Pietermaritzburg xc track

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  • Pietermaritzburg xc track
  • float
    Member

    now thats an xc track! looks nice and technical with a few rock gardens, couple of nice drops and some fast bits.

    now bring on the olympic motorway 🙄

    heres the link by the way

    and ive just noticed this is in the wrong forum, woops.

    GregMay
    Member

    Looks very good, the mens race will be interesting in the last rock garden!

    Great to see Batty on the podium too.

    Kit
    Member

    Great to see Batty on the podium too.

    😀 And on a 29er too…

    float
    Member

    mmm, for xc racing i think 29 is definitely the way to go. wouldve made the rock gardens and the log bit a lot easier (i imagine)

    anyones live feed not working ????

    a lot of 29 ers …. knarly course for xc

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    got bored on one vid and watched the DH instead, going to try and stay up over here to watch it

    Zulu-Eleven
    Member

    Jesus thats fast!

    feed is excellent – kileen is miles back

    julianwilson
    Member

    That course looks well good!

    now bring on the olympic motorway

    Olympic xc is a slightly different event with different course requirements IMHO. Cos it’s so televised and well attended compared to WC xc, it needs more, far shorter (a third to half the length?) laps than WC xc, means wider bits for overtaking.
    IIRC the olympic course has drops, rock gardens and a gap jump of sorts, and has claimed a few injuries already.

    float
    Member

    Cos it’s so televised and well attended compared to WC xc, it needs more, far shorter (a third to half the length?) laps than WC xc, means wider bits for overtaking.

    overtaking on its own isnt very exciting though, much better seeing how the top riders tackle the really tough terrain. there was even overtaking on the rock gardens in the womens race – that was exciting to watch.

    why does olympic xc need shorter laps?

    Where can i watch it? any links please.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    why does olympic xc need shorter laps?

    Television. No other MTB event has the same level of coverage.

    The fields are far smaller too, about 1/3 the size, so you don’t need such a long course.

    The Olympic XC course is plenty hard enough. People forget its meant for professional riders, not the Gods on here.

    People forget its meant for professional riders, not the Gods on here.

    😆

    commentator on about schurters wheels being between 26″ and 29″, mmm

    float
    Member

    i can see how you dont need such a large course for a smaller field, but you cant say theyre doing a bad job at covering this event.

    i still think that the olympic course should be technically harder, its certainly not as difficult as this.

    Zulu-Eleven
    Member

    Indeed – its official, ’29 is dead, Long live 650b 😆

    sputnik
    Member

    Never mind wheels sizes or Olympic course, that Pietermaritzburg course is ACE!!!

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