Tech Randoms - Les Gets World Cup DH 2021

Jun 30, 2021
by Ross Bell  
A fresh track greeted the downhill racers as they arrived in Les Gets for the second round of the 2021 season, making for a busy day in the pits as mechanics got their racer's bikes ready for practice tomorrow. Bike setup will be an interesting prospect this weekend with track and weather conditions looking unpredictable. Here's what was happening today:

There was plenty of tire prep going down in the pits today with lots of mud spikes being readied.

Part of Pivot's foam flooring was sacrificed in the pursuit of silence.

Some big old pins on the DMR Vaults of Brendan Fairclough.

Gwin is trying out the TRP Slate T4 levers with the DH-R caliper.

Every bike should have a proper headtube badge. Chapeau Intense.

Jake Scoynes putting the finishing touches on Tahnee Seagrave's bike.

Details on Tahnee's Canyon Sender.

Wild rotors in the commencal muck-off pits. Check the cooling fins.
Wild Galfer rotors in the Commencal Muc-Off pits. Check the cooling fins.

Big Brenda s Kona Operator DH machine.
Miranda Miller's Kona Operator DH machine.


Looks like there are some new tires coming from Continental.

There are no real details for the moment, but Atherton Bikes had a few different prototypes to choose from.

Testing testing. Another new linkage in the Atherton pits.

The fastest bike last time out in Leogang.

The Commencal 100% are still running the current production Supreme, although it is sporting a different linkage.

Commencal 100% are running a Joystick Components cockpit this week. There's a mix of carbon and alloy bars on their bikes.

Long list of rebuilds at the Fox pits.
Long list of rebuilds at the Fox pits.

It looks like there are some new TRP shifters out there.

Wheel builds and prep at Madison Saracen.
Wheel builds and prep at Madison Saracen.

Aaron Gwin is also running a blacked-out mech. It looks like TRP have been busy.

Another shot of that new Commencal, because why the hell not?

Some new SRAM rotors on the way?

Reece Wilson has another fresh paint job this weekend.

The closer you look at this thing the better it looks.

Sneak peak at the new GT rig.
Another peek at the new GT rig.

Spoke checks and tensions will be vital to keeping wheels round as they smash through the new course.
Spoke checks and tensions will be vital to keeping wheels round as they smash through the new course.

Cut knobs were first on the list for most teams. Some are going as far as trying different cut patterns for the eventual changing conditions.
Cut knobs were first on the list for most teams. Some are going as far as trying different cut patterns for the eventual changing conditions.
Cut knobs were first on the list for most teams. Some are going as far as trying different cut patterns for the eventual changing conditions

Custom tools in the Sram pits made from other parts.
Custom tools in the SRAM pits made from other parts.

The coming together of Ele Farina s race machine.
The coming together of Ele Farina's race machine.
Ele Farina s telemetry-rigged Fox DHX2 waiting to find it s way onto her Summum.
Ele Farina's telemetry-rigged Fox DHX2 waiting to find its way onto her Summum.

Cut spikes at MS Mondraker but more rain will be the end of any trimming.
Cut spikes at MS Mondraker, but more rain will be the end of any trimming.

John Hall s little trick of using a fragment of rotor slightly thinner than the TRP to give a closer bite point for Aarons brakes.
John Hall's clever tool for dialing in the perfect bite point for Aaron Gwin's brakes.

Slicing and dicing of the race plates at the Propain pits.
Slicing and dicing of the race plates at the Propain pits.
Mr Brannigan s prototype Rage nears completion.
Mr Brannigan's prototype Rage nears completion.



157 Comments

  • 134 2
 Man today's DH bikes look good. Just another reason to not jump on the Enduro only band wagon. Nothing like a dual crown hanging off the front of an absolute work of art frame. Love the high quality pics PB!
  • 25 6
 Pull Shock Schwinn Straight 8's /Yeti DH8's.... sexiest bikes on earth
  • 24 1
 "Just another reason to not jump on the Enduro only band wagon. Nothing like a dual crown hanging off the front of an absolute work of art frame."

Formula - "Hold my beer"
  • 16 1
 @shwinn8: Turner DHR, Iron Horse Sunday, Antidote Darkmatter, Evil Undead... DH bikes ain't going anywhere.
  • 2 0
 @ethanshredz: Iron Horse, a company with a rich history of DH talent. I often wonder if they will ever rebirth
  • 5 1
 Hahaha , some Enduros will have DC forks in the future. Formula made it clear .
  • 2 0
 @Serpentras: some enduros already do...
  • 1 1
 @Mondbiker: hmm really, witch are factory equipmet? I didn't saw any bike that has them. I know a bunch who can take DC but that's not the same.
So witch allready have them?
  • 2 0
 @rivercitycycles: I thought the brand of ironhorse was purchased by a budget superstore a few years back?!

