Pinkbike Welcomes Richard Cunningham

Apr 7, 2011 at 2:12
Apr 7, 2011
by Julian Coffey  
 
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Pinkbike.com, the world's most highly trafficked online MTB news and media source, announced today the hiring of Richard Cunningham, one of the sport's most recognized print journalists, to its editorial staff. RC will help spearhead Pinkbike's campaign to restructure the website’s massive visual and editorial presence on the web into the industry's go-to media source for all things mountain bike.

RC by Hylands
RC by Hylands

"Cunningham's initial role will be to sink his technical and historical perspective into Pinkbike’s editorial." says Pinkbike publisher Julian Coffey. “PB riders kill it on everything from local and world-class DH tracks, sick big mountain lines, North Shore skinnies, bike park slaying, DJ and street to the most epic trail sorties imaginable. We listen very closely to our community and there is a unanimous cry for more and more tech focused content.”

Cunningham gets familiar with the Tech Tuesday set-up
Cunningham gets familiar with the Tech Tuesday set-up

"Over the past few years, I was sourcing much of my key information online. I realized, why am I reading the news when I should be helping create it?” said Cunningham. "I have always liked Pinkbike because it is so raw - such urgent enthusiasm for anything remotely related to mountain bikes. I left MBA because I wanted to be with people who were making something happen. I felt that the magazine was losing contact with riders and the soul of the sport. Pinkbike is a huge melting pot of ideas and opinions, and already it feels like home. It’s a bit scary for an ex-print editor to be in direct contact with over 1.5 million users, but it's the good kind of scary."

Richard Cunningham literally grew up with the sport of mountain biking—a pioneer bike builder and designer, he founded Mantis Bicycle Co. in the early '80s, and was instrumental in bringing the dual-suspension trail bike into reality.

Mantis Pro Floater - circa 1992
Mantis Pro Floater - circa 1992

RC was inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame in 1995 for technical achievement. He then made the transition into journalism, taking the helm as editor of Mountain Bike Action Magazine where his technical insight helped foster innovations that poured into the market during the industry's most prolific period of invention.

RC and Tippie - Two Hall Of Famers out shredding in the snow on Seymour
RC and Tippie - Two Hall Of Famers out shredding in the snow on Seymour

Cunningham is based in Southern California. When he’s not writing, riding and testing, he can be found on his SoCal ranch. RC is often seen flying his WWI Fokker Eindecker-inspired airplane, a machine hand-built by the man himself.

"Lucky Dog" buzzing the airfield - hand built by Richard - Gar Travis photo

He can be reached at rc@pinkbike.com. Click here to check out RC’s first Tech Tuesday, and here to view his profile.
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156 Comments

  • + 27
 Totally epic...I remember reading the "Ask R.C." column in MBA on the reg as a youngster. Pinkbike is gonna dominate MTB media. Hey R.C.!! You never got back to me about my question regarding the effects of glass beading or media blasting my aluminum frame to prep it for powdercoat!!!
  • + 9
 Me too! RC always had good stuff in mtb action, glad to see him make the move to pb
  • + 7
 I wrote you 5 times RC. it hurts, but I'm willing to put that behind. I'm impressed with the ever-increasing legitimacy of the people PB has on board.
  • + 2
 I sandblasted mine and it turned out just fine, powder coating is the shit.
  • - 4
 I once read an article in MBA by RC in in which he suggested that a 'rad' trick to learn would be to drop 2 gears and speed by your buddy on a climb. I think that was the last time I bought that magazine. Hopefully he has expanded his narrow view world of MTB to include DH/FR as legitimate disciplines.

Also, I remember RC being one of the people at MBA pushing the term 'black diamond riding' in place of 'freeriding'. What a joke. Is that what we have to look forward to here?

