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Sep 13, 2014 at 10:39Sep 13, 2014
Largest Underground Bike Park in the World Coming
Aperture Science Enrichment Center.
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Aug 12, 2014 at 13:05Aug 12, 2014
Interview: Darren Berrecloth Talks About Crankworx
It's still a thousand times nicer than Alpe d'Huez. Although I didn't like either - for slopestyle, it's OK (in fairness, any hill with a 100m elevation difference will do for a slopestyle course), but the mountains there seem to be very dry and dusty, and the regular trails were rocky as hell and not particularly interesting. A cool slopestyle course for the pro's doesn't change things much for me... but the backdrops are nice, no doubt.
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Jul 29, 2014 at 1:18Jul 29, 2014
Video: Les Gets Naked in France
Plum Retention Apparatus™.
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Jul 29, 2014 at 0:58Jul 29, 2014
Specialized 2FO Clip Shoe - Review
I like the laces. They look down to earth (unlike the other fancy nonsense) and if you put some time into tying them up properly they can clamp your foot like a shark's bite. And unlike the velcros, Boa wheels and ratchet straps, they don't wear down as easily, and if they do, you can replace them at any shoe shop for $2. Most importantly for me, Specialized is one of the few manufacturers who go all the way up to EU size 50 shoes (the other one I remember being Sidi, which makes utterly useless shoes for anything else than XC) which kind of narrows down the choice for me :) I just wish they made the black/blue option with clips as well, but that's a minor gripe. Looking forward to checking them out.
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Jun 26, 2014 at 13:57Jun 26, 2014
Video: Banger Highlight Clip From Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014
Crazy tricks, fantastic shots and scenery. Only the soundtrack... it couldn't have been any less annoying if they made the whole thing mute. What an idiotic noise.
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Jun 26, 2014 at 5:13Jun 26, 2014
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Jun 20, 2014 at 4:35Jun 20, 2014
Introducing Soho Bikes
"How'd you do that, you piece of f**k?" (Warner interview with Eddie Masters)
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May 30, 2014 at 0:48May 30, 2014
Rider Perspective: Cost vs Benefit at the Czech XCO World Cup
"As some would say, "Mont Sainte Anne is the cathedral of XCO Mountain Bike Racing," and I would have to say that the Czech World Cup course is the new benchmark for XCO racing." Flattering, given how our, um, slightly backward little country compares to Canada (as far as trail-building efforts go). Will hope to see Mme. Batty in Nové Město again. Hopefully sans the #bigshit tag :)
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May 27, 2014 at 10:47May 27, 2014
Video: Danny MacAskill - Epecuén
If they make a genuinely great video (which this is), I don't wan't to watch some diluted, blocky mess at a resolution that was fashionable 30 years ago, instead of the crisp cinematography of the original. I'm fine with leaving a HD video to load for a half hour and watch it then. I also want to rewind the sections I find interesting. But the illustrious, Flash-based Red Bull video playeer offers no cache for rewinding, nor does it seem to load the video till the end while it's paused. Someone thought of this retarded "streaming-only" idea for non-live content a long time ago and it makes my blood boil. Of course, the fine peoples of Pinkbike, Vimeo and the like have finally moved to HTML5 (which neither suffers from this idiotic "feature", nor is it forcibly Flash-based), but oh no, Red Bull content is "exclusive". How'd it look if they didn't use a branded player. They don't seem to have noticed that a useless player won't quite serve their marketing intentions when a viewer can't reach the actual content. Glad I could comment on something utterly irrelevant instead of the video itself. Which was fantastic - the little I've seen of it before my tempers ran short...
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May 15, 2014 at 15:56May 15, 2014
Video: Builder - Official Teaser
For me, it's even no chainsaw, nor manicured wooden planks for yer 'north shore', more often than not. Nor a pickup truck to haul the tools in place. Everything I build with, I have to be able to fit in an old hiking backpack, and then drag it there meself. So ultimately, everything takes about 10 times as long, hence I get to build only one tenth of the stuff they do. At best. It's slightly frustrating, to be honest...