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 Post subject: Retro GT on EWS course?!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm 
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A retro GT Outpost gets an outing down one of the EWS stages in Ireland :lol:

Looks like fun :D

https://m.pinkbike.com/news/rigid-and-r ... -2017.html


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:09 am 
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it does indeed... while it's always hard to seethe difficulty of the terrain on videos, it really looks like the sort of riding we did back in the day on those sort of bikes.

I'v ridden some of the stuff they ran on the EWS here a while back and pretty much most of it i'd have been happy on a retro bike...of what I rode... there was some I wouldn't have ridden on a new DH bike from the vids haha


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:11 pm 
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i had one of those bitd, and have another one now. Good times.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Love it...the look on his face.
At least they acknowledge the skill and determination of the riders.




All the best,


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Fun video.

A bit if a shame that they chose a lower end spec'd, upright riding position bike with semi-slicks for the run. A FRO (and many others) would be far more capable given the longer wheelbase and smoother riding frameset, not to mention better brakes, tires, etc.

Still, I applaud the effort!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:59 pm 
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i could not see someone letting a FRO out of their sight for too long...let alone ridden like that!with paint like that still looking at nice as that ,that "was" a well looked after bike ....


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