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05-05-2004, 03:02 PM #1
Anyone here ever raced a Super D?
Since I'm sworn off DH racing by the fiance and my current bike situation, I'm thinking a Super D might fit the bill perfectly.
There are a few around Utah this summer, and I kinda missed racing last summer, so I'm thinking about trying one out.
Does my bike setup sound good for it? Foes FXR, ~34 lbs., 6" travel, 3 chainrings.
Hopefully not a scary enough course that I could justify it to the girl...
05-05-2004, 03:10 PM #2
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What is a Super D?Don’t race. Leave that to the scorchers.
05-05-2004, 03:12 PM #3Registered User
Originally posted by InspectorGadget
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What is a Super D?
I'm guessing sorta like Super G is to ski racing?
05-05-2004, 05:00 PM #4
A Super D is more or less an enduro downhill race. Roughly 80% DH, 20% climbing, but usually the climbs are enough to prohibit using a full DH bike. Finish times are 20-40 minutes in general.
05-05-2004, 10:17 PM #5
I raced one at BrianHead a few hours before a DH race, I won't do that again. You would do really well, just be ready to pedal. The one at Deer Valley is basically the tour d'suds up top. Make sure you have a big ring (I only had two rings and paid for it). I think your bike would be great. Think about the one at BrianHead, then you can do the shuttle rides with us, they ROCK! I heard some of the NORBA races will include a Super D as well. I'm hoping to do both Colorado races and Mammoth."People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the
water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
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05-06-2004, 07:42 AM #6
The ones I've seen are probably less technical than a lot of the regular riding you do, so I can't imagine it being an issue. I think your bike is probably perfect for it.
Here's the Utah race schedule. (Not many details up yet, but at least you can get the dates)
http://go-ride.com/race_series.html"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a Ride!"
05-06-2004, 11:19 AM #7
Nice guys, thanks for the feedback! I think I remember Mr. AG talking about the pre-DH Super D last year, hehe. That HAD to work you over!
I think that is an excellent excuse to finally do some rides at Brian Head...can't wait
Do you guys have any experience with that Heim 3-Guide system? Figure something like that would be key on a Super D.
And what kind of seat height did you run at DV? mid-level or just leave it high for the climbs and deal with the seat on the DH? Silly I know but I HATE climbing w/ my seat low, and I HATE having a seat too high on the DH.
05-06-2004, 12:43 PM #8
I would imagine just a little lower than your normal climbing height to find a good compromise, but I'd think it would vary course to course."Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a Ride!"