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Reply to #RIDEMTBDAY 7/20/2018 2:34 AM

Why is it Friday?

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 1/16/2018 2:34 PM

I cant wait to see Payet on that 29er - the guy is an animal and with a big bike there is no doubt he will go faster. I should have added him to the forum comments about potential new winners in 2018...oh hang maybe i did already.

Reply to Crystal Ball: Who will be the next DH Winner? Nerd Alert. 1/2/2018 4:38 PM

Vergier has to win one very soon surely! Jack Moir is probably a good bet too. As somewhat of an outside chance I think we could see Florent Payet win one, he has been so close so many times, undoubtedly has the speed and is on a bike that fits him finally. ... more »

Reply to Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/17/2017 6:34 PM

Surely accessibility and viewability is important though? If all we did was please the riders but that reduced exposure and sponsorship and therefore their pay- would they be satisfied then? I cant help but feel that the majority of those that are being ... more »

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/19/2016 4:05 AM

A top tier WC DH rider is worth more to a brand than a top tier EWS rider. A top tier DH racer makes me more willing to buy any brands bikes, but this isnt a discussion about marketing strategies. You dont lust after the riding you normally do most of ... more »

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 4:51 PM

Elite level racers are some of the biggest whingers Ive ever come across in my experience. Being a great racer means being great across lots of different types of tracks. Ive been to Leogang and it is well and truly steep enough. So it isnt a flow trail ... more »

Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/24/2016 2:07 AM

im guessing, but around: DH 45%...this may be bit higher, im probably being conservative XC 35% AM/enduro 19% CX 1%

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/23/2015 6:03 AM

I doubt it, an average result in the EWS gets almost no coverage. Hell, a good result gets almost no coverage! Long bow to say he would sell more, sure the bikes are more similar to the mass market but Id get pretty excited to ride the trail bike that ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/7/2015 6:21 AM

Sorry, I've never heard of her, and I like to pay attention...e bike lol

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 10/6/2015 3:13 AM

I dont think its a consensus, just a few trolls. To say he is past it is naive at a minimum. The facts speak for for themselves.

Reply to UCI Reduces Number of WC DH Riders, Increases Team Fees 9/27/2015 5:27 PM

Id bet itd because they want the same revenue from the event, no terrible agenda. Fewer riders means less revenue so jack up entry and you can provide the same services and not lose any money. Its what most organisations would do.

Reply to UCI Reduces Number of WC DH Riders, Increases Team Fees 9/26/2015 4:58 AM

I agree, is there any information on how many they will allow in now?

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/24/2015 11:16 PM

Drinking the kool aid? When you say they descend like downhill bikes a few years back I assume you mean like maybe ten? The whole "it descends like a DH bike" is written by a) marketing people, and b) people that havent ridden a DH bike for a while, ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/24/2015 4:54 AM

you cant even really compare them. MArtins ROI is only decent because hes so damn cheap. Look at the media machine the athertons are - i mean youre guaranteed to get podiums and wins with them. Guaranteed. On the biggest stages in mountain bike. To me, ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/23/2015 12:56 PM

Yeah I guess you're right, you'd get much coverage with Maes than with the athertons, and way better exposure through ews than wc dh (rolls eyes). Maes would be cheaper, ill give you that. Athertons would cost a lot, there is a reason for that.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/12/2015 7:04 PM

I have a friend who knows Fearon and they say he is very loyal to Kona and has chosen to stick with them in the past, even though he has had better offers from other players....certainly he seems pretty happy there

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 5:45 PM

all of this is one of my main issues with even racing enduro at a local level. I follow exactly what the organisers say and at every local Western Australian event I have attended i feel shafted because everyone else has been practising the course for ... more »

Reply to World Cups too Redundant?? 5/13/2015 11:49 PM

I dont think it makes it boring or redundant at all - its the competitors that make it different. Look at most major sporting competitions around the world - motogp, f1. tennis pro tour. They, and the World Cup, are at the same venues because they are ... more »

Reply to Seeking advice from Aussies 2/22/2015 5:14 AM

hey man, its tough without a car but you will find people. theres not many places im aware of you can get public transport to a DH track, trails are a bit easier. Ive lived in WA and NSW and both are fine. Realisitcally the weather is pretty good everywhere. ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/14/2015 3:48 PM

They're pretty different looking from my perspective maverick. I can understand the decision