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    Enduro-World-Series-Countdown-Interviews-Anne-Caro-Brian Lopes Team Ibis


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    You can follow live twitter updates from the EWS lf rd 1 from here

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    See Lopes is riding a Ripley at EWS, WTF!! Why would he not be on his HD?? an XC/trail 29er, seriously!?? He obviously doesn't want to win. He is riding the most least capable bike out of every single rider entered in the series.

    Maybe Ibis have told him he has to ride it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accident Prone View Post
    See Lopes is riding a Ripley at EWS, WTF!! Why would he not be on his HD?? an XC/trail 29er, seriously!?? He obviously doesn't want to win. He is riding the most least capable bike out of every single rider entered in the series.

    Maybe Ibis have told him he has to ride it?
    Thought Id move this discussion back to this thread, don't want to upset the 650b wheeler crowd too much, so touchy like the Borg they must assimilate everyone.

    Yeah I was like WTF, this is the toughest course tightest and most technical of all the 7 rounds, it might be a good proving ground or epic failure, I just hope with all the hype which Im totally sick of re wheel size! regardless of which one it is shows that 26" is here to stay and if manufactures ignore it it will be at there own peril in the long run.

    I could name a few brands that have screwed the pooch over a few recent years by ignoring certain markets.

    More importantly its about the riders not the bikes we know the course isn't going to be lame.

    That all said back to fun stuff, Im sure the Ripley will be a good choice come the US rounds.

    This round is going to be tough on man and machine can't wait.

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    Dirt Fantasy League & EWS betting game!

    BTW you can join my Private league to compete if you wish!
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    Also EWS have their own cool version bit different just choose the top 3 for mens and women's, simple, I like that its not factored to just the men like on Dirts you must have four men and can only have one women that sucks unfortunately. Dirt sort it out its 2013, not 1913!

    EWS betting, no money laid down either people just fun.

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    Yeah I agree mate, will just have to see how he goes I guess.

    I entered your Private League. Team Morrisons Muppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accident Prone View Post
    Yeah I agree mate, will just have to see how he goes I guess.

    I entered your Private League. Team Morrisons Muppets.
    lol, awesome just accepted it, getting prepped for a wet ride today with my02 its pissing with rain here should be fun, sorta mirrors whats happening in Punta, it rained hard so racing will be even more tech and tires will play a big part, should suit Fabien even more!

    Chur, muppets love it

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    Yeah I got a bunch of mates down there now doing the 12hour Moonride and said its wet as lol suckers. I still cant ride for another 3-4months. Just started physio on shoulder 2 weeks ago, got a long way to go yet.

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    Haha yeah not missing doing Moonride either did that for long enough, last year was the last straw lol.

    Ah not good on the shoulder, heal up fast dude, lest you have EWS and WCs to follow now

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    Prologue Results are in

    Some early round results of the first EWS


    1 33 CURE Alex URGE BIKE PR S E3 37.8 37.8 600
    2 14 BAREL Fabien CANYON FACTO S E5 38.0 38.0 500
    3 2 GRACIA Cedric ACA S E6 38.1 38.1 420
    3 23 MAES Martin GT FACTORY R S E1 38.1 38.1 420
    5 8 VOUILLOZ Nicolas UC MONACO S E6 38.8 38.8 300
    5 9 LAU Nicolas CUBE ACTION S E4 38.8 38.8 300
    5 24 QUERE Nicolas ACME S E4 38.8 38.8 300
    8 4 GRAVES Jared YETI / FOX F S E5 39.1 39.1 220
    9 11 LUPATO Alex FRM FACTORY S E4 39.5 39.5 200
    9 83 JEREMY Arnould IRWEGO COMME S E4 39.5 39.5 200
    11 29 BRUNI Loic CAGNES SUR M S E3 39.6 39.6 180
    12 19 NICOLAI Florian S E3 39.7 39.7 170
    13 3 ATHERTON Dan GT FACTORY R S E5 39.8 39.8 160
    13 10 DUCCI Manuel LIFE CYCLE S E5 39.8 39.8 160
    15 6 CLEMENTZ Jerome CANNONDALE S E4 39.9 39.9 140
    15 16 ABSALON Remy COMMENCAL S E4 39.9 39.9 140
    15 41 MAY Ludovic NORCO ENDURO S E4 39.9 39.9 140
    35 15 LOPES Brian IBIS/X-FUSIO S E7 42.0 42.0 96

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    Bikes of RD1 Punta

    24 Bikes of the Enduro World Series

    Manuel Ducci and his Ibis Mojo HD
    interesting Manuel is using the Slant and O2 shock?


