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457 Comments

  • + 1057
 enjoying your super light rims?
  • + 10
 light weight y0
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 haha first comment funny of my day slayersxc!
  • + 57
 I've never tasted a mud taco before, maybe it will taste good!
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flag borocks (Aug 15, 2011 at 0:18) (Below Threshold)
 those clips probably got him pretty good on his fall
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 H-0.05 seconds before faceplant
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 So much XC haters it's not even funny. Why can't any of you accept you do the same sport. It's still cycling.
  • + 267
 dont cry, i ride xc and i can still mock it without shedding a tear
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flag Morsinator (Aug 16, 2011 at 10:09) (Below Threshold)
 XC in my opinion is probably the most healthy form of MTB, as I ride it also! What kind of bikes do you guys have?
  • + 238
 It's ok Borocks, you are still young. You obviously don't know what you're talking about.
  • + 44
 Close minded people here.
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flag borocks (Aug 16, 2011 at 11:25) (Below Threshold)
 Rattsl, we have our different views and they dominate different sides of the mountains. I bike to get a natural high, I can't get that when I am going up a hill sorry but it just doesn't do it for me.
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 Xc isn't all uphill you know.
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flag borocks (Aug 16, 2011 at 11:32) (Below Threshold)
 yeah but you do go up hill and when you go down hill you are not hitting big jumps and drops and that is what does it for me. so to me XC sucks. I get my workout in the gym, the mountains are for fun!
  • + 91
 Idk what XC trails you go to.
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 XC is fun, although I do prefer downhill.
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flag borocks (Aug 16, 2011 at 19:05) (Below Threshold)
 I said big jumps and drops
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 I huck everything i do on my dh bike with my xc bike and its way more fun.
  • + 58
 Most of my XC trail include some form of a jump or something you can make a jump or drop out of, just use the trail and the enviroment as your advantage.
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flag borocks (Aug 16, 2011 at 23:01) (Below Threshold)
 @p-romano then ur not going big enough if u feel that comfortable on ur Xc bike doing DH stuff
@rattsl yeah no shit man that is part of riding but im talking about going big and fast

whatever im done with this, just accept that DH is more intense than XC but XC can be fun if ur old and cant do DH cuz u will break ur bonzesss
  • + 69
 Ah thats funny shit right there.
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 WOW...Did you just say XC is for old people? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA, the WC consists of some young riders, in fact, the same average age as a DH racer. You are terrible at analogies you know that. "XC is fun if you're old and can't do DH 'cause you will break bones" What a load of bullshit. I believe in are in the right path for ignorance.
  • + 48
 I'm big into DH, but it's nice to have an XC POD for once.
  • + 235
 Anything with two wheels is fun in my opinion. Dh, xc, fr, dj... hell even road. Ride on brothers!
  • + 84
 @Borocks...no natural high going up..?...you're not pushing hard enough sister...

anyway, didn't he just manual the rest of the way to a podium...??
  • + 32
 @Borocks your definition of DH sounds alot more like slopestyle/dirt jumping to me haha
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 Borocks, you realise that pretty much every single Downhill WC rider rides XC? twat
  • + 30
 @borocks.. its funny cause you think your hell mad cause you go big in dh, im sure there are people you go a shit load bigger then you that still enjoy xc.
  • + 6
 @borocks you really think XC is all bad. i take my DH everywhere. i was just at the skatepark like 3 days ago. i ride XC and DH. i could agree that DH is the most fun thing ever, but XC is still riding and it is alsi quite fun to sit back and relax going through some double track trails.
  • + 8
 XC gone wild!
  • + 35
 @borocks: I love downhilling, but xc can be extremely tough and it takes a lot out of you, I would go as far as saying it takes more than DH. ps: after looking at your videos and pictures, you could do all of those stunts plus more on an XC
  • + 5
 i do everything, down hill on my xc bike i find a lot of fun and im clearing all the big jumps and things, and there are plenty young xc's, both british junior champs were in my year at school!, so like 18 years of age, and so on and so forth, i do everything for different reasons, i do xc to get away but downhill for the fun really
  • + 28
 Xc is a good way to build your condition before dh season. MORE RIDE - LESS HATE guys Wink
  • + 7
 there is no point on hating xc - its different to dh and other riding but it still requires skill
  • + 12
 i would call myself a dh rider (maybe freeride as i don't race) but seeing as my local uplift is an hour's drive away i have a 6" bike that i ride UPHILL to get to my downs. you gotta earn it!
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 Lol i riding prefer XC to DH, plainly because i can't do the latter... But yeah @borocks, dude you should get out more, there are some wicked XC single tracks out there!
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flag nz-brendan (Aug 17, 2011 at 1:43) (Below Threshold)
 that fuckn serves you right
  • + 39
 fuck it, i'm coming out of the xc closet, i love climbing hills! Downhill is awesome but a good technical climb is a properly satisfying thing when you reach the summit.
  • + 7
 @nz-brendan grow up man..... im pretty sure guy would beat you uphill and downhill
  • + 21
 Borocks.

Anton Cooper, a 16 year old from Christchurch, New Zealand, my home town. Won the u19 WC XC race recently, by over a minute. It was his first WC race ever.

