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Video: Fast & Clean with Martin Maes at EWS Rotorua
Mar 27, 2019 at 11:50
Fast and Clean. Two words that perfectly sum up Martin's incredible performance at the EWS Rotorua. Total stage dominance, one massive win!
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(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:40)
The pro purse is kind of a joke. $1,750 is a sad number for one of 8 of the biggest enduro races in the world and a Crankworx event.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:43)
other than people from New Zealand or Australia, that amount wouldn't even cover the trip
(Mar 27, 2019 at 14:34)
: Meanwhile Zwift is paying 5x that to amateurs competing on spin bikes
(Mar 27, 2019 at 14:43)
At first I thought that was $17,500 but I looked closely and its $1750, these are elite athletes that kind of money is a joke.think about the risk involved for that kind of purse, I know theirs lots of factors involved but still that is just mediocre.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 20:16)
: I mean yeah... and I do agree that this is too little to be giving our guys but the trip cost really isn't the thing to bring up here these guys ain't paying the trips
(Mar 28, 2019 at 0:08)
That's just enough money to check one bag on Emirate. I think they charged Darren Berrecloth $1478 for his bag.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 2:07)
Get over it! People aren't in this sport for the money. If you want to get paid, take up golf.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 6:33)
emirates / air new zealand charged bearclaw 1400 to fly his bike back
(Mar 28, 2019 at 7:04)
When the prize money is only $1750 they shouldnt use a giant novelty check(cheque). It makes a bad situation even worse. Maybe pay it in a bag of coins so it seems like a lot more.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 7:22)
: Or make it rain with $1 bills.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 8:25)
: If you win you should be getting a decent pay out. Even if you are sponsored that doesn't cover everything. It should at least be amount you couldn't easily blow in a day replacing parts for a high quality bike like theirs.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 23:50)
Wait till you find out that taxes for winning prizes are about 50%.
(Mar 29, 2019 at 3:41)
: Zwift has this thing called a "fee" which means people have to pay every month to use it. It's a way to get revenue into a company, which they can then use to promote the company. Unfortunately for the EWS, it does not have the 560,000 paying members that Zwift has, and therefore also lacks the financial clout.
There is no conspiracy against mountain bikers. It's just business.
(Mar 29, 2019 at 3:43)
: should? Who is to say how much of someone's money someone should pay to someone else for doing something voluntary?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 11:55)
Absolute beast. He obviously doesn't have an annoying girlfriend holding him back.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:00)
Who is the girlfriend comment referring to?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:10)
: probably rude?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:26)
probably TrailBaws himself, poor fella.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:41)
Someone's been living on the couch this week
Best of luck TrailBaws.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:56)
: I got 99 problems...
(Mar 28, 2019 at 9:02)
: but GF is not the only one!
(Mar 27, 2019 at 14:01)
(Mar 27, 2019 at 21:07)
Love the sauce
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:10)
From Pinkbike predictions:
"and Martin Maes hasn't proven consistent enough to contend for the overall,"
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:45)
he was injured 2 times last year, it's a fact and that's probably why they said that. but yeah they should have said "hasn't proven consistent enough to winning the overall even without 1 round(colombia) lol"
If he can stay injury free he gonna take the overall, probably no doubt with that.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:09)
Was Rude’s sweep of the stages in Finale voided? As far as I knew the race results still stand until some decision is made. Seems a bit disingenuous to claim “first” to sweep if that race still stands... Or was GT team just firing shots at Rude and Yeti?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:39)
Rude won a one day/4 stages event so I guess Maes has the first 2 days/8 stages clean sweep?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:48)
: This was also a 1 day/5 stage race.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:51)
: rotorua was a single day race. probably just a mistake by sven, or not haha
(Mar 27, 2019 at 20:19)
rude won 4 stages on one day out of a 7(or 6 memory doesn't stick that well) stage, 2 day race. Therefore rude did not clean sweep the race he clean swept a day. Maes clean swept the day but being a 1 day race he also clean swept the race I believe is what is going on
(Mar 28, 2019 at 4:30)
In a sport that can offer a winner less than 2k, surely the financial inertia is small enough for the EWS to get their shit together and make a effing decision on these doping cases.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 20:18)
: Finale Ligure was a one day race in 2018. There were 4 stages total, and Rude won all of them. Sven was mistaken.
(Apr 2, 2019 at 9:21)
: ah my bad then yes that does make ritchie the first to ever clean sweep a race and I presume Maes the second
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:17)
Haha! Love the ‘clean’ double meaning!
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:00)
I've just put a 27.5 on the back of my 29er hardtail for a laugh to try it out - wow really fun - so easy to manual too and corners amazing. Can see it catching on this season in WC! Wouldn't want it for xc but who cares.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 14:19)
reusing clips in the span of a two minute. step up the filming.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 5:51)
So, someone please educate me on why he's running a 27.5 rear wheel. Is it for acceleration? Is it to slack his bike out more?
My first DH bike was a big hit back around 2002 and it had the 24" rear wheel. I wasn't experienced enough back then to know the difference between having a 26" rear wheel. I do remember having something around a 2.8 tire and it almost made the diameter the same as the 26" front.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 6:31)
He isnt running a 27.5 rear wheel, he is running a 29" front wheel.
The GT Force is stock 27.5 F/R but Martin has chosen the roll over benefits of 29" up front while keeping the stock 27.5 in the rear for faster acceleration and responsiveness
(Mar 28, 2019 at 7:40)
You get the roll over and traction of a 29er up front. Having a smaller wheel on the back should help with cornering, increase acceleration, especially out of corners, and decrease stopping distances (increase of braking power). This is without considering any geometery changes. PB should do some testing on this.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:47)
Is his bike a 29er with a 27.5 rear wheel or a 27.5 bike with a 29er front?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:53)
Some say, his bike has no rear end... and that he still runs 26" tires on his 29" rims...
(Mar 28, 2019 at 9:25)
He is definitely the most allround and best MTB racer of the moment. He is in fact clean an fast. No parasite unnecessary move on the bike, no style effects for free. It's all about being fast an lose.
When I first saw him in Liège, Belgium, during an Enduro for the first time I was so impressed. He is the cleanest rider I saw since Nico Vouilloz. It's just incredible. The guys who want to beat him really need to be racers, no stylers. I absolutely like that.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:11)
where's this kid's redbull or monster helmet?
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:16)
he said clean...
(Mar 27, 2019 at 23:40)
Cliff Bar helmet instead !
(Mar 27, 2019 at 13:28)
I bet the PM for the Trek 69'er is just lol'ing
(Mar 27, 2019 at 12:27)
I'm still not sure how anyone could win without a 79 degree seat angle though. Makes his victory all the more impressive!
(Mar 27, 2019 at 16:08)
So smooth he makes it look like he's on an XC cruise. Madness.
(Mar 27, 2019 at 11:57)
"Total stage dominance, one maessive win!" FTFY
(Mar 28, 2019 at 0:12)
Shots fired “clean”, lol
(Mar 27, 2019 at 22:10)
"Fast and clean".....
That's how I would describe my perfect morning dump.
"Loose and sketchy"......
Not so perfect dump.
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(Mar 27, 2019 at 19:45)
It's amazing how well he rides a sh!t bike... Troll... sorry
(Mar 28, 2019 at 4:22)
hey man have you ridden the bike? don't say things like that if you don't know.
(Mar 28, 2019 at 4:49)
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