gavind

Used to manage a WC team - but after having my bank account drained to zero (and then supplementing this with money I had to spend the next three years paying off) I saw the light and now just pleb around the industry.

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gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 9, 2014 at 16:12
Sep 9, 2014
Video: OnTheHunt - Team CRC/Nukeproof at Hafjell World Champs
We (MTB) are a little behind the discussion regarding neck braces. Motocross riders have been at this for ages (and still going strong). A great article in Dirt Rider from last year is a good starting point (http://www.dirtrider.com/features/the-neck-brace-should-you-wear-one/) with some responses for a selection of medical and industry peeps making interesting reading as well (http://www.dirtrider.com/features/the-neck-brace-web-component/). What is pretty clear is that we are unlikely to see dollars thrown at independent medical study of the topic - thus industry study is likely to be the major source of information.
gavind RichardCunningham's article
Sep 9, 2014 at 15:43
Sep 9, 2014
Here We Go Again: Interbike's Outdoor Carnival - Day Two
Interesting because as a CEO you don't yank out a statement like that unless you have it already sealed up. Good to see riders are maintaining their compliance with that little contract clause about "not engaging in contract discussions or agreements prior to the end of the current contract..." Bring on the off season circus!
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 21, 2014 at 15:20
Aug 21, 2014
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 21, 2014 at 15:20
Aug 21, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Timed Training
Still going Hill for the win - that is a bloody quick split on his second run and then off the gad
gavind mikekazimer's article
Jul 17, 2014 at 17:01
Jul 17, 2014
Yeti SB5c - Review
While I can certainly see where you are coming from ryan83 - having met Jared on a number of occasions (and even had him sleep on our floor once - which still seems to make my wife blush a little) I would say if he says good things about a bike he means them. There are some riders I would not say this about - heck even I talked up the Fusion bikes when they sponsored our team and they seemed to be made of bloody ice, they shattered so quickly - but having followed Jared's career he is honest and forthright about what he rides and likes. It has been my experience that he would tend to say nothing before he pipes up if he is not fully on board with the message. Possibly what more people should be doing is just stowing the opinions until they ride it and understanding it may not be for them. By all means read the reviews, but don't take it as gospel that you will like a bike that the reviewer likes or hate one they hate. Surprise, surprise we all ride differently, with different needs around the edges of the two constants - going up and down a mountain. And $8999... Sort of expect it nowadays. This is why I have a kidney for sale on ebay :)
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 15:44
Jul 6, 2014
Results: Polygon Air DH iXS European DH Cup
I am sorry Si, but you are comparing apples with oranges and in this case to the detriment of the sponsors. This is event is reasonably well established and the sponsors locked in on the promise of reaching this attractive audience of wealthy (obviously never seen my bank balance) young mostly male folk who love mountain biking. What the sponsors also expect and demand - and I say this having worked on their side of the fence in sponsorship leveraging - is that the event will make good on its promises and not insult the intelligence of the very market I have just paid big dollars to reach. This could not be more the case than for this event - where the title sponsor for the race, as a newish brand, would be looking to establish credentials with the core customer. Instead it had attached its name to a product that has proven to be substandard. Brad has done poorly and trying to ignore that is kind of like not mentioning sub-par tracks in the uci world cups.
Selling
Jun 2, 2014 at 2:03
Jun 2, 2014

IXS Hammer Vest L/XL

$80 USD
Used Once. Now using a 661 Sub-Gear, so this is surplus. Perfect condition. Same as 2014 model • Integrated comfortable mesh vest • Protection area stays on its place • ”NockOut™“ shock absorbing padding • ”Armadillo™” spinal protection made of absorbent Polypropylene • Kidney belt with integrated protection

Selling
Jun 2, 2014 at 1:52
Jun 2, 2014

SixSixOne 4x4 Shin/Knee Pads

$20 USD
Clearing out the shed... amazing the crap you find. These are pretty much new - but ugly as a hat for of busted rear ends as far as pads go.... But they do the job. I would say they are a large (as I am). SixSixOne 4x4 Knee / Shin Guards | Features 4x4 Knee Guards from SixSixOne Full coverage EVA foam, 300 denier shell with nylon inserts. Now available in youth size 12mm EVA foam padding with nylon inserts for impact protection 300 Denier nylon outer cover takes the abuse Coolmax liners wick away moisture keeping you cool and dry

Selling
Jun 2, 2014 at 1:46
Jun 2, 2014

Royal Drift Short Black/Ash XL

$25 USD
Brand New - Still In bag. Fairly roomy XL sizing. Great for DH

Selling
Jun 2, 2014 at 1:31
Jun 2, 2014

Urge Archi-Enduro (L/XL)

$70 USD
Brand new - never used. I have somehow managed to lose the box - but the helmet bag is still on it. I basically bought this and another helmet at the same time I just never seemed to feel the need to go the full face. Still has that 'new helmet' smell :) I would consider shipping globally - but the freight cost would be pretty insane! The Archi Enduro full face helmets offer the same protection as the Urge DH helmet, the Down O matic but the Archi also offers an increased level of comfort thanks to its reduced weight, high breathability and shorter back, allowing the rider to comfortably wear a backpack. The perfect fit is essential for Enduro riding so the guys at Urge have included pads of different thickness in the box so you can customise the fit to suit your head. The Urge Archi Enduro helmet is revolutionary in itself: it is simply the first and the only Enduro-race helmet available on the market today. Not only is the Archi-Enduro full face helmet a unique helmet, it is now also available in the Veggie version, made from natural linen fibre and like for the entire 2012 range, the straps are made from recycled PET.

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