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sam hill goes full enduro!

Sept. 16, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
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sure, the writing was already on the wall, but interesting nonetheless. i think it's kinda cool meself. he certainly seems to be enjoying his change of vocation, and is producing surprisingly solid results.

Sept. 16, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
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Good for him. I'm glad he went where he could have a really good chance at winning.

Sept. 16, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
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You never go full enduro.

Sept. 16, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
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You never go full enduro.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/7wVagQ_LVd4/


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Sept. 16, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
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https://www.instagram.com/p/3KSARzy10B/?taken-by=world_enduro

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

Sept. 17, 2016, 2:45 a.m.
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You never go full enduro.

relax, he's still on flats!

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Sept. 17, 2016, 3:13 a.m.
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relax, he's still on flats!

In all seriousness, looking forward seeing how he fairs going full enduro. Still has that special style when riding, like he´s steering with some hidden mechanism in his waist.

Sept. 17, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
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Love that guys think he's taking the easy route :lol:

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Sept. 17, 2016, 9 a.m.
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sam's currently leading at valberg (followed by old man nico and melamed in 3rd). sounds like he's made a good decision.

Sept. 18, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
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So Sam Hill does it. Nice to see a Canadian in the mix too.

Be interesting to see how Richie does when he's more on his game.

Next year could be an interesting one.

Sept. 18, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
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Total armchair referee comment here, but pedaling up those huge climbs on flats is going to be a sizable extra energy expenditure vs being clipped in right?

I swapped out for flats the other day for my usual long climb route, it was shocking how totally knackered I was at the top compared to usual- and how shot my legs were for the descent.

Though maybe at pro fitness levels a few percentage points of extra effort doesn't even get noticed.

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Sept. 18, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
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Total armchair referee comment here, but pedaling up those huge climbs on flats is going to be a sizable extra energy expenditure vs being clipped in right?

I swapped out for flats the other day for my usual long climb route, it was shocking how totally knackered I was at the top compared to usual- and how shot my legs were for the descent.

Though maybe at pro fitness levels a few percentage points of extra effort doesn't even get noticed.

There's an adjustment period for sure but I don't think the net effect on energy expenditure is significant.

Sept. 18, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
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Total armchair referee comment here, but pedaling up those huge climbs on flats is going to be a sizable extra energy expenditure vs being clipped in right?

I swapped out for flats the other day for my usual long climb route, it was shocking how totally knackered I was at the top compared to usual- and how shot my legs were for the descent.

Though maybe at pro fitness levels a few percentage points of extra effort doesn't even get noticed.

Actually it is argued that flat pedals are more efficient since you are using less muscle to make a pedal stroke. There was a test done that shows this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNedIJBZpgM

Sept. 19, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
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wicked result for sam. very cool to see (40 yr old) nico right on his tail as well. legends podium.

Sept. 29, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
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the final finale round is going to be epic. fully stacked legends brigade: hill, nico, peatty [HTML_REMOVED] minnar!

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