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    CFR : weapons are ready

    next week here in Italy there will be the 2012 first ride of CFR


    red it on Jeremiah Bishop Facebook page

    2012 bikes with 2013 Lefties

    ( assuming them 88+ tuned for the team )

    hope to have the honour to be there

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    Were you able to be there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumshcawheely View Post
    Were you able to be there?
    yesterday there was a ride with some journalists

    one of those fell down , and Fumic crashed over him, Fontana over Fumic.

    no worries for Manuel , and Marco Aurelio , istead, suffered a shoulder' injury .

    tomorrow another medical check

    form his twitter , the situation is bad but not so bad to cancel Olympic games

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    That sucks for Marco! Never ride behind journalists...

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    More info and pix about the CFR team camp over at Cyclingnews...

    Gallery: Cannondale Factory Racing Kicks Off Team Camp | Cyclingnews.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    That sucks for Marco! Never ride behind journalists...
    ...only behind women

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap View Post
    ...only behind women
    Of course!

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    Video of Marco Fontana showing the 2012 team 29er...


    In Italian and in a sling from the accident after crashing into a journalist at the team camp!

    Video has a nice close up of the new mystery Lefty shock guard...


    Marco's 2012 Carbon Flash 29er

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    upside down ? wow...

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    Poor guy, that must be bloody annoying!

    Wyatt79m: What's upside down?

    I guess that lefty guard is a bit lighter and offers marginally less stiction than a boot? (any idea what the Lefty boot weighs?) The boot seems like a better idea for the average rider though...I'm still not clear why boots were dropped from standard forks actually...

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    I see they got rid of the save seatpost in favour of the Fizik. Wonder why? esp on a hardtail where the save gives a bit of cush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesinmud View Post
    I see they got rid of the save seatpost in favour of the Fizik. Wonder why? esp on a hardtail where the save gives a bit of cush.
    Fontana used the Fizik seatpost last year on his 26er and it looks like Fumic's 2012 bike is still running the SAVE. Could be weight, sponsorship, or just rider preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KtKona View Post
    Fontana used the Fizik seatpost last year on his 26er and it looks like Fumic's 2012 bike is still running the SAVE. Could be weight, sponsorship, or just rider preference.
    Most of these guys dont care about comfort so saving weight on the seatpost usually is more important than a bit of give... But Manuel is a bit older than Marco!

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    Whats upside down ?
    The accordian part of the Lefty is closer to the axle where as before it was
    up near the clamps .
    This theoretically reduces the amount of flex by having the the thicker , stronger
    tube up with the clamps .
    Been done in motocross bikes for years .

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    I'm not sure if the red hubed 29er Crossmax SLR wheels were for clinchers and tubeless tires but Manuel has some white hubed 29er Crossmax SLR with tubular rims for next weekend's World Cup.

    By the way, every World Cups, both XC and DH, will be broadcasted live and FREE this year through Red Bull TV. They are said to have higher resolution feeds and 3 times the number of cameras Freecaster.tv had. World Championships will also be handled by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    I'm not sure if the red hubed 29er Crossmax SLR wheels were for clinchers and tubeless tires but Manuel has some white hubed 29er Crossmax SLR with tubular rims for next weekend's World Cup.

    By the way, every World Cups, both XC and DH, will be broadcasted live and FREE this year through Red Bull TV. They are said to have higher resolution feeds and 3 times the number of cameras Freecaster.tv had. World Championships will also be handled by them.
    did you see Roel Paulissen version fro RH Racing shop ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap View Post
    did you see Roel Paulissen version fro RH Racing shop ?
    Yes I saw the RH racing custom wheels... but they use the stock and quite heavy C29ssmax rims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
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    Whats upside down ?
    The accordian part of the Lefty is closer to the axle where as before it was
    up near the clamps .
    This theoretically reduces the amount of flex by having the the thicker , stronger
    tube up with the clamps .
    Been done in motocross bikes for years .
    Ah, yes I see what you mean..



    I guess it always had to be higher up before because the accordion / boot is too wide and vulnerable next to the rotor but if they have a fixed cover plate like that they can move the whole thing lower down..

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    cheers, rappid

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    Could it be the bearings and races haven't moved, but the outer/upper tube extends lower so the bottom is past the squared section so they could now have a seal at the bottom of the outer tube? They're saying the bottom section is now round, typically you can see the end of the flat sections... Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    Could it be the bearings and races haven't moved, but the outer/upper tube extends lower so the bottom is past the squared section so they could now have a seal at the bottom of the outer tube? They're saying the bottom section is now round, typically you can see the end of the flat sections... Interesting.
    Sounds probable to me.

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    Jeremiah Bishops comments are interesting, he claims the MY2013 Lefty he's riding is lighter and stiffer... Can't wait to get more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    Could it be the bearings and races haven't moved, but the outer/upper tube extends lower so the bottom is past the squared section so they could now have a seal at the bottom of the outer tube? They're saying the bottom section is now round, typically you can see the end of the flat sections... Interesting.
    That seems like a very sensible theory. With the lefty being upside down anyway it should be a lot easier to keep the crud out with a simple seal than with a typical fork the other way up. Also in the pic, the bottom section (level with the hose clip) has flats on so maybe it unscrews to allow you to grease the bearings faces...


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    3rd place for Fumic in Pietermaritzburg
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap View Post
    3rd place for Fumic in Pietermaritzburg
    yeah! congrats to Fumic!

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    Anyone see Fontana wheelie across the line? lol!
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    I think I see an o-ring for sag measurement!

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    Manuel Fumic has some new SRAM toys...

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    Great rides from Fumic and Fontana! yeah Enjoyed Fontana's wheelie and he even winked at the camera as he passed by. Fumic looked very strong but didn't quite have the legs left for the last battle. A very strong ride for the first race though.


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    highway patrol ....

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    Eliflap you nutter hahaha!
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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