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AaronGwin1 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 1:26
Jan 24, 2019
Interview: Aaron Gwin on His Break With YT & Becoming a Team Owner
I didn't ditch Trek, the team owner backed out of his original agreement and tried to force me to sign a contract that wasn't what we agreed on. They then went online and were dishonest about how it all went down. Just because I stayed quiet during that time, doesn't dignify their accusations. Years later we talked again and they apologized for their actions and those conversations eventually led to me working with Martin again to form the YT Mob. It's a business and I don't take this stuff too personal, all these brands are just trying to do what they think is best for themselves, it's their job. I've not always made the easiest or most popular decisions initially but there's more that goes on behind the scenes than you see. I can say for sure that I have always been honest, had integrity, and treated people kindly.
AaronGwin1 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 10:00
Jan 23, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO
That wasn't my original comment, the editor exaggerated that a bit which unfortunately happens a lot. Original comment was more like, this bike feels a lot smoother off the top than any other bike I've ridden, which is true.
AaronGwin1 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 9:54
Jan 23, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO
@skelldify: The new linkage that Jeff and I wanna try will shorten the stock rear end about 5mm. Don't know if I'll like it better but we wanna try it cause we can. The other boys are a lot taller than me so I'm pretty sure they won't change anything. At the moment we are all on production bikes so it's accurate. Why is there always some negative assumed, know your facts. Oh wait, this is the internet.. carry on!
AaronGwin1 mikelevy's article
Feb 17, 2018 at 12:29
Feb 17, 2018
Aaron Gwin Using Box's Shifter and Derailleur?
“You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to know that it’s some version of Box’s new downhill specific clicker.” Well Mr. Levy, looks like you shoulda left the research up to Sherlock cause you’re incorrect! haha Also.. what is a clicker? #killinmesmalls
AaronGwin1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2017 at 11:28
Dec 5, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards - Component of the Year Nominees
Yes please explain, they're the most consistant, dependable brakes I've ever ridden, and I've tried them all. What's the issue you're having?
AaronGwin1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 31, 2017 at 7:48
Jul 31, 2017
Onza's Gwin-Designed Aquila DH Tire Released for Sale
@scbullit36: I ran my Aquila in the front and a Shorty in the rear so I had a bit better breaking traction in the mud. We don't have an intermediate tire... yet ;)
AaronGwin1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2017 at 12:13
Jul 30, 2017
Onza's Gwin-Designed Aquila DH Tire Released for Sale
Hey Guys, I usually don't post much on here but when an article is posted about something exciting to me, like my new Aquila tire, I'm interested to hear what you the fans think. Unfortunately, I didn't even get through the first paragraph before I was scratching my head and asking myself.. What!? I'm not sure where they came up with the "five thousandths of an inch" thing, but I had a laugh reading that. Imagine me actually opening a box of new grips, pulling one out and saying, I won't run these grips, they're five thousandths of an inch too thick!! lol I would have never worded it like that. The truth to that story is that the grips were actually TOO THIN. After testing and signing off on the final design and specs, I received my first box of production AG1 grips. I threw them on my bike and noticed immediately that they felt really firm and smaller in diameter than my Ruffians, which was not supposed to be the case. Long story short, there had been an issue in the production process and the grips were indeed smaller in diameter, meaning less rubber and ultimately a much firmer feeling grip. I was bummed to say the least but agreed to try them out for a few races to see if I could get used to them. They were fine on the smoother tracks but when the tracks got rough, they were just too firm for me. ODI apologized for the mistake and agreed that we'd work on an AG2 grip in the future to make it exactly as I had wanted. By that time production of the AG1 grip was already in full swing and a lot of people loved them. Stopping production just because I wasn't racing them on my downhill bike didn't seem logical considering they were still an awesome grip for different types of riding, personal preferences, or hand sizes. I knew that not everyone using these grips raced World Cup level downhill and would care about the grip being so firm. A lot of people actually prefer the thinner feel of the grip and because of that, we continued to produce them and they have become one of ODI's highest selling grips. Anyways, I say all this to just simply stand up for my integrity. I can appreciate the point which the writer was trying to make in this article, although the facts were incorrect, and that is that I am extremely passionate about the products that I design. I notice the smallest little details and that has been true throughout my entire career. Heck, maybe the writer even called ODI and the grip actually was five thousandths of an inch off and I just never heard the final measurement difference. I don't know but I do know that those were not the words that I used and to present it in the story like they were, just simply doesn't fit reality. I'm a very kind, logical dude, anyone who knows me would say the same. The phone call to ODI was more like 'Hey guys, these grips are smaller and firmer than the samples which I signed off on, can we work on fixing this?" Ok, let's talk tires now. What you guys got?
AaronGwin1 paulaston's article
Apr 6, 2017 at 10:37
Apr 6, 2017
Ready to Race - The YT Mob Interview
Hey Everyone! Thanks for the read and comments. I'm always stoked to represent my belief in areas that I believe are fitting and represent the honor that has been given to me. Over the years, I have come to fully expect this type of mixed feedback when I mention anything in respect to my belief but I will say that the comments can be tough to read at times. That is not because they are positive or negative towards me, I've grown to be comfortable with that either way. The thing that always bums me out the most is how I am instantly put into a box when just mentioning the word God and what I believe is defined by other people's assumptions, rather than actual reality. I am automatically categorized as a Christian, assumed that I go to some type of church, and overall agree with the world's form of organized religion etc. In reality, I don't take part in any of those things, my belief is very separate from what people would think. I simply read God's word, understand it, believe it, and lived based on who I am in respect to Him. I look forward to explaining this more someday so that I can be related to based on the actual truth that I believe and not on the common religious system that most people assume that I follow. Thankful for you guys and all of your interest-passion. Stoked for the new season, it should be a good one!????
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