No Scandinavian outside top 6 yesterday on the XCE.
1. Jenny Rissveds – Scott-Odlo – SWE
6. Ingrid Bøe Jacobsen – Sepura XC – NOR
6. Emil Lindgren – Giant Off Road Team – SWE
On what looked like a very boring course, Jenny Rissveds didn’t like it. Grass up and then grass down on a ski slope. The XCO course seems as funny but with some forest sections too, watch the Track Check with Cannondale Factory Racing here:
Cannondale developed their Flash 29er to a really nice F-SI. Shorter head tube, shorter chainstays, a upgraded Lefty built on the SuperMAX with 100mm and so on. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/JiPowWmdgZc
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.
Rode to Langeskogen after work today to see if I could find some more nice singletracks. Rode some of them I rode last time and one part some times in different ways. But hard to find so much more, some dead ends and a lot of just going up (was at 100m altitude and the mountain is over 400m). The steep downhill we rode last last time in the dark with wrong glasses was much better in in the light with good sight. Much to learn but the bike delivered flawless.
So steep down on some part and I should go left, braked so I was on the front wheel and thought I was going over but did it and got a bit to the left to so I missed a big hole. Riding technical trails is like a dream with the Liteville 301 and 27,5″. My 2,25″ Racing Ralph doesn’t have the best traction but with my bike it is more than enough. Impressed each ride 🙂
And than happiness begins. Emma Johansson made it to her first top 10 at the World Champion in Time Trial (Ellen van Dijk won). And Cannondale released a great video from Hafjell. Best team for the first time in 5 years, I’m proud:
Today I saw it. Their bike is so awesome. Haven’t been impressed by Cannondale hardtail since the first Flash. Their 29er hasn’t been in my taste but Flash 29 Carbon 1 for next year that is a Team Replica got into my taste. The composition is great with fresh painting like the new Merida’s too:
Hi-Mod frame, FSA K-Force 700mm bar and K-Force seatpost. Lefty with XLR like it should be. Sram XX1 with a great Hollowgram Si crankset. Enve wheels with DT350 hubs. Avid XX World Cup brakes. It got my thinking of 29er for next year 😉 Sram XX1 triggers with a little green on too, felt perfect. Change the saddle for a green Tune Komm-Vor, mount a Tune Wasserträger Uni bottle cage and a pair of Crank Brothers Eggbeater 11 and ready to win races with style: