The Top 20 Pinkbike Comments of the Past Decade

Jan 7, 2020 at 16:54
by Sarah Moore  
Love 'em or hate 'em, participate in them or simply indulge when they go awry, the comments section is an integral part of the Pinkbike experience. I mean, who hasn't signed in just to see the below threshold comments on a particularly contentious article? While sometimes the trolls and keyboard warriors get the upper hand in the land of anonymity, it really just makes it that much more rewarding when the comment section is full of positivity and praise.

Here are the 20 comments that got the most upvotes in the past decade. Note that we've omitted comments with more than 100 downvotes and chose not to include repeat top-commenters (looking at you @scottsecco).



At UCI MTB World Cup MT ST ANNE Quebec canada


1. +2441 upvotes


Article: Stevie Smith Passes Away





Photo by Ale Di Lullo


2. +1954 upvotes


Article: An Update From Aggy: "On Any Other Day I Wouldn't Have Dropped In..."






3. +1902 upvotes


Article: Sam Pilgrim Signs with Haibike






4. +1671 upvotes


Article: Athertons Launch Their Own Bike Company With Dragon's Den Investor





RAMPAGE

5. +1608 upvotes


Article: In Memoriam: Kelly McGarry





Man vs. Beast - the Jared Graves Interview

6. +1468 upvotes


Article: Jared Graves Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor





Paul Basagoitia at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA

7. +1465 upvotes


Article: Paul Bas - This Is Not An Injury Update





One season four wins. Only in Switzerland and Canada did Gwin show the slightest of gaps in his armor and the rest was pretty much pure perfection.

8. +1454 upvotes


Article: Aaron Gwin and Specialized Part Ways - Here's Why





Spengle Wheels Photo by Jason Lucas

9. +1412 upvotes


Video: Spengle's 3-Spoke Carbon Wheels





No racing this year for the main man but Steve was still there on top form and hobbling around the place. Heal up soon Steve.

10. +1292 upvotes


Article: Steve Peat Announces Retirement From World Cup Racing






11. +1197 upvotes


Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike






12. +1176 upvotes


Field Test: 2020 Pole Stamina 140 - The Fastest Trail Bike*





Dartmoor-Bikes FR frame prototype.

13. +1158 upvotes


Contest: Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes - Winner





SRAM

14. +1155 upvotes


Article: What's the Deal With SRAM's DUB System? More Questions





Trek Y22

15. +1118 upvotes


Pinkbike Poll: What If....?





Specialized 6Fattie 27.5 Stumpjumper

16. +1085 upvotes


First Ride: 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR





The Yamaha PW-X motor system.

17. +1082 upvotes


Article: Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup





Downhill at the 2013 Leogang UCI MTB World Cup Finals Austria.

18. +1080 upvotes


Article: Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away





Greg Minnaar didn t seem to gel with the Croatian cobbles and rocks and will already be looking to the familiar and happy hunting ground of Fort William.

19. +1061 upvotes


Article: Greg Minnaar Out of Fort William with Fractured Right Arm





It s been a long time coming but Tahnee Seagrave finally took that home win she s been craving.

