Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS - Maribor iXS Downhill Cup 4/21/2019 10:42 PM

So Sik Mik in the speed trap...

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying, Maribor iXS Downhill Cup 4/20/2019 5:27 PM

i think any serious WC racer could have attended this race if they chose to. we're hearing that the WC course will have some different sections than this iXS course. not sure how stats line up historically, but often we see riders at a venue well before a race and it's never a slam dunk that...more

Liked a comment on the item Trying to Keep Up with Richie Rude - CushCore Camp, Sedona 4/14/2019 12:49 AM

No can do without the magic juice.

Liked a comment on the item RACE REPORT - Downhill Southeast Round 1 - Windrock 4/3/2019 5:03 PM

So much better when its dry (not what she said)

Liked a comment on the item Martin Maes on Having Fun Instead of Walking Enduro Tracks for Practice and his 29 / 27.5 Wheel Combo 3/30/2019 7:33 AM

Make it be like enduro/desert racing in moto. No previewing the course before racing. Requires more skill to be able to read terrain.

Liked a comment on the item Martin Maes on Having Fun Instead of Walking Enduro Tracks for Practice and his 29 / 27.5 Wheel Combo 3/30/2019 7:33 AM

why are people so backwards on this, its not a backwards mullet its just a mullet. Party in the back (small fun wheel) and Business in the front (big rolling 29) Its a proper mullet.

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Liked a comment on the item What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/19/2019 8:15 PM

5th frame? Um, no thanks. I might as well buy a Cannondale.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/11/2019 12:16 AM

Sponsors can elect to suspend sponsorship. Has happened to track and field athletes such as Tyson Gay who failed drug tests. Companies have some responsibility in cleaning up the sport (and not supporting drug cheats) IMO. No, the photo with Graves is ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/10/2019 11:20 PM

1. - Taking not one but TWO banned substances really starts to stretch the plausibility of 'accidental ingestion'. - RR and JG are sponsored by Ryno Power, who stake their whole business on supplying supplements to elite athletes who get regularly drug ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/9/2019 7:30 AM

EWS changes from ‘that other website’: “Anti-Doping and CADF Following the start of the UCI and EWS partnership in January 2019, we are a registered partner of the Cycling Anti-Doping foundation. EWS will also follow and expects all athletes and teams ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Darkfest 2019 Official Highlights 2/25/2019 5:37 AM

It's all mind-blowing, but that very last train with Brendog, Andreu, and Silva is just one for the history books. Looking back at what it has taken to get the sport to this level...the individual and collective progression of riding and building is beyond belief.

Added a comment about feature Prize Purse Strings: Drawn Too Tight? 2/25/2019 12:44 AM

Tracks are getting faster and more dangerous by the year and these guys and girls definitely deserve better salaries. That said, no one is living off prize money alone. It's a nice bonus but the real money is made in sponsorship and endorsement deals, which placing well in races provides access to.

Bike companies and major sponsors (RB etc) should be paying their athletes more. Listening to the Rennie podcast on here a few months back, it was disappointing to hear how little the Aussies were paid to ride in the early to mid 2000s. Perhaps if the pro riders were more transparent about their salaries (at least among themselves), then they could secure better deals.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 2/23/2019 12:14 AM

While Josh has quite the Instagram following and has carved out his niche with his fun loving, jibbing thing, I seriously doubt that this will translate into sales of their DH bike. Like it or not, star power and results sell DH bikes. One only has to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 2/21/2019 9:42 PM

Why is Cannondale being so coy with their DH rig? Trying to build hype for something that nobody will buy anyway...

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 2/17/2019 5:34 AM

Completely agree. Surprised that there hasn't been more of a backlash from sponsors, most of the media (Pinkbike basically gave the guys a free pass) and the MTB community at large. Will be very interesting to see what punishments (if any) are dished ... more »

Added a comment about video 50:01's Loose Dog Lewis! Vital RAW 2/14/2019 5:28 PM

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 2/2/2019 3:38 PM

Rider is a suspension tech for Specialized, which would explain the bike.