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UCI DH World Cup 2013: Fort William - Pit Snaps

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It's been a busy first day at the Fort Bill World Cup! Check out a few of our highlights from our quick walk around the pits this afternoon before racing kicks off proper tommorow with more practice and seeding...

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We spied this Scott Gambler running the bigger 650b wheels but look at how little clearance there is between the tyre and frame!

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Steve Peat and Josh Bryceland had this interesting prototype Air shock for the weekend!

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Joe Barnes and the other Dude's of Hazzard beys were at large in the pits with this sweet moped and helmet combo!

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The Specialized guys are running this sweet Troy Lee Designs paint job!

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Troy Brosnan and Aaron Gwin are running these prototype Renthal stems... You can also see the charger damper system on the right hand leg of Troy's blackbox Rockshox Boxxers!

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GT and Atherton racing have broken silence on their new Fury for 2014! We are loving the all new black and yellow colour scheme.

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We love the matching kit from the guys at One Industries aswell!

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These new shorts are pretty damn awesome aswell! Designed from the ground up with some sweet new features. We'll find out more as soon as we can!

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As we went to photograph Stevie Smith's Devinci Carbon Wilson the mechanic slipped over to hide the rear end... After some more snooping we spied a flash new rear mech! Interestingly you can see that on the rear wheel is running both a tube and tubeless!

We'll be back with more from the World Cup tommorow!

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mallorcadave said on: 8 June 2013 08:12

that tube and tubless had me a bit confused until i saw the second valve! but im still not sure of the benifits if any

AngusMcIntosh replied on: 8 June 2013 23:53

He runs a tube normally then if it was to pinch the air would deflate from the inner tube and basically make the tyre tubeless I guess! Double protection!

mallorcadave replied on: 9 June 2013 08:56

But if the air escapes from the tube into the tyre why have two valves? unless you are going to stop and pump up the tubless valve i dont see any benefit as you could pump up the tube and the air would pass through the split into the tyre.

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