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Added reply in a thread Amaury Pierron Posts 7/31/2021 2:40 PM

It should be noted that Muc-Off is not pulling its sponsorship from Amaury’s team, only Comencal 21 where Alex Marin and Angel Saurez are. Charlie Julia is that teams manager and Amaury’s post was a repost of Charlie’s story (plus some text).

Added a comment about video WORLD CHAMPS DH COURSE PREVIEW - Val di Sole is Still Brutal 7/23/2021 4:46 PM

Having been there for the last world champs in 2016, I can attest to how steep it is and that the camera does not do it justice. The turns on the ski run in the first 1/3 used to have very little support and keeping speeds lower and time differentials higher compared to what they've done with several added "bike park" berms. I noticed quite a few corners and bench cuts having more support than years past so I think the racing will be a good 1-2mph faster and times tighter. Maybe this is good in the television crew's eyes, but I'd rather watch slightly slower tracks that will bring greater time differentials.
That being said, and I can't stress it enough, THIS TRACK IS STEEPER THAN IT LOOKS. For all you people who might think it's just a rough bike park trail, it is probably not rideable for many who aren't at an advanced level in DH.

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Added a comment about video WORLD CHAMPS DH COURSE PREVIEW - Val di Sole is Still Brutal 7/23/2021 4:36 PM

Seriously! It only cut at times I wanted to see what was happening.

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Liked a comment on the item WORLD CHAMPS DH COURSE PREVIEW - Val di Sole is Still Brutal 7/23/2021 4:35 PM

Track looks mint. The editing/cuts between follow cam and front rider, not mint.

Liked a comment on the item Red Bull Hardline Final Rider List Announced 7/20/2021 5:55 PM

They can if it’s funny

Added reply in a thread Anyone ever worn a hole in a crank arm? 7/19/2021 8:54 PM

It doesn't have to be high, could be and is most likely when the cranks are level. If he rides left foot forwards while descending steeper terrain, that part of the crank will be lower than the pedal and would be right around the point of the heel where ... more »

Added reply in a thread USA->Whistler Trip 2021 - Canada is open! 7/19/2021 5:12 PM

**Open to USA citizens/residents coming from the USA ** Plus you have to show proof of both vaccination shots (or the one Johnson and Johnson) 14 days or more prior to arrival, have a negative test within 72 hours (same for reentry), and it seems you ... more »

Added reply in a thread Move From Pinkbike 7/19/2021 5:03 PM

That's Austin from Rooted MTB, he thinks very highly of Aaron Gwin and thinks he is very fast at racing downhill bikes.

Added a comment about feature #USDH Unfiltered - National Champs, Kailey Skelton, Chris Grice, Dakotah Norton and More 7/16/2021 5:05 AM
adamdigby

Awesome, I’m glad to know someone saw me goon it up on the live feed! I hadn’t raced for seven years so it was great to hear the start gate beeps in person again. Despite forgetting how to race and getting smoked I’m inspired to attend the Big Bear national in September and make use of that expensive license. DH racing at home is at a much higher level nowadays and was great to see!

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Added reply in a thread Move From Pinkbike 7/14/2021 6:17 PM

I have been on Vital since day one (Schladming WC weekend) and will continue to be on here reading and watching more than on Pinkbike.

Added reply in a thread US National Champs Results and News 7/12/2021 8:09 PM

From what I (and the Rooted MTB guys like Austin HK who thinks Aaron Gwin is a cool and wildly fast dude) saw on course throughout practice, Gwin was very very fast and so was Dakota. The track required a lot of precision and because it was relatively ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The Dorado Returns - Legends Never Die 7/12/2021 7:54 PM

If someone is dumb enough to set up a fork wrong because of the colors, they aren't the target for this fork.

Liked a comment on the item The Dorado Returns - Legends Never Die 7/12/2021 7:53 PM

Oh dear, I hope no one mounts it upside down by accident too. Fortunately they've printed the word 'rebound' in giant block letters next to to the adjustment knob, which should give the most tech savvy user at least a fighting chance of success.

Liked a comment on the item US National Champs DH - Vital RAW 7/10/2021 9:22 PM

All that stuff is on the upper half, which somehow turns left 90 percent of the time. Good filming helped make it look less flat.

Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS - Les Gets World Cup Downhill 7/5/2021 7:21 AM

Seemed fine to me - really enjoyed having Eliot there!

Added a comment about feature #USDH Unfiltered - Dakotah Norton and Les Gets World Cup Downhill Pre-Race Show 7/2/2021 10:08 AM
adamdigby

I hope so! I just renewed my license and signed up for DH Nationals so I'll be prepared to get my socks blown off by you and the WC guys, see you all there!

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Liked a comment on the item #USDH Unfiltered - Dakotah Norton and Les Gets World Cup Downhill Pre-Race Show 7/2/2021 10:05 AM

Also, Gwin will win one this year. Stamp it.

Added reply in a thread The HUGE downside of EMTB's 7/2/2021 10:05 AM

I have noticed the E-bike to be a difficult on some steep uphill switchbacks with obstacles as the weight makes it tough to maneuver, but on the downhills I've had no issue. Sure it's heavy but you just initiate corners earlier to compensate for the ... more »