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    Lopes + Ibis win 3 of 4 at Cranksworx 2009

    Last week Brian Lopes rider for Ibis, Marzocchi, Kenda, Oakley ... see all sponsors here: http://www.brianlopes.com/sponsors.html

    Anyway Lopes won 3 of 4 events entered over many of the best riders in the world last week at Cranksworx 2009 in Whistler, BC.

    1st Air-DH by 3 seconds on Ibis Mojo
    1st Giant Slalom by 1+ second on Ibis Mojo
    1st Enduro DH by 50 seconds in 20 minute course on Ibis Mojo HD
    2nd Duel Slalom by 0.1 second on Ibis Tranny

    You can't always win 'em all...

    http://www.crankworx.com/whistler09/live-blog












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    And next week will we see a Mojo on a WC DH course? Amazing. My guess is that it won't shut up the carbon nay sayers but it ought to.

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    Amazing. He is a brilliant rider.
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    And my spirit is crying for leaving

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    The one that most impressed me (even though it shouldn't) is the Enduro DH. Seeing Lopes pin it through the Original sin, In Deep and Duffman sections would have been amazing. Obviously he is ridiculously strong but to go from winning a 4 minute DH race to 2nd in a short Dual slalom and then winning a 20minute race like the Enduro is just sick.

    Can't wait to see if he can place top 20 at Canberra.

    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    This weekend Brian Lopes rider for Ibis, Marzocchi, Kenda, Oakley ... see all sponsors here: http://www.brianlopes.com/sponsors.html

    Anyway Lopes won 3 of 4 events entered over many of the best riders in the world this weekend at Cranksworx 2009 in Whistler, BC.

    1st Air-DH by 3 seconds on Ibis Mojo
    1st Giant Slalom by 1+ second on Ibis Mojo
    1st Enduro DH by 50 seconds in 20 minute course on Ibis Mojo HD
    2nd Duel Slalom by 0.1 second on Ibis Tranny

    You can't always win 'em all...

    http://www.crankworx.com/whistler09/live-blog

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    I was curious to see that he raced the short course air dh on a Mojo and the enduro on the Mojo HD. I would have thought it would be the other way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzl62
    I was curious to see that he raced the short course air dh on a Mojo and the enduro on the Mojo HD. I would have thought it would be the other way around
    Ahh, he did the enduro on the HD, that makes more sense as there is some burly terrain they raced in that event.

    A-Line (Air DH) is a fast (mostly) groomed trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    Can't wait to see if he can place top 20 at Canberra.
    Is it confirmed he's entering the World Champs DH on the Ibis? It's probably do-able to be honest. More of a hillock than a mountain.

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    Dang, I want to see more pics of it!!!!
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    I was at Whistler a few days after Crankworks with some friends. We were at the top of a double black diamond pro only run. We had just walked down a ways scoping out how difficult it was. As we came back up BL and a friend were at the top waiting to go down. Told his buddy how easy it was, and off he went, making it look super simple...

    Looks like he might have some goodies on his bike. Lopes Link and lower link were black. Wonder if they are carbon........
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    I was at Whistler a few days after Crankworks with some friends. We were at the top of a double black diamond pro only run. We had just walked down a ways scoping out how difficult it was. As we came back up BL and a friend were at the top waiting to go down. Told his buddy how easy it was, and off he went, making it look super simple...

    Looks like he might have some goodies on his bike. Lopes Link and lower link were black. Wonder if they are carbon........
    That looks like a Mojo HD. Look at the cable routing and the headset..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtok77
    That looks like a Mojo HD. Look at the cable routing and the headset..
    Yup, he had an 8" rear rotor too. It looks identical to a standard Mojo when standing by it in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    Yup, he had an 8" rear rotor too. It looks identical to a standard Mojo when standing by it in person.
    Did you take more photos of it? I would love to see more of them.

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    Every no and then you see a pic of abike and realise you are screwed.....

    How am I going to explain my Mojo's bigger brother to my wife? Can I get exactly the same clear coat finish? Honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to bike ownership in my household

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