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6/22/2018 12:49 AM

nikos023 wrote:


oliosky wrote:

Why does that kid not have shoes?

Will Loic have to mange le pie humble? I think 29 will suit him

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Fristonboy

6/22/2018 12:51 AM

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

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6/22/2018 2:12 AM

bturman wrote:

The Enduro World Series has signed an agreement with the UCI. Rainbow jerseys will be awarded in 2019 and there's talk of anti-doping policies being put into place.

Read more: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Enduro-World-Series-to-Work-with-the-UCI,2192

kwapik wrote:

Crap! We don't need the UCI screwing with a great racing series.

What does everybody else think about this?

LLLLL wrote:

Ews will run the race series and uci will accredited it and run the dope testing. Uci will not be running the races. Proper way to do things, dope testing is hard..

probably it will be like national dh races that give uci points, the uci acredites it, but they don't run the show

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6/22/2018 6:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/22/2018 6:51 AM

fun house wrote:

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

France- Damien Oton, Adrien Dailly, about 8 other super fast guys

USA- Richie Rude, Marco Osborne, Mitch R? Curtis? Neer?

Australia- Sam Hill, Josh Carlson, ????

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6/22/2018 7:49 AM

fun house wrote:

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

Dave_Camp wrote:

France- Damien Oton, Adrien Dailly, about 8 other super fast guys

USA- Richie Rude, Marco Osborne, Mitch R? Curtis? Neer?

Australia- Sam Hill, Josh Carlson, ????

Graves.

Kiwi AKA NZ team would be pretty stacked too....

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6/22/2018 8:17 AM

crap- forgot Graves! Yeah NZ would be stacked too. Could be a cool race- we will see!

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6/22/2018 8:46 AM

fun house wrote:

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

Dave_Camp wrote:

France- Damien Oton, Adrien Dailly, about 8 other super fast guys

USA- Richie Rude, Marco Osborne, Mitch R? Curtis? Neer?

Australia- Sam Hill, Josh Carlson, ????

Canada could be up ther too. Jesse, Remi, Mckay.

A lot can change a whole season from now, but if I were a betting man I’d give France the edge, with US and Canada battling it out close behind. Aussies a wild card.

Looking forward to seeing what sort of strategy teams use. A bit different when you don’t have to risk as much riding for the individual win. Consistency and finishing close together as opposed to outright speed and risking mechanicals. But most racers aren’t wired that way so it’ll be interesting to how they approach this kind of format.

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6/22/2018 9:04 AM

^^ For sure it's more a team event and would reward consistency. I'm guessing they are trying to make the race like MXoN- which is really fun to watch and speculate about.

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6/22/2018 9:13 AM

^ What is MXoN? Motocross of Nations Im guessing?

Will it be the same format for women? Team of three? France is strong in Men's but in Women's will CRUSH.

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6/25/2018 6:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/25/2018 6:28 AM

Brendog spotted back on fox 40 in morzine



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6/25/2018 11:10 AM

it looked like he was on a 29er at crankworx les gets (going by the webcast). if he was on a 29er, could that be why the blacked out fox?

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6/25/2018 12:10 PM

Would make sense. With the Obsys being an upside down fork, they could squeeze a 29er in there, but the ATC wouldn't neccessarily be correct, the crowns are quite complex to make a one-off just for Scott to quickly test a 29er bike (compared to throwing a FOX on there), the clamping area might be more defined on an upside-down fork (wall thickness and things like that), so a custom fork might not even help, they might not get the full 200 mm travel, etc.

It's probably just easier to do a day of running using a FOX fork, like i said. After all, there were the pictures of Brook running a FOX damper in a Marzocchi fork back in the old Mondraker days, people run different brand tires (Bruni and Athertons in the early Conti days by running Maxxis), etc. Stranger things have happened

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6/25/2018 12:16 PM

On the other hand, i found this on Vital:

"The Obsys is 27.5 and 29-inch wheel compatible running 220mm of travel in 27.5 mode and 200mm in 29er mode as a spacer limits the travel."

And it has a steerer that enables different offsets (+/- 3 mm from the middle 56 mm setting).

