Liked a comment on the item Greatest Run of All Time? Aaron Gwin's Miraculous Win at MSA 2017 8/6/2017 6:42 PM

AG is simply phenomenal. I am witnessing a legend in his time. Congrats on an unbelievable win!

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Definitely one of the best runs in the history of the sport! While Danny's run was smooth and playful Gwin simply attacked like it was dry. So hard to compare them. His rear tire less run was sick too! Nico had some sick runs/10 + second victories in the 90's too. Whether it was the best run of all time doesn't really matter, it was insane and just adds to Gwin's legend!

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Liked a comment on the item Greatest Run of All Time? Aaron Gwin's Miraculous Win at MSA 2017 8/6/2017 6:31 PM

Just gonna throw this out there, Gwin's Val Di Sol run in 2012 was up there.

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They're all worthy, for me it's hart's champery run, the legendary commentary adds to it and his margin of victory, age, and fact that its world champs in conditions as gnarly as anything I've ever seen (maybe with exception of lourdes this year, that was...more

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These best runs ever always forget Kovarik at ft William in 2002. Over 14 seconds!

Liked a comment on the item Greatest Run of All Time? Aaron Gwin's Miraculous Win at MSA 2017 8/6/2017 6:29 PM

Gwins Windham run 2015 was sick, probably not the best but 3.5 seconds up on a two and a half minute track was pretty cool to watch.

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All great out-of-nowhere wins. But nothing tops the pressure-cooker win of Minnaar at home in 2013.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ScreSJA92Y

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That manual after the stevie smith drop (@1:06) to keep out of that hole is fucking mental. Shows just the insane level of talent, where lots were just holding on, he was still destroying...

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Wild time spreads in all categories, shows how tough of a track that was.
And how about the Top Two Jr Women having 4th place times in Pro Women, Nesteroff would have been 6th in Pro Men too.
Notable: Demitri bringing the heat in Pro Men for 5th!

Added a comment about news blog There Were Nine Men Over the Age of 70 Racing XC at National Champs Today 7/22/2017 9:45 AM
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Yeah Fred! Had the pleasure of coaching him when he was 78! He did the Leadville 100 when he was 80 and finished in under 12 hours earning the coveted belt buckle. Fred is my hero!

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Most exciting season yet. Flats actually add to the excitement of racing. It is always a trade off, lower pressure for more control or slightly higher pressure to make sure you finish at the sake of control. It's a choice every racer has to make.

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So pumped for Troy, he's been so consistent in the last few years, it must have been frustrating not to get any wins.

Fun fact of the day: Out of the 21 world cups between his 2 wins, Troy finished outside the Top 10 only 3 times. Of those 3 times, 2 were due to the skies opening up for the last...more

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/3/2017 9:45 AM
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Hoping to to see Luca Shaw in the hot seat for a long time tomorrow! Great to see Luca Cometti and Kiran in there too. Minnaar for the win!

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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 »

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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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