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DH777 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 27, 2017 at 3:57
Apr 27, 2017
SRAM – UCI World Cup DH Fantasy Contest – Rd 1, Lourdes
Men: 1) Gwin 2) Hart 3) Bruni Women: 1) Atherton 2) Nicole 3) Seagrave
DH777 paulaston's article
Nov 22, 2016 at 5:45
Nov 22, 2016
DH777 lunatyk's article
Sep 18, 2016 at 6:33
Sep 18, 2016
Practice - Red Bull Hardline 2016
Seems like most guys are on their worlds bikes aside from Brayton. Would be interesting to know how they run their bikes on a track like this though. It seems difficult to find a balance between settings that are good on the jumps as well as the technical sections.
DH777 redbullbike's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 9:34
Sep 17, 2016
Gee's POV - Red Bull Hardline 2016
@Racer951: I see what you're saying, but I think being a pro rider is becoming increasingly more about creating and maintaining an image that resonates well with people like us, as evidenced by team videos, and not just about results, although I do still think they're important. Who's to say that participating in events like Hardline wouldn't have a more positive impact than getting a top 30 result at a WC? I know if it weren't for events like this and rampage along with the Atherton project I would not be as big a fan of Gee as I am. And yes, me being a fan of his has resulted in (admittedly, relatively small - think components and apparel) purchases of the stuff he promotes. Back to the main topic of whether Hardline has a chance of continuing to run: I would like to think so because of the added respect people like you and me have of riders who are willing and capable of competing on a track like this. Whether or not that added respect translates into sales is up for question, but the same could be said for WC results.
DH777 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 11, 2016 at 9:24
Sep 11, 2016
Results: Finals - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Happy for Danny and excited for the battles between him and Gwin next year, but would have been nice if Gwin won it today.
DH777 YTIndustries's article
Sep 6, 2016 at 8:40
Sep 6, 2016
Aaron Gwin's World Champs YT Tues
@onemind123: *those are (I know, I'll down vote myself...)
DH777 vernonfelton's article
Aug 14, 2016 at 4:32
Aug 14, 2016
The Evolution of the Specialized Enduro
Still repin' an 05 Enduro. Couldn't agree more with Felton's comments. Most sluggish AM bike I've ever ridden on up-hills but descends as well if not better than some downhill bikes I've been on (especially from around the same time). Bulletproof too! Aside from tires and rear shock (Specialized upgraded to Fox for no charge), it's bone stock and largely original and still going strong.
DH777 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 22, 2016 at 4:22
Apr 22, 2016
Troy Lee Designs - UCI WC DH - Cairns Fantasy Contest
Men: 1) Troy Brosnan 2) Loic Bruni 3) Josh Bryceland Women: 1) Rachel Atherton 2) Manon Carpenter 3) Tracey Hannah
DH777 vernonfelton's article
Apr 17, 2016 at 15:59
Apr 17, 2016
The Impossible Bike: Carbon Built Here in the USA - Sea Otter 2016
@WAKIdesigns: I'd be lying if I said mine weren't either. The point I was trying to make is that, in isolation, buying foreign products has relatively small impacts on the people making them.Yeah, they're working conditions and the expectations placed on them are absolutely terrible. Is that because of people buying the products they make or the result of a combination of the system in place in those countries and their (China and India's) rapid expansion? If I understand correctly, the argument the OP was making was that by not buying these products, companies would be forced into providing their workers humane conditions. But those companies might also decide to pack-up and leave China/Taiwan/Bangladesh, etc. entirely and move back to their domestic markets. Are the employees that were let go substantially any better or worse off? I'm not entirely sure, so I'm not going to try to answer this.
DH777 vernonfelton's article
Apr 17, 2016 at 14:41
Apr 17, 2016
The Impossible Bike: Carbon Built Here in the USA - Sea Otter 2016
@WAKIdesigns: Not going to lie, I didn't read your entire comment in detail, so I may be missing something. I'm also not very knowledgeable on the situations in countries like India and China, but I'll have a go at explaining my relatively uninformed point of view. I'd speculate that concerned citizens of NA and Europe would be making a greater contribution to those employees' lives if they bought the foreign made products and donated a portion of their savings to charities that help those people get out of the poor working conditions (not sure if such organizations exist?), instead of not buying foreign made products. As for Nukeproof or DT Swiss, perhaps they have proven that they're able to produce the same (or better) quality of product abroad as consistently as their domestic competitors. Aside from marketing, that's the only way I could see Americans paying the same amount for their products. I can't actually speak to the quality of either, but Gwin's 2014 Leogang run indicates that DT Swiss products aren't exactly unreliable.
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