3 Pro Bikes from EWS Rotorua 2019

Mar 23, 2019
by Matthew DeLorme  
Anita Gehrig's Norco Range



Anita Gehrig is running a very similar setup on her size large Norco Range as she was last season. A DT Swiss fork up front(65psi and two tokens) and a Rockshox Super Deluxe (140psi, three tokens) provide the suspension.

Going race to race she is hoping to keep the setup pretty consistent and doesn't think that she will do much to change the bike between races. Anita is comfortable on the current setup so will keep it this way for the rest of the season.

Rider Name Anita Gehrig // Norco Twins Racing
Instagram: @anitagehrig

Deity provides the whole of Anita's cockpit, 760mm Skywire bar, Copperhead stem and Knucklebuster grips

WTB Vigilante tires front and rear, DT Swiss fork handling the front suspension duties

Praxis Lyft HD 170mm cranks and Magura MT7 brakes

Pedro Burns' Trek Slash



Pedro Burns is coming into the EWS series with a win at the Andes Pacifico indicating he is more than ready for a season of racing at the highest level. His bike stays pretty much the same from the multi-day race in Chile. His 19.5" Trek Slash frame is supported by a Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate (90psi) and a Rockshox Super Deluxe shock (178psi).

Rider Name Pedro Burns // Trek Factory Racing
Instagram: @pedroburns

Three 5mm spaces the stack height at the front of the Trek, paired with a short 30mm stem


Bontrager G5 DH tires with 22.5 psi at the front and 26psi at the rear

Isabeau Courdurier's Intense Tracer



After finishing second in the overall last year Isabeau Courdurier will be looking to improve on that this year with 2018 series winner Cecile Ravanel out of the first few rounds because of injury. Her size small Intense Tracer is running the Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate up front (56psi) and a Rockshox Super Deluxe out back (100psi with faster rebound)

Rider Name Isabeau Courdurier // Intense Mavic Collective
Instagram: @isabeau_c

The brake levers are run almost flat to make it easier to grab when leaning back on steep terrain

Isabeau is running a super short Renthal stem paired with 760mm wide bars

Full Sram XO1 groupset, no AXS wireless shifting here

Previously:
Course Preview: Blown Out - EWS Rotorua 2019
Photo Epic: Practice - EWS Rotorua 2019
Video: Sam Hill POV - EWS Rotorua 2019
Video: Course Preview - EWS Rotorua 2019



MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries



137 Comments

  • + 49
 Loooool the trek rider getting rid of the Reaktiv shock and having to run those spacers to make up for the trunnion is sad
  • + 6
 Not an uncommon sight on the bikes of people in the know. Trek got into Penskey Reaktiv stuff only because they could then claim in their ads that they have F1 technology in their bikes (as if Penskey was killing it in F1) It was nothing more than polishing the turd. Congratulations Rockshox, you are finally getting there in the rear shock game, now only 3 years behind Fox and 7 years behind Cane Creek, with other like Öhlins or EXT leaning against the wall and yawning. Unless... Metric was your market leading innovation. Anyhoo waiting for your ultimate solution Big Grin
  • + 18
 @WAKIdesigns: Honestly, a Vivid air with a climb switch would have been a nice addition. Dropped the ball on that one.
  • - 10
flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 23, 2019 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 @chriskneeland: yes the only RS shock worth writing home about. #coilforlife
  • + 49
 @WAKIdesigns: Well guess what? You can run a fox, Cane Creek, or an Ohlins on a Trek if you want to. I happen to have one of those "polished turd" rockshox shocks on two of my remedies and have never had a problem with them even when racing.