E
  • + 5
 well, did you try it? maybe your friends would have thought you were super cool! haha.
  • + 5
 Great addition to the team! RC will no doubt add a wealth of knowledge to the site. I had no idea he was such a jack of all trades!
  • + 28
 @grandmastere

OUCH! You make me want to cry... For the record, I never pushed the "black diamond" thing--you can blame that editorial nightmare on another editor over there. The way I see it is that the pioneers who invent a sport have the right to name it--like surfing or BMX. If freeriders wanted to be called "freeriders," it's not my right to argue, because I wasn't there when it went down.
  • + 1
 super slack oldschool xc bike!
  • + 3
 Same here. I used to always read the "Ask R.C." section of MTB Action, as well as his other articles on suspension and rides. I submittted a couple of questions his way back in the day but they never got printed, I guess my country was not part of the magazines demographic. This without a doubt will raise Pink Bikes credibility. I am definetly excited about this addition and I'm looking forward to future articles. Props to Pinkbike for this addition, and props to R.C. for seeing the potential in this opportunity.
  • + 3
 i've heard some other bad articles that RC churned out when he was in MBA. him leaving MBA made a lot of sense. reading some info on RC here in pinkbike, makes me think that whatever not so good article churned out at MBA by RC could have been done by MBA to sell publicity. now that RC is here at PB (where i rarely see any BS), it would be good to hear from the man himself.
  • + 4
 Glad RC is gone from MBA and on pinkbike. Anything that'll drive that homophobic corporation (MBA's publisher) into the ground, good by me.
  • + 3
 RC has been tarnished for me by the shitty rag that is Mountain Bike Fiction
  • + 4
 Rc, it sure did sound like the black diamond thing was your agenda back then, and it was relentless enough to make me stop buying mba. You can have the benefit of the doubt though, and I retract my other comment. Welcome to PB.
  • + 4
 @Dirt-Gash
why the hate? people polity reigns over semantics. your swearing is classless

@foghorn1
huge props for retracting your suspicions and welcoming RC; I respect that.

@ freeriders in general
I won't use the term black diamond ever again (not sure if I've ever used it to begin with). Can someone explain why it is so offensive?

@everyone
Petty squabbles between different mountain bike disciplines can stop...XC race, freeride, DH, slopstyle, DJ, and trail can all respect and learn from and inspire each other...I think we should direct our jibes at roadies and golfers...
  • + 1
 what an odd series of replies this has generated...
  • + 3
 hey, i ride road bikes too. i use it for training. some pros do it as well. so don't hate road bikers please.
  • + 4
 ps i own a road bike, too...but I don't go around admitting it on public forums Smile
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  • + 19
 I welcome Mr Cunningham as long as he doesn't utter the words "black diamond riding" or "black diamond rider" or "black diamond bike"
  • + 1
 My bike is double black diamond rated, super gnar core. Hahah!
  • + 1
 those triple black diamond trails are super gnarred kore
  • + 1
 my bike is black...
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  • + 16
 Welcome to Pinkbike RC! Certainly one of the most respected voices in mountain biking. However...when I saw this article I got a little sick to my stomach. A lot of the bike mags, but particularly MBA, seemed to deviate from reporting and advice into this weird Guru complex, where they seemed more interested in telling people what they should and shouldn't do on a bike, what products they were 'supposed' to be using and so forth. Pinkbike came along, and it was such a welcome alternative to that mentality, more democratic, and more accepting of the idea that its readers did all kinds of different things when they got on their bikes. Maybe that annoying dictatorial bent to bike journalism so prevalent in the print mags is what has some Pinkbike readers cringing. Richard will bring a ton of knowledge, insight and his impressive intuitive understanding of physics to what we read on here everyday, and that can't be bad. I just hope Pinkbike doesn't turn into the place where we go to get browbeaten into all riding the same bike. Sorry for the rant.
  • + 8
 Rest assured that RC is here to create a solid technical backbone in a very objective way. He is not on board to instill or perpetuate an archaic print magazine mandate that caters to an elite few manufacturers. We're definitely not about to throw away 10+ years of PB community development and tradition in order to emulate a business model that is clearly defunct.
  • + 2
 Yay, and thanks.
  • + 5
 Picked up the latest issue of MBA a week ago, and you're very much right. Articles about why downhill bikes need to be confined to specific trails and riding areas, articles telling you how long your components are supposed to last (which is something that while correct based on what manufacturers will state, isn't neccesarily true), an article on that electric motor for dh bikes mounted on a kona that I saw on here a while ago, saying its absolutely terrible and no real mtbiker should use it. Theres a place for opinions (thats why people read BSNYC), but at the same time MBA is in no position to make judgement on anyone. They have a very old school mindset, and seem to regard gravity riding of any kind as not "true" mountain biking. The magazine itself looks extremely outdated, both the layout and the articles themselves, especially when compared to competitors like Decline.
  • + 1
 erlkonig, nice points you raised there. we have the same ideas/concern. props to you for posting.
  • + 1
 Welcome RC, I came into the sport at a time when MBA was the only info I could get. I now have three "Rad" bikes, Thank you
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  • + 16
 Loved reading his section in MBA, Pinkbike gets another legend!!!.
  • + 9
 Welcome, Mr Cunningham Smile
  • + 7
 Welcome indeed!
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  • + 9
 My first MTBike was designed by RC, a Nishiki Alien
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  • + 5
 No doubt he has serious credentials and I respect him in his realm but as many times as I have read him dis and cry about careless riders for "Skidding their tire" I just don't know how well he will fit into the Pinkbike picture.
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  • + 5
 MBA has frequently carried _terrible technical riding advice_ for the years that I've seen it. The equipment reviews and discussions, while often insipid, are usually not just wrong like their riding advice frequently is--but they are not very good. MBA feels like they are campaigning for 29-inch-wheels in a way that (maybe it's just me...) is irritating. I find this news disheartening because of these associations.