20. +1050 upvotes


Article: Results: Fort William DH World Cup 2018


279 Comments

  • 1283 9
 Guys, WAKI didn't make it...
  • 854 2
 That’s because only upvotes counted.
  • 25 0
 @FuzzyL: dropped the mic. Nailed it.
  • 18 4
 That's because he was trying too hard and bound to fail
  • 22 0
 Ask waki if he uses fake weights on Instagram. I think that pisses him off ????
  • 24 2
 Let's get @T4THH 's comment in the list of the next decade!
  • 29 68
flag Balgaroth (Jan 9, 2020 at 2:07) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah only opened this article to see something from Waki ! Having only most upvoted posts is so lame, is PB run by politically correct Snowflakes ? Sad day ...
  • 5 2
 @makkelijk: I second this message
  • 51 1
 @FuzzyL: @pinkbike let's see the most unpopular list now?
  • 28 1
 He's like Beetlejuice, say his name three times and he'll appear... Waki, Waki, Waki
  • 151 7
 Waki was robbed
  • 5 0
 So there is still some hope in PB :>
  • 24 1
 He wrote the most comments by far in the past decade. I wonder how many hours he spends on Pinkbike.
  • 12 0
 @brcz: how many *years...
  • 7 0
 @makkelijk: until now, I had no reason to live another 10 years. Now I suddenly wanna stick around...
  • 464 81
 Props system is rigged.
  • 11 2
 @WAKIdesigns: hahahahahaha
  • 22 0
 @brcz: it might be easier to calculate how many hours he doesn't spend on pinkbike.
  • 62 1
 Waki for most downvoted comment for sure. When most people say something stupid, it'll get to -10 or something, then people ignore it as its hidden. If you see a Waki comment that's hidden due to negative score, you are definitely clicking and reading that thing.
  • 14 0
 "Note that we've omitted comments with more than 100 downvotes and chose.... to rob WAKI"
  • 31 1
 WAKI needs his own prop system. A blue arrow pointing right and a yellow arrow pointing left.
  • 6 0
 Most downvoted of the decade goes to....
  • 26 2
 @Lucas-T: WAKI got robbed
  • 2 0
 @mkotowski1: wait what is the most downvoted comment tho?
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: ouch.
  • 17 10
 @T4THH that very fact has just restored my faith in humanity, dude literally ruins the comments section for me
  • 3 3
 @WAKIdesigns: Robbed!
  • 10 1
 Pinkbike needs to make "The Bottom 20 Pinkbike Comments of the Last Decade"

Waki would rule that list!
  • 188 34
 @megatryn: All the hate driven by propping bots operated from Russian troll farms funded by Carbon rim makers, steel hardtail and long geo lobbyists. They don't want the world to know the truth. The bike you ride is alright! They want it all to be Short Travel Gravel! Only to sell you Downduros in 2024! Trail Country in 2028! Lies all lies! Loud noises!
  • 7 3
 @small-m: tell him he's fat. That really grinds his gears. Good chance he will link a photo of himself shirtless aswell.
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: Cold blooded!
  • 1 1
 @FuzzyL: The downvotes article is next week. I hope.
  • 6 1
 You think you want that most downvoted column, believing the world is full of twats with simple shots in the dark.

But all of us old timers know full well we could go all "Ridemonkey Lounge Forum" on your asses and black out the whole screen in less than a paragraph.

Waki is the Carlos Mencia of the comment section Whip Dead Horse
  • 8 2
 Norbs got.... WAKI got robbed
  • 2 0
 The most down votes for the win.
  • 7 7
 Waki is somehow becoming a mountain bike celebrity just through this forum.
  • 2 0
 Great work, folks. We needed that one.
  • 45 2
 you guys want to know all insights about @WAKIdesigns just check this out: www.eliotjackson.com/2017/11/21/pinkbike-exploration

As in November 21, 2017 the average user spent 00:33:01 on the site, Waki spent 19 Days, 2 Hours, 3 Minutes and 3 Seconds.

"He’s posted an astronomical 14,581 comments over the 8.5 years he has been a member. Let’s dive into this a bit more, shall we? To put it into perspective. RedBurn , who is in second place, has 5,827 comments and the average Pinkbike user has a lowly 17.5 comments, bless their heart."
  • 7 2
 What's Waki?
  • 4 0
 @buddyschreder: waki is someone who comments a ton on this site. They have gotten downvoted and upvoted a ton
  • 3 1
 What about the top 10 most downvoted comments?
  • 3 2
 @WAKIdesigns: WAKI got robbed
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: working on it... Big Grin
  • 11 3
 And if you put Waki in check, he will PM you some goofy message full of rage and rather questionable insight to his life. I don't even bother comments because of him. My guess, he is in an institution somewhere on the library computer. Wink
  • 3 0
 now that's wak.
  • 25 14
 @oldschool43: keep in check, maybe I PMd you because P in PM stands for personal message and Persona beef should be kept there, you obviously failed to understand it back then and you still haven’t learned anything. You are swinging Old dogs sausage but think you have Wise Mans staff? Hum...

