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    Mellow Johhny's ProXT Bike Choice

    Is that course especially technical, or are all the bike manufacturers dictating their guys to ride 29er FS bikes? Seems like all the top guys were on either the Scalpel, Epic or SF100.

    The top girls on the other hand went for HT.

    Gallery: 2013 Mellow Johnny’s Classic

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    Have you watched this? I would have chose a FS also, but, thats what I ride, so maybe I'm biased!

    Recon lap on Mellow Johnny's 2012 UCI course on Vimeo

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    Nice! That does help explain it. Lots of loose rock type of surfaces where the increased rear end traction of the FS might actually help make up speed over someone who is bouncing on a hard tail. Interesting.

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    I would've definitely chose a full suspension for that course. A lot of rocks that you were forced to go through. You couldn't go around them.
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Jason Sager is doing that video. Super cool guy. He did a clinic for our HS team one afternoon, and donated tons of clothing. It's enough clothing to cover lots of kids for several years.

    Looks like he got 12th in the pro field riding a 29er FS. For flatter technical terrain nothing else would be better.
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    Our local guy got 7th on a felt carbon 29er head tail.

    Ryan Woodall. Can't believe he hasn't gotten a full ride yet. He smoked the factory felt guys riding out of a bike shop in Florida. He podium end twice last year. And he's the nicest guy you'll meet

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    Yes, even though Bec a young 21 year old, she choose the correct weapon for the Mellows course. Our riders are free to choose which ever platform they feel will be the advantage for the them. Even though Friday, the day before the race, was the first time she has ever ridden a dually, she choose correctly for what she needed. We helped her with her set up and such, but the young Aussie obviouly has talent. Good on her. This is going to be a fun year

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    I definately think FS was the way to go on that course. There was plenty of loose rocky sections that would have been pretty bouncy on a hardtail. I raced my anthem 29er and was thrilled with the choice.!

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