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Video: Hucking to Flat in Urban DH Races
Feb 12, 2015 at 13:47
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Downhill Urbano Talcahuano Industrial
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Tomas Slavik and Filip Polc came to south America, where they took part in the Downhill Urbano Industrial in Talcahuano, Chile to test their bikes and get used to urban races before the City Downhill World Tour opener in Santos, Brazil.
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(Feb 12, 2015 at 22:36)
Kudos to the riders rocking the hardtails, pretty sick!
(Feb 13, 2015 at 15:52)
For sure, ht's can shred the streets just as hard!
(Feb 14, 2015 at 14:05)
More Kudos to the guy on the marin with a prosthetic leg!
(Feb 12, 2015 at 23:16)
Random humans and animals makes this category interesting. It's like playing Need For Speed with max traffic level.
(Feb 13, 2015 at 18:54)
don't mean to be a "contrarian", but there is NOTHING about riding an mtb that's anaoagous to playing video games
(Feb 13, 2015 at 22:56)
Except the need to use near-superhuman skill and reflexes to dodge obstacles while traveling at warp speeds. The main difference is that video games are digital and mountain biking is... not.
(Feb 12, 2015 at 23:15)
Should be renamed 'no hucks to flat'
(Feb 12, 2015 at 23:24)
???? there were heaps of hucks to flat
(Feb 13, 2015 at 0:15)
Just to put things in perspective:
Yeah... tons of hucks to flat haha
(Feb 13, 2015 at 10:01)
Show me one, everything was squashed
(Feb 15, 2015 at 19:39)
why have i got negative props?
(Feb 12, 2015 at 22:49)
Huge props to Adolfo Almarza for riding gnarly stuff like that with his "disability." Sick to see that his legs arnt holding him back!
(Feb 13, 2015 at 1:14)
When i see those Marin i know i would see him. Props to him for the love of the sport
(Feb 12, 2015 at 22:44)
(Feb 13, 2015 at 3:40)
I always wonder watching these urban tracks like Valpo etc why they don't run Maxxis Hookworm's? surely they'd be perfect on the concrete?
(Feb 13, 2015 at 6:01)
My cousin uses them, because of the inverse tread pattern they are a lot thicker than normal tyres and weigh a f***ing tonne, not what you want in a race run really, so the huge rotational mass probably outweighs the grip benefit. I see your thinking though
(Feb 13, 2015 at 7:35)
try dmr motos for urban riding or other dj tires, not too heavy and no knobbles that need cutting off.
(Feb 13, 2015 at 15:26)
The weight saving doesn't seem like a reasonable argument, because most DH tyres are also around that weight.
DMR Moto's would probably be to snakebitey. Great tyres, but for pure stair hucking something bigger should be better. Also thicker sidewalls means you can run lower air pressure, so more grip and more smooth rides.
At the first glance I would also say I'd run Hookworms, but I think they probably have much less grip on stairs (especially for braking). The knobs of a DH tyre actually grab the edges of the stairs creating a lot more grip, where slicks would maybe start slipping faster.
(Feb 13, 2015 at 16:07)
i found the hookworm not as grippy as i hoped. its like you are relying on just a single dense tread point verse a knobby with several spread out points, like multiple fingers tips that each feel out to find purchase. they roll fast! like sh!t off a shovel.
(Feb 15, 2015 at 0:03)
Because , sponsorship. And also DH tyres generally have the best side wall construction
(Feb 17, 2015 at 5:49)
Mattin - Good point about the nobbles grabbing the stairs! ...didn't think of that. I reckon a good best of both worlds option might be to use a normal DH tyre but cut the centre nobbles right down, but still leave the outside nobbles to grab the stair lips.
(Feb 15, 2015 at 20:03)
It’s awesome to see the fans right on the course… literally in some cases… great enthusiasm from the crowd. Props to them!
(Feb 14, 2015 at 0:23)
1:29.. Wait is that... Yes it is!! See kids, it can be done with fine results. Extra props to that dude.
(Feb 13, 2015 at 2:30)
Watched it with the volume off and just enjoyed the cinematography (is that the right word?) and the talent. Good stuff
(Feb 13, 2015 at 15:59)
Heard the song in so many edits since Moto 6 came out, still a tune though.
(Feb 13, 2015 at 5:07)
Are they already riding the new Ghost Prototype bike with the riot link adopted for DH?
(Feb 13, 2015 at 15:03)
has anyone ever been doored?!
(Feb 13, 2015 at 9:40)
Kinda like the Baja 1000 through the streets of Mexico...
(Feb 13, 2015 at 23:31)
(Feb 14, 2015 at 10:01)
Song was stolen from
(Feb 13, 2015 at 7:37)
(Feb 13, 2015 at 3:29)
(Feb 13, 2015 at 16:40)
Czechs kicking ass again Cammy!
(Feb 14, 2015 at 1:57)
111 days boss!
(Feb 14, 2015 at 6:23)
Yep its fast approaching man!
(Feb 12, 2015 at 23:52)
(Feb 13, 2015 at 4:15)
0:32: cotic bfe
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(Feb 13, 2015 at 0:03)
Poor music choice
(Feb 13, 2015 at 13:00)
Poor comment choice.
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