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Reply to How will #Brexit affect mtb races and the mtb industry? 6/27/2016 7:45 AM

Another article about bigger businesses and their stock prices https://cyclingindustry.news/brexit-shaves-huge-sums-from-bike-businesses-share-prices/?platform=hootsuite

Reply to Filmers: FAA to Require a Pilot's License to Fly Drones 6/22/2016 11:11 AM

could you imagine getting smoked in the head by a drone going 100mph?! enforcing the "commercial" thing will be interesting as i imagine most people getting paid for some footage will claim "hobbyist".

Reply to Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/12/2016 4:03 PM

it seems like it wouldn't help very often but take sam hill at val di sole worlds. he was up by 8 seconds and could have been radio'd to chill. that would have gained plenty.

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/11/2016 7:03 AM

conditions for qualifying seem like they were slightly slick! pretty crazy the amount of DNF/DQ and super bummed that sam didn't race : ( The junior #Scoutbike sponsored Italians are in the junior finals tomorrow, congratulations to @nukeproofbikes #Crcpaypal @elliottheap qualifying first in #Leogang A photo posted by Nukeproofbikes (@nukeproofbikes) on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:12am PDT

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 7:52 AM

since there were no marshals in claudio's video to count, we're not sure. just reporting what the UCI said. claudio does mention a berm they go around in the vid though.

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 6:49 AM

super interesting. it seemed like the only part gwin and claudio had trouble with was that nasty off-camber. maybe that is one of the points referred to in the changes. hard to tell not being there i guess, but i'm w/ those of you above. if ratty and ... more »

Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/9/2016 1:41 PM

the track looks completely tech in the same spots on helmet cam. i think some of the complainers from the venue were just upset the trees were cut down. i'm calling #falsealarm on course sanitation. sorry for the mis-information. judge for yourself http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/HELMET-CAM-Claudio-and-Gwin-Chainless-at-Leogang-World-Cup,31649/sspomer,2 ... more »

Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/9/2016 11:13 AM

gotta agree. the legacy of Fort William and MSA add an element of excitement IMO. make some minor track tweaks each time to spice things up, but classic sections are rad to look at and compare year after year.

Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/9/2016 8:26 AM

considering bryceland's emoji's i'm guessing he's joking, but who knows. rupert chapman's social media said "does anyone else just want to quit DH after that track walk?" and i just got a text from a photog saying "top wood section is gone, replaced ... more »

Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/9/2016 7:13 AM

everyone will be stoked to know (sarcasm) that the natural woods section of leogang has been cut out of the course. apparently the riders aren't happy at all. pretty "bike parky" from top to bottom. now this wasn't necessarily the UCI's decision (we're ... more »

Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/8/2016 3:57 PM

until the World Cup isn't the premiere race series, a different series just won't get the same number of world-caliber riders trying their hardest to compete. since UCI = world champs and there's so much in the cycling industry (road, track and MTB ) ... more »

Reply to 2016 Fort William World Cup Thread 6/2/2016 11:31 AM

pit bits be up. #longlivechainsaw UPDATED - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-Fort-William-World-Cup,10169/Steve-Peats-Custom-Painted-Santa-Cruz-V10cc-for-Fort-William,106941/sspomer,2

Reply to 2016 Fort William World Cup Thread 6/2/2016 8:59 AM

it's rough that this is the first WC w/o stevie : ( @yt_industries #ytmob representing for Stevie this weekend. #fortwilliamworldcup #longlivechainsaw A photo posted by singletrackmag (@singletrackmag) on Jun 2, 2016 at 5:28am PDT

Reply to 2016 Fort William World Cup Thread 6/2/2016 7:30 AM

minnaar's bike and questionably-clad mechanic Not sure what to comment ..... A photo posted by Greg Minnaar (@gregminnaar) on Jun 2, 2016 at 6:46am PDT

New thread 2016 Fort William World Cup Thread 6/2/2016 7:26 AM

Another classic race is just around the corner. Time to get fired up! Looks like we'll beat the weather!

Minnaar's winning run from 2015

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Reply to Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 4:45 PM

i'm not sure if i'm the target instagram demographic, so this may mean nothing...i basically quit my personal instagram account b/c the majority of the accounts i followed were people, not brands (very few MTBers, mostly surf and skate-related). these ... more »

Reply to Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 3:46 PM

her quote, "Its almost like "winning a race is cool, but how many likes did you get?" that's gotta be rough to experience or feel that. i'm sure that seems like a reality for so many athletes, though. while not social media, i personally feel that w/ ... more »

New thread MTB Apps/Products/Tools/Technology You Don't Need 5/31/2016 12:20 PM

We get a lot of kickstarter spam emails here at Vital asking us to check out the newest product or app that will make your life greater. So often the emails are about a "new, life-changing" product that's just a stock, existing item like a jersey or ... more »

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