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Aaron Gwin wins WC DH Leogang CHAINLESS

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    Whynot
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    Unbelieveable.

    I dunno if we will ever see this again. The combination of the steep track, great rider and luck to drop the chain clean may never happen again.

    http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/stories/1331729311377/leogang-2015-dh-world-cup-results-video-highlights

    #804426

    jcitizen
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    That guy rides like a well programmed robot. Amazing feat.

    Maybe this will inspire the adaptation of belt drives and gear boxes (finally).

    #804428

    whisky_cactus
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    “We got air in the tires, we’re getting it down”

    WOW.

    #804436

    Old School Johnny
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    niko mullaly did the exact same thing for world champs…times are changing, WC riders like Aaron and Niko just prove their better riders, its not all about who can pedal to win. but who can ride on the edge, as fast as they possible can, breakless and still get a podium finish. Pushing the limits!!! Great race, I keep watching Gwinns highlight real…

    #804439

    Spectator
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    IMHO, when running chain-less your whole mindset changes. It goes from attacking the mountain to working with the mountain to maintain momentum and flow with an emphasis on smooth and feather like braking.

    #804454

    aragon
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    See attached for Gwin and his 2016 S-Works Pro Model…

    (I did watch the race, and it was unreal that he could win on that track with no chain…!)

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    #804528

    Whynot
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    IMHO, when running chain-less your whole mindset changes. It goes from attacking the mountain to working with the mountain to maintain momentum and flow with an emphasis on smooth and feather like braking.

    Exactly. Knowing you can’t pedal would force a rider to be smooth (unless they gave up, mentally). And Gwin was still charging where gravity was available to help him, and taking some ninja lines to boot.

    Mullaly’s performance at champs was impressive, but he didn’t win it by a respectable margin.

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