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elbandido77 rachellefrazer's article
Sep 10, 2014 at 3:08
Sep 10, 2014
Outdoor Demo 2014: No Boys Allowed
Glad to see some good women specific bikes from a mainstream manufacturer. My missus would love that Intrigue One.
elbandido77 natedh9's article
Sep 8, 2014 at 3:08
Sep 8, 2014
World Champs FINALS - 2014 - Hafjell Photo Epic- Day 5
Great pics. A memorable race to say the least! Well done to Gee and Manon, deserving champions.
elbandido77 natedh9's article
Sep 4, 2014 at 2:43
Sep 4, 2014
World Champs 2014 - Hafjell - Photo Epic- Day 1
For one thing the winner gets to wear the rainbow stripes for a year, which is one of the biggest prizes across all cycling sports. The riders represent their countries, which is really cool. And of course the fact that it's just one run adds a lot of additional drama.
elbandido77 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 2, 2014 at 11:17
Sep 2, 2014
Exclusive: Intense Cycles Re-signs Shaun Palmer
I don't think the publics view of mountain biking is that, at least in the UK most people think it's a sport for middle aged men who drive Audis, like wasting money on gadgets and are having a mid life crisis by trying to be rad and wearing a load of troy lee stuff. What would actually help to improve the sports image is if the mtb media did more to build up the current generation of mtb athletes. It's difficult for them to assert their personalities when magazines and websites are chock full of nonsense from Eurobike and reviews of bikes that cost more than a Ducati. I mean how many interviews/profiles etc did you see on this site lately? It's all expensive gadgets and nonsense about wheel sizes. Make it about the people and we'd have some new stars at our disposal rather than one from the past.
elbandido77 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 2, 2014 at 1:59
Sep 2, 2014
Exclusive: Intense Cycles Re-signs Shaun Palmer
"Extreme sports" is as much of a big money suit and tie business as road cycling or anything else. At his peak Palmer was big business for X-Games/Mountain Dew etc, and for himself. In fact he seems happy to bang on about how much money he was making. I'm all for having a few more intriguing personalities but I'd switch off if MTB turned into a generic extreme sport. I don't hold that industry, and it is an industry, in much esteem. The people running that stuff don't give a monkeys about the integrity of the sports they're promoting, and they'll happily bleed a sport dry while it's in fashion and replace it with inline skating/snowmobile freestyle/ whatever else when it stops selling energy drinks.
elbandido77 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 2, 2014 at 1:39
Sep 2, 2014
Eurobike 2014: Hey! You Gotta See This...
Look at the state of Schurter's bike, he could have cleaned it!
elbandido77 ChrisRicciVideo's article
Aug 28, 2014 at 6:43
Aug 28, 2014
Video: Remy M├ętailler Burns the Whistler Bike Park
The whole way it's filmed and edited is brilliant. He just seems to blast into each shot, do something wild, and before you've had chance to process what you saw it goes straight into the next shot. Full bore! Best mtb video in ages.
elbandido77 mdelorme's article
Aug 26, 2014 at 3:03
Aug 26, 2014
Photo Epic: World Cup XCO Finals - Meribel
Jolanda Neff is a very interesting rider to watch on the technical sections. She seems to be much faster than everyone else on the rough stuff, but just seems to hold her shape. I dunno, looks strange to me, like she's not trying!
elbandido77 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 10:14
Aug 22, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Qualifications
+1 for @jmbrit There's a lot to dislike about the UCI, but Red Bull is not the answer here. Mountain bike racing isn't a faddy extreme sport like X-Fighters or that Ice skating racing thing. I'd hate it if it was presented in that way. I think most 4X racers want the UCI to readopt the sport as it isn't a big enough draw for fans or top riders under the Pro Tour. The EWS seems to manage OK without the UCI, but there isn't a competing UCI series. Also, I follow some of the riders on FB/Twitter and there are still complaints about the EWS tracks not being technical enough. Anne Caro frequently complains about stages that are too XC. So it seems they haven't been able to solve the main thing that everyone grumbles about with the UCI I could moan about the UCI all day, but be careful what you wish for!
elbandido77 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 5:57
Aug 22, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Qualifications
Half the mens top 20 are brits. Happy days :)
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