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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by slyfink, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. DMdh

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    Gwinn was today at vallnord training.. :think:
     

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  2. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    So a few runs today on the DH track... on a trail bike, in a TLD A1... and It's ridiculous. Mellow and flowy and fun up top and then all of a sudden hang on. Steep, ruts, awkward off camber corners lots of deep (today muddy) dirt and by the bottom you're wishing you rode the jump trail instead. Brought a ballpoint pen to a gun fight.
     
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    what is the I for in DHI? What happened to DH, XC, AM - someone decided they needed to be 3 letter acronyms? DHI, XCE, XCO, AMWTF, OMFG....
     
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    Down Hill Innit?
     
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    As opposed to team? That's an absurd name. Should really just be DH. But, UCI....

    Adding you on hipstergram. Love the shots.

    Cheers
     
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    It signifies the UCI's level of involvement

    Don't Have Interest
     
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  12. bismojo

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    Any practice / pits photo yet?

    Looks like there's gonna be some 650B action.. :rolleyes:
     
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    cant believe no one has posted this yet! they had a wee shower today by the looks of it

     
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    ^^OMG!!^^ Looks like a slice of heaven.........a mountain that has chocolate milk flowing down it.
     
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    Course walk isnt even until tomorrow. A small rain storm is putting it mildly. It was a cluster**** of BIG hail and monsoon like rains all afternoon.

    Going to be an epic track to watch racing on and will evolve big time over the week.
     
  16. Cant Climb

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    There is a DH Team category...
     
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    1. geesus
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    So excited for wc weekend.. Cant wait :weee:
     
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    I would very much like to watch the pros come down that river on Sunday. That would be rad. :headbang:
     
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    be as water and follow the way! :)

    Relax and be yourself!

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    andorra is GMT +2, so it is +9 hrs from the west coast USA and +6 hours from the east coast...

    currently the weather looks to be sunny with a chance of thunderstorms on sunday...
     
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    He better fvcking win with this bike! :drool:

     
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    Sam's instagram said its the best DH track he's ever seen.
     
  26. 'size

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    smith and slugger seem to love it as well...someone should tell them that the internet already said it's sh|t.
     
  27. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    looks a bit steep..
     
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    From Pinkbike Photo description

    "Aaron Gwin made a few changes for this week following a round of testing back in the USA. He is back on a medium frame but with a custom longer swingarm to better suit his off-the-back style. It arrived just in time, as the track here in Andorra is steep and almost out of control in some sections, so it will definitely be to his advantage. The color is a 2014 model, available soon at dealers near you! Gwin is also running another Blackbox derrailleur and shifter setup, based on the XX1 XC gruppo. And before anyone asks, no, it is not a 650b bike."
     
  29. gemini2k

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    Clearly he has NO idea what he's talking about!


    J/K. I think that quote settles the debate. This weekend should be sick.
     
  30. slyfink

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    can't be that steep if they're holding on to course tape for support.... that stuff's weak!

    also, :rofl: to jackalope's post. I'm sad to say I get those references. I think I spend too much time on teh :monkey:

    edited to add: must spread rep b4 giving to jackalope again...
     
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  31. Cant Climb

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    He said in that long Dirt TV interview that he doesn't like being off the back of the bike that he likes being centered....

    Wonder if he had someone work on his suspension.....did he piss off Fox too in the off-season......?.....
     
  32. tabletop84

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    Cedric built this course so I didn't expect anything mediocre
     
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    Longer CS, ha!! I knew it all time..
     
  34. Pegboy

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    I thought that as well (regarding the off the back). I guess you have to remember that this is a reporter making a statement, not a quote, so the explanation could be off.

    I think it's obvious that he did not look off the back on his Trek..but, on the demo that is where he found himself. Lengthen the chainstays and that same position is relatively more centered. We'll see if any of this makes a bit of difference. One thing is for sure, Gee has momentum and confidence and Gwin surely has lost some of that coming into this season.
     
  35. 'size

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    i hate you guys for making me have to do this : from the manufacturers websites...

    medium demo (longer cs) :
    WB: 47.64
    CS: 17.32
    TT: 22.83
    HA: 64*
    RE: 16.93
    ST: 23.35

    medium session 9.9 (slacker setting) :
    WB: 46.61
    CS: 17.36
    TT: 23.15
    HA: 63.6*
    RE: 15.51
    ST: 23.86

    medium fury :
    WB: 48.46
    CS: 17.00
    TT: 25.47
    HA: 63*
    RE: 17.24
    ST: 23.78
     
  36. Tomasis

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    interesting that reach/wb is so small there on Sesion frame that Gwin could be on small Demo as well or any dirt jump bike. :D

    Gee wins again. ;) I root on Hill though.
     
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    As I. Cmon Sam! Podiums for Blenki, Smith and Ratboy. I hope :)
     
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  39. William42

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    who the **** said it was sh1t? everybody said "the helmet cams make it look meh" and then said "that looks cool" once pics came out. I don't think anybody called it before anything substantial came out, but I guess they're all morons for saying they hope its a better course then the helmet cams make it look (which it certainly looks like).

    also, are you looking at a different listed geo chart then the one on their website? because all I see is 421mm (16.6 for those of you too lazy to look it up) vs the session at 17.2-3 which seems pretty significant. Maybe its not, but either way just based on the way I felt riding them back to back, I rode way more in the middle of the bike on my session and way further off the back of the demo I've ridden, and that seems to be mirrored in what gwin is doing to his demo.

    I'm just hoping to see Gwin start smashing it again!
     
  40. 'size

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    i was referring to the internet as a whole. there have been comments on other sites about the track.

    421mm is stock - 440mm is the proto rear end gwin is now running, hence me saying "medium demo (longer cs) : "