And how did you work out that Cane Creek are years ahead of rockshox and fox anyway? Their air shocks explode as soon as you sit on the bike.
  • + 13
 That's the same bolt/spacer setup that Trek used on this bike before they went trunnion/thru-shaft. The rocker link is unchanged.
  • + 5
 @AD4M: He’s trolling. How many WC’s and EWS winning bikes had Rockshox shocks?
  • + 4
 @thenotoriousmic: World Cups were won on Schwalbe Magic Marys in the dry, not to mention without a chain. I was using Fox DHX 5.0 for 5 years with no issue. Some people did it with Fox Van. Some didn't complete a single ride with CC inline. Yes. I have to back off a little. it's not a turd. It's a good product. Just not as good for the amount of marketing. Didn't mean to insult anyone for the shock they are runing, I obviously did. I wanted to pick on RS. Now... Move on.
  • + 7
 Bontrager DHRII in the same pic
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: im confused. The reaktiv is produced by trek, penskey, and fox. Not rockshox
  • - 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Really good tyres... what’s your point?
  • + 10
 @AD4M: Did Cane Creek have beyond those with the Inline? I'm not aware of the DB Air having more issues than any other brand shock (eg RS Monarch had its fair share)? The inline was a highly precise shock that basically required aerospace level assembly, which they fell short of on. As far as I can tell that was fixed on the second iteration.

Cane Creek came out with the Double Barrel coil in 2006. They were way ahead of the curve, and it definitely took RS and Fox time to catch up.
  • + 0
 @FrozenTreads56: Yes Float. Then adopted into Monarch. Both being advanced shock pumps when speaking of longer travel bikes. CCDB was ahead of everybody, took Fox some time to get into same zone with X2, DHX2. Now Push 11-6, EXT, Öhlins TTX (not STX fail). Now Fox moved away from bladders in forks keeping the performance. Time for Lyrik Ultimate Super Deluxe Mega Plus R2C2 C3PO. Metric shock standard is the biggest innovation RS brought to the table. Or maybe not Smile
  • - 1
 @privateer-wbc: You are correct, every brand of shock has problems of some extent, but I did specifically mention it was the Cane Creek air shocks, not the coils, that had issues.

But it is worth noting that rockshox and fox manufacture a huge amount of shocks compared to CC so that also has to be taken into account in terms of issues and the percentage of failed shocks from Fox and Rockshox will likely be smaller compared to CC as a result.

But I digress, Cane Creek do make some great products at the moment (especially their coil stuff) but are they 7 years ahead of rockshox? No
  • + 4
 @WAKIdesigns: bladders....bleh. Best think that happened to my Pike was an open bath damper - thanks to Avalanche.

The Double Barrel was an impressive leap forward. The shock, both air and coil, is still relevant 12 years after the debut of the CCDB coil.
  • - 1
 @AD4M: again, can you tell me if you are talking about more than just the inline air?

When do you suppose RockShox caught up with the Double Barrel damper itself? What product matches it/exceeds it?
  • - 4
flag AD4M (Mar 23, 2019 at 15:27) (Below Threshold)
 @privateer-wbc: No, just the Inline. What I meant by my original comment was that Cane Creek are not ahead of the competition in that the double barrel technology is used by fox as well in the dhx2 and x2 shocks and is alos used by Ohlins. Although rockshox don't have twin tube dampers, their super deluxe shocks are solid shocks even if they lack on the adjustability front.
  • + 0
 @AD4M: No, they aren't miles ahead today in terms of technology and out of the box performance - meaning not option for a custom tune. Seems to be a pretty even playing field, now. And I don't think having twin tube has to be the be all end all - there is a hundred ways to skin a cat. But, the Double Barrel Coil came out in 2006. Air took a bit longer to develop, sure. But in 2006, they were WAY ahead of the curve.

Fox came to the table with the DHX2 and X2 in what, 2015? Before that, I don't believe they were on par with an out of the box shock. That took them 9 years.

Ohlins designed the Double Barrel, so they should be in the same league/using the same tech.

Rock Shox I am unsure of. I don't believe they were there with Vivid/Monarch. Maybe with the Deluxe you are right - and especially with a custom tune - probably better than a CCDB. But it took them what, 10 or 11 years?

