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whambat RichardCunningham's article
May 20, 2019 at 8:44
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First Look: Mondraker's F-Podium Brings Forward Geometry to XC Racing
A dropper is easy to add, but I’d have to agree on that BMC is fantastic. However, this Mondraker is now on my dream list for a new XC bike. Just about spot on for what I’ve been waiting for on the geometry.
whambat danielsapp's article
May 20, 2019 at 8:13
20 hours
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
@clink83: you keep ignoring the Fumic example. And he’s not the only one.
whambat danielsapp's article
May 20, 2019 at 0:35
1 days
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
@clink83: and that brings the discussion to the point that you don’t need a big drop from saddle to bar to have a bike can climb well when you can just bend at the waist as needed to keep the front end down or get in a good power position. Bars level with seat height does not necessarily equate with wheeling on climbs. Some of us remember when everyone in xc said you needed 140mm stems to climb well also. Long stems and low bars aren’t needed to climb well. And that’s the same position enduro and DH riders are in in the attack position as well, despite massive stack heights and riser bars. Bars don’t need to be low to get your weight forward or to bend at your waist. https://snowbrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/enduro-mtb.jpg
whambat danielsapp's article
May 19, 2019 at 18:09
1 days
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=manuel+fumic&t=iphone&ia=images&iax=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtb-mag.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F04%2Ftoniolo-tesserete_167.jpg One of Fumic’s older setups, but bars pretty level with his saddle. Once again, not female.
whambat danielsapp's article
May 19, 2019 at 17:00
1 days
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
@clink83: https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17078048/ Looks more upright to me.
whambat danielsapp's article
May 19, 2019 at 16:07
1 days
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
@WRXJim: I think it’s that people at that level don’t want to change the fits that they have been using to get to that level. Takes too long to adapt. As I understand it, Courtney came into racing as a mountain biker, in pretty recent history, when the sport wasn’t dominated by such huge bar to saddle drops. And, no it’s not a women’s fit thing. Some women have higher bar heights because of smaller frame sizes on 29ers, but that was a factor of fitting them to the bike and it turned out it was still fast. They could run -25 drop stems like Nino, but it turns out it’s not needed. Back in the 26” days, pro women rode pretty big saddle to bar drops as well. Besides Fumic runs a pretty new school fit (maybe not as high as Courtney’s bars but still really upright, and he’s not a female, and he rides in baggies).
whambat danielsapp's article
May 19, 2019 at 15:03
2 days
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
Except Kate Courtney. Her bars look higher than the nose of her saddle. She definitely runs a new school fit, not an adapted road bike fit. And it seems to work for her okay on the climbs.
Rode in Eagle. view ridelog
May 19, 2019 at 14:11
2 days
quotes Redneck repeats with calorie restriction day. Hard to keep Zone 2 on the climbs with all the rabbits passing.
33.2 km - 03:08 - 2 achievements - 1 badges
Rode in Eagle. view ridelog
May 14, 2019 at 20:06
May 14, 2019
quotes Afternoon Ride
16.7 km - 01:49 - 2 achievements
Rode in Eagle. view ridelog
May 14, 2019 at 13:47
May 14, 2019
quotes Two loops. One with neighbor. One solo
28.9 km - 03:21 - 5 achievements
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