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Reply to 2019 World Champs from Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/27/2019 1:35 PM

Wyn Masters, Bernard Kerr, and Emanuel Pombo doing it for DH in the eMTB category:

Reply to 2019 World Champs from Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/27/2019 2:44 AM

World Champs is a special event, which also means special broadcasting arrangements. Because the UCI sells broadcasting rights to Worlds separately, things are a little bit different than for a regular World Cup race. Red Bull TV will still be broadcasting ... more »

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 8/26/2019 9:43 AM

It's almost time for Worlds! Just before we dive into the madness head-first, take a look back at the last World Cup round through the eyes of Team Commencal/Vallnord: https://youtu.be/TOjCLx7LUhs

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 8/11/2019 10:13 AM

Do you ever wish you could communicate as effectively and as seamlessly about suspension as Loris Vergier and Jordi Cortez? Well now you can finally learn the secret language of the pros as the Loris Vergier Soundboard becomes available to the greater public. Suspension

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Reply to best fork to hit stuff with like a cave man on 2 wheels 7/31/2019 10:21 AM

A Fox 36 is going to give you that extra burliness you are looking for, without giving up much if anything in the plushness department. I'm currently testing the latest Ohlins RXF 36 and it's right up there too. Both would certainly be a big step up ... more »

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/24/2019 11:30 AM

I did find that I could start leaving the damping settings more towards the middle of the range with GRIP 2, whereas on RC2 I'd have it all pretty much open. Now I can "get away" with more damping with the GRIP 2 (closer to FOX's baseline), but that ... more »

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/24/2019 3:05 AM

It's funny, people often say they "want better damping" as if for example a more expensive fork is going to inherently have damping that "feels smoother" or whatever. If you look at how hydraulic damping actually works, you'll soon understand that more ... more »

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 1:45 PM

I find there is a marked difference in ramp up between FOX's EVOL and RockShox's DebonAir. The FOX definitely ramps more, it's pretty stingy with the last part of travel even with no tokens, while the RockShox dives in willingly. Did you find the RockShox ... more »

Reply to Les Gets 2020 World Cup Finals Vital MTB Future Predictor 7/13/2019 3:05 PM

Hmmm slight misunderstanding there, the Future Predictor traveled to 2020, not 2019...

New thread Les Gets 2020 World Cup Finals Vital MTB Future Predictor 7/13/2019 11:02 AM

The Delorean famously travels in time at 88 mph, what if jumping 86 feet on a mountain bike does the same thing? We watched today's World Cup in Les Gets, France, and we think we caught a glimpse of the future (either that or it was a speed-induced ... more »

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Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 7/11/2019 12:21 AM

With P7 in Andorra, David Trummer scored his best World Cup result to date. But who is David Trummer, and what about the team he races for, Team Racing Dudes? Some answers below: ------------------------------------------------- YT introduces: Team Racing

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Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 7/9/2019 8:51 AM

The review will be live here on the site in 10 minutes when the embargo lifts!

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Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 7/9/2019 8:16 AM

Andorra team videos coming in hot: https://youtu.be/kgAfrB8zbrg https://youtu.be/cYFs55lXZnk https://youtu.be/oFyRHs9Zq2s

Reply to Jared Graves Diagnosed with Brain Tumor 6/28/2019 1:15 AM

As we revel in this good news, take another listen to Jared one week post-op to see how he went about dealing with this whole thing: https://www.vitalmtb.com/features/The-Inside-Line-Podcast-Jared-Graves,2553. What an inspiration.

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/26/2019 4:54 AM

Wow, more anti-doping drama that the EWS could really do without right now, as series leader Martin Maes returns a positive test for Probenecid, a drug prescribed to him to treat a lower leg wound sustained at the New Zealand Enduro race earlier in the ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/22/2019 8:44 AM

Breaking news: Richie Rude has been cleared to race again, after having an 8-month ban imposed retroactively: View this post on Instagram Good News Alert~ Thank you to everyone who has had my back for the last 8 months, family, friends, and sponsors. I would not be here today if it weren’t for you guys! You guys might be wondering, why am I thanking everyone? Well… I am super pumped to announce that I will be back racing in Italy for the next stop on the EWS calendar. Before I get back to racing I would like to fill everyone in on what has been going on in my world. Firstly, I would never do anything to harm this sport or jeopardize the result of another athlete or myself by cheating. Everyone works way too hard and a lot of sacrifices are made, I respect all my fellow competitors and love my fans and support system too much for that. So, in case some of you weren’t up to speed… Last year I had a doping infraction while racing in France. This whole thing was a shock to me. All in all it was accidental ingestion of the substance. I had run out of water and used someone else’s bottle as we climbed up to the start of another stage. Due to it being accidental and the French anti-doping authorities also seeing it in this light, my “suspension” was back dated to when I stopped racing last season, and now I am free continue the sport that I love. Im thankfully to be moving on from this. I hope this brings awareness and stands as a learning experience to others. Again, I want to say thank you to everyone who has stood by me and I look forward to seeing everyone at the races again soon! Scroll left for more -> @yeticycles @redbull @smithoptics @rynopower A post shared by Richie Rude(@richie_rude1) on Jun 22, 2019 at 8:16am PDT

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 6/11/2019 11:07 AM

WynTV prowls the pits for the lowdown after the showdown: https://youtu.be/WWdvjPln2C4

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 6/11/2019 10:50 AM

UR team video from Leogang - goals vs reality: https://youtu.be/k1euiWF1Sow