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ali-chapple RichardCunningham's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 13:42
Feb 8, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
After reading this, the one take away I got was that Richard obviously doesn't ride DH bikes a lot, if at all. If you are riding a true DH track, then the point is that it requires a DH bike. If your local riding spot, that happens to have a downhill incline, is faster on a trail bike, then it's not a true downhill track. 'Take away the berms and downhill bikes can barely make it around a corner at speed.' - If you had a lot of experience with a DH bike, and experience riding proper DH tracks, then you'd know that on a great deal of 'flat' corners, a DH bike will most definitely be quicker (french alpine DH tracks are the perfect example). 'The doom filter erodes the experience.' - Totally disagree with this. Seeing an athlete push themselves to the absolute limit is an incredible thing to watch. I don't want to see a guy casually stroll to the finish line and win, I want someone who is visibly giving everything they have win a race, they are putting the extra effort in to win and in my opinion, deserve to be rewarded with a good result if they manage to hold it together. The future of DH is hindered by one thing only - the race tracks. DH bikes have undoubtedly reached a plateau, not to say they won't continue to progress, it just means focus may be put on to smaller advances rather than things as significant as disc brakes or the introduction of suspension. There's still room to grow. If Sam Hill and Steve Peat are saying dh tracks have become boring, I fail to understand why the UCI isn't listening. Yes, it has a huge amount to do with money, tv coverage, etc. But I'd prefer to watch 3 sections of Schladming in the piss wet over every single second Leogang any day. Dh bikes are the pinnacle of the sport, and they should be tested by the worlds best on the worlds hardest tracks. If I wanted to watch guys sprint along a fire road, I'd watch Cyclocross, and I will never start watching cyclocross...
ali-chapple scottsecco's article
Jan 29, 2018 at 8:46
Jan 29, 2018
Movies For Your Monday
Second video was awesome!
ali-chapple GAdirt's video
Jan 29, 2018 at 8:37
Jan 29, 2018
video
That was better than any over produced, too serious, pointless intro video! So rad!

ali-chapple scottsecco's article
Jan 23, 2018 at 8:46
Jan 23, 2018
ali-chapple paulaston's article
Jan 18, 2018 at 15:09
Jan 18, 2018
Raked & Rated - 6 MTB Trail Sculpters
hoe, rake, shovel, chainsaw, buckets. All you need.
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Jan 18, 2018 at 14:50
Jan 18, 2018
ali-chapple norcobicycles's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 8:33
Jan 16, 2018
Norco Bicycles Signs Caro and Anita Gehrig
You should try the new Range! It's rad!
ali-chapple cameronmackenzie's article
Jan 13, 2018 at 21:40
Jan 13, 2018
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Jan 10, 2018 at 14:59
Jan 10, 2018
Hells yeah!

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Dec 14, 2017 at 13:34
Dec 14, 2017
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