Added a comment about video Vital RAW - 2019 ENDURO WORLD SERIES WHISTLER! 8/13/2019 1:59 AM

Sam on a raw frame. Possible prototype or a custom size to match his riding style while keeping 29" wheels?

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Downhill Masters World Champs- MSA 8/11/2019 7:29 AM

I think Cesar Rojo is doing Masters regularly.

Added a comment about photo Massive Rotor Adaptors for Commencal 7/31/2019 8:15 PM

Isn't that a production swingarm? What happened to protos they were running?

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/10/2019 10:02 PM

It almost feel like that Demo is designed with that wheel size in mind while Saracen was butchered from original 29" so there is a bigger gap – wheelbase (visually).

Also some interesting info – wheel size X rider height

1st place – 29"/27.5" – 180cm (Loic)
2nd place – 29" – 190cm (Greg)
3rd place – 27.5" – 167cm (Troy)

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/10/2019 8:05 PM

AL is here definitely for quicker testing. Same with Stump EVO which arrived first in AL to test the market. As for other parts, maybe just the preference of riders / what is available by their sponsors / what makes most sense for DH race. I can image that AL bars are here in case of crashing and still being able to get on bike and finish which would probably not happen with carbon bars.

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Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 6/6/2019 11:17 PM

So many memories on WC at Leogang. Can we do "guess the riders?"

8 years ago and 9 years ago. ... more »
Added a comment about video The WORLD CHAMP Interviews the G.O.A.T. - Loic Bruni and Greg Minnaar Get Personal 6/4/2019 4:52 PM

Two great souls. It was nice to watch!

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Added a comment about feature Christian Textor's Prototype Bulls Enduro Bike 5/16/2019 8:08 PM

Not a big fan of fat headtubes and that shape that is created after further into the frame, but overall it looks nice. And some smart things on frame such as that stash or placement of bottle holder into the frame to use the space. Looks a little bit short to my taste but I did not ride it so... However no idea why so much hate here...

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Added reply in a thread Bike age 5/15/2019 6:28 PM

But I would question if it make sense to buy 5 years old bike. What is the deal? What model we talk about? With a lot of direct sales brands and more companies on the market, one can buy an amazing bike for good price these days...

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 4/29/2019 2:07 AM

I would not be surprised that it is due to fact that you can't simply put just a smaller wheel on back and that's it. Saracen created a new linkage to keep the same geo with small wheel in back, I guess same is happening for Specialized. But those are ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Maribor World Cup DH Day 1 4/26/2019 3:43 PM

YES indeed, thank god we’re back!! Such a gnar track, those poor bikes.. also I think Eddie needs a bigger tool box.

Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 4/17/2019 1:02 AM

I still have some shots on Vital from Maribor 2008 WC

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Liked a comment on the item Prize Purse Strings: Drawn Too Tight? 2/24/2019 4:47 PM

For me, this article highlights the fact that there should be a better payout to at least share a bit of the profit from the races, and those payouts should go a bit deeper in the field. Lets say you make the cut in the world cup, race in the top 20 or 25 qualifiers, and get RedBull TV coverage. You end...more

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 2/17/2019 7:51 PM

Oh, you again, hunting people, not knowing anything but thinking you already figured it out. Go ride a bike, you will do better yourself.

Added a comment about video Champery - Still Steep as F&@k 2/4/2019 11:01 PM

Flyin'...respect!

However it is sad that the bottom part is no more open.. or it is? It's good 4 years I visited this track and well, that was some serious carnage down there

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Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 4:33 PM

Interesting. I draw parallels to other industries where an athlete partners with someone to start a brand. Thing I can't really figure out is if the volume of bikes produced through a company with a model like Robot Bikes is significant enough to float a WC race team. Yeah, yeah, speculation I know,...more

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/5/2018 11:52 AM

Ford has serious troubles with sale numbers in Europe so not sure if they are going to throw some fat cash into the sport. Also they basically have no car to promote on European market... we do not do trucks and with ongoing (and stupid) ban on diesel ... more »

Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/15/2018 3:09 PM

So by your logic, unless the UCI is involved, everyone is 'roided up' and/or using electric motors? Does UCI somehow have a monopoly on drug testing and sniffing out mechanical cheating? In addition endless non-UCI events happen in my area (Colorado) and they do just...more