VIDEO

Rigid, Retro, and Rough at the Enduro World Series

Video Chain Reaction Cycles
Date Nov 22, 2017


The team from Chain Reaction Cycles head to the EWS in Wicklow, Ireland, to put Ric McLaughlin and one of the first bikes ever sold at CRC, a circa 1992 GT All Terra. He's tasked with riding down a modern trail normally ridden on bigger, fully suspended high-tech bikes. It's one thing to ride rigid bikes, it's another to ride to ride a 25-year-old rigid. 



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fartymarty
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fartymarty  - Nov. 22, 2017, 3:37 a.m.

26" and rigid is killer.  29" and rigid is do-able.

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jonas-dodd
+1 Cam McRae
Jonas Dodd  - Nov. 22, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Should've used his bar ends!

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cyclotoine
+2 mudrunner Cam McRae
cyclotoine  - Nov. 22, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

They upgraded to V-brakes. Least they could have done is found a higher end model with early XT and thumbies. Brake levers were classified as 4-finger and 2-finger at the time.

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mudrunner
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mudrunner  - Nov. 22, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

...what cyclotoine said....at least they gave him something a bit more "modern" in the brake department. I was expecting cantilevers....or maybe a chainstay mounted U-brake.

Also...shoulda thrown in some bear-claw pedals with plastic toe-clips!

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fartymarty
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fartymarty  - Nov. 23, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

I'm sure Magura rim brakes were around at the time.  They were a whole lot better than the brakes he had.

Maybe even some Mag 21s up front.

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