Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Troy Brosnan - Outspoken Episode 6 8/21/2019 6:45 PM

It is also very interesting how Loic shows how interested in how others think.

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Troy Brosnan - Outspoken Episode 6 8/21/2019 6:44 PM

I can't think of any way that contract transparency would help these guys make less money. This is a rough and dangerous sport, and we all feel like they are not compensated for their work. There is definitely an element of pride involved in the contracts. I do think...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Troy Brosnan - Outspoken Episode 6 8/21/2019 6:43 PM

Contract talk is interesting. I feel manufacturers don't want the public and other riders to know how much they are getting paid, as Troy says the top 5 are on some proper money, well into the 6 figures. A rider just outside the top 10 is on a lot less, but without...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Troy Brosnan - Outspoken Episode 6 8/21/2019 6:42 PM

Boom - that was intense. I always thought that Loic did this only to also have a video series like Finn's got with "Fast Life". But this time I really saw two competitors speaking out what exists maybe silently between them, but in an honest and respectful manner....more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Brendan Fairclough - Outspoken Episode 7 8/15/2019 7:20 PM

Yes, I think these corner sessions must help. I guess a lot of them have access to farmland and motorbikes too, but we do seem to have a disproportionate number of talented racers.

In reply to Oz - Yes we do have a good grass-roots downhill scene and...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Brendan Fairclough - Outspoken Episode 7 8/15/2019 7:20 PM

I've lived in Belgium, where the longest downhill is about 45 seconds of flat-ish trails, with very few trails to choose from, and I've lived in Queenstown where I got to ride the bike park every single day for 8 months of the year (+ amazing trail riding the...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Brendan Fairclough - Outspoken Episode 7 8/15/2019 7:19 PM

Yay!!! Finally someone openly talking about the 29 versus 27.5 wheel feel. And it being The Freeracer makes it feel far more genuine than anyone else. He didn't try to sell me anything. Completely new level of respect for him. Great insights on his passion to...more

Liked a comment on the item SO ROUGH! Vital RAW, 2019 Val di Sole World Cup Downhill 8/1/2019 7:00 PM

They sound like cotton balls landing feathers compared to the 10 years ago

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 3:40 PM

What? Reach is important because it can't be adjusted and it tells you how big the bike is when standing and descending (which always seems to 50% or more of the mileage that I do). Effective top tube can be greatly adjusted by sliding your seat forward ... more »

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/24/2019 8:23 AM

So much of this depends on the fork. I'm used to DVO forks which have the OTT (off the top) adjustment for that first bit of travel. This allows you to run a high spring rate with out sacrificing low speed compliance which greatly improves cornering ... more »

Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/10/2019 8:43 AM

Fair point but in my experience wheelbase isn't something that creates a "good" or "bad" fitting bike. Its the byproduct of everything else. I could probably get away with 465mm reach, but why? I've felt a lot more comfortable somewhere in the 475-500mm range. Plus, I'm not that...more

Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/9/2019 5:44 PM

Bike companies work hard to make sure there's at least one thing wrong with The Groundbreaking New Bike so they have something to change and hype when v.2 comes out 9 months later.

Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/9/2019 5:44 PM

well specialized should pay that guy more money then, he's done a hell of a job with a number of bikes in their lineup.

Liked a comment on the item Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 9:06 AM

Yes! Ordering mine now.


Damnit. Not available until August.

Liked a comment on the item Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 9:06 AM

Thanks for the props! Can't promise it's something we'll always be able to do, but we really felt like it was all the bike needed this time around and we were stoked that it was a fairly small change from an engineering standpoint - it was that extra little bit...more

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying, Andorra World Cup DH 7/5/2019 8:04 AM

Nina Hoffman yes! And Johannes blue jeans. The privateers killing it!

Added a comment about press release Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 8:03 AM

Really cool that they made an upgrade kit for only $299! Can't think of any other manufacturer doing that in the age of planned obsolescence.

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Added a comment about video SEE THE BRAND NEW WORLD CUP DH TRACK! Snowshoe, West Virginia POV with Neko and Dak 7/3/2019 6:33 PM

Yeah, it will look great on TV, big air and speed are what looks good on TV. Then again so did Danny Hart's winning run in 2011 and there were a lot of flat corners and off-camber. I do remember the OLN footage and agree it was pretty lame. Thanks for some how thinking I was young!

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