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  1. heffergm

    Greeting from Italy

    I'm Italian American (I was born in the US but have two passports/citizenships). My family emigrated from Chiusano, Avellino. As you may guess I never got to practice Trial in Italy, although I go back to visit Italy whenever I can. One day though...
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    2019 Vertigo 300 fuel consumption

    I guess they were a mixed bag. The one guy around here that had one rebuilt the transmission several times...
  3. heffergm

    Greeting from Italy

    Benvenuto Sergio... mi manca l'italia, anche il nord
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    2019 Vertigo 300 fuel consumption

    I haven't had mine in a while ('17 Ice Hell) but the wet map on mine was ridiculously rich. Try the normal map and see how it goes. As I recall mine didn't use a ton of fuel, but I also thankfully never had an Ossa to compare it to.
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    Have I missed something ?

    Yeah, I'm sure it's just a byproduct of the continent taking revenge for Brexit...
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    Front brake mystery

    Rebuild the master cylinder.
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    2019 NETA schedule

    Don shows up now and again. I heard anecdotally he may turn up more this year.
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    Have I missed something ?

    My point was that all the best indoor riders are GP level riders without exception. Mateo Grattarola is a now T2 rider, former GP rider, who's ridden indoors before. By most accounts he would be a good bit more advanced than Pat, and he's never made much of an impact indoors. Several ridiculously talented T2 riders have recently ridden indoor (Peace, Aniol Gelabert, Haga) and gotten smoked. Again, all respect to Pat, but I don't see it happening.
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    Have I missed something ?

    Pat is good, but as he said himself, his level is in the Trial 2 ballpark.
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    Have I missed something ?

    They should probably combine the current 'consolation final' and the actual final into a single round. Just decide the whole podium in one shot.
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    Have I missed something ?

    Note the wording: "one (s) represented above", as in the one or ones above. The one above in Bincaz. Clearly they've applied it as such, he's a permanent rider. It's also all somewhat irrelevant because the promotor has a large say in who turns up, and as relates to the original question, no one is really interested in Dabill because his results haven't been worth noting indoors.
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    Have I missed something ?

    He didn't perform well enough last season to get into this season as a permanent rider, and he hasn't been invited as an event rider. The rules for selection are rather convoluted, but: There will be nine (9) Riders at each Event who will be selected by the Promoter and approved by the FIM as follows: Permanent (championship) riders: For the Championship: 1. The FIM X-Trial World Champion of the previous year, (Bou) 2. One of the top 5 Riders of the FIM X-Trial or TrialGP World Championship of the previous year. (Raga) 3. A Rider from the FIM X-Trial or TrialGP World Championship of the previous year and of a nationality different from the one (s) above. (Bincaz) 4. A Rider from the FIM X-Trial or TrialGP World Championship of the previous year and of a nationality other than the one (s) represented above. (Gelabert) 5. A Rider of the FIM X-Trial or TrialGP World Championship of the previous year, under 25 years old. (Busto) With the exception of the World Champion, the FIM/Promoter reserve the right not to select a Rider who is entered for the entire Championship if the Rider is not among the six top placed Riders in the provisional standings of the current year. Event riders: For each Event: All the Riders will be selected at least one month before each Event. 6. For the first Event, a Rider not selected fort he entire Championship,then for each of the remaining Events, the best ranked Rider of the previous Event who is not one of those selected for the entire Championship. 7. 1 Rider of a different Nationality from those represented above. At the exception of Rider N°6 8. 1 Rider under 25 years old. 9. 1 Wild Card Rider If a Rider declines an offer to participate, is injured, is unable to participate or no longer meets the Selection criteria, a replacement Rider will be selected by the Promoter and approved by the FIM. Event riders who have made appearances have been Peace, Sondre Haga, Gabrielli Marcelli, etc. i.e. Dabill hasn't been invited under the Event Rider provisions aside form I think the first round, and he hasn't done well enough under provision 6. to keep coming back.
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    New value for money GasGas

    To totally derail this thread: I love GG's, but I really don't like that they're putting Ohlins shocks on them now. I also really don't like that they're 500-1000 USD more than a Beta or Sherco, the latter of which I can get with a Reiger. Since they're all worth the same money after a year... The bigger issue for me now is unloading year old GG's at decent money. When they went under for a year, everyone here that was on GG (which was a lot of people) bought TRS's, and no one is inclined to switch back. Beta and Sherco both have strong followings as well, so unloading a used one is a lot less problematic.
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    New value for money GasGas

    I think I see what you're getting at now and I totally get it as someone that typically buys a bike every year. Case in point, my local dealer recently offered me a new Sherco at factory support pricing. While the difference in absolute dollars is great, I'm more happy having received such a nice offer from the dealer, which is why I keep buying from him.
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    New value for money GasGas

    GasGas typically offers a big discount on outgoing models around here if they're still around when the next model year gets released. This shouldn't be a big surprise for anyone, all vehicle manufacturers do it to move inventory.
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