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We never said he was, only that he was the "World Cup champion". As for not loading pads from the top...is this really a deal breaker for you? Just curious.

Added a comment about video Monster Energy's Danny Hart 29er Fort William Course Preview 5/14/2017 10:07 AM
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That looked surprisingly mellow to be a top 5 qualifier time. Especially considering he had to check up several times for other riders.

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Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/14/2017 9:58 AM

Danny was on fire in the first split for seeding, more than 3 seconds up on Gee! Loic was also faster than Gee at the first split.

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 8:10 AM

Sven had a signature deck?

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 8:10 AM

The problem is if you limit the wheel size you are then giving the advantage to the smaller and lighter riders who fit the 27.5 platform better. What is next limiting everyone to flat pedals because clips give you more power, everyone has to run 165mm cranks and...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:09 PM

...and in said EWS 29" bikes are allowed. With no clear consensus as to what is faster. Don't forget that.

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:09 PM

They were all scrambling. SC just got there first.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/1/2017 3:27 PM

I decided to look the rule up myself after watching this video and that's when I found regulation 1.3.007 saying 12 months. I was surprised to see there is actually rule about the equipment like that and I wonder where the UCI draws the line. I'm pretty ... more »

Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 5/1/2017 3:10 PM
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For the people saying the fast guys could have qualified slow to start earlier, this is why they don't:
UCI MTB Regulation 4.5.033
The start order for the final is determined on the basis of the reverse result of the qualifying round or seeding run (women juniors), the fastest rider starting last.
The top 10 protected riders (as defined in art. 4.5.031) who were not classified in the top 10 places for women elite and the top 20 places for men elite of the qualifying round must start immediately before the top 10 women elite and the top 10 men elite from the qualifying round. For the men elite, protected riders ranked 11th-20th who were not classified in the top 20 places of the qualifying round will start before the top 20 men elite from the qualifying round.
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The UCI adopted this rule last year for the live broadcast so as to ensure the fast guys and gals are always shown. So now even if they did try to play tactics they'll just end up with less points and a similar start time to normal.

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Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/30/2017 10:59 AM

Should "God" allow life to start knowing we will all one day die? From the sound of things no one knew exactly when the bad weather was going to start. Sucks for the top Elite Men qualifiers for sure, but rain could have started an hour earlier OR later. It is what it is. They are just going...more

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/30/2017 8:29 AM

Where are people getting this 9 month to production rule from? I've read through the rule book and it say in Article 1.3.007 that products must be in production (meaning for sale to public, even it is only a single unit for sale) no later than 12 months ... more »

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying, 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH 4/29/2017 12:31 PM

not sure. if it's not in qualifying, i'd wager it won't be in finals b/c the system is in place. total guess though. the timing company has changed from years past (used to be tissot, now it's chronorace). top speed was always rad to see

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/29/2017 12:24 PM

You are saying that if the Syndicate all finish top 5, them being on 29ers is going to take away from the achievement in you eyes, despite them all being podium contenders last year. So far the qualifying results haven't really indicated any advantage ... more »

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying, 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH 4/29/2017 11:34 AM
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I was about to comment about the top 23 Men being ranked same order through the speed trap, but it appears they are just giving an average speed down the track. Does anyone out there know if they will be having a speed trap this race?

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Added a comment about video Lourdes Track Preview with Brendan Fairclough 4/28/2017 11:56 PM
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And to think that Gee had just about 3.5 seconds on him after the first minute, damn. I am surprised to see he only lost 2.5 after that considering he had a few little bobbles down low.

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Added reply in a thread XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 3/29/2017 2:36 PM

Being 6'4" I've never had the option to size up on bikes. I know that if an XXXL DH bike (yes, three X) was an option I would definitely be looking to buy. I agree with fast_bastard, Minnaar is clearly on a bike that is too short if he needs to run the ... more »

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Downhill 8/5/2016 12:37 PM
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Bruni was right there in the top 5 until the last split! It's awesome he is still protected after missing so many rounds.

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Added reply in a thread What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/4/2016 8:27 PM

Word, Durango was amazing. Wide, steep, and fast; my wet-dream track! As for a new world cup venue, Deer Valley and the old NMBS course would be sweet to see!

Added reply in a thread USA Cycling Release ProGRT Updates / Info 4/21/2015 5:50 PM

I'll be impressed if 100 people are racing Pro in any of the races except for Port Angeles. National Champs had less than 75 Pro men last year and only 55 the year before.

Added reply in a thread DH Bike and tall rider? 12/15/2014 8:20 AM

I am selling my XL V10 for $3700, I'm 6'5" and it fits well after putting high rise bars on. I'm in Durango, CO.