    Brian Lopes and his Ibis Ripley


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    and ACC 1st out of all the female riders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accident Prone View Post
    and ACC 1st out of all the female riders
    Yep wikid and Emmeline Ragot 2nd beating allot of Enduro regulars awesome result, Peaty getting stamped though

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    lol yeah Peaty miles behind, he was probably drunk lol

    Fabien the man! on his secret 650b Strive with some top secret covered up shock lol, I still can't believe Lopes is riding the Ripley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accident Prone View Post
    I still can't believe Lopes is riding the Ripley
    By the looks of Lopes face in that picture, he's not happy about it either. No doubt the ripley is an awsome bike, just not sure it's the best choice for this race.

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    Lopes' setup is going to be a big deficit. Not only is he riding a short travel 29'r, he is running a double with no guide. Chain drops are going to cost him some big time out on the courses.

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    He is really being held back riding the Ripley in this comp I reckon. If he was on the HD I would put money on him placing top 3 overall and a very strong contender to take the win. On the Ripley however I doubt a top 15 overall Very very sad seeing such an incredible riding being held back like this

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    You guys don't think Lopes gets to choose what bike he rides? Maybe he chose the Ripley?

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    I suspect he wanted a challenge, ergo, ride the Ripley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accident Prone View Post
    lol yeah Peaty miles behind, he was probably drunk lol

    Fabien the man! on his secret 650b Strive with some top secret covered up shock lol, I still can't believe Lopes is riding the Ripley
    Yeah Peaty, still Legend haha.

    Um interesting with Fabian surprises me he bought into the hype, sell bikes or be inaugural EWS Champ, Im all for the right tool for the job especially since these guys have the options, choice who knows! But for this round and course Id stick with 26", Manuel for example I wouldn't be surprised if that setup Slant/02 Shock was just for the Prologue, come proper stages I suspect he will be back on the Vengeance and HLR shock!

    Ill predict it now in a few years allot more rules around changes to setup once you reach parc ferme on entering an event like proper dirt bike Enduro, no mods or equipment changes will be allowed, track /stage practices and shuttles will be banned and they should be now.

    I agree re Brian's bike setup even on the Ripley let alone not choosing the HD, Id want single ring setup, take the smaller ring, its going to be lost in the tech with flats mechanical and the distance total riding between stages imo.

    Other rounds will no doubt suit the Ripley, but even his fork looks XC, weird.

    Check out this shot of Anne Carro thats HD riding and this is a prologue, this is how its done!


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    Yeah he may be wanting to see how far he can push himself and the Ripley and in turn showing people what the Ripley is actually capable in the right hands but I think if he seriously wanted to win this thing then he would be on his HD no doubt.

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    Here is a cool shot of Brian on the Ripley


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Here is a cool shot of Brian on the Ripley

    For comparison, body position says allot. Also if anything the prologue could have done with some man made jumps like a mini version of street DH, fast lines being some jumps, maybe table tops and slower riders using the some bypass lines around them for example just to spice it up for the spectators and also reward riders of skill not just pedal power, still some close shaves to walls steps etc in that old fort section lol.


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    Enduro-World-Series-Countdown-Interviews-Anne-Caro-Brian Lopes Team Ibis

    AC is just a badass of the highest order. Mad respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Check out this shot of Anne Carro thats HD riding and this is a prologue, this is how its done!

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    lopes on ripley...

    Quote Originally Posted by Accident Prone View Post
    See Lopes is riding a Ripley at EWS, WTF!! Why would he not be on his HD?? an XC/trail 29er, seriously!?? He obviously doesn't want to win. He is riding the most least capable bike out of every single rider entered in the series.

    Maybe Ibis have told him he has to ride it?
    there is a new dirttv video on the enduro world series homepage...enduroworldseries.com at 7.30 in the vid brian says, and I quote "it is the new model we are trying to get out in front of the camera" interesting...

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