Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 11/16/2015 3:24 PM

Damn that's some serious redecorating... Is the syndicate no more, or at least in its current form? Hard to imagine that crew splitting up... GM and Roskopp seem like boys, Peaty is Peaty, and can't imagine them letting Rat go after 2 very solid seasons ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 10/27/2015 9:19 AM

Loic and Brosnan will be pretty damn cool

Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 7:48 AM

Couldn't agree more. This totally sucks. People will get hurt biking but the format of this event forces people to take risk that I don't think they would if "line choice" wasn't so crucial to doing well.

Also, this just shouldn't be a live event. Riders should have time and be able to wait for safe conditions over the course of a day or two to have judged runs. It's windy in virgin (all the time) so if you're going to score runs give riders a big window so they aren't forced to ride when conditions make them uncomfortable.

Lastly, I know people are fired up about red bull and rightfully so. However, we need to be careful about holding event organizers responsible for accidents because if we do (in the U.S. anyway) organizers will be getting sued left and right when someone gets injured. Events like this should have a 3rd party insurer or something like that where the organizer supports the riders in getting a fair and comprehensive deal. That's what really bugs me. Where is red bull helping riders get great insurance for rampage so if the something terrible happens medical care will be taken care of??

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 9/30/2015 7:25 AM

On a separate note, why can't this be more like other sports. Where we all know who is a free agent with speculation about who they are talking to? I get the riders contracts are through the end of the calendar year, but how about just making them end ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 9/30/2015 7:21 AM

I believe Minnaar and Rats contracts are up with SC. Peaty signed a 5 year deal a couple years ago... I'm sure at the time GM might have thought he would retire at this point but after last year he may have the itch. I would be surprised that GM leaves ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 6:31 PM

haha. Saw a guy giving this same speech at the TH with his new enve wheels....haha Just think some standardization in how organizers present notification and and administer the "rules" and schedule of the event that holds them accountable and ensures ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 3:53 PM

So I haven't read every word here, but I have done a solid read through. It seems like the issues here have a strong parallel to another sport that handles this pretty well - sailboat racing (yeah I'm going to get murdered for this, but growing up and ... more »

Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Matt Thompson's Santa Cruz Quiver 7/10/2015 11:32 AM

So how about a Vital OTB with Sram/Santa Cruz for this setup... I mean what else would you want?

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Leogang World Cup - Media Parking 6/12/2015 6:56 AM

Sven is going to f'up the leather with all that back sweat

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's FOX Float X2 Rear Shock 4/10/2015 8:21 PM

I hear you somewhat, but the cut away shots of the inside of an SC frame look better than that

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Added a comment about photo FOX DHX2 Shock on Gee Atherton's GT Fury 3/27/2015 7:50 AM

Totally agree... It doesn't seem that difficult to make a knob that can be adjusted by hand

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/9/2015 4:18 PM

Not to be a hater because the YT looks sweet, but does YT just copy Spesh's suspension platforms or is it just me...

Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Shoe 3/4/2015 11:18 AM

totally agree. be great to know if the cleat position range is the same. if it is or really close, the shoe looks like a real winner

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Shoe 3/4/2015 11:18 AM

great review, shoe looks pinned. does it have the same cleat position range as the impact VXi? looks like the impact might go a little farther back...

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon X01 2/28/2015 6:42 PM

This is a quick question for you bturman. I noticed in the review you gave a small criticism to the Maxxis HR2s in terms of cornering traction. What is currently your favorite tire for aggressive riding (to avoid saying enduro)? I've been riding Schwalbe Magic Mary's for a...more

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This is a quick question for you bturman. I noticed in the review you gave a small criticism to the Maxxis HR2s in terms of cornering traction. What is currently your favorite tire for aggressive riding (to avoid saying enduro)? I've been riding Schwalbe Magic Mary's for a...more

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/15/2015 9:29 PM

The thing that is ridiculous about this is that rule hasn't been enforced with the Syndicate before and the rule itself is ambiguous "All riders within a team are obliged to wear clothing that has identical major sponsor placement, layout and overall ... more »

Added a comment about news blog Jared Graves Wins the RockShox Enduro Challenge at Mt. Buller 2/2/2015 11:24 AM

But why the change from Royal for clothes? Mavic has indicated that its either none or all in with them. I am guessing CRC has gone fully Mavic for the upcoming season

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Best of 2014 9/17/2014 9:06 PM

That was awesome

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