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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Nagaredama, Apr 29, 2009.
This picture further confirms how hardcore Aussies are.
From last weekends World Cup XC race.
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that is impressive!!!!
haha thats pretty crazy.
Looks like a tubular...and possibly a carbon rim.
where's the pic AFTER that drop? Props to him though.
Thats pretty awesome. Go him!
Think that rim just needed a little tweak to straighten it out?
Riding on the rim
wait, they make tubular tires for mtb rims?
that guy has balls. big balls
Yes they do and with what those rims cost, I have to assume he's getting them for free. Otherwise he'd be walking.
Well yes, they make tubular tires for a few tubular mtb rims out there.
In the pic in the OP you can see (what looks to be) the brown base tape of the tubular.
Edit: and a Tufo logo on the tire.
cool, thanks for the info.
My friend did about 30min of an XC race on the rim once - one of those 24hr team things, he didn't want to let the team down so carried on for the rest of the lap. Respect!
I did it for 2 hours once during a single loop 25 mile xc race........on the trail it wasn't bad at all, the dirt conditions allowed the rim to dig in.
On the gravel fireroads it was very hairy though......would lose the front end in a blink.
The rim was Mavic and was severely nicked up but otherwise was still useable afterwards.....
HA, that pic is awesome!
hes my dad
hes my personal jesus.
Still feathering the front brake!
shoulda done a better glue job
At first I thought that, but I think he may have flatted, and taking the tire off was faster to get to the pit than rolling around on a flat.
I feel like I remember ACC riding the yardsale at mount snow one year with no front tire.
That ss what I thought at first but countries who drive on left side of the road (Aus, UK, NZL, RSA, etc) reverse their brakes. So he is feathering the rear.
Still badaass regardless!
re: xc tubulars - how do they typically deal w/ flats? dnf or ride the rim like this guy?
If it's a World Cup they can just ride to one of the pits and get a new wheel.
exactly whats wrong with the current rules. Mountain bike racing by the sports very nature should be self sufficient to weed out unreliably light parts from the field....and the market.
Tubular XC wheels are light and trick. And they are a gamble, looks like homeboy came up snake eyes.
Killer shot though!
pshhh photoshopped obviously. The rider, not the squirrel balls.
Does anybody else remember the Fisher/Vittoria tubulars from the '80's?
Pit stop inflator system. Sealant and Co2 all in one can, we sell them at the shop, people love them.
Your just jealous.
There not that much lighter than a standard setup. Better ride thoughand if glued properly, youll never pop a bead off a rim. Seriously though, its more of a lookie what I have more than anything.
Personally, I dont think they were glued anyways, I think Dude was using the Tufo tape. Seriously, there is no way it would have been faster to rip the tire off and roll on the rim vs just riding out a flat, not to mention the cost of the wheel. Thats pretty hardcore to roll like that, I know I cant afford to do so.
Rockin fingers on both levers!
I imagine this is something crocodile dundee would do if he rode bicycles.
I think this is the pic, but its just the rear tire.
dammit i want another pair of those Vans
best shoes ever!
except for the Hematoma. and 5.10s.
....ok, so maybe not the best shoe ever but they really did kick ass!
I have a pair sitting on the shelf in my garage with less than a dozen runs on them....except theyre my moms shoes she tried and doesnt like:biggrin:
That guys got some nuts.
Someone needs to chop those squirrel nuts onto him.