Liked a comment on the item 2019 World Cup DH Bike - Adam Brayton's Prototype Nukeproof 1/16/2019 11:20 AM

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Liked a comment on the item NEW YT JEFFSY VIDEO WITH CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 1/10/2019 12:35 PM

I am more interested in what they paid Walken than I am in Gwin.

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/9/2019 8:18 AM

I hear you but I am not sure a fully agree. If you're a WC rider, you get what 8 runs to prove who is the fastest for the season? The sample size in the context of racing DH kind of makes sense.

The video makes it seem like both rider had ample time and setup time on all the bikes so that they felt comfortable and then you need to lay down a race run. I think what's interesting is that certain bikes tended to work well for both riders in certain terrain but overall the fastest bike was the one that suited the riders style or maybe help compensate for the riders style weaknesses. I would agree with you if they just hopped on the bike and did a run but it appeared that both riders had ample time to get comfortable with the bikes.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/9/2019 8:13 AM

Yes! DH BIKES!!

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/2/2019 12:25 PM

I heard all this Syndicate banter is that they're dropping CLIF as a sponsor and picking up Kendall Jackson. Rumor is that there will be a signature Greg Minnaar pre-race red blend (some sort of Pinot Noir/Syrah combo) and Syndicate post-race sparkling. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/26/2018 2:10 PM

I want to see internet engineers be more condescending to the actual people who make bikes. It's the best... In all seriousness improving tire casings. Lighter tires with strong sidewalls (i.e DH casing strength/durability) would be awesome.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/22/2018 8:58 PM

Hey Joe - Thanks for the response. Makes sense and good to know. Best of luck next season!!

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/21/2018 11:01 AM

I'm just tossing out an number... Let's not freak out. I am also looking at that money as total spend for the team which includes riders, manager, mechanics, physio, travel, food, vehicles, and other logistics. It's probably not that far off for the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/21/2018 7:44 AM

No doubt its a marketing play for the brands... I was more saying the Syndicate, for example, gets $1.0m in revenue from Sponsors (i.e. SC, Fox, etc.) but the team spends $1.2m between travel, salaries, etc. and Roskopp just picks up the tab on the difference ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/21/2018 7:11 AM

General team question: My understanding is the Syndicate is Rob Roskopp's team right? SC along with everyone else sponsors that team (obviously the connection with Rob and SC makes that a extremely tight relationship). I am guessing Rob doesn't have ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/21/2018 6:55 AM

Makes sense. Gwin proved that YT's are capable of winning a WC and the WC overall. YT got what they needed out of the arrangement. No need to pay the most expensive guy on the circuit anymore when they have the market validation they sought - not just ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/6/2018 6:47 AM

Maybe the Athertons are having a harder time getting paid what they want from the larger companies. In other words, the Trek, Spec, etc. of the worlds think they are past their prime. Whether that is fair, true, or rachel is thinking about retiring is ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/4/2018 6:42 AM

Completely agree with this comment. With Mercedes in the game, I wouldn't be surprised if other car companies don't want to feel like they are left behind. I feel like car marketing has a total lemmings affect. I'd also add that sponsoring a WC bike ... more »

Liked a comment on the item CURTIS KEENE - Local Treatment 11/29/2018 11:22 AM

Man this just reminded how good the"on track" series was. maybe a come back for 2019? Great vid, and good luck with next season!

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/15/2018 6:30 AM

Rems brings up some good points. As someone who is in the testing world (not specifically doping), the testing is not perfect and there is always a chance for errors which is why regular testing with A and B samples is really important. This is really ... more »

Added reply in a thread Most SAVAGE instagram rider? 11/12/2018 2:57 PM

Crushing a beer and hitting jumps on Sunday is sooo UTAH in the best kind of way

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/12/2018 1:57 PM

Stiks probably has a better sense of the financial stakes at play, but if getting access to some drugs cost even a couple thousand for a rider to hit some bonuses that are worth 10K, 20K, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if some riders did it.

Added reply in a thread Help me choose! 11/8/2018 1:27 PM

If you really come up short on a gap, you are going to blow through the suspension on pretty much any bike. I normally set my suspension up with a little "oh shit" room at the end but we are talking a few millimeters for larger hits to flat.

Added reply in a thread Help me choose! 11/8/2018 12:49 PM

What about the SC 5010? I think that bike would be great for the type of riding you are describing

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/7/2018 1:31 PM

If I am remember the last WC slideshow properly, I thought Dean said his future was up in the air because of Gwin (or insinuated it was Gwin). He needed to see how that played out if he was going to be resigned by Intense. Dean and Angel definitely have ... more »