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Added a comment about video Off-Axis 1080 on a Townie Bike. World First? 6/22/2015 3:48 PM
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Added a comment about video Unbelievable: Leogang World Cup 2015 Highlights 6/15/2015 11:20 PM
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Whilst the chain loss probably cost him 5 or more seconds, he has won by bigger margins than that in the past. What he did shows unbelievable strength of mind, commitment and skill. The other riders should be worried for the rest of the season.

I think his time can be explained somewhat. He was slower in the top section as he only managed a couple of pedal strokes out of the gate before the chain let go. I'd say he lost most of that time on the start straight, and maybe having the chain flapping around for a while was playing on his mind. The wind neutralised some of his disadvantage on the open section, where being aerodynamic was more important that day. With no chain, the suspension was also working at it's best and most efficient as he pumped the jumps and stayed tucked between them. Don't forget he had the fastest speed trap!!! The bottom section is steep/tech and Gwin was absolutely at his best and charging at this point, winning the race here. A legendary run that will go down in history. When he crossed the finish line we all leaped in air and cheered for him, it was epic.

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Added reply in a thread Another Procore Failure - Discuss 6/9/2015 2:02 AM

I guess my last comment was a little flippant, but I wasn't blown away by Schwalbe's response to be honest. What they are saying is; I'll be the guy on the trail who still gets punctures, but now everyone can clearly see I've spent $$$ on this latest ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another Procore Failure - Discuss 6/8/2015 2:53 PM

I guess they should have made it black.

Added reply in a thread Another Procore Failure - Discuss 6/8/2015 1:52 PM

Thanks for the replies. I use Schwalbe tires on all my bikes so I hope my original post didn't sound like I am bashing Schwalbe in any way. It's a natural progression for me to 'upgrade' to the Procore system but after seeing two high profile failures ... more »

Started new thread Another Procore Failure - Discuss 6/8/2015 9:02 AM

Yesterday we saw Harry Heaths Procore equipped wheel explode dramatically during his finals run at Fort Bill. After looking at the footage it's difficult to say exactly when the wheel folded. It was either when the pressure was released, or afterwards ... more »

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Added a comment about news blog Fort William World Cup Downhill Final Results 6/7/2015 1:44 PM
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Whoa, check out Faircloughs time. 5:00.000

Super pleased for Minnaar. Nobody deserved it more and it's awesome that he equalled Peaty's record. Shame he felt the need to mention the trade team status (or lack of). It's obviously a big deal to them, but making billboards and putting stickers on your jersey complaining about it seems a little immature. Everybody knows the decision sucks, but it's done so get on with it.

@fabrice From the best of my knowledge split one is taken just after the boardwalk before most of the really technical turns/sections down to the deer gate. Only 1 minute in and just over 1s separated the top 20 at that point. In those conditions, the sprint out of the gate across the exposed hillside into strong gusting wind should favor the powerful guys.

Fair play to Manon for getting up after her crash - that was a big one! And she lost a shoe.

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Added reply in a thread UGLIEST MTB EVER??!! 4/21/2015 5:15 AM

The guy could have saved a ton load of time by fitting a suspension seatpost to a hardtail. I'm all for creative engineering, but i dislike over engineering. What does this bike do better than a regular mtb...nothing.

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 4/17/2015 2:05 AM
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Not sure I understand what you mean by Shimano undercutting your LBS? To the best of my knowledge they use a standard distribution model - no direct sales from Shimano.

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Added a comment about video Norco Factory Racing at Lourdes 4/17/2015 1:53 AM
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I wish the advertisers would sort out their volume levels. That HT pedals ad nearly blew my speakers up.

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Added reply in a thread Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/8/2015 4:11 AM

1. Bruni 2. Atherton 3. Gwin 4. Bryceland 5. Mulally

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/24/2015 12:01 AM

Taken from BikeRadar coverage from fort bill last year: 'The new Stendec Extreme coil spring was developed jointly with an Italian automotive company who were keen to explore the bicycle market. The new springs, which are considerably lighter than titanium,

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs Apparel 2/23/2015 8:02 AM
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The usual mix of stylish designs, good colour combos, and kid's pyjamas. Something for everyone!

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/16/2015 2:23 AM

Downhill is an individuals sport so the reference to sports leagues is irrelevant in this case. I really don't see how preventing riders having their own personal kit and/or equipment sponsors will equate to more earnings for them. As the most successful ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/15/2015 10:01 AM

I can totally understand the relevance of the rule in team events, where you have more than one member of the same team competing at the same time. For example in a road race, it's very useful to be able to easily distinguish when team riders are riding ... more »

Added a comment about feature What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2015 1/6/2015 9:06 AM
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"@teamrumours. A supposed 6-figure lawsuit may slow them down a bit" Say what?

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/11/2014 11:42 PM

Interesting...I'll have a guess at Ferran Jorba Prats (based on age/world ranking) Luca Shaw and Jack Moir.