You were saying something about XC being for old people...?
  • + 77
 what an absolute load of borrocks!!
lol
i just couldn't resist
  • + 9
 i think they should have a good xc POD, like not a guy about to it shit but a rider doing an epic ride or trail. still its a amazing shot.
  • + 27
 just a response to borrocks ealier comments about old people not being able to dh. my dad is almost 59 and still rides whistler once a year with me
  • + 2
 Cool Shot, perfect timing! RIDE BIKES!
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 @Borrocks

To ride downhill, you have to get uphill? Think about your logic, it hurt me to read how stupid it was when you mocked cycling up hill.
  • + 14
 @borocks dont you realise that most world cup level XC tracks as techie as DH tracks, and dont deny it because I have riden both, and yet when doing DH riding you have 8 inches of travel front and rear instead of just 100mm hardtails therefore in many ways XC is more hardcore and gives a bigger rush. Not saying I think DH is bad though, for me as long as I'm riding my bike, I'm happy.
  • + 6
 i think for my part starting riding xc did help me being a better rider in dh just ride a bike an anjoy
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 UPLIFTS ALL THE WAY!!!
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 love xc banter
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 And the main lesson for today is @borrocs is an idiot Smile go ride whatever you feel like kids lol. Awesome pod ! Bet his face hurt bad
  • + 10
 hahaaah borrocs got tortured
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 i wonder wat the next frame would be like .....
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 Its a 29", too big wheel for tight turns Razz
  • + 4
 Borrocks lol
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 Haters gon' hate!
  • + 41
 gators gonna gate taters gonna tate freighters gonna freight skaters gonna skate waiters gonna wait and raters gonna rate BOOM.
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 @ BOROCKS. Btw, according to your photos, I boost it a lot bigger than you on my 6" 'XC' bike. You can ride whatever you want. XC or DH, I can get my natural high either way. In fact, an XC ride is a lot more rewarding. You climb hard to the top, rest at an awesome viewpoint, then get to bomb down natural terrain using it to create 'big' jumps and drops. There are trails I would never get to ride if I didn't have an XC bike.
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 im with davio615xx, i race road bikes and i DH and i fr and i dj and i bmx and i xc and i can also use propper form in listing but what fun would that be? haha. yeah xc is awesome, just as fun as DH and everything else to me. and in my opinion it takes a lot more leg strenght than any other biking besides road biking.
  • + 5
 tbh xc is incredibly fun and its a really great sport but why dont we mix dh and xc together and get all mountain...
  • - 1
 haters gonna hate

Lovers gonna love

I dont even want none of the above

I wanna piss on you

Just playin XC is fun but I do it on 6 inch bike with a gravity dropper, it's just gravity influenced XC, I even ride cross bikes are funWink
  • + 5
 those 29" wheels ride so smooth!
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 Hey Borocks why is it that you say you go sooooo big on your DH, but in every picture you have you're hitting stuff most people could do on a push bike.... Let alone you wear a neck brace, and ride a tr450 while doing it. Pansy ass motha f*cka.
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flag borocks (Aug 17, 2011 at 10:19) (Below Threshold)
 dye1721 that is all there is in my canyon if there was bigger stuff I would be hitting it, and ur gunna hate on a neck brace.....ur a dumbass why don't u just complain that I am wearing a full face too!!

@all the rest of you people that neg prop my comment, blow me
  • + 13
 Pretty sure all of us are heterosexual males here, but if you'd like to find a stray, you are more than welcome to start asking around.
  • + 6
 Rapist in the backgroud tup
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 Agreed with dye1271. borocks is hitting stuff on a tr450 that myself and most other "XC" riders I know would be doing on our "XC" bikes. Sad day for borocks. Get a hardtail and get back to the basics of riding a mountain bike and then you'll find that you would never need a bike like a TR450 for the riding that you do.
  • + 19
 XC is good. Also XC girls are waaay hotter.
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 shit i ride an XC hardtail Kona for all DH races and XC trails. not because i think it superier, but because i cant afford a 1400 full suspension. its hard enough buyin tires for all these bikes. oh well iam a newb and proud. one day i will have a full sus. and i will prob us it for XC.

