New weekend, new bikes?

Merida showed their new Ninety-Six today:

Ghost has showed their new Lector:

And Focus got their Raven Max:

Now without tape but didn’t found a good picture. Cannondale changed the colours from green to orange:

It’s a World Cup hype with new things. Everyone wants to do as BMC who was the first this year to present a new hardtail. The big question is when Cannondale is releasing their new Scalpel? And what about Scott and Specialized, nothing new on the XC scene, except victories? 😉

Jenny Rissveds won the U23 World Cup race in Albstadt today! is the last news from Germany. Really fun 🙂

XCO World Cup Nove Mesto na Morave, the elite

First World Cup of the year is finished and what a start. Many good riders and good fights. Jolanda Neff was in the lead together with the 20 (!) years older Gunn-Rita Dahl Flesjå but took the win. Annika Langvad had some problems with wet rocks and crashed more than she hoped for loosing 3rd place to Pauline Ferrand Prevot and on last lap Catharine Pendrel. A funny thing is that everyone except Gunn-Rita on the podium is world champions in different cycling disciplines now 😉

Men elite got as excited with Jaroslav Kulhavy back in shape. Really impressed by him yesterday and even taking the win in front of Nino Schurter. Julien Absalon never reached them so ended 3rd:

Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Haibike-Haiming

Here’s a video from yesterdays big road race and the last spring classic for 2015:

And a video from Lisi Osl from the HC XCO racing in Haiming, Annika Langvad and Florian Vogel won:

And a bonuspicture from the start in Tesserete, Absalon got the style but didn’t have so good components to hold up the hole race 😦 Ralph Näf and Jolanda Neff won:

Scott Scale 650b

For a couple of days I talked about how I liked to ride a Scott Addict but don’t like Scott so can’t get one. Yesterday Scott teased me again and seemed to have made an awesome bike even for us customers. Scott Scale for 650b both in 710 model with light IMP Carbon fibre frame and cheaper 740 with alu frame. But they also made the bike that I like.

Nino Schurter replica, not that my biggest idol is Schurter even when I like him but the features are nice. Special geometry and only available in medium:

Not saying so much for me, but the things I like is the integrated seatclamp:

The yellow colour, you should know that by now 😉

Nice with a Magura fork too instead of Fox, but the most important thing. No small pressfit bottom bracket that Scott used for a while but BB30 on this:

Seems really nice, but it only comes in 200 examples so you got to be fast.

More info and pictures of the normal 650b frames here: Bikerumor