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maxyedor danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 15:22
Dec 7, 2018
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
It's the potential for synergy, obviously.
maxyedor Cannondale's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 10:54
Nov 27, 2018
Cannondale Launches New F-Si Throwback Framesets
Finally my lycra Volvo Cannondale jersey is relevant again!
maxyedor mikelevy's article
Nov 26, 2018 at 8:28
Nov 26, 2018
Interview: Richie Rude Comments on Failed Drug Test
In sports with real doping controls they actually do monitor things like caffeine, even ibuprofen is banned in competition. Fighters will abstain from coffee on the day of a fight and instead go for caffeine pills so that they know exactly how much is in their system and they don't lose a belt due to a particularly strong french-press. If you're attempting to run strict anti-doping controls in a sport, you have to look for this minuscule traces in an athlete's system. With the half-lives of some being what they are, post race they may have a negligible amount left in their piss, but at the start of 2 days worth of racing they may have had enough to gain a significant advantage. Remember, when it's the best of the best racing, the tinniest advantage can be the difference between winning and losing.
maxyedor mikelevy's article
Nov 26, 2018 at 8:21
Nov 26, 2018
Interview: Richie Rude Comments on Failed Drug Test
@Startgas: I'd have to believe he does indeed use RP products. No professional athlete does it completely without supplements these days, so it's hard for me to imagine that he takes a check from one company and uses another's supplements. On the face of it supplements are not that different from one manufacturer to the next, the flavors change, there are different sources of protein, and some have a bit more of this or that, but as a whole, all clean supplements function the same way and are comprised of the same things. His statement that he didn't even talk to them, when the two athletes who failed both share RP as a sponsor is very telling. Athletes have had contracts cancelled and have been sued for implying that tainted supplements lead to a failed doping test, I would imagine that fact plays a greater role in his answer than the idea that maybe he takes a competitor's products.
maxyedor mikekazimer's article
Nov 16, 2018 at 11:22
Nov 16, 2018
Parent Company of Performance Bicycle, Fuji & Breezer Files for Bankruptcy
That pun was a solid performance, perhaps comedy is your forte?
maxyedor mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 21:17
Oct 13, 2018
2019 Racing Rumors: Gwin Off YT, Ratboy to Cannondale, & More
@iqbal-achieve: you’re not wrong about people blaming the bike if he switches and his results fall off, Specialized took another hell of a beating when Gwin singed on after the Trek years. However your other argument is self defeating. Why take less money so a team can keep you on longer? If he’s leaving YT, it’s probably for more money, so clearly his short term relationship with teams is t hurting his salary any, or at least not hurting it any more than sticking around would have. The Athertons also seeem to jump ship at the end of each contract, and they also seem to do pretty well for themselves. That said, rhompr is the Athertons are off Trek, which would free up some funding to put Gwin back on a Session, would be a better guess than Intense IMHO. IFR already has a pretty deep payroll and Intense is spending quite a bit to develop new ebikes, that doesn’t leave much money for Gwin, Trek has deep pockets and if the Athertons left, no notable DH talent.
maxyedor mikelevy's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 10:06
Sep 28, 2018
Bike Check: Brodie's 2002 8-Ball & the Case for Incremental Improvements
Give it time. nobody is looking at a 2002 Mustang with any kind of lust. They're after muscle cars much, much older than that. The Fox body Mustangs are just now starting to gain a following in the resto-mod circles, that's a 30+ year old car, sort of like the old Bridgestones and first generation Stumpjumpers that people actually are starting to buy, restore and collect. A few weeks ago I found myself staring at a Cannondale Super-V Raven some tweeker was riding with a bag of cans, I was very tempted to offer him a brand new Pacific from Target in trade, as that was my mid 90s dream bike, but alas, I didn't feel like talking to a tweeker. Had it had a Headshock Moto, I would have bought that sucker. I have an '03 Monster T and an '04 888 squirreled away for when people starting getting nostalgic about huck bikes and I can sell them for all the money.
maxyedor sarahmoore's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 11:58
Sep 27, 2018
Val di Sole, Les Gets & Andorra Awarded World Championships
Time to start a "UCI Bribery" Go Fund Me? Or maybe we could use those shiny new bicycle import tariff funds?
maxyedor mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 8:45
Sep 20, 2018
The Mechanic's Special - Interbike 2018
@Mister-Lost-Bike-Shop: But what are they checking exactly? "Yep, feels less boingy" Without metrics it's just about random feel, and what does that accomplish?
maxyedor cotic-bikes's article
Sep 7, 2018 at 8:36
Sep 7, 2018
Trash Free Trails - Committed to Reducing Litter
Awesome program and good on Cotic for supporting it! I always try to grab as much litter as I can on rides, my local trails get a lot of weekend hikers just trying to get a good Instagram shot, and kids/bums drinking in the bushes. Neither group cleans up after themselves, so my Camelbak constantly stinks like Frapachinos and stale beer and stuffed to the brim with water bottles, it's nasty, but at least the trails are clean. Everybody talks about "No dig, no ride" but keeping existing trails clean and maintained is just as important as cutting new ones, maybe more important actually.
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