Ruari tries to bar drag once again...
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Ruari tries to bar drag once again...

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  • + 117
 xc riding? yeah, right... Razz
  • + 25
 our xc is always a little different.. www.pinkbike.com/video/195412
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 In lycra too? I wish I could do that on my DH bike!!!!
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 Yeah I'm with duncanp! We that to me is XC Big Grin
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 i looked at the pic and i swear i thought its a lady
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 Wow. Better pinner than i've seen a lot of DH riders do.
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flag nason222 (Sep 26, 2011 at 8:43) (Below Threshold)
 Thats like the xc were i live lol
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 everytime i see a pic of this guy he is PINNED Big Grin
  • + 11
 Thats UK style XC for you!! Big Grin
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 I believe the term is 'railing it'
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 This is a sick shot, and really shows what an XC bike can do, but how the hell it he going to get back up after the berm aha Razz
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flag betsie (Sep 26, 2011 at 11:50) (Below Threshold)
 lol.... he did not hold it, just great timing with this shot.
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flag Gruta (Sep 26, 2011 at 13:25) (Below Threshold)
 That bike is not even close to a XC setup, the bars are too wide, no front derailleur and look at the size of that headset tube !!!! I think that might just work ! It`s evolution baby!!!!
  • + 32
 Only idiots hate on XC. All XC means to me is a long ride with ups and downs - no comment on gnar or airtime. Some of the most challenging terrain I've ever ridden has been on XC rides - needs more skill to ride smoothly than pilot a bike down a wide open fast DH track, that's for sure.
  • + 2
 sick rip!
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 XC with Saints eh...
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 He totally ate Shiz. You always look where you are going, and he's looking at the dirt.
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 My XC video, not exactly this but some fun dh for sure Smile www.pinkbike.com/video/218436
  • + 6
 Who says DH riders are instantly better than anyone else? Get educated....
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 Yeah, i ride abit of everything tbh, and im not great rider, but everyone is great in their own fields, ask a XC guy to ride fortbill/champrey and they cant, ask most DH people to ride uphill on a 15mile XC course and they probably cant. People should respect what peoples strenghts are, and help them with their weanesses, instead of mocking them!
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 @Stinkysam.... most Dh boys who race anyway ride lots, train hard and are not to shabby at XC.
Probably why Dh boys have done real well at the Enduro series this year, the top juniors are ex downhillers and some still are downhillers, and events like the Strathpuffer have been won by teams consisting of downhillers.

I am a mountain biker... no need to be pigeon holed here. :o)
I can ride Fort Bill and 15 miles XC no probs.
  • + 1
 Betsie - it isnt often like that, many people view DH as the only decent discipline.
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 We are lucky up here that pigeon holing is not that common, more common amongst the older riders TBH. I am not considered an XC rider by people my age, even though I ride lots of XC, just because I race Dh.
  • + 2
 ride what you have
  • + 23
 going to go out on a wing and say POD.
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 SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 agreed!!!!!
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 POd 8?
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 POD gotta be
yey ruari, your using clips!! Big Grin
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 MOBBERRR
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 Very sick indeed.
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 how could he come out of it?
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 XC ?! hihihihihi

