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i love all the shots of hikers pretending to be totally unfazed by the riding going on around them. unintentional comedy gold.
great video, though. danny continues to make everything look too easy.
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Somehow, even the biggest drops of Rampage still look smaller than the Jah Drop (no offense to the Rampage riders, obviously). Probably just the sheer exposure of it -- absolutely nothing in between the edge and the ground. Or maybe it's that pogo stick Bender's riding.
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no kidding w/ the french flags. interesting how the UK seems to have such a high concentration of winning male downhill riders while france dominates the men's side of enduro racing. perhaps something about the local terrain, or the respective grassroots scenes? just speculating here, and it may of course be nothing more than a peculiar/temporary trend, but it makes me curious.
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wow. impressive, and very scary. here's hoping for a rampage free of major injuries.
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who needs sleep when there are vital slideshows to wait for? love those shots of brendog and brook
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noticed kovarik's running a dropper post, but has it at what looks like full extension most of the time. any guesses as to what it would take to get kovarik to put the saddle down?
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My "XC jersey" does just fine for me. I keep my phone and keys in the pockets on every ride (along with my tool, pump, etc). Never lost either one, even on the steepest or roughest trails I've ridden. I guess I'm just not shredding hard enough to be flinging the contents of my pockets everywhere... that, or Specialized product developers are wearing some poor-fitting jerseys? Seems like this isn't so much a new product as an overly complicated way to do what a jersey already does, probably because so many trail riders seem to be terrified of lycra.
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A+ consumer outreach. Insults are a great way to respond to constructive criticism. (Sorry, that was mean. But so was your comment. Being rider-owned doesn't make you infallible, and no trail's going to satisfy everybody. No need to get personal with people who don't like this particular example of your work.)
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one of the best videos i've seen in a long time. makes me want to get out and shred!
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these "RAW" clips are quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of WC coverage. keep it up, vital.
also, hart and fairclough in the berms: holy...
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glad to see some appreciation for the XC crowd and the unbelievable riding they do. great shots!
from the photos of practice, looks like gwin has switched to TLD's shorts instead of pants. don't know if it's just the weather or if he's making more changes than only the frame.
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CTM is a slovakian company. their bikes look to be rebadged astro frames (a la KHS) - compare http://www.ctm.sk/model/full/mons-2-0/ and http://www.astroeng.com.tw/products_info.php?kind=1&series=6&id=38. this one might be a carbon version (http://www.astroeng.com.tw/products_info.php?kind=1&series=5&id=32) but it's hard to tell from one image. peanut gallery out.
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maybe what felt right on his home trails doesn't feel as comfortable on the WC courses?
i wonder if gwin's going to bounce back at val di sole or if the field has just caught up to him. i'd be stoked to see him take another victory, but since last season i've been questioning how long he could stay that far ahead of everybody else.
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it's been a long time since i saw a ryan leech edit. forgot just how steezy he can be!
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i keep watching this and it keeps getting more impressive every time
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Brook MacDonald? Just guessing based on the Red Bull helmet and Oakley goggles. Other rider could be Markus Pekoll or Damien Spagnolo.... or anybody, really. With all the surprising signings these days I wouldn't be shocked if MS-Mondraker has a new rider or two.
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