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nikos023 wrote:





oliosky wrote:

Why does that kid not have shoes?

Will Loic have to mange le pie humble? I think 29 will suit him

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

bturman wrote:

The Enduro World Series has signed an agreement with the UCI. Rainbow jerseys will be awarded in 2019 and there's talk of anti-doping policies being put into place.

Read more: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Enduro-World-Series-to-Work-with-the-UCI,2192

kwapik wrote:

Crap! We don't need the UCI screwing with a great racing series. What does everybody else think about this?

LLLLL wrote:

Ews will run the race series and uci will accredited it and run the dope testing. Uci will not be running the races. Proper way to do things, dope testing is hard..

probably it will be like national dh races that give uci points, the uci acredites it, but they don't run the show

fun house wrote:

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

France- Damien Oton, Adrien Dailly, about 8 other super fast guys USA- Richie Rude, Marco Osborne, Mitch R? Curtis? Neer? Australia- Sam Hill, Josh Carlson, ????

fun house wrote:

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

Dave_Camp wrote:

France- Damien Oton, Adrien Dailly, about 8 other super fast guys USA- Richie Rude, Marco Osborne, Mitch R? Curtis? Neer? Australia- Sam Hill, Josh Carlson, ????

Graves.

Kiwi AKA NZ team would be pretty stacked too....

fun house wrote:

What's everyone think of the EWS world champs format? Seems kind of odd to me on first thought. Do any other disciplines do it that way? (top 3 riders from each nation race together in the championships, and the nation with the lowest combined time wins)

What about mechanicals etc? Who will race with Sam? What Nation has the best shot?

Dave_Camp wrote:

France- Damien Oton, Adrien Dailly, about 8 other super fast guys USA- Richie Rude, Marco Osborne, Mitch R? Curtis? Neer? Australia- Sam Hill, Josh Carlson, ????

Canada could be up ther too. Jesse, Remi, Mckay. A lot can change a whole season from now, but if I were a betting man I’d give France the edge, with US and Canada battling it out close behind. Aussies a wild card.

Looking forward to seeing what sort of strategy teams use. A bit different when you don’t have to risk as much riding for the individual win. Consistency and finishing close together as opposed to outright speed and risking mechanicals. But most racers aren’t wired that way so it’ll be interesting to how they approach this kind of format.

^^ For sure it's more a team event and would reward consistency. I'm guessing they are trying to make the race like MXoN- which is really fun to watch and speculate about.

^ What is MXoN? Motocross of Nations Im guessing?

Will it be the same format for women? Team of three? France is strong in Men's but in Women's will CRUSH.

Brendog spotted back on fox 40 in morzine

Would make sense. With the Obsys being an upside down fork, they could squeeze a 29er in there, but the ATC wouldn't neccessarily be correct, the crowns are quite complex to make a one-off just for Scott to quickly test a 29er bike (compared to throwing a FOX on there), the clamping area might be more defined on an upside-down fork (wall thickness and things like that), so a custom fork might not even help, they might not get the full 200 mm travel, etc.

It's probably just easier to do a day of running using a FOX fork, like i said. After all, there were the pictures of Brook running a FOX damper in a Marzocchi fork back in the old Mondraker days, people run different brand tires (Bruni and Athertons in the early Conti days by running Maxxis), etc. Stranger things have happened

On the other hand, i found this on Vital: "The Obsys is 27.5 and 29-inch wheel compatible running 220mm of travel in 27.5 mode and 200mm in 29er mode as a spacer limits the travel."

And it has a steerer that enables different offsets (+/- 3 mm from the middle 56 mm setting).

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