side note. i wonder how hes likin thouse Easton rims now? that should be there advertisment!
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 @borocks
Bet I can shred your arse with my XC bike! Wink
  • + 8
 without XC ther wouldn't be DH
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 29er ... xD
  • + 0
 i looooove XC because of how rad the clothes are. ahhhhh, the feeling of my nuts getting hugged so tight you could see them from across the parking lot. and the skintight jersey, sometimes i dress myself up at night and stare at myself in the mirror, maybe rub my nipples a little, or i just imagine Lance Armstrong doing it for me. i can't wait to put on my nut huggers and go out to ride with a whole group of other nuthuggers so we can pedal uphill looking into eachother's asses for hours on end. ohhhhhh, XC can be SO DAMN GOOD for a guy like me. XC IS THE BEST!! all you haters are missing out on the good stuff. just thinking about it makes me want to get some lotion. SEE YOU ON THE TRAIL BIG BOYS
  • + 7
 @ Pinkbike. I think it's time to start a new section: COM (comment of day).
This pod has 235 comments, so far, & 'slayersxc' has 443 props.
He should run for president!
  • + 4
 This guy borocks, I wouldn't say he was right. Or wrong. But see the "blow me". That cracked me up.
  • + 6
 i do xc on my 40 pound downhill bike. now thats a work out
  • + 14
 borocks if all you have is little stuff to ride how do you expect to get your "natural high" from extreme DH. If you want to make another analogy, I would go as far to say that you riding your tr450 on the stuff in your pictures is the equivalent of an asian buying an extra large magnum condom
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flag r8mac24 (Aug 17, 2011 at 13:51) (Below Threshold)
 ah man i had to sign in for this. that is comedy pic of the day, bit sore on borrocks imo. xc at this level of weight weenie is just stupid and that pic proves it. i describe my style when taking uphills into account as all mountain, xc is just slightly dirty roads with a few knobs on the tires.
  • + 6
 Hey look! A fool!
  • + 7
 the top dh riders ride xc...
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flag DHmental (Aug 17, 2011 at 14:43) (Below Threshold)
 I would say i like XC, but all the XC riders whine and complain on the trails I like. AM is the way to go. XC is just road riding on smooth dirt roads. Smile
  • + 3
 The funny thing is that that's not even close to what xc is.
  • + 5
 Far out!!!! Borocks is definitely having a hard day at the office. Every one of his comments is negative proped below the threshold!!!
  • + 2
 can i just say some of the best DH riders in the world, Gee, Racheal, Dan Atherton ride xc and dh and every other form of the sport, Steve Peat rides DH and XC, Cedric Gracia, Fabien Barrel, Sam Hill, Greg Minnar ALL ride XC and DH! Just to say the landing after that buckling had to hurt!
  • + 3
 that guys never gonna want to eat another taco
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 borocks, most neg proped guy in pb history
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flag borocks (Aug 17, 2011 at 23:45) (Below Threshold)
 wouldnt doubt it, and just cuz i commented on this pic again ill get neg propped for it ahhahaha i dgaf what all u haters think!!
  • + 4
 this is too funny...ahaha..... blow me.....instant classic. who cares what kind of riding you do as long as you get to pedal something
  • + 5
 he's been getting a right of a borrocking!
lol
another that just couldn't be resisted
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 I will have afraid if they create a 29" DH bike :S
  • + 1
 intense made a 29er proto already! wheels looked huge!
  • + 2
 Cube is releasing one too
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 i'm sure there are threads which are a lot like this . . .
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 SHUT THE FUCK UP
  • + 3
 I still ride my old school full ridgid diamondback with vbrakes just for the pure excitement of feeling every bump and not being able to stop in time... good stuff every once and a while.
  • + 3
 sounds like fun man all this technology nowadays sometimes fun to get back intouch with the beggining of things
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flag Z-WAAAAAZ (Aug 19, 2011 at 18:25) (Below Threshold)
 screw all you haters, you guys are just all acting hardcore because one, its the internet, and two, cause you cant tell how steep gnarly or big stuff is in photos. i can guarantee that all you cocky ass xc guys on here would come to our riding spots, see how it looks in person and ride your asses back to the top of the hill. www.pinkbike.com/photo/6302185 www.pinkbike.com/photo/6302184 potaters gonna potate
  • + 2
 I agree hugslyh Salute
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 Sorry, to all the XC haters but seriously, why hate on it? It is indeed still cycling. A different form of it yes, and FYI, many - infact all - the top DH worldcup racers, ride XC or road bikes. I do it all, cause it's all fun and I just love riding my bike(s), ofcourse I love freeriding and downhill, alot more, I do find it more intense to me, but everyone is different, leave it be, it's biking. Don't turn this into skating where freeriding or downhilling will turn into just a trend, it's all cycling and we're all having fun, LEAVE IT AT THAT, go hate on some trend whore skaters or something. Save your words for that.
  • + 3
 Dude. You just dug an argument that's been dead for 2 days. Woulda been better left untouched.
  • + 1
 sorry man couldnt let that happen Wink
  • + 2
 Wow is this idiot contest or something? The guy is obviously stupid why you all reply to him like fools.
  • + 2
 @ SGP495 cuz its fun to watch everyone get their panties in a bunch.
  • + 1
 To everybody here talking about XC and DH, shut the f... up!!!! You all are annoying!!!!
  • + 2
 you three, the ones above me, shut up. three month old argument.
  • + 1
 Agreed I was a little late on this one, but bikounet and immacaroni are telling you to shut up yourself.
  • + 1
 I just see a very strong top rider!!!
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 borocks thats total bullshit i ride DH and XC and i have to admitt that DH gives me a bigger rush than xc but when am not going to whistler mt wash im just riding some xc at hartland and it is f*ck fun....................BOOM!'
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flag borocks (Dec 31, 2011 at 11:21) (Below Threshold)