I think that is what Waki is getting at.
  • + 4
 @WAKIdesigns: All these down votes ???? Rs fanbois are real, classic over hyped over marketed product for punters.
  • + 2
 @wakiisapuddinghead: hahaha this name literally bought tears to my eyes. In a shuttle bus when reading it, burst out laughing with everyone looking at me, like, WTF?
Gold Jerry gold I say.
  • + 2
 @privateer-wbc: I reserve my judgment until I ride the Deluxe, God knows how many names it has. That 2019 thing that is not a vivid but has a reservoir... but the biggest value of CCDB Coil is the speed sensitivity. Haven’t ridden anything that can have LSC turned up to 70% and it will still open on any bigger sauaare edge hit. The rebound on tha thing is magic too. Then you can just buy it and it will work on any bike you have. And it costs as much as this. What was the name again...
  • - 7
flag clink83 (Mar 23, 2019 at 17:03) (Below Threshold)
 @zyoungson: cool story bro
  • + 0
 @AD4M: I was thinking the same thing!
  • - 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Still running rockshox front Fox rear.. Still dig my 16 pike. Didn't cost a shit ton and just works!
  • - 1
 @AD4M: The vivid has a twin tube damper with only one small poppet valve for hsr fine tuning, but it mainly works as a classic damper.
  • - 1
 @bohns1: lucky you. I've warrantied 3 last gen for creaking uppers, 1 new gen for a leaky damper. And they need bleeding too frequently for my liking.
  • - 11
flag nocker (Mar 23, 2019 at 19:27) (Below Threshold)
 @privateer-wbc. The cane creek double barrel was one of the worst shocks ever. I actually had them on two of my bikes and they were God awful. Cane creek is far behind most in the game.
  • + 2
 @nocker: Can you elaborate? What exactly didn't you like about them? Air or coil, and what bikes?
  • + 2
 You guys are so funny...so 2018. It's all about the 7foot long 57* HA HardTails now don'tcha know...no shock required Razz
  • + 0
 @jpcars10s: at least I'm not the only one to notice the blacked out DHR2... Just classic
  • + 1
 This shock that shock - everyone's missing the real story. It's that Keith Bontrager Bat Cage! Forever and always the cheapest and most indestructible means of carrying a water bottle on a bike.
  • - 4
flag nocker (Mar 24, 2019 at 6:12) (Below Threshold)
 @privateer-wbc: intense dh rigs. Hsc, lsc spun infinitely, shock couldn’t be adjusted properly, just a spongy pig. Called cane creek and no help at all. I’ll never ride cane creek shocks again. Fox and RS are so much better.
  • + 0
 @AD4M: Had a CC Inline on my 1st gen scout for the entire time I had it, was nothing but gold... Sold it with the bike at the end of the 2017 season. Still miss it, so maybe my experience is an outlier on the graph, or just yours? t seems the OEM releases were where the issue was at from what I've looked into.
  • - 1
 @RideTahoe707: Heard some issues on the OEM spec'd CC inlines but not so much aftermarket. THat's usually how ti goes. Huge rushed orders from OEMs always cause failures. It's why Specialized bikes always get bad brakes, shocks, etc but AM ones are good. I just purchased a new DB CS coil. Several buddies have been beating the hell out of the new models and they seem to hold up much better. I'll see how it goes.
My DHX2 lasted about 4 months before the main shaft seal started leaking. So she goes. The whole sealhead replacement was only $50 plus the service.
  • + 3
 @nocker: that's odd. Neither should turn infinitely, but I know it happens if you force it past the (no so) hard stop. Sorry to hear you got bad service - that's been the opposite of my experience.

I have owned 4 CCDB coil, 1 CCDB air, 1 CCDB inline. All have been fantastic, even the original inline! None have spun infinitely, and all have functioned very well and allowed a better ride than whatever it replaced (DHX coil or air, Monarch, Float etc).

