Brap on the new TLD Specialized Demo 8 and Troy lee Stinger kit. Notes. 5 min to complete sundown. 5 well placed flashes and some underexposed ambient light to get this one.
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Brap on the new TLD Specialized Demo 8 and Troy lee Stinger kit. Notes. 5 min to complete sundown. 5 well placed flashes and some underexposed ambient light to get this one.

173 Comments

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 I know it's all down to personal preference but i'm sorry, that kit completely looks like a set of pajamas.
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 Totally agree!
  • + 32
 Pssh i'd totally wear that to bed after a down n dirty ride Wink
  • + 108
 i really don't understand full kits.. jeans and a plad looks way sicker on dh bikes!
  • + 50
 To me this so looks so steezy and fast it blows my mind. Difference in perspectives I guess, coming from racing a kit is better to me because it breathes but still protects you so it is for sure better for performance.
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 i like the tld stuff, but i think theres a bit too much colour coordination going on here. :/ does he know there are other companies out there?
  • + 37
 Hey all I run is tld because to me, the looks of their helmets cannot be surpassed, same with their kits. Nothing else comes close. But opinions are like a$sholes...
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 im not hating on it, im just saying its a little too much in my eyes. dont get offended
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 None taken
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flag cyberhawk (Feb 24, 2012 at 4:51) (Below Threshold)
 well let me take a poke.. its like a clowns circus outfit .. will that do . ?
  • + 19
 His shit looks legit! Good color contrast between rider and background!
  • + 41
 This POD makes me want a Big Mac......
  • + 4
 ^^ haha nice one !
  • + 16
 Instantly thought of skittles and starburst.
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 White gloves...? Sheesh, what was he thinking?!
  • + 12
 to me anyway the whole point in race kits is to STAND OUT, especially if your sponsored! also helps that they breath better when the body is working Hard during a race.
  • + 58
 Oh no, it's the pinkbike fashion police Fab

Facepalm Everyone shut up and appreciate that sick lighting and gratifying roost tup
  • + 7
 This photo is sick! The bright race kit really stands out aginst the dull background! Camera
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flag Rspanky (Feb 25, 2012 at 2:40) (Below Threshold)
 pijama with helmet and gogles xD
  • + 11
 Is it good design or bad design? I say good design, it may look horrible & loud, but much like the Sam Hill kit, it's instantly recognisable as TLD, which is what they want as a brand.
  • + 4
 He's tearing up that dirt!
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 Thank god someone finally making sense siiiick photo
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 Me too! And I'd dream of riding the whole time. Smile
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 Looks like a parrot.
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 That tld special edition frame makes me want to get that bike so bad.
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flag konablastboy88 (Feb 25, 2012 at 7:16) (Below Threshold)
 hey can u give me a ass load of neg props
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 Sure thing buddy!
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 He looks like a clown!! I like the colors in it but really, a tad bit too much.
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 clown
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 dont hate!
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 not hatin .. just sayin..
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 @ p-romano, but your a trash rider..
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 @ ilovemileycyrusok these are my pajamas.....
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 mmmmm skittlleeessssss
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flag fedz (Feb 25, 2012 at 13:38) (Below Threshold)
 I think you'll find the word you're looking for is GAY !
  • + 0
 Why bring homosexuality in to this? Idiot.
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 Appreciate the damn shot and shut up!
Gosh, is that so hard?
  • + 1
 i woudnt ride a kit in the warmth... but on a rainy, muddy day, nothing beats them
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 Then you're buying the wrong kit. The right one should make you feel well ventilated in hot conditions. My Astars kit feels great in summer heat
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 im not saying it isnt comfortable... i just wouldnt wear the full kit in the warmth..
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 Like it or hate it, it doesn't matter. Without those colours this photo wouldn't be as great as it is.
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 It's 1991 again, but with better bikes!
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 I have that gear Smile
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 Well since we are on the subject
I really wish TLD would stop churning out all these garbage designs , with a clusterf*ck of random florescent colours or spammy styling. Way too much colour. And they haven't been doing it only to jerseys and pants, their whole product line in the last few years has been rather ridiculous and a tad goofy at times. You know what that does to a kit? It makes it look cheap that's what. I'm not trashing TLD , I'm just criticizing a brand that I'm a big fan of. Without criticism how would they progress?
  • + 1
 does it glow in the dark? the money I've wasted on lite's
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 hmmmm i dont know man, that design looks pretty sexy to me Wink hahahaha
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 @richardsouthernextreme

"to me anyway the whole point in race kits is to STAND OUT, especially if your sponsored!"

