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    Christoph Sauser wins Trans Germany on S-works Stumpjumper 29er HT

    I think Susi is the first/only top Euro racer who digs the 29er. Now he is winning on it. Looks like he won Stage 1, 2nd on Stage 2, and won Stage 3 and Overall.
    Stage 1 blog.
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    I won my first race on the Stumpjumper 29er!! Rolling was amazing! It felt like free pedaling the whole race long…
    A top Euro pro rockin' the baggies as well!

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    Gore-tex baggies to keep him warm!
    It'll be interesting to see if this sways him to race the 29er more.

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    Sauser is such a breath of fresh air in top pro racing. Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    Gore-tex baggies to keep him warm!
    It'll be interesting to see if this sways him to race the 29er more.
    I am interested as well. The Epic is his baby, but it seems like he is warming up to the 29er for sure. In the first and third World Cups of this season his team mates Todd Wells and Burry Stander went with the 29er but Susi chose the Epic. I predict Sauser or Stander will be the first 29er win in a World Cup, and it will be this season. I'm going to say it will be Burry Stander.

    EDIT: Stander the first 29er in a men's world cup. Willow Koerber is going to be the first woman's world cup winner on a 29er! Also this season!
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    I saw the interview when he did Sea Otter and he said he chooses the bike depending on the terrain. But who wouldn't want to rock that bike with an inertia valve, that would be the bees knees for a SSer on uphills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
    I saw the interview when he did Sea Otter and he said he chooses the bike depending on the terrain. But who wouldn't want to rock that bike with an inertia valve, that would be the bees knees for a SSer on uphills.
    I like how in his Sea Otter interviews he says that the wheel weight of the 29ers is not an issue, which seems like the canned excuse by top Euro XC pros as to why they don't even consider them. Of course he gets those sexy carbon prototype Rovals, I'm sure weight is no issue then.

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    It looks like there's a 4th stage today according to the website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    It looks like there's a 4th stage today according to the website?
    you're right, I jumped the gun. Let's hope I didn't jinx him

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    ewarner...his win is on your shoulders now! Hope you didn't blow it for him

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    Let me add some perspective:

    The 4th and last stage was 70% asphalt...

    The Trans Germany MTB race is not wat it seems. The organizer had big trouble getting permits to use specific terrain. In the end, they decided not to cancel the race, but check the site and check the stages... It is a lot of asphalt roads, asphalt bike paths and dirt roads.

    So... Sauser picking 'the right tool for the job' is not the ad for 29ers you might think it is...

    I'd rather see him ride a 29er on a difficult world cup course! Maybe he got to know his bike enough to appreciate it for harder bits of racecourse.

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    Odd fact, until recently it was against the German Cycling Federation's rules to race a 29er.
    http://twentynineinches.com/2010/01/...-racing-29ers/

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