What People are Riding in the Whistler Bike Park

Jul 27, 2012 at 10:29
Jul 27, 2012
by Tyler Maine  
 
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I often wonder what are the most popular brands of gear and bike models on any given day at Whistler bike park. So, on Wednesday, July 18, I packed up the pen and paper, picked up a helper and hit up the lift line up for 6.5 hours to tally bikes and scour them for parts. We did 100 riders at a time for each item covered, skipped over rental bikes and really felt that we got a great capture of what real riders are using in the world's most famous bike park. This is just a snapshot of what we saw on that particular day, but it's really interesting to see what folks are spending their hard earned dollars on. We covered the following items: frames, forks, shocks, helmets, Neck braces (wearing or not), tires, saddles, handlebars, brakes, rear derailleurs, pedals and shoes. - Tyler Maine


Frames:
Specialized Demo 8 (All Models) 15%
Transition TR450 6%
Giant Glory (All Models) 6%
Devinci Wilson (All Models) 6%
Santa Cruz Carbon V10 5%
Trek Session 8 5%
Kona Operator 4%
Transition TR250 3%
Iron Horse Sunday 3%
Turner DHR 3%
Nuke Proof Scalp 3%
Rocky Mountain Flatline 3%
Norco Aurum 3%
Cove Shocker 3%
Intense M9 3%
Specialized SX 2%
Pivot Phoenix 2%
Xprezzo Furax 2%
Norco Team DH 2%
Trek Session 9.9 2%
Intense 951 2%
Orange 224 2%
Orange Five 2%
Scott Voltage 1%
Scott Gambler 1%
Empire AP-1 1%
Intense Socom 1%
Saracen Myst 1%
Yeti 303 1%
Giant Faith 1%
Knolly Podium 1%
Evil Undead 1%
Evil Revolt 1%
Commencal Supreme V3 1%
Orange Big T 1%
Labyrinth Minotaur 1%


2013 Fox 40
Forks:
Fox 40 (All Models)39%
RockShox Boxxer (All Models)34%
Marzocchi 888 (All Models)7%
Fox 36 (All Models)5%
RockShox Lyric (All Models)4%
RockShox Totem (All Models)2%
RockShox Domain2%
Marzocchi 662%
BOS (All Models)2%
Marzocchi Super T1%
Marzocchi Monster T1%
Suntour WERX1%



2013 Fox DHX RC4
Rear Shocks:
Fox RC442%
Fox Van RC12%
Cane Creek11%
RockShox Vivid Coil10%
Fox DHX 5.06%
Fox DHX 3.04%
RockShox Vivid Air3%
Marzocchi ROCO3%
X Fusion Vector HLR (All Models)3%
Progressive 5th Element2%
Elka2%
BOS1%
Fox RP231%


Custom TLD Hill and Fairclough D3 helmets.
Helmets:
Troy Lee Designs D324%
Troy Lee Designs D213%
661 Evolution11%
Giro Remedy9%
Protec7%
Urge Down O Matic7%
Fox Rampage5%
THE4%
Bell Drop4%
Fox V3R2%
Bell Moto 92%
POC Cortex2%
Fly (Moto)2%
Bell Ballistic1%
Specialized Deviant1%
Mace1%
Troy Lee Designs (Moto)1%
MET1%
Blue Grass1%
Kali1%
Suomy1%


Neck Braces (wearing one or not):
No77%
Yes23%


Maxxis Minion DHF Tire
Tires (200 tires were counted, so each % is 2 tires):
Maxxis Minion DHF52%
Maxxis High Roller12%
Specialized Butcher DH8%
Maxxis High Roller 26%
Kenda Nevegal4%
Bontrager G44%
Maxxis Minion DHR4%
Specialized Clutch2%
Continental Der Baron1%
Continental Kaiser1%
Michelin Comp 321%
Schwalbe Fat Albert1%
Schwalbe Big Betty1%
Schwalbe Wicked Will1%
Kenda Kenetics1%
Kenda Telonics1%


Chromag Lynx DT saddles
Saddles (Brand):
Chromag (All Models)24%
WTB (All Models)15%
SDG I-Beam (All Models)14%
Specialized (All Models)8%
Transition (All Models)8%
Misc Saddles (All Models)6%
Selle Italia (All Models)5%
SDG (Non I-Beam) (All Models)3%
Funn (All Models)3%
DMR (All Models)3%
Bontrager (All Models)2%
Fizik (All Models)2%
Shimano (All Models)2%
Kore (All Models)2%
Selle San Marco (All Models)1%
Giant(All Models)1%
Serfas (All Models)1%


Chromag Fubar OSX Bars
Handlebars (Brand):
Chromag (All Models) 27%
Race Face (All Models) 13%
Truvativ Boobar (All Models) 10%
Easton Havoc (All Models) 8%
Renthal (All Models) 7%
Gravity Lite (All Models) 5%
Sunline (All Models) 4%
Answer (All Models) 4%
PRO (All Models) 3%
Specialized (All Models) 3%
Diety (All Models) 3%
Nuke Proof (All Models) 3%
Spank (All Models) 2%
Bontrager (All Models) 2%
Kona (All Models) 1%
Scott (All Models) 1%
ODI (All Models) 1%
Funn (All Models) 1%
ENVE Carbon ((All Models) 1%
Kore (All Models) 1%


Avid Elixir Brakes
Brakes:
Avid Elixir (All Models)24%
Shimano Saint21%
Avid Codes (All Models)16%
Avid X0 (All Models)11%
Avid Juicy (All Models)6%
Formula (All Models)6%
Hayes Prime (All Models)5%
Hope (All Models)4%
Shimano XTR3%
Shimano SLX2%
Shimano XT1%
Hayes Nine1%


SRAM X9 rear derailleur
Rear Derailleurs:
SRAM X935%
SRAM X028%
Shimano Saint18%
SRAM X77%
Shimano SLX4%
Shimano XT3%
SRAM X52%
Shimano 1052%
Shimano XTR1%


Shimano PD-647 DX Pedal
Pedals (Brand):
Shimano DX Clipless 15%
Wellgo (All Models) 11%
Kona WahWah 7%
Straitline 7%
Spank 5%
Truvativ 5%
NRG Tasters Choice 5%
Twenty6 4%
Crankbros 50/50 4%
Specialized 4%
Crankbros Clipless 3%
Axiom 3%
Easton Flat Boy 3%
Nuke Proof 2%
DMR V12 2%
Canfield Crampon 2%
Gravity 2%
Reverse 2%
Superstar 1%
FUNN 1%
Dirty 1%
DMR Vault 1%
Point One Podium 1%
Acros 1%
Atomlab 1%
Burgtech Flats 1%
Deity 1%
HT 1%
Shimano DX Flat 1%
e.Thirteen 1%
Transition 1%
Six Pack 1%
Syncros 1%


