30 Second-ish Bike Checks - EWS Rotorua 2017 - Video

Mar 27, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  

Brett Tippie chats with Keegan Wright, Brian Regnier, Lauren Gregg, Rae Morrison, and Cedric Gracia about their chosen bikes and what's special about them before the 2017 Rotorua EWS stop got started on race day.

MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries / @officialcrankworx


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 some kid will die because they heard a pro is running no rebound and will now try the same thing...
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 natural selection...
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 Fail of the month could use some extra clips.
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flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 27, 2017 at 1:52) (Below Threshold)
 Natural selection is what brought us to where we are. They greatest species in the galaxy and probably observable universe. It is very, very good.

BTW, I love Kiwinglish. Someone says "and everything else is the same" and you hear and everthing arses the same", piddles, e-fus aye bas, steam... I could understand more English from a Canadian with permanently enhanced cocaine receptors and two French guys - fkng awesome!!! Big Grin
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 @WAKIdesigns: Bitch please...
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flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 27, 2017 at 2:55) (Below Threshold)
 @Brdjanin: just here to say something to push the comfort zone... I got lots of luck in last few days. But I do strongly believe that natural selection is good. We shouldn't help it, but still...
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flag chillrider199 (Mar 27, 2017 at 7:34) (Below Threshold)
 18 here, been running my bike like that for like 3 years. I get some weird concerns for sure. But when I ride with the people they dont worry any more haha.
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 look ma! my new 6500$ trampoline. Seriously , if it works for him that's all that matters
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 Wait was the pro running zero rebound or full rebound? I run like zero. Close to at least
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 @WAKIdesigns: natural selection? i just go with "for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap."
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flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 27, 2017 at 10:36) (Below Threshold)
 @robdpzero: oh yes, the problem is some never get to see the scythe, some die by cutting themselves on one, or some get killed by those who want to get one from their hands... "you reap what you sow" goes well with other sayings from the good old days. Like "run n*gger run". Upper class bullshyte. Natural selection on a warm, pale blue dot flying through vastness of space. Life is what molecules do when given enough time in favorable conditions my friend.
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 @chillrider199: He said he was also running very little spring. Didn't say anything about ramp up or compression, but I imagine since his spring and rebound are light, he would need both to compensate. Makes sense to me. Not exactly the feel I'd want on my bike, but he's racing and I'm not.
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 old news to me......
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 @chillrider199: fox it seems to like no dampening. I run my fork almost wide open.
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 I had the STX22 and also rode it wide open as well. It is way overdamped from the factory.
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 before I got an actual bike I had a full suspension gravity fsx 1.0 straight out of china that had no suspension dampers whatsoever and I survived a few days in the bike park on it
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 @DHaddict82: Well who doesn't like a dry fork?
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 @salespunk: You mean compression or rebound? I always had to run both ttx and stx on the slowest rebound or one click open.
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 @Samuli-1: rebound was wide open
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 Can you imagine what it would be like if CG and Tippie commentated the DH racing...
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 CG and Warner that is all!
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 Hey uh Pinkbike can you try to make this happen please? Thanks
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 Props to Bryan Regnier for making it through that interview. Learning a new language (especially English) is hard and he pulled through like a champ.
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 I wouldn't say English is tough to learn, as a native Russian speaker English wasn't difficult to learn, although it could be that i was teenager when i was learning it versus an adult trying to learn english
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 Yeah but I can't forgive him for giving Sansa to Ramsey Bolton
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 @dancingwhale, not sure if you are serious or sarcastic, because English is the easiest language to learn.
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 @mentalhead: Hahaha, the neg props! Gringos don't like to hear that.
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 @passwordpinkbike: No me llame gringo, prefiero canche
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 @passwordpinkbike: it's true. Try to learn German, people say it's way harder.
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 @Muckal: is that because no one hears German outside of Germany? I can't remember the last time I watched a German film (actually I can; it was Manta Manta) so perhaps I am less likely to get exposed to your language on a daily basis.
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 @ermoldaker: It's an official language in two more countries in Europe Big Grin

No foreign language is easy to learn - the effort needed the learn the vocabulary is pretty much the same. From there on some languages have much more specifics compared to others (German VS English for example).

Actually I enjoy hearing much more different English accents (Scottish my favorite) compared to the German ones Smile
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 The dude is smart. He was running Michelins. He speaks MTB perfectly.
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 Who fell in love with Rae?
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 At 3:34 you can see that Rae has mounted Garmin upside down. I guess that's normal down there :-)
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 I wish I had Tippie's energy lol.
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 He's even tired out Cedric!
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 CG n Tippie together - what a perfect combo!
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 It's like stokepalypse
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 I feel a little sorry for Keegan & Sam Shaw, 2 guys who had a good shot to really get their names out there in a big way on trails they have dominated at enduros for a few years on. But both of them got thrown on totally different bikes a week before the race. Sure getting a better sponsorship deal is good, but I feel the timing could have really hampered their chance to shine unfortunately. (Keegan was on a Trance and Sam a 5010 for the last year or 2)
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 SURE can't be the only one who would have loved a bike-check on that gearbox Zerode?
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 I want a brett Tippie bike check!
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 Yt frames, enve wheels, magura brakes and spank components.
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 I want to see the pics from the CG JB joint birthday celebration...
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 appropriate use of the word joint Wink
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 Brett Tippie Rocks ! Smile
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 CG and Rat on a night out...... now that would be worth filming ;-)
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 Tell us about your bike Cedric "okaaay eets a santa cruuz... SQUIRREL!"
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 Tip wasn't joking about get that birthday card on his 40th. I was there, we had a great day shredding the snow on Cypress, all of us but Melinchuck who ate it on his first lap...
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 Cedric Gracia! hahaha, ok I'm going for a bike ride.
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 Haha i love the part with CG
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 I was waiting for this so long.
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 I learned I have the same birthday as CG and Ratty 3/23 -too weird to be real Aries
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 Lauren Gregg running WTB KOM rims on the rear is interesting, that's a light XC rim...
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 CG looks like he was stuffed from all his Nz riding. I can see why he didn't race.
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 CG is killing me hahaha what a hyper active!
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