Would You Rather...? Crankworx Whistler 2015

Aug 16, 2015
by Richard Cunningham  

I was at Lift Coffee this morning listening to some pro riders playing the "would you rather" game while I was having breakfast. I asked them if I could steal the idea and post it on PB. So, what would your answers be If you were riding Whistler Mountain and you were forced to choose between:

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What can we say about Aaron Gwin s run. He did a complete run down a pretty physical track and into a headwind with no chain and still won. Another run that will go down in history.






111 Comments

  • 164 1
 I would definitely have a ride on Joyride course in white spandex suit wearing 5.10's on a gambler with xc pedals. Not sure about the result, but damn, that would be fabulous.
  • 79 0
 with no chain on, short handelbars, worn out tires and a bad rear shock^^
  • 54 1
 @biker06 well, you crossed the line between simply having fun and being too hardcore
  • 8 0
 just wanted to complete the list Wink
but nevertheless, get clean landings, so you dont need no chain, no shock and the worn out tires may got even more grip than the dirtbike ones, think its harder to stay on those padels^^
  • 31 0
 That was the late nineties was it not?
  • 8 1
 Free ride pass and get to ride a friggin fat bike. Yes sign me up. But it has to be a Surly moonlander with its 4.8 Inches of rubbery coolness. No over inflated full suspension fatty. Even spandex would be cool!
  • 5 0
 I never realise there were other options besides these.....
  • 6 0
 pinkbike should hold a competition and the winner has to do whatever they selected
  • 11 0
 Why did I just answer those questions?
  • 6 0
 honestly? I am pretty sure I would never ever get down alive through the Joyride course no matter which bike I am on...
  • 78 2
 I had to re-read the options for the last question a few times. Didn't get which was which. Defs prefer a brake over a chain!
  • 13 3
 Yeah I would rather have no chain so I put keep front brake, but hardly anyone has put that, so I think everyone else thinks take my chain means no chain, when it doesnt it means i'll take my chain over the brake!!
  • 16 1
 Yeah those answers are badly worded. Anyone that would rather have a chain over a front brake on the double black's is crazy.
  • 3 17
flag Steezwhip (Aug 16, 2015 at 14:16) (Below Threshold)
 Why is it so bad to not have a front brake? I dirt jump and I only use a rear brake, it's not that bad, in fact it's not bad at all, why is a front brake so much more important than a chain?
  • 5 2
 I know I sound like a noob asking this question
  • 2 0
 @steezwhip so your rear wheel doesn't skid out of control
  • 1 0
 @NotDannyHart Yeah I guess you're right. I guess I just thought that made it way more fun than scary
  • 6 1
 DJ and DH are completely different animals
  • 1 0
 Use flats?
  • 1 0
 @Steezwhip Front is better for slowing down, back is only better for in turns
  • 2 0
 Gotcha thanks!
  • 50 1
 The last question's answers are a bit weird or is it just me?
  • 10 0
 they're a bit weird... Smile

is it "I keep my front brake" or "Go ahead man, keep my front brake" ... I mean, I guess it's the second option but I'm not sure...
  • 37 0
 Some of these are my daily choices for real...
  • 18 0
 Take my chain or keep my front brake. Isnt that the same thing in regards to the question?
  • 8 0
 I clicked "keep my front brake" as in "I would like to keep my front brake, and I don't mind losing my chain"
seems everyone else clicked the other option.

Either the hills in Whistler aren't as steep as I've heard, or the answers to that question need re wording...
  • 11 1
 "Keep my front brake" is just another way of saying "take my front brake". The wording can be tricky to understand
  • 5 1
 @gabriel-mission9
After staring at it for a while, I think it's supposed to mean "You keep my brake" and "You take my chain".
  • 2 1
 yeah could be.

I saw " I keep my front brake" or "I take my chain"

oh well.
  • 6 0
 Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo
  • 2 0
 Needs re weight I read first choice take my chain and picked it without even reading second option because I would rather have no chain and ride with breaks expecially on a trail you never peddle on anyways and take my chain to me clearly sounds like taking away chain and riding with breakes without reading second option you would never know you made wrong choice and by the % shown after you select your answer most people never read second option eather
  • 2 1
 I think it supposed to read opposite, but instead it's the old heads I win tails you lose.
  • 22 0
 Riding with no chain on worn out tires is what I did half the time when I was in Whistler...
  • 20 0
 jokes on you i already have a 50mm stem with 620mm bars.
  • 16 0
 those tires still look good. That's how all my tires look after a week of riding Big Grin
  • 16 1
 it would be nice to see a summary of the bike most people would prefer to ride...
  • 18 3
 ... WAKI, could you create this hideous beast for our viewing pleasure...
  • 25 3
 Umm yes I can. Right now I am spying on chainless Spec....
  • 16 0
 The Gambler is such a sick bike I would wear a dress if I had to.
  • 2 0
 Dress is much better than spandex suit.
  • 11 0
 ◽️ Write ridiculous questions
◽️ Read ridiculous questions

