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Old July 18th, 2019, 03:00 AM   #21
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Yeah, I wanted to post a pic taken towards the end of the video that showed the wheels being used (but SL does not allow inserting pictures w/out a 3rd party host, blah). For 125s, I see Bonts and both the blue and green solid hub Matter wheels. I couldn't tell what the 110s are, though some did appear to be the MPC style hub. I didn't notice any MPC 125s. Is MPC widely available in Europe? My perception has been Matter dropped the ball on 125s, but maybe that is just because I don't see them much when racing in North America and they don't market their portfolio well here either.

FYI, Blainville IM last Saturday was won on 110s. 2nd-4th were on 125s, I think all were MPCs. 5-6 were 110s followed by 125 G13s then a couple 110s.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 02:53 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by SkateMO View Post
I think this video is proof that 110 wheels are still alive in the marathon scene. Yes, the overwhelming majority of the skaters are on 125. But, I counted at least two skaters with 110s in the top 10? If you look at the 1:00 mark, there is a guy leading the pack on 110s. Again, 110s are definitely not as popular, but I'm convinced that they are not completely inferior, even at the highest level of racing.

If anything, I feel that 125's are inferior on rough pavement. They don't have the ability to bridge across small cracks in the road which results is a much rougher ride and lost momentum.
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