Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/25/2019 3:19 AM

Someone at Scott is on a reverse mullet bike, I'm guessing Marine. I am genuinely surprised by the number of reverse mullet bikes. I always assumed the industry picked 27.5" because it was halfway between 26" and 29", therefore, is there another wheel ... more »

Added a new video Straight up Staffordshire Shreddin' with Ratboy and Sam Cofano 4/24/2019 4:33 AM

Ratboy and Sammy doing what they do best; Out in the woods with no pressure and shredding just for the grins. The UK has been blessed with perfect Spring weather which has made for some awesome trail conditions. Watch Rat and Sammy soak up the Staffs sun and flirt some dirt.

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Added a new video Spoke Tales Is Back! Team Camp New Zealand, 2019 4/24/2019 4:19 AM

It's been a whole year since the GT Factory Racing team hung out together, and with 2019 season around the corner, they took the opportunity to head to beautiful New Zealand to bond over beers and bikes before racing got underway. From New Plymouth to Rotorua, the gang explore Wyn's old stomping grounds, surf some major waves, meet the winner of the GT Pinkbike GTFO with GTFR contest and, of course, ride and race bikes. Oh, and they finally got to find out who this George fellow is! 

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS - Maribor iXS Downhill Cup 4/24/2019 3:04 AM

It was only fairly recently that juniors got their own race, prior to that they had to qualify in elites and could podium in elites. But you're right though I don't recall anyone having done it. Given that she cleaned up last year doesn't she really have anything left to prove as a junior?
This thread makes some interesting points
https://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/Does-Having-Junior-Categories-in-World-Cup-DH-Make-a-Difference,9973

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/23/2019 3:15 PM

By the looks of it when you run one shock, it goes in the downtube. You've gotta hand it to Cannondale though, they certainly live outside the box. 2Stage had a DH bike back in the day that ran two shocks but with a completely different concept. They

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/23/2019 4:39 AM

A couple more bikes from the IXS. Blenki's Norco is super dialed

Wyn on the reverse mullet 69er GT Fury Mega-sized rotors on Vali's Tues 29er. Although the photo angle does kind of makes it look like a reverse mullet bike ... more »
Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 4/22/2019 1:54 PM

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Added a new video Who Is Marine Cabirou? 4/22/2019 2:02 AM

The first round of the World Cup is less than a week away so it's a perfect time to find out more about Scott Factory Racing's elite female rider Marine Cabirou. 

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/22/2019 1:06 AM

Kye Ahern and Magnus Mason's 29er Senders. Interestingly they're both still running the Rockshox Vivid instead of the Super Deluxe View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lukas Grauel (@lukegrl) on Apr 21, 2019 at 11:30am PDT Side profile of Danny Hart's reverse mullet

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS - Maribor iXS Downhill Cup 4/21/2019 10:39 PM

Vali's time would have put her within 2 seconds of Tracey and 2nd in elites. It's probably been said a million times but Vali is going to dominate women's downhill very soon. Do we have any confirmation if she's stepping up to elites or is she going to clean up in juniors for another year?

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/20/2019 11:39 PM

So I was bang on when I said it was similar to what Danny was running. Danny's mechanic Dave Garland is the man behind Stendec. Seems to be one of the first complete telemetry setups available to the wider public. I'd love to see a data comparison between

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Added a new video In The Flow - Andrew Neethling 4/20/2019 10:57 PM

There are so many places we are dreaming about but the only place, where we truly want to be is in the flow. South Africa is a dynamic and vibrant destination that offers an unrivaled wealth of experiences for mountain bikers. It's a treasure trove of exciting routes, discovered and waiting to be uncovered. Andrew Neethling chased for us the rays in South Africa putting XTR to its limit. 


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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/17/2019 4:54 PM

Posted this in the Racing Rumours thread for the Syndicate banter but some tech info also. Not sure about everyone else but I find Jordi’s frustrations hilarious https://youtu.be/rJU9aGzh8fQ

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 4/17/2019 1:33 PM

The Fox + Syndicate puzzle continues https://youtu.be/rJU9aGzh8fQ This seems about right

So much gold on the Syndicate Instagram View this post on Instagram Someone call @cordijortes it isn’t landing like all the other bike’s on Instagram. ? A post shared by The Syndicate(@scsyndicate) on Apr 17, 2019 at 7:36am ... more »
Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 4/17/2019 1:30 PM

Josh Bryceland and Sam Hill making a return at Maribor would be sick!!

Added a new video FOX's Ultimate Puzzle is The Syndicate 4/17/2019 12:56 PM

News flash: The Syndicate (mostly Loris) are a bunch of fiddlers. Go behind the scenes at the FOX testing camp as the Syndicate dials in their suspension and Jordi somehow gets through the weekend with his sanity intact.

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Added a new video Don't Get a Job - Become a Vanzac 4/17/2019 3:40 AM

Queenstown has become the home of the Vanzacs. Year in, year out we spend our summers sampling some of the best riding, night life and good times . This edit is everything this crew lives for and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it. 

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Loic's V-Tank 2010 Stock Giant Glory - The Star of the Show

In the day and age of $10000 bikes you can still have fun on a 300-600 dollar, 26” bike. Although we have one side of the sport with F1-style support trucks, staff, chefs, physios, psychologists, massage therapists, line coaches, strength coaches, managers, agents, personal photographers and filmers for just single or a handful of riders there still exists within this crazy sport we love reckless abandon of youth and friends and fun fueling the dream of endless beers and park laps with tee shirt sales. Listen in as Sven Martin chats to the only rider with a solo part in the edit, and keep it in mind next time you feel like complaining about some new standard making your life miserable.


Photos and interview by Sven Martin

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Added a new video Australian National Champs Weekend with Dean Lucas 4/16/2019 2:25 AM

Follow Dean Lucas on the hunt for the green and gold stripes at the Australian National Champs in Bright, Victoria. 

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/15/2019 3:15 PM

Brook would have been one of the riders I'd have picked for a potential 29/27.5 combo. Seems like he's staying on 27.5