Tick all that apply
  • 8 2
 Pick one and be a dick
  • 11 0
 Ugh. Is that a 29er?
  • 8 0
 I think the people who said they would ride short stem and skinny bars don't realize why we use wide bars with short stems. 600mm bars and a 70mm stem is hard to hold straight on xc trails! Let alone 600mm and 50mm stem! Give me the wide bars and long stem at least I'll be alive at the bottom!
  • 7 0
 The best poll yet. Made me laugh while answering haha
  • 2 0
 Been riding a very serious course with a fork in an instant-need-of-service-due -to-severe-oil-leakage, but with my brakes on 100% - i had great fun for the entire weekend nevertheless. The fork was a Manitou and even though it was in a bad state, it managed to get me out of several bad situations. Smile
  • 1 4
 If we have to take into consideration how most people start in Bulgaria, it is this entire list from top to bottom! Of course without the Gambler question Smile
  • 3 0
 Meaning? Smile
  • 4 0
 Let me ride downhill trails on a Yeti Enduro bike. And I can check that off of my bucket list.
  • 5 0
 that rubber looks like it's just broken in for me...
  • 4 0
 How bout, Finishing the second half of your race/ride with a flat front tire or a shoeless right foot?
  • 5 0
 Bald tires? Welcome to most riders normal operating procedure.
  • 1 0
 The stem vs bars question reminded me before I knew better put 110 mm stem with wider bars and wondered why I kept going over the bars every other time I hit the brakes. There is a reason Blue Sky Cycling sell these stems for like 95% off ha ha
  • 4 0
 This needs to be done more, no harm from a bit of fun like this!
  • 4 0
 What does clapped out mean?
  • 7 0
 Adj. 1. clapped out - worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate
  • 4 1
 Last question seems poorly written: TAKE my chain or KEEP my brake means pretty much the same to me.
  • 2 0
 it means take your chain with you on the ride but it seems many others didn't understand it either.
  • 3 0
 I loved this please don't forget this concept PB !!
  • 2 1
 now i want to know who'd ditch the front brake rather than the chain for a dh course O_o talking about suicidal tendencies...
  • 1 0
 Replaced a worn out Nobby from my trailbike 2 weeks ago. Looked a lot worse than the one above. Guess i could have done it a bit sooner..Big Grin
  • 1 0
 the last one is the same answer either way you answer it....if you take my chain then I keep my front brake.... ...this was pointless....
  • 4 0
 More please!
  • 3 0
 Why did I just answer these questions?
  • 1 0
 Everyone happy to ditch the chain for a working brake, until we cross path with the first gap jump and realize we've f*cked up Big Grin
  • 1 0
 The only thing about not having a chain is that you may not get enough speed for some of the jumps. Flow, no front brake. Technical, no chain.
  • 2 0
 lots of science and stuff..
  • 2 0
 Heads I win tails you lose
  • 1 0
 I was in the majority on only 2 answers (brakes v tire and shock v fork). I feel like a roadie.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, The blown shock surprised me, pedaling on a crappy shock sucks, but I've dealt with a crappy fork b4.
  • 2 0
 That salsa is clapped out??
  • 2 1
 I answered opposite for almost all of these... what's wrong with you all! Because I'm never wrong. HAH!
  • 1 0
 Some of these hit a little too close to home, like the one about bad brakes or worn tires.
  • 1 0
 Honestly, who would vote for a blown out fork vs shock.... Some of the questions really only have one answer...
  • 2 0
 Guna have nightmares now
  • 1 0
 "Some people just want to see the world burn"
  • 2 0
 That was fun...more!
  • 3 1
 stupid question
  • 1 0
 really had to think on some of those
  • 1 2
 Would you rather drive 2 hrs to Crankwerks (and 2 hrs back) to watch Joyride and have it cancelled or not gone at all. Easy question...go to Crankwerks!
  • 1 0
 Of course the bad break question is about a SRAM.
  • 1 0
 No fingers pointed at SRAM or anyone else's products. I just looked for pics to illustrate the questions.
  • 1 0
 I own those 5-10's $120 from mec lol
  • 1 0
 But do you ride them on XC pedals?
  • 1 0
 No.... But I do ride flats on an XC bike..... ☺️
  • 1 0
 Did the no front brake and no chain thing, great way to fucking die
  • 1 0
 mackripper or brad and tristan
  • 1 0
 Enjoyable article, I like it tup
  • 1 0
 If only you could spell Dainese right... @RichardCunningham
  • 1 0
 Fixed (looked it up three times to be sure, and still wrote it wrong)
  • 1 0
 I can hear Aaron Gwin laughing at the last question.
  • 1 0
 My hands were sweating answering some of those...
  • 1 0
 Just gimme a damn 26 and I don't care about the rest. Done
  • 1 1
 Take my chain is the same answer as keep my front brake LOL.
  • 1 0
 Please do more of these
  • 2 3
 WHO pays for this dumb market research, God HELP bike industry?
  • 4 0
 This particular study was quite engaging and in depth so I estimate it took about 4 months of work with a team of dedicated personnel working around the clock. Probably 6 or 7 figures at least to conduct market research of this degree, pinkbike can afford it though because they are in tight with SRAM and likely the bill was fronted by both SRAM and the UCI in exchange for at least one boost or 27.5+ article per day.
  • 1 2
 OK but people don't really want new standards, but do see advantages of B+ but not boost
What has UCI got to do with is though are they going to ban 26" wheels and flat pedals or something ?
  • 1 2
 Plus If really want accurate market research would word the questions in a way to get accurate results rather that the way was done here which would produce meaning less data I am all for change if it is a real improvement, not change that makes everything else obsolete
  • 1 1
 So lame Zzzzzzz....
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