Do psychedelics people... it’s good for you. It makes you look for a trip sitter, someone you trust. Someone you love. Love that person. I have no idea why I am writing this
  • 3 0
 @elyari: Gold Jerry, gold!
  • 2 0
 Trail Country will be 2026 @WAKIdesigns:
  • 1 0
 @T4THH comment will be in top 20 for the next decade. ????????????????
  • 13 0
 @WAKIdesigns: for 2019 alone, the sum of your upvotes was 35,664. For downvotes, it was 21,305.

Runner-up for upvotes was @brianpark (11,847) and for downvotes was @thesharkman (5,403).
  • 7 0
 I mean, it really should have been Waki. Quantity over Quality.
  • 4 0
 @deadflat: how do we know this?
  • 5 0
 PROTOUR. that is all
  • 2 0
 @T4THH

...But you're about to pass the upvotes of last decade's 20th spot!

"feels great, baby"
  • 10 0
 Maybe pinkbike is still working on the top 20 waki posts of the decade
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: got 'em
  • 2 0
 It’d be something if THIS comment wins this decade.
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: YEP!
  • 1 0
 Actually 100% fact

(This comment is an add). www.100percent.com)@AyJayDoubleyou:
  • 16 2
 I am quitting Pinkbike again. Visit wokewithwaki.com and use promotion code "TROLL" to get 20% discount on my artwork prints, audiobooks, essential CBD oils, truffles, shroom growkits, DMT extraction kits, THC edibles. as well as portable bongs and buttplugs. Offer available as long as I am commenting.
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Are the bongs and buttplug interchangeable? You'd have a winner if you sold a buttplug-bong two-in-one.
  • 2 1
 @megatryn: If you feel like you need a steeper seat angle... take a hit from the bong! And use one of my pleasure saddles or vibrocore posts. Or both.

How's your take on Hafjell this year? open whole weeks during the summer. Neat aye? Maybe it will attract some pro shredders to cheer up Makken. I wonder if he stashes a bong next to the middle station lift or does he smoke on the lift?
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I so want to be your trip sitter. Experiencing that would be better than drugs, but there would likely be more long term damage.
  • 2 0
 @T4THH: Looks like your comment will be in the top 20 in 2030 - oh the irony if WAKI again shouldn’t make it.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Lol!

Loving that Hafjell has taken to their senses again! Finally they are making sense again and they are pursuing development in the biking scene too. Hope to hang out with Niko Vink a bit more as well as he lives in town. They have re-hired my mate Knut Løkås as the daily manager for the bike park, which is a good sign. The lift is where it's at.

