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Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin's Troy Lee Designs Specialized Demo for Fort William 6/6/2013 12:50 PM
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No dampers on the frame like on the Trek Session 9.9!! Poor Speshi.

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Added a comment about feature Win Custom Painted Allsport OH2 Carbon Wrist Braces 5/24/2012 6:31 PM
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I'm Tamatea I'm 35 I'm from Tahiti French Polynesia a litle island in the south Pacific, I ride on bike since my 6 years old, first on bmx until 1993 then on cross-country until 1996 then on freeride until 2000, after that years of teaching skills I began competition in XC, DH, Enduro and Dual. In 2006 with 3 friends of mine we decided to go on a road trip in New Zealand, the closest place (and the cheaper) where we could ride on holley trails! So it was on march 2006, for me it was the first time I go outside to my country for a MTB Trip with friends, after we landed in Aukland we rent a campervan and rode to Rotorua, why Rotorua? we don't know .... we arrived in Rotorua at 11 night, it was rain and cold, we tried to find a place to park the campervan but nothing, we decided to park somewhere I cannot tell you where? but at 4:30 at the morning the rain stopped, it was so cold that we couldn't sleep well (here in Tahiti it's 28°C at night in this period) I went outside the campervan and realized that we were parked into a beautiful private residence close to a lake at a place where campervan is forbiden to park. I was so excited to discover the arround place so I build my bike a Kona DH Suprem, after that as my friends stayed relaxed on the campervan I decided to visit the arround place, a few minutes after I met 2 guys riding their DH bike to a place, I questionned them but I didn't understand exactly everything I only remember they talked me about a DH race close from there, I was so excited that I returned with my friends and tell'em about the race somewhere! we packed all and searched for that place, half an hour after we saw a big wall ride at he bottom of a mountain, designed by Red Bull we thought that was the race place but people told us that no, the DH race was a few kilometers further. Overthere we found that race, so much riders from everywhere, we found pro riders too, Red Bull Monster cars, excitation was at its peak, we registered for that DH race that we don't know, on a place we don't know! so we took the truck to go up to the mountain for the training sessions it was 9 o'clock in the morning, I met Sabrina Jonnier, Sam Hill, Cedric Gracia, Fabien Barel and many other pro riders. The start of the race begun on a truck platform (first time for me) and we had wind in front, track was so beautiful, panorama too! so let's go for a run, my bike and me loved that track, that first section on high speed with some woops and natural jumps then droped in a beautiful spring wood (it was at 1/4 of the track) I was so nice that I stopped at a section where pros jumped over woops, for me I thought I could do it so I went at the top of this section, I took some speed and jump over these woops but I didn't realized that there was a tree and pros landed very close to it, at this time on the air I realized in a second that I will hit that tree, head first , I just turned my handle bar at the left and my right shoulder hit that tree hardly, my bike continued his ride a few meters away and I was suffering on the ground, I couldn't breath so an official person came at me and I heard him laughing after me with other persons, I told him "breath"... "air"... "no"... so he hit me on my back, he didn't stop laughing I don't know why! after a long minutes on the ground I couldn't move my right hand, pain was very hard, I think me and the official took an hour to remove my jersey and protections, after that I told him why he laughed after me he answered me that many riders hit that tree but I'm the first man who hit and moved it ! I wanted to laugh too but I I've got so much pain ... so this is my first day, first crash story in New Zealand!

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Pietermaritzburg South Africa World Cup 3/16/2012 12:03 PM
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Aaron Gwin 4:09:628
Tracey Hannah 4:42:853

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Pietermaritzburg South Africa World Cup 3/15/2012 12:39 PM
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AARON GWIN 4:32:53
TRACY MOSELEY 5:02:33

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Pietermaritzburg South Africa World Cup 3/14/2012 5:03 PM
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Aaron Gwin 4:18:22
Tacy Moseley 4:58:02

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Added a comment about feature 2010 UCI World Cup, Fort William Downhill Results 6/1/2011 12:46 PM
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GWIN Aaron 4:28:32
MOSELEY Tracy 5:10:12

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