Video: Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup Course Preview with Claudio

Aug 8, 2013 at 7:16
Aug 8, 2013
by Karl Burkat  
 
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 this guy must have chugged like 50 red bulls before he made this video
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 haha , good one !
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 i watched the vid, then the joke, then the vid again, and it just make my day!
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 "thats Adweniwin!!!"
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 It's a very exciting course, he didn't need the Red Bull.
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 I vote for Claudio to be he oficial camera rider for every curse in the next few years, such a nce guy!!! Tanti biacci Claudio!!
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 Sounds like borat hahaha
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 Yes to Claudio!
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 " good thing I have a fox suspension! " haha love this guy
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 Oh ye ye ye that was a gnarly one
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 Looks like we've got an awesome personality stepping up just in time to replace CG as he leaves the circuit!
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 this is definitely my video of the month!
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 Legendary!! Claudio's commentary makes me imagine sometimes it's Bobcat Goldthwait on a DH bike haha
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 sorry mate, but fox suspension will not stop you from getting punctures on pointy rocks. that would be tire pressure and if your rocking tubeless
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 Sorry spoonyman, claudio is a team manager. He is all done with the racing game. But he has by FAR the funniest preciews ever. I love em.
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 awesome!!! I cant be the only one who looked at that course and thought i could ride it...
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 "feels like a bmx track" truly a badass
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 Claudio you are awesome!!! Epic. Waiting for your course preview as much as the race itself.
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 YESSS!!! Claudio's course previews make my week. "Maybe I should definitely talk a little less and pin it a little more, but that would only be half as interesting" … Best person alive, FACT!
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 "I need a parachute!"
Claudio is a boss! Love that guy!
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 "Maybe I should talk less and pin it more"
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 "But....it would only be half as interesting" Smile
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 "embarassing to crash with a camera"... No big deal, Claudio, just keep your course previews coming!
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 When I saw him enter that section I was like "oh yeah that's where I crashed last time" and then he crashes. There's nothing embarassing about crashing there if you're pushing it. You can easily hit warp speed and it's usually super loose, not an easy mix.
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 greatest course preview ever wwhooaaaa
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 They should put Claudio and Rob Warner for commentators! Smile
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 Oiioiioiiooii look at the time!
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 lol guys funny. Hope he does another one or w/ Rob Warner. Very entertaining!
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 good thing he have a fox suspension
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 i could have sworn he said something else then...!
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 Fox is #1
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 @Lilshredman

Fox sucks along with their Krapshima coat.
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 Say what you want about Fox but Kashima is darn good stuff the proof is in the pudding.
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 if it won't lose it's color ( friend's did ) it's a good thing ( marzocchi's gold race coating is better )
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 well, i hate my suntours
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 Marzocchi's coating isn't better. Marzocchi's coating is a very simple coating, Kashima does have less stiction than the Marzochhi's. Any fork can go wrong with improper maintenance. My mate has ridden his bike into the ground but he maintains it at the same time. He has never had a problem with his Kashima stanchions losing colour or scratching or having blemishes in the tube. I'm gonna say your friend didn't take care of his fork/shock.
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 I do not have information about how he serviced his fork. that's a fact. but it has lost it's color. that's a fact too.

btw. marzo's coating reduce striction by 20%
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 I can't remember exactly the stiction reduction that Kashima gives but I remember vaguely reading something along the lines of 27%.

TBH If you keep your fork clean after every ride and keep an eye on the seals then all forks are good forks (from a certain price, not Suntour cheap shit). Everyone bashes on about the CTD being rubbish when in reality it is a perfect fork for the more novice riders out there who have no clue about suspension setup and would just get confused with all of the options available on the non-CTD forks.
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 pointless argument... ride your bike and enjoy whatever suspension you have (unless its RST)
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 Very true. However before my mechanic got his Stanton (which are lush btw) had RST forks on his bike and they worked alright but RST refused to give us the service tools so he got RS Travel adjust forks (begins with an S).
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 i like how you guys are trying to debate which coating is the best, when in reality a good seal/wiper design is much much much more important to help reduce stiction. (which, of course, was not mentioned once in this comment thread)

"i remember my first beer"
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 You also have a point.
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 @ryan-

CTD is perfectly fine for ANYONE. it just needs to be re valved.. easy $40 dollar fix if you send it into fox Smile
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 Yeah but all the CTD haters will then complain that they have spent £939 on a fork just to have to spend another £40 to make it work "properly"
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 the new 2014 stuff is already re-valved for it, so you dont need to send it in or pay for the upgrade.. and yes, i know, 'what about all the OG CTD peeps?'