Kona Wah Wah pedals
Flats vs. Clips:
Flats82%
Clips18%


510 Low Impact shoes
Shoes:
510 (all flat models)49%
Shimano Clipless9%
Nike7%
510 (Clipless)5%
Shimano (All flat models)5%
Work / Hiking Boots4%
Specialized (Clipless)3%
Vans (Clipless)3%
Misc (unknown)3%
Osiris2%
Teva2%
Puma1%
Circa1%
Vans (Non-Clip)1%
6611%
DC1%
iXS1%
Converse1%
Sombrio1%
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372 Comments

  • + 216
 Mr.Tyler, Mr.Brule . . . this is an awesome information for local bike shop as well as for bike industries generally
  • + 84
 Chromag is popular in Whistler!
  • + 39
 WHats with the pedals? How could clipless pedals be #1 when only 18% of the riders ride them? thats odd
  • + 13
 a list of what's cool right now
  • + 65
 Because there is a much wider range of flats to choose from compared to clipless
  • + 26
 @ dhdevin- statistics... Even though most were riding flats (82 vs 18%), there was more variety in the brands of flats. Of those riding clipless, almost all were using the shimano, thus why they ended up at the top of the list.
  • + 20
 Not even 1% for Dorados ???

Are you sure?
  • - 144
 I guess they don't worry about math in Canada
  • + 10
 yes, 1% for Dorado's. If you were here in Whistler you'd notice just how few people use them. In 2 years here I've seen about 2 pairs... I'm not even exaggerating here.
  • - 122
 AMERICA
  • + 28
 Umm i think there is something wrong I cant find banshee legend in amongst the frames?
  • + 19
 Fox 40's was no surprise imo
  • + 15
 I was surprised that there were more 40s than boxxer But obvously top fork choices
  • + 14
 wheres the legend?
  • + 78
 ^^ i live in woodinville washington. thanks for asking. Big Grin
  • + 4
 people asking about the legend obviously there wasn't one within the 100 frames they looked at they can't just magic one up!
  • + 6
 Legend is a pretty popular bike and I don't hear about them much on Pinkbike....
  • + 11
 I think there is 20% clipless shoes, and 18% clipless pedals...
  • + 5
 quite suprised that even 1 person had an Empire out there... Repping the British brands!
  • + 36
 Users like woolin and dirtjumperalexb honestly make me embarrassed to be American. Let's just say they don't represent the attitude and sentiment of the majority of American mtb'ers.
  • + 4
 Just read the opening paragraph to understand how some of the numbers may contradict. "We did 100 riders at a time for each item covered." So for each component they asked a new group of 100 people so not the same 100 people were polled for all of the questions. Therefore it is possible that only 18 people used clipless in one sample group while more used them in another.
  • + 3
 I am not at all Surprised that the Demo and Glory are among the top 3. I am surprised that The Iron Horse Sunday is still up there being that they are out of biz. Love the Sunday frame though and glad people still rock it.
  • + 6
 I was there on a legend when they were doing the count...Frown
  • + 1
 I have to say, for a while I know ONE person with a Legend that had a Dorado on it. However, the bike and fork are seeming to be getting more popular, saw a Flatline with a Dorado on it a few days ago, it looked sick! Though this is the case, other than two of my friends that have MK2s, I've seen like five or six this season, and like seven or eight Dorado's
  • + 4
 Not one Morewood, just that day i guess. Good to see Nukeproof doing so well for a relatively junior company
  • + 4
 i guess COC wasnt out that day or else there would be a few dorados, morewoods and legends
  • + 2
 Mate, I believe many people would agree with me that theyre not the most stylish or "Good looking" forks. Plus that name sonds awful, even in spanish...might work great, though
  • + 4
 I mean "El Dorado" forks
  • + 2
 "flag akuria (4 hours ago)
I am not at all Surprised that the Demo and Glory are among the top 3. I am surprised that The Iron Horse Sunday is still up there being that they are out of biz. Love the Sunday frame though and glad people still rock it."

Iron Horse isn't out of business LOL. They just don't make the Sunday, or pretty much any bike they used to make. They went bankrupt and were aquired by another company. They are now a "Wallyworld" brand of bikes. Regardless... they never went out of business... not even for a single day. They got bought out before they shut down. Pinkbike is definitely the "rumor mill". "Well I heard it online... so it's true" = the staple of pinkbike members.
  • + 4
 I think iron horse is actually owned by the same parent company as GT and Mongoose.
  • + 2
 MedellinColombiaDH (2 hours ago)
I mean "El Dorado" forks

'El' is not part of the name. They are called ' Dorado', which is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky.
  • - 37
 It saddens me to hear that a bike as shitty as the Demo 8 is rode by almost a fifth of the bike park riders Frown
  • + 5
 Dude the demo is no where near a shitty bike the demo is a great bike as much as I hate that it's on top (I was hoping banshee legend would be first cause it's the most used world cup bike) but you still gotta see the appeal of the demo it's sexy as its also a great bike to ride no complaints towards demos they are a proven bike.
  • + 3
 At sino428. they are all owned by the almighty company PACIFIC BIKES. That's why most of the bikes made by those three companys are shit. Total shit. Of course a few good ones slip through once and a while from mongoose or GT I.E. the boot'r, the fury, the nugget, and maybe the sanction. I own a mongoose actualy. It's an Otero Elite. It is resoundingly shitty. PACIFIC sucks. Just my opinion. (here come the neg props)
  • - 3
 I find it weird some people think 1% is just 1 person.
  • + 19
 Maybe that is because they only surveyed 100 people...
  • + 1
 Haha ya we were out there I was on the morewood and a couple guys I was with had dorados and legends we just got passed over
  • - 1
 @samtomkins, even if it's the name of a constellation it doesn't sound appealing. It literally translates "Golden" from Spanish, and me with a latin background can tell u it just sounds awful and cheap.
As I said before, it might actually be a rad fork...idk, I personally haven't ridden any "Dorado", even though I'd never buy a "Dorado", looks matter, mate! Wink
  • + 0
 Shimano DX clipless 15% + Crankbross Clipless 3% = 18%
Clips = 18%
  • + 1
 I've got a Dorado on my Musashi - and it resided on my Wilson before that - I love the fork but there are very few of them around this area (eastern side of the rockies). Other than on Banshee Legends you don't see them very often.