 So what you are saying is that you would rather do DH than XC cuz it "gives me a bigger rush" as you just said but seeing that it is not as convenient as XC, and you still want to bike, like all of us do, than you go ride some XC.................................you just proved what I was saying, except i think i said that DH is better but yeah whatever I dont care. this is from like 3 or 4 months ago so STFU already
  • - 10
flag borocks (Dec 31, 2011 at 11:23) (Below Threshold)
 and your BOOM at the end of your comment was dumb... were you trying to say that you beat me with your comment when you put a BOOM at the end because I dont feel beat or hurt in anyway.......
  • + 7
 ....and you're still butthurt after several months.
  • - 7
flag borocks (Dec 31, 2011 at 13:12) (Below Threshold)
 haha I'm not!! I started this without giving a fuck what all these people think and I still don't!!
  • + 3
 then why are you still replying..? right this troll feeding needs to stop now
  • + 2
 opinions are opinions, everybody can have their own, just dont talk shit on other peoples. thats what makes people hate you.
  • + 3
 Not a good advertisement for them wheels :L
  • + 6
 I can't believe i just spent 10 minutes of my life reading this conversation.
  • + 1
 ^^^ Lolz
  • + 2
 Borocks likes Bollocks... HAH
  • + 1
 Only took you 3 months to think of it? Well done.
  • + 1
 Naaah, just seen the post/picture. Wink
  • + 1
 hahah i wonder how many neg props borock got throughout this whole conversation Razz
  • + 7
 He got -1045 props through out that entire idiotic spree he had.
  • - 1
 Nah, I think I'll pass on blowing someone. Especially one named borocks. You complain about xc yet you name tells me your scared of rocks. Sorta like you wanted to boo rocks but some dirt jumper probably already took that name. Secondly, you complain about jumps not being big enough? Get busy. Hymaphrodyotie
  • + 2
 rippin-norco:
uve got too much time on your hand...i checked it! xD
  • + 1
 You have no idea. I honestly have no life apart from skiing and biking.
  • + 1
 i think thats enough to live! i only got biking and i already think ive got a life Big Grin
  • + 1
 you have a point Razz
  • + 3
 I love boobies
  • + 1
 OMGboobies!
  • + 1
 same dave Wink
  • + 0
 1000 likes for the top comment, can it be done...
  • + 2
 stfu this isn't facebook
  • + 2
 genius^
  • + 1
 Sad how you had time to notice that and comment
  • - 1
 Not really..i was notified of your terribly gay comment via my dashboard you burk
  • - 1
 that come back made me chuckle!!! Hobbnobs you Legend!
  • + 3
 Like Taane said, genius
  • + 1
 @Morsinator: The serve Mud Taco in prison I heard.
  • + 33
 ITS TACO NIGHT!!
  • + 1
 buttery tacos!
  • + 14
 He's gonna be eating soft taco's now...
  • + 3
 He has no idea what's about to happen.....
  • + 3
 Hahah too bad he's clipped in...
  • + 1
 actually his left foot is unclipped.
  • + 0
 YOUR left foot is unclipped! Wink
  • + 27
 Having ridden with and raced againt some top XC racers, I bet most of the people on pinkbike couldn't stay with one of them descending on the same bikes that they do.
  • + 15
 Too right. The top boys don't want to give away hard won time by sucking on the technical sections. They'd pull the pants down of most of these internet warriors.
  • + 2
 sniped... i was going to say the same thing
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flag DHmental (Aug 17, 2011 at 14:44) (Below Threshold)
 What rock gardens? Almost all XC tracks are smooth as butter.
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 If that's the way you see XC, then I suppose that's the only XC that you're capable of riding :p trust the people who know what they're talking about...XC is intense and it is challenging. You're thinking of cyclo-cross. And that sh*t is just crazy.
  • + 0
 the xc that i ride is actually fairly bumpy, so i dont know what DHmental is talking about. but cyclo cross is instense!!!! i dont do it but i know a lot of people from road racing that do it and its really instense!! one time someone told me there was a pro cross country racer at a cyclo cross race and he bunnyhopped the barriers. haha.
  • + 1
 Then you good sir are not riding XC, you are riding AM or FR. I was talking about most XC race courses wich are little more than glorified fire roads.
  • + 1
 I do a bit of everything on my RTS, bad bad arm pump = canti brakes!
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 Haahahhaha. Borocks just got destroyed by like the whole population of pinkbike. I like dh too, but still, what a cunt.
  • + 20
 dude. epic timing. it's like he doesn't even know his wheel taco'd!!
  • + 34
 dude the pod on my birthday is a guy eating shit, makes me feel like i might have a sketchy birthday.
  • + 11
 ^ Happy Birthday man Big Grin
Epic picture as well.
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flag aflo661 (Aug 17, 2011 at 2:36) (Below Threshold)
 Dont ride your bike today!
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 |Hes still trying to pump it through the rocks even with his tacod wheel Razz
  • + 0
 U-S-A!!!!!!
  • + 4
 Happy Birthday!
  • + 4
 happy birthday matey Smile have a good one
  • + 10
 Do I see manbearpig in the background?
  • + 1
 xc is sick and all, yet I now ride an AM bike because my XC bike cracked when I was riding downhill and the bike wasn't even a year old.
  • + 2
 Warranty mate ?
  • + 5
 yes mate. Got a fuel ex 9 when I cracked my fuel ex 5. A nice little upgrade from trek.
  • + 4
 so i've been staring at this picture for 10 minutes and i can't find manbearpig :l
  • + 0
 still enjoying those super light rims?
  • + 8
 god damn. just because you ride DH doesn't mean you are obligated to hate on XC. Most of these pro XC dudes could whip your pussy asses on descents so shut the fuck up and open up your ignorant little heads.
  • + 9
 I hate that I just read the entire argument on this page.... Just ride ya kooks
  • + 7
 i like how he still has his fingers on the brakes , looking into the next turn and also looking like he was pinned, what a champ tup
  • + 4
 Too bad everyone is commenting on the "lightweight" wheels buckling. 1950g wheelset on the 29er isn't lightweight...anything buckles if you throw it into a corner at speed turned sharply. No amount of front/rear suspension/wheel build makes up for that. The rock gardens on WC XC courses used to be part of the DH scene 4-5 years ago, so unless you float through it, you set yourself up...the picture is post-taco from before this position...no dirt flinging to the left and the wheel is in the air.

