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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

DH practice yesterday ... what can i say about the DH here that hasnt been said? no real work done on it since last year according to most, nice uphill in the middle, not really technical, but there was sunny skies. That last one changed saturday morning though ... wet and gloomy.

Gary Perkin

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

In the constant quest for improved suspension manufacturers and riders are trying new ways to eke every ounce/inch of benefit out of suspension. What we see here is a series of bearings at either end of the spring which aim to reduce the spring's ongoing quest to return to its wound state when under compression. As the shock compresses the spring wants to wind out - these bearings help reduce that effect. Some riders were running one of these last year and now they are trying two up.

Gary Perkin

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Troy Lee Design's Mike Redding explains his CD collection for the trip from the factory to Sea Otter .. NOFX, Bad Brains and Mariah Carey's Greatest Hits .. well maybe not that last one.

Gary Perkin

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Clay Porter had his official US Premiere last night in downtown Monterey ... a few of us couldnt get in to the world premiere in Pietermaritzburg so it was good to finally see The Tipping Point. The theatre was packed with a veritable who's who of the MTB gravity scene and all but one of us managed to stay awake throughout.

Gary Perkin

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

10 speed is here for DH. Not 2 chainrings and a 5 sprocket cassette... but a proper 10 block cluster on the back and shifter on the front. The keen eyed among you will notice the new color co-ordinated X-0 parts...in fact those of you who read will notice this too!

Gary Perkin

gray flipper perkins photo from sea otter mountain bike festival 2009