Replay: 1st Round of the Enduro World Series - Crankworx Rotorua

Mar 27, 2015
by Pinkbike Staff  





Giant Toa Enduro
4-6 pm NZT
4-6 am CET (Europe)
3-5am GMT (London)
11pm - 1 am EDT Previous Day (New York)
8-10 p.m. PST Previous Day (Vancouver/LA)


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx, @EnduroWorldSeries





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76 Comments

  • + 52
 These New Zealand events are perfectly timed for optimum beer drinking on the west coast.
  • + 4
 Cheers to that!
  • + 7
 perfectly timed for sleeping in Ireland Frown
  • + 6
 With Ireland's reputation if think that was the perfect time for drinking too.
  • + 38
 I might just sit here and click refresh for the next two hours...
  • + 5
 said everyone... right when they saw this
  • + 5
 Beats the hell out of doing these tps reports I'm supposed to be working on....refresh....refresh....refresh
  • + 1
 beats the hell out of call of duty ghosts too.
  • + 1
 ROFL
  • + 3
 TPS? throttle position sensor? nevermind, gonna knock one out while i wait.....
  • + 2
 yay I have to get up at 6 and it ends at 5
  • + 17
 How many beers can I drink before the Enduro-ing starts?? THAT is the true #Enduro! (Seriously tho pretty psyched to watch this!)
  • + 15
 Thank you Pinkbike for giving us a legitimate reason to stay up all hours and be late for work. Having these events covered has been seriously awesome, thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible for all of us not fortunate enough to be in Rotorua.
  • + 1
 yay to that Smile
  • + 13
 Sam Hill FTW!
  • + 2
 sam is the best!!
  • + 1
 What time is Sam Hill in?
  • + 8
 Pinkbike please fire the commenters
  • + 3
 Totally useless.

"Let's go down to Hannah in the finishing area for some pointless questions".
  • + 0
 I know they weren't the best, especially that Hannah chick who hung out at the finish.
  • - 2
 Try some constructive criticism instead of just flaming the commenters.
  • + 6
 Okay. Get rid of the guy who should be doing monster truck commentating and replace the other with Claudio Caluori.
  • + 4
 I would provide construvtive criticism I was gonna watch it again to see what they could do betterfast forward it at random and first thing I see is he called ropelato rope de dope. This is an unfixable problem, firing him is not enough Castration or a firing squad seem like a better solution.
  • + 2
 LOL
  • + 4
 Great event. Useless commentary. The number of factual errors was laughable.

Or how about "and here is Emily... I can't pronounce her last name"? If you can't pronounce a few European names then you shouldn't be commentating.
  • + 4
 bit disapointing the organisers shortened stage3 , Curtis Keene says he dosent undertsand why its called Rocky Horror, its because they pulled out the lower section of this trail so half of it is exited, half way down, the Rocky Horror section, which u snake between rock cliffs with rock gardens on the single track, while still super steep and switched back, then ends on the steelest sections into a rock bed creek trench very technical 300m ateast imo the best section in the hole of Vegas because it is unique with rock and slippery even in dry weather pretty dark zone, this is what EWS is about, so gutted they abanded this, rocks are rare in Whaka and this section has it in spades. Hence why its called Rocky Horror, again if the comenators could ride and had ridden the trails they also would know theyre is rock out they're, though rare! Still personally Im a fan of Brad J etc no Tippie, but hes still good value for Crankworx so don't be hard on the guy, he's a 10year CW vet, they just need to be given the right info, awesome conditions and day. Great results too! Congrats to them all.
  • + 1
 Why did they take the rocky section out of the Rocky Horror?
  • + 2
 I was told that they shortened the stages to make the transitions easier. By finishing before Rocky Horror it was a shorter ride back up to the top.
  • + 1
 it got cancelled as it turned into a swamp, i was looking forward to that section as well, it would have made the next transition nearly impossible as the ride up would have been too slippery to get up, same with dammit janet trail, but on the day the trails were perfect even though they predicted 80% chance of big rain
  • + 4
 I don't understand why they capture it like a downhill race. I get the synergy leverage same crew/cameras. Don't get me wrong I'm grateful we have some coverage as opposed to none. But why not take more of the pro golf model with cameras all over at key areas of the track and switching back and forth rider to rider. You have a 35 min leg and we are just catching the last 60 seconds of each rider.
  • + 3
 Umm... Have you ever been to a race like this? You've got riders leaving the gate every 30 seconds or so. Some guys crashing, some guys passing other guys & trees in the way of cameras so they can only cover very small areas.

They could put a camera in a key location & switch back to it to feature a rider... and by the time they figure out which rider it actually is (because they don't always stay in the order that they started in) they would have missed the other 2 riders that just blew through the other key locations they had setup.

What you propose is madness, absolute madness.
If you don't like watching what they give you, go ride your bike.

