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Ricter BigTimber's article
Mar 26, 2013 at 3:29Mar 26, 2013
Is Enduro the One?
I think they would refer to it as Marathon. Love the Bow 80 though, only did it once as I moved to the UK in 2011. Miss the local rides, biggest DH trail around here is a 20m drop in to an old lime pit. I think Enduro races are designed to be less of a suffer fest then marathon races like the bow 80 or Trans Rockies. Think Bow80 but with a couple shuttled sections, or only the special timed sections like PF and Special K. I think Western Canada terrain and infrastructural lends itself more to this type of racing while the alps you can stick a chairlift in a race route or start at the top of a high pass with a paved road. Those options simply aren't available on most trials in western canada.
Ricter mtbstrengthcoach's article
Mar 7, 2013 at 9:01Mar 7, 2013
One Exercise to Rule Them All
This is just my non-scientific thoughts based on my experiences and thinking about applying it to biking, like James. I would recommend 10-12 reps with 3-4 minutes of rest in between sets. You're not always standing up to pedal so you're body will get a chance to rest on the bike. But when you want to go, it's going to be for longer than the 10-20 seconds 2 reps would take. Anybody else have any other thoughts?
Ricter scottsecco's article
Nov 22, 2012 at 7:15Nov 22, 2012
Breaking News: Enduro World Series Announced
WC XC courses are dam technical and those riders are incredibly gifted. XC athletes have to handle some majorly difficult terrain while very tired on bikes with much less friendly geometry than a gravity bike. I've ridden both WC quality XC and DH courses, both are tough and athletes from both disciplines should be thoroughly respected. As for the Olympics XC course, of course it was terrible. The elevation, gradient and terrain in this part of the world simply isn't very good for biking. I live close to London and it is a long drive to anything challenging. I thought the course was lame and boring but they did the best they could considering they had to build a venue nearby with good access for spectators.
Ricter mikelevy's article
Feb 6, 2012 at 14:09Feb 6, 2012
Ghost AMR Lector 7700 - Previewed
I was thinking it needs more travel as well. Checking out the MEC website they do offer a 150mm version for another $500 or so. Still, under $4k for a 150mm travel carbon bike with xt kit is a solid deal.
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May 16, 2011 at 11:30May 16, 2011