The only issue I did have was one of the shafts had a small nick/void in it from production. It was small, and didn't seem to leak oil at any rate, but CC took it back at the end of the season and did a replacement and service for me, for free.

Again, your experience sounds like it sucked, but it also sounds like an outlier to me - both the service and the operation of the shock - at least from my experience. I have been dealing with CC directly on and off since 2006 when I bought the original CCDB for the g1 Nomad.
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: metric shock spacing can’t possibly be an innovation. It’s just another standard because rockshox engineers can’t figure out how to make a good product within the current constraints. Plus, they probably wanted to make more money from their absurd number of marketing claims than they already do
  • - 1
 @AD4M: Yup, the reaktiv shock on my old fuel ex was great - the valve worked fine, and made sense for the abp linkage design. EWS racers choosing a piggy back shock makes sense, too. There's rumors that RS will be putting reaktiv in to several shock in the coming years.
  • + 0
 @privateer-wbc: wow.. I had the creaking.. Remedied it myself with a home service.. I found there was little to no grease in the air shaft area.. Also not the correct amount of oil.. Thing has been flawless since.. An avalanche damper takes it to the next level.
  • - 2
 @privateer-wbc:
Let’s be honest. You spend tons of money to put something on your bike. You’ll tell people it’s way better just cuz it feels different.
It’s common knowledge that there were cane creek products that were good. Because they were produced in small numbers. Then they got bigger. Quality went down. And they became not good.
  • + 2
 @jflb: except double barrels are still some of the best and they fixed inlines, and I am told by two boutique bike makers who kit their bikes with Helm forks, that they are some of the best in the business.
  • + 0
 @TheSlayer99: I was being sarcastic Smile
  • - 1
 @bohns1: if you look at after market prices and compare production volumes, you may be surprised. On TFTuned CCDB costs 550£, Float 509£! Float X2 699!, RS Super Deluxe 509£?

I run Lyrik myself, reason? Price. Fox refused to sell OEMs to big online stores (dunno why) and RS is happy to do so. Looking at my Lyrik and some stuff I see in workshops, I would not buy a used long travel fork from RS, older than 2 years. And I advise everyone to ask for a pic of upper legs slid out of lowers before they buy. Fox? Next year I will be waiting for a used 36 Grip 2 to pop up on classifieds. No worries there

#shafted
  • - 1
 @jflb: I would say you couldn't be further from the truth. I've been riding bicycles long enough to know what I want from them. If I can't get that from a certain product, then I'll go to something I know worked for me in the past. If I just wanted to spend big money for something fancy and then talk garbage, I would buy a Push coil. I actually had given this some though recently, because the DB coil on my riot isn't quite a perfect match for that bike in particular, but I am going to spend a little more time tuning before I dive into something more expensive. The Riot's leverage curve skews slightly to being better suited to an air as it isn't really all that progressive, but the rear end has a little too much flex and all the side loading and torqueing around on the original DVO Topaz had it sucking air into the damper oil. Needed to be reblead after every 2-3 rides.

My first couple of Cane Creek shocks were dyno'ed at CC and came with the test sheets. What was pretty neat - an no, you don't get that any longer with the numbers they do now. But They are still pretty fine shocks in my experience.
  • + 0
 @bohns1: The creaking I have had has been in the CSU. Usually as a result of compromised crown and stanchion joints. No amount of home service can really fix this. Rock Shox doesn't even fix it, they replace the unit. some say it can be fixed however, if you press the stanchions out of the crown and then press them back in with proper press fit locking compounds.
  • - 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I bought new pike.. Serviced it myself out the box.. Air shaft and inner stanchions had near no grease and the amount of oil was not correct.. That alone made a huge difference.. Avalanche damper takes it to next level
  • + 1
 @bohns1: I serviced my Lyrik out of the box. Slightly wrong fit on one bushing and it slowly but surely wears out the upper.
  • + 0
 @bohns1: Yeah, I think QC in assembly isn't all that great.

