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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 13:05
Jul 15, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Fulibug ^^^^ Been riding both the flat-pedal and clip-in version of Specialized's new 2FO flat-sole shoes and will be posting the review very shortly. The enbargo lifted yesterday. The shoes offer some important improvements. I'm riding the clip-in 2FOs in the pics - but the best pic available of the new shoe is on the top spot of the podium at a certain World Cup DH.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 13, 2014 at 10:47
Jul 13, 2014
SPY SHOTS: New Ibis Enduro Racer Debuts at La Thuile EWS
It is common in the WC DH to run tires that are not sponsor's products when conditions are such that there is not other tire that will win the day. If one pays close attention to the treads in the race-coverage images, you'll see a lot of Schwalbe Muddy Mary tires on a given day, spikes are often "borrowed" from other makers too. If the hot patches are inked over, it's a sure bet that it's a non-sponsored option. If you are racing to win, you need to make hard and fast decisions. The pressure created by racers demanding non-sponsored options of any product forced the sponsor to create better stuff - and in a hurry.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 12, 2014 at 13:44
Jul 12, 2014
SPY SHOTS: New Ibis Enduro Racer Debuts at La Thuile EWS
The only info we have is that the shock has a longer stroke than the HDR's.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 12, 2014 at 13:23
Jul 12, 2014
SPY SHOTS: New Ibis Enduro Racer Debuts at La Thuile EWS
HAHA^^^ Maxxis and Schwalbe tires should be sold with black felt-tip pens at the races.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 23:24
Jul 11, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
It stays in the last mode that the servo motor set it to. There is an Allen hex opposite the motor drive that allows you to turn the damping control manually if that occurs. It fits the Allen key hidden in the RockShox fork rebound dial.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 17:30
Jul 11, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
Yes, there are three sensitivity levels in "Auto" mode that basically weigh the size of the bump and then determine if the shock is switched into "trail" or "open." The third position gives the harsher ride. You can also use "manual" mode and just leave it in locked, trail or open the whole time.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 16:48
Jul 11, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
No. Standard 12 x 142 hubs fit the rear end. A few other brands are hiding the rear brakes inside the frame as well.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 16:45
Jul 11, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
Would it be any more of a troll to inform you that (and this is actually true) there is a "push" button on the Overvolt's handlebar control that engages the motor and runs the bike at low speed so you don't have to break a sweat when you have to push it up the stairs at the uplifts? It's evil. Eeeeeeeevil.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 16:35
Jul 11, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
delusional^^^ If the fork is activated over bumps, such as pedaling through a rock garden, the shock is automatically left wide open, same for uphills. It sticks like glue to rooty, rocky climbs, because when the fork firsrt touches the rough section, it transmits to open the shock, When the climb smooths out, it locks the rear suspension. Th eonly hint that somthing is going on is that sometimes you can hear the servo motor in the shock working. A sensor in the BB telll the E:I system when you are pedaling. The moment you stop turning the cranks, E:I opens the shock and turns off - so it descends and jumps like any other suspension.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 16:27
Jul 11, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
I can ride a bike pretty well, but I can't push a DH bike or an EWS-worthy enduro machine to their absolute limits on the downs. Like all good editors, I use small group of super-talented test riders who can run the O-rings to the top to keep those types of reviews honest. When you read "we," those are the men I refer to.
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