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3. Steve Smith’s shock thermometer

What’s this?! A secret shock in the midst of prototyping connected up to some kind of data monitor?! No, it’s a stick-on thermometer on the piggy back of Stevie Smith’s race-tuned RockShox Vivid. His mechanic, Nigel, keeps an eye on the temperature to see how hard Stevie is working the rear end and to get a better understanding of any potential abnormalities. The hottest they’ve managed? Sixty five degrees Celsius in Mont Sainte-Anne, Canada.

Stevie Smith's shock-mounted thermometer
Stevie Smith’s shock-mounted thermometer

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