July: Good Month or Bad Month?

Aug 5, 2015
by Richard Cunningham  

July was one of the hottest months of record almost everywhere in the world, and so was racing and freeride competition. World Cup action at Lenzerheide set a new standard for cross country and downhill events - and five freeride events, including a FEST double header, produced some of the most incredible still and video imagery we've seen on PB this season. On the technical side, with Eurobike just around the corner, the big guns are starting to flash some 2016 product to build some excitement. No month passes by without a few stinkers, but we are happy to report that July was far better than it was worse. Who would have guessed, however, that one of the most uplifting months this season would be followed by tragedy, when on August 1, EWS competitor Will Olson lost his life in a racing accident in Crested Butte. In the context of this article, Will's passing reminds us that we are as much a community as we are an action sport. Good times or bad times, everyone counts.


Greg Minnaar

Riding into the record books

Greg Minnaar admitted that he was struggling with the Lenzerheide race course. Lenzerheide's downhill was newly built with the help of Steve Peat and Claudio Caluori, and it became clear on the first morning of practice that the race was going to be a three-minute serving of every racer's wish and every racer's nightmare - which should have played well to Minnaar's wide-ranging skillset. The Champ could only manage to qualify sixth, and the media quickly shifted its attention to other hopefuls for the final.

Minnaar knuckled down on his race run and somehow found some bits on the course where he could shave some time, which earned him the hot seat - where the South African super star would remain until the end, besting crowd favorite Loic Bruni's scorching run down the mountain by just under one second. It is the mark of a true professional to be able to lay down a winning time when the course, the bike, or the body is not cooperating. Hats off to Greg, whose victory at a Lenzerheide also earned him a place in the record books for the most World Cup victories in the men's DH ahead of his team-mate, Steve Peat.
The G.O.A.T.

Fox Fans

Two Suspension developments that you can't have, yet.

Fox developed a version of its 2016 DHX2 shock for enduro racer Justin Leov's Trek that could signal a wholesale jump from air-sprung shocks back to coil-sprung types by top enduro racers. Weight and versatility are the factors which have made air sprung dampers the popular choice and perhaps more compelling, is that air springs can be tuned, using volume spacers and other tricks, to compensate for the funky leverage-rate curves which are characteristic of most anti-squat suspension designs. The overwhelming popularity of one-by drivetrains has recently simplified suspension kinematics, and suspension designers are also returning to conventional leverage rates. Both trends favor the linear rate of a coil spring.
EWS tech
Coil/over racing shocks for enduro may be appearing in greater numbers now that Push Industries and Fox are on board.

The weight disadvantage of a coil spring has been addressed somewhat by using a special steel alloy which brings the weight of Fox's SLS spring to that of the far more pricey titanium option. Versatility is not on par with an air-sprung shock, however, because one air spring can be tuned to support a wide range of rider weights, while the SLS spring still must be purchased to suit an individual. That said, Fox's twin-circuit Rod Valve damping system allows a rider to remotely adjust high and low-speed compression forces and inside, the shock can be tuned to higher and lower thresholds to further control bottoming forces - all of which help the DHX2 shock play well with funky leverage rates.

What makes Leov's proto DHX2 shock big news, though, is that Fox added a pedal platform lever to its Rod Valve low-speed compression circuit - which makes it a prime candidate for enduro racers and all-mountain riders who want a lot of support for pedaling, without sacrificing supple DH-like rear suspension for the downs. Fox says that there are no firm plans to market the new shock, but Darren at Push Industries has been selling every ElevenSix he can make - a shock that offers almost exactly the same features as the prototype DHX2, right down to the lightweight alloy steel spring. We expect that Fox will make an announcement soon.

Last week Pinkbike posted a first-ride feature on Fox's electronically controlled Live Valve shock and fork system. You can get the details in the tech feature, but the short version is that Fox figured out a simple way to use accelerometers to sense bumps and then connected it to a super-fast solenoid-actuated low-speed compression damping circuit that they developed in-house. Live Valve is a set-and-forget system that uses very little battery power and it makes your bike pedal like it never has suspension, yet at the same time, ride like it always has suspension. So future suspension designers can let Live Valve take care of the pedaling, and then choose the best performing suspension kinematics without compromises related to pedaling dynamics. Imagine, DH smoothness and XC pedaling efficiency. It's here, it works and it's going into production in the near future.
Fox Live Valve

Martyn Ashton

Getting back on the bike after a paralyzing crash

Martyn Ashton is the super-talented trials guy who started the trend of tricking road bikes and riding them where no sane person would imagine it would be possible. In 2013, Aston suffered a spinal injury in a crash that robbed him of the use of his legs and it seemed that his life on two wheels had come to an untimely end.