Would have been a better POD if caught at Taco Creation.
  • + 4
 its funny how much xc haters there are in the world, again as many others said, i do prefer dh by a long shot BUT its nice to have a break from all the fast dh and big stuff and go for a nice quiet long xc ride either up some trail center or just natural stuff or really push urself to get better and faster, its easy to either make xc into a big long day ride or just a quiet relax time after work when you dont fancy hitting some dh. whcih all comes down to personal preference or what you feel like doin so i dont understand why people hate it so much. sure i have done my fair share on hating on xc riders but now i find myself doing more xc i have grown to not mind it and not to hate on other xc riders.
  • + 1
 i agree!
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 cheers!
  • + 5
 i think a lot of the hate on xc come from A; the tight shorts. and B; a lot of the racers have an "interesting attitude" . i do my share of xc riding, but a lot of the racers are just asses (note the term "a lot", not "all")
  • + 2
 i agree, a majority of xc racers have a pretty bad attitude, but when i ridem i dont wear tight shorts haha and when i ride xc, i do it for the fun of it, its just a great feeling to be out an a nice trail with no one to bug you, theres nothing like a nice care free ride, i also do it for the exercise haha
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 its great exercise, i have an xc bike, most of my riding is xc as a matter of fact. but i really do hate the image the racing scene has given xc. i used to really enjoy racing xc as a beginner in the sport. but the attitudes, and the little pissing matches sucked all the fun out of it. there were some older elite racers that were really cool guys who were more then willing to help new riders out, but most of them were just pricks! hell. i'd love to do some xc races to stay sharp between dh events, but the attitudes are too much of a turn off
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 I have nothing but admiration for these guys I mean lets face it we are all invincible on our 8" travel DH rigs and full face lids but have you ever tried keeping up with an XC guy on a technical climb or decent on their set up?? I bet most DH people who dont skill themselves in XC wouldnt even smell the XC guys sweaty gooch! Tried it in Whistler getting away from the park for a few days and the XC riding there was unreal.

