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Race Tech: Sea Otter Classic #2, April 15, 2007

Mavic finally brings a 29" mountain bike wheelset to the table
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Hutchinson will offer the first true UST 29" MTB tire
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The new C29ssmax is basically a larger diameter
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Rims are milled in between the spoke holes
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Front C29ssmax wheels will be offered
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…and dedicated 20mm thru-axle versions.
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April Lawyer of Team Maxxis
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The new Dare sports a variety of changes
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Rear end of the new Dare retains Ellsworth's excellent
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A new lower shock mount
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The seat tube on the new Dare
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Ellsworth is working directly with Fox Racing Shox
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Chris King is a Team Maxxis sponsor
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I don’t know what we expected to find when we looked down here,
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Lawyer and the rest of Team Maxxis
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The Ellsworth Legend (whose name will soon be changed to Oracle)
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Changes include a titanium front end (made by Merlin)
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As does every Ellsworth, the Oracle uses
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Mmm… look at that carbon fiber seat stay assembly
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Yup, Ellsworth plans to sell its own wheelsets.
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Intense Cycles factory riders will start racing the prototype M5
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Changes to the front end yield a whopping
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The rear end still uses VPP suspension geometry
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The new M5 will wear an integrated head tube.
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Intense will switch from Fox Racing Shox
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Intense expands its 29er lineup
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Integrated head tubes are becoming increasingly common
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Intense is also playing with the newer '69er' concept
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Niner's new Jet 9 is a dedicated XC 29er rig
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The Jet 9 utilizes a similar dual-link suspension layout
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The premium build kit on Niner's display Jet 9
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Gobs of tire clearance are a Niner Bikes trademark.
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Big names continue to jump on the big wheel bandwagon
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Plenty of tire clearance on the Stumpjumper 29er.
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Check out the modular dropout design on Specialized's new Stumpjumper 29er.
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Specialized will also add to its 29er tire selection
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Felt showed this clean-looking Nine Pro model at Sea Otter.
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The Felt Nine Pro makes heavy use of hydroformed tubing.
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With many 29er riders using larger volume tires
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