Yeah, you really stand out when there are hundreds of people with your exact same kit. If someone needs a kit to stand out it's a good sign you might want to work on your riding skills.
  • + 0
 no hate at all, nice skills, but still... looks like clown.
  • + 1
 justincs is a genius! glow in the dark would be cool for night edits
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 @ PLC07 no hate here and Not trying to get too deep into the flaming but, "hundreds of people with your exact same kit"? even 10 people with the exact same kit? I have never been to a DH race when there have been so many people wearing the exact kit that I begin to get confused on who is who. Unless its a team, then yeah, because it is a team. But when im photographing a race I know each individual racer that is worth photographing by kit and bike, not by name or number plate.
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 No offense taken. I used to have one of the less flashy tld kits and I've seen many people with it. Even people using the same kit and riding the same bike I did. My point is that tld probably sells thousands of them so if you're hoping to be a beautiful and unique snowflake when you buy a tld kit, you might end up disappointed. If you don't care though, more power to you, tld makes quality stuff.
  • + 31
 Nice light.
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 gotcha covered man
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 Thats more colorful than my fruitloops.
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 kinda clowny, but how can I mock someone who is probably so much better than myself?
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 This man has got the colors down
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 I actually love that helmet & ordered it. Then I saw this pic &changed my mind just b/c the paint scheme for some reason makes the helmet look cheaper. Don't know if that makes ant sense...but I still got the D3 just a different color. Can't stand Moto pants on the bike. Too much swoosh noise walking & pedaling..plus they catch on all the zip ties on a frame.
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 I didn't realise the power rangers were into MTB
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 this is amazing, i feel like he's about to come out of the computer and run over me, and that my hand is about to get covered in dirt from the roost. legit.
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 There are a lot of XC riders on the Front Range who are scoffing at a DH bike on i>their/i> trails.

Great shot!

The Green Mtn. trails aren't the biggest, but damn are they fun to make laps on.

