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    Tubulars for racing only, clinchers for training and for Cape Epic... As for the Lefty's travel, I'm not sure, they have sometimes reduced travel in years past.

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    I realise that, I just thought it made sense to showcase the bike in race trim, surely the weight would be a bit lower as well then

    Nice bike nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    I realise that, I just thought it made sense to showcase the bike in race trim, surely the weight would be a bit lower as well then

    Nice bike nonetheless.
    Are tubulars really lighter overall? The rims are but the tires are heavier... They didn't prepare the bikes specifically for showing them off, the team was in Finale Ligure for a training camp as well as the media launch. Maybe Manuel and Fontana prefered to train with the same setup they will race in Cape Epic (although I think they'll be on Scalpel 29ers there), and that's a race you don't want to do with tubulars...
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    According to weights listed at r2-bike (I know it's not the same hubs a on Marcos bike, but we're only interested in the difference here):

    Enve 29er tubular wheelset with Extralite hubs: 1350 g
    Raching Ralph 29 x 2.1 Evo PaceStar: 495 g
    Total: 2340 g

    Enve 29er clincher wheelset with Extralite hubs: 1100 g
    Raching Ralph 29 x 2.0 tubular: 595 g
    A. Dugast Fast Bird 29er 50 mm: 580 g
    Total: 1100+2*595 = 2290 g (Schwalbe), 1100+2*580 = 2260 g (Dugast)

    Conclusion: The tubular setup is a bit lighter, by how much depends on tire choice. In the article it's mentioned that Marco rides tires with snakeskin, so they're probably more than 500 g each (I can only see 29x2.25 on Schwalbes website).

    To be honest, the difference is smaller than I thought.

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    Cannondale team factory colors+ new 29er frame

    The Leftys are indeed travel reduced to 70mm for those guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md View Post
    The Leftys are indeed travel reduced to 70mm for those guys.
    From what I understand these are the 26er 100mm Lefty reduced to 70mm with 3 10mm travel reducers. The axel to crown on the 100mm 26er is shorter than the 29er 90mm giving them a slightly lower front end and small weight savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KtKona View Post
    From what I understand these are the 26er 100mm Lefty reduced to 70mm with 3 10mm travel reducers. The axel to crown on the 100mm 26er is shorter than the 29er 90mm giving them a slightly lower front end and small weight savings.
    U got it

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    Last year they were racing on a 70mm lefty 29er ,and yes they will probably race on cape epic on scalpel 29er ,unless the new scalpel 650b makes her appearance ...

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    Anton's small F29 is custom made... Will it make it into production? My guess is it depends of demand... Pictures and info here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald View Post
    Something special x4 will be unveiled in a couple weeks. Oh and small people like 29'ers too!
    Any news on this?

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