Thursday, July 3, 2008

We interrupt this Blog for a techno-post.

Paul pointed out some basic differences in set-up between Simon's and the other rider's set-ups. Here is a bit more detail on some of the smaller points of difference for the guys currently sitting in the first five.

Some observations. While preparing for this event Simon did a lot of research.
I am pretty sure he told me that a full suspension bike had never finished the event before, and even front suspension could be a liability. Hence his choice of a fully rigid rig.

Its interesting to note that three fullies lined up at the start of the event. Its barely half way, but the guy currently out front is sporting a fully with a full aero set-up. Some people think that aero-ness only makes a difference at high speeds, but this is not the case. Could this be the start of a new trend in these type of events?



trio said...

Jenn is on a trek 69er.

Admin said...

This is really nice to see this technical information.