On the topic of buttplugs, do me a favour: Google "siswet"
  • 15 3
 @BenPea: from the journal: 6th of May 2020, somewhere in a cottage in French Alps -
16:00 Waki consumes 80 liberty caps and we go working on his downhill bike to put regular drivetrain on it.
16:30 he reports starting to feel the effects in the fingers, skin feels very soft, a slow come up of tranquility, his action become slow but precise.
16:45, even more tranquile, he reports colors starting to get more vivid, and perception of depth and form of objects gets enhanced. He is in wonder of the new reality he finds himself in.
17:15 first wave of euphoria, colors get very vivid and lines are getting jittery, everything seems wavy. Cannot put the 5 allen into the brake caliper bolt... he cannot stand straight, keeps stomping from one leg to another. he finds it extremely amusing. laughs a lot. I ask if he needs water, he thinks it would be great to fill the frame with water and drink from the bottom bracket. Giggles, everything seems funny and he comes up with very creative ways to laugh a lot.
17:30 - things get intense, and he says it starts to get overwhelming, He can no longer work on the bike, laughs histerically repeating out loud: fk I'm high, I'm so fkn high. He no longer works on the bike, walks around, looking in awe at the reflections in the tools.
17:45, I am getting worried about him, so I finally let him sit down. as the state deepens. He says his stomach is firing now. He alternates between saying I need to throw up and I need to poop. I provide rthe bucket but to my relief he does neither. He starts talking about you are what you eat. He shouts We are mushrooms. I am the mushroom! Give me water give me rain, let me grow! Immediately changes subject to his family. Says: mushrroms let me be abetter father!
18:00: He says he cannot control it, apologizes and lies on the floor. His eyes are wandering. He keeps going between I am high, it's fantastic! and I want to love my wife, I want to call my friend. Closes his eyes for a longer time to find relief but opens them terrified - colors and shapes changed to dark grey skulls! I need to think postiive! I am telling him about how great his bike is - he replies no! It takes me away from my loved ones! For what? Why? I am selfish - he cries. He gets paranoiac. I need ot raise his mood, distract im. Let's install the stem I say. He barely stands up pick up allen keys and looks at them, then talks to them. He says they are smiling to him but wone cries. He tries to make it happy, he caresses it.
18:15 He got stuck in a motion pattern, sitting on the floor, standing up talking to allen keys. He tells them about his love to the mountains. Still stuck in a motion but now holds oil bottles. keeps pouring the oil out finds it beatiful. Fox golden oil in particular.
18:30 - he says he is tired, lays on the ground again. Closes his eyes, says he can't rtake it but will focus on happy things. He kind of falls asleep. but talks all the time. The light he says. I am scared of meetign the bautiful light. A galaxy he says. The light behind the dust clouds. Then talks about light coming from a plant. i encourage him to go to the light. He says he ate the plant. Goes quiet. Talks to the light. Saying I see I see. Why now, why did I wait so long. cries a lot. But it's a happy crying. He moves his arms a lot. Repats. bautiful, we are bautfiul.
19:00 His words no longer make sense. He cannot build sentences anymore. Mumbles. Cries, laughs. Doesn't respond much to my questions.
20:00 He starts to make sense but repeats same sentence over and over. I want to make, I want to make room
20:45 he finally puts the sentence together I want to make room for love in my heart
21:30 he tries to stand up, he looks drained emotionally but looks very happy. Keeps repating the same sentence again. Apaologizes for being high. gets a bit angry, hits the bike saying it's all your faulty. Calms down after a moment. Cries again. I ell him to go back on the floor and close his eyes.
22:30 effects start to wear off, he doesn't speak much. Looks happy. I propose to go to bed.
22:45 Goes to pee and says he sees diamongs fallking of his penis into the toilet. I tell him to not try to catch them.
23:00 Lies in bed, says he is enjoying the visuals but light is behind the gas cloud again, behind the outer cell wall of plants
24:00 falls asleep.
  • 1 1
 @megatryn: Nico Vink moved to Norway?!
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Last winter if I remember correctly. His GF is Norwegian. He's never around though, as he travels so much.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: holy hell

BTW you ain't falling asleep anywhere near midnight...
  • 1 1
 @BenPea: how are liberty caps in French? Must be some an awesome name.
  • 2 2
 @WAKIdesigns: you think internet beef handled in a private message makes it private? It's the motherf*cking internet Waki... Lol nothing's private
  • 1 2
 @TheBearDen: it’s about not doing interpersonal stuff on the comment board like morons. It’s pathetic. LOL
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: "liberté, égalité, the f*ck is that!!???"
  • 1 1
 @BenPea: love it!
  • 2 0
 @faul: or just a checkbox indicating: "I've read Waki's comment, I don't always agree with it, but it wouldn't be Pinkbike without it."
  • 3 0
 @chrisjk - "we" ran through all the articles for 2019, and tallied it all up. We meaning my computer and I.
  • 1 0
 @deadflat: What does that process actually look like? In layperson's words if you will, I'm not very well versed in computer tech, hence the question.
  • 6 0
 @chrisjk: Hopefully I don't get banned for saying this out loud, but I wrote a routine to extract all of the little bits of interesting information from a PB article, then instructed my computer to run the routine over and over again on all 2019 articles. I put a 5-second delay in between each article (trying to be nice to the PB server), so it took about 6 hrs to collect the data. So, for the whole decade, we're talking 2-3 days worth of hitting the PB server, and I don't want to necessarily get on PB's bad side for doing so Smile Still, it's tempting, but only if I do something interesting and share it with the community.

The data collected is stored a comma-separated list, like a spreadsheet. I then slurp it into an R session, where it becomes trivial to slide-and-dice, turn it sideways, and so forth. I do this kind of work for a living, in the life sciences. This is a fun distraction! And I'm probably breaking some PB policies for doing it, but I'm not trying to monetize or do anything evil. Everyone wants to know more about @WAKIdesigns !
  • 1 0
 @deadflat: Eh they say that your first and last name is never shared as well but if you type @ here in the comments and someone has filled in those fields it will still pop up that user's name. They've got a lot of shit to fix before banning people for scrapping public data.
  • 1 0
 @deadflat: Thanks for the great explanation, that is fascinating. I assume that this was roughly the same process that Eliot Jackson used when he collected his data in the above linked article? Can the same thing be done to any website or is PB an anomaly?
  • 2 0
 @NorCalNomad: Fair enough, but reading through the site's terms of use, under Acceptance: "C. You shall not: ... (vi) harvest or scrape any Content from Pinkbike;". I don't get why that shit is still broken, they have lots of money and plenty of peeps on staff. I imagine they are working on an entirely new site/layout... and probably break new stuff too Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @chrisjk: I didn't even see that, thanks for pointing it out! Yeah, same process and yes, you can do it to any site that has a common structure to how the information is laid out. Some places will provide access to the data via an API, so you can get it programmatically and "legally". When no API (or data dumps) are available, then web scraping is kind of it. It's sloppy, inefficient, but works. It's hard to protect from being scraped, b/c that's exactly what search engines do, and it's easy to spoof a scraper as a popular search engine bot that's doing the exact same thing, for the purpose of search engine indexing.
  • 2 0
 @deadflat: Super interesting, thanks for the info! Learn something new everyday.
  • 1 0
 You're in 16th place!!!!
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns those last comments from you ffs, I would kill for a couple of pints with you dude, if you happen to be in Dublin, drop me a line, pints on me \m/
@deadflat I actually thought you were the author of the article I linked when you shared that answer of 2019 Waki's comments, I'm myself a DBA (MS SQL Server, Postgre & mySQL) so I deal with huge amount of data daily, but more from the OPS side than data processing & analysis
  • 1 0
 @deadflat: Where's that info?
  • 2 0
 @onemanarmy: on my computer. @elyari : kudos on being a DBA / I know enough DB administration to get myself into trouble, am way more on the processing/analysis side of things Big Grin Small world!
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 @WAKIdesigns: I have been corrected. Nico no longer lives in Norway.
  • 2 0
 @megatryn: got he tired of fish pudding, sandwiches for lunch and grandiosa for dinner, or peer pressure to own a Tesla? Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @elyari: I can always have a beer and talk crap. I love it.
  • 1 0
 @T4THH Your comment is trending to beat the 2010s top 10 score
  • 1 0
 @taprider: pretty stoked!!
  • 1 0
 Nearly in the Top 10.....
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: meta AF
  • 854 1
 Reading this feel like I should update people on Frank’s progress (comment 6), he’s now completed treatment and has been in remission for about a year, he has started school and is in good health...hopefully it will stay that way!

Have to say I didn’t get a lot of time on the bike when he was in treatment, but when I did it was the one thing that allowed me to forget everything for a few minutes...hurtling down hills on bikes is excellent meditation, if your mind wanders from the task in hand you will eat dirt. All the best to everyone on PB (including WAKI...despite me riding a steel hard tail with 160mm fork).
  • 32 0
 Wow... that is fantastic to hear and I hope Frank has an amazing time in school making friends and growing up
  • 19 0
 @chillescarpe: cheers, all the treatment hasn’t dented his confidence, which is a relief. Just need to get him off his scooter on a bike...work in progress.
  • 19 0
 Can this be in next years best comments of 2020? Way to go Frank!
  • 47 1
 I'd like to meet the 4 people that down-voted #6, buy them a beer, drink it in front of them, then pee it on their shoes from the neighboring stall.
  • 6 0
 That's the best type of news to hear!!
  • 4 0
 Awesome news. Way to go Frank!
  • 69 0
 I still remember your post.. it hounded me for days. I cried. More than few times.
I'm a father (no, scratch that), I'm a dad of 3 small kids. Often bitching about not being able to ride. Because kids.
And then I received from you that reality check. Fellow rider is going through the worst of all nightmares and I'm unhappy because i get to spend my days with 3 perfectly healthy kids..
It humbled me a lot
  • 7 0
 So glad to hear this update. You're the man Frank.
  • 2 0
 That's the best comment of the next decade!!! So glad to hear that!!!
  • 2 0
 great news man!!!
  • 10 0
 @johnski: the downvotes were probably by accident. PB doesn't let you modify your vote if you misclick.
  • 2 0
 All the best Frank. For different reasons, but also related to our kids, I can relate to the meditation factor of mountain biking.
  • 5 0
 Such a good news!
PB community let's upvote this comment from crag79. In 10 years we will have even more good news about Franck.
F*ck Cancer!
  • 3 0
 Hoped that you would turn up with good news. Thanks.
  • 5 0
 I hope this comment makes the next decade’s list. From one parent to another...kudos.
  • 2 0
 This is already comment of the decade!
  • 10 0
 @crag79: Thank you so much for sharing that Frank the Tank is doing better!! My daughter has NF1 and and age 2 we were also doing chemo for tumors in each of her eyes and that was the hardest thing to go through. I am just glad that she was young enough to not remember any of it. I wish you and Frank the best for many many year to come!!
  • 3 0
 @johnski: My guess is that they're accidental down-votes... I know I've done it a bunch of times, especially on mobile.
  • 15 0
 This is the best news. So happy for you guys. Thank you for being a part of this community!
  • 5 0
 @whattheheel: Sorry to hear your daughter has also had cancer, hope she is recovering well, all the best from me and Frank.
  • 10 0
 @crag79: I guess I should have added in that she is now 10 and has been doing great for quite a few years now but with NF1 there is always a chance that tumors could come back but we are blessed to have her healthy nonetheless. Thank you for your kindness.
  • 5 0
 @whattheheel: Great to hear that!
  • 2 0
 That is great news! Positive vibes for continued health for the little one. Stay strong dad. Having a young kid myself, I cant imagine how tough that is.
  • 11 0
 You, Sir, made me cry 2 times...first time 2yrs ago I was devastated with what can happen to 2 year old kid (being a father of 2) and today for the second time, so happy reading your update. All the best for you and your whole family
  • 4 0
 That's very good news to hear! Stay strong, enjoy life!
  • 6 2
 crag79 I don't hate Long travel hardtails and defo not people who have them. I hate a rather popular idea that one should have one in order to be a better rider or tht using one friwillingly instead of a FS is a path to enlightement, which is a pile of bollocks and trying to get cheap credit for volountary handicap. Many people use them for practical reasons or just to have a wacky fun thing to ride. Like I do... all the best to you and your family!
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 @WAKIdesigns: Cheers WAKI, sorry about comment, wasn’t any malice in it. I ride a hard tail for practical reasons, as you mentioned, and financial (although I still consider myself fortunate to have the bike I have). All the best.
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 ..
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 @crag79: I fully understand financial issues. I know where I came from. I also know how it is to not have time to fix the bike or get parts for it even if you have the time.
  • 98 0
 My favourite ever comment was in answer to a comment about suspension "when has 6" ever been better than 8?"

"in prison?"
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 I liked one reply to the obnoxious "steel is real" whenever a frame made of that material popped up here: "so is alumimun, it just doesn't rhyme" ;-).
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 www.pinkbike.com/news/2017-orange-five-and-alpine-160-first-look.html

Still my fav. The first reply to the top comment is peak PB commenting
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 @MTBrent: Hilarious!!
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 @MTBrent: Hahahahhaa!
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 @southoftheborder: That was me!
www.pinkbike.com/u/davidarthur/blog/20-bikes-from-core-bike-show-2018.html

If I was an engineer and I came up with a new tubing material, even if it was a new aluminum alloy, I'd probably name it "Nuckingfossum", as in "Steel is real, but..."
  • 2 0
 @woofer2609: AWESOME!!! I wish I could upvote you again!!!
  • 80 4
 Someone needs to write something witty on this article so it becomes the top comment of this decade and we can go full inception in 10 years time.
  • 25 0
 Good try.
  • 5 3
 I like Bikes.
  • 16 0
 I think @crag79 might have just nailed it.
  • 1 0
 also Waki
  • 59 0
 Pinkbike comments are unreal. I commented how I was sick of commentators miscalling cashrolls in slope comps and Cam McCaul called me out on the crankworx live feed.

It's a life well lived.

www.instagram.com/p/BkbvG98lEVA/?igshid=17rrmbq4hzlsb
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 That's absolutely unreal. What's the difference between a cashroll and a 720 anyway?
  • 3 0
 that's pretty dope
  • 10 0
 That's a solid claim to fame.
  • 12 0
 @Larkey1

Congratulations! I remember that! You lucky SOB - the rest of your life will be a desperate, futile attempt to reach those heights again!!
  • 4 0
 @endlessblockades: All I can hope to do is to continue holding @CamMcCaul accountable and educating him on tricks I could never hope to do.

Maybe one day I'll get called out at every crankworx? A guy can dream.
  • 2 0
 @Larkey1: having now looked it up I see what you mean. Totally calling the wrong trick

#larkey1forcrankworx
  • 57 0
 @SCOTT-Sports: definitely trolled us all with the Gambler "looks like a Session" post. lol
  • 1 0
 Just a good marketing.
  • 3 5
 Comes from the same factory, looks similar. Ditto for the new Norco bikes. Giant builds good stuff.
  • 30 2
 that Pole comment is gold
  • 1 2
 My thoughts exactly
  • 7 3
 When you see an opportunity like that you have to take it.
  • 27 0
 Pinkbike Comments: Making the internet worth going on since 1998
  • 21 0
 Article: Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away
Hwulex's comment still makes me well up big time. To this day feels like losing a family member.
Love you Stevie
  • 27 0
 The best thing about this comment is that RB and the UCI actually made it happen, and that it really was as emotional as the original comment managed to depict.
  • 17 0
 I was there at Fort Williams when they did this. I think it was the best send off anyone could ever wish for. It was an amazing moment, that will stick with me forever, 10000 people cheering to the memory of such a great rider, lost far too soon.
  • 9 0
 Was there for it too.

Knowing where the idea came from, the hoops that had to be jumped to make it happen and the near flawless execution of it just made it perfect. No fanfare, just racing before and racing after. Last rider before finished their run to a full-on race atmosphere, a 10 second announcement then straight into the ghost run. 100% silence and respect from everyone on the hill. Crowd goes nuts as the ghost run enters the motorway. Huge explosion as it crosses the finish line. Ghost run finishes. 10 seconds later racing resumes and the full-on race atmosphere instantly returns. No wallowing or sorrow, just pure passion and respect for a rider and their chosen path. Proper once in a lifetime moment. The TV feed doesn't come close to doing it justice.