Two years later, assisted by a special seat designed for skiers who suffered similar injuries that was attached to a modified Nicolai Mojo, Martyn was once again able to ride a mountain bike. With some help from Danny MacAskill, Chris Akrigg and Blake Samsonan, the ex trials shredder was strapped into the seat, taped to the pedals and then given a shove for a long and beautiful descent - his first official trail ride since his disabling injury.
Trials master

If you don't recall what it is like to be absolutely happy, then watch the "Back on Track" video and you will be reminded of that one moment were the only three things that existed in the universe were you, your bike, and the blurry earth speeding below your wheels. Of course Martyn actually filmed that video a month or so earlier, and he had to have pre-ridden that bike to dial it in, but until it's on Pinkbike, it didn't really happen. "Martyn Ashton - Back On Track" dropped on PB July 2, 2015, so I'm callin' that a win.


If you slept through July, you missed a year's worth of freestyle action.

As if one FEST event would not be enough monster jump action for PB viewers, there were two in July: RoyalFEST, staged by Nico Vink in France's Royal Hills park went off first with Andreu Lacondeguy nabbing best trick and Vink earing best line awards. Just two weeks later, Mads “Makken” Haugen invited the world's best freeriders to compete at his Hillbilly HuckFEST in Norway near Hafjell, where Andreu once again landed best trick honors. The Colorado Freeride festival went off on July 25 on a course designed by Kelly McGarry at Winter Park resort where Carson Storch took top honors in front of record crowds.

Royalfest Festseries
Andreu Lacondeguy at RoyalFEST

Hillbilly HuckFEST
Andreu Lacondeguy at Hillbilly HuckFEST
Backflip up the on off
Matt Jones - Colorado Freeride Festival

Pierre-Edouard Ferry and Anthony Rocci s Chatel Bike Festival Team Edit
Natural features at the Chatel bike festival

Across the Atlantic, the FMB series Damond-level Crankworx Les Deux Alpes fired up on the 9th, where Brett Rheeder made it two in a row, which propelled him to the top of the series with 300 points. All eyes are upon the Canadian as he attempts to seize the triple crown at Whistler Crankworx in August.

The second round of the Chatel Bike Festival held during the week of July 15 gave pro freeriders and filmers the chance to compete on a course designed by Nico Vink who added a number of machine-dug features to an already monsterized line that contains some of the gnarliest naturally based jumps on the world tour. Chatel's Film and freestyle competition was won by Ramon Hunzicker, Jaws and Patrick Rasche, fimed by Ryys. Watch all eight edits. That was a lot of freeride competition in only 31 days, but take a deep breath, because Crankworx comes home to Whistler in less than a week.
Two-thrids of the plan complete.
Brett Rheeder - two down, one to go.


Marzocchi Fans

Tenneco will close the doors of the famous suspension maker

Tenneco owns Marzocchi and a number of automotive parts suppliers including sister suspension makers, Monroe and Rancho. July 22, Tenneco announced that it could not find a buyer for Marzocchi and would be closing down both its cycling and motorcycle suspension operations by the end of 2015. Fans of the brand have taken the news pretty hard, but we feel most for everyone at Marzocchi who have been rallying, quite successfully, to restore the Italian brand's reputation as a leader in the all-mountain and downhill suspension arenas since the brand ran afoul with its major creditors and was purchased by Tenneco in 2008. The news means that OEM bike makers who spec Marzocchi suspension, Its sponsored race teams, and a whole lot of existing customers will soon be left to chance on supply and warranty issues.

Andrea Pierantoni, sales and marketing director for Tenneco Marzocchi, indicated in an interview by PB's Mike Levy that, at least in the short term, Marzocchi will fulfil its OEM contracts and continue to support its race teams. Andrea also was optimistic that its replacement and service inventory may be purchased before year's end so that current owners will have access to
Marzocchi's very promising EPD dropper seatpost was its last development before Tenneco pulled the plug.
replacement parts. Of course, there is always the hope that a White Knight investor might show up at the eleventh hour and buy Marzocchi outright with the intention of reviving the brand. Marzocchi was founded in 1949 and was a pioneer mountain bike suspension maker. We hope this ends well.

