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Episode 8: Content is King, Pt. 2For the second part of our content challenge, the athletes are tested on their ability to capture some *sick* footage for their sponsors. It’s time to create some viral highlights of their own, before two athletes are sent home and just four remain.
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No more Photo of the Year Competition, no more XC Fantasy League
and I bet there won't be a Comment of the Year feature this coming year either (probably because the majority of most up-voted comments were against head set cable routing)
That said, I wouldn't do a straight copy of season 2's style. I really like the idea of having a point system, so the competitors get to participate all the way through.
We've seen a number of competitors eliminated early in various seasons, that would have performed well in later contests, and I think a "season" point total (ala EWS/World Cup racing), would work well (for the contest, as well as thematically).
We slim it down to 20, have a public vote, linked on here. Then a showdown of the top 5. Winner gets to have a photo PB commenters like.
same for Comment of the Year
by blakestory (Feb 25, 2021 at 8:00) regarding www.pinkbike.com/news/first-look-trek-e-caliber-2021-XC.html#cid2856498
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Meanwhile , Netflix binging has shown us people have tremendous attention span…what they don’t have is patience for anything less than stellar content.
Make a great story / series and people will sit through the ads.
-It's about contestants "crushing it" with video content.
-In entertainment value it sits somewhere between a speed talking competition and monkeys f*cking a football.
-Mia tries to be funny, but has zero comedic timing or wit.
-If you disagree, then it's one of those rare instances when an opinion is wrong.
-Ares makes like a tree, she's cool and genuine and we can only wonder how much cooler she is when using her first language.
settings => auto-play => default for all websites => block audio and video
I’m happy for most free bike content, and I’ll watch this, but the past seasons, though cheesey were way better. RIP Jason
What the actual hell is this garbage?
I’m still glad to watch these episodes!!!
Thanks Pinkbike for this free content and entertainment
I am already becoming distracted every episode, looking for something else to do, or for the episode to finally end. Do I really want it drawn out into another 20 mins of the same inane drivel?
At this point, it would make more sense to move the whole thing over to Instagram, find someone who looks the part, and teach them to ride a bike. Product ambassador located.
Mia isn't funny, and she f*cked up the test.
Ares did pretty well, but apparently you get prejudiced if English isn't your mother tongue.... what country is Orbea from, what language do they speak...
Tarmo best video, even though apparently he is useless.
And that female host.... seriously, did someone say she is a comedian? People pay her money to make jokes??? WTAF
I watched the episode, what the hell is wrong with me? Need to give myself a punch in the face.
If only PB had a large group of interested people to help with the voting on these content challenges.
Why eliminate people throughout the process? Are they saving on food for the people who get kicked out? Why not just make it points and keep everybody around till the end to see if their skills are just in later challenges?
Also add Mike & Mike to the mix and have the hosts participate in more of the challenges.
Thanks for the free entertainment Pb & Outside
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