Just need to get Dave W to get that DW-link patterned design reconfigured to a 29er format, with modern geo’s.
  • 4 0
 @Serpentras: specialized enduro evo expert 2016. Came with a 180mm boxxer.
  • 1 0
 @rivercitycycles:Im still riding mine! I’d love to see a modern Sunday.
  • 1 2
 @inked-up-metalhead: well that is one bike and its 6 years old. I oblivious did not talk about old bikes.
  • 3 1
 @Serpentras: right, so it's been a thing that some enduro bikes come with dc forks for 6 years. Just accept the hole in your knowledge rather than trying to move the goal posts.


I probably shouldn't mention goals to a German at the minute should I?
  • 3 2
 @inked-up-metalhead: nope I don't count small and short bikes..
Nicolai would be suited better, still don't count that Geometron as well.

I guess you want to piss at Germany because football? Football is one of the most things that is absolutely unnessesary at this rate. It's good that Germany is out. Twats on the streets make me sick.
  • 1 0
 @2-1RacingUK: They did, its the atherton bike.... uses a DW link
  • 1 0
 @konascotty: the Atherton bike brand paid for the patten for using the DW link. It wasn’t solely used by ironhorse either. Other brands bought into it after the success of ironhorse happened. Anyone can use that linkage design if they buy into it (when there’s a global Patterned in place).