Adult behavior

Unprofessional professionals at Mont Sainte Anne

So, the story goes, Sir Gee Atherton was conversing with bystanders somewhere at Mont Sainte Anne when Sir Josh Bryceland showed up unprovoked, dropped his trousers and began shaking his exposed flesh weapon at Sir Atherton in front of God and everybody. Words were exchanged and there was some pushing and shoving. The interaction was heated, and just when it seemed that the tussle was over, the two went after each other once more. The bystanders were in the act of separating Sir Gee and Sir Josh when out of the blue, another participant jumped into the fray and decided this was his moment to get a piece of the reigning World Champion. That participant sucker-punched Sir Atherton a couple of times in the head while the Champ was being held back.

Medical experts say that a man's heart can only pump enough blood to keep either his brain or his privates running at full potential - but never both at the same time. Look no further for proof of that.
Klearchos Kapoutsis photo

Another less plausible explanation is that when Gee, Josh and Sam heard that Gwin won without a chain, they thought they heard "brain" and said: "Amputate mine, I want to win one of those things!" Fight your pet peeves on your bicycles, gentlemen.

MENTIONS: @foxracingshox, @NicolaiUSA, @MarzocchiMTB

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  • 210 2
 Pictures of this fight or it didnt happen. We all know this is the rule for everything in life
  • 24 1
  • 130 9
 This should be in the + section not the -
  • 36 2
 ^ That. Mountain biking stays rowdy folks
  • 31 2
 I don't think I want to see pictures of Rat's pork sword. That's what pornhub is for...
  • 26 1
 Nudity and Brutality!!?!

Maybe DH racing will be more exciting, and finally draw the crowds that Monster Energy and Redbull was hoping for?!?
  • 32 5
 What is pornhub?
  • 126 0
 @pbrider , google it at work.
  • 96 0
 I just did but it just says that my search results were limited and to contact my network administrator. When I called our IT help desk to ask for access they told me to stop joking around. Now I am more curious then ever.
  • 44 18
 wow..if that is true and sam punched him when gee was being held back thats just sad. any man who sucker punches another man when he is held back is a weak lil bitch. where i grew up we fight like men and face to face not cowardly lil girls with sand in our snatch. Sam ....go race in the womans class from now on. sorry for no caps for y right hand is broken........MAN FIGHT!!!!!
  • 6 0
 where's the gopro footage
  • 5 3
 Where's loosefest video?
  • 15 23
flag EnduroManiac (Aug 5, 2015 at 12:55) (Below Threshold)
 Now I wonder who's the stupidest. The one who showed his ass (british tradition) or the ine who started a fight for that?
What I'm sure now is that Dale is a miserable person. I thought he was cool, and surely cooler than Gee. Now I am not so sure anymore.
  • 82 19
 Josh is an amazingly talented rider but let's be honest, you only have to listen to his interviews to realise he has the IQ of a ten year old.
  • 14 6
 Whatever this article intended, I can't shake off the vision of a crazy man who spotted a poop in the middle of the city square, put fingers in it and now goes around showing it to faces of passbyers, saying: sumbadaee poooped, sumbadaee poooped, smell it, it's baeeed... If someone punched a tree in the forest and nobody seen it...
  • 2 0
 Haha so true.
  • 14 2
 Did they Strava it? Didn't Strava, didn't happen!
  • 6 2
 Those two naughty boys have been at it for a while judging by this photo!!!
  • 24 1
 Why the f*ck did Bryce just show up and whip his dick out?
  • 53 0
 You don't do that? I'm about to go have dinner with my girlfriends parents and my pants are already unzipped
  • 28 1

I heard that Josh was just mad that Gee gave him HPV, and was showing him a big wart, then Sam Dale jumped in because Gee was cheating on Sam with Josh.

Come on guys, anyone sexually active has HPV, also humans aren't meant to be monogamous sodon't be mad.
  • 22 0
 This is total BS. The first rule of fight club is, you DON'T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!!!!
  • 3 0
 "So, the story goes,"... probably didn't happen. Fantasy contest?
  • 11 4
 More like Drunk Club. Can't help but wonder if this traces back to the time Gee pissed on Peaty's V10:


Of course only Waki would somehow figure out a way to turn a funny moment into a opportunity to get everybody reading to visualize and focus on feces.
And of course RC is going to be politically correct and attempt to make the racers getting loose and having a good time a negative publicity event by publicizing it. Sort of reminds me of ban on VooDoo advertising and trying to kill the term Freeride. Some burn in their own eternal hell of high horse judgementalism. Usually the religious ones.....