Given that this is just a random polling of riders on a single day i'm a bit surprised, but not shocked it didnt make the list... stretch it out over a few weekends and more riders and i'm sure it would make the list.... but it would still be near the bottom!
  • + 1
 yes but that's not the whole bike park
  • + 2
 This doesn't make any sense every time im in whistler Legends are friggen everywhere
  • + 1
 They were all shredding the trails.
  • + 3
 what idiot rides in converses?
  • + 1
 Converses suck but I had a friend who rode a pair for a while.
  • + 1
 I noticed and heard that body armors in Whistler are very rare, is that true?
  • + 1
 only the rental people seem to be wearing full body armour most people seem to only wear knee pads and a few wear back plates elbow pads and neck braces would be cool to see some proper stats though
  • - 11
 America
  • + 1
 sino428 And they own Schwinn as well :l
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  • + 84
 This makes me feel more poor..
  • + 8
 Shattered my dream of my bike surviving up there for a couple of weeks, I will have to start investing...
  • + 9
 ditto, some people up there must have a ton of money!!


Also, I'm guessing that RM Flatline and Suntour Werx was a certain mr Tippie? Wink
  • + 50
 No one has a ton of money - just most of it gets spent on ones bike. Good bike parts doesn't mean you're rich in whistler.. it means all your fucking money has gone into your bike.
  • + 17
 shocking news.....people spend good money on high end bike parts in BC.......get over it
  • + 26
 yeah it's not that theres a ton of money, it's that people who have committed to the sport realize that riding a demanding hill like whistler or any other substantial hill in bc will tear a piece of shit bike apart, and the cheaper parts will fail quick. cheap shit = one more injury= one more season lost.
  • + 10
 people that have money to make trips out to whistler have money to buy nice bikes. a whistler bike/component poll is inherently skewed and does not represent the average biker population. still, its interesting to see the results and i thank whoever sat around counting bikes and components up! Wink
  • + 5
 I have a good job and I still can't afford a fox 40. Obviously biking is a top priority for these peeps.
  • + 93
 serious people choose their priorities. high end bike parts > other random trinkets and consumer desirables.

smaller house, older car/truck, no vacations(apart from MTB related trips). choose one extreme sport not five. choose one hobby not three. cut down on booze, cigarettes, weed, iPhone upgrade, designer drugs, wine collections, hookers, blow, nights out, movies, designer skinny lattes, designer drainpipe jeans at $300 a pop etc.

you choose. live your life your way.
  • + 1
 Absolutely!
  • + 7
 lol that's how i live my life, though being on a student budget, I still don't have the best bikes
  • + 5
 where are banshee bikes ??
  • + 4
 A lot of these people live near Whistler too, so it's not like all of them have to save up for a dream vacation there. It's their local hill. Hell, there's a lot of nice bikes here where I ride... and I'm in Ontario!
  • + 4
 priorities for sure. this is not a cheap sport, but i choose to refine my expenses, and lessen my involvement in my other interests, like skiing for instance. tyler-brule-the guy who runs this site- did all the counting of the components. i was there. he was literally standing at the head of the chair line saying hi and counting the parts. as for ontario, the last time i was there amazed me that real downhill mountain bikes are actually purchased and used there. it'd be like owning a submarine while living in the desert. jokes jokes.
  • + 1
 there should be an anual rewiew/guide of all the favorites bikes and parts of the riders!
  • + 4
 I'm afraid it is a ton of money to spend on my bike actually as I'm only 17 and only have a part time job on £4 per hour Wink
  • + 4
 Stuff could be used also Wink . Just look at the buy and sell here and you can find deals. Forks and such are always cheaper, if your mechanically inclined you can fix any issues you may find if the seller is less then honest. Overall though most people i have bought from here are quite honest.
  • + 6
 I hope none of these comments were directed at me. I wasn't implying that they're rich stuck-ups, I was implying that I'm in-between jobs and am struggling financially right now. And every time I'm like "hey, I got a some sick gear and components finally, even if I did buy it used" I see something like this and I just can't help but feel more poor, haha. Biking and skiing are my top priorities over literally everything, but right now I'm just getting by.
  • + 2
 @ miloxc3 same dude same!:L
  • + 2
 Yes priorities indeed people. I live in whistler for one reason,to ride my bike! For me this means not having a car or any other luxuries that i can do without just so that i can have the best bike/parts. Priorities people! What matters most to you???
  • + 2
 I'm surprised that people still aren't wearing neck braces! It saved my skin that's for sure
  • + 1
 Priorities for sure! I don't even own a computer (I'm using PB on an IPod Touch actualy). I also don't spend $ on other hobbies like airsoft or skiing anymore. All so that I can have my Dirty 30s, ODI ruffians, Elixir 3s, and other B-grade bike parts.
  • + 1
 ZENRIOT, I spend 50/50 on airsoft and riding haha.
  • + 1
 It was a tough decision to stop doing airsoft and take on MTB full time but it is one that I don't really regret. (all of my guns broke Razz ) I traded my Well mbo3 for a mongoose Otero Elite, and it has worked out for me nicely.
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  • + 48
 I know its personal preference, but I wish more people would wear a neck brace. I was always a bit sceptical of how well it would work in a crash. About 1 and a half months ago I had probably the biggest crash of my life when my rear wheel got kicked of the lip of a 40ft table and consequently having the biggest over the bars moment straight to my head and getting a bad concussion. When I was in the hospital the doctor basically said if I hadn't been wearing my Leatt there was a very good chance I would have broken my neck. The doctor said everyone should wear one. Basically what I'm trying to say is that even though they are a bit expensive, it's a very small price to pay instead of being in a wheelchair for the rest of your life.
  • + 13
 I completely agree. I was in a similar position after a crash at a UK national- same response from the doctors. People, in my opinion, need to be wearing them more and more as one unlucky crash could be it.
  • + 9
 I remember someone once said "they should be compulsory if you buy a full face helmet"
  • + 4
 I'm shocked that the Stinky didn't even make the list. Since opening day of Whistler the Stinky has been the number used rental bike and the early to mid 2000 was really the number one bike on the market! I still Rock my 02 Stinky D u just can't break those years.
  • + 9
 head trauma is the leading cause of death in car accidents, yet no one wears helmets when driving. in fact, its probably considered a ludicrous idea.. i wish more people would wear helmets while driving
  • + 2
 Without the data to back them up, neck braces will still be an interesting point of discussion. People who use them believe they will help them in a crash, and they may indeed do so. The statistics aren't quite there yet to say whether or not they have a significant benefit in a crash. The doctor who treated you felt that everyone should wear one, but you will probably find almost as many doctors who think they are not a great idea. Each to their own to decide what is best for them I say.
  • + 5
 "to each their own" is my philosophy too. I wear full armor and a leatt... I crash a lot though, and I'd rather get up and walk away with no scratches, and I've had a couple massive bails that made me happy I was wearing all my gear.