Atherton bikes was formed after they bought into Robotic Bikes, which was an small independent company starting up in the outskirts of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
They were based in the office complex that Dirt magazine worked out of as well.
  • 1 0
 @2-1RacingUK: pivot phoenix 29.
  • 1 0
 @Serpentras: Current Cannondale Moterra Neo has a 180 mm Boxxer version. (Okay it’s an ebike)
  • 1 0
 @dhrbikes: ebikes really don't count tbh, otherwise spesh kenevo, intense tazer mx, nicolai eboxx (doubly doesn't count apparently)
  • 83 4
 I can't be the only one drooling at Reese's paint job
  • 11 2
 You'll never walk alone
  • 4 1
 Maybe a whole oil slick aluminum frame can satisfy my 80's mood right now yeiya!
  • 8 6
 Reece Wallace’ new bike looks sick!! Oi!
  • 7 5
 Canadians are so good at custom bikes
  • 6 3
 I thought the search and rescue bike was good, but this is amazing!
  • 5 13
flag xileffelix (Jun 30, 2021 at 22:21) (Below Threshold)
 @rip8569: This bike happens to belong to a Scotsman who is wearing a rainbow jersey.
  • 1 0
 Drooling with you all over that paint job, mate.
  • 5 1
 @xileffelix: Reece Wallace is Scottish? Wow, does he just live in Canada then?
  • 2 1
 @xileffelix: I think you missed the joke dude. Hahaha
  • 1 0
 @donpinpon29: I think you meant 3D Violet
  • 22 0
 I love the Sharpie markings on the bolts and frame of the Commencal DH prototype! So clever. Did that on my bike right away!
  • 6 0
 Its a nice way to tell if something has come loose.
  • 4 0
 Common practice in lots of industries. We use them for torquing electrical systems.
  • 3 0
 @makripper: perhaps one has never looked at a motorcycle engine or car engine mounts?
  • 9 0
 Nail varnish does a better job than a permanent marker as it’s easier to see if the fastener has moved a small amount as the varnish cracks.
  • 1 0
 @JKL250: Thanks for the tip!
  • 1 0
 I'm about to go and do that to my bike right now
  • 10 0
 So with all the testing showing wider is better at least up to 30mm and Syntace's diagram being the most copied image on the MTB internet, why are DH racers still running the EX471 with a 25mm inner width?
  • 13 0
 Because they are Bulletproof and get results!
  • 6 0
 Same reason they didn't jump on the "plus size" train. Wider =/= better.
  • 8 1
 Thinner rim = more durable rim for a given weight. Wider rims may corner better, but if they don't make it to the finish line then its all for nothing.
  • 2 0
 471 more compliance/less stiff than 511 which with the higher pressures pro's run helps tracking.
Equally at lower pressures creating more tyre roll the 511 becomes to better rim.
  • 4 3
 Existing tires don't have enough tread wrap.
  • 13 0
 Am i the only one laughing about how there are 5 different answers to this?
  • 3 0
 @Civicowner: not in the slightest.
  • 7 1
 You should not use pro racers as a reference for anything. They a) haven't tested everything b) can't run anything they want due to certain sponsor restrictions and finally b) they're a rather conservative bunch. Once they find a setup they like they're unlikely to change it.
  • 7 0
 @SintraFreeride: Also they are 10x faster and harder on bike components that the rest of us.
  • 1 2
 I’d call it similar to professional ski racers versus the recreational skier. Ski racers run some of the stiffest skis imaginable at widths much narrower than a standard all mountain ski. These characteristics facilitate higher speeds and greater cornering control at those speeds, but they only work under the best athletes in very specific conditions. A race wheel is quite similar, it will require more input and lean angle to engage traction but in the right hands would far exceed what most will get out of a wider, more forgiving setup. Being able to feel the terrain is also more important to a racer than having the pillowy ride wider tires and rims yield. As speed goes up, width (generally) goes down.
  • 9 0
 It's a shame Kona couldn't manage to make a rocker link that didn't look like it was made in a highschool woodwork class, the rest of the frame looks great.
  • 1 0
 And that old school rear linkage is looks like it was from 2010.
  • 10 0
 "Every bike should have a proper headtube badge" Coudln"t agree more.
  • 8 0
 KONA -- try a Generated Design on the shock link. Everything else looks sweet!
  • 7 0
 I love the look of current sram rotors, but those "new" ones look even better!
  • 4 0
 Yea, looks good, but far from Shimano's IceTech. Also look at the rotor's surface, where the pads are touching it. It's just a misaligned brake, or they didn't use the proper adapter?
  • 4 0
 @atiboa: Ever heard of bedding in new pads/ discs?
  • 1 0
 You know those rotors that are, like, double rotors?
  • 2 0
 Look like Avid's (sram) very first generation of rotors to anyone else?
  • 6 0
 So what is that custom tool in the SRAM pits used for?
  • 4 0
 It might be for torquing top caps. Unless you have the grip strength of the hulk you won't have much chance of getting them done up properly without clamping the stanchion.
  • 2 1
 @waffleShirt: I think you're right. The tool looks like a modified RockShox BoXXer C1 Flat Upper Crown.
  • 1 0
 @Rodeodave: Makes sense. I knew it was a piece of the upper crown but I wasn't thinking of what it would be used for. I'm used to working on my forks and tightening my top caps while the fork is on my bike. I'm forgetting that these SRAM and Fox pits just get all the forks dropped off.
  • 2 0
 I am surprised we haven’t seen any SRAM wireless DH drivetrains floating around the WC pits. I believe I saw on Tyler Morland’s Instagram he posted a picture of a axs derailleur on a DH bike. This was around the time we saw those funky SRAM brakes. I could be wrong though.
  • 1 0
 here you go:https://www.instagram.com/p/CFKtN1NH4LB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  • 1 0
 @KnutBuengen: maybe it's a standard X01 AXS with a X01 DH cage?
  • 1 0
 There was a Forbidden Dreadnought dh-build posted, think on Instagram, that had an axs derailleur with a short cage. But think it was a regular XO1 just with a short cage, taken from a regular dh-derailleur.
  • 1 0
 I'm fairly certain the bike in the link is a standard xo1 axs derailleur with a dh cage on it.

