Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/5/2016 1:04 PM

I hope Ragot will race another season, she's my favourite female rider by far!

Added a comment about news blog Kelly McGarry Has Passed Away in New Zealand 2/1/2016 12:35 PM
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I don't think it was a crash, it says it was probably something medical in the article.

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Added a comment about feature Inside the Industry - COMMENCAL USA 1/16/2016 12:51 AM
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I get that Commencal had a hard time competing against bigger brands like Trek or Specialized in the shops, but saying the direct sales model gets them closer to their customers and enables them to provide "best advice and service" is just wrong!
I've worked in a bikeshop for quite a while and my experience is that most customers either don't know anything about bikes or think they know a lot but don't (which is worse than the first kind) and would buy utter crap without proper advice from someone in a shop.

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Liked a bike check The Insurgent By The Riders' Guild.com 1/12/2016 8:49 AM
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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/9/2016 12:34 AM

Hold your horses, he trains all of the Norco DH team as well, so it means nothing. Also the "looks like a session" statement has been applied to every bike ever made, no matter if it actually looks anything like a session or not, so Benedict was probably ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/7/2016 3:59 AM

Pretty sure that's a Capra, not a Tues. Could point towards Gwin, he doesn't seem willing to ride anything else than Fox. Or the YT marketing guys just want to fuel the fire and get even more publicity towards their brand even though Gwin signed with ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/6/2016 12:43 AM

I think he's the only one with actual insight in this thread right now!

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/4/2016 7:59 AM

Sorry, didn't clarify: with big I meant popular and I just took that from what I hear/see at the races and bikeparks. Interesting to see Radon is worth that much, would not have thought that.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/4/2016 4:51 AM

The Fischbach - Radon thing is old news, but in the article on mtb-news they also say that Faustin Figaret is another addition to the team. Radon has quite a team there: Nick Beer, Benni Strasser, Fischi, Figaret... all guys that are likely to crack ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/23/2015 1:48 AM

I heard: -Ex-Lapierre Team now on Specialized -Gwin was asking so much money of Specialized he was kicked out, knocked at YT's door, was declined as well and probably signed with someone else for less money. Not sure on how reliable that is, but most ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/9/2015 8:21 AM

That's awesome news! I was right about Wyn and Brook to GT, though! Didn't know about Sam Dale!

Updated bike check Banshee Spitfire V1 11/28/2015 11:21 AM
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Added a comment about feature 2016 World Cup DH Changes | Simon Burney Interview 11/26/2015 11:16 AM
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What about the European Cup, isn't that exactly what he talks about, a series with similar tracks to the actual world cup to prepare and screen riders. He doesn't mention it at all, even though it consists mostly of current or former WC tracks.

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Updated bike check Banshee Spitfire V1 11/19/2015 9:47 PM
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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 11/15/2015 2:43 AM

Same as with Graves: The year isn't over yet!

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 11/9/2015 9:46 PM

I heard from someone involved with them, that YT is not ready to build a big DH team yet, but they are looking to do that next year. I doubt Gwin would go from Specialized to YT, let's be honest, that would be a huge downgrade. Their bikes might be great ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 11/3/2015 11:53 AM

That would be a downgrade, from a legend to this waste of alloy... I saw that thing in person, it looks just as fugly and fragile as in that picture.

Added reply in a thread Are You Getting a New Bike for 2016? 10/31/2015 10:23 AM

Will be running a Banshee Legend for the 4th consecutive season for DH (2nd season on the same bike) and I'm about to sell my Banshee Spitfire V1 probably for a 2015 Giant Trance SX.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 10/25/2015 9:31 AM

That's most certainly from the time when Gwin was on Yeti years ago!