Low or no oil can be an issue. I had my Pike's warrantied here in Canada at Live to Play (Norco) and they came back with zero bath oil. Pretty garbage service.

Avalanche is great. You could custom tune your Charger and get same performance I have no doubt, Avalanche isn't going to get you leaps and bounds improvement in performance over that (much cheaper) option.

The issue I found was that, at least the old charger, did not remain consistent over a long period of time. Ride it hard and it performance would decline, and it would need a bleed. The Avalanche cartridge doesn't need as much attention - performance doesn't deteriorate - the design of the open bath cart is much more reliable.
  • + 1
 @privateer-wbc: most people who whined on RS forks were those who wouldn't service it out of the box. Which is a procedure for every single fork out there, why would you take chances? Offcourse you can send a CC Helm or Formula on warranty and experience wonderful customer service. Just why... they saved 30 min - 1h own work or 50$, but guess what - muppets don't have a fork in their bike!
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: totally. I do what I can to avoid having to send my fork anywhere, as well as having to minimize maintenance as much as possible. That includes doing my own lower leg, air can, and damper service.

Removing lower legs, greasing seals and filling with proper bath oil volumes is cheap and quick after you have done it just once. RS Pike lower leg service is a 10 minute job.

What pains me, is the creaking CSU's and aerated damper/bladder in the old pike. Is the new Charger any better?

If I wanted to spend less, I would buy a mildly used Yari (less creaking) and dump an Avy damper in it. I think that would be pretty sensible and very low maintenance.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I have a feeling the CCDB damper was actually designed by Ohlins for CC
  • + 0
 @privateer-wbc: shitty man.. I'm hoping mine remains silent.. My rear dpx2 makes more noise and it's brand new on my sb130
  • + 0
 @bohns1: I will cross my fingers for you!

Your rear is making healthy noises or unhealthy noises? Lol
  • + 0
 @bohns1: Rockshox on SB130. First off you should be ashamed of yourself for treating one of 3 best bicycles on the planet like that. Second: I hate everyone owning one, Jesus fricking Christ, I love that bike!!!
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: why.. Its been stellar.. The avalanche upgrade is kick arse.. I guess Nate Hills should just end it then.. Haha.. Bike is sick!
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: At least the shock will last longer than the fox switch infinity link, they wear out in less than a season in the Scottish mud!
  • + 1
 @SonofBovril: I'm not sure how you get down voted for saying the shock was designed with Ohlin's, or confirming it. All CCDB used to have an Ohlin's logo engraved on them for crying out loud.
  • - 1
 @privateer-wbc: bit of a squelch on harder hits
  • - 1
 @AD4M: I'll take it..
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 @privateer-wbc:
Ya you’re so unique. Even more demanding than a pro mountain bikers.
If you’re good enough to know what you want, but aren’t good enough to realize it doesn’t matter. Then you haven’t been riding long enough.
  • + 1
 @TheSlayer99: metric shock spacing is simply to streamline production so they don't have 60 proprietary shock sizes because every bike maker wants their own size. It's not some conspiracy.
  • + 1
 you guys are taking like Fox doesn't have all the same problems. My SBG 34 on a new Smuggler was SUPER loose out of box. Took a TON of bitching to get a replacement set of lowers. DHX2 exploded in 4 months. How she goes.
  • + 1
 @jflb: haven't once said I'm unique, or demanding. But I certainly have developed preferences around how I'd like my bike to work. Don't care if you think I have a clue or not.

