Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/17/2017 8:33 AM

press release that Shimano and Radon are partnered up! ---------------------

PARTNERSHIP WITH SHIMANO BRINGS RADON FACTORY TEAMS THE ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS Shimano is proud to announce the addition of Radon Factory Downhill (DH) and Cross-country ... more »
Added a new video Vital RAW - Elliott Heap, Nigel Page and Conor Martin 2/16/2017 3:32 PM
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Railing ruts is an understatement. Enjoy a lesson in changing direction with World Cup DH shredder, Elliott Heap, the one and only Nigel Page and fellow pinball, Conor Martin, as they blitz the local woods. Guest appearance by Eddie the Eagle.

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Added a new video Intense Factory Racing Team Launch Video 2/16/2017 1:10 PM
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An homage to Old School, Nestoroff at Chuck E. Cheese, sky diving and plenty of roost - Intense Factory Racing kicks it off proper-like. Dean Lucas with hot tubs, horses and Hershey's, too.

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Added a new video Aaron Gwin Helmet Cam with Data Acquisition 2/15/2017 11:13 AM
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Gwin lays down a heater at home as the data flows like the salmon of Temecula.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/15/2017 8:08 AM

good intel!

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/15/2017 7:15 AM

Looks like a session.

Added a comment about feature Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/14/2017 6:59 PM
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gwin had done practice runs and went to the pits, he then left the pits w/ an agreed-upon pressure (30 and 29 maybe?). he took another run and went back to the pits saying it felt .5 psi low. i asked how he could feel .5 psi (i was skeptical too). he explained that things he'd hit on the track in previous runs that day felt different (the same rock at the top of the track is at the same altitude, so however that felt wouldn't change unless pressure was different and temp change was insignificant b/c of the timing between runs). they used the digital gauge and the pressure was .5 lower than the agreed-upon pressure. john hall is the one who brought this story up. could it have been luck? sure, but gwin is insanely in-tune with his bike set up and knows how altitude and temperatures affect components and materials.

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Added a comment about feature Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/14/2017 2:56 PM
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don't forget, he's speaking of performance in "intermediate" DH conditions, not mud, not desert hardpack, not climbing...

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Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/14/2017 12:42 PM

News flash to ONZA suits: Your business will grow to its highest peak the first quarter these tires are released to the public. I want these yesterday!

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2017 DVO Mob n Mojave Results from Bootleg Canyon
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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/14/2017 8:03 AM

i get confused by all the rules and criteria, but if richie has no UCI or USAC DH points/races, can he even be considered? i know he'd crush it, especially cairns, but there a lot of U.S. riders on the world cup circuit now. maybe if richie races US ... more »

Added a new video Why Does Curtis Keene Prefer Coil Suspension? Vital B-Sides 2/13/2017 11:52 AM
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Is coil-sprung suspension better than air-sprung suspension on a mountain bike? Clearly the answer all depends on the rider, but Curtis Keene elaborates on why he prefers coil forks and rear shocks to their air equivalents.

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Added a new video Voreis, Rat and LooseDog - Ride Your F#&^king Bike Trailer 2/13/2017 1:58 PM
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It's about freaking time! Don't be scared to hit the Like button just because there are some naked dudes in it.

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Added reply in a thread The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 2/13/2017 9:15 AM

Bootleg Race vid from MTB Mania

Added reply in a thread The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 2/12/2017 5:04 PM

bootleg Prodiums

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Added reply in a thread The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 2/12/2017 4:02 PM

Bruce Klein and Samanta Kingshill win the 2017 DVO Mob n Mojave at Bootleg. Pro Downhill class results below. Pro Men's Top 10 1. Bruce Klein - 3:39.81 2. Logan Binggeli - 3:42.30 3. Demetri Triantafillou - 3:42.71 4. Shane Leslie - 3:47.65 5. Chris

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/12/2017 3:01 PM

my hope as well!

Added reply in a thread The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 2/12/2017 6:44 AM

Mob n Mojave DH practice from Bootleg. Always rowdy!