Is this the new standard for XC bikes? 29er with Rock Shox RS-1 fork and XX1 gearing?
But the bike got normal Sram wheels, not the new XX tubulars. So should be possible to use the fork with a normal 15mm front wheel instead of their special but maybe not as stiff.
What an awesome racing day. Not the worst to be home laying in the sofa with a cold when it’s such action live on the computer. Alexandra Engen is moving up again. Ranked 2nd in the world and took the lead early in the race, falling back a bit but ended 4th which is a spot better than last week 🙂 Top three here:
Well worth seeing if you missed it. Replay here: Red Bull
And then the mens race. Emil Lindgren got a good start and was in front of Nino Schurter for a while before dropping back. The big favourite Jaroslav Kulhavy riding Burry Stander style with slammed stem (-24°) without top cap went down hard on the Rock’n’Roll section and ended far back. Nino Schurter pushed hard all race with Julien Absalon on his wheel. Like racing should be with the favourites showing how things should be done. Schurter did like last year and attacked in the last climb and took the win again:
A small thing from todays race is that Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos rode Sram XX1 with a chainguide.
Replay of the race here: Red Bull
In Italy they can do like they want, and they do. The big extra. So the winner of todays race in Montichiari didn’t just got on the podium like in usual races. They also got dubbed to queen and king:
Eva Lechner – Pro-Team Colnago-Südtirol and Manuel Fumic – Cannondale Factory Racing 🙂
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