Looks cool but the setup doesn't really make any performance gains imo. Cassette has 11 speed spacing which means that the derailleur won't line up with it perfectly. It will still totally shift, just not as well. Main reason to go to axs imo is the better shift quality and this likely cancels it out or even makes it worse than the cable actuated. This setup also adds weight since the parallelogram is larger for 12 speed. Even worse it is all unsprung weight (the worst) on a dh bike (where it matters the most). Bigger problem is the limit screws. Since it isn't cable where you can just limit out the top and have no problems axs doesn't know and will still try and shift. I'd be concerned about burning out the motor or snapping the derailleur if you accidentally think you have one more gear.
  • 1 0
 @hmstuna: I think SRAM can give them a custom DH firmware with 7 speed (or whatever they want) that’s not rocket science.
  • 1 0
 @dhrbikes: Oh I'm sure they can. Would likely be no problem for them to make a dh axs derailleur. They haven't so the current option of frankening a derailleur together has serious issues as stated above.
  • 3 0
 New SRAM rotor has a min thickness of 1.7mm suggesting that they are getting on the 2mm+ thickness train. I have always preferred the the old G2/G3 rotors to the newer centerlines, these look sweet.
  • 2 0
 220 Centerlines are also 2/2.1mm thick!
  • 5 0
 John Hall's brake tool is clearly a Hayes tool with the purple ano/logo removed
  • 3 0
 That's exactly what I was just about to post! First TRP steal the Hayes bronze and now they use their tools...?
  • 4 0
 "John Hall's clever tool for dialing in the perfect bite point for Aaron Gwin's brakes." Its clearly a Hayes tool with the purple anno polished off
  • 3 0
 So those rotors... are those future Galfer? Coming from Commencal/Muc Off? Or is this some obscure brand someone on the internet knows.
  • 6 0
 People on the inter don't know anything
  • 3 2
 Maybe Brake Stuff out of Germany? I think they do custom rotors
  • 14 0
 Nobody on the internet knows, but they sure look interesting...
  • 3 0
 @galferusa: I don't know if this denies or confirms anything but I appreciate you wading into the comments... guess we'll all have to wait eh? Are they going to fit my dominions?
  • 1 0
 @Zaeius: that's exactly what I thought. They already have their Punch rotor with the small holes vs large cutouts. It wouldn't be too far flung to think the could fashion something looking like this pretty easily.
  • 1 0
 Maybe MTX protos
  • 2 0
 I stand corrected, you are right. Over on the other site they have a close up. Confirmed to be Galfer.
  • 2 0
 @galferusa: you’re being naughty! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @Trudeez: Intend’s owner used to work for Trickstuff (if i remember correctly). Not sure if he came up with the idea of the small holes while still at Trickstuff or not, but Brake Stuff did manufacture them as their own Punch rotors, Intend’s Aero rotors, and a Trickstuff’s prototype that was meant to become the next Dachle rotor, not sure why it didn’t happen as the idea is pretty neat: a lot more small holes make more surface of the rotor’s material open to the air for better cooling vs smaller count of bigger holes. Intend even states that this concept allows for their 203mm Aero rotor to have the same cooling as other brands’ 220/223mm rotors. I would imagine that such a rotor in 220/223 size would be nuts good - Brake Stuff have it, and now, apparently, Galfer do, too. I’m very interested to know #galferusa’s opinion on this! Wink
  • 1 0
 @galferusa: Was one of your design briefs for these to scare the lycra clad chamois off of roadies? Because they look savage, and I love it!
  • 1 0
 If this design is better than the wave pattern, the current galfers must be a bad design choice considering those new ones look nothing like them.
@hitarpotar: I'm not sure the holes in this one are small enough to replicate the Brakestuff/Intend performance.
  • 2 0
 @SickEdit: you can’t generalize like this for the current designs. This would mean that all Shimano rotors were bad, all Sram offers is bad, all Hope ones are bad. That’s just tech going forward. And the holes do look small enough to compare to Brake Stuff/Intend. Smile
  • 2 0
 @hitarpotar: You made a great point! Different rotor design with different performance goals and characteristics in mind. The Wave design is still phenomenal and has the results to back this up. Nothing wrong with trying something different though and we're excited to watch the racing this weekend!
  • 3 0
 @SickEdit: we are talking marginal gains here. As others have said, this rotor is probably marginally better than the wave in specific conditions. And that’s if it’s any better at all. Two things to consider:

A: 99% of us wouldn’t be able to tell any difference between this and our personal current rotor of choice. Hell, I’d be willing to be that under most circumstances, most of the professionals wouldn’t be able to tell any difference. I’m sure at the very bleeding edge, at the very tip of the spear the riders can tell….but for the huge majority of us, nah. I wouldn’t be that worried.