MBA seems like a lame, corporate Dirtrag. Both publications from which PB is a _welcome escape_.

Sorry RC, this does not seem like a good fit to me.
  • + 2
 In his defense, we don't KNOW that stuff came from Richard. It could have come down from the publishers. I remember reading a 1986 article in MBA (way before RC) that droned on for two pages about why having cantilever brakes on your seatstays was so horrible, and you should have under-the-chainstay U-brakes, and then reading the exact opposite article in the same mag one year later about why U-brakes were so stupid and everyone should get a new bike again. Dirt Rag was a great alternative until they turned into the 650 fixie North American hand-made beard show!
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 I hope he remebers that this is not a publication for xc people and that the great majority of participants in PB are young wild riders. I recognize his expertise and respect it but as an old man that I am too, he hast to evolve and forget the past. Long live the DH Cheers
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  • + 5
 Something that I've suspected over the years, and now it's confirmed...Mountian biking promotes fuller, thicker hair! Welcome Richard, and your intelligent views and opinions. Viva La Old Guys!!
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  • + 5
 MB Action really went downhill the last couple of years, all its reviews were sponsorship based, you had to read bewteen the liones to get the real info on a bike. Lets hope that stays with MBA and doesnt come to PinkBike!
  • + 2
 lol substitute MBA for PB.....same deal,
  • + 2
 I too don't buy mba anymore, back in the hayday of it's legitimacy RC was the real deal. MBA is all adverts, and pictures. the reviews aren't as on the mark as they used to be. mountain flyer is a real read with great articles, craigstr, you should check that out, it's a rocky mountain local mag. It's the only mtb publication I buy...
  • + 8
 Just wait next week PB will have a 29er dirt jump shoot out and an article titled "which bike to buy?" where they compare entry level 20" Bmx bikes to $10,000 Downhill bikes and help you make the tough decision.
  • + 2
 I use to lust after the Mantis bikes. Props to RC for being a bike pioneer. But I fear this is only going to serve to drag Pinkbike further into a source of commercial advertising.
  • + 2
 Yeah....but.....I identify with BIKE a LOT more than MBA, but the first twenty F'N five pages of the last issue were ads and the like. WTF?!!!!
  • + 3
 that's great man, to each their own. but it's not a trash mba article, it's a welcome RC to pb article. well done.
  • + 1
 RC has been Mba for as long as anyone can remember, do you really think the Man is different from the magazine he's been creating. You cant take the magazine out of the man because you take the man out of magazine. Just go to vitalmtb.
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  • + 5
 I bought MBA for years, but they never evloved much out of their racer boy xc lycra ways. I hope he doesn't just try to sell everything that advertises on PB like MBA does.
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  • + 5
 With all these recent staffing acquisitions I really hope Pink Bike does not introduce a user fee in the near future to offset the payroll!
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  • + 3
 A great strategic move by RC. Print magazines are getting more and more antiquated going the same route as newspapers. I can read through a mag in one throne room sitting and then I'm left the rest of the month waiting for the next installment. Pinkbike I visit everyday and there's always something new...not to mention the video aspect. Funny how Sterling is now on Pinkbike too. Seems like people are jumping the print ship before it sinks along with their jobs... Very smart RC....very smart.
  • - 1
 You say that just before pinkbike goes to print. I think they're just building their staff base ready for the print edition.
  • + 4
 I guess you're a little slow on the April Fools ....lol
  • + 1
 It seems I am... Redface
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 Thanks for the feedback, guys.Perhaps I can clarify some things..

