Added a comment about video Go Big Or Go Home - Pemberton Train Gap Attempt 8/29/2016 7:45 AM
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I love how he ran back up and flipped off the drop.

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Added reply in a thread Sam Hill Drops Andorra World Cup To Focus on EWS 8/26/2016 10:53 AM

I like your optimism but thinking that Sam Hill had 6 more world Cup wins in him seems like along shot. EWS races are not a rehab for injuries. Those races are brutal and have almost as high a risk for injury as DH. If it really was about injuries and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Sam Hill Drops Andorra World Cup To Focus on EWS 8/26/2016 5:40 AM

That would be awesome but I would not likely bet on it. I think he probably has enough of DH and cab see the writing on the wall that he's never going to get back to the top. This is likely signaling his full time move to the DH retirement home. He's ... more »

Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER & STEVIE SMITH JERSEY - Vital OTB, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 8/5/2016 8:28 PM
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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER & STEVIE SMITH JERSEY - Vital OTB, Lenzerheide World Cup 7/8/2016 7:44 PM
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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin's Qualifying Crash - Lenzerheide 2016 7/8/2016 10:19 AM
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That would have been one hell of a save had he been able to ride that out.

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Added reply in a thread Trail Dogs Rule 5/21/2016 1:49 PM

I'm a dog lover and trail dogs are awesome, but it's imperative in my opinion that people are responsible when taking thier dog out riding. If they are not 100% properly trained they can be a danger to themselves and other riders. I've come across too ... more »

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2016 Specialized Demo Pro Apparel 5/17/2016 6:36 AM
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"If we had to make a few critiques, due to how light the material is there's no counting on them to keep you protected in a fall."

Isn't this the whole reason DH pants and shorts were made bulky with extra layers of fabric in the first place? Isn't that the point of DH specific gear? To offer some extra protection and durability?

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Added reply in a thread What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 8:13 PM

I am not generally very picky about most things. I'm just not that sensitive to the little adjustments or minor changes in setup. But what I am very picky about is the way my bike sounds and unwanted noise. Everything needs to be tight and as quiet as ... more »

Added a comment about video Nicholi Rogatkin Introduces the Twister 2/22/2016 2:22 PM
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Yea right? This is just a 1080 is it not? I mean a 1080 is awesome so I don't want to take away from the trick. Just wondering about the "twister" name.

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Liked a comment on the item Checking Out Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 2/17/2016 2:31 PM

Funny how Gee gets so much grief. Winners are focused and often very serious. This guy puts so much work in and sacrifices a great deal out of his daily life to chase tenths a of seconds only to get crappy commentary from Internet aficionados. Kind of a bummer, really....more

Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/2/2016 11:30 AM

Yes, the rider in the video couldn't have been using a system like the one pictured above. For the rear wheel to keep spinning like that while the cranks are stationary, the motor would have to me connected directly to the rear wheel, not mounted to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Are You Getting a New Bike for 2016? 10/30/2015 6:24 PM

I just bought a 'new' bike. It's 2 years old but in great condition. That about as good as it gets for me (and I assume many others) who have a budget.

Added a comment about video The Dropper Stem is Here! 10/29/2015 3:12 PM
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On obvious thing that stands out is how much the stem length changes along with the height. Basically with this stem low also means ridiculously long.

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Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/20/2015 12:02 PM

I agree with Fireant. Yes, part of this blame lies with Red Bull. They're going to be the largest martyr. They're the main sponsor who likely kept this event alive. Another part of the blame has to go to the riders' sponsors. I'm certain they're pushing...more

Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/20/2015 11:59 AM

Seeing something like this happen to a rider is a tragedy.. no one ever wants to see their hero's or friends hurt especially doing something that they love.

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Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 7:20 PM

Agreed with most written aside from the insurance bit. The Rampage falls under the FMB Tour, in which riders cannot compete without insurance. In no other sport, action or otherwise, is an event's title sponsor responsible for providing insurance to the...more

Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 7:13 PM
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I think you are spot on about the misplaced anger. I keep seeing people say that riders are risking their lives for Redbull, but that's ridiculous that anyone would do that or ride for the benefit of a sponsor that isn't paying them. I agree that riders should be fairly compensated and provided adequate insurance but it's the riders individual sponsors that they are riding for and representing out there and who gains the most from what they do. Some of the top competitors like Zink, Aggy, and Sorge are out there wearing the logos of Redbull's main competition. If there is any corporate sponsor pressure on these guys it's going to come from thier own individual sponsors not Redbull. It's these companies that people should be looking to direct thier anger at.

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Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 3:47 PM
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The likely issue is that outside of maybe Rampage, most contests are not very profitable. At the end of the day I don't think many events or contests produce much revenue to share with the riders anyway.

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Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 3:42 PM
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I've seen the suggestion alot that Redbull provide event insurance for all of the riders. While that sounds good in theory I'm not sure that something like that is possible while also keeping the event the way it is now, with the riders having such freedom to build and ride whatever they want. As soon as one party (wether it be Redbull itself or whatever insurance carrier) assumes responsibility for the entire event the door opens for all types of new safety regulations/restrictions on what riders can do. I mean put yourself in the shoes of Redbull or the insurance company. Are they going to be ok with guys hucking themselves off 50ft cliffs with unfinished landings (Vink)? 80ft canyon gaps upside down? All while most guys are wearing minimal padding and no body armor? The only way to allow these guys complete freedom to ride the lines they want too, the way they want too ride them (which is what Rampage is all about) is to have them be responsible for themselves. It can't really work any other way. Otherwise you would have people from Redbull or some insurance company stepping and and deciding what amount of risk is too much or what lines riders can and cannot ride.

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