2: don’t forget that many times a design update/revision/remodel or new model introduction is mostly a business/marketing decision. Their goal is to convince us that the newest greatest model is so much better than last years model and we need to rush out and spend our savings now. Its all about money!! Sounds like they have you convinced that the wave is an inferior design, worked exactly as planned.
  • 2 0
 Looks like Reece is running a progressive spring in his shock. The gaps between the coils are wider one one side and narrower on the other. I was always wondering why no one in the wold cup is trying it. Makes sense to me.
  • 1 1
 he is running race only springs for like 3years, same with the forks, even though maybe not for every race.
  • 5 4
 Isn't that weird that with Sram DH brakes (Codes) you need to use 220mm rotor to get the good braking power ? You now find Sram code on trail bikes and they are barely enough.
Teams running Shimano, Magura or Formula don't seem to have this issue
  • 1 0
 It's not weird it's because codes aren't the most powerful DH brakes that's all.
  • 1 0
 @SintraFreeride: Yeah they have smaller pistons that most other DH brakes. 15/16mm pistons on the codes, 16/18mm on all Shimano 4 piston brakes, and 17mm pistons on the Magura brakes.
  • 2 0
 Shimano riders cannot run them because Shimano doesn't make bigger ones. I'm sure some of the formula, trp and trickstuff riders use a 220.
  • 1 0
 @Whipperman I don't find it weird. Your second sentence pretty much covers the reason. Sram brakes aren't very powerful compared to others, which is why even everyday riders need their DH brakes and upsized rotors on trail bikes. I guess they are reliable though.
  • 4 0
 Roadies... Disk brakes are spinning razor blades and super dangerous. Galfer... hold my beer.
  • 3 0
 @pinkbike are You Sure that the Kona Operator is Miranda Millers? With the flat pedals i would think that it is Connor Fearons Bike.
  • 3 0
 So much talks nowadays about wide rims and still we see top riders on the trustful ex471
  • 2 0
 No one is talking about wide rims anymore. Just like plus tires.
  • 1 0
 That rim probably works best with a 2.4 width tire, which if I' not mistaken is the preferred tire width of the pro's because it provides more precise handling than wider tires.
For me personally, I am running 35mm rims with 2.4/2.5 WTB tires designed for that width. Me being a heavier rider, I find the added air volume useful.....and most importantly; I got a killer price on the wheels and 30mm rims weren't available.
  • 2 0
 @Avanwin: I'm now on Light Bicycle carbon rims with 31.6 inner width and 2.4 front 2.35 rear tire and also on a different frame, so I'm not really sure what's more affecting it, but I felt a bit more sure on ex471 with 2.4-2.5 tires, but what you said makes a sense to me
  • 2 0
 Commencal going for water cooled brakes with those rotors?? Simple, fill all those little sawteeth with mud and the water in the mud is guaranteed to keep the rotors cool!!
  • 2 0
 So many uses for garage foam flooring. Add another to the list, chainstay silencer/bumper. I have use that stuff for all kinds of stuff.
  • 4 0
 Ah, looks like Team Atherton are running the latest Continental Mary's Ass
  • 1 0
 The Commencal idler pulley location has me thinking... could one design a an integrated Chainguide/idler pulley system for bikes that don't have an idler but would benefit from having one...?? Or is it just a stupid idea
  • 1 0
 Depends really on the design of the frame - with some there might be a lack of space around the BB for such a thing. But how would a regular weekend warrior know he needs one?
  • 1 0
 Also forgot to say: definitely not a stupid idea! The out-of-the-box thinking is the way forward - you just need to make it happen after you have the idea.
  • 1 0
 Nico + Sunn Radical = still one of the sickest DH bikes ever raced at WC level, well ahead of the curve.
m.pinkbike.com/news/bike-check-nico-vouillozs-1997-sunn-radical.html
  • 2 0
 Someone tell me more about dialing in the bite point on brakes... I can't get my Codes to be how I want them
  • 7 0
 Step 1 throw them up on pinkbike buy/sell

