Olympic XC and the 29er
Could be yeah, could be sucking wheel for over an hour. Reckon though it was the bestest racer that won it.
Though robbo, years ago they timed elite XC riders at Sandwell on HTs and short travel sussers. All the riders thought they’d put in faster times on the HTs, but were in fact faster on the sussers.Posted 5 years ago
it isn’t about the bike, but i bet Specialized marketing team have gone apoplectic this afternoon and i bet they’ve probably sold out of FSRs for 2013 already!
however at the other end of the scale whoever supplied the Italian’s seatpost will be keeping a very low profilePosted 5 years agobrattySubscriber
er depends how tall you are, and other stuff.
How did that chain stay on the swiss guys bike then? Have we been conned all these years into thinking you need a fr mech or chain device when you only 1 chainring + gears? or was there a special chain ring with some form of retention rims or something?Posted 5 years agorobboMember
Bratty – pay attention… http://singletrackworld.com/2012/07/sram-unleashes-xx-1/Posted 5 years ago
New specific chaining designed to hold the chain..hodgeMember
I spent six days at Hadleigh Farm marshalling the Monument Drop with a good view of Deans Drop. I had the opportunity to talk with the riders and their coaches, couldn’t really observe any advantages of any particular kit being used. I did have to recover a bike of a fallen rider, a carbon Cube 29er hard tale, really light with the forks set up really hard! These riders have excellent skills and ability, their fitness is fantastic. On the whole this event and all the people involved are a credit to the sport of mtbing.Posted 5 years agobrattySubscriber
Ah a bit like my first mtb [a raleigh maverick] which had 1 chain ring too. That had only 5 gears though and the chain was kept on by 2 chain guards on eith side of the chain ring.
So what is wrong with a similar chain ring as my old maverick – ie a chain guard and a 11-40-odd tooth cassette on a conventional set up – you would only really need a special cassette and mech?Posted 5 years ago
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