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  • boxfish
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    Nice move!

    Edric 64
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    I wasnt expecting that !!

    mt
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    That was impressive

    EarlofBarnet
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    Perfect timing!

    globalti
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    Watch how the rider in red eats dirt then…. I won’t spoil the rest.

    Premier Icon slider888
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    that was class! 😯

    Duffer
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    Pretty smart!

    Although, it looks as if they’ve pitted a pro against 2 beginners…

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    Hah brilliant, got pretty lucky with the timing though coming off the wall!

    FunkyDunc
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    Not seen that type of event before. IMO sack off DH racing and put that in its place.

    Mantastic
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    Miss match in riding ability in that race me thinks

    Not seen that type of event before. IMO sack off DH racing and put that in its place.

    4X?

    Premier Icon ComradeD
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    Welcome to last week

    Premier Icon dmorts
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    Welcome to last week

    😀

    It’s 4X not downhill too

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    chappy doing the overtake was on a DH bike, others were on hardtails.

    That was obviously a section of the course which favoured the DH bike!

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    Properly jaw-dropping moment! I guess first two qualify so they eased off anyway, but even so…

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Not seen that type of event before. IMO sack off DH racing and put that in its place.

    4x tends not to have the tech sections like that though, that’s like half DH, half 4x, hence the different bikes I guess.

    chamley
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    Haa i’ve never seen so much wrong in a single thread! It’s 4x not DH, they’re all on hardtails, nobody is on a dh bike and it’s a format that’s been around for over 10 years with tons of coverage everywhere…

    crankboy
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    All the bikes looked like hard tails to me . I could not be bothered to google the two lossers but given the identity of the winner I bet it was not a mismatch of bikes.
    ” Michal “Marosana” Maroši ranks amongst the best-known Czech cycling athletes, and is now a top name on the UCI World Cup circuit. After great success in the golden years of BMX racing, Michal made a substantial leap over into the world of mountain biking, winning the European Championship in Dual Slalom in 1998.”
    Still an excellent recovery.

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    Haa i’ve never seen so much wrong in a single thread! It’s 4x not DH, they’re all on hardtails, nobody is on a dh bike and it’s a format that’s been around for over 10 years with tons of coverage everywhere…

    yeah thats what I was thinking, no idea what everyone else has watched!

    chvck
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    Haa i’ve never seen so much wrong in a single thread! It’s 4x not DH, they’re all on hardtails, nobody is on a dh bike and it’s a format that’s been around for over 10 years with tons of coverage everywhere…

    Actually this one there are some on DH bikes. So errr…. fail?

    STATO
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    Actually this one there are some on DH bikes

    Not in the vid tho.

    There are three bikes in that race, they’re all (4X specific?) hardtails, it’s not a mix of DH and 4X racing, that’s what 4X tracks are like otherwise it would just be slightly more gravity assisted BMX racing, and if you see it from the other camera angles the winner comes way out wide before the wallride, carrying a ton of speed, and then hits a kicker to jump to the wall and then lets the wall push him round the bend, hence the awesome overtake!

    No showboating, just bloody fast riding, awesome skill and great race tactics. Proper 4X!

    chvck
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    No, there aren’t in the vid that’s true. There was a DH bike in the final that round though.

    boblo
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    I saw a DH bike in a shop last week so there! Thread recovered from near fatal inaccuracy 🙂

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Fair enough, I remembered the story wrong.

    more

    It’s like an argument in an old people’s home…

    whatnobeer
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    I’ve seen the odd DH bike in 4x events before, usually a DH rider who’s crossing over and doing both events. But yet, sweet move.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Nice, but really needs Rob Warner.

    Jamie
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    Bit of a better angle:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnYVi7DXjtI[/video]

    karen805
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    The race was part of round 4 of the 4x Pro Tour.. round up video here – http://www.4xprotour.com/

    Including footage of Katy Curd, who won again!

    greeble
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    chappy doing the overtake was on a DH bike, others were on hardtails.

    That was obviously a section of the course which favoured the DH bike!

    urrm should have gone to spec savers

    Hopk1ns
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    You can tell from the start that those two riders were new to 4x racing. The gate snap says it all. Still a class move though. Love the size if the crowd.

    legend
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    FunkyDunc – Member

    Not seen that type of event before. IMO sack off DH racing and put that in its place.

    Give two slow guys a headstart over a fast guy and see what interesting technique he can use for getting passed? Could be ok I suppose.

    4x is generally a procession after the first corner, and is boring as a result.

    plyphon
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    And meanwhile in the road bike world this was deemed knarley enough to get it’s own swanky filmed video:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgSv8B6UiUY[/video]

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