Added reply in a thread MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 8:47 AM

Get in to trail-building Stop resisting the urge to buy a DH bike, you can thank me/yourself? later

Added a comment about news blog Aaron Gwin Signs with YT | News & Exclusive Interview 2/9/2016 1:38 PM
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It's a good question. I would venture to guess that 1) he enjoys being a part of the process and 2) he's in a position to call the shots down to the specifics of his set-up. Not too many other wc riders have that interest or leverage.

A tangent note: It's a bit of a head scratcher at first to have him go with TRP brakes, for example. But these companies are the ones who can gain the most from a high profile athlete repping their stuff. What is Sram going to gain to have him on their stuff? Their gear is proven.

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Liked a comment on the item Kelly McGarry Has Passed Away in New Zealand 2/1/2016 6:09 AM

Terrible news. Heck of a nice guy. Gonna miss seeing him around Colorado in the summer. Damn.

Liked a comment on the item 2016 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 1/18/2016 2:08 PM

Very good
So can you give more details on the 18th bike in the test?
Is that the new YT between the Scott and Specialized?
Tell us please, wht is it

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/4/2016 3:52 PM

I could see staying on a demo frame except he wouldn't do it for free. A smaller slice sure but Gwin will get sponsors for everything down to the powerlink on his chain if possible. It makes more sense for him to change frames as a company eager to get ... more »

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That pump & bottle trick looks cool, as does the new floor pumps with the burst capability. I'll probably go that direction once my trusty pump dies but I'm in no hurry as the nearby gas station has a nice compressor and free air 24/7. Here's a few ... more »

Liked a comment on the item ​After the Crash: Red Bull Steps Up, Basagoitia on the Mend, Positive Changes for Rampage and the Bike Industry Ahead 10/28/2015 4:03 PM

I'm elated that Paul is walking under his own power, and elated that we have actually managed to move the needle.

BT, props! Keep up the good work.

Zink, your courage on the advocacy / ambassador side is just as impressive as your courage on...more

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 10/27/2015 1:37 PM

Mongool, please draw some stick figure cartoons. I'm better with pictures than words.

Added a comment about video Revel in the Chaos | Utah Night Segment 10/21/2015 8:27 PM
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I hadn't noticed the slap to the face until you mentioned it. And that folks is why we wear full face helmets

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Added a comment about video Revel in the Chaos | Utah Night Segment 10/21/2015 8:24 PM
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http://www.pinkbike.com/news/must-watch-brandon-semenuk-utah-overshoot-2015.html

if he comes up a foot short it's not a pretty ending

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Added a comment about video 2016 SR Suntour Durolux Air Volume Adjustment 10/21/2015 8:15 PM
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Looking forward to the review on this bad boy!

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Liked a comment on the item FOX Buys "Certain Assets" of Marzocchi MTB 10/19/2015 3:48 PM

That Zocchi's will need a service more than every two years?

Liked a comment on the item The 5 Top Scoring Runs From Rampage 2015 10/19/2015 11:17 AM

ZINK SHOULD HAVE WON! BIG GNARLY LINE, BIG GNARLY TRICKS. Rampage is about that, not one big drop and a groomed run the rest of the way. It was original also... Semenuk's was insane, same with Andreau's as well so who the hell knows.

Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 7:26 AM

What about charging $5 for every live feed? Have that money go straight to rider safety and secondarily to better purses. Red bull gets to splash their logo on everything and we pay the riders something for their risk. Honestly, I'd feel better watching...more

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Well said. I wasn't sure why this rampage left me with a sour taste in my mouth but this helps explain it. Judges may have mis-scored some riders but I think that didn't bug me too much because you could tell most of the riders were stoked to ride their lines on their own terms regardless of what someone else thought of it. Sure it means that they don't get the biggest cardboard check but when the event fails to protect the riders' lives or even their time investment to show up then it's obvious something is messed up at the core.

Random thoughts:
-all riders and their dig crew should have expenses paid. food, hotel, plane tix, etc. If you invite them, then you get them there
-make the payout respectable. probably double or more what they are paying now
-don't piss off the fan base. Not supporting riders and bringing in commentators without a clue is an insult (it was better this year thanks to Cam)
- make it mandatory that riders to wear protective gear that can save their life. Spine and chest protectors can be worn under jerseys to protect their cool image and may save them a trip to the ICU
- I agree riders should be covered over the event with health insurance
-if a rider crashes, it's game over for him that run. As much as Nicolai is a bad ass for completing his run, if after he crashed he'd have blacked out halfway up the ramp over the canyon gap, well, I don't want to think of that...

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: 2015 Red Bull Rampage 10/17/2015 7:58 AM

looking back at the runs, especially the heli angle of Zink's line, the judges really blew it. you guys take one more look at Zink's run and then you tell me that those 5 other guys had gnarlier runs? This is Rampage not Joyride. Zinc's line had way more gnar AND he stomped 2 huge tricks. you guys totally blew...more

Liked a comment on the item The Scariest Course Preview Ever - Claudio Caluori at Rampage 10/14/2015 11:21 AM

I almost shat myself when he was charging toward the canyon gap. An instant classic.

Added a comment about video Rampage Riders Battle Over Limited Land for Lines 10/11/2015 8:47 PM
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Last year's contestants already have a huge advantage on the newbies. They don't have to get oriented to the new site and the lines they built suit their own style, plus they've ridden it a bunch already.

Rules should be something like anyone can ride an existing line (no altering it) or they can go create their own to suit their preference. Most of the big features are shared by all anyway.

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Liked a comment on the item Rampage Riders Battle Over Limited Land for Lines 10/10/2015 4:39 PM

Yeah they put some hours into those things, but with limited space, you can't expect to own the mountain. pretty shitty attitudes there. berrecloth is like the godfather of all this shit, he wants to use part of your line you freakin say "of course dude, enjoy!". WTF....more