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American Eagle Move {custom} Ukraine XC bikes & prototypes!


Whereas their homeland is ravaged by battle, two Ukrainian professional cross-country racers on the CST PostNL Bafang MTB Racing Group are staying robust and taking up the XC World Cup aboard #StandWithUkraine custom-painted American Eagle Move mountain bikes. We take an up-close take a look at the race bike of U23 rider Sasha Hudyma, plus some sneaky peeks at Yana Belomoina’s bike outfitted with prototype wheels AND suspension?

American Eagle Move Ukraine XC bikes

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Yana Belomoina racing

We adopted the event of the American Eagle Move full-suspension bike underneath the Bart Brentjens-managed CST racing crew because the 2019 race season when the prototype lastly acquired a reputation and full particulars by the center of the summer time. A few XC race seasons later and two of the CST PostNL Bafang MTB Racing Group’s top-ranked riders are from Ukraine, a rustic presently being ravaged by battle because the Russian invasion three months in the past.

#StandWithUkraine

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, complete

So, as Sasha Hudyma and Yana Belomoina keep robust and placed on a courageous face, the crew and sponsors have custom-painted bikes within the colours of the Ukrainian flag for the pair to allow them to signify Ukraine on the worldwide mountain bike racing stage, and hold the plight of their homeland within the public’s thoughts.

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, front end

Each riders are on the complete carbon 100mm journey full-suspension American Eagle Move cross-country bike with the identical #StandWithUkraine yellow & blue paint job, and virtually precisely the identical crew construct spec.

XC Professional Bike: American Eagle Ukraine construct particulars

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, frame detail

Newly this 12 months, the crew is sponsored by SR Suntour for suspension, and Sasha Hudyma’s bike is about up with a Axon Werx 34 Increase EQ fork and Edge RL-R rear shock.

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, SR Suntour suspension

Apparently, the crew has opted to run SR Suntour’s barely heavier and stiffer 34mm stanchion race fork with magnesium lowers & a carbon crown as a substitute of the 100g lighter 32mm stanchion fork with carbon lowers. The reason being two-fold – the 34 fork is Increase-spaced whereas the 32 nonetheless has a 100mm thru-axle, plus the larger fork affords longer journey. The crew apparently has chosen the center 110mm journey setting to slacked the geometry out a bit on the Move and clean out the ever-more-technical XC programs.

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, drivetrain detail

With no direct drivetrain sponsor per se, the crew put collectively the Rotor Kapic Carbon cranks, Rotor direct mount chainring & KMC chains of their sponsors with a SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle rear derailleur & cassette. Plus, Shimano XTR pedals, that are laborious to argue with.

Brakes by Magura with the MT8 Raceline in vibrant yellow,  and grips by ESI for that Racer’s Edge.

Prototype DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels?

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma's bike

The bikes are completed off with a set of subtly-branded DT Swiss wheels wrapped in CST Jack Rabbit II Professional XC race tires.

The black-on-black label wheels look like marked as XRC 1200, however they don’t share the smoother rounded rim profile of the present 25 or 30mm inner XRC 1200 Spline carbon wheels. We’ve seen these identical wheels on a number of different professional bikes, too.

DT Swiss already gave their mid-premium spec 1501 Spline mountain bike wheels an enormous carbon overhaul two summers in the past, so possibly light-weight top-tier 1200-seires wheels are set to get a refresh of recent carbon rims quickly, as effectively?

Variations between Sasha Hudyma & Yana Belomoina’s bikes

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, Ukrainian flag nametag

The CST crew solely gave us unfettered entry to Males’s U23 racer Sasha Hudyma’s {custom} painted bike…

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Yana Belomoina Nove Mesto World Cup race

…however we additionally acquired loads of sneak peeks at Yana Belomoina’s personal comparable setup out on the race observe.

Prototype SR Suntour rear suspension?

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Yana Belomoina prototype suspension setup

Why was the crew much less free with Yana Belomoina’s bike? Perhaps her mechanic engaged on putting in or establishing her rear suspension may give us a clue?

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma, stock suspension detail

Sasha Hudyma’s bike was fitted with an upside-down SR Suntour Edge RLR Trunnion rear shock, straight out of the present SR Suntour catalog and even tagged as 2022 #2 on his prepped race bike. However that #2 additionally affords some perception that the crew could also be doing a little back-to-back suspension tuning testing?

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Yana Belomoina, pre-race warm up, prototype shock?

However, we acquired a take a look at Yana Belomoina warming up on rollers earlier than the brief observe race, with a very unbranded shock.

With none labels, at first look, it regarded to share a considerably comparable profile to a RockShox Deluxe Final Distant shock, even all the way down to the distant cable lockout management & rebound knob… however the total form isn’t fairly the identical.

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Yana Belomoina bike detail

The straight sides of the air can and stepped-down finish on the primary seal share a form a lot nearer to SR Suntour’s personal Edge Plus & Raidon collection of XC shocks. So, I’d exit on a limb and say Yana Belomoina is testing a lighter next-gen prototype SR Suntour Edge XC shock.

American Eagle Flow XC Pro Bike Stand With Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, Sasha Hudyma & Yana Belomoina, stay strong!

Potential prototype wheels and suspension apart, it’s good to see the CST PostNL Bafang MTB Racing Group & bike sponsor proudly supporting these two Ukrainian racers with their American Eagle Ukraine version rides – serving to them unfold the #StandWithUkraine message of their XC racing marketing campaign.

Keep robust, and Slava Ukraini.

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