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    Kamikaze Bike Games 2013/14

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Size:  104.8 KBSony loaned us a demo camera for practice and race. They liked the footage and gave both my stoker and me new cameras saying that our footage would be used in a documentary about the event. No other tandems in the Kamikaze race but there were two in the xc. We broke eight spokes delaminated and burned three sets of brake pads and turned both nine inch rotors into cones due to heat warpage. Our top speed was about 60mph. Kamikaze Tandem race run 2013 (stoker view) - YouTube
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    Re: Kamikaze Bike Games 2013

    Uh...wow! What are the specs on your tandem? What kind of brakes, fork, etc?

    That was a great video....

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    The frame was made custom by Bicycle Fabrications, it has eight inches of rear travel and eight up front as well by way of a Fox 40. The brakes are Hope mono-6ti with nine inch floating rotors, wheels are mavic 729 36 spoke laced to Chris King with steel internals. There is a Hopey steering damper, mrp/rollhoff chain retention system, full length bash guard and Sram XO 1x9 drive train.
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    Any pictures of the abused rotors?

    Also, Nurse Ben was asking about Hopey use on tandems in this thread:
    Tips for managing tandem handling quirks: Seesaw, front end washout, etc...?

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    Just a couple months now and it'll be time to race again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_B..._2D0ygtXWAmhr4
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    Another year of the Kamikaze is in the books. Very rough and loose this year with strong wind. We had a great run on the top stage and matched our time from last year. Stage two I slipped up an put us down in a turn low on the course, we finished bruised and without a drive chain. Here is a clip from Sony showing some of the Legends and us, and a short clip that is our crash. Good fun. Video: Kamikaze Bike Games - Kamikaze DH Race - Pinkbike and the crash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llvg...JMDSeQMOLSH_D8
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    Here are some shots that show how loose it was. Day 2: DH and Legends - Kamikaze Bike Games - Pinkbike
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    Nice Job DH...
    How fast were you going when you hit the ground??

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    30ish, fast enough. My stoker came away almost unscathed, but I managed to bruise much of my body especially the right elbow and back of the right leg on the rear bars. My helmet bounced twice.
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    Here's a post-crash shot.
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