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Liked a comment on the item Propain Factory Racing is Testing a New Downhill Bike 10/28/2020 8:31 AM

I haven't ridden a propain yet, but IMO, they're killing it with all their new bikes in the looks department. I'd love to see George do well on them or a major team pick them up as a bike sponsor with some fast riders to see what they can do.

Liked a comment on the item Propain Factory Racing is Testing a New Downhill Bike 10/28/2020 8:31 AM

Ahhh that's a pretty well finished "prototype"... Then main frame moulds and fittings look as though its production ready.

Liked a comment on the item Propain Factory Racing is Testing a New Downhill Bike 10/28/2020 8:31 AM

Looks fantastic, and production-ready. As a rider who does most of his own service, I think a design that shields the shock from rear wheel muck will be very attractive to a lot of riders. Mucho gusto.

Added a comment about video World Cup DH Track Walk - Lousã, Portugal - Brand New Venue 10/27/2020 2:30 PM

Looks like a proper technical track!

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Liked a comment on the item Italian Suspension for Your Enduro Bike: EXT Storia Lok v3 Reviewed 10/26/2020 8:29 PM

Awesome review! One of the main points of feedback we have received is in regards to the need for a 12mm wrench for adjustments which as you have mentioned can be not very convenient for trail side tuning. To address this we have made a small 3D printed tool that has both a 12mm...more

Added a comment about product review Italian Suspension for Your Enduro Bike: EXT Storia Lok v3 Reviewed 10/26/2020 8:21 PM
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PUSH is the closest competitor and you didn’t mention having tried it

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Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 8:18 PM

While I agree with your sentiments on UCI giving close to zero f*cks about DH, it can be argued that without Redbull, UCI could very well reduce DH even further or remove it from overall broadcasts. With all it's faults, Redbull has done a lot for our sport many other potential...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 8:09 PM

This argument has been alive since NORBA Nationals went the way of the dodo bird. Eddie is right, and hopefully someone with a voice as big as his can change things. I'm not holding my breath however. As nice as it is to see the UCI involved from an accolade standpoint, it'd sure...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 8:09 PM

And thank you, Eddie, for raising the topic for discussion!

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 8:09 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 8:04 PM

thank you, adam. very informative!!

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 8:02 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 7:42 PM

thankfully i had the inside line (pun) on that audio clip from the slideshow and i emailed him instantly : )

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 7:42 PM

Ha - Eddie said he was available to write articles while in self-isolation - He wasn't joking!

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 7:40 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 7:35 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 7:33 PM

I feel this. I remember the freecaster and early redbull days, it was just more exciting. Beating a dead horse, but many tracks seem to manufactured sometime, no soul. I forget what video it was but I remember a rock garden from the early 2000's (maybe in earthed 1 or 2) that...more

Added reply in a thread Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/21/2020 8:11 AM

That’s definitely my plan. I think the DC fork and HTA is the biggest difference between a DH and enduro bike.

Added reply in a thread Should the UCI do more double headers? (in non-pandemic years) 10/17/2020 6:37 PM

If they fix the prize money I think teams wouldn’t mind the occasional double header

Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/17/2020 7:26 AM

It was the ending of one of the tracks last year. Every single rider was hopping over the bottom part of the pole, which was in the ground at basically a 45 degree angle.