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sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2016 at 9:22
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Devinci to Step Away from UCI Downhill for 2017
@KeithReeder: I have to disagree on both points. And keep in mind I am only speaking in terms what I know about the laws here in the US. First about the name Smith. You are definitely wrong here. Yes its ubiquitous, but that doesn't give a company unrestricted use of the name. The laws would look at the context of how its being used, and what's implied by the use of the name, and in this case, if the bike company who used to sponsor Steve on their DH team, produced a downhill bike called the Smith, it would be quite obvious what they were doing. An argument saying "its just a name" would never hold up in court. Imagine if a shoe company started producing basketball shoes call the "James", or a soccer cleats called the "cristiano". That would be ridiculous. Second about his family. Do you really think his family would be OK with a company 1) continuing to profit off their dead relatives name? and 2) would be OK not getting compensated if they did? You are crazy if you think his family would just see it as a nice tribute.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 30, 2016 at 18:24
Nov 30, 2016
Devinci to Step Away from UCI Downhill for 2017
@truffy: perhaps they would see it as a fitting tribute if divinci were to donate the proceeds to some kind of memorial fund. But if they just name a bike that and sell it normally there is no way his family would be ok with that. I would think most people (myself included) would find profiting off a guys death to be disgusting.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 29, 2016 at 18:47
Nov 29, 2016
Devinci to Step Away from UCI Downhill for 2017
Thats a nice thought but there is probably a business consideration that you are overlooking. Just because Steve was on their team for a few years and passed away while he was riding for them doesn't give Divinci the right to continue to use his name. If they were to market a bike called the Smith it would obviously be connected to Steve and thus would likely mean Divinci would have to work out some kind of deal with his estate or family to continue using the name. If I were his family I would probably problem with a company marketing a bike named after my dead relative.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 29, 2016 at 14:39
Nov 29, 2016
Devinci to Step Away from UCI Downhill for 2017
Companies are free to do what they think is best for their business it just annoys me when I see this line: "Although we are taking a short break from DH racing, our Enduro program will be going strong with Damien and Theo on the EWS circuit." I mean no offense to Enduro, its cool and all, but it has nothing to do with DH. The fact that they have a good enduro team has no bearing on how I feel about them dropping DH.
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sino428 mikelevy's article
Oct 31, 2016 at 15:00
Oct 31, 2016
Neko Mulally's Frankenbikes
The issue for the 29" downhill bike is likely going to be that many downhill bike owners don't race their bikes. I can see some of the benefits of the 29er in terms of rollover and smoothness as well as how fast they roll but I don't see many people wanting to ride a 29er as a park bike, which is what many people use their DH bikes for. If it ever does take off it will likely be a true specialty race bike.
sino428 urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 16:21
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@WAKIdesigns: keep in mind that more than half the field is pre-qualified under the current rules. Among as they keep the rules the same we can probably figure out most of the invited field for next year already.
sino428 urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 16:19
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@north-shore-bike-shop: everything you are suggesting in terms of having back up goes against all the new rules they put in this year. They want these guys prepared, rested, and well practiced. And remember the other change they made for this year that I didn't mention in my last comment was a shortened field of riders. The only way to safely let backup rides in at the last minute would be to have them there building a line and prepping as if they were going to ride. And that goes directly against the idea of having a shorter field and less crowded hull to build on. They don't want more guys out there.
sino428 urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 12:33
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@north-shore-bike-shop: There was a specific effort made by the organizers this year with an added emphasis on safety. Things like extra time to build, extra practice time, mandatory day off, etc. There is no way they could then allow a rider into the contest at the last minute.
sino428 trekfactoryracingdh's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 10:07
Oct 28, 2016
Dan Atherton: Building Masterpieces - Video
@Norski: Yea thats why I was curious about it.
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