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Old 08-09-2017, 10:51 AM
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Yeah totally rad man, way to go!
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Awesome Adam, congrats. I love Powderhorn great mountain.

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Here's a good little recap video:

https://www.pinkbike.com/video/476347
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Sick bike, and congrats on the win.

So, I'm a bit over the spandex crowd and am largely done with XC racing. What would be a couple good enduros to check out next year? I have a 150/150 29er trail bike that I rather like with carbon hoops, would it be smart to do the races on a bike that I don't care as much about, or do most folks just swap wheelsets?
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Sick bike, and congrats on the win.

So, I'm a bit over the spandex crowd and am largely done with XC racing. What would be a couple good enduros to check out next year? I have a 150/150 29er trail bike that I rather like with carbon hoops, would it be smart to do the races on a bike that I don't care as much about, or do most folks just swap wheelsets?
Here's the next couple races coming up... You'll need to look up dates, but that's easily google searched.

Big Mountain Enduro Crested Butte (This upcoming weekend)
Enduro-X Steamboat
Whole Enchilada Moab
Monarch Crest Enduro

Your bike sounds like it would be perfect... I personally dont like carbon wheels but it's because the way I ride. Courses are usually fast and rocky, so I run a Maxxis 29x2.5" DHF DH casing in the front and a Maxxis Double Down Agressor in the rear. Normal ply casings usually dont stand a chance. Stan's Flow rims so you dont have to stop when you get a flat
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Funny, 2.5 minion up front and 2.3 aggressor in the rear is my current set up. Just the evo casings for trail duty though.

I'll start looking for another wheel set. The rear hub on mine is 12x157 (possibly 150, I'll check) so finding something off the shelf might prove tricky. Might be time to learn to build wheels.

What I was more asking was that I didn't know if any enduro races were more intense than others. E.g. if someone is just getting started in XC, I'd point them to battle the bear vs grand junction off road or the growler.
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Might be time to learn to build wheels.
It's not hard. First few can be a little frustrating. I like doing it. Pretty relaxing for me to site and lace a set. I've done about 5 sets so far. Stan's rims go together really easy.
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Funny, 2.5 minion up front and 2.3 aggressor in the rear is my current set up. Just the evo casings for trail duty though.

I'll start looking for another wheel set. The rear hub on mine is 12x157 (possibly 150, I'll check) so finding something off the shelf might prove tricky. Might be time to learn to build wheels.

What I was more asking was that I didn't know if any enduro races were more intense than others. E.g. if someone is just getting started in XC, I'd point them to battle the bear vs grand junction off road or the growler.
Are you on a Pivot?

Its hard to say on difficulty.... One of the fun things about enduro is they dont release the trails until Wednesday or Thursday before the race. They can be across the board... The powderhorn race was only ~25 minutes of racing, and the whole second day with lift access. Crested Butte this weekend they are telling us to plan for 6+ hours pedaling time per day.
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No, Lenz Lunchbox. He started doing the big rear hubs ~3 years ago when he went to the 1x only version.

Huh, duly noted on the course release time frame. I had figured if there was ever a course to pre-ride, it was an enduro course.

The Monarch Crest one looks awesome...3 full days of rowdy backcountry riding.

Btw, this has been more helpful than anytime I've asked a question over on MTBR, and it's a cruiser forum.
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Enduro courses not being available far in advance is tradition in motorcycles and carries over to MTB. It's so no one (mainly locals) can session it ahead of time, memorize it and gain a competitive advantage. Since the uphills are not timed it's all about equalizing the field for score/time. There's no reason to keep the course under wraps for XC since knowing the technical sections isn't going to really help you overall.
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