ridingloam henryquinney's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 9:2214 hours
Review: Knolly Chilcotin 151
I'm 183cm and ride a large with with a 162.5 stroke coil (Formula Mod) and 170mm fork (Selva Coil), 42mm stem, and 20mm rise bars. This actually sets me at about 157mm rear travel. I run the bike full time in slack mode. Mostly old man enduro racing and daily driver in Whistler with a bias toward steep tech trails and ramming into compression holes regularly due to poor line choice. After testing the 167 with a 180 Zeb, the bike was close, but just felt a bit like a sled to me. Great for bike park and ploughing down straight steep loamers, but not agile enough. Dropping the front travel to 170, with 10mm spacers under the stem and setting the rear at 157 with a full 30% sag, and the bike sits beautifully into its travel and feels firmly more centred. For a bigger bike, the climbing is fantastic. For my preferred kind of riding, a short rear end is magic and is more important to me in managing technical terrain than a short front end. It's genuinely a burly and capable bike and the description of shorter travel enduro bike is bang-on. It really does not have trail bike handling traits, and I'm ok with that as I was after stability and confidence riding at my personal limit. And yes, servicing the bearings is a pain. Fortunately they have good durability. The loam shelf behind the seat-tube is for your spare tube and tire levers, duh.
ridingloam mikekazimer's article
Jun 24, 2022 at 10:44Jun 24, 2022
Opinion: How to Make the Enduro World Series More Exciting for the Fans
I agree with most of this. The biggest is reducing the field - even to the point of eliminating the EWS100 and 80 entirely. The EWS is the professional format of racing. There is not an open category in World Cup DH or XC. In most bike-active regions, there is already a local enduro series of races that act as qualifiers for EWS. We don't need a bunch of amateurs and wanna-be pro's adding wear and tear and mileage to trails that are more sensitive than bike park trails. Those two categories are purely a money-grab by organizers riding on the back of trail associations with minimal return to those associations. The local enduro series gives more money back to the trail associations than the EWS does, even though with 100 and 80, there are 3 times the number of riders smashing, skidding, euro-lining, and walking down the trails. With 80 riders, local associations could justify opening up more trails to these events and help them get out of the bike park. It is easier to quantify a trail fee and use for a more tightly controlled event. Stages would wrap-up sooner and re-open to the public faster. Trails would need less post-race remediation. The EWS shouldn't be an event "for all", it should be a qualified pro event to inspire local people and fans to try enduro racing and support their local race scene, not a large organization based abroad that has no long-standing community impact.
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#CLIMBFORCLIMATE Merritt Crown with a Navigation Error bonus lap
122.1 km - 09:01 - 13 achievements
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ridingloam edspratt's article
Jun 15, 2022 at 11:52Jun 15, 2022
Entry List for EWS Petzen-Jamnica 2022
Only 4 women in U21. The ongoing challenge of getting more women into enduro, as many locally definitely have enough points to race EWS. And it's not just the economics of "support", as many of the U21 men are unsupported.... it's just the growth of the female riding community to inspire these women to show up to race and prove that they are the valued future of EWS racing.