I say the same thing i say everytime: they should just be happy thay fox made this an easy, cheap, fix. while i somewhat agree that it is foxs fault, im just happy to see that they're still thinking of their current customers and not just potential customers.. you must also keep in mind that it is simple IMPOSSIBLE to valve a fork for everybody out there. just too many variables.. my buddy has 3 pairs of manitou forks sitting in his garage that he cant use cause he cant get a seal/wiper kit for em, and theyre only 5-6 years old.. fox isnt that bad, although there are some people that are out their to make it their life mission to try and get people to think that.

then again, the people that really know whats up dont complain at all, because they realize that other than brakes and proper geo, suspension is the next important thing on the list.. i know some people will buy a brand new shock, just to have it shipped off and tuned to their riding style and frame. same with the fork, just not as frequent.
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 Is this a forum or a video?
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 well judging how everyone here thinks so highly of stanction coatings, it should be a forum.. cause people are Mis guided. Lol
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 all the people arguing about coatings on here aren't nearly fast enough for the coating to make a difference in their times, think that should be a new marketing campaign "if you have to buy this fork you're nowhere near good enough to use it to its full potential but we're going to sell it to you anyway"
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 there are some fast shredders out there that arent sponsored.. dont doubt that!
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 I don't think harry heath was commenting...
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 Rockshox is already using that marketing campaign http://www.pinkbike.com/video/302053/ lol
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 diffferent coatings are marketing-crap. Oil and bushings is where it´s at.
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 Even though there is a proven difference between non Kashima Fox Forks and Kashima Fox Forks?
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 well no duh there is going to be a difference, theyre different coatings! what really matters is how different it is... i agree with tabletop. from what i understand, most people cant tell the difference between the two.
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 It's gold , nothing more , and you magpies seem to love it
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 This guy is HILARIOUS!
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 CLAUDI-WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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 This guy is the best.. When i watch his videos i realise that downhill mountain biking is not a competition but a sport which makes me happy.
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 Would've been better on a Contour. Oops, is it too soon for that joke?
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 Best course previewer for sure.
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 As always a grate course preview. Smile
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 is there supposed to be a pun in there or did you just mix up grate and great?
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 This is what i have been missing in my life. I need more Claudio.
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 That was great!
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 another vote for him to preview every course- always!!! So entertaining!
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 "...some blinds drops... WAAAAAAARRRGGHH.... ooh , that, that was a gnarly one!!!!" (5:08min)

this guys is pure gold, and to think he's not even native English speaker, but then again that's maybe half the charm.


Oohh sswwwEEEEEEAAAAAAAT!!
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 I would LOVE to see our friend Claudio get a podium!
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 I think that blenki is made for this track, he like long and technical tracks like this one and fort william... hill could do, too. but mainly i would prefer to mister atherton, minaar and the consitent riders who can get on top of the box...
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 Im glad Im not the only one that talks to himself like this when shredding
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 The guy crashes and one pedal later is hitting mach 1. Fast course. Gwin should have no problem Snuffing the competition!
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 can this guy do the course preview every time?
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 he does Wink
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 fantastic haha Big Grin
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 How the f´´´k can he speak that much hitting gnarly ones @ mach1 ??! I am out of breath, many thx Claudio!
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 Dam allot has been cut out of the track, so many sections gone replaced by wide open really wide flat stuff even towards the end, love the speed but they have taken too much away!
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 That's why it's also very ironic that Claudio kept commenting on the maintenance of the course. The only reason they maintained it this year is because of the lack of maintenance... I'm putting my money on this, DH won't be around in MSA much longer...
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 I thought most of the maintenance was due to massive storms over the winter?
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 Best sector...area in trees "they couldn't work on" as its most natural/representative.
Track sure has a ton of "freeway" sectors.
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 I think Gee probably agrees with Claudio's comment at 3:15 Smile