1. Airborne likes RC. Have for years.
2. Airborne likes PB. Ditto.
3. We make entry-level "serious" (by which we mean they'll actually do XC or Trail or DH or whatever) bikes from $400-$1500.
4. We advertise in PB (which we did before we knew about the RC connection) because we think some PB riders might be interested in our products, either for themselves as an addition to their quiver, or for a friend getting into the sport.

Hope this helps.
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  • + 2
 You could have RC do a piece on the evolution of riding in Moab. I rode it for the first time twenty years ago after the first worlds in Durango in 1990. At the time all those miles/kilos of jeep trails seemed like heaven in red dirt, but only enough to have us return one more in 1995. Somehow it wasn’t as much fun as all the single track we had found in other parts of the world, we had no desire to return. However two weeks ago we returned as part of our thirteen year old sons right of passage into becoming a “Mountain Biker.” To hell with a tattoo, brand, or circumcision there are just certain places you have to go, and trails you have to ride, before you can call yourself a MAN or a WOman. Moab is one of those places, but wow what a change. There has to be a least five tour companies doing shuttles, there’s a paved bike bath to get you safely to rides outside of town. But mostly there is great single track that never existed before, and they are putting in even more. The Rim trail now starts, and finishes with bike only single track, and Dead Horse Park has a great flowing 9 mile loop of single track. Gemini bridges has miles of single track to get you off the dusty roads. It’s worth the trip again, and I’m sure RC could light a fire under riders to make the trip.
By the way my 13 year old kicked my ass on Rim, Slickrock, and everywhere else we road. Experience may be good for something, but it doesn’t replace having the balls to take a chance and risk crashing just because you love to ride, not walk.
Richard has the balls, and is obviously taking a chance and risking crashing, just to share his love of MTB with all of us. Welcome RC.
  • + 1
 I rode Moab back in 1973 when I was six, on a unicycle, one legged, on a day when I was poorly with a tummy upset.........get over yourself eh
  • + 3
 Wow you were really ahead of your time. You really should have had a seat on your unicycle as it seems that you still have the mast stuck up your .................................
  • + 1
 ha..... total humour bypass, sorry man the internet failed me but tbh I've never ridden Moab and probably won't ever get the chance to, and yet I'm pretty hardcore, yeah, but each to their own. chill man, there's amazing riding of all sorts everywhere.
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  • + 2
 Looks like Richard has his work cut out for him if he hopes to dispel the pre-concieved notions of the anti-MBA crowd.

Print magazines are notoriously biased and revenue-driven. How can one be expected to produce objective journalism in that kind of environment?

How about giving this guy a chance to speak for himself; perhaps for the first time?
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  • + 1
 YEAH, putting an 888 on a p3 is great for throwing tail whips! Maybe things were different in 2003?
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  • + 2
 Hey PB wants to make MONEY - that's why they hired RC! You're talking about the guy that put Santa Cruz bikes on the map and pumped up a lot of other brands too. He's gotta ranch outside of LA and a plane - he's doing something right!
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  • + 2
 Welcome RC, I found some of your writing in MBA to be the most inspiring to go riding, like that of choosing a ride with your dog rather then test dirve a new bike, and that of a girl you met on a climb, and so many others, like it much better than the ask RC. Write on man!
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  • + 2
 I don't know man, IMO the jury is still out on this one! We will have to wait and see the direction PB goes with the addition of RC. I think a better question would be, if RC attracts Airborne Bicycles (whom appears to be a big RC supporter), is PB sure that they brought the right man on for the job? In my opinion PB and Airborne Bicycles don't cater to the same demographics/market. Is PB going to loose its flavor? Time will tell
  • + 1
 from user AirborneBicycles

