Added a comment about news blog Fort William World Cup Downhill Final Results 6/7/2015 2:54 PM

I didn't check the livestream this year, but split 1 is usually after the pinball section, which is quite technical.
But you're right, there is quite a lot of pedalling in sector 1 so it's not so surprising after all to see a powerful dude get it

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Added a comment about news blog Fort William World Cup Downhill Final Results 6/7/2015 11:37 AM

A few interesting facts I like to nerd about:
- This is Minnaar's first world cup win in 3 years. His last win was at the 2012 season opener in Pietermaritzburg.
- Martin Maes' qualifying speedtrap was by far the fastest of the day (all categories combined), with a whopping 66kph. In case you're still doubting his massive balls an skillset, the speedtrap is located right before an enormous wide berm which must have been covered in mud.
- The men's qualifying and finals fastest first splits were achieved by respectively Sam Dale and Matt Simmonds, 2 of the biggest guys on the circuit. Pretty interesting, considering most of the time, the fastest at split 1 is a smaller, uber-talented guy (guys like Danny Hart, Sam Hill, Troy,...). You'd expect the rain to only make it worst for heavier riders.
- Steve Smith's comeback from injury wasn't as flamboyant as most of us had hoped, with a 25th place. Not quite as good as last year's comeback (on the same track), which was a 6th place. We all know Stevie can handle a bit of rain, being from BC, and having won his first world cup on a muddy Hafjell track. Which makes me wonder: is he still not quite physically ready or did he just have to dust off the racing cobwebs?
More facts to come when my boss isn't around.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 6/3/2015 11:35 PM

Isak only joined the Orange team at the Fort Bill BDS. He was on another bike (Mondraker I think????) at the Lourdes world cup. Speaking of world cups, what do you guys predict for the top5? Gwin seems on fire, but he's bever been amazeballz in Ft Bill. ... more »

Added a comment about news blog Justin Leov and Tracy Moseley with Trek Double at EWS Tweedlove 5/31/2015 6:50 PM

Yeah, 1min penalty on stage 1

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Added a comment about video Six and a Half Minutes of Pure Cruzfest Insanity 5/16/2015 7:38 PM

Aren't the Coastal crew guys on SRAM-rockshox specialized bikes?
This guy had Fox gear, smith goggles, marzo suspension and I have no idea what the bike was...
Edit: I know now: it's TMac of course!

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Added a comment about video Six and a Half Minutes of Pure Cruzfest Insanity 5/16/2015 3:06 PM

Who was the guy at 5:33 foing that nasty tabletop?

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Added a comment about video First Ride in Lenzerheide - Peaty Tests His World Cup Track 5/13/2015 11:47 AM

I thought it was a tube they connect to their hydration packs? Ratty has the same

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Added a comment about video Crossover Challenge: Mastering Corner Speed in MTB and Rally 5/9/2015 4:22 AM

Jill is awesome.
I hope their new "less world cups" approach will mean more media coverage.

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Added reply in a thread FoXXer? 5/4/2015 7:51 PM

Someone please do this!

Added reply in a thread Where do you usually ride? 5/3/2015 9:20 PM

Just moved to Rotorua and I'm planning on riding as much as I can. Gotta find a job first. Not easy...

Added reply in a thread FoXXer? 5/2/2015 4:37 AM

Restecp. Yes, that was an Ali G reference, no I'm not proud of it. Moving on. I've never tried the Fox, but I've always been told they have way better small bump sensitivity. In that case, it wouldn't make much sense to put a Charger in there. Right? ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/27/2015 8:21 PM

is there some type of boy/girl scout merit badge being offered nowadays in the MTB world for riders who are "strong" enough to run a single ring or something??? JUST USE A 2X SYSTEM.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/27/2015 8:18 PM

I wonder if the patent covers "extreme flex and sub standard shifting" ?

Added reply in a thread If you could do one thing on a bike REALLY well, what would it be? 4/25/2015 1:17 AM

Corner like George Brannigan. Most people can blow out a berm, but they lose all of ther speed out of it. He flies in there, comes out of it even faster, and absolutely demolishes the berm (and occasionally a spectator's nose)

Liked a comment on the item The Scariest 55-Seconds of Your Life! The Ultimate Lourdes Carnage Clip 4/12/2015 3:13 AM

Soon as someone can get updates on how those guys are doing, would make me feel better.