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1  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR 300/750 Race Preparation and Planning Thread on: February 11, 2019, 10:14:14 AM
Is the 2011 waypoint file the latest AZT 300 file, or is there a more updated version? I'm looking on the new site directory here:
2  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR 300/750 Race Preparation and Planning Thread on: December 12, 2018, 09:27:28 AM
I'm throwing my hat in the ring! Count me in on April 18th 2019 for the 300!! I've been dreaming of doing it for some time but never committed to it until this year, and I'm super stoked to line up at the start in Parker Canyon Lake April 18th! Thanks to everyone that helps organize this event especially, Scott Morris, John Schilingsworth, and for the wealth of information on the site by Craig Fowler and the many other like minds on this forum.
3  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Salsa Horsethief or Spearfish for AZT and CTR? on: January 18, 2018, 10:49:56 PM
Thatís awesome! Real world experience was what I was looking for. The Spearfish is 24lbs and the Horse is 29lbs according to Salsas website. Did you ever think it was too heavy or that the Spearfish would have been better because of its weight? And over long rides day after day was  the extra suspension adding to your comfort and soeed or taking away?  Or is the suspension and weight differences between the two negligible?
4  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2018 AZTR300/750 Race Discussion Thread on: January 17, 2018, 02:02:45 PM
I posted this in another forum and thought I might post it here to get a few more responses.
For events like the AZTR and the CTR, what would be a better choice in bikes, the Salsa Spearfish or the Horsethief? I am looking at racing them not this year but soon and just want to make a good decision that I won't regret later on. I have ridden them both for a few hours on a demo before and really liked both of them. I have never raced a route before but am really looking forward to it, I have just toured a few and never for as long as the AZT300 or the 750. How are these bikes going to feel day after day. Is there even a clear winner or is more of your personal choice. I can see that the trend of longer travel bikes is becoming a thing with Jesse Jakomait setting the CTR record on a GT sensor which is not an ultralight rig which says that these races can be done many different ways still be very competitive.
5  Forums / Question and Answer / Salsa Horsethief or Spearfish for AZT and CTR? on: January 14, 2018, 04:46:16 PM
Which one would be better for events like the AZT/CTR. I have decided that I want the full squish on these rough trails.  Also what size tires and with 27.5(650b) becoming a thing again, would any of you choose that size over a 29er rim? I have ridden both bikes and both feel great, the Spearfish is lighter and a little more precise, and the Horsethief seemed bigger and heavier but also more forgiving on the the trail with picking your lines.  However I don't have enough experience on these two bikes to know how they are on multiday events. I am 6 foot tall and around 200 lbs and wanting to get down to 190 185 if that helps. And if not these two, what would you recommend?
6  Forums / Routes / Coconino In The Beginning Of August? on: January 23, 2012, 02:39:41 PM
I will be in Flagstaff this summer for a week or two and am considering giving the Coconino a try either in August or I could take the trip in June and do it then. My guess is that August would be pretty hot and dry making it harder to find water and also necessitate carrying more water between stops. Any thoughts or opinions on August or June will help.
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