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I think we can finally put this to rest...

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I go this tidbit of info straight from the Magura "Workshop 2009" manual.

Apparently, they are all pretty much the same. The notable difference seems to be you can only use a backpack if you are riding AM, or XC provided it isn't an XC race.

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That guy needs to put on a longer stem and raise it up a bit.
I never thought to just grab a couple wheels instead of a whole bike
Legs as swing-arms and arms as forks - GENIUS!! so much cheaper!
Jerk_Chicken said:
FR looks like DH.
Is downhill officially dead?
Are they suggesting that FR, enduro and XC racers are spineless?
InfamousMS said:
That guy needs to put on a longer stem and raise it up a bit.
I think it's Shiggy, riding with his drop-bars.
it all makes sense now, time to throw my frame away
Freeride and XC Race are the most gnar of the bunch. They're the only ones able to get both tires off the ground.
rabidchicken said:
Is downhill officially dead?
Magura doesn't have a DH fork, hence no downhill.

I want to know when XC races started being held only on a slight downhill grade?
The hydration pack application is interesting.
I finally figured out the difference between XC and AM. Water-bottle braze ons.
Is XC racing only a timed downhill now? Man, if that's the case, I'm getting back into that sport again!
I'm even more confused now than before. :eek:ut: Maybe I'm just too stupid.

Apparently AM is uphill only. Don't know about you, but that would totally suck a$$. Sure makes the whole debate about "What is AM" riding seem really stupid now.

I'm changing my style to XC Race. They have hover bikes! How cool is that!
MTBKauai said:
I finally figured out the difference between XC and AM. Water-bottle braze ons.
Hmmm... I don't see anywhere to place braze-ons. Perhaps Magura is implying the need for strap-ons rather than braze-ons. :eek: If that is indeed that case, who has bigger (or more) strap-ons - XC or AM??? :eekster:
the landing does not look in FR dudes favour... :p
+ 1 for the hover bikes!! I'm in:D
The only difference I see between AM and XC is our mountain is higher. same grade, just higher up.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but XC-race dude is actually landing a 15' drop to transition.

What the picture really doesn't tell, however, is that he had to lay it sideways to miss the giant floating stop-watch.
highdelll said:
I never thought to just grab a couple wheels instead of a whole bike
Legs as swing-arms and arms as forks - GENIUS!! so much cheaper!
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