Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Amaury Pierron - OUTSPOKEN, Episode 1 4/26/2019 4:45 PM

This is great; looking forward to more. Well done boys!

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: 2017 World Cup DH Finals from Val di Sole 8/28/2017 3:11 PM

No doubt!

It's crazy how the two main contenders both had a DQ and flat-tire end runs, but somehow managed to finish at the top of the field. It makes you wonder just how far ahead both would have been of the field without all the glitches they had throughout the season!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: 2017 World Cup DH Finals from Val di Sole 8/28/2017 3:11 PM

What bummer for Greg wth the flat. Him and gwin just seemed on another level and would have been awesome to see clean runs from both. Hats of to gwin though. Guy's a beast

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:40 PM

I agree, I didn't think I would hear that from Niko. Didn't he essentially go out on his own and create the V-process because he wasn't happy with other frames. He had radical geometry and technology that was ahead of everyone else and won a ton of races. Seems like a pot/kettle...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:40 PM

All fair points! You will see more 29" DH bikes soon btw (Fort Bill according to the rumors - 2 more teams)! So the field will be (more) level if in fact it is the advantage some are suggesting. Again, I dig the conversation. Cheers!

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:39 PM

@Oz - go on as to why this doesn't feel right? Curious - have you ridden a long travel 29" trail bike? Is there something you are hung up on that doesn't feel right - like somehow the big wheels aren't somehow as cool? Like they probably suck in the air and you can't get sideways and...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:38 PM

Do you think certain riders get an advantage because they are taller? I'd argue there are just as many advantages as disadvantages. I'd also argue "welcome to sports" where certain body types have advantages over others. Tall guys do well in the NBA. Light guys do well in horse racing and...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:37 PM

Wow. I'm pretty shocked.

I figured both Nico and Fabien would love the bigger wheel as they both seemed to do whatever was needed technologically to eek out more speed.

Larger riders have disadvantages in places, advantages in other places. Bigger wheels will be the same way.

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:36 PM

26 is dead. Sam Hill went enduro. And 29 is in DH. Who cares? Get. Over. It.

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:35 PM

...and in said EWS 29" bikes are allowed. With no clear consensus as to what is faster. Don't forget that.

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:35 PM

They were all scrambling. SC just got there first.

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:34 PM

That's the worst point that keeps cropping up. The exact same thing happens whenever a new innovation or improvement hits the circuit - carbon frames and components, somebody develops a glue-like tyre compound, somebody develops a super controlled damper (that smooths out terrain just...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:33 PM

I'm 5'6" and never had an issue riding a 29er. I don't k ow why everyone assumes that small riders can't ride them or even why tall people think they fit them better than a shorter rider.

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:33 PM

I don't think it's as big an issue as people make out. I never got buzzed but I only had 150mm travel, Luca said he got buzzed but didn't seem to give two shits about it, same as getting muddy - just a fact of riding a bike

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:33 PM

It is not certain that larger wheel sizes are less beneficial for shorter riders.

Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/30/2017 5:43 PM

Should course officials allow a race to begin if they know bad weather is bound to hit in the middle of it? I want to know everyone's thoughts.

Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/30/2017 5:42 PM

it sucks when weather decides the race. i find it hard to believe given the huge cost to the teams and sponsors of putting on this event it's better to run the main or allow it to finish in insane weather. run it earlier if weather is looking crazy or push it back a few hours. it's not like...more

Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/30/2017 5:42 PM

I was quite impressed with Minnaar's effort compared to the other riders that left the gate just before and after him. He was 10-20 seconds faster in those horrid conditions.

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/26/2017 10:02 AM

This looks like the future of DH. Like it or not the evolution is on. Personally I resisted 29ers until I fell in love riding one. A well designed long travel wagon wheeler can actually be loose in technical terrain and incredibly fun to ride. + Any ... more »