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Kamikaze Bike Games 2013/14/15/16/17/18

tandem kami 2013 sm.jpg Sony loaned us a demo camera for practice and race. They liked the footage and gave both my stoker and me new cameras saying that our footage would be used in a documentary about the event. No other tandems in the Kamikaze race but there were two in the xc. We broke eight spokes delaminated and burned three sets of brake pads and turned both nine inch rotors into cones due to heat warpage. Our top speed was about 60mph. Kamikaze Tandem race run 2013 (stoker view) - YouTube
 

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Uh...wow! What are the specs on your tandem? What kind of brakes, fork, etc?

That was a great video....

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The frame was made custom by Bicycle Fabrications, it has eight inches of rear travel and eight up front as well by way of a Fox 40. The brakes are Hope mono-6ti with nine inch floating rotors, wheels are mavic 729 36 spoke laced to Chris King with steel internals. There is a Hopey steering damper, mrp/rollhoff chain retention system, full length bash guard and Sram XO 1x9 drive train.
 

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Another year of the Kamikaze is in the books. Very rough and loose this year with strong wind. We had a great run on the top stage and matched our time from last year. Stage two I slipped up an put us down in a turn low on the course, we finished bruised and without a drive chain. Here is a clip from Sony showing some of the Legends and us, and a short clip that is our crash. Good fun. Video: Kamikaze Bike Games - Kamikaze DH Race - Pinkbike and the crash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llvgGW44Y5c&list=PLCECdIUoE8THNpZ_uFrJMDSeQMOLSH_D8
 

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30ish, fast enough. My stoker came away almost unscathed, but I managed to bruise much of my body especially the right elbow and back of the right leg on the rear bars. My helmet bounced twice.
 

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2015 Kamikaze Bike Games

Another great time at Mammoth Mountain. We warped rotors in practice, and then again in the race but this year we did not crash. The times we posted crushed last year's and gave us the top spot on the podium. Our top speed in the race was 54mph. On our way home we stopped at Tioga Pass and put some slicks on for a speed run. We had to pass three cars and took it easy in the turns but still managed to hit 67mph. Great trip, I love the Sierras. Here is video of stage 1 of our race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64HbnS_0whs And Tioga Pass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbthJbiuMes
 

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The ride is cool, but you need a visor on the helmet. You look like a bug.

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There usually is one, but for high speed racing everyone takes them off for that small improvement in aerodynamics. I'd rather not be wearing the tights either. Next year I may try wearing the leathers and helmet that I used on Tioga.
 

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Found another picture from the race. This one's in the Jan/Feb edition of Decline magazine.
 

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