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VITAL RAW - World Champs Downhill Day 1 27

DON'T SCRATCH THOSE BIKES! Absolutely bonkers the rocks and the high-speed sections at Mont-Sainte-Anne. And this is the first "chill" day of practice. If you heard a loud boom earlier today, it was Brook Macdonald breaking the sound barrier.

 

ALL THINGS WORLD CHAMPS

Credit: John Lawlor

sspomer sspomer 8/29/2019 6:04 PM

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Danny's drop to hyperspeed cornering at 3.00 was absolutely beautiful.

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Totally crazy. I watch this and am glad I write code for a living instead of trying to beat these dudes down the hill at MSA

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for realz, eh? it's as gross as moab but with dirt, roots and trees. also, if greg is nearly headslapping, that drop out of the woods has to be harsh.

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I'd say its worse than Moab only because so many of those rocks...err boulders are harder to see. These dudes are smashing into square edges left and right that are hard to see on camera, let alone when going 30mph+

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Anyone else notice how Finn/Loic is using a lot more of their fork's stroke especially in higher speed type stuff? Obviously just internet speculation here, but it seems like their fork's ending spring rate is a lot lower, using damping to keep the fork from bottoming?

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Could very well be. Using damping for bottom out control can be speed sensitive rather than using the spring which is only position sensitive.

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that's first day track speed.!!?? jeebus.. sven doesn't even look bad without eyebrows.. i bet they grow back in like a week..

P"

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In all fairness, the silver backs hair is so grey now, it's almost transparent. I wish I had sent Brendog a "stalker fan" link to Nair hair waxing strips. He could have snuck one on and just tugged for the best comedy

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Danny Hart manual at 5:40...that was the single most aggressive move in the whole clip. Just a vertical wheelie at full speed slamming a rock water bar & sucking it up like a sponge!!!

Would love to see a slo mo of that move

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You speak truth.

While watching this I was reminded of the jeans thread in a forum section and rather than go track that down I'll just say this... The UCI said No More Skin Suits! So pants got slimmer and slimmer and now they might as well be skinny jeans. Certainly not tights though. Color is just a color. So the Denim Destroyer kind of has a point.

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The ban at least allowed companies like TLD to develop out own signature gear & style design wise. The irony of DH having copied moto is that now moto kit looks to have moved more toward DH style material & slim, stretch fit than is to the materials advancements. When you see a DH rider now, you readily identify them & the look isn't disturbingly roadie-centric

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that whole video was amazing, but Danny definitely won it

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