Video: Avid Chasing Trail - Kelli Emmett

May 28, 2013 at 7:05
May 28, 2013
by SRAM  
 
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There's only one way to describe Kelli Emmett as a mountain bike racer: adventurous. One week she's wearing a skinsuit and railing her hardtail in a pro XC race, the next she's wearing a full-face helmet and charging a gnarly Euro enduro race. Kelli is the type of rider that can't be categorized. And that's how she likes it. For her, racing is a way to see the world in her own way. It's just as much about the in between time—the road tripping, the camping, the exploration of new trails—as it is the racing itself. What does Kelli love most about her lightweight, powerful Avid brakes? Easy: They let her focus less on the bike and more on Chasing Trail.

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34 Comments

  • + 6
 Disc brakes are great, but try a dropper post and you will be rewarded for those climbs!
  • + 6
 agree it's easier but when it's not too technical and steep, you don't really need it, and good xc racer just adapted their style to the position
  • + 15
 i ride XC and DH. it just doesn't feel right on an XC bike. it doesn't feel balanced without the saddle being squeezed between the legs or something.
  • + 15
 id like to chase her trail
  • + 5
 disc brakes really are amazing, but I have to say I'd rather have a bike with modern suspension and V-brakes than 90's suspension and even the best discs on the market.
  • + 25
 You're telling a National Enduro champion the benefits of a dropper post...?
  • + 3
 nkevin you are not old enough to make that statement. haha.
  • + 1
 ^ probably not, but I've ridden enough pretty old-school, terribly-suspended bikes through the years to know that I'm glad I've never really had to deal with it!
  • - 1
 Yeah but see I had to deal with it Wink
  • + 2
 Back then I rode rigid. Only way to have a lighter than 40lb bike. Of course I was a teen with a $500 bike dreaming of those $1200 mongoose bikes. . .
  • + 1
 Finally someone who proves it is still possible to shred without a dropper post. AND shes a chick. Double props.
  • + 2
 My early mtn bike days were on a Trek 850. Hardtail, Rock Shox Q5 out in front, I think it had about two inches of travel lol. Cantilever brakes and, bar ends for climbing. As if I wasnt already far enough forward on that 110mm stem.
  • + 1
 Wow, thats a little...wow.
  • + 1
 I thought the same exact thing! Cuz sure theyre spectacular, but shes taking suspension for granted, even ten or five year old suspension is nowhere near what it is now.
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  • + 5
 Wide bars FTW
  • + 1
 Wide bars for the win, 800mm=perfection
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  • + 3
 She has my permission to wear lycra..
  • + 2
 I second that.
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  • + 2
 I've raced that course!..... but I probably could've gotten away without any brakes whatsoever on that course haha
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  • + 2
 avid лучше не брать качество плохое
  • + 3
 Google's translation: avid better not to take the quality is bad
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  • + 2
 so much elegance in her movements
  • + 10
 Everything looks better in slow motion. Just ask Dave Chappelle.
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  • + 1
 Yes I know, yes I know, yes I know. Why do you keep asking?
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  • + 2
 well, I lost
  • + 1
 This vid's been posted by SRAM and isn't in the running- you still have a chance!
  • + 1
 this i just a promotional thing by sram to get more videos up for the contest. there really are not too many vids.
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  • - 3
 Anyone else think helmets look bad on most women? XC type, not full face. Its like they are too aggro or techy looking, makes too big a statement on top of their heads.
  • + 2
 Yeah, retardation after brain damage looks much sexier.
  • + 1
 Um, not what I meant. Why not 'women-specific' helmets? Heads are usually smaller, thus the size ranges should be different, and the design of the vents and surfaces could be made more . . . feminine.
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