Anyway I still reckon he wishes he had a 729 right there!!
  • + 1
 Whistler XC is totally awesome.
  • + 1
 Totaly agree, everyone believies he has balls doing dh track, even on AM bike, but as soon as you get on 100mm fork, light wheels not carrying much momentum and a high saddle, then a whatever rockgarden turns into a survival game and wee extreme balls start to shrink
  • + 4
 gotta wonder how fast he was going to Taco on a cross country course . To all the XC hater's guy's Remember that before we had long travel bike's XC was all there was . I for one enjoy riding XC ,Granted only w 1 gear because let's face it Xc is dull and every climb need's extra challanges
  • + 2
 haha thats what i think, if your gonna ride an xc bike you mayswell single speed the damn thing to get the full experience.
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 Hehe singlespeed XC, you guys are sure, you don't have a damaged personality syndrome? Given specific terrain, SS is simply... a PAIN. Whether Xc is fun or not, or actualy possible to practice at all, it all depends on kind of terrain and trails you have around. I ride xc for fun because the trails i'm happy to have around are super fun and challenging. Though i could never train for proper xc racing as I'm mentaly impaired to appreciate riding so much road as it requires.
  • + 1
 single speed rigid xc bikes all they way Smile
  • + 1
 Heretic! 3x10 it shall be!
  • + 0
 33/15 al the way bro. 30 gears is way too many.
  • + 0
 I run 1x10, front mechs disgust me. But SS for Xc sounds a bit nazi to me Big Grin
  • + 0
 its more challenging Smile but still very very fun
  • + 2
 xc just doesnt excite me, but getting on a ss is way more fun. i just enjoy riding bikes. im not into genre bashing, its all relative.
  • + 1
 my all mountain is now my XC bike and i'm running 1x9 on it . Really loving not having any front mech's . I think the only reson you need more than 10 gears is for long road/ fire road slog's and silly climb's and of course if you race .
  • + 1
 saves allot of weight as well Smile
  • + 8
 borocks in short, u suck!
  • + 7
 goodbye $2000 dollar rim :'(
  • + 0
 That wheelset is only $500.
  • + 11
 Easton rims are expensive, that's all, sorry for not being precise enough for you
  • + 1
 He doesn't care for the rim...
  • + 3
 IAlls i have to say is i used to race at the cat 2 level in both dh and xc and loved each side in its own way. actually what got me into DH was the fact at mount heed skibowl we used to race the same dh run for both the xc race as the dh and thats when i concluded that it would be extra practice on my descents. so i must say coming from both sides of the fence myself i think were all one sport and would love to see some of you try to descend your runs on a short travel bike sometime. it will build up your skills fo sure!
  • + 2
 i tried doing my dh runs on a 100mm hardtail at my usual speed. it was fun Big Grin
  • + 3
 I think he's regretting wearing lycra after this, not gonna do much to save him from that big rock on his left.
Still a good POD though, he still looks like he's trying to go fast down the trail even though his wheel is wrecked. Smile
  • + 3
 i find each one had their own perk, DH, i find i get more of a rush out of (only cause i like to go real fast with minimal control Big Grin ) however i find XC is more of a workout (which is my favorite part) its is also just all together a great time, i love doing XC, i also love doing DH...there i solved the argument now everybody chill !!!
  • + 6
 i didnt know xc is hardcore....... till i saw this pic
  • + 5
 most xc riders that ive seen will try anything! there good at what they do (respect)
  • + 2
 most people are slagin off xc coz they take a look at the UCI XC world cup and think if only i could ride that fast, its eather jealousy or stupidity coz pretty much all good downhill racers ride xc coz its nearly as fast and great for fittness.
  • + 2
 first off i knew there'd be a lot of hatin goin on when they choose an xc pod. Second i knew barock was gunnna be a stupid 12 year old kid that doesnt know much about either side of the sport. And, i know some one who races both the world cup for xc and dh and she like xc better....
  • + 4
 To all the kids saying XC is for "old people" or "not as intense"... Look up some old early 90's DH videos and the bikes they were using then.
  • + 1
 too right!
  • + 3
 Sadly these young & tough "DH riders" sound just like snowboarders hating on skiers and both are just stupid!
I ride DH/FR/AM and road and love every style for its differences.
Grow up people...
  • + 5
 this guy is bummed! ps a true downhiller loves all bikes and will ride all bikes including XC
  • + 3
 I Live and ride Dalby and watching the world cup guys hammer it down a dried out beck that is pretty much a 500m rock garden without even looking at the brakes shows how much skill these guys have
  • + 1
 wow all these hater of all types of riding thats cool to hate the sport we all do but just so you all know DH riders are the ones going the biggest even if they ride a XC trail they still do it way faster than someone on a XC bike and as for getting to the top to go down thats why there are lifts or trucks to get to the top you dont always need to ride up XC riders on the other hand are gnarly to though there is no way in hell i can keep up on a climb with them they'd rip my legs off i don't climb but there is respect for all types of riding that it seems like everyone needs to learn
  • + 4
 " The all-new EA70 XC wheel is a full 150-grams lighter than the wheel it replaces "

