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Frank Schneider Wins at Megavalanche Masters Challenger

July 26, 2012

Frank Schneider “Schneidi” SUPERMANN, was placed 1st at Megavalanche Masters Challenger Class on a NICOLAI single speed carbon drive hardtail! unbelievable but true! Here’s the race summary from Kalle Nicolai and Hoshi Yoshida from the Nicolai Team.

“Dear Friends + Partners of the NICOLAI Team,

Frank Schneider placed 1st at Megavalanche Masters Challenger Class on a NICOLAI single speed carbon drive hardtail !! (see http://www.avalanchecup.com).

For those that have not heard of the megavalanche, it is THE mountain bike race on the world calendar, involving a mass start down hill course 25-30 km long with 2450 m vertical descent. Starting on a high alpine glacier, the first part of the race will be on snow, where hundreds of riders jostle for position, trying to get to the front of the pack before the long singletrack and technical riding that covers the middle and lower sections.

Riding a hardtail on a marathon DH course like the Mega is already an adventure. But competing with just one gear, using a GATES Carbondrive is a real physical challenge.

Starting from row 3 with more than 40 riders in front of him Frank “Schneidi” Schneider proved his fitness and skills from his early days as world cup DH racer. At the end of the glacier section he found himself already in a top 10 position. He passed one by one on the fast and technical single trails and defended his leading position even on the climb sections.

Thanks to all our partners providing us “Megavalanche” – proven products and technical support.

cheers

Hoshi Yoshida, Kalle Nicolai “

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