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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Leogang World Cup DH Race 2017 6/11/2017 4:13 PM

Two chain snaps, what is it with this course? Hart did well for tenth with no chain

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Added a comment about video Crashing is part of the Game 5/20/2017 4:45 AM

wrong video sorry guys!

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 3:28 PM

I'm not sure ews has actually taken much of a bite out of it? By comparison I can really see ews is participant driven (for the rider), but its not even close to dh in terms of glitz/glamour/ personalities/ attractiveness/ coverage etc etc etc. If you want to run a test look at ews athletes social media popularity compared to dh athletes - its not even in the same ballpark! Coverage is important. I don't know anyone that's stopped following the world cup events since the ews started, and many of the don't follow ews at all. Lots of them only race enduro events.

Personally for me having a good dh bike and team means I pay attention to the brand ad have trust you can make a bike that is competitive and durable. Marketing has worked on me! If I was to think about what I think about something like rocky mountain, I don't believe any of their bikes are cutting edge enough for me to get a performance advantage (not saying its true, just assessing my feelings). But spesh, mondraker, yt, canyon, trek, Kona, commencal, polygon - I feel they know how to make bikes that genuinely perform well. Again, just my feelings.

Once last addition from me is that I think the dh bike is the only MTb made without compromise, and that part of why it influences me so much. Handling and control are everything. As soon as you have to go up and down you have to compromise something....although not according to the marketing spiel out there lol.

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 1:15 PM

When riding downhill the tyre hits your arse

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 4/30/2017 6:31 PM
Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 4/30/2017 2:33 PM

To be fair he hammered down like a boss

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Wyn Masters and Cecile Ravanel Win Rotorua EWS 3/27/2017 6:01 AM

Matt walker too

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Added a comment to isak.leivsson's bike check 3/6/2017 12:35 AM

awesome, racing world cups on this beast?

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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/21/2017 2:13 PM

And the commencal is cheaper too

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Added a comment about feature Aaron Gwin's YT Capra vs YT Jeffsy - Bike vs. Bike 1/20/2017 9:50 PM

I think its a dh grip so maybe he just uses it on that?

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Added a comment about feature Aaron Gwin's YT Capra vs YT Jeffsy - Bike vs. Bike 1/20/2017 2:37 AM

can you get those brakes now? If they work for gwin im interested

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Added a comment about video Bernard Kerr's Crazy Winning Run from Hardline 9/23/2016 3:12 AM

wow i couldnt believe how fast that was, the top was insane!!

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Added a comment about video VeroRAW - Val di Sole World Champs 9/9/2016 3:35 PM

this is awesome, thanks for posting. Gwinny still sneaking brooks step down!

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - World Champs Rock Sniping from Val di Sole 9/9/2016 3:13 PM

it works for me on chrome without issue, havent tried a mobile device though. I have a windows phone and the videos work half the time, might be my phone though. The slideshows done work at all, thats why im so grateful theres now a way to see it all in one page

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - World Champs Gnar from Val di Sole 9/9/2016 4:41 AM

such a rad video, got me all excited. now im going to go watch danny harts 2011 win to get even more pumped

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Added a comment about video #LASTORDERS - THE SYNDICATE 2016 Episode 7 - Vallnord 9/5/2016 4:12 AM

what a great video, good on you peaty you legend!

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Andorra World Cup Dirt Destruction 9/2/2016 7:55 PM

oh lawd brannigan!

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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin Winning Run Nat'l Champs 2016 Mammoth 7/21/2016 5:05 AM

Holy moly that's fast

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