5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
With the race this weekend Albstadt being the first stop on the XC World Cup calendar for 2019, there are a number of fresh bikes on course. Here are several that caught our photographers’ eyes along with a few more interesting tech randoms.
Kate Courtney’s Scott Scale
Jolanda Neff’s Trek Procaliber
Another bike we’ve seen a lot of on the podium lately is Jolanda Neff’s Trek Procaliber. That odd looking hole in the seat tube? That’s Trek’s Isospeed system. It decouples the seat tube from the top tube, allowing the seat tube to have more compliance and a bit more forgiving of a ride.
Malene Degn’s Orbea Alma
Carter Woods’s Rocky Mountain Vertex
Carter is coming into the season with the top plate. The young Canadian will be one to watch this season.
Manuel Fumic’s Cannondale FSi
Mondraker is sporting an interesting dropper post spotted on one of their bikes. Specialized’s Command post is tapered to fit smaller diameter seat tubes.
This Command Post is tapered to fit the frame yet still offer enough drop. How much drop? About three inches.
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