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April 10, 2014, 8:06 a.m.
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the new season is upon us already! i'm stoked. though i prefer the super knar tracks, pietermaritzburg brings out some neat tech weenie alternative bike options. should be an interesting start; smith sidelined, minnaar coming back from injury, gwinn should be hungry, hill seems to be on an uptick (though this isn't his track), gee will be angry… should be fun.

bryceland's backup nomad (he says he'll probably use the v10):

April 10, 2014, 9:25 a.m.
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can't wait till stevie is back in the mix.

April 10, 2014, 9:51 a.m.
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Funny those guys love the High Roller 2 over the DHR2 and Minion. Always see their bikes with HR2s. I found the DHR2 to roll much faster and offer better cornering support while the HR2 was good for loose conditions but rolled slower and doesn't offer the same sturdy sideknobs.

April 10, 2014, 10:42 a.m.
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gwinn's trailbike:

April 10, 2014, 2:39 p.m.
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the new season is upon us already! i'm stoked. though i prefer the super knar tracks, pietermaritzburg brings out some neat tech weenie alternative bike options. should be an interesting start; smith sidelined, minnaar coming back from injury, gwinn should be hungry, hill seems to be on an uptick (though this isn't his track), gee will be angry… should be fun.

bryceland's backup nomad (he says he'll probably use the v10):

Stoked for this season
A world cup season wouldn't be complete with angry Gee!

April 10, 2014, 3:38 p.m.
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There is no DirtTV this year for the WC DH :(

April 10, 2014, 3:58 p.m.
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Funny those guys love the High Roller 2 over the DHR2 and Minion. Always see their bikes with HR2s. I found the DHR2 to roll much faster and offer better cornering support while the HR2 was good for loose conditions but rolled slower and doesn't offer the same sturdy sideknobs.

maybe when one is at WC level speeds an air cushion develops around the knobs reducing the drag?

April 10, 2014, 4:34 p.m.
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I thought Greg won on DHRIIs last season?

Be interesting to see how the youth does this season with the more seasoned racers healthy this season

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

April 10, 2014, 9:34 p.m.
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There is no DirtTV this year for the WC DH :(

apparently they're filming for Redbull this year at all the wc's, so you'll still get your 12 minute edits of 600 fps super slow-mo.

www.travelswithtyler.com

April 10, 2014, 9:35 p.m.
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It will be interesting to see Gwinn, all the talk is about Minaar on top of the timed practice, but Gwinn has a faster first split by 2 seconds and also had the fastest speed trap.

www.travelswithtyler.com

April 11, 2014, 6:59 a.m.
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claudio! (no idea how to imbed redbull players):

http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/stories/1331644807825/course-preview-uci-downhill-world-cup-2014-pietermaritzburg

and: gwinn back on top in qualis!

April 11, 2014, 8:01 a.m.
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Didn't Gwin have a few good quali runs last year only to have issues come race day(those issues being not winning)?

April 11, 2014, 8:09 a.m.
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cool to see ratboy up there; evidently he found some fitness in the off season.

up at the crack of dawn w/ cappuccino in hand tomorrow…

April 11, 2014, 9:19 a.m.
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I thought Greg won on DHRIIs last season?

That would make me smile :)

April 11, 2014, 10:47 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 23, 2005

cool to see ratboy up there; evidently he found some fitness in the off season.

up at the crack of dawn w/ cappuccino in hand tomorrow…

What time does it start tomorrow?

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