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- Has a date been set for Froze Toes?
- Selling a great full suspension 29" mountain bike.
- XO1 build (1 x 11)
- DT Swiss XR29 wheels (Tubeless Ready)
- Maxxis Ardent Race EXO Protection TR (Tubeless Ready) tires
- ENVE Sweep bar, approximately 710mm width (purchased seperately)
- DW Link suspension
Pivot's have been getting a lot of attention for their DW Link suspension, and this bike handles everything well from fast descents, torturous climbs, technical rock gardens, tight switchbacks, speedy singletrack, cornering, or just straight up full-steam-ahead doubletrack. This bike is very responsive whether finessing your way through rocks or plowing through roots, the 29" wheels coupled with the DW link 100mm suspension and Fox Float CTD 120mm front end smash trails into submission while you float comfortably above it all.
MSRP on this Pivot (with XO1 build) is around $5,300 and I'm offering it for $3,150.
A couple additional notes:
- The price reflects the only cosmetic defect to the bike, which is the front brake lever. It was slightly bent and then bent back to the original position. Since it works perfectly I decided not to purchase a new lever.
- The bike will also come with three additional items for free that I will include regardless: Two Maxxis tires - Ardent 2.4 EXO, Maxxis Ignitor TR, and the original Pivot MTB bar, albeit cut down to 680mm.
All four tires, including the Maxxis tires on the bike, are in great condition. The stock DT Swiss wheels were not ridden except for a handful of rides. The bike was serviced at SBR O'Fallon (Swim/Bike/Run at 40/K).
Feel free to reply or email me with any questions.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that Minnesota’s only velodrome, located in Blaine, will be shuttered, in the face of an estimated $75,000 required for temporary repairs.
A resolution to save Minnesota’s only velodrome was rejected Thursday by the board in charge of the Blaine’s track.
During its board meeting, the National Sports Center Foundation (NSCF), which operates the velodrome and several other facilities on its sports campus, debated a plan that set financing goals for the Friends of Velodrome Racing in Minnesota, a group that has been fundraising to keep the velodrome up and running, according to a news release.
The sharply banked, Olympic-caliber racing track, built in 1990, already has survived beyond its expected 20-year life span. The outdoor 250-meter wooden track has gotten by with volunteers making minor repairs each racing season, but checks on the velodrome this year revealed more serious problems.
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Too many women’s events on the same weekend could torpedo plans by the Vuelta a España to hold a one-day race to coincide with the finale of the 2015 Spanish grand tour.
The Spanish daily AS reported that the UCI has put the kibosh on plans to hold the so-called “La Course by the Vuelta” on September 13 due to a conflict with three other women’s events across Europe on the same weekend.
There was no official confirmation by the UCI, and Vuelta officials could not be reached Friday, but the Spanish daily reported that the UCI has told the Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) that it would not approve the planned event on the streets of Madrid to coincide with the finale of the men’s Vuelta a España.
The date conflicts with three events across Europe, among them the Giro de Toscana in Italy, from September 11-13; the Tour of Belgium, September 10-14; and the Chrono Champenois in France, on September 13.
Vuelta officials are looking for alternatives, and could lean on Spanish government officials to help make their case, AS reported.
The Vuelta is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France, which successfully held a women’s criterium on the Champs-Élysées hours ahead of the arrival of the men’s race.
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the December 2014 issue of Velo magazine, the annual awards issue.
Pick a number between one and three. That’s where Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) finished 99 percent of the races he contested in the U.S. in the 2013-14 season.
Drop a chain in the first corner? No problem. Patiently slice through the entire field on the dusty track of Boulder’s reservoir course at the Colorado Cross Classic and finish up with a tidy second place.
Win New England worlds? Sure thing. Then win again, then again. He took all three races he started during “Holy Week” in New England, winning both days at the Gran Prix of Gloucester, then hitting day 2 at the Providence Cyclocross Festival and stamping his authority.
In all, Powers claimed 12 wins in 22 starts between StarCrossed in September and the North Carolina Grand Prix in December.
The cherry on top was a second national title at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder at the beginning of 2014, in convincing fashion.
But it only got better.
He was beaten to the line at CrossVegas 2014 by only two men — the god himself, Sven Nys, and the current World Cup champion, Lars van der Haar — in what proved to be a tactical battle, with one lethal attack on the final lap. It bodes well for Powers’ intention of focusing on World Cup races this season.
After racing in the desert, Powers set his sights on the domestic UCI races in the more traditional ’cross locales of New England. Before heading to Europe, he won eight straight races, including sweeping three of the four races at New England Holy Week, again.
At the World Cup opener, Powers cracked the top 10 for the second time in his career. If he keeps improving, we’ll soon be calling him the Katie Compton of men’s cyclocross. And there isn’t any higher accolade than that.
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