That said, I never look down on people that don't (not saying the OP is either), because I'm just glad people are out riding.
  • + 1
 Remember that within the survey, there would have been a lot of beginners and not very good riders who aren't really going fast enough to do serious damage (I can walk faster than some people i've seen on B Line). I agree with you (even though I don't wear one yet), but I suspect the numbers would look quite a lot better when you adjust those %'s for people who would actually benefit from one.
  • + 1
 How do Leatt's work with collarbones? I splintered mine and have a plate now and am worried about snapping it again...
  • + 2
 Rather a collarbone than a neck? Snap your neck once you won't have to worry about doing it again Wink
  • + 2
 I'm pretty darn slow still as a beginner/novice and I got a Leatt because I wanted to start pushing myself to do more...figured my lack of experience warranted more protection during my "first timer experiences" on various trail features. Wasn't in my budget, that's for sure, so I went back to the good ol' days and asked my mom to help me out with the cost. Doesn't matter how "grown up" you are, the 'rents will always dish out money to keep you safe Smile
  • + 3
 I only wish there was more chest/body protection that worked with neck bracers without the need to modify them Frown
And, the new Leatts dont put pressure on your collarbone. Smile
  • + 1
 I agree with you there Shoryuken. I'm surprised Leatt haven't released one yet bearing in mind they had some prototypes knocking about a year or 2 back.
  • + 1
 Troy Lee also has some. They body armor manufacturers are catching up.
  • + 1
 @JScott, I hadn't realized, thanks for the heads up though! The one Needles had was different to that though, it was more like a moto/mtb cross-over roost guard. Good to see the industry catching up though
  • + 1
 Leatt makes a whole line of them. from Roost protectors and chest and back protectors, to full body suits.