"Further to the credibility issue, we speak from experience that Richard is THE editor every product manager in the industry respects, even if they don't always agree with him."
  • + 1
 What demographic market to do think they cater to? Pinkbike, RC, and Airborne? Just curious. We all ride bikes...
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  • + 4
 Old Balls. Does that mean Pinkbike will now have the flashy and not at all pretentious flavor of Mountain bike adolescent? Yeah.
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  • + 1
 Have to admit, the didn't seem like a match at first, but...

I do remember reading a short editorial he wrote, talking about getting on a dh bike or a freeride bike, and hitting 4 foot drops or something, sorry my memory is a bit foggy, but I was like, what's this 40 year old dude doing - riding drops and stuff at his age?

I just turned 43, and ride my "big bike" 75% more than my "little bike"...

RC was the ONLY reason I picked up MBA at all. I'd ready his editorial page, and ask RC, and put it right back down. The Mantis - green with chrome elevated chainstays - I lusted after that bike so bad (ended up with an Alpine Stars because that's all I could afford!)...

I think he'll bring a lot more to the table than the whippersnappers want to admit Wink
Welcome to PB, RC - It will be cool to see how Pinkbike grows...
  • + 1
 I don't want it to grow. I want it to stay the same. You know what happens when companies get big. But that's just the sound of inevitability.
  • + 1
 Mmmm... I didn't mean "grow" as in expand in size, I meant sort of maturing, evolving... Nothing stays the same forever. But still, I get your point and somewhat agree, don't like the idea of GiantPinkBike either.
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  • + 2
 Nicely Done PB!! I Highly respect RC and all the advice he had given me in "Ask RC". I have learned many new things from him over the years to help me be a better rider. Again, GREAT pick up PB!!
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  • + 1
 RC was hired to appease and attract the weight watching gram counting xc guys. And as an added bonus, maybe the "April Fools" joke about the print mag was just testing the waters to gauge interest - and now you've got the print boy himself here. Connection?
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  • + 1
 I'm going to hold my breath on him but most tech savy? Why not get a modern bike engineer like dirtmag did? I didn't find the mba articles that inventive and some of the ask RC answers left me baffled. I really hope he can bring more to pinkbike than "buy a SC Heckler"
  • + 5
 Yea I agree. I was reading RC in early 90's, and it feels like he's stuck in that era. Doesn't seem like a great Pinkbike fit to me. I will give the benefit of the doubt and hope he proves me wrong.
  • + 2
 It depends what they want from him but Tire pressure and such can be given by any Pro/Cat1 racer. He'd probably want less money too Wink
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  • + 1
 MBA was "the" magazine that defined the early days of our sport, and Richard brought amazing knowledge and a clear love of riding, when he replaced Zap. Just as our bikes and sport have evolved over the years so has the way we communicate, dead is month old reporting in the paper press. What isn't dead is the veterans of Mountain Biking’s love for all things two wheeled, and their passion to share the thrills with others. No matter what we call the emotions that come from riding a bike or what titles we use from "free riding" to "black diamond" what we can all agree on is that it feels so damn good. Richard's articles over the years have always been that it feels so fine to ride, and to encourage us all to get out there and ride.
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  • + 1
 WOW! this is huge new for me! Have really missed the "Ask RC" column in MBA the last few years. I totally look forward to reading what you write for Pinkbike. And don't be afraid to ruffle a few "freeride" feathers, there are lots of riders reading this website who ride all kinds of mountain bikes... some of us even ENJOY to pedal our bikes. haha Welcome aboard RC!
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  • + 1
 Are they gonna try to change the terms "freeriding" and "downhill" to a general term "black diamond" here on PB now? Found his old mag a bit of a rag due in large part to an arrogance about biking in general. Hope he's gotten over his feeling of self-importance...PB is too good for that kind of attitude!
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 woah WOAH! i might be old, and so is morbetta, but don't you associate me to lycra or XC riding ever again. i live and ride in the rocky mountains on all the trails in alberta and BC that you english types only dream of, or watch in freeride dvd's. and i am the "original userbase" this website started off, which coincidently, was right here. and i have probably been making fun of people in lycra for longer then you have been out of diapers.
PB grommatron disclaimer- everything i have said here is true, but don't take it too seriously and get all pissy. but, i have been riding and building trails for a long long time, and have been making fun of plum smugglers the whole time.
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 as far as I am concerned, riding a bike should not be as complicated as a hammerschmidt...the hammerschmidt is garbage..