You post an awful lot of rubbish dude. Just spraying nonsense. f*ck off.
  • - 2
 @privateer-wbc: Any time you wana quit with the dashboard notifications now would be great!!! Pic another topic to complain on.. Thanks byeeeee!
  • + 1
 @Jaybirdy: I think I'm about ready to move along, but no guarantees Wink
Thanks.
  • + 2
 @privateer-wbc: transgender antivaccing vegan butt sex, dripping in Richie rude doping scandal not to mention Jareds health due to PED abuse!!! Discuss! #metoo, #notok
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: stand-by Waki....that post deserves much though at reflection. I need to dedicate some time to respond to this. My apologies if it happens in multiple posts...across a span of 5-6 days. This is just very deep.

You really have me thinking now. Wow. Thanks for that.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: by the way, Waki....do you think I was complaining? I don't think I was complaining. What do you think? I don't think so...?
  • + 2
 @privateer-wbc: the cosmic goblet of horrifc blasphemy, foaming with green pus of not reconciled fears and desires, accurately adresses by razor sharp trolling
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: you did it again. You read my mind Waki. I just don't know how you do it.
  • + 2
 @privateer-wbc: shhh! Wait here... let’s see if we offended somebody... just wait...
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: you know, I'm not even here to offend anyone. Or complain. Just discuss things that interest me and that I know a little bit about. Maybe learn something.

And of course to interact with quality people like yourself. Because, you know. I care. About you. I care, about you, Waki.
  • + 3
 I care too. I care hard.
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: you have crushed me.
  • + 3
 @loopie: I love you brother.
  • + 4
 @privateer-wbc: Haha Smile ...the comment section..iz for the funnies but also for the serious is serious. Filtering which is which at all times, especially with The Waki involved...can be a task. Carry on!
  • + 13
 How do you select these three bikes? Just random? Based on interesting bike/components? Or sponsored content?
Love the article, and the format, just curios to know.
  • - 11
flag wakiisapuddinghead (Mar 23, 2019 at 12:34) (Below Threshold)
 I quote: "shitforbrains" what movie waki... You seam to know it all... Seaman
  • + 1
 Hum... Shame that isn't a shot of the new Hutchinson! That could be the only interest on Isabeau bike.
  • + 18
 It's pretty random unless we know there's something we want get. Whatever we see while we're walking around and are able to get photos of amidst everything else happening. It's usually something like, "Oh look, there's (insert random rider here). Hey (random rider) want to do a bike check real fast before you go to (insert practice, home, pits, to race here)?"...don't look too far into it. There's really zero method or reason to it and if we see something extra cool we try to get that as well.

Several more checks coming up in the next few days!
  • + 1
 Well Pedro just won the Andes Pacifico event so i can see why. Not sure about the other two...
  • + 0
 @vanillarice19: attractive females Wink
  • + 2
 @danielsapp: Ok interesting to know. Looking forward to more checks coming!
  • + 2
 @Clem-mk:
Bud there’s two kinds of people in this world.
The kind that look at Isabeau. And the kind that look at her bike.
  • + 14
 Show off the privateers bikes
  • + 8
 That's not a Super Deluxe on the Intense, that's an older Monarch...
Why are they running it though, is Tracer still non-metric?
  • - 9
flag hirvi (Mar 23, 2019 at 14:35) (Below Threshold)
 Yes, imperial is still a thing. A very well functioning thing.
  • + 1
 @sergeyeremin tracer made it to my list only because its still 8.5 2.5..I might have an EXT Storia...
  • + 1
 Was about to say as well. That’s a Monarch RC3 masked with some super deluxe look a like stickers.
  • + 1
 @hirvi: Monarch though is not, especially compared to the latest shocks.

Nobody's attacking imperial, feel free to cling to it however long you like. There are plenty of imperial shocks which are miles better than a Monarch.
  • - 2
 @sergeyeremin: shit me. Monarch plus. What a piece of shit.
  • + 0
 They use the monarch body because it's betterr for Isabeau because she is so light
  • + 1
 @jaame: Haven't tested that, so can't confirm. Depending on the size I guess it could be really plush, but only for one compression. And some cleaning will probably be needed afterwards.