www.leatt-brace.com/index.php/choose-your-sport/mountain-biking/leatt-chest-protector-pro
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  • + 24
 1% wear converse on the trail. wtf wear this at biking?!
  • + 1
 haha, goodpoint Smile
  • + 3
 I liked the work/hiking boots haha
  • + 3
 Hey its hard to pack extra shoes when ur hitting the trails right after work lol
  • + 1
 I use Keen hiking shoes as a stopgap as I save up for Teva Links or 5 10s... Or I can find Nike 6.0.
  • + 2
 Vans half caps for me , maximum grip / super comfort Big Grin Salute
  • + 2
 for 2 years now and still going.........I'ved been using a nevados hiking shoes which sole looks similar to that of tioga psycho genius tread pattern... gives an awesome grip on your pedals...... and for only 17 greenbacks...
  • + 3
 Nike 6.0 are definitly one of the best. maximum comfort and not too much grip for no foots etc.! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Yeh mate, theyre light as fuck, have an awesome grip and look great!
  • + 3
 I mean the Vans...
  • + 1
 The half cabs waffle is slightly wider than normal vans so your foot cover the pedal , but you can still lift your feet of for , I don't know . A tailwhip ?
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  • + 22
 the trek session 9.9 is only 2% because only 2% of people can afford it
  • + 4
 True that. Check out the new Evil Undead if your looking to get a carbon frame. Suppose to have a 5k price tag with a Fox 40 and Saint gear! That is 4k you could save to buy a second bike.
  • + 10
 or 2% of people had them given to them
  • + 4
 they actually rent them in one of the bike shops in whistler. which surprised the shit out of me.
  • + 1
 We have 5 here at Trestle in our fleet and 8 demo II's
  • + 2
 I thought rentals were left out
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  • + 21
 There's got to be a ton of Stinky riders still up there?
  • + 1
 don't see all that many older kona's anymore
  • + 1
 There is a ton at Snowshoe in West Virginia. Intrawest owns them as well so Whistler's old garbanzo stinky's went there for their rental fleet. Now they have added Demos, Big Hits, and the Status.
  • + 1
 theres surprisingly little Konas even in the bike park now...
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  • + 9
 man, i want to ride at whistler so bad, it looks so sick! but if it is to anybody's interest, Alaska, where i live, has a mountain bike scene that is starting to grow, but at a very small rate. we are going to drop a video in the next few weeks, if anybody is interested in supporting an underground downhill scene, here is some more information. www.jgsconcepts.blogspot.com . thanks everyone!
  • + 1
 guessing you're talking Alyeska here?
  • + 1
 yeah, it is just starting to pick up this year, the trail crew is actually building jumps and some legt trails. the local riders just want it to progress so the mountain can get better. if you fallow the blog, a story and video will be up in about to weeks. thanks for the suppert
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  • + 11
 After all these years and with the factory gone bankrupt, people still ride Sundays. FUCK YEAH
  • + 4
 Amen....a company that died 4 years ago after being (purposely?) run into the ground, and the Sunday still makes Top 10! Just shows how dominant it was back in the day, and how good the dw-link still is.
  • + 1
 I'm one of those Sunday riders. Often, I think about what bike I will get next, but haven't yet been able to justify spending the money. I hop on my friend's newer bikes and they don't really feel that much different!
  • + 2
 Where can you find DW links?!!! Love mine, but the slop.....!!!
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  • + 8
 Great job guys, some interesting results in there. It happened to be my first ever day in the Park on the 18th so glad to be part of the survey.
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  • + 5
 I'm surprised in that list of big DH and freeride bikes to see not one but two Orange 5's in Whistler. Guess they aren't kidding when they call it a do anything bike. Plus a Big T, where on earth did he dig that one up from!?
  • + 1
 I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic on the Orange 5. They certainly aren't a do everything bike and definitely not a good park bike. The closest to what you're talking about would be a Cove G-Spot build. THEY have been popular around here for a do it all park and trail rider.
  • + 2
 Go search Joe Barnes and tell me the Orange 5's not a do everything bike. Id say its one of the most versatile bikes out there.
  • + 4
 The Orange 5's is a great all around bike if your starting out mountain biking. Its the same design as the Santa Cruz Bullit that I use to ride in the 90's and after riding many other bike I would never go back to that style frame.
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 As an owner of an ORange 5 I have to pipe in and say it's a great all around bike and the people that we polled loved theirs as they were on a holiday and travelling all around with one bike that could do all, from bike parks to XC riding. And yes Joe Barnes is a talented rider.
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 i dont believe there is as many turner dhr's as there are flatlines
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 I agree! Being one of the most $$$ bike frames you can get its a little wired seeing that percentage... though I was in Kamloops a few weeks ago and counted 6 or 7 DHR's on the mountain and thats the most I have ever seen in one place at the same time! all together in the lift line as to boot!
  • + 1
 I thought we'd see more Flatlines that day too, but there was the same amount of DHRs during the poll time frame.
  • + 1
 buts its a cool article, a report over a long time would be really interesting to see
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 I expected to see random pics of peoples bikes and gear, you should do that next time
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 Someone help me out here as I'm not up to speed with what DH bikes are specced with. Wouldn't the stock parts supplied on these bikes, especially the Demo 8, influence the stats for what parts people are using? Or, is there a way of finding out what folks have spent their money on in aftermarket parts vs what just came with the bike?
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 Yes it does and that is where this survey fails. Many big brands like Specialized have contracts with companies like Cane Creek and Sram. Since Specialized is the most popular brand these companies are more popular. Also Specialized has another advantage with being the most popular brand and that is some of their parts like tires and bars become popular because they come stock with the bike. Even though Specialized tires are really good not many people run them on non Specialized bikes yet they still make the list.
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 You are both correct - Cane Creek is huge due to OEM spec on the Demo and the Demo being the most popular bike. Notice that the seats, bars and other parts that would be stock though are not top parts as they have been swapped out. Spec tires are one of my favs, but like you said Rip, they have not caught on, where the Minion DHF is the leader with a strangle hold on the local market (despite not being an OEM part). The stats are for reading enjoyment and to get folks talking and I think that is working.
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 Gotta agree. Specialized Butcher DH is on par with Minion DHF's.
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 ripitforlife, i wouldn't call it a failure of the survey. The survey is a 100% accurate portrayal of the bikes in use on the mountain for one particular day. It may not get at exactly what you personally are interested in, but it is useful and interesting to many readers.
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 I think the survey is great too I was just saying that some of the data is based off the fact that many of the popular bikes come stock similar components like Sram X-9 and Boxxers. Basically the most popular bikes will effect the most popular components.
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 I ride the Butcher, its a great tire, like cuban-b said, its easily on par with the Minion as a tire in its self, its just not as populaer cause not everyone knows it
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 Having had both tires on the same bike, the butcher is up to the task, but if you're in wet/slimy conditions, nothing beats the 3C of the Minions.
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 54% of the biking shoes are 5.10´s... that´s a lot... that´s why adidas bought it!!
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 The shoes have become part of most rider's kits, helmet, gloves, 510s, goggles.
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 my 5-10s are in my top 5 bike products of all time , even crap pedals become good Smile
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 Most of the arguments on this thread could be easily solved: Pinkbike -- enlist some of those techie folks you have in the office to develop a PB Survey of DH rigs. Have drop down menu's for each component, along with an "other" option where folks can write in what they have if it's not on the drop down menu. Announce it and give everyone like a couple of weeks or a month to run the poll and find out what is the average of everyone that subscribes here, not just the folks at Whistler.
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 Salute to anyone still running a original iron horse..... sundays and SGS's are great bikes im hanging on to mine until i break it. too bad ironhorse got bought out and is now a knock off....i feel like new people to the sport don't know how great Ironhorses are because now you can buy cheep knock off XC bikes at the local sporting good section .i feel like even though they own the company its horrible to tarnish such a well made bikes name by making cheep knock offs...i guess its one of those thing you have to get used to in the bike industry,Mongoose ,Gt,Schwinn...same boat Facepalm nice page Salute
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 July 18th 2012 was a Wednesday, I don't think the average ride goes to Whistler during weekdays because as you well mentioned at the beginning of your post s/he is in the middle of the process of getting those hard earned dollars.

I think you should do it again on a weekend and compare both results. However this has been a very tedious and meticulous job, well done and thank you so much.
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 Totally agree. Do a weekend sample to see what people who likely traveled some distance brought with them to hit the park. A sample of weekday riders at WBP has to be skewed towards locals (which lends credit to the Demo for durability, if that's the most frequently chosen ride by folks who put some real hours in at the park). Excellent work!
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 Be really good to compare this to a UK/EURO bike park!? I think there'd be a wider spread of models, apart from the Maxxis tyres....
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 I was thinking the same, there would be some big differences between uk bikes and the bikes shown here.
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 im thinking virtually no demos with commencal and orange dominating?
  • + 1
 If you did this in finland the bike section would be tie between summum and demo8.
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 there would still be a shitload of demos
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 Demos would probably be about 20-30 percent of the bikes judging by what I see at the trails.
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 you'd see pretty much no cromag. what makes them so popular??
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 ^ Is that a joke? There the best component brand out there!
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 The fact that Chromag is made IN Whistler helps their popularity too. Wink

