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Rubberelli RichardCunningham's article
Sep 24, 2018 at 7:44
1 days
Review: Polygon Siskiu T8
Doesn't he say it rode great when he removed a volume spacer from the fork?
Rubberelli khsfactoryracing's article
Sep 22, 2018 at 20:29
3 days
Video: Dry Dusty Practice With KHS Factory Racing Before the Final Race of the Year
@stiingya: have you ridden the trail? I have and you do not follow anyone too closely down it.
Rubberelli backlandmedia's article
Sep 22, 2018 at 8:48
Sep 22, 2018
Video: A Banging Edit from an EWS Privateer Racer
@willaasss: so you have a problem with EWS sponsors getting exposure on the EWS website for the sponsorship $$$? I would guess they also get to hang big banners at the event too and have prime spots for their pits. A sponsorship is not a charitable donation after all. I certainly don't doubt you that the many dozens of riders that they show in the videos that they dont talk about might be heavily weighted to their sponsors (who are the biggest mtb companies after all, with many times the best riders and the biggest teams), but they certainly do not favor Oton (Devinci is a sponsor) over Maes (GT is not). The videos seem to center around showing the audience what they want to see - top riders either doing well or sucking in this stage or that one, riders having big crashes that were captured on camera, as well as WC stars taking a crack at EWS. I recall they prominently talked about Mae's missing a round because he had a baby. They could easily have neglected to mention their non-sponsor's rider. But they knew we would wonder where he is. I think the EWS is really much more focused on getting more people to watch, rather than pumping up their sponsors.
Rubberelli backlandmedia's article
Sep 21, 2018 at 14:20
Sep 21, 2018
Video: A Banging Edit from an EWS Privateer Racer
@willaasss: I just watch the highlights and not much else, but isn't that what you're arguing? That people like me don't know about these other riders because EWS is pay to play. I don't know much at all about Garay, and nothing about Scott. I don't recall seeing the Rat at more than one or two this season (at least in the highlights). Thus, EWS is certainly not going out of their way to make me know their top sponsors' riders. Who I do know about are the top riders, all heavily featured, whether or not their team sponsors the EWS or not.
Rubberelli backlandmedia's article
Sep 21, 2018 at 10:25
Sep 21, 2018
Video: A Banging Edit from an EWS Privateer Racer
@willaasss: You are still alleging that a company needs to sponsor EWS for their riders to be covered in their video, but when called out on this, you admitted "it's quite hard to leave out the podium riders from a video". OK. So which is it? Do you need to get results to be featured or do you need to pay to be featured? I certainly don't see a non-sponsor like GT getting less coverage than Santa Cruz, who is the top sponsor listed on the EWS website. In fact, I can't even tell you who the Santa Cruz riders are.
Rubberelli backlandmedia's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 5:59
Sep 20, 2018
Video: A Banging Edit from an EWS Privateer Racer
"if you don't ride for a team who supports the series you literally get no video time or exposure!!!" Cecile and Mae's sure get a lot of exposure. So did Eddie Masters this season. But neither Commencal, GT, nor Pivot are sponsors of the EWS. Pretty sweet when someone calls out corruption when even the most cursory examination of the allegation shows it to be utter bullshit.
Rubberelli khsfactoryracing's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 5:38
Sep 20, 2018
Video: Dry Dusty Practice With KHS Factory Racing Before the Final Race of the Year
The 'unnecessary' skidding is due to the steepness of the trail and the physics of how tires on deep, loose dirt grip.
Rubberelli RichardCunningham's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 22:44
Sep 18, 2018
Tariffs on Chinese Bicycles & Parts Will Begin Next Week
@Svinyard: actually American wages have just reached 2008 levels, meaning that US workers are just now recovering from the recession.
Rubberelli mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2018 at 22:03
Sep 17, 2018
Jamis' New 3VO-Suspended Hardline Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
@Ryanrobinson1984: yeah, that's bullshit. Gee posted earlier today on Facebook about hardline and gave Dan credit for creating it.
Rubberelli tris400d's article
Sep 17, 2018 at 7:16
Sep 17, 2018
Bike Check: Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 29
Top spec'd Enduro bikes gonna be 4-5 lbs lighter than this.
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