Added reply in a thread Does Having Junior Categories in World Cup DH Make a Difference? 11/28/2017 7:55 AM

@sspomer - You're right on College ball being a key development area both on and off the court, which I think is important. However, some would argue that for those that "have it" (i.e. Lebron, Simmons, etc.) that it is an unnecessary hurdle to the pros. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does Having Junior Categories in World Cup DH Make a Difference? 11/27/2017 11:07 AM

Got the pod on my list this week so take my comments with a grain of salt, but I do think that WC DH is at a bit of a crossroads here: Is it a series for the best riders in the world to compete? Or is it just going to be a few weekends a year that are ... more »

Added reply in a thread Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/15/2017 1:09 PM

This is definitely an interesting concept, especially for racing. Although personally, I've found just running an extra 3-4 PSI in my rear tire reduces my flats very significantly... Yeah I lose a bit of traction but for every day riding it's kind of ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Is This the 2018 Losinj, Croatia World Cup Track? 11/14/2017 12:45 PM

uhhh... Looks like one of those novelty DH races where the track goes through some historic ruins and then an urban section to show the public how cool mountain bikers are at the cost of giving them a decent track.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Kiran MacKinnon & Warren Kniss 11/3/2017 3:23 PM

Your daily reminder that there's no substitute for an actual downhill bike.

Added a comment about photo Fun with photos 10/26/2017 7:47 AM

Spandex and cargo shorts in the crowd... times have changed (probably for the better)

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Added reply in a thread UCI Rule Changes for 2018 10/18/2017 10:36 AM

I agree on the points thing being kind of gimmicky. I think the rest of the changes are ok. I think we want to see the consistently best riders on race day and it seems like having less riders for finals is better for the track and practice on race day. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item SVEN MARTIN VS. FINALE LIGURE - Enduro World Series Stage Mash-up Comedy 9/28/2017 7:14 AM

Quality heckling as usual.

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 9/13/2017 9:51 AM

just want to say how much I appreciate this podcast series, fantastic work!
Especially getting to know what drives these mtb personalities from all different angles of the industry personally and how they got to be where they are now is super fascinating and creates...more

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 9/7/2017 5:49 AM

The internet never forgets...

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/3/2017 8:53 PM

With WC around the corner, anyone hear any grumblings about people moving around? Changes at GT?

Added reply in a thread Loris Vergier has a 27.5 and 29er Santa Cruz V10 at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 4:11 PM

Did anyone else watch Gwin in the vid after Minnaar's crash? Guy hikes back up to redo that berm and moves his entrance like 6" inside his first go. These guys are so locked in, it's awesome.

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin and Tracey Hannah Qualify Fastest in Val di Sole 8/25/2017 3:04 PM

Troy, Greg, and Gwin all had a split where they were fastest?? What a season and what a way to end it!

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Added reply in a thread 2017 World Championship Teams 8/17/2017 6:18 AM

Crazy times. Best in the world can't compete at world champs because of sponsor BS and there is good info in the Pinkbike comment section - who would of thought. What a bummer though

Added reply in a thread 2017 World Championship Teams 8/16/2017 8:12 AM

Anyone have any insight on this whole issue with Jenny Rissveds, Sweeden, and POC?. Seems utterly outrageous to me.

Added a comment about news blog 2018 Enduro World Series Schedule and Race Locations 8/9/2017 3:39 PM

Good points and I really appreciate your thoughts Sven so you are at all of these events.

I came off more on the side of blaming UCI and EWS and there certainly is the organizer side as well. I'm with you that it's kind of mind blowing. There should be plenty of venue opportunities in NA

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Added a comment about news blog 2018 Enduro World Series Schedule and Race Locations 8/9/2017 3:08 PM

Good to know Sven... However, its kind of sad that between DH and Enduro there isn't a US stop... North America should have 2-3 stops per series. Arguably the best two riders in both disciplines the past couple years are American (maybe less so for richie than gwin). It's a shame that their success isn't being taken advantage of in the US.

Scheduling is a real issue, but there has to be more to this than that and it would be great if someone actually came out told it how it really is. I've heard whispers that most US spots are simply not down with the financial fleecing the UCI does, but I got to think enduro is a bit different.

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