Every month is a good month if you spent a decent amount of time on your bicycle.
  • 4 12
flag WAKIdesigns (Aug 6, 2015 at 0:47) (Below Threshold)
 Protour - I love the visualizations of feces, and many many people do, just like drawing penises. I shall spare you though the philosophical background of "excremental realm" that most of us mortals bypass so much in our mental lives.

I am glad to see, that it seems that you are sending your Dark forces of Trolledom on another crusade after you have devastated Demogods of Essworksarnia challenging their greatest hero and our dear Lord in one battle royale. Gott ist tot, Protör getötet Gott, es lebe der Ratte. Beware villagers from the small village in Wales, the twenty six black horsemen left the darkest place in Canada and they are heading your way. Punishment will be great because you don't smile often enough to the camera. But do not despair, the brother that left you to live in the woods as an eremite, laying the harshest paths Newstandardia (aka MTB) has ever seen, he shall return and protect you from the Canadian Chainstay Massacre!
  • 4 0
 yay protour and waki are back ! can't wait to see the comment section when aaron will break his bike (lets say chainstay) during the final whereas troy is on the hot seat, and loic second. At the same time redbull will stop the diffusion because ratboy and gee will start to piss on each other
  • 3 1
 1. It is Minaar's bike.

2. Wow is this Internet keyboard battle between WAKI and Protour?!

3. People having fight at races... C'mon, are they 10 year old?! There was also the same speculation/theory/whatever about Remi and Josh.
  • 3 0
 I wonder what would happen if the waki and protour actually met in person. Would they fight? Would they be 2 akward serious people uncapable of developing even small talk? Would they joke and have some beers?
  • 10 0
 ultimate double date : ratboy, gee, protour and waki

well, it would be funnier if gee was riding for specialized
  • 6 4
 Out of all world cup racers I would like to have a beer with Gee or Aaron, out of all I'd like to ride with Ratboy and his gang. I'd like to meet Protour and I hope I will when I get my arse to BC, There are so many of you guys that I'd like to meet. Aside of deeeight maybe, , even though I respect him he seems to much like my father in law...
  • 1 0
 @tremeer023 wait you can actually understand what he is saying?! i can't even do that just sounds so stupid haha
  • 1 0
 Where the hell was Palmer while this was going on. He would have tuned all three of them up drank some more beer then won the race
  • 1 0
 who the hell is deeeight? you always mention him.
If you come to northern mexico let me know.
  • 7 0
 deeeight is the ultimate vintage mtb retro grouch, one of the few people on here who knows component history and keeps it correct. Thanks for the invitation, adios amigos.
  • 92 2
 All this talk over some dick wagging at WC and not a single comment about how awesome the Martyn Ashton ride is. So pumped for him. Hes got the riding smile back.
  • 15 0
 Thank you
  • 23 1
 I'll admit I had a bit of a cry over seeing Martyn Ashton having a proper laugh on his bike! It was very heart warming.
  • 86 22
 I'm going to be the only commenter here that is going to laugh about Ratboy swingin his dingaling at Gee Atherton. That is f*cking hilarious.

WITH THAT SAID, PinkBike what the hell are you thinking trying to post up the drama for everyone to see? For a front page article, that's some serious ex girlfriend shit. In fact it's ironic considering the section is supposed to paint the "Ratboy/Dale aren't adults" narrative... because posting that up was not adult like in the slightest.
  • 26 2
 I don't understand why you think we shouldn't be told of these antics. This kind of stuff happens in every sport and I think it adds depth to the over all story of the race. Its not a perfect world out there and professional athletes are far from perfect people. This kind of coverage gives everyone a look a the "real" race, not the rose coloured coverage the media paints in general. I'd like to see more of this kind of stuff! Smile
  • 6 2
 I am guessing the whole point of this article was to show case the drama with a bit of subterfuge. After all if they made that the only point of this article it would make them look worse.... right?
  • 7 0
 ^^Well said, I'm not saying they should showcase all the drama in a tabloid type article, just give us a taste of what goes on behind the scenes other than smiles and bum pats in the pit area.
  • 14 13
 Hahaha thats hilarious. that's good quality stuff pinkbike. you should be all over that. that's what happens when your Gee and your a dick to everybody and never smile
  • 5 12
flag Christopop (Aug 5, 2015 at 14:42) (Below Threshold)
 ^ Are you a redneck?
  • 55 0
 I went to watch the fights and it broke out in a DH race...
  • 47 1
 fighting over Manon?
  • 4 0
 He does have a GF
  • 16 1

