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Reply to Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/18/2017 7:25 AM

great post. re: questioning riders who say tracks aren't tech enough - i totally agree. i can't speak to their motive, but all the tracks you listed seemed extremely technical and plenty rough. are they bored of the venues? possibly. if all the tracks ... more »

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/18/2017 6:18 AM

Official Scott PR - now Scott Velosulitions DH Team ------------------------ SCOTT Sports and Velosolutions join forces in 2017 With our sights firmly set on the 2017 season ahead we are proud to announce the formation of the SCOTT-Velosolutions DH Team.

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New thread Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/17/2017 10:14 AM

meaningless off-season DH discussion : ) alright, so the 2016 mont sainte anne track world cup DH track had a wide open, super fast section that skipped a piece of the old, arguably more fun, track. the track in general had too few turns according ... more »

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Reply to DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/16/2017 1:04 PM

i think wheel building (no boost meant flexier wheel) and lack of tire options were an issue w/ intense and BCD a few years back too. those are no longer problems.

Reply to DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/16/2017 7:48 AM

awesome discussions starter! crazy to think alex morgan messed around with them 10 years ago and steber 7 years ago. http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/BCDs-Carbon-29er-Downhill-Bike-from-2007,3771/BCDs-Carbon-29er-DH-Bike-from-2007,36005/sspomer,2

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Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/14/2017 4:57 PM

^this

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/13/2017 3:41 PM

we're here to help. all 2017 team rumors summed up in two minutes...sort of.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/13/2017 2:21 PM

funner fact. ^^^brines had the 1000th post in this year's team rumor thread.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/12/2017 9:31 AM

trek factory racing makes it official that Taylor Vernon is off http://trekfactoryracingdh.com/2017/01/12/trek-factory-racing-bid-a-very-fond-farewell-to-taylor-vernon/ Stump 1. @taylorvernon67 0. Harsh, nose-breaking carnage from #vallnord #Andorra today. Thx to @svenmartinphoto for the shots and interview. A video posted by Vital MTB (@vitalmtb) on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:39pm PDT

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/12/2017 9:25 AM

haha if you watch the video they show him on a pallet and they're all laughing about it

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/12/2017 9:00 AM

Canyon DH team is official with Troy Brosnan, Ruaridh Cunningham and Mark Wallace! --------------------------------

THE CANYON FACTORY DOWNHILL TEAM IS HERE KOBLENZ --- Canyon can finally put an end to months of rumors and speculation - the ... more »
Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/11/2017 2:41 PM

THE ULTIMATE TEAM MOVE!!! Fox Factory Board Member Takes Position with Trump Administration! http://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2017/01/10/fox-factory-board-member-steps-down-take-position-trump-administration#.WHa0TpJNqi4

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/11/2017 1:56 PM

i appreciate you bringing up the rider news, but you can take it easy on the varmint links.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/11/2017 10:44 AM

we're hearing blenki and norco might be on deity goods! (edited to fix my grammar blunder)

Reply to Reggie Miller, Basketball Great, Wishes He Could Race the Enduro World Series 1/10/2017 12:27 PM

rad, thanks for the heads up noah! i edited the original post. here's his tallboy and some wheelie fun calling out bernard haha Smooches before Shreds... #LionessCub #EmbraceTheBurn #SweatToTheOldies #BabyDropperSeatPost A photo posted by Reggie Miller (@reggiemillertnt) on Dec 27, 2016 at 7:08pm PST Gotta Wheelie Wednesday.. Sorry @bernard_kerr and @moawesome, my wheelie game is as my good friend Sir Charles says , "TURRIBLE"... #SweatToTheOldies #EmbraceTheBurn A video posted by Reggie ... more »

New thread Reggie Miller, Basketball Great, Wishes He Could Race the Enduro World Series 1/10/2017 11:42 AM

It's always awesome to hear celebrity athletes endorse mountain biking. Check out Reggie Miller's dream scenario at the 12-minute mark of the Dan Patrick Show here - http://www.podcastone.com/mobile/episode.jsp?progID=588&pid=1699943 (sorry, the ... more »

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Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/10/2017 11:00 AM

...and Specialized makes it official they're on Ohlins (with a new DH fork!) and Miranda Miller joins the squad with Loic and Finn. Finn and Loic riding Fox Head gear is on the books now, too. --------------------------------

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Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/10/2017 10:00 AM

official SYNDICATE launch video!!! LOL http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/The-Syndicate-Just-Won-All-of-2017-Before-the-First-Race-Official-Launch-Video-with-Loris-and-Luca,32928/sspomer,2

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Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/9/2017 9:22 AM

we stumbled across some interesting specialized / ohlins testing pics on a random linked-in account

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Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/9/2017 9:13 AM

interesting! embedded instagram to keep it easy. aiello has the best insta profile pic of all time. Thank you @khsbicycles for a wild six years! Wouldn't trade it for the world. Very much hyped to get back in the mix this year with lots of exciting changes coming #scst #tothemoon A photo posted by Kevin Aiello (@kevinaiello7) on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:05pm PST