Added a comment about photo BCD's Carbon 29er DH Bike from 2007 4/26/2017 7:16 PM
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Sweet! I just posted earlier today about the V-10 29er and mentioned Alex being the first with a 29er DH bike in 2006 (he raced it at Angel Fire that year and at the World Masters at Sun Peaks that year) and the first to build carbon fiber downhill bikes in the 1990's! HE was was also quite fast. Miss that privateer spirit!

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Added a comment about product review Does It Really Prevent Pinch Flats? Vital Tests the Flat Tire Defender 3/18/2017 6:02 PM
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Interesting, I've been running procore for 2 seasons and though it works well for flat protection it is a royal pain in the rear maintenance wise. Can't wait for your shoot out!

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/15/2017 1:28 PM

No love for Neko Mulally? "It was really only a matter of time until the Director of Good Times would end up with YT. Brett Tippie is now part of the YT Family and takes his place alongside Aaron Gwin, Cam Zink, and Andreu Lacondeguy."

Added reply in a thread Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/18/2017 8:14 AM

I've been thinking about this since watching Ratboy's interview and I understand where they are coming from (on a lower level!). I believe the biggest stoke of mountain biking is when it gets so intense you get totally thrown into the moment. No thinking, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/18/2017 3:34 AM

Maxipedia, you rock! Loved reading your last two posts. I could feel your passion. I remember feeling that way waiting for my bmx and skateboard magazines when I was in my teens. As I've gotten older I don't enjoy reading about the latest/greatest bike ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/18/2017 2:53 AM

Years ago Jurgen Beneke and I were discussing tracks that would look good on TV (to the masses) and he said, "there are three things the general public likes, high speed, big air and crashes. If we want to get downhill racing on TV we need a 60mph section, ... more »

Added a comment about press release Pure Darkness Meets The FEST Series: DarkFEST 2017 12/29/2016 12:54 PM
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That's 30 minutes from my house! Ride there every week (not those giant jumps!) can't wait to see this event!

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Added a comment about video Pure Darkness 3 - The Trailer 5/19/2016 3:17 PM
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Crazy! Here is a shot looking down the start ramp. That's at the Garden Route Trail Park, near Knysna South Africa. Got to watch them practice one day this winter. It took me a minute just to stand up on that platform, insane, the g-out had to be massive! [img]https://www.facebook.com/BetterRide/photos/pb.181276108756.-2207520000.1463696061./10153548015013757/?type=3&theater[/img]

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup 4/9/2016 9:12 AM
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Added reply in a thread Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 3/30/2016 9:37 AM

Cool thread. When I was 44 I hit this 48 foot gap at the 2010 US National Championships in Sol Vista. Miss that rad park and it's original trail crew.

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 5 Places Dain Zaffke Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 3/15/2016 12:44 PM
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I agree, Oakridge is fun, not doesn't live up to the hype. It is pretty one dimensional riding, fast, mostly flowy with a few janky corners but no real challenge other than speed. No rocks, big features or steeps. BC has a much bigger variety of fun, challenging trails.

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Liked a comment on the item The Stage Is Set - 2016 UCI DH World Cup Teams Revealed 2/18/2016 12:50 AM

It would be really cool if you guys could do a bit on the new Iranian team. Its awesome to see the sport grow internationally like that!

Liked a comment on the item The Stage Is Set - 2016 UCI DH World Cup Teams Revealed 2/18/2016 12:49 AM

How 'bout that Billy Goat Bikes team? Pretty cool. Way to make it happen.

Added a comment about video When Moab Had a Chairlift and DH Racing 1/29/2016 12:48 PM
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That was such a fun track! Skinny bars, Bernie was pinned and the average speed was fast. Cedric Gracia raced there in 2002? I think that was Squirrel doing the walk around 360 in a Dirt Farm t-shirt. Rob Sears on the Mountain Cycle and Gail Dalagher on a white Dirt Works near the end of the video.

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Please at least try and contact a company before posting this sort of thing. The same story has been floated about elsewhere and I'm fairly sure Marzo have said its just their moto range and the mtb side will be unaffected. The last thing they need is for unconfirmed rumours just as the mtb side is...more

Added a comment about video Corner Carnage, Enduro World Series Rotorua 3/25/2015 1:38 PM
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Body position, body position, body position! Those that made stayed above their bike and those that failed were below their bike. A challenging corner for sure but if you understand how to corner you will be able to make it consistently.

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Added a comment about video The Bus: A Journey Up North 8/20/2013 5:49 PM
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Wow, what a journey! Inspiring video, something everyone should do at least once no matter their age.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: Five Ten Impact VXi and Freerider Kids Shoes 8/20/2013 5:31 PM
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The new Freeride VXI with the smooth sole are sick too! Light, tacky and comfortable.

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Added a comment about video Canadian Open DH Highlights - Crankworx Whistler 2013 8/19/2013 10:50 PM
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Shawn Neer crossing the finish line and moving into the hot seat for about 30 riders (at 24 seconds in)! He hucked the mega finish line jump further than anyone and ended up 20th!

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox Vivid Rear Shock & Reverb Seatpost - Vital OTB Mont Sainte Anne 8/10/2013 11:29 AM
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