Box'o'rocks is babyhead heaven! And if you stop about 2/3 - 3/4 of the way up the mtn, you can find great pieces of petrified wood.
  • + 2
 im not a fan of the kit myself but to eaches own.i do like alot of troy lees work this on the other hand is not one of them,if the whole point is to stand out and be noticed thn yup this is the one but for straight up ripping gear i leave the house in my cloths and i ride in the same ones i shop with and go to the old ladys house with.i make my statement in the air haha nygas not my style at all jeans and a dickies will get it done just the same,but hey to eaches own and very nice photo work bye the way great timing with the light and the shot its pod worthy for sure just hate the kit but so what.usualy when i ride someone finds something they hate about me thats life and we all live it POD FOR U great job mate
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 Yep the point was to be seen on this shot. all about the contrast in colors between the rider and background. If you are sponsored by a shop or component company, they want you to be seen in a big way.
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 Look at the top dirt jumpers. They don't wear anything more special than your regular jeans/tshirt combo and they still get massive exposure... Same goes for a lot of freeriders. It's nice to get visibility but it's not a garantee for results while results will always bring visibility. Can't ignore the guy on the top step of the podium...
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 very true but this is not DJ. and you don't see World Cup riders wearing jeans and t's. Its all about context.
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 Yes, I understand teams want to stand out at world cup events but if they all turn to fancy colors, no one stands out anymore. In that case a guy riding in jeans/tshirt would stand out more wouldn't he? It isn't a world cup event anyway but yeah, it is still a great picture and I understand that the rider wouldnt pop as much without the kit. It's just that it sounds like a paradox when people say they're doing it to stand out more when everybody else is doing the same thing.
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 There are over 40 species of the Bird of Paradise. Many of the birds of paradise are so brilliant and colorful that at first glance in a given species they all look the same. But a female bird of paradise will always chose the best kept, best looking, and brightest mate.
lol what ever. good times. im stoked on the POD. But for real if you "look fast" also helps to be fast, you will get media attention, plane and simple you will get noticed. But If your presence on a bike is less than desirable then that photo will get scrapped. (There is always an exception.) By having your sponsors on said kit you are preforming one of the main purposes of getting noticed, and that is promotion, and endorsing your sponsors. Its not a fashion show out there but in ANY pro level sport the athlete always looks good and flys his/her colors. That was a rant and I am sorry.
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 I still think those colorways look retarded. Like a bad 80s flashback. There are so many pros running retarded looking kits that I find it refreshing when one is dressed in more neutral colors. That's why I think it doesn't make them stand out anymore. Looking at the other comments, it seems like im not the only one on this boat. It's only an opinion though so if the rider likes it then so be it, more power to him. Don't be sorry, if I can rant I don't see why you couldn't heh.
  • + 4
 This is going to be one of those photos he looks at in a couple years and ask "what the hell was i thinking??!!"
Think a rainbow puked on him
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 i have 2 kits both loud and in your face and full of character but our sport is that its in your face loud and filled with characters and nothing comes close to it so wear what u want let it be a flannel t-shirt or full moto kit its all about the sick drift this guys is putting down......
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 I bet everyone would love this kit if someone won the worlds in it. I bet all the haters would be getting matching digs for their dogs too if that clown suit passed any major finish line first....who cares what you wear.....ride for the ride folks the guy in the photo looks like he's doing just that.
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 ahahah exactly I think it looks dope!
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 Glad to see somebody killing it on a big bike in the front range! Makes me miss CO so much! Love the pajama suit too, I love going full moto with my gear oand my riding whether or not it's necessary, brappp!
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 nice stuff is ment to stand out?So are ignorant statements and youres does thats a retared thing to say all nice stuff isnt meant stand out i dont want to get into it or i will be typing for days,AND I SAID VERY CLEARLY IN MY STATEMENT" TO EACHES OWN ITS NOT TO MY LIKING BUT TO EACHES OWN I DONT WEAR FLSHY COLORS TO STICK OUT I USE MY RIDING SKILZ TO DO IT INSTEAD,AND I ALSO SAID GREAT JOB DEFF POD WORTHY SHOT FOR SURE"i simple was stating my oopiion and i complimented on the pod so what the fxck are u getting all worked up about its a great shop and it deff stands out thats part of the reason it got pod and the lighting and timing is on point and the dudes ripping i agree to all that but i dont have to like his kit i can wear what ever i want when i ride and so can you and obviously so can this guy if not hed for certain get arrested for some sort of law lol take is easy its just a pod and we get them every day and were all intitled to are own opinions thats the point of the meassage board under them
  • + 3
 so much hate on the kit.. i dont think that should be taking away from how sick the photo is, and IMO i think tld kits are awesome
  • + 5
 my wife thought he was sponsored by skittle or starburst.
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 Stop moaning it's better than boring all black it really caught my eye , correct me if I'm wrong but nice stuff is ment to stand out
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 I'm on a ski slope. It's 1984. My parents are arguing. It's coming back...
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 Like it alot! Love that bright colors fits with the bike! I also do color combinations and tld are one of the best youst look at poc they also do bright colors and no one is complaining about them..
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 Too many people are focus on the tld gear rather than the quality of the picture as a whole. That's what makes it a pic of the day.
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 Yeah this has got some pretty sweet lighting. You got my vote for POD.
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 If you spend 45 min in the mirror.. you're missing out on some prime riding time.
No wonder it's almost dark in the shot...does his lipstick match the kit too?
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 haha. Thanks for the laugh. Well put.
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 POD now!!
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 POD !
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 i agree, makes me wanna SHREAD!!!Smile
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 Nice colours, nice TLD kit and nice Specialized.... Drool
