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Full squish or hard tail, to drop your post or not?
The Leadville Trail 100 is a mountain bike race, sure, but the long miles, excessive amount of climbing, and mostly non-technical terrain have riders choosing bikes that tend toward the steam-lined side.
While there’s just enough inconsistent terrain to make choosing a gravel bike mostly unwise, dropper posts, rear suspension, and huge knobby tires are certainly not mandatory.
Check out what some of the pros are riding:
Rose Grant (Juliana-SRAM)
Pete Stetina (Let’s Privateer)
Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team)
Alex Wild (Specialized)
Sarah Sturm (Specialized-Rapha)
Alex Howes (EF Education-NIPPO)
Russell Finsterwald (Clif Pro Team)