And, because of that, it's STRONG.
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 Chromag is still quite boutique/rare over here , it's about but not so regular
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 My chromags have downsweep on one side and back sweep on the other from bending
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 What about Maguras Gustav M!? I guess it didn make it over the big pond!? Its so strong an absolutely reliable. Just changing brakepads!
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 A bar is a bar. Chromag's are popular because they are local, and many rider think they look really nice/cool. It's not that they are any stronger or sweepier than anything else. All bars are made from aluminum (or carbon) and they are all tested to withstand X hours of riding, and everything company's offers the same lengths and sweep angles. I have to admit the graphics are cool looking though. But, c'mon people let's not kid ourselves and pretend like its a stronger bar that will make you ride faster than say an Easton or PRO bar.
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 Dude wtf are you taking about, yeah a bar is a bar...on a super market bike. Good handle bars all have key differences that give them the performance edge just because they all fall under the handle bar catergory doesn't make them the same.
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 bars are like seatposts, get the length (or width for bars) and be happy, using an atherton PRO post wont make me any faster than my stock commencal post, crank arms can use that argument as well
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 Your a guy that doesn't factor weight stiffness and durability then...
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 The bar that works best for you is the bar whos advertising/marketing/fav rider most appeals to you , look at funn bars , in reality no better than any other bar out there , sam hill used it so every one else did , me included.
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 I factor weight stiffness and durability, I just dont bitch about it, pick the width, colour and rise and thats all you need
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 Not at all, have you ever ridden a flexy bar? Feels like shit. Last time i went down the 'just get the width rise and colour' route i ended up with a bar that could have been great but it was flexy as hell and weighed a ton.
  • + 1
 So I take it that nobody here owns a pair of Diety Dirty 30s? The are the third best bar in my opinion and hardly anybody in whistler has a pair. They might not be "the cats ass" but they still kick ass. Wink
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 okay lets settle this, if its a name brand bar it will be good enough for you, if it costs over 60$ it will be fine and you most likely wont be able to push it all the way to its limits anyway so stop complaining
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 Well spoken.
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 Awesome article. Thanks for all the info.
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 It will be interesting to do this every year to gain an idea of how we change because of 'fashion' or new technological advances.
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 Dobermann Stella: 1%
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 We are the 1%.
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 Makes me wonder how much rougher Whistler is than Winter Park with all the big DH rigs in this poll. I'd rather have a Faith or an SX trail over the Glory or Demo at Winter Park.
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 If keystone is any resemblance...believe I'll take a glory. for winter park I'm happy as a pig in mud with my reign X.
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 If you're here for anything more than a holiday, Whistler will rape your bike. No part of it is safe from the carnage.
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 Think Keystone alexisfire
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 yeah cause winter park, keystone, and crested butte are mere service roads compared to whistler
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 The point we were getting at was that you wouldn't even consider bringing your hardtail or slopestyle rig to a place that rough
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 matt montadon rides an sx at whistler all day every day and you don't see it slowing him down
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 Like 'miff' was alluding to, I think a lot of people who live in Whistler ride DH bikes for durability reasons. I ride a Reign X, and find it perfect for most of the trails, but I do seem to have to service it more regularly than friends riding big bikes. I used to ride a DH bike there, but I enjoy something a bit smaller enough to put up with the service time and costs.
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 Depends if you're doing just slopestyle on the groomed trails or if you're hitting the upper mountain gnar.
  • + 5
 Matt isn't human... plus it's a Specialized.
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 I love the Shoe category..... Dominated by 510, Shimano, Nike and Work Boots!!!! I guess the rest of the competition needs to step it up if they can't even beat out work boots.
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 lmao work boots
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 Hey I'm riding hiking boots until I have the scratch for 5.10's. Not hip, but at least I'm somewhat protected.
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 Hey man, I didn't mean any disrespect to you or anyone who may for whatever reason be wearing boots. Thats cool with me. I just thought it was funny that boots came in higher on the list than some brands like Teva and Vans that make shoes specifically geared toward riding
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 Work boots are better than Sidis or any clipless shoe with a ratchet buckle. I took a digger up in the park wearing a ratchet shoe. Busted the ratchet...and couldn't get the damn shoes off to save my life. Ended up going to a shop the next day to get the buckle cut. Every attempt I made just ratcheted the thing tighter!
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 Everyone should be buying these guys... made for flats! www.adidas.ca/Men%27s-Zeitfrei-Shoes/V23191_610,en_CA,pd.html
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 Nice to see NRG represented so strongly in the pedal department... those flats are bloody awesome!
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 Try the NRG Slabalanche. I've had mine for two years and never had to rebuild them, they're lighter than the taster's choice, pretty cheap (same price as taster's choice, $80), and have awesome grip. I replace a lot of the set-screw traction pins though.
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 I f*ckin love my set of Tasters Choice, but I crashed and bent the spindle and the right side is twisted way up :p oh well theyre still better than putting on a shitty set
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 yeah man how the hell does a distributor put together such an amazing package in a pedal eh its insane props nrg
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 Its cool to see this information, but it would be even better to see a bigger sample size. 100 riders is a pretty small sample, especially if some groups of friends passed through. I find friends will influence what you buy, due to immediate product feedback and the fact that you can see it or even use the product before purchasing it. On a sample that size, if a couple groups of friends went through, it might skew the data a bit. But it is interesting, thanks for sitting there and recording it! You guys should put together some sort of database that tracks your surveys over time with key values.
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 Gauging what people take to Whistler is like gauging what people take to the track at Silverstone... of course its going to be dominated by the high end. Go to a less prestigous bike park and you'll see far more affordable bikes and scrap components.
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 Thank you! it's nice to see were I fall under a percent. I now have a reason to get a frame !!!! specialized demo 8 here I come.
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 Best Choice! Smile
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 theres a reson so many people own themWink
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 My best set : Commencal Supreme V3 / Marzocchi 888 / Fox RC4 / Bell Drop / Maxxis Minion DHF / SDG I-Beam / Gravity Lite / Shimano Saint / Shimano Saint / Flat pedal Crankbros.
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 Superb. Now all you mtb shops out there know what to stock the most of. At least I know not to buy a Demo 8, too common lol. *yes I know they are good but I like to have something different from the crowd.
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 If u want something different from the crowd you should start thinking about this www.pinkbike.com/news/Redalp-Downhill-Bikes-2012.html
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 It could maybe work the other way too.... maybe many of these products topped the lists because that's what mountain bikes shops stock the most of.
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 That is different that's for sure. From the looks of it people would rather ride a slice of pizza down a trail then ride that bike. lol
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 You can still buy "different" and good, that thing looks bad.
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 converses? Lol wut
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 I am pretty sure that the rider's feet had to be in pain later that night, but they looked cool in the park.
  • + 1
 But there are other Converse, for skating I think, that are ok for riding. Those are similar to vans but better and stronger.
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 can someone please for the love of god where can I get a par of chromag bars like the black ones featured in this article because I cant find a single efin pair on the internet
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 I know I am probably the only one interested but it would be cool to know what gear the girls were using since girl specific stuff is limited. Thanks for doing the work tho, good article Smile
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 Not a single Dorado up there?
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 Not in the bikes polled.
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 im surprised that the 40s beat out boxxers.
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 Not a single Mondraker? Gotta visit Whistler, the table needs to grow!
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 well its only 1 day in whistler, so parts/bikes will vary from day to day.
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 as soon as people heard about the dorados "flex" they ran away... personally im saving up for one!
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 Low and fast. - Kevin, 26, Canada - Banshee Legend... Previous Pinkbike posting Why I do I like Your Ride... a day ago This is a guy with a Dorado. Perhaps he wasn't available to be polled.
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 The polls are accurate in what you see most commonly. Very few manufacturers spec the Dorado as OEM equipment. Many bikes are custom built, but most people buy factory built bikes. You are seeing market share in the big components. People switch up seats handlebars pedals, but the frames, forks and cranks are usually based on OEM spec.
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 is there even a manufacturer that specs the dorado as standard equipment? if people kept their forks youd most likely be seeing way more boxxers and the lower end 888
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 ^the only bike that the dorado comes OEM on is the Legend
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 at least it comes OEM on an awesome frame, suck if it came with the redalp Big Grin
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 So funny how whatever Sam Hill rides everyone else follows. Dont get me wrong the Demo is an amazing bike its just way too trend whore for my likings now
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 If Trek becomes more affordable. That will be the next trendy one.
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 I suppose that will make my hypothetical 2015 demo more unique.
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 Right now i'm riding a cove g-spot and can anybody tell me if it would be enough bike for Whistler? Its speced with Fox DHX 5.0 shock and a Rockshox Lyric RC2 DH fork
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 the 18% wearing clips must have all been using DX's! any Chromag must be so big over there, RaceFace and renthal still own the market pretty much over here
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 good work guys you did soldier on all day haha, its a good feeling to be a part of the statistic. surprised sunday's were as much as 3% lol.
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 it would be great to keepa yearly record of this sort of statistics. also to compare the season opener to the last day of the season, to see what does and doesnt make it.
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 no point. they're just random samples (n=200) with no statistical validity. taking a random sample over a weekend at my local shuttle spot would be just as valid and representative. it makes interesting reading, and I'm not hating on this, but don't judge too much by it.
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 did you take a stats class or something? that's cool i guess.
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 @gnarbar, I'm also a little curious... did they get each and every rider that went through the lineup, so 200 in a row? not to be a total stats douche, but not exactly a perfect or random sample. still interesting. if you're plucking only the willing participants, it might be people who want to brag about their gear. time of day might influence things as well... I'm also gonna go out on a limb and say the bikes on a saturday might be a little different than a wednesday (e.g. more rental bikes...)
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 I'm actually pretty surprised with how some of those results turned out! Especially about the neck braces, I would have thought that more than 23% would wear them... :/
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 Pedals (Brand):
Shimano DX Clipless 15%
Wellgo (All Models) 11%
Kona WahWah 7%