Words of wisdom straight from Easton.
  • + 4
 who cares about what type of riding the pod is, i just like to see people eatting poop once in a while Smile
  • + 1
 For all those people hatin on people who where spandex, it is so much more comfortable.when riding. Also look at the pro dh racers at the world championships. They where skin suits. And where did skin suits com from? ah that would be roadies. I rest my case!
  • + 5
 He still looks committed to that corner!
  • + 4
 Something is wrong here... haha. I hope he didn't hurt his self and landed soft
  • + 5
 When we were going up on the chair for the DH there were a lot of comments like 'glad it's not me riding that on an xc bike' - and that's from guys racing the DH WC. It was a pretty gnarly section for skinny tyres and high saddles. Not much soft to land on either!
  • + 2
 those xc racers at the world cups are pretty dam hardcore think most wc dh racers take there hat off to them
  • + 1
 that's probably a giant anthem 29'r. a lot of 29'rs get problems in that section of the trail in MSA because aside from being rocky, there's also a tight turn which makes it hard for 29'rs because of their huge foot print.

but guess what who won XC at MSA this year? its specialized rider jaroslav kulhavy aboard a full suspension epic 29'r.
  • + 1
 i thought that the 29" wheels made rocky sections easier?
  • + 1
 They roll over things better, but they aren't as strong...bigger diameter, longer spokes, less likely to stay true...they've got they're advantages though. I'd have a 29'r XC bike for sure.
  • + 2
 29 wheels roll over obstacles better and faster vs 26'rs. problem is cornering or turning. it requires more effort than the usual because of a larger wheel to ground contact vs 26'rs (larger contact = harder to steer). in the picture, he's about to make a turn but unfortunately, his front wheel got glued to the ground which forced all of the rider's weight on the front wheel. also, having longer spokes means its more likely to flex.
  • + 1
 NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  • + 3
 i ride XC and DH and even road. absolutely no point in comparing them. uphill is very much different than downhill. if you don't like it, keep it to yourself.
  • + 3
 borocks, I live in santa cruz and hit post office and UCSC almost every day but i ride road and xc also and its way harder to climb a hill then hit any jump or drop
  • + 4
 With everyone hating on XC and how its all uphill, it strikes me as funny to see that this guy is actually going DOWNHILL
  • + 1
 Why you all have to argue over such things ? It's all about what you enjoy doing. Me personally, I hate long climbs and I'd love to ride downhill all day, and my cousin is the exact opposite, for example
  • + 6
 Because a lot of kids on here won't miss a chance to get "positive props"... or it could be that kids love jumping on bandwagons?
  • + 0
 And this is why I just really don't like "lightweight" components...... they work on a nice road bike.....but bashing through some technical rock gardens, perhaps with some speed behind it?? I'll take a heavier build all day long !! Which may not get me to the top quicker...but......
  • + 1
 "Keep it civil! Be constructive and on-topic"

