gavind

Used to manage a WC team - but after having my bank account drained to zero (and then supplementing this with money I had to spend the next three years paying off) I saw the light and now just pleb around the industry.

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gavind pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 29, 2023 at 13:32
Nov 29, 2023
Video: Wyatt Harrington Confronts the Brutal Reality of World Cup Racing - Pinkbike Racing S2E3
This was really awesome to watch, particularly as I ran a DH/4X team in the mid-late 2000’s so felt so much of the pain, frustration and joy of Wyatt’s experience. It is even harder for riders on teams without the big budgets as travel, accommodation and even good food can be hard. We also had a team with four different languages, none of which we all spoke… it made even explaining stuff like where the toilets were a mission. I am interested as to whether you guys only did any of the minor series races (not even sure the IXS even still exists)? We found this a great way of getting riders some early podiums and was a great stress relief from World Cups.
gavind volcom91's article
May 27, 2023 at 16:03
May 27, 2023
Volcom Launches New Mountain Bike Apparel Collection
I have been wearing their gear for years as it just works on a bike - and now they will make them better!
gavind mattbeer's article
Feb 27, 2023 at 14:34
Feb 27, 2023
DH Bike Review: Canfield's Jedi Masters Rough Terrain
@canfieldbikes: the ONE I had (before it was stolen) was a true beast of a bike! I set it up for a while as a light DH rig and it was awesome - then altered the set up and it was a great enduro ride (pedals so well for a heavy ass).
gavind mikelevy's article
Feb 2, 2023 at 13:03
Feb 2, 2023
Video: Grim Donut Part 3 - We Made It Less Terrible
I think it was early 2006 in Willengen when the team I managed got parked next to the Honda Team (way to destroy one’s ego, thanks UCI). The guy who designed our Fusion bikes, Bodo Probst (I think he is at Radon now), was down checking out their bikes and I made a comment about how amazing they were. He just smiled and said ‘smoke and mirrors - if they really wanted to build a DH bike that no one could buy why not make it five times slacker and give it bigger wheels. If they break, they break. Who cares so long as you win’. I think plenty of bike designers out there know what they could do, what they should do and what they can do. I say ride it till it breaks PB! Get your team on it and cause some trouble!
gavind RockyMountainBicycles's article
Dec 26, 2022 at 14:00
Dec 26, 2022
The Champion Moves On: Rocky Mountain Thanks Jesse Melamed
@HendersonMike: no, you’re getting down votes because you’re a clampett. This was a post by Rocky Mountain commemorating the time Jesse has spent with them. A post the Jesse. Himself thanked them for. Then you went and pissed on it. This was not the post to make it about money. I would have thought with your 51 years experience you’d get that. Then in this one you got all homophobic, which was pretty funny - way to go an attract more heat, super-chief!
gavind sarahmoore's article
Oct 13, 2022 at 14:11
Oct 13, 2022
Tech Briefing: Limited Edition Bikes, A Derailleur Guard, Action Cameras & More - October 2022
I am trying to find the photos of the homemade one Mick Hannah was rolling in 2004. They cost $1 in scrap crap.
gavind edspratt's article
Oct 1, 2022 at 15:53
Oct 1, 2022
Rider & Industry Results from the Trophy of Nations 2022
Clementz has worked for Cannondale for three years, transitioning across from being just a rider to a full time employee in 2021. Tomczck is the global marketing manager and Wiedenhofer is also in marketing and has been for a bit. Like most MTB companies they have a lot of ex-riders in their ranks. I am pretty sure some of the ‘support staff’ would have been stoked to have had the chance to ride with and against some of these folk.
gavind Polygonbikes's article
Sep 30, 2022 at 16:29
Sep 30, 2022
Matt Stuttard, Amy Morrison & Dan Wolfe's Custom Polygon Race Bikes for the Trophy of Nations
I have owned five - including a NAILD… Rode great, but looked like an ugly e-bike which is saying something. I have never had a problem getting spares or help.
gavind edspratt's article
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:29
Jun 20, 2022
Florent Payet Announces his Retirement from World Cup Racing
Huge congrats on a great career, Flo. Take well deserved break
gavind jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 12, 2022 at 23:44
Jan 12, 2022
Finished: Ask Me Anything with Jack Moir
Considering when your career took off you have had many top Australian riders ahead of you in what was a really strong time. Which riders did you look up to coming through as a junior and did you get any help from them coming up?
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