Om jonas l

a christian cyclist who loves light and good bicycles.

Green or Orange frame?

Think I’ve decided to get a Grammo Pako 650b frame. If my boss doesn’t think different tomorrow ;) But help me chose color. Just the frame, everything else will be the same and you don’t have to think about the fork (if you don’t want one for your bike).

2->1 480mm->100mm

From two bikes to one (mtb). From 480mm damping total to just 100mm.

Sold my two bike and getting a hardtail 27,5″. Learning and developing as a hardtail is much simpler and more fun to play with even when it’s not so technical. 27,5″ because I think it’s funnier, lighter and I already have a fork and wheelset for it.

But not decided which one, that’s the tricky question. Will use Sram XX1 gearing with Sram X.0 or Formula R1 brakes, Cannondale Lefty or a stiff Lucy fork. Thinking of a Gasventinove as it’s cool, the geometry seems good and isn’t steel cooler than carbon fibre that everyone wants?

But also an option is a Grammo Paku with PF30, tapered steerer, 31,6mm seatpost (dropper post compatible) and got great space for a big tire I’m thinking of:

What do you think? Any super options I’ve missed?

WC XCO Pietermaritzburg, France vs Switzerland

Normally Julie Bresset wins the womens race for France and Nino Schurter wins the mens race for Switzerland but not this year.

Jolanda Neff went fast in the start as usual but this year she changed. Instead of slowing down and dropping places she learnt of Schurter and just stayed in first position the hole race ;) Funniest result of the women today must have been Annika Langvad showing that she are back on the top again :D

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1. Jolanda Neff – LIV Pro Team

2. Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjå – Merida Multivan Biking Team

3. Maja Wloszczowska – LIV Pro Team

4. Annika Langvad – ?

5. Alexandra Engen – Ghost Factory Racing Team

In the mens race Schurter tried to be normal and putting a high pace from the start so Absalon that isn’t as fast starter getting problems. Today Fumic joined and after some time Absalon joined them too. Fumic dropped some seconds so all French-Swiss fight again.

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In the fifth lap Schurter put some pressure on Absalon as usual on a downhill but flatted. Absalon did as he done before and passed as fast as he could and rode fast and secure to win. Schurter showed how good a tubular tire is and riding pretty good the 3km to the tech zone, lost some time and effort so ended 6th.

1. Julien Absalon – BMC Racing Team

2. Manuel Fumic – Cannondale Factory Racing

3. Maxime Marotte – BH-Suntour

4. Ondrej Cink – Merida Multivan Biking Team

5. Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos – Merida Multivan Biking Team

So Switzerland won the womens race and France won the mens race :) Love to see Absalon win

Ronde van Vlaanderen U23

Who cares about countries when you know people? GO NORWAY!!!

Ronde van Vlaanderen U23 today and from Team Joker Kristoffer Skjerping raced for the Norwegian National Team, and what a race. Bunch sprint and Skjerping is a really fast guy, claimed 2nd place!

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3rd second place this year so learned by Emma Johansson ;) Hope he will win the next race.

Tomorrow it’s time for Paris-Roubaix

And I know a rider, Vegard Breen racing for Lotto-Belisol so I say same again: GO NORWAY!!!

my first road crash and broken dreamwheel :(

Was supposed to ride 2-3h on my Trek Madone today with some guys from CK Jarlsberg. Came about 10min until a car stopped at the wrong place and the guy in front of me braked fast as it wasn’t so much space on the side. I came after and didn’t have a chance so hit my front wheel in his crank and landed on my head.

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Spitted a little blood, cracked my helmet and the worst, broke 2 spokes on my Cosmic Carbone Ultimate front wheel.

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First ride on these lovely wheels on my Madone and a car driver ruins it all :(

my training went to South Africa

Tried to ride XC with the Remedy today. Wasn’t as fun as the riding on wednesday. Go hard or go home they say so this evening was a hard fight. Some nice trails, a lot of water, a couple of nice guys and great weather.

Stats here: Movescount

So let us forget that and move on to this big weekend. First XCO World Cup in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa and LIV Pro Team is ready:

Without Marianne Vos who is in Sea Otter winning. Won the Short Track race today.

And then we got the cool men’s team, Cannondale Factory Racing:

Will any team ride with the XTR 9000 that was released today you think? Not so impressed so just giving a link to info about it: Bikeradar

But cool front derailleur.