but according to the rat something happend and manons reaction kind of says that too
  • 2 2
 I can't understand a thing of what the rat says seriously
  • 2 0
 "Rough like... waking up to a bit of Gee" HAHAHAHA
  • 40 3
 Sam Dale punched Gee Atherton? Dude must have been drunk, nobody sober would try hitting THAT chin. Good story though.
  • 15 2
 Have you seen sam dale?
  • 3 2
 Yeah, when you see all the pros in person you realise how massive are they! I remember the WC in Val di Sole. Man... Sam Dale is like a bear and Gee is pure machine.
  • 40 15
 Are these 3 guys getting some sort of penalty?
I am very dissapointed especially about the rat. That guy has everything one could wish for in the mtb world. Hopefully Minaar will get to talk seriously to the rat about this.
  • 11 7
 I hope he tells the Rat to piss in his tea and eat the jam out o' his doughnuts. Is Josh a Pikey?
  • 2 2
 They didn't actually fight...
  • 2 0
 you have posted that 5 times already. how can you know what really happened?
  • 3 2
 Because pinkbike already said that Gee fought Remi Thirion, during the course walk, you know the same time he was supposed to be fighting ratboy. Then pinkbike literally said they were joking.
  • 2 0
 Remi in a conflict???
Thanks man I needed a good chuckle today.
I am a big Thirion fan. But he is not the fighting type.
  • 2 1
 kind of a different situation. the one was a funny description of a picture. this right here would be direct attack and defamation of three athletes in an article.
  • 1 0
 i think it`s just a stupid coincidence they picked gee last time
  • 24 3
 Wait Gee and the Rat got into s fight??!?!? Only to become 2vs1 with Sam Dale?$!?&?$&? Why did I not hear about this...
  • 12 2
 Because it didn't happen
  • 22 3
 I think it's a testament to the advancements in safety and organisation that the death of a rider in a highly physical and dangerous sport such as ours is considered such a shock. R.I.P. Will, smash those golden trails up above, dude
  • 12 1
 It was the coldest and wettest month since 1946 in Ireland. It's like living in the Twilight Zone. For the love of god, somebody, please give us just one month of dryness. My wife is going to murder me if I wreck her washing machine again!
  • 13 0
 we will never hear the real story at the walk track, i tought it was thirion and Gee
  • 5 0
 and after windham they'll be saying Gee and Sam Hill
  • 16 4
 Who does everyone reckon would win in a fight to the death out of those three?

I gotta go for Gee
  • 20 2
 gee would kill everyone,even if rat and dale teamed up against him
  • 14 7
 Mate sam dale is a bear!
  • 8 1
 But he's not a Vulcan!
  • 9 0
 Gees got Dan as back up , he looks well 'ard, Rachel would probably do Ratty too, lol
  • 11 0
 Pretty sure that is 100% satire, but I still wouldn't put something of that nature past Ratboy.
  • 12 0
 Why is the fight story in the bad section?

