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arden0 mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2018 at 6:48
May 29, 2018
Review: Ion K-Pact Knee Pads
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/staff-rides-mike-kazimers-nukeproof-mega-290.html
arden0 mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2018 at 6:48
May 29, 2018
Review: Ion K-Pact Knee Pads
here's a rundown of Mike's bike: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/staff-rides-mike-kazimers-nukeproof-mega-290.html
arden0 paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 12:04
May 24, 2018
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
@brianpark: Seems like a sensible way to do things, thanks for the info. Hope I didn't get Cam in trouble lol.
arden0 paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 8:31
May 24, 2018
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
@Ibisguy: nsmb.com published an article today about a recent factory tour in Japan, and is even honest about not being allowed to give any details on the real reason for the trip, an upcoming launch. In the photos you can see a handful of recognizable mtb journalists, including RC.
arden0 paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 8:17
May 24, 2018
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
@ShredlyMcShredface: RC was in Japan recently, I'm sure Pinkbike has all the details. These spy-shot articles are a way to sort of get around the embargo and generate hype for the real release tomorrow.
arden0 paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 7:58
May 24, 2018
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
Publishing these spy photos and making a hype-up story of them is so disingenuous it's funny, as if Pinkbike and the rest of the industry wasn't fully aware of all the details of the new XTR line. RC was in Japan recently checking out the Shimano factory with a handful of other MTB journalists, I wonder what Shimano wanted to show them? Oh well, you have to honour the embargo if you want to be invited to these press events. Looking forward to reading the full details tomorrow.
arden0 sarahmoore's article
Apr 26, 2018 at 20:27
Apr 26, 2018
The Story Behind the Start Order at the UCI World Cup DH in Losinj
@BEEner: A protected rider will get to race on race day regardless of what happens in their qualifying run. For instance, if Gwin got a flat and came last in qualifying he'd still be able to race, but if Brook Macdonald had the same thing happen he'd be sitting that race out. It also affects the start order, depending on how the rule is written.
arden0 sarahmoore's article
Apr 26, 2018 at 10:29
Apr 26, 2018
The Story Behind the Start Order at the UCI World Cup DH in Losinj
As I understand it, previously the top 20 men/10 women of the current season were protected, but this year the top 10 men/5 women of the current season are protected, plus the top 10m/5w from the previous season are also protected. I think the UCI has to take Redbull Media's requests into account, they are what makes the racing so accessible and popular, if they piss off RBMH they'll lose their largest media partner and sponser. But I think we all agree that RBMH really screwed this one up, seems like they just want their highest paid athletes down the hill last regardless of the course.
arden0 sarahmoore's article
Apr 26, 2018 at 10:10
Apr 26, 2018
The Story Behind the Start Order at the UCI World Cup DH in Losinj
@TheR: The teams asked for the top 5W/10M from last season to remain protected throughout the current season, but RBMH requested that the start order be changed to allow the current #1 rider start last. Sounds like the teams still want the protected riders to start based on quali times rather than the number plate, but that's not how the rule ended up being written. RBMH has been great for the world cup, coverage has never been better. My only gripe is that so much of their focus is on creating celebrities out of guys like Gwin and Bruni, it'd be nice to see more focus on the race and the track. @SlodownU: Redbull media makes way more money than the beverage company. They want more people watching their programming and I guess they figure having the superstars start last will be more exciting for the average person. If they end up selling some sugar water because of it, that's just gravy.
arden0 mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 12:39
Apr 20, 2018
Where's the Shock? Bold Cycles' Unplugged Prototype - Sea Otter 2018
@siderealwall2: they should add a swat style burrito box so you can have a hot lunch after a long descent.
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