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    Megavalanche / Mountain of Hell 2011

    Hi,

    Anyone doing either of the above events this year? I've registered for the Mega already and want to do the Mountain of Hell the week after if possible but the registration for that hasn't started yet (some time this month according to the Les Deux Alpes resort people).

    My Enduro's gone to the dealer for a full e150 service today, should be getting all new internals. Also hope that Spesh will supply a replacement headset bolt as I mashed the head of one of them and they aren't standard bolts available in any hardware store.

    Other than replacing the rear Jagwire gear cable and casing, damaged in a fall in last year's Mega, I don't think I'll be making any upgrades as I did all I needed to do for last year's event.

    Anyone else going? If so what upgrades or preparations are you doing?

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    I'm in the mega, built the enduro linked in my sig for it.
    Awesome event :-)

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    Nice rig! My budget meant my upgrades weren't quite so extensive but they stood me well for last year's event. There are pics of the finished result in this thread:

    Doing the Megavalanche 2010 on my Enduro SL - upgrade/prep tips?

    The bike will be the same for this year's event except that it now has an XT crank set as I wrecked the stock crank at last year's event in a minor collision. Same goes for the Mallet 2 pedals, one got bent and I'm back on a pair of Mallet 1s.

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    Well I'm pretty much set for this year's event. This year I had to work on my fitness more than my bike so the bike hasn't changed much: Only work done for this year is:

    e150 fork service
    Sixpaxk Racing "German Patriot" bar grips with metal end caps.
    Mallet II pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankRizzo View Post
    Well I'm pretty much set for this year's event. This year I had to work on my fitness more than my bike so the bike hasn't changed much: Only work done for this year is:

    e150 fork service
    Sixpaxk Racing "German Patriot" bar grips with metal end caps.
    Mallet II pedals.
    What rear shock you got on there, looks like a rp23

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabba69 View Post
    What rear shock you got on there, looks like a rp23
    No, it's the Specialized '09 rear damper. I got it as an upgrade cheap when I took the '08 damper in for a service before last year's Mega. It held up well, hope it does the same this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankRizzo View Post
    Well I'm pretty much set for this year's event. This year I had to work on my fitness more than my bike so the bike hasn't changed much: Only work done for this year is:

    e150 fork service
    Sixpaxk Racing "German Patriot" bar grips with metal end caps.
    Mallet II pedals.
    Is there many enduro sl at the Megavalanche

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    Yes, I saw a lot of Enduros at last year's Mega, mostly of the '06 to '09 range but a couple of people had '10 models which were new then. I read somewhere that nobody as yet has won the event on a true downhill bike so I guess it's no surprise that Enduro/AM type bikes are the most popular. You still see tons of people with DH bikes there though, the downhill sections make it great fun for a DH bike. There is also the Meaga Cup which is the true DH event of the weekend.

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