Liked a comment on the item ROCK-SMASHING DH! Vital RAW - Lenzerheide World Cup 7/7/2017 5:46 AM

A lot of people think my bikes not working because the way that i ride, but i can assure you the bike is working properly. In my opinion- Its hard to compare my riding to how smooth greg, troy, loic and the rest are because I'm not clipped in. You have to ride the track in...more

Added a comment about video Downhill Bikes in Slow Motion - Crankworx Les Gets 6/18/2017 2:55 AM
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It really was. Blenky at the end, and Lucas were awesome

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Leogang World Cup DH Race 2017 6/11/2017 4:13 PM
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Two chain snaps, what is it with this course? Hart did well for tenth with no chain

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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 1:48 AM

I'm having trouble with the argument that bigger wheels somehow offer too much control or stability, coming from a team that spends such a significant amount of effort suspension testing with a dedicated telemetry bike in practice, with the goal of...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 1:47 AM

Bruni sure has a lot of skin in the anti-29er game, not sure that is going to work out well for him since he seems pretty stubborn. Also his arguments have a lot of circular logic. He has said that 29ers will make the sport too dangerous and fast, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 1:47 AM

I disagree with the comments about the tracks changing the bikes. The new bikes will still be faster on the old tighter tracks just like in F1 where the new cars are faster around Monaco even though it is the epitome of old school. If we really want...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 1:47 AM

The tracks aren't getting 'easier'. They are getting more open to benefit TV coverage. More open means faster which plays into the hands of the larger wheels.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 1:46 AM

You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them, but...more

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wrong video sorry guys!

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Liked a comment on the item SVEN MARTIN VS. MADEIRA - Enduro World Series Stage Mash-up Comedy 5/13/2017 3:24 AM

Not sure why, but for the past few weeks (months?
) when I try and watch Vital videos on my phone, they play in super low resolution, even I'm on WiFi and click the that option. Makes them pretty much unwatchable.

Liked a comment on the item Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum 5/9/2017 5:32 AM

I hope this thing smokes all those losers on 29ers.

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 1:03 AM

True dat Spomer. Also there is a lot of talk about tall guy vs short guy, straight track vs tech track, fun vs speed....which is all good and dandy, but what about some actual scientific analysis of the physics of 27.5 vs 29? There must be some boss nerd mtbers...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 1:03 AM

I read this all the time too and have to scratch my head a bit. I've really seen no evidence of this at all other than than the odd section like what was done to 100m of MSA last year (and if anyone can remember back to the old MSA start straight from 2007'ish...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 1:02 AM

i keep hearing this argument, but are they really straightening out the tracks? aside from leogang which could never replace schladming, what track on the WC circuit doesn't reward cornering skill? i know MSA had the controversial section last year, but that...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 9:24 PM

While that is true to some extent right now, 29ers are surging pretty hard in EWS this year, with the new Trek, Evil, & other brand's bikes. Second, Enduro has a more "run what you brung" ethos, at least right now. DH emphasizes velocity much more than other disciplines , & if 29...more

Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 3:28 PM
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I'm not sure ews has actually taken much of a bite out of it? By comparison I can really see ews is participant driven (for the rider), but its not even close to dh in terms of glitz/glamour/ personalities/ attractiveness/ coverage etc etc etc. If you want to run a test look at ews athletes social media popularity compared to dh athletes - its not even in the same ballpark! Coverage is important. I don't know anyone that's stopped following the world cup events since the ews started, and many of the don't follow ews at all. Lots of them only race enduro events.

Personally for me having a good dh bike and team means I pay attention to the brand ad have trust you can make a bike that is competitive and durable. Marketing has worked on me! If I was to think about what I think about something like rocky mountain, I don't believe any of their bikes are cutting edge enough for me to get a performance advantage (not saying its true, just assessing my feelings). But spesh, mondraker, yt, canyon, trek, Kona, commencal, polygon - I feel they know how to make bikes that genuinely perform well. Again, just my feelings.

Once last addition from me is that I think the dh bike is the only MTb made without compromise, and that part of why it influences me so much. Handling and control are everything. As soon as you have to go up and down you have to compromise something....although not according to the marketing spiel out there lol.

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 1:15 PM
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When riding downhill the tyre hits your arse

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 4/30/2017 6:31 PM
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he went within 0.1s of vergiers time on a much more beaten up track, i think it fair to say that the last 10-15 would not have crushed him. Maybe a couple of them at best. The only downside form my point of view is it made the last guys boring to watch, when if it was all dry it would have been exciting as hell

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/30/2017 6:24 PM
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I thought fearon was the standout in that regard. Only to get near top twenty in the poor conditions and gets a fifth!

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 4/30/2017 2:33 PM
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To be fair he hammered down like a boss

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