OK, we’re five weeks in and these things ain’t getting any easier (sorry).
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This week we’ve got a mix of downhill, cross-country, enduro and tech. Some questions might seem hard at first, but read the answers carefully and you might be able to work them out.
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It's amazing to look back at the race times from this era. In 1999 Chausson's winning time was over eight minutes. In 2000 it was barely more than three. Check the stats on Roots & Rain.
Miquel raced smart and fast, only finishing outside the top-10 on two occasions (Madeira and Whistler) and he was inside the top-five three times (Rotorua, Tasmania and Zermatt).
Treat yourself and watch Pulp Traction from 1995.
Korem has had a successful career on two wheels, having raced in top-tier XC, Crankworx and Enduro World Series events. Check out her Instagram page
There's no Wynning or losing at a test event — great to see Masters doing his bit for the downhill scene in this tough year for professional sport.
Pedaling Innovations says these badboys, their Catalyst pedals, give you more power, better efficiency and less pain. They also give you an enormous amount of swagger — bigger is better, isn't it? Read about them on Big Chaps distribution
Warner and Nigel Page's screaming is almost as unforgettable as Hart's bonkers race run. Here's another:
This is what finishing your run with only one shoe looks like:
If you didn't get it, we were looking for the full suspension XC bike made by Orbea. Too difficult? Orbea bikes
Whiteley has had an immense impact on the sport of downhill, from running teams to managing riders and organising events.
Neff's YouTube videos are kicking off — as is XC racing. The sport is drawing massive interest as the courses get even more technical and the racing closer than ever.
The new fork is surely going straight to the top of RockShox's most popular list? Beefier, lots of travel options, and Sam Hill has one. RockShox ZEB
Fearon is one of our faves. What a bloody amazing bike handler. And a humble bloke, too.
Hill rode a consistent season to take his third EWS title but missed out on a win.
How hardcore is that? GRDF deserves a medal — although she's probably got enough of those already. A phenomenal athlete and one of the sport's most decorated and impressive careers.
Eight adjustable pins on each side of two pedals = 32. But they still aren't flat pedals.
Specialized makes the Butcher and a host of other tyres.
Kyle's edit for Endura (from 2019) is bonkers. A different way of riding a trail bike, done really well. We like.
Greggers is our Dood of Doodles. Download a free copy of Analog and print it at home. New Issue out very soon. Get Analog zine
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