JK but in all seriousness, I always struggled with bleeding SRAM brakes. When the kids at the shop would bleed them I could get them running decently.
  • 7 1
 The blocks for bleeding are too thick, you could try making them a touch thinner. Makes bent rotors more annoying though.
  • 7 0
 with codes I get good results by closing up the bleed port on the lever and then applying pressure to the lower syringe at the same time i'm closing the lower bleed port with the bleeding edge tool. Make sure you de-gas the brake fluid by putting your finger over the end of the syringes and pulling up on the plunger to create a vacuum before you start the bleed.
  • 4 0
 @DHhack: i agree the blocks are a touch too thick. It feels great with the stock block if you have fresh pads and rotors, but once they wear a bit, it feels like too much of a gap. I am going to sand one of mine down a bit for when my pads are worn.
  • 23 0
 All these comments about bleeding.... The real trick is to exercise the pistons. This should be done before any bike with codes leaves the shop, but is almost never done. The pistons need to move equally at the same time. remove brake pads and give the lever a little squeeze. Then you can see which piston is retarded. Block the other 3 pistons and squeeze again forcing the slow piston to extend alone. Do not push it all the way out of its bore or you just made a big mess. Now push that piston back in with a tire lever and repeat until all the pistons are moving equally. I find a pedros tire lever works perfect for blocking 3 pistons and allowing you to target which piston extends. Do this and your contact point will move further out with a more solid lever feel.
  • 5 0
 @b1keguy: I would always do this when I was a shop wrench. It also helps to use a q-tip with isopro to clean the sides of the pistons then relubricate them with the appropriate brake fluid. Make sure to mop up the excess. Don't want it in your pads.
  • 4 0
 @mechaNICK: you can also use a piece of string dipped in alcohol to clean the piston. Extend the piston and sort of ‘floss’ the piston. Saw it in a video once and it works pretty well.
  • 4 0
 @b1keguy:
Making pistons in 4pot calipers move equally is actually a good maintenance thing on all brakes. I did it on my Saints, each time i changed pads and now that i'm running the new shimano calipers i do it as well. A lot of mud and especially braking powder gets in there so cleaning the pistons and getting them moving always has a great effect on the brake performance.
  • 1 0
 @Mocope: For sure. I didn't do this until I came across it in a tech video. A very noticeable amount if build up comes off the sides of the pistons when you clean them.
  • 2 0
 @Austink: I saw in a recent bike check to use 2.0mm thick rotors. I think it was the rear for Troy’s bike?
  • 2 0
 @DHhack: I was seriously going to order some of those today. I always see people recommended galfer.
  • 1 0
 Canyon and trek best looking dh rigs out there,
I’m super surprised to see alu intense on every competition and carbon only at the bike parks, cmon, release alu version
  • 1 0
 Continental, OK take Hutchinson knobs shape and maxxis thread pattern and here are our new tires. First is a gruffus/Toro and the second a dissector/Toro.
  • 2 0
 That chain silencer is priceless! Going to have to try that trick.
  • 2 7
flag hamncheez (Jun 30, 2021 at 15:04) (Below Threshold)
 isn't it pretty much what the STFU is?
  • 2 0
 I think they also ran hand guards made of those tiles last year, a very versatile product, no pun intended.
  • 2 0
 Very excited for Les Gets!!!!
  • 1 0
 I like that headtube badge, but it's bugging me that it's not vertically centered between the bevels on the headtube.
  • 2 0
 That Trek is a work of art...and I hate Trek.
  • 2 0
 Do I spy Marshy in the Scott pits?! ‘Sup Jas?!
  • 1 0
 Reece's Trek looks so good, that paintjob is niiice!
  • 1 1
 anybody else having trouble with the new dt swiss hubs? they used to be eternal but now they dont =(
  • 1 0
 Some months ago DT Swiss acknowledged this issue: www.dtswiss.com/en/ratchet-exp-maintenance-notice

For more specific details you could check what Cyclingtips wrote about it:
cyclingtips.com/2021/05/dt-swiss-acknowledges-ratchet-exp-hub-problems-in-new-service-bulletin

Also, you could always roam the german bike forums or mtbr, no guarantees included.
  • 2 0
 @Segu: gracias viejo ojala le ganemos a brasil el viernes
  • 2 2
 Can't believe anyone at this level is using that POS spoke tension guage.
A wheel fanatyk guage is only 275%
  • 2 2
 While I agree, I'm not going to fault someone, even a pro, using the tool they used first. Muscle memory is a hard thing to overcome. The only part of that photo I find hard to digest is that that mechanic hasn't inlayed the scale markings with white paint so that the damn thing is actually f-ing readable.
  • 3 0
 if it gives repeatable results (which it does) it´s good enough I guess.
  • 1 0
 well you wouldn't believe that there are big brands out there using these tools on a daily basis and you wouldn't know the difference
  • 1 0
 a proper head tube badge alone makes me pay attention to a bike
  • 1 0
 At least bikes are getting away from that session look and hello balfa!
  • 1 0
 Man those boxxers look tiny compared to fox
  • 1 0
 Instead of cutting tyres just do some mad skids. Much more fun.
  • 1 0
 Kudos to the photographer, great work!
  • 1 0
 that prototype commencal is o a different level
  • 1 0
 Maybe Gwin should put his silly brake pad covers back on, P30 today?
  • 1 0
 Is it just me or Troy's bike seems using ODI grips with Ergon's end cap?
  • 1 0
 Love these - Thanks PB
  • 1 0
 Pedal pins! Yikes.
  • 1 0
 Saw rotors!
  • 1 1
 This is the real reason there are no parts to buy, the teams have them all
  • 2 1
 Pivot - STFU just sayin.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, some pig ole bins!
  • 1 0
 Damn good looking bikes!
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