So PB was hired to explain to the riding community why us youngbloods should badge their bicycles so other trail riders dont get confused as to what type of rider they are encountering on their local trails (as if a spandex wearer would not be able to distinguish themselves from freeriders by the difference in the outfit worn on any given day) and to enlighten us on the hidden and mysterious instructions of installing a Hammercrapper (excuse me, I meant Hammerschmidt, but whatever they sound similar and are worth the same to me)....

"come on fellows ask any of the "young bloods" if they know how a Truvativ Hammerschmidt works or if they can even afford one, then you´ll understand why PB hired RC" - if it wasnt for money bags old tarts like yall, these kids may be able to afford these new toys in todays world....thanks...
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  • + 1
 Congrats PB
My favorite part of MBA has always been the editorials, especially RCs. Unfortunately MBA has never been really run by its editors. Ever notice how all the Hi-Torque mags look the same?
Welcome to the internet RC. Looking forward to your input here.
JM
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 I remember reading Richards articles way back when in Bicycling magazine, then when he transitioned over to MBA. There was always good content to his articles, and I look forward to his contributions here on PB. As for certain terms and monikers... it's just like every article you might read in a magazine, newspaper or leaflet... you simply need to ignore the sections that don't apply to you, and absorb all the info that does... sift through the chaff to get to the juicy parts, so to speak.
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 Anyone willing to associate themselves with as large of an ass-rag as MBA (and for as long as this dope "R.C." has), is an enormous twatwaffle and should be relegated to twatwaffle-esqe magazines and media outlets (like MBA).

Seriously, PB, harden the f*ck up.
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 I've been reading MBAction since 1990. I've enjoyed RC's writings. It was those writings that kept me coming back to that magazine. Life handed me two kids, two cars, a house and a busy job so there was no time for biking. I was disappointed to find RC no longer involved with the magazine my wife just picked up on Friday. I googled to see what had happened to good ol' RC. I find it curious that I did that today. So now I just find out that RC has joined Pinkbike. I think that is pretty good news. I wish you the best of luck RC. Pinkbike is a fantastic MTB resource and I feel your contributions will be valued many.
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 Looks like PB is going though some changes... hope this doesn't mean it's going to morph into some corporate ass kissing I'll write good things about your bike if you advertise with me and I can't find the good stuff because it's buried under all this commercial bullshit glossy magazine that is only good for looking at while I take a dump.
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 i dunno, so many of the main page articles are just press releases from companies. pretty boring tbh.
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 i've been a regular buyer of mtb action for many years, I always considered R,C, as a very knowledge mtb guy. i stopped buying mtb action cause they've gone full xc. Honestly wish the best to R.C. with pinkbike. Sure a good move for both.
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 Mountain Bike Action gets slammed regularly and I dont understand why. They have some of the best bike tests, stories and general layout yet still they catch flak. I think that (hope anyway) RC will add some, I dont know, flair or actual mountain biking to PinkBIke. It going to be great
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 sorry propped that up on accident MBA is sponsorship reviews and crappy photography and design
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 Cool, RC has been a literary icon in MTB since the early 90's. I remember him writing the first big breakthrough article about riding the shore with Dangerous Dan and Wade Simmons. PB has been stepin it up! Props!
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 HAHA! I got so schooled that day. I showed up with an AMP B5 with a 125mm stem, flat bars and bar ends. We rode the North Shore from dawn to dusk. I remember falling and getting up--ride and repeat.
  • + 1
 Nice to see you actually comment on some of the comments! It'll keep you ligit and relevent.
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 Hahahaha Yeah RC I remember well you describing the carnage.
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 Assimilate or Die, Resistance is Futile! PB is the black hole that will eventually swallow the entire free cycling world...
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 Kind of an Odd choice, but seems PB wants to go more mainstream and or tap into the contacts or strengthen the core of the site with his addition... either way congrats to both PB and RC...
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 Welcome Richard! I'll be curious to see what you have to inject into the site- I'm sure it will be awesome. Sweet pic of the Pro Floater- I remember lusting after that bike back when I was at Onza in the early 90's.
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 I enjoyed reading the "Ask RC" section in MBA... It was one of the reasons I held an MBA subscription for many years. Hopefully he can influence the next generation of riders, and gain some traction with some of these users.
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 Further to the credibility issue, we speak from experience that Richard is THE editor every product manager in the industry respects, even if they don't always agree with him.
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 Welcome to RC.