-hps
  • + 0
 It's clear they only have maybe 5-6 camera for entire course which is quite manageable. I'm not saying cover the entire course that's impossible. But showing different sections instead of just the end would be nice. The way it is its a watered down version of DH coverage except it's the part that doesn't matter. I'd like to see the guys starting at the gate and just a few cameras spread out with a spotter telling the booth who is coming up. And then 1 or 2 at the end to capture the finish. Just saying there are other events that cover large areas of ground and there might be a better way to capture the feel of the event. The way it is now, I'd just rather watch the dh and yes like you said go ride my bike. I'd love to see enduro get more mainstream so there is really something in it for these pros. Maybe drones will be the answer one day..
  • + 3
 And it begins.... "So is he going to be wearing regular clothes, right".....*buuuuurrrrrrrrrrrp*...... "one, one, one. Two, two, two." Hilarious that the guys running the feed & the commentators don't realise all the audio & cameras have already gone live & are being watched by everyone!
  • + 6
 Wow, Is this guy high? I could do a better job announcing.haha
  • + 4
 Where is SAM HILL??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? He is the only rider im interested in watching and you guys didn't even show him
  • + 5
 SO when is the live racing going to start? I don't care about the commentator with a beer gut who doesn't even race bikes...
  • + 1
 Ok here we go. Mitch Ropelato came down!
  • + 6
 EWS drinking games. My house. Everyone's invited.
  • + 6
 Chug a beer every time someones foot comes off A pedal?
  • + 2
 Yeah! Shot for every crash
  • + 3
 vodka shots when someone says enduro..... pretty sure no one survives over here hahaha
  • + 3
 lol we'll have to get our stomach's pumped in first 3 rides..
  • + 6
 Guess I'll sleep some other time...
  • + 2
 I don't care that the commentators were typical X-Games "duuuudes" and we only saw about 7% of the riding. It was still awesome to see this, especially as they will only get better production-wise (I hope!). Thanks Pinkbike!
  • + 2
 Wow, wow, wow. The top women are better than the vast majority of amateurs. I was so proud when I was on par w/ ACC and Anneke and they were absolutely floundering here! The top men are just so incredibly good.
  • + 4
 I need Tippie commenting STAT! This guy needs can only comment about vacuum cleaners on HSN. Get them out if there!
  • + 2
 hahaha that guy ran into a barrier and then the guy behind him ran into his wheel and kept going. that was gold but also dog.
  • + 3
 A bunch of crap talk and commercials and you can't even tell us wtf happened to TMo? That broadcast was a waste of my time.
  • + 4
 Soooo do we actually get any race coverage ?
  • + 2
 Anyone know what hubs were being run? Super fascinated as they all sounded the same, but no hubs sound the same in real life.
  • + 5
 florian nicholai: "shit"
  • + 2
 How many times can Tristan Merrick say "there". One should count, gotta fe at least 10 per run. Brutal.
  • + 3
 Hope the Endurist Wyn takes it
  • + 2
 for the moment the times for stage7 womens is a total sciences fictions story...lol...
  • + 2
 Wow this course looks crazy... the PROS actually look like me and my buddies riding on some of those corners... crazy!
  • + 1
 ROTORUA !!! RORORUA, ROROTUA, RARATOU.... he miss spelled it every single time eheheh !!! Razz
  • + 2
 This is an Amazing place....did I say AMAZING....
  • + 1
 Apparently Enduro is two guys talking, shots of a ski lift, and women's highlights.
  • + 1
 Why the f*ck is that stupid pop/rock band shit playing during a f*ckin bike race.
  • + 2
 do we not talk about the guy that crashed into the other guy?
  • + 2
 26:10... at least there was that spongy thing to break their fall... what happened there?
  • + 2
 A Deer Watching you and Pooping at 1:16.10 hahaha
  • + 2
 ROSARA JOSEPH, man! RO-SAR-AHHHH JO-SEPH. Get your life together.
  • + 2
 (I meant the announcers, BTW. If you don't know someone's name, just say the part you do know, and mumble the rest, just like the rest of the week.)
  • + 2
 Looks like he mastered enduro am I right
  • + 0
 From the looks of the first few stages, a 135MM trailbike seems like the best fit —
  • + 1
 wow 15:17 in... MASSIVE BURP!! (Hope you didin't loose sealant)
  • + 1
 Yet, after saying that, Thank You Pinkbike for putting the EWS on.
  • + 1
 Hahaha, Kyle Strait video bomb around 1:30:00
  • + 1
 Flippin brilliant ....enjoyed that pink bike
  • + 1
 Goddamn these trails are freaking awesome!
  • + 1
 Big Toe at Rotorooter! Whoop whoop! What a gnarly course.
  • + 1
 What's the point of riding a DH track on a non DH bike?
  • + 1
 So this means 8 pm Friday Night?...
  • + 1
 if you're in pst, yes.
  • + 1
 This looks BURLEY.

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