So yeah, these bikes were brand SPANKING new. In fact we had to bribe a few people to get the frames, but if you’re going to race the Enduro Trophy of Nations then your best bet is to race on the namesake. Plus they gave us all the other nice bits and bobs like wheels, tires, handlebars, saddles, etc so big thanks Specialized. Then we had to bribe a few more people to put the bushy tail on the front and back boingers. Which considering none of us had the chance to ride these babies before the race worked really really well. Thanks, FOX. And while the boinging and the framing are FUNDAMENTAL. You go nowhere fast or you only go everywhere too fast if you don’t have the right cranks, chains, shifters, and brakes. And well we had to bribe Shimano for those. And what you are asking did we bribe them with? This fine content of course.