why are all these haters here?
ok, so everybody is dissing everbody else, and pinkbike always deletes MY comments?
i follow the rules.
sorry.
  • + 4
 borrocks got fair torn to peices by these XC piranhas!!
  • + 4
 Enjoying your super light rims?
www.pinkbike.com/photo/6991435
  • + 2
 dude these rims are not that light. and its not like world cup downhillers arent going for the lightest shit. Syndicate is all on full carbon frames and rims. learn your shit before you assume all xc racers are weight weenies.
  • + 1
 LOL, I have tones of respect of XC riding and racers of all disciplines "Dude". I'm referring to the very first comment being as arrogant by posting an equally arrogant post with link to a similar DH crash photo. Take a deep breath, we will all get through this.
  • + 2
 I raced worlds on this course for XC last year and ride DH and XC. I guarantee most of you kids would get your shit dropped so hard by the XC racers
  • + 3
 That rim looks like it belongs in the fun house of mirrors. :-D Cool shot!
  • + 0
 I love all the people hatin on XC! DH is fun but how often do you get epic rides doing dh? On xc you can get an epic ride everyday if you want and if you know how to actually ride a bike you can get the same adrenaline rush in xc as in dh. I am not saying DH isn't great since I race both DH and XC but everyone needs to stop being so close minded and realize it is the same sport and they are both great. The funny thing about both these sports is that the pros on both sides appreciate the other kind of riding and many of them do both
  • + 1
 well XC can kick DH ass going up hill and DH can kill XC downhill its really two different things you cant really compare them. one is up one is down. two different sides of the mountain. see what im saying?
  • + 3
 So awesome- XC photo, pushing the limits! That's what makes riding fun. How far can you go at full bore.
  • + 1
 lolz 29er haters. looks like he picked a rutted out line on a poorly designed hairpin corner. Tacos come naturally in that situation.
  • + 3
 Break out the hot sauce and guacamole cause that hoop is taco'd
  • + 2
 Good thing hes rockin a dome bucket and spandex.........that should protect his legs chest and arms....
  • + 3
 XC is fine, Spandex isn't.
  • + 1
 it's all about performance
  • + 3
 Good reason not to have a 29er
  • + 2
 No big deal. Slap on some Degree deodorant and cat walk the rest of the course!
  • + 2
 are you serious?!?!?! holy crap that is gnarly! nice work by the photog to catch the moment. damn!
  • + 3
 Pinkbike really is a trolling paradise Big Grin
  • + 3
 people can really get pissy on here
  • + 1
 ^^^^^^^ Here is an example of one of the only downfalls of tacky dirt, A front end Nose Manual/ Washout will turn into this instead of a simple dab
  • + 2
 Any one know what the record is for neg props? Is it more than -146 (and counting)?
  • + 1
 -241...and counting.
  • + 3
 Who knows what's for dinner?
  • + 4
 I got BK.
  • + 1
 Oooooohhh... And on that pretty blue and silver Giant Anthem 29er model too... OUCH.
  • + 2
 i love it when that happens to me
  • + 2
 Some of these are the most negative comments ive ever seen... damn
  • + 1
 haha looks like the bucked wheel hasn't phased him at all lol keep going mate! haha!
  • + 1
 duh...both xc and DH require the same skills...pedal to the metal, and shred your bike to the very end...
  • + 2
 real men earn their ride.
  • + 1
 No, real men ride whatever they want without hating on another type of riding.
  • + 1
 very true.
  • + 1
 Easton rims are expensive, that's all, sorry for not being precise enough for you
  • + 7
 $1,500 is a big gap, although I am sure this guy gets his wheels for free Smile .
  • + 1
 agh! i cant jerk off to this. give me interracial gangbangs or japanese girls puking in each others mouths
  • + 1
 this is what happens when u put an XC pic as POD......been a funny old read Smile
  • + 2
 was it worth saving an extra ounce to splat your face in two?
  • + 1
 Thats what happens when a person tries to DH on a 29er lol. Those freakin' wheels are so flimsy it ain't even funny.
  • + 3
 i bet he rode it out
  • + 2
 That rock is gonna be mighty tasty...
  • + 2
 no more fighting everybody love everybody......i like chicken Big Grin
  • + 1
 If thats what happened to his wheelset, I dont want to see what happened to him. :o
  • + 3
 shit happens........
  • + 1
 Pinkbike has to write what XC is in the description. Shows the demographic of PInkbike really.
  • + 1
 i primarily train and race XC but i must admit its good fun to go out and shred dh sometimes
  • + 1
 first xc rider to ride down a hill without getting off and pushing!? he still failed
  • + 1
 I just want someone to spray a salty in me
  • + 1
 my ZTR race gold 29ers better not be tacoin' on me like that
  • + 1
 It is safe to say that its a fail in 3.2.1...
  • + 1
 Whoa. He is drifting with his front wheel.
  • + 1
 oh yeah and good thing easton has a 2 year no question asked warranty
  • + 1
 Halo sas's wouldnt do that.
  • + 1
 Yum tacos for lunch Senor
  • + 1
 hahahahahahahahahahahahahhhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
  • + 1
 Still Committed as he's not going for the brakes at all!
  • + 1
 Pink bike really is trolling paradise
  • + 1
 cna i buy the red back pack beside the tree?
  • + 0
 i was expecting to see some DH style rippin on xc race and then i clicked the thumbnail.
  • + 1
 theres something not quite right on about this!!
  • + 1
 real bad ass dh trail..sick
  • + 2
 Your wheel goddamnit!
  • + 1
 Lighter....lighter....bent !
  • + 1
 borocks is just mad because his parents are making him quit biking....
  • + 1
 il y croyait jusqu'au bout lol Wink
  • + 1
 tacos always taste better in tights....
  • + 2
 Taco Bell anyone?
  • + 1
 Easton,we have a problem .-.
  • + 1
 £800 worth of easton rims gone to unrepairableness..... shame Razz
  • + 1
 DONT FEED THE TROLLS Facepalm
  • + 1
 i now know not to buy easton rims
  • + 1
 A POD by Tof'. . .
Like Daft Punk : ONE MORE TIME !
Nice shot ;-)
  • + 1
 ha! hes like ohh shitt Big Grin
  • + 1
 LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL
  • + 1
 rather him than me.... Wink
  • + 1
 the rocks are just like, haha, in yo face biatch
  • + 1
 this is really sad just ride your f*ckin ride your bikes!
  • + 1
 im thinking....... ouch Wink
  • + 1
 got some dip for that chip !
  • + 1
 rhooo j'avais pas vu magnifique, tof!
  • + 1
 Wow, the Americans have gone f*cking nuts about this one! :L
  • + 1
 Belle photo! Belle débarque en perspective...
  • + 1
 too bad this wasn't the POD for yesterday...taco tuesday!
  • + 1
 i like tacos just not when their rims
  • + 1
 OUCH! have fun face planting
  • + 1
 acerocker3, do you shave your arms and legs to go double faster?
  • + 1
 Mmmmm taco nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom
  • + 1
 Id rather have a rim thats half a pound heavier and doesnt do that
  • + 2
 uncle sam in lycra
  • - 1
 Captain America Spandex must have missed the turn off for gymnastics class… he has the new clipped in ballet slippers too i see….
  • + 1
 the downhiller inside him took over
  • + 1
 This is what happens when you wear lyrca
  • + 1
 That wheels not tacoed, its just one of eastons rubber proto wheels...duh
  • + 1
 There's ya problem........
  • + 1
 I wonder if the lycra helped on this one?
  • + 1
 One from the best XC photos tha has been taken
  • + 1
 that is a nicep hoto but it would be bad to be the guy whos tire is bent
  • + 1
 haha thats well outta' shape
  • + 1
 this is a perfect synchronization, great moment... congrats for the POD
  • + 0
 Why anyone buys Easton Wheels is beyond me. They can't build a wheel tough enough for road, never mind the trails
  • + 2
 Taco Flavored Kisses
  • + 0
 He probably should have not turned his wheel so much and leaned back instead of forward.
  • + 1
 F**K!... That's not ok... Enjoy light weight comp. :...
  • + 1
 I would of thought that was a bontrager wheel on my new remedy! Ha!
  • + 1
 He is taking trip to 4 dimension.
  • + 1
 thats gunna be an ouchie Razz
  • + 1
 So how did the race end for him?
  • + 3
 with a mouth full of mud and a busted bike.
  • + 1
 Great timing on the photo!
  • + 1
 just hold on you can ride through it
  • + 1
 lol i know what rims ill be getting next! XP
  • + 1
 he uses those type of twisted rims to avoid roots...
  • + 1
 that's why i'll stick to my 26 inches Smile
  • + 1
 Caption: Man in lycra goes down
  • + 1
 Thats a real shame
  • + 0
 hahaha ! i hate 29'ers !!!
  • + 1
 dam, talk about bad luck
  • + 1
 get wrecked
  • + 0
 someone needs a pair of deemax. XC FAIL!
  • + 1
 oh damn
  • + 1
 That f*ckin sucks
  • + 1
 POD!!!
  • + 1
 bad spot to fall :/
  • + 1
 il fight you all .
  • + 1
 ahaha
  • + 1
 ha
  • + 1
 hahaha 29's suck
  • + 0
 One reason my XC bike will never be a 29er
  • + 1
 Keep on riding dude !
  • + 1
 ya dont give up
  • + 1
 more spokes plzzzzz!
  • + 1
 oops! you are out!
  • + 1
 Oh shit he's screwed!
  • + 1
 400th comment!
  • + 1
 HAHAHAHAHHAHAA
  • + 1
 he can make it !
  • + 1
 29ers are for fags
  • + 1
 but Soil ! wrr..
  • + 1
 haha borocks
  • + 1
 Ride everything!!!
  • + 1
 Yo get a dh bike
  • + 1
 need sum deemax
  • + 1
 hahahahahahahahaha
  • + 1
 Straight to the faves!
  • + 0
 the 15mm fox fork XC looks solid!
  • + 0
 Can't believe all the hatin...
  • + 1
 ahahaha
  • + 0
 xc is fun at times, but DH is way better no matter what anyone says
  • + 1
 one less 9er...
  • + 1
 fail
  • + 1
 that's going to suck
  • + 1
 Perfect. Smile
  • + 1
 PERFECT TIMING !
  • + 1
 Take a seat
  • + 0
 Thats what you get for riding a 29'r
  • + 1
 Dude still looks dialed
  • + 1
 sick photo
  • + 0
 Bad karma for men in lycra Razz

That is all.
  • + 1
 POD
  • + 1
 uh oh spaghettio
  • + 1
 cool shot.
  • + 1
 haha easton is soft!
  • + 1
 Tacos anyone Wink
  • + 1
 Yeahhhhhhh Budddy!
  • + 1
 taco time!
  • - 2
 I laughed my ass of looking at this. Stupid stupid 29er with it's stupid big wheels! lol
  • + 0
 = FAIL
  • + 0
 JIZZ IN MY LYCRA
  • - 2
 i'll never take 29"er to ride!!))))))
  • - 2
 XC is fun, but lycras & light weight makes it a little *ag IMO
  • - 1
 EPC FAIL lol
  • + 1
 8-)
  • + 2
 That either took you a bloody long time or it is stupidly large for a comment
  • + 0
 TIme for a new front hub standard, OBVIOUSLY.. right bike industry?
  • + 0
 Tacos for tea?
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