Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS
Richie Rude, one of the most successful and also largest competitors on the Enduro World Series has made the switch to 29-inch wheels for the race in Aspen this weekend. He's been racing a Yeti SB6c with 27.5-inch wheels until now, swapping to the SB5.5c. The bike gets 140mm of rear travel and uses a 160mm travel FOX 36 fork.
photos and video by Lee Trumpore
There's a custom lower headset cup insert that props the bike up 10mm to give him the same ride height as if he were running a 170mm fork.
He's using CushCore tire inserts with Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 tires and downhill casings front and rear. Big meats for a big boy! Go get 'em Richie!