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So just booked the mega hopefully, well my friend has for me.

My st is in downhill mode so will be to much of a slog for the mega. I was thinking of getting new wheels, forks a hammerscmidt and a gravity dropper of some sort to make it pedable. Is this sufficient, or should I start saving even harder and try and get my am built up properly?
 

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Good choice. I've done it last year and already got my entry in for this year.

An AM would be the ideal bike for the Mega....actually it was an AM (riden by Franck Schnieder) that recorded the highest speed down the glacier at 96.532kmh last year.....that's 60mph in old money. He went on to finish 29th overall in the race.

The Mega isn't a DH race although it is mostly DH. The DH tracks are very narrow and hard to pass so the idea is to have a bike that can be ridden down the technical bits to hold position then pedalled well on the level or uphill bits which you can pass on. I rode an FR last year with Fox 36's and I think it makes an ideal Mega bike.

Just make sure you have large volume, heavy duty tyres running more pressure than normal as there is plenty of sharp rocks at the top just waiting to ruin yer day.

Are you doing the full week? The qualifying track and the Mega course are two different tracks and it's far to much to learn in just a day.
 

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were getting the gold package i thin, so 7 days.

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air totems, or the new 180mm 36s, some of those crank bros red wheelset, or i9 on flow rims, with some heafty tyers, a hammerscmidt so i can actually pedal it. but all in all its going to come to about 2k, i wonder if its not worth stumping up the 2k and getting the am
 

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yeah ill probably wait until june to order, though if the foxs are released by then i'll go for them as I was impressed by my 36s
 

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Plenty of people do the race on a downhill bike as that's the only bike they have but ideally you want a pedallable 160mm bike as a DH bike is hard work on the pedally sections which there are a few and combined with the lack of oxygen at altitude it becomes very hard work.
 

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I spoke to Roger at 53 engineering and he was very helpful but in the end I chose 170 DH Lyrics due to the N'dee weighing another 1 1/4 lb.
 

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What are the actual dates for this Mega please, along with location, am having a blonde moment....

Will check flights, could be good to do this and catch up with some of you, or all of you ;)
 

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Whafe said:
What are the actual dates for this Mega please, along with location, am having a blonde moment....

Will check flights, could be good to do this and catch up with some of you, or all of you ;)
Hi Whafe, The Megavalanche is on from the 5th to the 11th of July at Alpe d'Huez in the Rhone Alps, France.

http://www.avalanchecup.com/
 

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Garry AM said:
I spoke to Roger at 53 engineering and he was very helpful but in the end I chose 170 DH Lyrics due to the N'dee weighing another 1 1/4 lb.
you better have waiting for the new bos deville: 160 mm travel and less than 2 kgs...and it works very very very well...
 
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