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Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/30/2020 11:37 PM

You guys can't read a rule book! ;-) Rule states "rider" not bike (Finn..... it's ambiguous for a reason. Because somewhere in the wide world there's a keyboard warrior who moonlights as a UCI commissaire ready to DSQ all who breath. :-)

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/27/2020 7:34 AM

Very true, none of our Reactor models would be considered "extreme" or win a game of Top Trumps. However we put a lot of of effort into the engineering, R&D and testing to ensure they perform for riders in the real world on the trail. So far most riders, racers and media...more

Added a comment about video AMAURY PIERRON - Vital RAW 4/24/2020 8:13 AM

Hhmmm, check out the technique @ - 0:28, 0:54, 0:55, 0:58, 1:12, 1:16, 1:47, 1:59, 2:09, 2:39.

What you are seeing is more so how many turns with support we have a WC's, how subtle Amaury's foot work is and how stable modern race bikes are!

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Liked a comment on the item AMAURY PIERRON - Vital RAW 4/23/2020 11:28 PM

As a picky bastard, I’ll say to have a look at that again.
In unsupported corners, or where the turn is longer, he drops the outside foot.
That’s about the only time it looks like his hips are outside too. He’s otherwise really lined up feet to head, level pedals like you say.
All edging, no...more

Added a comment about press release 2020 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM STRENGTHENS WITH MIX OF VETERANS, NEW FACES AND EXPANDED XC SQUAD 4/7/2020 7:36 AM
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Added reply in a thread DH Not In Cycling World Champs 2023 Athlete Message Video 3/13/2019 4:40 AM

"Like, they can get the African U23 champion straight from the bush on a cellphone" WOW!! Africa = Bush; that's awesome iceman2058, that's truly awesome. FACEPALM

Added a comment about video What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/16/2018 1:53 AM

Sorry. I wasn't solely replying to you. There was a comment below yours which mentioned money.

All the info you have copied and pasted I am well aware of and is available in the documents I linked. Likewise the hosting costs for staff and the like for a uci world cup is simialr to how ews organise their "system" also. Likewise there are quite a lot less uci officials at world cups than you may think. It's actually Red Bull Media house with 68+ staff that burden the most. But they look after themselves.

Your arguments that ews is still young and as such prize money etc.. is understandable lower doesn't hold water when you compare hosting fees.

I attend almost all ews and world cups each year so have a pretty good grasp of both series pros and cons. But like me the EWS owners seem to understand where the uci can help them and have no qualms with a partnership..seems people like yourself though still have irrational hate for the UCI

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Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/15/2018 12:37 AM

The EWS already has a rulebook of its own. The rules and regulations in place for enduro from the UCI are very elementary. I fully expect the UCI to embrace how the EWS is sanctioning enduro as opposed to the other way around.

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Added a comment about video What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/15/2018 12:30 AM

Just because comments like the two above almost always go "unchecked" and "unchallenged" - you two guys clearly don't know as much as you think you know. Maybe if you attended all EWS and all UCI World cups you'd have a more informed opinion. Or if EWS's partnership with the UCI actually affected your livelihood etc...

EWS Prize money - Win €750 - https://www.enduroworldseries.com/ews-general/ews-rule-book/#_Toc507585097
UCI World Cup Prize money - Win €3,750 - http://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2018_uci_mtb_wcup_bidding_guide_web.pdf?sfvrsn=960250a1_0
Registration Fee EWS - €125 to €200
Registration Fee UCI WC €40 - €80 http://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/imported-library/ucifinancialobligations-mtb18-multi_neutral.pdf?Status=Master&sfvrsn=5e611d8a_6

EWS Event Hosting Fee - Info currently not available due to EWS website update but last I knew it was around £GBP -27,500 or €32,000
UCI World Cup Hosting Fee - €32,500 - http://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2018_uci_mtb_wcup_bidding_guide_web.pdf?sfvrsn=960250a1_0

Opinions are fine, but opinions based on fact are much more useful to any debate. We all likely have reservations about the partnership but facts help frame these reservations better.

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Added a comment about news blog Danny Hart Won't Race 2012 World Championships 8/23/2012 12:54 AM
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No, morning after the Crankworx Les deux Alpes Air DH race on the race course, Some body put course tape over the take off of one big jump, Danny hit it blind and went over the bars.

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Added a comment about video iXS EDC #4 Špičák 2011 2/11/2012 12:47 AM

Change the title guys, Czechoslovakia hasn't been a country since 1992. The text you copied even says the "Czech Republic". Which is no longer unified with Slovakia. Duuuh!

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Added a comment about press release New Logo for 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 12/16/2011 11:28 AM
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So DH1 cancelled and UCI World cup being broadcast live and free by one of the world's biggest and best sports brands! Great stuff!

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Added a comment about feature Downhill World Champion Interview, Gee Atherton 11/11/2011 12:34 AM
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Interestingly, no mention of Sam!

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Added a comment about press release 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series Announced 6/16/2011 9:59 AM
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3 month gap between first and second DH world cup? Wild, sad to see only 6 rounds to and the inevitable USA (TBA) round, hopefully we get to race on the west coast, Cali big mountains!

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Added a comment about photo Slideshow 12/4/2010 6:53 AM
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Oh how I hate to hear the words "Euro food", there is no such thing! Loved the shot of Aaron on his trail bike in Santa Cruz though.

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Added a comment about photo Could this be the inside of the RN01 gearbox? 10/15/2010 9:59 AM
Could this be the inside of the RN01 gearbox?

Should never drink coffee outta paper guys, it tastes like shit, oh yeah gearbox!

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Added reply in a thread Minnar for a Million!?! 9/29/2010 3:48 AM

If Minnaar went to Trek he would be on Fox suspension, I assume. That would be a HUGE change for him, not to mention a massive loss for Sram. Lapierre are looking for someone of the same caliber as Blinky to "compliment" each other. another Kiwi perhaps? ... more »

Added a comment about video Transition TR450 Promo 12/17/2009 6:56 AM

Bryn and Jill I was thinkng, saw a pic of Bryn at the CrankBros factory a while back with a Transistion DirtJump bike. Sweet stuff, will be interesting to see if Jill can cut it at WC DH!?

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