- UCI XCO world cup racing thread 2018
The short track needs to be as technical as the main course otherwise everyone will use a hardtail and full sus will be obsolete, which would be a real shame and could limit how technical tracks could get.
No – surely this just favours the factory teams who will bring 2 bikes to each race?
I though Nino was one of the last riders still using 27.5 in XC races.
Scott remade the spark and scale last year. One of the changes was smaller headtube so nino can ride the 29erPosted 8 months agojdavidgeMember
I believe the bikes should remain the same but willing to be corrected on that as i cant be bothered finding and reading the rules!
Surprised to see Kulhavy down the order i thought he had more, maybe he will in later rounds. Absalon i feel should have called it a day but guess he needs to do this this year whilst he builds his team.
Schurter can take something from the fact of how wasted Gaze looked and his fight to the line being unlucky with pedal slip. I reckon he will be out to smash next race, be interesting to see if he can!!Posted 8 months agomikey74Member
The optimist in me says this could lead to some interesting tech
Or…. everyone just sticks with hardtails.
I thought the race was awesome, although i suspected that Gaze would get it at the end: Schurter tried, and failed, to drop him without ever really troubling him.
I wonder how much the timing of the event benefitted the Southern Hemisphere lot, if at all.Posted 8 months ago
Must admit that I thought Albstadt was a bit meh…. Probably had expections for it to be as good as the first round but that’d take some beating. I didn’t watch the womens, perhaps that would have been better.
I do like Novo Mesto as a course though and looking forward to watching the short track tonight.Posted 5 months ago
Well I guess that settled the “Can Sam Gaze out sprint Nino” question.
The guy as an absolute animal. I guess it was actually MvP that he was sprinting up against. He pulled out more than a bike length on him, more like a 10 man tandem by the time he got to the line. I just read that he weighs 85kg too. The power he can lay down must be immense.
I think I can forgive his cockishness from the commonwealth after that. Decent interview from Gaze at the end too.
Shame to see Annie drop back so much after a flying start. She looked to be really suffering too.Posted 5 months ago
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