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Reply to Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 2:48 PM

Interesting. Highly specific type of impact. You know me, I'm all about better technology with respect to helmets but I'm not sure this is all that "game changing" unless your helmet is currently coated with skateboard grip tape...

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/3/2016 8:31 AM

Part of me thinks "wow, this has gotten way out of hand, its JUST bike racing". Sort of feel Gwin is being arrogant with taking so long to tell us the news. It almost feels as if its a PR stunt or something to garner even more Kanye West like attention. ... more »

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 2:55 PM

One thing I thought about today, and after reading more about how the UCI sort of crumbled to Lance's demands back in the day is that the UCI may be the governing body of cycling, but its also the PR company (image) of cycling. Or at least it has that ... more »

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 1:44 PM

Couple things to add... 1) Really, who cares if she did/didn't use the bike. The bigger news here is clear. If this technology ended up in a *cyclocross* bike (the bastard child of road racing), under a *woman* (who generally get less support) in the

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/28/2016 10:28 AM

I can tell you with certainty I would be buying a similar car if I remotely had the means. Even if it was just for a short time (year or two). The cost of ownership is high but so long as its bought "right" depreciation very low (if at all).

Reply to How To Convert Your 10-Speed Transmission To 11 1/25/2016 2:07 PM

Seems like a boondoggle and a bunch of waiting for something that is more or less a "hack". Jury still out as to how well your current 10 speed stuff will work an 11 speed setting. My intuition says with exception of a select few people who will find ... more »

Reply to How To Convert Your 10-Speed Transmission To 11 1/25/2016 12:49 PM

Kinda silly to me. Not saying a shifter/derailleur isn't expensive but cassette, chain, ring, and (possibly) hub/hub body isn't exactly cheap either. Those on a budget looking for the range of the modern day 11 speed setup? One-up seems hard to beat ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/25/2016 10:56 AM

Yeah Stan!

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/22/2016 10:17 AM

Can you even buy Cube in 'Merica? Man. This wait is seriously annoying at this point.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/19/2016 8:39 AM

She's a nice girl. She really is. And a pretty good rider. Just super mega vocal about anything that pops into her head. So I guess she's sorta like me...only a girl, not a guy.

Anyway, since you asked - here is a link to her blog. (http://blog.amandabatty.com/) ... more »
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/19/2016 8:13 AM

I mean her model works without hiccup in the ski world. Squeaky wheel gets the oil (skacting, modeling, reality TV, crazy dramatic blog posts, narcissistic feature length videos about yourself...whatever)

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/16/2016 9:19 AM

What's interesting about this is how it works in the financial news world - a world in which there is far more to gain/lose regarding a press release or news story. Two thoughts here. One, it is quiet common for very reputable sources to post something

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/12/2016 1:45 PM

Nice find. Crappy journalism but nice find.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/12/2016 10:26 AM

Super weird setup eh Spomer~!?

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/7/2016 1:09 PM

I think its funny how we all talk about YT like we've seen the P&L and are familiar with their balance sheet. Who knows. Maybe they are backed by some PE firm with deep pockets. Or maybe they're just killing it. We have no idea.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/6/2016 1:34 PM

This pretty much sums up my thoughts....

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/3/2016 8:58 AM

Oz_Taylor wrote: So what part of my statement is wrong? Please tell me why Audi are heavily involved in winter sports? Audi sponsor the entire FIS Ski World Cup, Ski Cross World Cup, Ski Jumping, various national Ski teams as well as many individual ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/2/2016 7:21 PM

This is a myth. "Audi sponsor ski events because of the number of people who ski/snowboard (over 100million worldwide) and the million of people who watch ski events." You are talking to a dude who's paycheck knows first hand you are 100% wrong. Ski

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/2/2016 8:04 AM

HIGHLY unlikely Audi is doing anything more than a commercial spot with Gwin. I've said it earlier but look at the Candide Thovex ski piece. Candide skied on grass and it was amazeballs. Then look at the Gwin Instagram with a super steep street with ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/28/2015 3:02 PM

Who is this stikman and how does his opinion carry any clout?