Liked a comment on the item ROCK-SMASHING DH! Vital RAW - Lenzerheide World Cup 7/6/2017 8:06 PM

These are so much better than any other DH media out there. It's like being at the race. I know the six minute version is "more boring" than the shorter, more intense Vital RAW of the past, but getting to see rider after rider trying the same section gives a much more...more

Liked a comment on the item LINE CHOICE COMPARISON - Andorra World Cup DH 7/3/2017 7:55 AM

Really digging the wide variety of content you guys are putting out! Keep it up!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying at the 2017 Andorra World Cup DH 6/30/2017 4:31 PM

He played the crash card perfectly then

Liked a comment on the item STRAIGHT DOWN - Andorra World Cup Pre-Race Show 6/29/2017 8:17 PM

is that gabe fox munching with team canyon?

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Tire Insert Systems 6/15/2017 3:38 PM

This is a great article,thanks for this! I have been using both Cush Core and Huck Norris. The Cush Core seems to be holding up well so far but I have not removed the tires yet for an inspection, these are on my DH bike. On my trail bike I wanted the lighter set up so I opted for the Huck...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Tire Insert Systems 6/15/2017 7:24 AM
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These seem like good ideas, but at that price I need to know they will last for at least a solid season of aggressive trail or DH riding. Did you guys experience any failures (tearing, cracks, etc.) with the inserts or signs that they may fail in in the next few months?

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/4/2017 8:22 PM
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It's really a rule meant for road racing to keep TT bikes from running a small front wheel to get closer while drafting.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/4/2017 9:57 AM
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The UCI has a rule that states a bicycle must have same size wheels. So they could run a 79 incher, but not a 29" front 27.5" rear. A UCI representative had an interview on here or Dirt saying they may look into changing the equal size wheel rule starting 2018. I'm interested to try anything, 29, 79, 69, even a 24 front 29 rear, why not!

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Fort William World Cup Downhill Race 6/4/2017 9:23 AM
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That's the second time Gwin has been up and then crashed/stopped in the flat stuff at Fort William. Both times he landed on the podium, wild! You could see the difference braking early and cornering smooth arcs makes at the top during Gwin and Minnaars' runs. They made it look so much easier than the rest of the field.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 8:23 AM

If it's all about 'how fast they go' let's bring back skinsuits. Easily worth 2s on a track like Fort William...more if it's windy.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 8:23 AM

I am just going to go out there on a limb and say i hate that the term "playful" is an attribute bikes are measured by.

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes 5/19/2017 1:33 PM

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 ยป

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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