Wellgo and Kona 2nd and 3rd
Very Interesting. I would have them both as a budget pedal.
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 Budget but perfectly functioning and reliable , and with bikes with such low BB's these days who wants to spend 150 dollars plus every 3 months on pedals Razz
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 Fair comment. I hate all these over designed pedals that cost an arm and a leg. After a few months of twatting rocks you would wish you hadn't spent so much on them.
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 Yep Razz I'm pretty sure I would be crying by now if my pedals cost as much as some out there given the damage they have taken.
Must admit though there are some smexy pedals out there !
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 Hey you do have to have a sexy pedal for your feet to cover up! But when your standing around not riding eveyone that are watching people ride will be like dam those are sexy pedals. lol
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 Yea I don't get it with some of these super expensive pedals. Yea they are thin and light but I'm still going to be smashing them on rocks all days. Can't justify dropping 200 bones on pedals.
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 I was there that day. I actually saw you guys doing your little survey. Funny though... I saw 3 Zerodes and they didn't even make your list.
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 We did snap shots of 100 riders at a time on a specific set of parts, so items like that could get missed. At the end of the day when we did our 24 rider picks for another feature we searched for a while to find one of the Zerode riders with no luck.
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 I was there that day too. I saw 3 or 4 Zerodes. I ride an Intense SS2 and saw at least 20-30 slopestyles. They aren't on your list either. I walked right by you guys getting on the lift.
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 no dorado's, no legend no schwable muddy mary?????? great article but im surprised these are missing
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 Interesting info. Thanx. Cheers Smile
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 Wow. Im a life-long GT rider. After some questionable years, they are back to putting out top end race bikes. Not a very gimmicky company though, seems to be a trend these days in downhill to look good or have the latest gear that everyone else has. I also remember a time when you couldnt find a downhill bike on any mountain without some azonic stuff. Im still running Azonic stuff on my Fury and still strong as ever.
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 I have a pair of original Azonic Ultra cross bars on my hardtail , had them for about 12 years , been through 3 cracked/failed bikes plus done all my learning on them , still strong !
But man they are narrow !
  • + 1
 OK... that launch video was pretty ridiculous. Even I have to admit that. Think that was more for the Athertons. I want to see Peaty back on a GT! Pipe dream I know but just have some really cool memories of watchin Peat in the late 90s early 2000s poundin the GTs.
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 LOL the Fury is one of the most gimmicky bikes of all time, stupid floating BB crap
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 I have an Azonic seat on my bike and tons of people ride the Azonic outlaw wheel sets.
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 i love that 15% of the 18% of riders that were running clips were running the shimano dx pedals it is not really a surprise though they are the best and bullet prof.
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 meh i run time z's they seem prety good just a bit heavyer than other models though
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 crankbros easily have the nice loose feeling some riders want but they break too easily, most people start on crankbros, break two sets then move to shimano
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 yep that one of the reasons i wouldnt get them for me its shimano or time z
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 ... not a single muddy mary in the bike park?
What do those Canadians know, there will be in a couple of weeks though :o)

Oh, I know 2 riders there just now with them on. haha.
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 I think I have one item out of all of those lists... Shoes: Misc (unknown) 3%. I don't think I'm niche, I think I just need to get with the times!
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 Pinkbike should do online polls for frames and parts run. That way we can get a real glimpse of what people are riding!
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 Self selected reporting is incredibly inaccurate. Brand and style mongers are more likely to engage in the poll while people buying any-ol-platform-pedal-that-works, will be under represented.
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 Who in their right mind would ride in hiking boots?

