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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup DH Chaos from Day 1 4/9/2016 1:09 AM

Thirion looks visibly faster than the rest!

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup DH Chaos from Day 1 4/9/2016 1:05 AM

Also, by having a whistler every 10-20s of the track the marshals can identify if and where a rider crashed more easily to help them or stop the race.

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Added a comment about video Matt Hunter Rides the Turbo Levo FSR 3/16/2016 9:23 AM

Out here in France these things are being aggressively marketed towards all of the MTB community, a bunch of top enduro riders in the masters class have switched over even though they would still win their category on regular bikes. Bruni and Vergier were on these all last winter. So yes, fast guys are using them and being marketed to and the feedback is very positive from them (double your descending for the same effort and time as on a regular bike). For now, it seems it is mostly sponsored riders, but it probably will catch on, for better or worse. I'm on the fence, I learned my lesson as a rabbid ex-29er hater who now loves 29ers, eventually you get over it and see the benefits... My main issues would be the price and reliability, not so much the philosophical aspects. Their speed is limited electronically and they weigh only a bit more than DH bikes used to, so the safety and trail deterioration angle doesn't hold up.

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Added reply in a thread What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/8/2016 12:49 AM

Some of my favourite edits have been the raw stuff from the WC, but even more so the New Zealand guys riding at home, Brannigan, Ed Masters, Reece Wallace... If the rider is loose enough, that is the way to go! But a finely crafted edit showcasing exceptional ... more »

Added reply in a thread The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 12:12 AM

For me it's when you find the flow of the trail and it feels like you can spend minutes at a time without braking or pedaling. The extreme of this, and I only know a few sections of trails where I can make it happen, is when you are on a fairly clean ... more »

Added reply in a thread How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/24/2016 12:03 AM

10% road/commute 30% xc/trail 40% AM/Enduro races 20% bike parks/shuttles Pretty much all on one bike except for the road spins!

Added reply in a thread Share Your Tubeless Tips 12/1/2015 7:24 AM

I think you needed to make your own mix as the Slime sealant is so bad. Notubes' sealant is incomparably better, almost always seals any hole smaller than a 1/2cm, whereas Slime cant fix a thorn hole or valve leak... In my experience: Go full ghetto ... more »

Added reply in a thread G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) 9/2/2015 6:59 AM

I love that on multiple occasions this year Troy Brosnan has talked about "riding like Sam Hill". The guy rode with Sam and now is team mates with Gwin, and still considers balls out fast riding to be "Sam Hill" riding...

Added reply in a thread RESULTS: 2015 Masters World Champs DH from Andorra 8/28/2015 6:57 AM

Yes those are Loic and Loris's dads: Jean Pierre Bruni and Claude Vergier. Bruni Sr got gold already in 2013 and silver in 2014. All of them ride Lapierres, I guess it is like the Atherton package

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from Val di Sole World Cup Downhill 8/21/2015 7:20 AM

So now, obviously, all I can think of is the correlation between time featured in VitalRaw practice vids and finals results. It's the next logical analysis after TT and qualis from the last weeks smile

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Added reply in a thread Florian Nicolai's Nose Pivot 3/6/2015 1:32 AM

Pretty epic Switchback from Florian at the end of this video: "I guess I'll just bunny hop diagonally a few feet into the air and stay off the brakes" His facebook has some

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