All Things Lourdes World Cup Downhill 2017

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4/25/2017 9:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/3/2017 11:20 AM



World Cup DH action is here!



PIT BITS, products and bikes
- WINNING BIKE! - Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9
- Norco's Prototype DH Bike - Joe Smith is ripping it!
- Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 29er - The controversy machine.
- Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender - with custom linkage
- Tracey & Mick Hannah's Polygons - Mick's mystery shock
- Brendan Fairclough's Scott Gamber - SO HOT!
- Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo - and some opinon on 29ers to boot.
- Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler - with Ohlins and Hope goods
- Finn Iles' Specialized Demo - new paint, ready to rip with bonus 17 Questions
- Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum - new paint and Shimano goods, 27.5
- Syndicate's V10 29er - with exclusive Greg Minnaar Interview
- Propain Dirt Velzy Bikes - Smoove
- Remi Thirion's Commencal Supreme - not a 29er
- SRAM CODE brakes - no more cobbling together old Code calipers with new levers
- Tahnee Seagrave's Transition TR500 - Princess edition
- Manon Carpenter's Radon Swoop - Swoop, there it is!

Videos
- VITAL RAW - Qualifying Practice Action - So. Fast.
- Slowmo Insanity from Quali Practice - Mesmerizing
- VITAL RAW DAY 1 - OH MY!
- SUPER SICK SLOWMO! - Gettin' buck wild!
- Brendog Helmet Cam - PINNED!
- CLAUDIO'S Course Preview - with Laurie Greenland
- Pinned in the Pits - Practice morning video

Photos
- RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - all-time spirits in spite of the rain.
- RACE DAY practice gallery - iceman trackside
- SLIDESHOW - Qualifying action! - Roskopp wins this round.
- THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH - and that's not hyperbole.
- 19 Knob-folding Corner Photos - Dear tires, we're sorry.
- 20 Wicked Whip Photos - Horizontal hucking.
- Timed Training Action Photo Gallery - Top riders in action.
- SLIDESHOW - Track Walk - It's officially on!
- Course Analysis - Every section of the track analyzed

Results
- FINAL RESULTS - mother nature made the call.
- RESULTS - Qualifying - *wants to insert that "awkward" emoticon
- RESULTS - Timed Training - Gee Fastest
- Rider Entry List - PDF file as of April 26, 2017
- 2017 World Cup DH Team List

other 29er DH stuff
- Should There be a 29er and 27.5 DH class at World Cups? - we're bored. where's the race action?
- BCD's Homemade 29er DH Bike from 2007 - 10 years ahead of its time
- Intense's 2951 from 2009 - getting closer
- How Many 29ers will be in the Lourdes Top 10? - gordo chose 3

We'll update this forum post with links, pics and vids too, so you can stay on top of the goods.

U.S DH riders registered to race Lourdes as per the official start list - GO GET 'EM!
Aaron Gwin
Luca Shaw
Eliot Jackson
Charlie Harrison
Neko Mulally
Shane Leslie
Demetri Triantafillou
Bruce Klein
Jason Schroeder
Dakotah Norton
Tanner Stephens
Nik Nestoroff (Junior)
Steven Walton (Junior)
David Kahn (Junior)

If you see cool videos, social media posts or photos, add them here, too!

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4/25/2017 9:27 AM

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4/26/2017 12:23 AM

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4/26/2017 1:46 AM

and there it is! thanks for the find!!

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4/26/2017 2:23 AM

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4/26/2017 7:25 AM



oversized baggage lol. vid by Sven Martin
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4/28/2017 9:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/28/2017 9:17 AM

You stilll have time to log your predictions on www.mtbfantasyleague.com !!!

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4/29/2017 5:09 AM

Are quali results already out?

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4/29/2017 5:21 AM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Are quali results already out?

29ers 1st 3rd and 6th

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4/29/2017 6:31 AM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Are quali results already out?

yep - first post updated but here's link http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/RESULTS-Qualifying-2017-Lourdes-World-Cup-DH,1039

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4/29/2017 9:13 AM

I was wondering if vitalmtb has a fantasy contest this year?

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4/29/2017 9:36 AM

vajand wrote:

I was wondering if vitalmtb has a fantasy contest this year?

not this year unfortunately. with Vital OTB, cheating was becoming an issue (no cheater ever won, but more and more were trying) and world-wide prize shipping was just a bit too much to deal with.

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4/29/2017 9:51 AM

vajand wrote:

I was wondering if vitalmtb has a fantasy contest this year?

sspomer wrote:

not this year unfortunately. with Vital OTB, cheating was becoming an issue (no cheater ever won, but more and more were trying) and world-wide prize shipping was just a bit too much to deal with.

Sad to hear. But at least i can console myself with the whole coverage of the event. (VitalRaw, bike checks: the best!!).
Nice work

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4/29/2017 4:09 PM



Trek using a wide flanged/short cassette body, centerlock DH hub, spotted in the Dave Trumpore slideshow on PB.

It's been a long time since there has been a Saint revision, could this be a new Shimano hub?
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4/29/2017 8:04 PM

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4/30/2017 5:13 AM

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4/30/2017 7:43 AM

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4/30/2017 11:56 AM

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5/1/2017 11:19 AM

Interesting post by Loic Bruni (and a few comments from other elites in the comments):

"Normally they Are amazing but after yesterday I can't swallow the taste of that day : Thanks for ruining our first race with keeping the schedule even though we knew it was gonna Rain at 4pm..." -Bruni

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

5/1/2017 12:30 PM

Looks like he edited redbull bike out of his original post.


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5/1/2017 1:38 PM

The MTB gods speakith: "All ye commoners take note of thy large wheels of royalty and prepare yourself for Ft Williams. I give you 5 weeks time"

PS: Only 7 rounds and no throw-aways. Something needs to be done about that.

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5/2/2017 4:03 AM

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