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


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.


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