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK3LXYe_H_w&feature=youtu.be
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 Jetlag is about to kick in so I better make sure I get down there........... Love it.
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 great seeing a veteran like Claudio still killin it i remember some of the interesting bikes he would show up to MSA on
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 BRING A WORLD CUP EVENT BACK TO MOUNT SNOW, VT!! love this guy im usually huffing for breath he's talking like at a coffee shop
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 Best course preview ever
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 How embarrassing going down with the camera on....guess I need to shut up and pin it....that's what goes through every sane riders mind....lol
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 Claudio's previews are the best!!! I love seeing the course from a first person point of view, and the commentary is hilarious and can't be beat!
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 Only person who could narrate that any better would be Rob Warner! Claudio rocks! Ha!
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 nope, claudio, watch a warner cam
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 I really get the sense this guy liked this course.
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 LOVE this guy Big Grin
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 so amazing was there last week the track was close ,wish i could have tried it,go there once guys great place to ride
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 That s a change from vidéo first love....hahaha maybelline both rider need to meet !
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 we need more MSA coverage !
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 Literally love Claudio, what an awesome preview. So informative and so damn quick!
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 Claudio is the best
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 The screams are the best, hahaha
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 this guy is awesome waaaaaaahhhh
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 Who said men can't multitask?
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 WAHHHHHH! Can't wait for the event! so stoked!
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 nice track!!! thanks claudio
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 hahaha best track preview ever. AAAHHHH
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 Pinned it a little bit too hard at 4:04...
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 Hes one sick bastard!! and so the track..
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 Go to 3:35 and keep clicking lol
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 what a course looks amazing
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 hahaha.. i love the way he scream..
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 I love Claudio's vids ...commentary's bang on
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 Awesome Canadian Landscape!
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 I love when he goes Falsetto towards the end
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 4:03 dafuq he say? laughed so hard. i grunt different languages too
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 Damn this course looks fun!!!!! Respect to Claudio
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 Slottegraffs run was better
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 Laughing sso hard every time I hear him yell "WAAAHHHHH"
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 Great preview of the track the track looks fun and wild !!
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 Damn this course looks fun!!!! Respect to Claudio
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 The commentary made the video, such a funny guy!
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 Good thing I have a fox suspension!!! Smile
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 "like a virgin..." awesome riding, awesome comments !wish him a podium !
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 'WAAAHAHahaHAAAH!' hahahaha! Love this guy!
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 Nice preview Claudio!!
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 Great preview, looks a damn fun track!
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 Easily my favourite course preview on my favourite course.
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 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ! , Gee will win here !
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 I doubt it. It's an easy track. Remy Thirion could win again here.
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 GEE has the strength to do it ! He s done his homework in the offseason . SAM HiLL doesnt like this track . And doesnt like pedalling . Remy is a good rider man ! All the respect for winning in ANDORRA ! So what if he had the suspension dialled ? Its his credit for winning ! And regarding this track being easy , I doubt it ! Its SUPER LONG ! and down there it is SO ROUGH !
  • + 6
 gee always fail in msa.. stevie smith will win this.
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 It's been fixed up, MSA is certainly not an easy track.
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 most rider says that msa is one of the hardest track on the circuit...
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 stevie will win, if not GEE or Gwin
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 @barbarosza : Sam Hill doesn't like pedalling? Are you sure? As far as I know, Hill is one of the fastest pedalists out there.
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 C'mon dudes, it's obvious that the most fittest and strongest guys have a huge advantage on this course, so for me Gee is favorite, also minaar and i think peaty will finally make the top ten (good in carrying speed....)
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 Hasn't Hill won here? Multiple times? Including World Championships? Don't know if I'd count him out if I were you @Barbarosza.
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 Don't forget Sik Mik, he always put the top speed in most of the tracks
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 Bulldog FTW, got the bit between his teeth. Going to bulldoze this one!
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 Fun watch!!!!
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 Great course preview! Hopefully I can find time to watch live!
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 That was entertaining!!!!!
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 Claudio for president!!
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 Esti de malade!
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 this was funny they should do this alot more...
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 Best track preview YET! This guys quality Smile
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 IT ISNT AS ROUGH AS 2010 man !
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 I want to see Sam Hill narrate a course preview.
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 A welcome addition to race weekend's.
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 LOL!! Here is my Claudio copy Scottish version


www.pinkbike.com/video/320629

Claudio is Brilliant!! No. 1 Fan
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 Claudio is such a lad
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 I am tired! too good!
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 Whooooooooooooooa!
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 Great preview, megaprops
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 Should be really fun if it rains; o
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 who is this rider!?
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