POD 4 sure tup
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 that's what we call a caterpillar
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 just about to clip the bar-end, didnt know it was possible to get that low in a corner
  • + 2
 i would like to see that on a vid
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 now thats how to ride xc!
  • + 2
 Is this the same guy that was in another super low cornering shot on a previous pod? Not hating, just wondered if it was.
  • + 1
 yes it is. famous Ruari.
  • + 1
 no pads no fullface no biggie
  • + 21
 i wonder if he actually came out of it
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 I need a video for that claim... ^^^
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 Yeah it does look pretty low! Fair play if he does
  • + 3
 just look at his eyes he looks like hes about to eat it
  • + 1
 I really doubt he did... But if he did ride it out props to him tup
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 hell yeah i wish i could ride berms being parallel to the ground!
  • + 1
 You can picture it, his bar is a 1/2 second away from digging into the dirt and spitting him off!
  • + 8
 Just saw this pic come up on my Facebook feed from VitalMTB and I thought this will probably get POD on Pinkbike soon, I then jump over to Pinkbike and BOOM it's POD. Can I see the future?
  • + 35
 No but Vital MTB can
  • + 8
 holy crap. i thought i was cool...
  • + 7
 the face says it all.....total commitment!
  • + 3
 same thing I was thinking! wow! complete trust of his bike, tires and skills!
  • + 4
 woah theres actually dust in this picture and its in england... rare pic
  • + 4
 how long can you go , can you go down low, all the way to the flow , sick!
  • + 4
 That's got to be a woman surely?!
  • + 2
 The bland area would make him look really cool and stand out if he were wearing brighter colours. Nice pic anyways!!! Smile
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 "hmm, I wonder how close I can get my face to the ground without tasting it?"
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 i think he was falling at that moment ! look at the front wheel... and his right hand... just my opinion...
  • + 0
 That's a stretch to say this has good composition. The colors are dull and the photo is overall pretty grainy. Needless to say this is POD worthy for how hard he's railing though!
  • + 3
 That is unbelievably pinned. Great photography too Dunc...
  • + 1
 Odd... are many people riding with the brakes reversed like this? (right lever = front brake)
  • + 5
 That's the way uk brakes are setup I only know of a coue of uk riders that have them the other way around
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 Typical UK setup, make sense as it is the same way as on the motorbikes, however I find it strange too on the pushbikes. Most of the Europe rides with the left=front setup.
  • + 16
 Reversed...? You mean the right way. Not everything is like it is in America dudeWink
  • + 7
 Exactly, in North America for some reason we reversed the brakes on our bicycles....
  • + 2
 good to see that you know youre wrong then
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 right or wrong, at the end of the day its just personal preferance Smile
  • + 0
 is the rear shifter on the right or left????
  • + 1
 good question! i was thinking the same thing
  • + 1
 c'mon guys!! that's a silly question. Stop thinking too much Smile
  • + 1
 i can see why you would want the shifter on the opposite side to the front brake personally but as said i'd rather not get on a motorbike and have it the opposite way round again
  • + 1
 Could be just personal preference, i live un canada and ride with the front on the right, mind you i was born in england.
  • + 2
 Why can my xc be like that? I would start ridding xc again!
  • + 1
 do you have the picture on a little bigger size to use it as a wallpaper Big Grin
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 WOO thats some sick XC riding Smile You should mount a little wheel on your bar end dude!!
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 GUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO increíble, saldrá de este peralte pedaleando o quedara en el piso???
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 his brakes are set up MX style, that explains it all Wink
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 There are so many people with $4000 DH rigs that are mad right now...well done Ruari
  • + 2
 pretty sick except it must have hurt when you crashed with no gloves on
  • + 1
 After riding the burm like that i bet it ceases to exist, nevertheless f*ckin quality picture... Big Grin
  • + 1
 Haha wow pinkbike has this as there POD today and vital mtb has this as the daily shot.
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 defying gravity and other laws of physics- this must be put on a resume. Smile
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 id like to know if he actually pulled off that turn at such an angle
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 how does he go that low on that berm?
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 f#ck sake Ruari 3 pods now, great picture and pinned as ever !
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 thats called getting low Wink
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 soo badass!! makes me want to ride..
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 not a chance he got back up
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 fucking mean as pod friking sic as photo man good job
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 any riding on dirt is good, period .
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 pinnnnnnneeeedddddd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Now THAT is how you rail a berm
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 That's how 2 ride a xc bike
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 I did that today! uuunnnggghhh!
  • + 1
 This is crap mate. I could do bettr.
  • + 1
 single chainring on the front, not full on xc bike.
  • + 0
 its not a xc bike if it has saint brakes and a thru axel fork and belive me hes not wearing lycra. great photo!
  • + 1
 ciekawe czy była gleba ;D jak wychodził z bandy ...
  • + 1
 RockShox Sektor rules!!!!
  • + 1
 castigando la cleta vato... shreding.....
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 POD..... whats the bike ?? Mythic/banshee Rune ?????????
  • + 1
 yep, correct.
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 Definition of shred a trail ride!
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 I smell a beautiful Crash!
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 Oh im sure he manged to right himself! Smile
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 how would he ride out of that
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 get loww!!!
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 Winner!
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 how do u get so low
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 Voted Big Grin
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 Skills
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 get low great shot
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flag dirtworks911 (Sep 26, 2011 at 0:15) (Below Threshold)
 This guy needs a DH bike and a full face helmet.. Wink
  • + 1
 at least theres all that nice hay/grass there for him to land in
  • + 0
 i think he is too low to the ground Big Grin
  • + 1
 Intense!
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 yeah that's POD!
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 Boooom shash that turn!
  • + 1
 nice !!
  • + 1
 that is amazing !!!
  • + 0
 if he's gonna pull that sh** at least wear the proper kit XD
  • + 1
 29" bike, I likee!
  • + 1
 nope 26" banshee Rune
  • + 2
 Yea he's just that small..
  • + 1
 Holy men, pinned!!
  • + 1
 I love to go there Smile )))
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 Pure awesomness Wink
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 How low can you go!
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 Big time status!
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 hardcore xc man
  • + 1
 id say defying gravity!
  • + 0
 F@ckin eh!
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