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kudos100 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 10, 2014 at 15:40
Oct 10, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Enduro Transfer Stages Be as Tough as Pro XC Climbs?
IMO the point of enduro is that it strikes a balance between going uphill and downhill, with the balance shifted towards descending. Essentially what people have been doing since mountain biking was invented, climb up and then hammer down. If you have transfer stages that are are as tough as pro xc climbs and downhill stages that can be as tough as some world cup downhill then the balance gets lost. The transitions should be pretty damn tough at the top level, but not so tough that it takes so much out of the riders that they are compromised on the main part of the race, flying downhill at warp speed on trail bikes.
Oct 6, 2014 at 7:43
Oct 6, 2014
kudos100 mikelevy's article
Aug 17, 2014 at 12:35
Aug 17, 2014
kudos100 mikekazimer's article
Aug 3, 2014 at 10:52
Aug 3, 2014
First Look: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5
About time they ditched the overdrive 2 nonsense.
Aug 1, 2014 at 8:17
Aug 1, 2014
kudos100 karl-burkat's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 10:50
Jul 31, 2014
Just Announced - 2015 UCI World Cup DH and XC Schedule
My point is that it seems the majority of riders and fans would like the sport to go in a certain direction ie rougher, bigger, nastier tracks. The UCI don't seem to listen to this. The bikes and riders have moved on, but the tracks haven't. I don't think it's a coincidence that the most talked about DH runs (Sam Hill at Val di Sole, Danny Hart at Champery, Gwin at Val di sole etc) are on the Gnarlier tracks. The thing that blows me away about downhill is the ability of the top guys to ride stuff so steep and rough, at speeds most if us cannot even comprehend. The best world cup guys can ride stuff so ridiculously difficult (riding Champery in the wet, riding Rampage etc) it's a shame they don't often ride tracks which highlight how mind boggling their skill level actually is.
kudos100 karl-burkat's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 8:12
Jul 31, 2014
Just Announced - 2015 UCI World Cup DH and XC Schedule
Pedalling is for Enduro. IMO downhill should be about the steepest, nastiest tracks where you have to stay of the brakes to win rather than pedalling on flat bits.
kudos100 karl-burkat's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 7:50
Jul 31, 2014
Just Announced - 2015 UCI World Cup DH and XC Schedule
Everyone complains about Leogang and says they prefer Schladming..........UCI ignores it and does the same thing. The sport could be so much better if they had people in charge who actually understood downhill racing. Nice to see Val di Sole back though.
kudos100 mattwragg's article
Jun 8, 2014 at 5:46
Jun 8, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 3 Fort William DH - Finals
Martin 'Just having fun' Maes. What a beast.
kudos100 geebeebee's article
Jun 5, 2014 at 12:58
Jun 5, 2014
Course Preview: UCI World Cup Round 3, Fort William
Proper mans track. Looking forward to the race.
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