Monarch, on the other hand, is not as bad, but way behind something like X2 or CC.
  • + 7
 Pedro has to be running 3 x 10mm stem spacers, not 3 x 5mm stem spacers based on stem stack height. That's a shit load.
  • + 1
 With that tiny frame, it makes it look more like a DJ bike. I like! Smile
P.S. I would add some 40mm riser bars.
  • + 6
 Am i the only one who doesn't care how many tokens or air pressure people run?
  • + 5
 I know...life's rough right. Then you set your suspension correctly.
  • + 7
 What is that mount that Pedro has for his garmin. I like that gadget.
  • + 1
 also came to ask this question.
  • + 3
 www.racewaredirect.co/shop/garmin-mount-fot-trek-knock-block

or something like it that integrates with the bolt for the knock block
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 @CycloGoss: Awww man. So I guess it's exclusive for Trek?
  • + 1
 The original design was made for Lew Buchanan last year when he raced for trek and then trek gave em to the rest of the racers last year and this year. Unfortunately at this time not something you can buy through Trek.
  • + 3
 @CycloGoss: Everyone: Knockblock is a design flaw Trek is the worst!
Also Everyone: Oh I can bolt my Garmin to it - brilliant
  • + 1
 @dbarnes6891: they 3D print the first batch so if you know a good mate with cad and 3D printer
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 @apartmentwhale: I honestly didn't know what Knockblock was until I saw this thing. Why are people saying it's a design flaw? I don't own a Trek.
  • + 5
 @apartmentwhale: I ride a slash and the knock block doesn’t bother me at all. I actually kind of like the fact my bars won’t spin into my frame on a crash. I don’t know why trek gets so much hate with it. Usually by people that have never ridden one.
  • + 2
 @apartmentwhale: knock block is no issue if anything it’s a bonus, only once a issue turning bike inside out on a super tight turn uphill. That’s once in over 3years Ive turned and reached the knock block limit.
  • + 5
 Reading the comments section is like having someone(or a group) take a shit inside my head... Brutal
  • + 4
 And they didn't even flush...
  • + 2
 22.5 psi at the front.... I run my front tire at 22.98psi, it feels just right
  • + 2
 I can't help but cheer for Norco, the company that never let me down.
  • + 2
 So what is the ultimate thing ?????new damper ,spring I hope so
  • + 1
 So guts about the Slash not being updated thought surely this is the year...!? calibre sentry pro here i come
  • + 2
 What's the weights? Pedaling those bikes all day doesn't look easy.
  • + 1
 Awesome to see Norco with the option to route your cables either USA or UK!
  • + 2
 Does the Norco have a wood grain finish or is that some odd reflection?
  • + 2
 see the wall behind her in the first pic?
  • + 1
 It would be a difficult and expensive finish!
  • + 1
 This comment section deteriorated right of the gate. Nice work everyone lol
  • + 1
 Issabeau Courdurier's Intense Tracer has a Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair, not a Super Deluxe.
  • + 2
 Heck Matthew, her name is Isabeau, not Issabeau !
  • + 2
 Isabeau sure knows how to make a small bike look huuuuuge.
  • + 2
 Go Pedro burns!!!!
  • + 1
 Mildly interested in those Lyft cranks. Probably no 165x83 sizing though
  • + 1
 People sure do get butt-hurt easy
  • + 1
 Go Pedro!
  • + 0
 G5 front and DHR2 rear. My OCD is barely reacting for some reason Smile
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 That G5 is a great tire front or rear. It has won its fair share of World cup DH races. Its just not the best available for rear braking which was crucial for the antigrip stuff in Chile
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 @vanillarice19: Depends what you are comparing it to. It is better at braking than DHF and MMary. Perhaps Highroller brakes better, the problem is that the ramped knobs wear out very quickly and becomes a semi-slick. DHR1 was an absolute anchor but this is where it’s merits end. The problem with G5 pattern which is very similar to DHR2 is that it rolls really badly
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 #wheelsizematters
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