Also are Xprezzo local or something? How come they're so high up relative to significantly better known bikes/brands?
  • + 1
 Xprezzo is a Quebec-based brand. maybe a bunch of QC folks living in Whistler or visiting there
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 Hiking boots give way more protection than something like skate shoes.
  • + 1
 Surely you get absolutely zero pedal feel though? Traction can't be great compared to a flat sole either.
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 i think you will find all of the trail crew guys ride/work in there work boots,they might make up those numbers.
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 Walking boots can be great riding gear , especially if you got bad ankles , no one seems to make boots with proper ankle support. Even my high top 5-10's could do with being 1 lace hole higher.
  • + 1
 I can understand the support argument for them but i would have thought the drawbacks in traction and pedal feel would far outweigh that. I certainly think about grip a lot more than support when considering riding shoes. Maybe I'm missing something there but can't say I've ever felt the need for more support. That maybe just because I've never used any hi-tops though to realise.
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 I have got a crap ankle so support is important for me , also takes the sting out of stamping a corner I find ( bad habit yea but it happens).
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 !!!!!!CHROMAG FTW!!!!!!
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 I'm amazed that there's twice as many demo's as anything else. I thought trek,giant,specialized would be a lot more equal.
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 No one rides Banshee??!!
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 Locals were at work I guess.
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 The first part of this, there was a guy riding a scythe.
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 Not during the polling time, we caught up with a Legend and a Scythe rider in the race line up later that night though.
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 Same was on my mind trzyzero Smile
Yee, even caught up with Legend and Scythe but not with Scream, We should be there, oldschool bikes would make there a sensation hehe Big Grin
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 Yeah actually just looked again, it was a different article "why you like your ride".
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 What are the best flat pedals for downhill out there that wont exceed 160 dollars?
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 The Azonic 420 has a really cool name.
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 Is there anything better, spank Spike are better?
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 Why is it theres no rc2 its a fairly popular stock rear shock
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 Do the Mk1 mk2 and mk3 Santa Cruz v10's not exist anymore?
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 I saw one Aluminum v-10 and 3 Driver 8s later on that night, the rest must be hiding out.
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 It does not matter what people are ridinig in Whistler but how.
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 Iron Horse Sunday.. 7-year-old frame still that popular! yeah!!
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 No love for the dorado?
C'mon mannnn
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 not one mongoose boot,r or pinn,r what a flop
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 You could have been riding all day
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 Very interesting!
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 18% on clips, and 15% of all people on shimano dx, think I should maybe look into them!
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 Does this mean I should not bring my Nomad to Whistler??? Eh, it is still better then a rental.
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 no, rent one. the rental choices in whistler are fuckin amazing
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 wow i really know what to buy in order to be popular next time i hit up whistler! so pumped
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 How about numbers and percentages? That way we don't have 6% over and over again, and we'll actually know how many there are
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 6% of 100 riders polled = 6 riders with said kit. 23% = 23, 46% = 46. etc. it's pretty simple.
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 Haha that makes sense too. I just skipped to the numbers Wink Cheers
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 haha, pretty much my bike listed in the most popular. Means i must be doing something right, right?
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 Interesting,this is a very different data set than you would get at Highland.
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 So, despite PBers always complaining about price, seems like the world's foremost bike park riders buy the big $$$ stuff!!
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 The guys at Silver Star did a similar thing last season - its on Pink Bike somewhere, cant recall what came out on top.
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 very nice.. i think the demo 8 is a very good bike!
but whats about the best fork "Dorado"????
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 Nicess! Statistics of this kind are really interesting. You should take em more often..all thgouh someone needs to do the work.
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 see if that survey was done in scotland. nukeproof or mondraker would have been at the top...
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 I am extremely surprised that there were no transition doubles on the frame list. whenever i'm up at whistler I see tons of them.
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 Im glad to see that I wont see too many faiths up there. Demos are great bikes but I think i would get tired of looking at them.
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 Im guessing if we did this poll at Northstar it would be drastically different.
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 i made it to the pinkbike homepage!!!!! kinda.... representing the saracen myst
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 They need to do this over in the UK,bet the top bike would be a glory!
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 I love this tup Thanks!
D3 on top.
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 Mines in rout! Salute
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 Yah budday!
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 But I aint joining no demo fleet!
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 Wacha talkin bout Willis? Even if it's carbonzzz?
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 dam 1 of no ridin and thw whole scene changes. time for some new kit Smile
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 And you guys complain about the selection of 29er and 650b wheels.

Come on folks, how many different seat choices do you have? I'm sure you can settle on a wheel size just fine and deal with ALL THE CHOICES.
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 You spelt "Xprezo" wrong - just saying...
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 Do this in two years and lets see how many 29ers and 650b bikes are out there.
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 Chromag, huh? Well I'll be damned.
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 That's useful stats. Always was interesting in that.
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 Now only if I could build a bike with all the top used components here...
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 that is the SICKEST demo....
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 Nobody is on a Redalp? Wtf?
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 No poll on types of rims?
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 Somehow you missed the Blackspire pedals - made in Canada
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 Now it's time for dirt/slope bike Big Grin
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 haha, no manipoo shocks. good thing i wasn't there that day! lol
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 Avid Elixier on first place? I thought thats am/xc breaks.
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 love these types of posts!! thanks for the info!
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 Suntour WERX? You mean Durolux, right?
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 Does no one use manitou forks in canada lol
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 Really interesting...
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 Demo power!
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 It's Deity not Diety bars
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 Great work! Thank you!
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 Why is nobody riding Shimano Saint pedals??
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 Very pleased to see fox40 more popular than boxxer.
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 That's amazing!!
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 not many norco bikes...
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 1% more for the V10c
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 LMAO: Tires (200 tires were counted, so each % is 2 tires):

How dumb do you think we are, needing to explain that to us?! Big Grin
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 it was helpful acually, seeing as some of us cant count past potatoe.
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 well considering the minion DHF accounted for 52% of total tires counted (in other words at least four rather special individuals had DHFs on the back), i think the clarification isn't entirely needless.
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 or spell potato either
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 dude minion dhf on the rear works, probs even better than the dhr
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 yep, for places like Whistler and the North Shore, minion DHF for front & rear is the go. Continental and a few others already have "copies" of DHF so we're gonna see a bit less of the Maxxis domination in the near future..
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 @Bowen1911- my point exactly
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 For Australia DHF front and rear for sure.
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 What they said.. barely anyone actually runs DHRs on the back.
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 Why do you keep responding to an unrelated response?
Seems there's a lot of potato counters around.
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 DHF's have better sideways traction for downhill so you have more grip in the corners or flat turns, but if you pedal uphill the DHR is a beter choice coz you need more grip for pedaling.
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 I find the DHR to be an absolutely rubbish tire. Never again will i ride them. The combo's i like to use are Maxxis Highroller back, and Minnion DHF up front. Or Minion DHF front and back. Or sometimes Maxxis Wetscream on the front and DHF on the back. I really only use the highroller for fast, wide open tracks though. They tend to roll a bit better.
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 I run minion dh f on the front and back. I think it gives me more traction through the corners.
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