Move to good section asap.
  • 8 1
 So the story goes from who? I do enjoy you Pinkbike but this is some bad journalism. I'm hoping you'll release more info on this supposed fight becasue it is interesting news and I'm curious. However, I would also love to see who the sources are and would hope this was accounted for before something gets thrown into the cyberfan that could negatively influence someones personal and professional life.
  • 2 0
 it's hard to know the thruth, the journalist and pohotographer are with rider and paid by bike company or other contract so they can't tell everything they won't be invited anymore. there's also the pinkbike fan that stay at mont ste anne who you knows the truth but there's also the pinkbike cyber fan that comment and wasn't there.it's great to be on site you get to know more the rider and last year i talk a lot with claudio he's a really cool guy who manage brendog not to do to much stupid thing that he can't hurt himself
  • 10 0
 Start betting on fist fights rather than the races?
  • 9 0
 im all for fist fights on the course but only if Claudio is still commentating/ fist fight previewing/run/walk through
  • 9 0
 Proof or it didn't happen.
  • 8 0
 Not a single word on the release of "UnReal" and Semenuk's one shot segment???
  • 3 1
 This^^^That long-shot segment was awesome.
  • 10 2
 Did that really happen...atherton and bryceland?!?!
  • 9 0
 flesh weapon lol
  • 4 0
 I have to say watching Martyn's clip and seeing the smile and hearing the giggles sums up the feeling we get when we ride. That buzz that comes from riding is what makes it worth doing. Made my whole day after watching that. If you've seen the interview that goes with this video then you'll understand when I say I'd love to see him ride a World Cup track!!
  • 8 1
 Oh, so that's what all the fist fight comments were about.
  • 8 1
 there must be a video of that fight?
  • 10 0
 $5 on Atherton f*cking him up 1vs1
  • 4 1
 I have a serious problem with battery driven devices that drive the behavior of the bicycle be they shocks or shifters or even a seat post. I cannot oppose e-bikes on trails and then use batteries to help me down the trail. I draw the line at "muscle powered".
Maybe someday we can run electrical devices on our bikes that will be dynamo driven, but even in that case it will require energy storage aka a battery, but as long as it could only be charged by the dynamo that would be okay. If these things use as little electricity as they claim I don't see why they couldn't easily be charged by normal bicycle movement.
  • 5 2
 F*** Tenneco. Their vehicle shocks are junk anyway...I won't support that company at all ever especially after reading the couple of articles on here. RIP Marzocchi.
  • 4 0
 All I can say about this gee-rat-dale situtation is smackdown! www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWpKkuCiA0
  • 3 1
 Cane Creek brought twin-tube technology to shorter length coil dampers years ahead of Fox. I have seen them on bikes as small as the TNT-era Turner Flux. Why is an external LSC knob a big deal?
  • 5 0
 Sam should not have jumped in the fight, it should been manon-man
  • 2 0
 Something in the Ratboy story. Wyn announces to Sam Dale that he's the Heavy Weight Champion of Downhill here - dirtmountainbike.com/racing-events/downhill/wyntv-wildman-windham-track-walk.html#mkYbSVIdbrYiABs0.97
  • 1 0
 Also fat lips/cheeks mentioned when talking to Ratty.
  • 4 1
 Nothing on the tragedy about Will Olson. it was the worst that happend to MTB in a long time
  • 4 1
 that would be disrespectful.
  • 5 0
 In the intro. It happened Aug and not July.
  • 4 0
 went to see the fight but Red bull media player crashed
  • 2 0
 Gee also fought with Thirion lately,correct me if I´m wrong
  • 5 9
flag angry-sasquatch (Aug 5, 2015 at 13:23) (Below Threshold)
 You're wrong
  • 8 6
 Pinkbike audience is extremely gullible apparently.
  • 1 1
 Most likely a joke/play fight that everyone here is taking way to seriously. Come on people, when have you ever seen these guys being hard ass, bad boys?
  • 1 0
 July was a bad month.
  • 37 38
 Ratty is slowly becoming more douchebag than rockstar...
  • 49 12
 Oh come on now this is DH racing not golf, who the fuck cares.
  • 9 2
 agree. rockstar's have been known to get into occasional fights, yeah?
  • 18 24
flag Alias530 (Aug 5, 2015 at 11:04) (Below Threshold)
 Right when I was starting to like him... what a douche. He's a twink too. I bet Atherton would fuck him up 1 vs 1.
  • 5 1
 don't care what their east/west coast riffs are about. both great riders on the track.
  • 6 10
flag freeskiiniskool (Aug 5, 2015 at 13:09) (Below Threshold)
 for real. if ya b******* don't like it , stick to road biking
  • 4 0
 ^ How about you just calm the fudge down? Smile
  • 17 19
 Jackasses doesn't even begin to describe that behavior for so called professionals...
  • 38 8
 It's extreme sports, not Nobel Prize nominees. "Professional" refers to their skill level, not their mannerisms.
  • 5 1
 Well fucking said, alias530!
  • 9 1
 They should still not act like total retards. If that type of shit happened in any other sport, you could bet there'd be 3 suspensions and 3 huge fines
  • 7 3
 So what you're saying is that you want DH to be like every other sport? Cause personally I enjoy the fact that mountain biking isn't like every other sport.
  • 6 1
 No, but people shouldn't be total, complete knobs and be able to get away with it without so much as a slap on the wrist
  • 4 0
 Even if this or these fisticuffs took place and were actually meaningful, any Canadian calling them out as "unprofessional", "total retards" or any other behave-yourself term better not be a hockey fan. "That type of shit" happens in every game, sometimes every shift depending on team/neanderthal match up. I'm kinda singling out @mnoriss122, but it applies to anyone who thinks this "drama" is actually something.

Actually, it is something. It's NASCAR. I'm calling for all future world cup dh courses to be counterclockwise spirals.

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