Added a comment about video Tokoroa Pumping 4/29/2016 11:08 AM
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That time a video doesn't do the track justice because there is no hardtail shredder popping, pumping and gapping.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/23/2016 8:51 PM
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Yeah, what @TimBud said. Stoked for all those guys regardless. I feel like a flippin' winner when I watch World Cup DH too. I remember meeting Hannah when he was on Global and an all around awesome guy.

Besides, both Brosnan and Hannah actually did "better" than Bruni because he cheated and used a semi-slick. It's in the rulebook. Look it up. Hah!

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/23/2016 8:48 PM

Yeah, they both dropped a place, so technically bizutch's 'thoughtful statement' proved correct

Added a comment about slideshow Qualifying Action from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 9:26 PM
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10 hours? Stop taking naps and get off the hill.

But seriously, can we have a Martin Whitley history lesson clip in EVERY World Cup please? Young riders can appreciate it as much as us old folks I hope. From what he said, Red Bull is trying to be "The Man" and oppress our podium?

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Liked a comment on the item Qualifying Action from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 9:24 PM

I could listen to Martin Whiteley talk shop all day long, the man is an encyclopedia of all things World cup racing.

Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Cairns World Cup 4/22/2016 9:01 PM
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Make an exception. I deserve to be coddled.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 9:43 AM
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My thought (and it's all a guess based on what we know of the two) is this. To qualify first, Brosnan had to hammer and burn a lot of energy and may not be able to replicate that pace because I believe Gwin, Bruni & Smith left more in the tank for tomorrow. They're 3 powerful, young sprinters who can pull even more wattage race day.
On Hannah, he's inconsistent although insanely powerful. But with him, I think he went full gas on that qualifier and won't be able to replicate the same effort because he's a hair older.

It's all just gut guesses on my part, but I don't make statements like the above as hyperbole. I put thought into it.

Besides, Mik has a house here now and might try to beat my arse if I make him too mad.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 5:50 AM
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Surely no one blew themself out on that sprint for qualies except Hannah & Brosnan. Don't think those placings are going.to hold true at all.

Mik & Troy will disappear from those two placings come face day. Neither has the sustained power.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Hauling Ass at the Cairns World Cup! 4/22/2016 4:15 AM
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Gwin always makes me think back to the year Doug Henry & Travis Pastrana came to Mt. Snow. 30+ seconds over the rest of 30+ age group on a Karpiel with Gazzalodis & Avalanche shocks. Henry just went off.
Pastrana double flatted boosting to flat past the finish kicker in slalom. They destroyed.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Hauling Ass at the Cairns World Cup! 4/22/2016 4:12 AM

Ho. Lee. Fook.

Added a comment about slideshow World Cup DH Action from Cairns, Australia 4/21/2016 7:09 PM
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Have you seen how small the check to the race winner is? It's not enough to pay a doctor to give an opinion over the phone guys. Where the hell do you think we get funds for an on site diagnostic?

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Hauling Ass at the Cairns World Cup! 4/21/2016 6:38 PM
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That last ditch he reverse hucked (pumped)...that was speed. Even ripped the berm after.

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Added a comment about press release Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/20/2016 5:24 PM
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@cesar I paused the video and noticed that you have the brake caliper tucked inside the rear swingarm. First of it's kind to put the caliper out of harms way?
I would think you'd get a lot of heal rub with the chainstay having to be that wide. Thoughts?
And did you forget to mock up your cable guides on that one for some reason or did you do internal routing through the chainstay and just strap it on quick to keep from having to route it inside because you were in a hurry to get to ride?

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Dainese Trail Skins Knee Guard 4/20/2016 6:57 AM
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I need a set that doesn't "compress" the pad itself to my knee cap. Any idea if these press against it? I don't mind some float, which you mention.

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Added a comment about press release Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/20/2016 4:47 AM
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Bam! It's in writing. Yes.

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Liked a comment on the item Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/18/2016 7:12 PM

That intro video was freaking awesome.

Added a comment about press release Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/18/2016 1:09 PM
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@cesar Now that you have your own bike company, I expect to be a fully sponsored rider. All I require is one DH frame and one trail frame. I believe I am owed at least that for diligently reading through your complex and fascinating (although lengthy for my small brain) Ridemonkey posts over the years.

It's the right thing to do old buddy.

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE - Martin Maes' GT Distortion 4/17/2016 9:33 AM
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So much for hardtails ruling the day.

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Added a comment about video Case-O-Rama from Sea Otter 2016 4/15/2016 12:45 PM
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Fantastic. Way to commit.

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