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Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/29/2020 9:35 PM

I have terrible GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I'm tempted to put a Secus on my 36, but it's 96% dialled, so maybe I just suffer once in a while for a few minutes at a time? If I get a new bike, then it makes sense.

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/29/2020 9:29 PM

I've used RE and RSC. Underwhelming. I've heard good things about Magura, but the price....

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/29/2020 8:59 AM

Worst: Maxxis Aggressor - sucks for climbing, doesn't stop well, should have gone with a Minion SS, 'cause at least it can corner SRAM Guide - not as good as Levels or cantis Bontrager Blaze helmet with Wavecel - expensive, hot and heavy, just what I ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:18 PM

Brines and Eddie are right- this ain't a new problem at all. I speak from personal experience in the late 90's when I ate an extremely hard to get $600 on a plane ticket I couldn't use to travel to Italy, Slovenia, and France for 3 WC DH races. Why couldn't I go? Because my UCI...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:15 PM

It's crazy out here. Keith Darner said "I'll never host another DH race again" because costs are so high to run a race and racer turnout is so low. Driving across the country multiple times one year to earn the right to enter a WC race the next year is stupid.

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:15 PM

For USA riders last year, there were only 5 chances to earn UCI points domestically, the four Pro GRT rounds and National Champs. Of those 5, only Windrock and Nationals had enough points on offer to get a racer to the minimum needed to race a World Cup (Mountain Creek only...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:13 PM

I know RB was the driving force behind the reduced finals entrants and protected riders always going last, knocking even more fast privateers off of the broadcast. I really don't feel that guaranteeing the top 20 (or top-10 current and top-10 prior year) TV time offers the viewer...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:13 PM

Great article, Eddie. Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't this all been done on purpose with the express intent of killing privateer racing? For their broadcast Red Bull wants recognizable names (top athletes only), lots of jumps and high speed for video (machine-built trails as...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:11 PM

I don't know how things work with sanctioning bodies, but my guess is the only reason UCI doesn't do this is they want money. Which makes sense in the short term. But we don't want this to be a short term thing. We want to foster elite racers who pursue dh, not switch to another...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:10 PM

Can't speak for other countries, but if you're a US rider you pretty much need to be rich to get into World Cups. DH isn't a cheap sport, but traveling the country for 5 races that get you UCI points (and not even that many) is crazy. Expecting people to max out credit cards and...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:09 PM

We have to keep in mind, UCI is a Euro/french centric organization and they are probably blind to what is DH racing outside of their cocoon. In France and in Europe, the sport is much more organized with clubs in every village and races at every level (department, regional,...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:08 PM

Thanks for the feedback team. One point which might not have been crystal clear in my article. If you cant get the points, you enter via the national jersey. Then travel to your first world cup and if all the stars align and you qualify for finals. Then, in my opinion you have...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:07 PM

Well said. A few years ago I got 5th at US Nationals and qualified for my first World Cup. I now work my ass off as a traveling nurse- often on call and overtime and get usually get up at 5 am, train, and then go work a 10 hr shift. Not at a desk. In surgery. Lifting more heavy...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:07 PM

Bring back the days where winners had hangovers and STDs

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:07 PM

Another issue: the UCI should take a look at how the FIS handles the comebacks of injured skiers. As far as I know when injured skiers come back they are in an "insured state" for a couple of races where they can keep their pre-injured starting position. So something like with...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 6:06 PM

Whilst all these points are very valid, why shouldn’t the UCI and red bull make the best TV show to cover the pinnacle of DH racing?
I have been a fan of DH for over 20 years and the coverage now is the best it has ever been.

But let’s take this year, we have only just got...more

Added a comment about product review No Apologies - Norco's New High-Pivot Shore 10/14/2020 6:37 PM
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You could totally mulletize this bike with a thicc 26 in back.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - MARIBOR World Cup DH Day! 10/14/2020 6:30 PM

Loic and Finn testing Grip on the inside line at end. Jeez

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - MARIBOR World Cup DH Day! 10/14/2020 6:29 PM

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