DH prototype


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3/20/2017 7:41 PM

Just No. I think that's for a different website.

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3/20/2017 7:45 PM

bavshredder wrote:

Another view of Sam Blenkinsops Norco DH prototype


They need to just put a pull shock in there and save a couple of linkages. Rock Shox was gonna go full bore pull shock before the whole Enduro craze came up. I drew up a really nice frame design before they ended up canning plans. It's waiting. C'mon Rock Shox...

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3/21/2017 2:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2017 2:52 AM



Found this on the FB page of the Portuguese Cycling Federation. It was taken during this past weekends 2nd stop of the Portuguese DH series. Seems like a 29er to me thought......
Given the small amount of space between the wheel and the "seatstay-connetcion thing"

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3/21/2017 5:03 AM

Petder wrote:

Found this on the FB page of the Portuguese Cycling Federation. It was taken during this past weekends 2nd stop of the Portuguese DH series. Seems like a 29er to me thought......
Given the small amount of space between the wheel and the "seatstay-connetcion thing"

Looks like an NS BIKES frame.

Petder

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3/21/2017 5:17 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2017 5:34 AM

Petder wrote:

Found this on the FB page of the Portuguese Cycling Federation. It was taken during this past weekends 2nd stop of the Portuguese DH series. Seems like a 29er to me thought......
Given the small amount of space between the wheel and the "seatstay-connetcion thing"

gbcoke wrote:

Looks like an NS BIKES frame.

I think so, i think its written on the rocker-link. Seems like NS is testing...
Is it maybe the first 29er DH bike to enter a race?

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3/21/2017 11:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2017 3:59 PM

Petder wrote:

I think so, i think its written on the rocker-link. Seems like NS is testing...
Is it maybe the first 29er DH bike to enter a race?

29er in DH race 10 years ago:

BCD DH29er at Angel Fire in 2007

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3/21/2017 12:00 PM

Petder wrote:

Found this on the FB page of the Portuguese Cycling Federation. It was taken during this past weekends 2nd stop of the Portuguese DH series. Seems like a 29er to me thought......
Given the small amount of space between the wheel and the "seatstay-connetcion thing"

gbcoke wrote:

Looks like an NS BIKES frame.

Petder wrote:

I think so, i think its written on the rocker-link. Seems like NS is testing...
Is it maybe the first 29er DH bike to enter a race?

I believe there was a trek session 29 proto that was raced a year or so ago.

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3/21/2017 12:00 PM

Petder wrote:

Found this on the FB page of the Portuguese Cycling Federation. It was taken during this past weekends 2nd stop of the Portuguese DH series. Seems like a 29er to me thought......
Given the small amount of space between the wheel and the "seatstay-connetcion thing"

with a usd fork, yes it could be a 29

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3/21/2017 12:49 PM
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3/21/2017 2:45 PM

WTF ???

IMunteanu

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3/21/2017 3:24 PM

Re 29'r in DH. Luke Steobel has done it now for a couple year at the NW cup events. Won it last year. https://www.rootsandrain.com/rider13549/luke-strobel/results/

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3/21/2017 3:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2017 3:54 PM

So is this the first 29er RS Boxxer seen in the wild then?

Every other proto has either been USD or shaved 40 as far as I recall.

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3/21/2017 10:40 PM

onthewhiskey wrote:

So is this the first 29er RS Boxxer seen in the wild then?

Every other proto has either been USD or shaved 40 as far as I recall.

Could be Lyrik 29 lowers On BoXXer Frankenfork?

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3/21/2017 11:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2017 11:29 PM

The wheel in the right picture does not match the wheel in the left picture. One also seems to have a vivid air the other a vivid coil.

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3/22/2017 12:57 AM
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Wooyek wrote:

It definitely is:


https://www.facebook.com/43RIDE/photos/pb.206672258905.-2207520000.1490125632./10155844633203906/?type=3&theater

First post BTW - hello!

onthewhiskey wrote:

So is this the first 29er RS Boxxer seen in the wild then?

Every other proto has either been USD or shaved 40 as far as I recall.



Found another picture of the guy from before. Vivid Air and Minion F on front and rear. This would match with the right picture of @Wooyek.

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3/24/2017 5:34 PM

speech bubbles were barely funny in 2003

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3/25/2017 6:09 AM

Great news! I really like what Giant is doing at the moment!

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3/27/2017 10:33 AM

Giant should've signed up Keegan Wright to their factory team. He's been beating UCI WC mainstays on many events in NZ riding a Glory. Now everyone around the world will see him on a Demo.

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3/27/2017 5:47 PM

Connor Fearon joins the gang of Aussies who put green stickers on their helmets...

monster

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3/28/2017 7:37 PM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Giant should've signed up Keegan Wright to their factory team. He's been beating UCI WC mainstays on many events in NZ riding a Glory. Now everyone around the world will see him on a Demo.

yep. He'll get a WC top 10 this year which is unlikely from any of the current giant DH squad.

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3/29/2017 7:50 AM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Giant should've signed up Keegan Wright to their factory team. He's been beating UCI WC mainstays on many events in NZ riding a Glory. Now everyone around the world will see him on a Demo.

oliosky wrote:

yep. He'll get a WC top 10 this year which is unlikely from any of the current giant DH squad.

Marcelo Guiterrez got a top 10 last year and 20th overall missing one round. And a podium or two in 2015

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3/29/2017 7:52 AM

oliosky wrote:

yep. He'll get a WC top 10 this year which is unlikely from any of the current giant DH squad.

Are you serious? Marcelo Gutierrez has 5 top 10's in the last 2 seasons. Including a 5th at 2015 World Champs.

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3/29/2017 11:08 AM

from Norco Factory Racing - no Blenki at Crankworx Rotorua

"Sam Blenkinsop will unfortunately sit out this year’s Crankworx in Rotorua. While filming a couple days ago, Sam got caught off-guard by the sun, and took a tumble that resulted in a shoulder injury. He will see a specialist next week, but until then, he will spend his time at Crankworx Rotorua supporting his team, cheering on competitors, and hanging out with fans. For fans attending Crankworx Rotorua, be sure to stop by the Norco Factory Racing pits to say HI and wish the 2016 King of Crankworx runner-up a speedy recovery.



speech bubbles were barely funny in 2003

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3/29/2017 12:02 PM

Yuroshek wrote:

There is a new suspension linkage that will be fitted onto 2 companies bikes that debuts at Crankworx NZ. Best bike I have ever ridden. Hands down. Thats all I can say for now.

Info coming soon now that Crankworx NZ is happening?