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    Proper tool?

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    I don't think so.

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    Holy Crap.
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    Hard to believe it's a current "Snow Race" and no FB's entered. 'course they didn't have to pedal up any hills or etc.

    If the snow was any softer, they'd had some issues! At least they're out pedaling in the winter...

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    seriously somebodies missed the freekin memo!!

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    I don't think fatties would have been the right choice on that course. Not at all.

    I was actually thinking a skibike would have cleaned up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I don't think fatties would have been the right choice on that course. Not at all.

    I was actually thinking a skibike would have cleaned up.
    mmm depending on the rules if studs were allowed a fattie is the perrrrrrfect weapon.

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    A set of Nates and suitable testicular endowment, and you could clean up there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I don't think fatties would have been the right choice on that course. Not at all.

    I was actually thinking a skibike would have cleaned up.
    Looks like at least one event included some pavement through town... and some of the other footage showed flatter sections that required (the leaders at least) pedaling to get ahead. Don't think Skibike's would have cut it on this one.

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    anybody think a race like this would ever happen in the states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcufari View Post
    anybody think a race like this would ever happen in the states?
    deffinately plenty of locations to have such an event for sure.

    Funny you mention this as i was running thoughts of a 10mi phat-tire TT in my area just a week ago however with our unseasonably warmish winter no white stuff to organize it but thats not to say one couldn't do it @ higher elevations that would be conducive though...hmmmmmmmm

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    http://forums.mtbr.com/vermont-new-h...nt-770151.html

    My Pugs cleaned up at this 6x event in Burke, VT last weekend. The Lefty and Nates made all the difference. Traction sprinting off the line and on the icy corners was key. The course was fast, but not all that steep.

    The last event of a different 4x series is this Saturday in NH. http://forums.mtbr.com/vermont-new-h...es-765679.html I've heard the course is pretty cool.

    Nothing like that awesome Euro event exists here yet. Maybe at the Teva Games next year?!?!
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    I want to know why no one appeared to be riding rigid...seems to me there wasn't a tremendous need for suspension, especially in the rear.

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    @ Bikesonsnow: love the pic of the Lefty in use! thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjbaz View Post
    I want to know why no one appeared to be riding rigid...seems to me there wasn't a tremendous need for suspension, especially in the rear.
    It's a dh race, fast as you can go, and your bike of choice would be a hard tail?

    Huh.

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    That was pretty much the ITI when the course is packed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I don't think fatties would have been the right choice on that course. Not at all.
    Boy that's a tough call here. I think it would have been nice to see a few good riders (this would be the key) on them to actually see the difference. I think that the wide tire would have created some nice stability in this situation. Maybe not though.

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