Martin Maes' GT Force
After winning the first round in Rotorua last week and taking the win on every stage Martin Maes is running a very similar setup this weekend. The GT Force with a 29" wheel at the front and a 27.5" wheel at the back is sporting Fox suspension and Shimano's new XTR drivetrain and brakes.
Interestingly, at the front Maes is running the lighter Stans Flow Mk3 rim, and at the back he has the new heavy-duty Flow EX3 with a CushCore insert.
One Up tool storage in the steerer tube.
23psi in the front tire and 25psi at the rear.
Martin makes the most of his frame to store a spare inner tube.Morganne Charre's Juliana Rubion
Morganne Charre had great results in Rotorua and will be looking to repeat that this weekend. Her medium sized Juliana Rubion features RockShox suspension front and rear, and Mavic Deemax wheels. She is running 70psi in her fork and 150psi in the rear shock.
For tires, she is running Schwalbe Magic Mary's at the front inflated to 21psi and Hans Dampf at the rear at 25psi.
She was hoping to be riding with a Deity bar and stem, but they arrived in France just after she left to go to New Zealand for round one.
Morgane loves the Nukeproof Sam Hill pedalsYoann Barelli's Commencal Meta AM
Despite team changes Yoann Barelli is still rocking the Commencal Meta AM for this season. Adorned with unreleased SRAM and RockShox components it has a few surprises like the new rear shock air can that he couldn't share any specific details on just yet, although it does look like it has a larger negative chamber than the current air can.
The size large Meta is running 29" wheels front and back, and Yoann is going with SRAM's AXS wireless Reverb dropper post this weekend.
The wireless dropper helps to declutter the front end of his bike.
This weekend Yoann is running 90psi in the fork and 220psi in the rear shock.Previously:
• Course Preview: Ride The Tassy Tiger - EWS Tasmania 2019
• Practice Photo Epic: tas - MANIA - EWS Tasmania 2019
• Day 1 Results: EWS Tasmania 2019
• Video: Course Preview - EWS Tasmania 2019