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Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/27/2017 10:34 AM

That new section is going to be pure death and I mean that in the most awesome way... think flat turns of Schladming, in the rain.... YEEEEEEEWWWWWW!!!!!!

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/25/2017 1:13 AM

But he'll probably be able to join the British Cycling team, like Peaty did? Not sure how many points are needed for that, but it seems like the only real option?

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/22/2017 4:20 AM

With the move to 29" wheels, you will most likely see companies make bikes with 200mm or less, not the other way around. Despite Minnaar's bike, I think this will generally be true once companies make dedicated 29" frames. But regardless, why does it ... more »

Reply to What makes the price of aluminum change? 5/20/2017 1:08 AM

1. Different grades of aluminum have different costs associated with them. 2. Time is money, and long processes need to be accounted for. A sheet of aluminum has a far minimal labor cost associated with it than cold forged or hydroformed or 5-axis CNC ... more »

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/18/2017 10:41 AM

Looks rad! And also unique, which is a very good thing. I was honestly a little disappointed with the M16 looking too similar to the V10.

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/14/2017 10:24 AM

Damn... Loic only a second and a half back. Despite the track, I am super looking forward to the WC race in June. Gonna be good racin'!

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/12/2017 1:19 PM

Danny Hart had leg & arm extension surgery immediately after Lourdes. Same torso, but there was only a limited amount of time the doctors had...

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/11/2017 12:10 AM

^You are partly right, partly wrong. The money is there (look at ski racing), the motivation simply isn't. I'm lucky to call Schladming my home track and I work in the ski industry. Places like Schladming make money hand over fist promoting ski events, ... more »

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/9/2017 1:04 PM

The food. I knew that would get you.

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/9/2017 12:30 PM

Duder - from someone who has been there, is this track as boring as it looks? I know it's mega rough in spots, but there just appear to be so many boring 1-meter wide kitty litter sections or fire road-type sections that it's hard to see how this track ... more »

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 9:42 AM

Came here to post the same link... Warner knows much more than we do obviously

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Reply to 2020 Worlds to Leogang 1/30/2017 12:50 AM

Quoting for truth. At least the view isn't bad...? :/

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/6/2017 10:24 AM

They could pull a Gwin and just use what they want without sponsorship.

Reply to Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/16/2016 11:39 PM

Trek is the new Porsche: keep it the same but make it different.

Reply to What Tool Couldn't You Live Without? 7/24/2016 5:52 AM

This is probably the first bike-specific tool I got and it's definitely one of those tools that removed so much unneeded frustration and cursing when working on my bike. Every time I use it, I literally wonder, "what the hell was I thinking before owning ... more »

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/14/2016 8:07 AM

Pump those brakes brah. I do believe the reason for cutting down the trees was due to a beetle infestation that was causing damage and they wanted to stop/slow the spread to the neighboring trees.

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 3:57 PM

I don't say what I said as a keyboard warrior, but rather as a local who rides both tracks. The track at Leogang awkwardly right angles down the mountain, which most likely has to do with land usage permissions, as mentioned above. But that doesn't change ... more »

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 10:08 AM

Honestly the track is weird. It's a bunch of awkward "tech" sections (mix of both natural and man-made) that are linked together by flat traverses. It has crappy flow and feels totally disjointed. The mountain itself is super steep with lots of rad terrain, ... more »

Reply to Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike? 3/14/2016 12:36 AM

Amer Sports (parent company of Mavic) just purchased Enve a few weeks ago. Perhaps this is an Enve wheelset painted to look Mavicy

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/11/2015 2:30 AM

Lee's point is spot on. Plus, their alu frame is lighter than the old carbon frame, simply because the carbon frame was super heavy. If the new Fury gets made in carbon, it should be even lighter than the existing alu version. Would look pretty sexy ... more »