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 It does not work dude
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 4 u lol
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  • + 2
 Epic shot. Flash and underexposed ambient is one of my favourite techniques. Smile
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 All TLD kits look like pajamas! Pajamas made in China for slave labor....Nice shot!
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 well all i got to say is it may be loud or it may be liked but ither way it is still pic of the day....so just snap it to a slim jim im just sayin!
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 Fox goggles? Can't quite tell but they look like Fox Main Pros?
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 good eye. now for the 1 up, what lens.
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 Fire mirrored?
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 Fire Iridium. But good enough. Thanks everyone.
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 A bowl of cereal and he hit the track, shreding in pyjamas, hardcore... Love the photo even though the fashion police should lock him up for assaulting my eyes.
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 The opinions on clothing kits can definately go either way, do we want to look like the motocross guys or do our own thing?
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 Yeah Harrison! Mojo wheels represent!
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 It is what it is as long as we all keep getting out to ride... play hard or go home....
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 Haters gonna hate! Thanks for the POD! -MOJO WHEELS, BITCH!
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 Oh snap! IIts Radical Rick!
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 It's not a pajama, it's not a clown suit...It's the new crayon color palette Wink
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 I've always said that this image would be POD!
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 Pod!!!!
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 Oh..Green Mountain...thats right by me.
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 Thanks, this was a fun shoot.
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 Specialized TLD custom paint job, limited edition! Sick!! Love that bike!
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 Yeah Harrison, congrats on pod!1
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 if some hot girls see me in that i wouldn't bother asking for their numbers....
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 look at that sky! awesome shot man!
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 Great colors in this pic man! I likey!
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 so clear :X
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 Its these kind of photos that make you think how the duck did they get it tool look like that
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 Its these kind of photos that make you think how the duck did they get it tool look like that
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 those are some gangster pajamas yo
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 I love that kit
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 like the pic, nice contrast to the Clouds!!
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 POD !
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 I really hope he is sponsored by tld...
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 i like a bit of full kit madness! and theres nothing wrong with PJs
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 Fully Suited Their, Me Likey!
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 sick shot! and i love this kit! POD
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 fajne zdjęcie ... ale demo obleśny kolor !!!
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 Looks like he has a Troy lee designs demo! Very very sik!
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 its all about him riding trek and he's on a specialized lol
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 The photo rocks. Congrat's Mike Doucette and Harrison Ory.
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 Haha he's on the LTD edition Troy Lee Demo too!
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 Ah yeeee that bikes sick!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Contrast anyone?
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 could this guy get any more dressed up!!
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 those colors are prime.
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 I really dig the colors and contrast in this! Awesome POD!!!
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 Sweet shot! and i love this kit! so sick
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 All jokes aside, very POD worthy!
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 its staged!
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 Nice race kit banana,strawberry and blueberry's top job!!!
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 It looks like Fruit Loops
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 The color of this demo is so sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POD
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 I WANT THIS BIKE!
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 Stunning! Lovin this tld kit!
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 this makes me want to eat a popsicle
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 All about the gear Wink
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 nice pic but 1028x764 is too small Frown
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 Spacepants! eeewwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeee!
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 świeci sie jak psu jaja na wiosne Big Grin
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 those colors are awesome! and so is the drift!

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 pinkbike would be a better place without that link
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 Pj's.. yea but what a Photo! Awesome light
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 JEANS!
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 TLD!!!
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 how big are u manSmile )
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 YES BUDDY!
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 I HAVE THAT RACE KIT
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 lol, wot a clown...
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 Look mommy, that clown is riding a bicycle!
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 awesome! Razz
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 Big stick Popsicle.
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 Dat bb...
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 Pajama Party!
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 That's the mx gear I want!
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 clown pajamas
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 sweet bike!!
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 homey the clown?
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 ohh SHIT !! Smile
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