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morpheous briceshirbach's article
Jan 9, 2015 at 23:34
Jan 9, 2015
A United State of Downhill
Not sure, but if the goal is to create WC opportunity for US racers, then it makes sense not to fill the field with riders that are already WC qualified. The best solution may be an East/West (5 races each side) series that could then collect together at the Nationals every season. (emulate AMA Supercross)
morpheous briceshirbach's article
Jan 9, 2015 at 0:52
Jan 9, 2015
A United State of Downhill
@Ambatt, But skiing is a whole family access activity making that possible. Plus winter is still a romantic sell for vacation homes. Most DHers are willing to sleep in their car to ride. Its just a different demographic maybe?
morpheous briceshirbach's article
Jan 9, 2015 at 0:10
Jan 9, 2015
A United State of Downhill
Hmmm, great article and lots of good information. I feel for Laslo, but understand the issues surrounding that decision. I really wish they could double the number of races, include Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Southern Cal, and maybe a southern/southeast US Venue. One point though, and at a risk of sounding nationalist, I think a US pro series should only be paying points to US pro riders. What is the value of attracting international riders to this series?(Most are already qualified UCI pros) (and Canada already have a national DH series paying UCI points!?) it is supposed to be the series that produces the best American candidates for UCI competition. Every non US rider participating (especially existing top WC riders) is therefore taking up spots on the qualification roster for our boys in World cup berths. (Which has been imbalanced for some time against US riders requiring trips out of the country just to try to earn qualifying points, or as Chris described makes for a tough selection process of petitioned entries.) It seems that the US Pro GRT series in this form is actually an American Continental series potentially pulling from north and south of the Border. Im not sure I understand that in principle, but then I am surely ignorant of many of the factors surrounding this. Again, Great article, explains a lot, was needed. Thank you PB.
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Dec 18, 2014 at 6:48
Dec 18, 2014

Santacruz L V10 Carbon DH Fox Shimano Maxxis Saint Mavic

$3750 USD
Large 2013/14 SC V10.4/5 complete Carbon DH racer. 2014 SCB Factory Enve Carbon rear triangle, Custom Syndicate Team Gold Lower linkage, tuned Canecreek/Ohilns Double barrel Shock with Ti spring (175 lb rider) Cane Creek headset, Fox 40 Fit RC2 with updated 2014 internals (inverted controls). Shimano Saint 9 speed drive. E13 LG+1 Chainguide. Shimano Saint 4-piston brakes, adj lever, metallic pads. Mavic EX823 tubeless wheel set with Hope Evo Pro2 front hub/20mm axle, DTswiss 440 rear/157mmX12mm rear axle (with pawl ratchet upgrade). Gold KMC Chain. Syncros Seatpost and stem. Enve Carbon DH Bars and swing arm. WTB devo seat. Maxxis DHF tubeless tires. (Time pedals not incl.) all in good working condition 4/5, well maintained. This bike has been very reliable and solid. No crashes. Its a great ride. Very good condition. Price includes Shipping, buyer pays PP fees.. Will be shipped in a SCB box properly protected from Ohio. Thx. PM with questions. (Will add TWO SETS (4) of brand new never mounted Maxxis DHF Tubeless tires to the deal, these can be run front and rear. I have many other of the same tires, new, available for discounted purchase along with bike.)* I also can swap / remove any parts not needed to help reduce cost . This bike is flip chip travel configurable from 8.5 to 10".

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Dec 18, 2014 at 6:21
Dec 18, 2014
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