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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jonKranked, Jun 4, 2018.
Lizardgang Austria? @jackalope to the lizard phone.
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29" Assguy tires or gtfo....
i've been tempted to get one of those tires, and give it the old school sharpie treatment so i have MAXXIS ASS
I rode the track already this year. Haven´t been a fan at all in recent years, but i gotta say i´m optimistic for this years race. The track has developed pretty nicely and while there are of course still the motorway section and a few bikeparky corners, a lot of the track has eroded quite a bit and made for some interesting riding, especially in the rain. So let´s hope it rains on sunday and we should be in for a good day of downhill racing!
Why not go all in? MAX ASS
Looked like McDonald was on max ass at Ft William.
would love to see them and Champery host races again.
in the vital post race interview whitely said they're working on japan in 2021 and mammoth for 2019. #atleastitssomewheredifferent
that is some rad news. all i remember of the last japan world cup was from an earthed movie. so that would be super rad.
so lets see, Minnaar still out with a case of ass, guys.
Will Gwin stay on his bike?
Will we see another rider take their first world cup win??
will pivot look at the quali start list to see whether their riders are protected or not?
gwin 4 in a row here? would that be another record, most consecutive wins at one venue?
past winners :
will sram bicycle chains be up to the task?
will any SC have tire / rim issues?
will Cartho be in the booth?
I am going with Gwin for top step after what happened to him Sunday.
cathro as a guest in the booth ftmfw
i like leogang...isn’t that where minaar’s frame assploded last year?
it was val di sole
Course preview by zee germans -
Whiteley's Vital podcast was fascinating, if you're into that sort of thing. The message was we'd all love to go to Schladming and a million other places, but those venues have to step up and host the race.
I seem to remember last time Scladming were going to host a world cup, they pulled out because they didn't have the resources to do that and an FIS ski world cup in the same season. At the last minute, Legoland stepped in to fill the gap and we've been returning ever since.
After the last WC in Schladming they were hosting the FIS Ski World Championships. There were massive construction works going on in the preparation for this. It would not have been possible to have a race while these works were done.
yea this is pretty much what happened. i think once they hosted FIS worlds, the money they made from a UCI DH race seemed like peanuts.
UCI live timing link for all events : http://www.uci.ch/mountain-bike/uci...162153118/widgets/live-timing-results-185534/
RB live stream link : https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1VPHMMDG91W11/mercedes-benz-uci-mountain-bike-world-cup
The World Champs were a once in 30 years event, the annual World Cup Mens Slalom is not. 45000 spectators, most of them staying over night and partying hard. That's where the event money is, besides the regular skiing season.
that photo contains more spectators than an entire season of uci dh racing.
And that's not even all of them.
Skiing is another level over here.
yup. the ski industry lizards are much bigger too.
Doesn't Skiing allow skinsuits? I'm not saying there's a connection between skinsuits and spectator numbers, but I'm not saying there isn't either.
That, and long poles.
allow? pretty sure they're mandatory.
I used to ski race the slalomz wearing the fox gear I wore when I rode DH. The fad never took off but it pissed off the other guys(dentists)
and those suits alone probably have a development budget that dwarves anything in MTB. definitely more than the current keeping air in tires budget.
Is it OK to hate the French again?
Go for it bruni frenchie. I'd love to see someone win a race on a stumpjumper. Graves hasn't had much luck on one in the EWS.
I can't imagine that the specialized trail bike is that much more betterer than their fancy dh bike. I can see the trail bike faster at the bike park, but slower in the tech gnar. But a light, fast, dh bike can definitely go just as fast as a trail bike in the park bit and faster in the tech gnar. Plus the dh bike would be more forgiving and easier on the body.
For me, I'd go dh bike.
Edit: wait, did I just succumb to click bait? Dammit frenchie click bait! Lol
Yea but how is he gonna figure out what chain guide to run?!?!
About Bruni, please don't fall in that BS marketing pit!
On another topic, what do you think of this: