2016 Winners Announced - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar

Jan 11, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Advent Cal 2015

Over 24 days we gave away a some of the best prizes you're likely to see this side of the internet. We got tons of entries during December 2016 from users eager to take home some sweet prizes. Here are the lucky winners:

Advent Calendar 2016 - 1 Dec
December 1st - RockShox Reverb Stealth
Rocketpanda75

Advent Calendar 2016 - 2 Dec
Dec 2nd: POC Prize Package
sleoniak

Advent 2016 - Oneal - 3 December
December 3rd: O'neal Fury Mips Full Face Helmet
leechman123

Advent Calendar 2016 - 4 Dec
December 4th: Truvativ Descendant Group
Nagzs135

Advent 2016 - Dainese - 5 December
December 5th: Dainese Prize Package
stephenhorvath

Advent Calendar 2016 - 6 December - FSA - News post prize
December 6th: FSA Prize Pack
Murchman

Advent 2016 - Spawn Cycles - 7 December
December 7th: Spawn Cycles Kotori 20”
dpechter

Advent 2016 - Whyte Bikes - 8 December
December 8th: Whyte T-130
spankthewan
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Advent 2016 - Lizard Skins - 9 December
December 9th: Lizard Skins Prize Package
Apache249

Pinkbike Advent Calendar 2016 - 10 December 2016 - Kore - Prize
December 10th: Kore Prize Package
logio

Pinkbike Advent Calendar 2016 - 11 December 2016 - Fuji - Prize
December 11th: Fuji Auric 3.5
vincesmith

Pinkbike Advent Calendar 2016 - 12 December 2016 - Ritchey - Prize
December 12th: x5 Ritchey Prize Packs
Jpzx10r
alm5817
dnuskin
Yibh6009
nleoni


PB Advent Calendar 2016 - 13 December - Shimano - Post Prize
December 13th: Shimano XT Drivetrain and Brakes
fsbteamrider99

PB Advent Calendar 2016 - 14 December - Hutchinson tires - Post Prize
December 14th: A years supply of Hutchinson Tires
Dazuco

PB Advent Calendar 2016 - 15 December - ergon - Post Prize
December 15th: Ergon All-Mountain package
mickyhaha

Pinkbike Advent Calendar 2016 - 16 December - Camelbak - calendar prize
December 16th: CamelBak Hydration Prize Package
michalscupak
Jackbrown95
jimmyb1981
RowanPierce
Mantaray
xprswy

Pinkbike s Advent Calendar 2016 - 17 December - Giro - blog prize
December 17th: Full Giro Kit
scoot34

Pinkbike s Advevnt Calendar giveaway 2016 - Fox - Prize image post
December 18th: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet
AlexArmanetti

Pinkbikes s Advent Calendar 2016 - Giro - 19 December - blog photo
December 19th: Bell Super 3R Helmet
solidliz

Pinkbike s Advent Calendar 2016 - 20 Dec - Muc Off - post prize
December 18th: Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Care Bundle
BennyBlade

Pinkbike s Advent Calendar 2016 - 21 December 100 - blog prize
December 21st: 100% Prize Package
devilnet

Pinkbike s Advent Calendar 2016 - 22 December - Park Tool - blog prize
December 22nd: Park Tool AK-2 Tool Kit
kanasasa

Pinkbike s Advent Calendar 2016 - 23 December - DMR - blog prize
December 23rd: DMR Pedal and Grips Prize Package
Rmcfarland
luvz2spooj

Pinkbike s Advent Calendar 2016 - 24 December - Merida - blog prize
December 24th: 2017 Merida One-Sixty
matmoseley7

VISIT THE ADVENT CALENDAR

Some of the usernames in this article were incorrect when originally posted. We apologize for the confusion and have updated the article to reflect the correct recipients of the prizes.

Thank you for participating, see you next season!

Advent Calendar

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 Surprised they misspelled my username so many times
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 I think that they forgot mine
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 Better than winning one of the advents, not getting the prize, and then not even being mentioned...
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 Because you are not friend with pinkbike staff like users paulsproat, szb84, dank-regards, skulloss, pappa2beans, GettinLoose, tomr23 and xremcox. All of them won something last year too (see comments bellow).

Pinkbike screwed this
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 @RoboS: Last year's winners were originally listed again. The post has since been updated with the correct winners - sorry for any confusion.
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 @mikekazimer: I asked on the deleted "pinkbike bashing" thread, but any comment on the last minute account holders winning prizes in back to back years? I really want to believe that it is dumb luck, but it is damn demoralizing when you realize that "someone" has signed up that day and instantly won while thousands (including me) have entered 10's of contests each year with no luck...
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 @mikekazimer: And updated by deleting half the comments.
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 @ianswilson815: Your chances of winning don't increase simply because you've entered other contests in the past - it's like flipping a coin. Just because you get tails 4x in a row doesn't have any influence on whether the next flip will be heads or tails.

For full rules and regulations you can check out this super exciting page: es.pinkbike.org/245/sprt/i/advent/2016-Advent-Calendar-Contest-Rules.pdf
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 @mikekazimer: Yeah I know....I think this is my inner child whining about not winning and trying to find some excuse haha. Plus these comments sections gives us all a wonderful outlet to bitch and moan about a brand new member winning.
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 @mikekazimer: But, but, butt...as regular commenters in the comment sections shouldn't our side of the comment coins be weighted better cuz we are better? It isn't fair Man! .....lol
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 @Yibh6009: They mentioned you Brian. You just never got your prize! HAHA
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 @loopie: your system means Waki would win everything....
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 @mikekazimer: I think the main point about it being new accounts is that it is more than likely a duplicate account of someone already here. They most likely opened multiple duplicate accounts on the days that there were prizes they liked.
Just a possibility.
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 @HankBizzle: We're able to see if a user has duplicate accounts, and if you take a look at all the winners, the vast majority have been members for four or more years.
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 @Giebela: Yeah after they updated everything hahaha, still waiting to hear back from ritchey
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 I know I haven't won so why have I just scrolled through to check if my name was there?! Congratulations to all the winners.
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 @RoboS: pinkbike staff collecting the kickbacks for xmas again
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 @RoboS: who am i? i just member from so far away place from PINKBIKE, maybe i has won prize, pinkbike staff was canceled my name Big Grin
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 @mikekazimer: 12 years and not a sniff...not a sausage fur call, would you care to explain that then??????
#notbitter MUCH Wink
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 @mikekazimer: you can fool some people some time but not all the people all the time.
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 @mikekazimer: deleting everyone's comments makes you all at PD look like DUCH BAGS!
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 Damn, my parents were right. I'm a loser.
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 If your parents told you that, they are the losers! Wink
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 @speed10: It's not you man, it's Russian hacking...
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 @TheDoctoRR: LOL you win the best comment of the Year I know its not a bike but you won something.
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 Hello my name is matmoseley7 when can I receive my new bike?.

Book
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 Norbs got robbed!
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 Pinkbike sometimes reminds me of a girlfriend that I had many years ago.
She treated me like a dirt.
And I would always come back for more.

Thanks PB anyway.
Maybe next year. Wink
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 The MERIDA winner is member since 2004 !!!!!! Didnt even know PB already existed !!! Sick
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 I started reading pinkbike in 98/99 if I remember correctly. Only registered a decade later though (went through a trials mountainbike phase).
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 @SintraFreeride: yeah..I remember coming to the site when myspace was still half cool and Facebook was a concept. Flip phones and Compact Discs.
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 I had my first account in 2000 LOL. it was banned for 300 years or something
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 @SintraFreeride: If I remember correctly the original landing page logo had a pic of someone bunny hopping up an extremely large curb/loading dock sort of thing on a pink dh bike.
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 @kbonesddeuce: I remember the old videos with guys doing urban freeride/DH in winter in Canada. I remember Dropin season 1, I remember hardtails with monster ts that weighed more than modern DH bikes, I remember Double Down, Josh Bender with his massive seismic hubs laced to 24in Double wides with Gazzaloddi 3.0s, I remember drooling over all the Brooklyn Machine Works Freeride bikes. A lot of Badass stuff and badass riders back in the day. Before pinkbike I bought tons of mtb mags; MBUK, Dirt, Mountainbike Action (when it was awesome), amonst others. I used to follow the Worldcup on Eurosport watching XC, DH, 4x and dual. All the greats: Miguel Martinez with his rigid Sunn Chipie bike with cantilever brakes when everyone else was already on v brakes and front suspension, Nicolas Vouilloz schooling everyone on how to win by training, using telemetry and skill 20 years before it became the norm, Anne Caroline Chausson showing how she was in a class of her own by winning by MASSIVE margins and who could forget mountainbiking in the winter x-games (pure speed dual). Did I leave anything out of the late 90s? Probably.
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 Oh shut up old people. Go back to your graves.
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 @RedBurn: nah 50lb free ride bikes were shit. breaking non stop and bad suspension designs. drop in was sweet though because my friends from nelson were in it.
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 @SintraFreeride: looks like we have some common memories to look back to... cheers to that Smile
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 @RedBurn: bummer dude. The 90s were ace: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Marilyn Manson, NIN, 150mm of travel was DH only, no twitter or facebook and downloading music was at least a week long afraid on Napster...until Metallica shut it down!
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 @easy: I wish I could reminisce over those times with my riding buddies but they are all in their 20s or have been riding for less than 10 years...
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 @makripper: Those big heavy bikes were cool looking but I wouldn't trade my super sweet Pole EVO176 for any of them Wink
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 @SintraFreeride: I want to give you props on that......The 90's were the best for music, hands down.....Wind the clock back.......
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 @SintraFreeride: yeah they were works of art for sure haha I remember crashing way more as well lol
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 gives prizes to people who made an account on the same day as the prize lol gg pinkbike!
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 I told all my riding friends about this free to enter contest. I don't know how many are already members, or how many could be bothered to sign up for it. None of them are named Matt Mosely though so I won't have to be jealous of their new Merida.
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 i think the only person that didn't win is @Dazuco. good luck with the hutchison tires.
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 I think I saw a few new Hutchison tires for sale in buy/sell this morning ????
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 @pinkbikeaudience @pinkbikeproductions thanks for deleting my comments, I appreciate that gentle gesture from you.
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 Congratulations to the winners, unfortunately I wasn't one of them.
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 Lol everyone getting way to much but hurt over this, if pinkbike hadn't run this comp in the first place you wouldn't even miss the prizes! Thanks pinkbike for collecting a ton of free gear and given it to some of us.
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 This contest should really only be open to those who have had an account here for at least 6 months.
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 And have to have a certain number of posts or photos or some other criteria
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 @Joebohobo: Yeah, cause the more you ruin a good ride to post selfies the more of a human being you are, I mean, who doesn't want to be one of the cool kids?! Obviously folks who only post alot are the "serious" riders and we all know their poop doesn't stink after they make their 1,000,000,000,000th post for the day. Makes much more sense to show blatant prejudices and biases against those of us who actually have lives that require a tad more attention than the few who can spend all day on social media. Great idea. I bet that took alot of thought and effort.
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 @EastCoastDHer: Oh sorry, forgot I've won some 4X nationals, raced BMX world champs (amongst other things), am studying a mechanical engineering degree and have time to play rugby, ultimate frisbee and ride at least twice a week and go 'out' a few times a week. If that constitutes having no life then I don't think there are many people who do have one... But sure, you just be the guy to hate on someone and make out that they have no life when you know nothing about them.

I have no problem with you, I've never met you and don't know who you are. All I did was make a suggestion as I, and many others, feel that this draw could have more ways of keeping out people who make extra accounts. Just seems very narrow minded to assume that anyone who posts on here often has no life at all.

I really hope this comment doesn't come across in an angry way as I'm not, I'm just trying to explain my point. Please be a bit more mindful next time you think of posting something like that Smile
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 @EastCoastDHer: You are overreacting a little, it's just unfair that somebody makes an account just the same month that this thing starts and wins.
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 There are probably legal ramifications to limiting the contest to certain users. In the end, it's probably just in their best interest to have the contest open to everyone.
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 @EastCoastDHer: There is nothing more annoying than riding with someone who "needs" to stop every 17 seconds to get their strava going or take a picture of themselves for Instagram. I hate my generation.
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 @passwordpinkbike: I've had an account for a couple years and never won anything, but I really don't see how that's unfair. Pinkbike wants more users and it is a free giveaway...
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 I DIDN'T EVEN WANT THEM ANYWAYS! *sobbing uncontrollable*
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 Ctrl+F my username. Nope. Frown
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 Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Nation's Results :
USA - 18 / UK - 10 / Canada - 4 / Slovenia, Rép. Tch. and Italy - 1
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 Thanks for another kick &$$ Advent Calendar PB.
Maybe I'll win something next year.
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 At least Wacky didn't win!
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 OH well better lucks next time ( To me) :-D

Con gratz to all the winners. Slay 2017 with your new gear ;-)
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 how in the f*ck did I not win something?? I threw my name in the hat every day for these things. Thanks for the big, giant, stinky ass, unfair rip-off contest, Pinkbike!! Y'all are a bunch of thugs playing by your own rules and you can stick all of those prizes, especially one of the bikes, right up your ass. Only kidding! Congrats to all the winners!!
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 Some of you people have nothing better to do than check how long each winner has been a member of pinkbike so you can complain about it F-ing hell. Get a job, mow some lawns, wash some dishes, or better yet GO RIDE YOUR BIKE!
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 I can't be the only one who checked even though I didn't get an email?
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 Damn one of these times Ill win!
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 The truth is we will never win
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 Everyone who won something can go to hell because, somehow, you cheated. And, don't think for a second that I'm going to drop this and not get to the bottom of it.
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 Why are all the posts comparing the people who won this year to those who one last year being deleted? I don't think there's anything fishy going on- just a legitimate question.
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 With everyone saying how unfair the competition was perhaps this year you could not enter more chance for us people who believe it was a fair competition. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to Pinkbike for running the competition!!????
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 I have entered so many contests this last year that the odds have to be turning my way, most likely not. The good thing about entering every contest from mountain bikes to trying to win diesel trucks is your junk email gets swamped with hot Russian women and get hard now with Purple Rhino.
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 Rigged!!! This whole thing rigged!!! Ugh I can't even do that jokingly without throwing up a little bit in my mouth.
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 Frown
Thanks for the great giveaways PB, nothing quite like it.
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 So pinkbike you deleated all the comments obout giving the bike to the same user 2 years in a row. This makes it seem even more slimy. What gives? I smell bullshit.
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 Wait what?? A user won a bike two years in a row??? That would literally be a statistical impossibility, without it being rigged.
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 apparently PB made a mistake when they posted the list of winners from this year - the Whyte bike from this year initially showed the winner of last years fat bike - a guy who created his account the day before the drawing and never posted again - when PB users, including me, went apoplectic our comments were deleted. Apparently it was a mistake, a gigantic mistake _ I was so pissed I looked to try to delete my account, but then I saw all my Remy videos I have saved and changed my mind.
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 @deadtime: maybe PB will have the nads to explain what happened
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 Rigged in house and a few random users to make it look good. WTF Waki didn't even win anything!!
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 why were comments deleted...if the wrong names were posted by accident then why the need to delete peoples comments?
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 Pretty good luck for solidliz. Creates an account on pinkbike on Dec 18, wins a prize the next day.
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 And Dazuco, won it the same day they created the account.
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 I feel like people who created accounts just to enter this contest should be disbarred from winning. Some of us have been here for a very long time!
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 All this bitching and PB might just shut it down next year. A lot of youl sound like spoiled little children who didn't get exactly what they wanted from Santa.
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 Some happy boys and girls today, Dam, I wanted that little Spawn for the boy!
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 WOOHOO, i didn't win anything again.
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 Quit whining for f*cks sake, i won this year so I'm as happy as f*ck.let's not force a whole "competition was rigged we need a rerun" bollocks, I never ever win owt normally......just wondering if I'm going to see any of my prizes ???
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 Don't expect to see anything show up. Funny how Vernon Kazimer and Mike Felton both won something
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 @Ryanrobinson1984: my comment was meant to be a bit tongue in cheek , but I have read posts before about prizes not showing up, but I've every faith that my no1 favourite brand GIRO won't let me down.
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 @scoot34: congrats on the win, Scoot!
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 Dang, an i promised Santa i was good this year too.....WTF
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 Seeing as how I won jack shit, I think that the guys at pinkbike HQ( who probably have loads of test and demo gear lying around) could send me some free stuff.
I could always write an X FACTOR style sad back story.
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 Great idea! Hey, PB staff, do you hear this? You could throw a contest from time to time for us to win the demo gear you don't use/want anymore! Where's that Eagle cassette you put under your desk last time?… Wink
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 @cool3: Thanks guy, it a good idea. I'll take free stuff that's already been used.
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 Will the winners be contacted?
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 You got a sick helmet!
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 according to other threads they already have. check your spam etc or reach out to www.pinkbike.com/u/pinkbikeaudience
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 I'm pretty sure there was your name on poc price when I checked this list in morning. Now when checking again, your name is not up on list. Kinda odd..
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 Wow, your name got removed!
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 Well, we better get some video content of these folks riding the HE%% out of their new gear to help those that didn't win feel better about their misfortune.
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 Congrats to the winners. I despise you all.
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 Dear pink bike. What are the chances of a monthly give away?? The industry is big enough to deal with that I would think!?
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 Thanks Pinkbike for another great Advent line up!! Fingers crossed for next year!!
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 Creo que aún sigo pagando el Karma del 2016... Será ára finales de este año.
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 Congratulations to the PB contributors Arsewipes to the others
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 For everyone complaining about a rigged game... Chillout. Why would PB even want to rig it? Or, am I just feeding the trolls?
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 Rigged for sure, PB took too long to decide who won. Smh
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 yes, and it was deleted, and every time it gets re-posted it is deleted again. immediately. your post and my post will be deleted soon, AGAIN
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 @deadtime: on note5 you can screenshot then press the "+ add more" option, I just grabbed the whole post using the link above.Wink
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 Dam it, I always Miss out on Giveaways! didn't Know this was going on tell it was Over..
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 About as fair as the Go Pro comp
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 @beez1977 the only thing waki deserves to win is a kick in the nuts.
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 Hope those Spawn Cycles go to some lucky kids!
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 Congrats!

maybe next time Smile
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 sick! Those bars looks amazing, as does the chainring
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 They updated the prize winners and they still misspelled my name!
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 who did command F to find their name lol!!!
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 @Luvz2spooj got the username I wanted originally
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 Hey my name was on the winner of the Fuji bike. Why it change? Skulloss
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 Congrats everyone, enjoy!
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 congrats you lucky buggers.....just once.......please......
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 Congratulations to all the lucky mofos
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 I didn't win....but somehow life is still going on???
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 No luck for this dude. Maybe next year.
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 Am I gonna win something someday? "Not in this lifetime"
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 It was rigged! Totally unfair and biased!
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 Always a Scam !
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 Ctrl F, ckalckabar... damn only 1 of 1
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 Congrats everyone! Enjoy the sweet gear!
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 I don't see my name on any of the prizes. Must be a system glitch. :'(
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 Pretty cool giveaway nonetheless.
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 Congrats everybody
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 I am such a sore loser....Plus users should get 5 tickets per entry...
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 Robbed for another year.
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 Episode II: New Hope
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 I got minus props. Yay
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 It's the taking part !
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 #ZumanGotRobbed
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 Yet again, nothing! Smile
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 thanks for posting this!
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 Who judges this? Wink
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 Santa. (he's even in the picture on the top)
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 Hi @bushwacked The contest is a completely random draw. Rules and Regulations if you're interested can be found here: es.pinkbike.org/245/sprt/i/advent/2016-Advent-Calendar-Contest-Rules.pdf
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 @pinkbikeaudience: LOL - I forgot it's not rampage
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 @pinkbikeaudience: yeah, my ass!!! Randomly insidious and unfair!!
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