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7/3/2018 7:10 AM

New colors and kit for Canyon here in Val di Sole

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7/3/2018 7:24 AM

Must every fucking bike released this season be blue? Jeez, this is getting really boring!

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7/3/2018 2:11 PM

slimshady wrote:

Must every fucking bike released this season be blue? Jeez, this is getting really boring!

Wow man. The color of a bike makes you that upset? You need to step away, get outside, go ride your bike (what ever color it is). Chill man

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7/3/2018 2:27 PM

slimshady wrote:

Must every fucking bike released this season be blue? Jeez, this is getting really boring!

bman33 wrote:

Wow man. The color of a bike makes you that upset? You need to step away, get outside, go ride your bike (what ever color it is). Chill man

Thanks for leading my feet back to the ground. Even when blue is the corporate Canyon color, this last week were at least 5 new bikes which were black with the same shade of blue accents. And the previous month, there were another 5. I find this really worrying. Bikes used to have personality beyond what Pantone says should be the color of the season.

Santa Cruz seems to be picking up their color palette from the bargain bin at their local hardware store, but at least they are diverting from the rest of the corporate graphical design pack.

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7/3/2018 5:36 PM

slimshady wrote:

Thanks for leading my feet back to the ground. Even when blue is the corporate Canyon color, this last week were at least 5 new bikes which were black with the same shade of blue accents. And the previous month, there were another 5. I find this really worrying. Bikes used to have personality beyond what Pantone says should be the color of the season.

Santa Cruz seems to be picking up their color palette from the bargain bin at their local hardware store, but at least they are diverting from the rest of the corporate graphical design pack.

They could always bring back retina-burning shades of highway safety green

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7/3/2018 11:27 PM

general lee wrote:

New colors and kit for Canyon here in Val di Sole

Weren't the Senders blue when they first came out, or am I imagining things?

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7/4/2018 4:09 AM

Yep, they were blue and boring, pretty much like everything Canyon has ever done. Don't get me wrong, I am not judging their quality, but the personality of the brand is similar to that of a teen who is entering Hot Topic for the first time, struggling to remember what band shirts cool kids in school wear. Speaking of their actually nice World Cup roster, I can't remember a team launch that was blander than theirs and unfortunately it came out the same day like Intense's, one that was screaming ”fun”, not to mention The Syndicate's. And returning to colors, I find it cool to dig in the 70's car color palette; it definitely proves more courage and creativity than the metallic shades of those cheesy Fast & Furious films. ...or you can always peek at Nike and do Volt. :D Oh, wait, somebody mentioned ”retina burn” already!

Mx

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7/4/2018 4:14 AM

Well they are a huge German direct sales company, maybe market research showed they need to do this to cater to their target audience.

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7/4/2018 4:22 AM

Yup, but outside Santa Cruz and maybe Ibis, most of the big brands seem to be consulting the same graphical design studio, or straight drinking the Pantone kool aid. I get the point about convergent evolution, and then there's no denying blue has been Canyon's corporate color since always, but I still find this lack of variety appalling..

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7/4/2018 8:34 AM

At least it isn't some weird ass Santa Cruz color. Or nuclear yellow with purple graphics. I'm old school but primary colors rule. I get that people like the new style but then the alt colors are always gray black monochrome boring. Pivot's red and black 5.5 color is nice though.

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7/4/2018 9:23 AM

go nerd your asses off! vds pit bits have some crazy stuff going on that's more than new colors.
https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-Val-di-Sole-World-Cup-Downhill,11844/PIT-BITS-Aaron-Gwins-Mystery-Rear-Derailleur,123045/sspomer,2


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7/18/2018 3:07 PM

Kyle Norbs on Evil BIkes. Instagram

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7/28/2018 11:53 AM

In line with Gwin at Snow Summit. Said he is not racing MSA. Focused on making it to France

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7/29/2018 9:30 AM

ugh, that's a bummer

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8/6/2018 10:47 PM

Idlers and more idlers showing up everywhere.

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8/7/2018 10:51 AM

Where?

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8/9/2018 10:50 PM


AG might be on a 29er tues for the last round of worldcup and the world champs.
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