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Jun 26, 2019 at 4:03Jun 26, 2019
Martin Maes Tests Positive for Masking Agent at EWS Rotorua & Tasmania, Receives 90 Day ‘Non-Intentional’ Suspension
The reasoning behind it is that the UCI doesn't care about mtb in any form. If it had been a high profile road pro in the same situation, then the ban would have coincided with a gap between two big races, or ended the day before the Tour de France, applied over winter when there aren't any races etc etc. It's totally unfair what has happened to Maes here.
Feb 23, 2019 at 9:31Feb 23, 2019
For sale: Orange Stage 6 frame (size Large) and Fox X2 shock in Mountain Mint colour. An amazing 29er enduro and trail bike, an absolute rocket! The fastest and most fun bike I have ever ridden. The front triangle is new and has never been built up. The swingarm is a year and a half old. It has brand new new bearings in. It has some small marks on it from a flat tyre and broken wheel rubbing, nothing serious. The front triangle is a warranty replacement that I received last year, I have never used it. The shock is 2 years old and was serviced by Conforme-garage here in Switzerland last summer and ridden for just 3 weeks after the service, then put into storage when my new frame arrived. There is a small dent on the downtube (see photo) - this is approximately 6mm long and 2mm deep at the deepest point. This dent occured in transit, there is no paint damage. I could have sent it back to Orange but I did not want to pay the high postage charge to the UK, and then have to pay import tax again when it re-entered the country.... I believe that the dent does not compromise the structure of the frame at all and is similar to a minor dent caused by a rock while riding. The sale price that I am offering takes into account this very minor defect. The frame comes with a free black Hope seatclamp, Rockshox Maxle rear axle, two new replacement rear mech hangers and a full set of new rubber cable grommets (as well as the old ones as spares).
joelm76 mikekazimer's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 3:18Jan 29, 2019
Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Tires Deliver Tons of Traction
The review is disappointing because it makes no mention of durability over long term. I really like Michelin tyres (compound, design, casing strength and support) but have found the older models to not last very long and the knobs to break off at the base well before they should, making the tyre worn out before the end of its normal lifespan, like the Schwalbe ones used to do.... Please can future reviews at least mention how long they were tested for and how long they lasted, even though this will be very subjective obviously. Maxxis are popular because they have good designs and most of their product range holds up very well. The aggressor DD on the back just seems to just last forever for me.
joelm76 jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 12, 2018 at 0:56Dec 12, 2018
Interview: Connor Fearon - "I Can Honestly Say That Clips Are Better"
That’s so good to hear about the lack of pressure for results from Kona! Great company! Also good luck for the season Connor, and thanks for confirming that if you’re having fun on your bike you’re automatically faster!
Oct 25, 2018 at 12:15Oct 25, 2018
RockShox - Red Bull Rampage Fantasy Contest 2018
1. Semenuk 2. Nell 3.Sorge
Sep 28, 2018 at 6:53Sep 28, 2018
Enter the EWS Finale Ligure Fantasy Contest to Win Prizes From Fox Racing
Men: 1 : Martin Maes 2 : Richie Rude 3 : Flo Nicolai Women: 1 : Cécile Ravanel 2 : Isabeau Courdurier 3 : Andreane Lanthier Nadeau
Sep 18, 2018 at 4:52Sep 18, 2018
Enter the EWS Ainsa Fantasy Contest to Win Prizes From Troy Lee Designs
Men: 1. Hill 2. Rude 3. Nicolai Women 1: Ravanel 2: Winton 3: Korem
Jul 17, 2018 at 3:52Jul 17, 2018
Enter the EWS La Thuile Fantasy Contest to Win a Prize Pack from Leatt
Men: 1. Damien Oton 2. Martin Maes 3. Sam Hill Women 1. Cecile Ravanel 2. Mélanie Pugin 3. Isabeau Courdurier
Mar 30, 2018 at 0:13Mar 30, 2018
Enter the EWS Colombia Fantasy Contest to Win a Wheelset From Enve
Men: 1. Dailly 2. Melamed 3. Rude Women: 1. Ravanel 2. Winton 3. Courdurier
Mar 21, 2018 at 11:47Mar 21, 2018
Enter the EWS Chile Fantasy Contest to Win Prizes From Yeti
Men 1. Jesse Melamed 2. Greg Callaghan 3. Jared Graves Women 1. Cecile Ravanel 2. Isabeau Courdurier 3. Katy Winton
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