When are the forums going to be changed from DH, All-Mountain, and XC, to Black Diamond, Blue Square, and Green Circle?
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 Mountain Bike Fiction to Pinkbike Fiction?
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 Nice an old Dutch airplane.
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 surely you meant 'Deutsch'...?
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 No, he means [designed by] Dutch. Wiki Wink
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 Yes sorry my bad, its indeed a airplane the Dutch have made.
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 well things just keep getting interestinger and interestinger in the world of MTB...
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 Oh well old guys like downhill and shore too....better him than that bozo zap, never could get into the south la bs he loaded on everyone...so glad to see him go
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 a great addition to pinkbike



MBA must be getting desperate now, I've received like two extra copies "in case you forgot to resubscribe" lol
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 How RAD is this? The guru himself, with all his knowledge, and years in the biz...coming to PB! I'm truly excited. Hoping to see a weekly story/segment kinda like "Ask RC".
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 YES. RC the man! I was bummed when he left MBA without a word, started a thread on another forum and found out I'm not the only one wondering. My MBA subscription ran out and I've been draggin' my feet on renewing. Now, I'll be on Pinkbike more often. Good to see you back in action RC!!!!
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 Hey Mr. Cunningham,
Welcome home... I know this will be a magical fit for both you and Pinkbike... By the way Mrs. Ripley the Derby Queen says, Hi!"
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 Holy crap, I may actually learn something useful on Pinkbike now. (I hope).
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 PB just keeps making smart moves here...
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 Welcome to the crew RC, 'been listening to your words of wisdom since '01 Keep it up bro!
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 Sweet addition to the staff, now if you can just pry Rob Story away from Outside, your takeover will be complete.
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 Im sure this is another April fools joke by PB...Or is it!
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 Wow this is big news, I used to lust after Mantis bikes back in the day....good job PB.
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 Yo rich can I borrow $20?
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 Great addition to the field. Miss reading ask RC..now I dont have to.
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 Congrats RC and Congrats PinkBike.
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 Congratulations, Richard.
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 I'm a MBAction reader and welcome RC to PB!!
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 Tell him I want one of his late 80's HT's to commute on.
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 Sweet! Can't wait to see more RC content!!
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 Oh great, Mt. Bike fiction here we come.
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 he was the best thing about MBA, cool to have him on pb
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 very happy hes here, he knows is stuff ,welcome too pb
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 looks like the sort of man who would fly a plane.
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 tippie has a big head! haha, welcome to PB!
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 Wow! amazing news, RC is probably the best bike journalist of all times! Welcome!
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 Seriously? Read something other than MBA Wink
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 Make yourself at home!
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 Richard rocks...some of us have been working with him since the early '80's(!) and he is hands-down the most respected, tech-savvy guy in the journo side of business. Amazing coup landing him at Pinkbike. Congratulations to you both!
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 Welcome to PB
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 Welcome home, Richard.
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 Welcome RC!!
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