Added a comment about feature Could Sam Hill Still Win at Downhill? 10/4/2018 11:17 AM
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In addition to saying he 'lost fitness' at the DH races and didn't like how little he got to ride, Martin also mentioned that he felt enduro racing made him a better bike rider. I can see how for some the semi-blind, fully-pinned nature of EWS racing might actually translate into a sharpening of handling skills that could be beneficial in DH. Clearly it works for Martin, and I'd love to see both Sam and Richie have a go at some World Cup DH racing again.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Brook MacDonald and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Lenzerheide 9/7/2018 9:11 AM
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Bummer for Coulanges, he’s had some stellar results this season mixed with more than a few tough breaks. He might not have been a contender for medal, but he’s for sure top-10 potential on any track. Tough way to end the year in 81st, out by a tenth of a second.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 8/12/2018 7:46 AM

If Vergier ends up leaving I’d assume it would be for a better offer. Salaries for solid top-ten riders are pretty substantial right now, and the Syndicate has three of them (each one a podium favorite). It might not be possible to keep them together ... more »

Added reply in a thread Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 7/31/2018 1:43 PM

From age 13 to 39 1993 Specialized Hardrock Sport (rigid, then with Specialized Futureshox, raced wearing a Team Yeti jersey) 1993 Cannondale Delta V (high single-pivot air shock had to run w/ zero sag. Basically a hardtail. Cracked shock mount) 1994 ... more »

Added a comment about feature Enduro World Series Media Squid Bike Checks 7/20/2018 7:42 AM
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And Richie runs a 203 XTR. Loads of clearance, not sure why the website FAQ says 'up to 185' but I'll ask and get back to you.

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Jerome Clementz's Cannondale Jekyll 7/19/2018 1:07 PM
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This is a new Jekyll 29

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Added a comment about photo Jerome's unbranded, raw carbon rims 7/19/2018 9:59 AM
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Given his relationship with SRAM, I'm guessing these are part of that family of companies. Perhaps from their other wheel brand? At one point I think Mitch was on something similar, but he's on aluminum rims for La Thuile.

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Added a comment about video Enduro World Series POV La Thuile with Sven Martin & Lee Trumpore 7/19/2018 6:29 AM
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FY-Tech 2 and a Hero 6

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Liked a comment on the item Enduro World Series POV La Thuile with Sven Martin & Lee Trumpore 7/19/2018 6:25 AM

You mean you don’t like mine. Lol

Added a comment about photo Syndicate on Prototype Maxxis Tires 7/14/2018 10:52 AM
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Those were definitely heavy, but consider guys are running DH casing tires and 250g inserts at EWS and WC races. That's getting into 1600g-plus per tire on a 29er! Excluding weight, the other consideration would be feel and compliance if the casing is too thick or rigid under the tread. Definitely encouraging to see Maxxis trying to find a better way.

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Added a comment about photo Brendan Fairclough's High Idler Prototype Scott 7/6/2018 1:49 PM
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Speaking of Pierron, he's currently running his Commencal with a custom swingarm that has a lower idler, about 2cm below the center of the pivot instead of in-line. From the looks of it there are three mounting options to choose from, his current setup being in the middle.

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Added a comment about photo Modified HT X2 DH Pedals for Intense 7/5/2018 11:54 AM
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The Giant team is using them too, so it's not just an Intense one-off and likely came direct from HT.

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Added a comment about photo Troy's 220mm Rotors 7/5/2018 1:14 AM
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Testing the difference in temperature doesn't necessarily mean being worried about it, but give these guys any minimal advantage and they are going to take it. Especially if it means their hands might get a bit less tired (or it that braking might be a bit easier with tired hands).

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Scott Hart, Part 2 of 2 7/3/2018 11:49 AM
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Those TLD Top Gun-themed Team America jerseys were so rad, I think still have one in a box somewhere. Fun fact about Alex Morgan who was the man responsible for getting the whole thing rolling: he rode a homemade carbon BCD 29er in the finals at Mount Sainte Anne that year (2007), making him the first rider to ever race a 29er in a World Cup final (on single ply 2.3 Kenda Nevegal tires no less). What a legend!

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 7/3/2018 7:10 AM

New colors and kit for Canyon here in Val di Sole

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, Petzen Race Day 1 of 2 6/30/2018 1:25 PM
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Anything between the tape is considered part of the track, so nothing about that line is against the rules.

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Liked a comment on the item Enduro World Series to Work with the UCI 6/22/2018 11:45 AM

After listening to The Inside Line with Martin Whiteley I'm inclined to think that this is a good positive move.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/22/2018 8:46 AM

Canada could be up ther too. Jesse, Remi, Mckay. A lot can change a whole season from now, but if I were a betting man I’d give France the edge, with US and Canada battling it out close behind. Aussies a wild card. Looking forward to seeing what sort ... more »