@Hwulex you helped put in motion a series of events that turned a very sad situation into a very positive one.
  • 17 0
 Who are the three people that down voted the Spengle wheel comment that is pure gold! I am just glad I was on the can when I read it...I peed a little extra that time.
  • 17 0
 3 people with sausage fingers?
  • 14 1
 I think it's funny that about half are really respectful, and half are super outraged. The pinkbike comment section ladies and gentlemen.
  • 12 0
 This is nice,but what we really want is the decade best 50 puns! I would pay for that compilation.
  • 6 0
 A punpilation
  • 6 0
 I thought at least 1 pun thread would be in the top 20. But this crowd is no pun at all.
  • 6 0
 I don't know if they can do that, sounds like a pretty big pundertaking.
  • 1 1
 The pundits would love this!
  • 11 0
 @blowmyfuse: I thought at least 1 pun would make the top ten, but alas, no pun in ten did.
  • 1 0
 @Dmrides: precious one
  • 1 0
 @Dmrides: Better call the Punisher,then!
  • 10 0
 All so sincere, but then this is the golden globes of comments whereas the best of the decade for me have all been more indie comments, witticisms and in-jokes.
  • 9 0
 i agree. it would be hard to compile but a top 20 spit-ya-coffee comments would be wicked!
  • 3 0
 I only like the comments that you wouldn’t get!
  • 9 1
 I'm guessing this will be one of the least viewed articles of 2020 on Pinkbike. In other news, Glory and Gambler are dropping Giant and Scott to join the Trek team.
  • 6 0
 So Pinkbike’s answer to the advent calendar fiasco was to remove the ‘joined on’ date on everyone’s profile.

Next year, everyone should create a bunch of profiles to increase their chances of winning since the real problem is being avoided.
  • 4 0
 They'd be overjoyed with this. Marketing emails to potential advertisers = "We doubled our membership in just one month!"
  • 4 0
 @mtnbiker49 ... Except they didn't. You've been a member since May 22, 2009.
  • 7 0
 I have to say I'm disappointed in my performance for not making the top 20 but it's too late to part ways with my current keyboard sponsor so don't expect any better in 2020.
  • 7 0
 For the downvotes Waki wins hands down.
Second place for new mtb denim shorts (jorts?)
  • 10 0
 Let's all take a moment to remember Protour... And then forget for ever.
  • 4 0
 @southoftheborder: I will never forget his comment under news about Bruni's injury where he called out the suspension design of demo is simply dangereous and someday someone is gonna die because of it and then somebody pointed out he was riding enduro...
  • 2 0
 Control + F'ed just to see if someone mentioned JortLord. PB should have a "most down voted" comments, because people also need to know how terrible they are. Jortlord, you are terrible.
  • 2 0
 @winko: Ha! good one. Classic Protour...
  • 9 2
 What kind of monster would down vote a comment involving a 2 year old with cancer?
  • 13 1
 I'm assuming those are accidental.
  • 10 0
 Most likely accidental down-votes... I've done it a bunch of times, essentially while on mobile. And Pinkbike has a "no backsies" rule.
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: and double digit down votes on the positive comments on the 2 memoriams, do we have that many people on here with bad finger control.....oh wait that's why we always have plenty of Friday Fails to watch!
  • 6 0
 @jb2mntbike: Ya, on mobile, it is quite easy to accidentally downvote. Been there, downvoted stuff I didn't mean too ;-) But hopefully not guilty on any of the subject comments.
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: Any fix on this in the future?
  • 3 0
 I wonder if anyone reading this page was like "F that was me fat fingering that Frown "
  • 10 2
 Below Threshold Community was discriminated against once again.
  • 1 1
 you know I try...
  • 1 1
 @blowmyfuse: Butch, you must be in the top ten on that list ...Big Grin
  • 1 1
 @bman33: not a chance. I haven't even tried. I've had downvotes, but I've actually been what I deam as polite on here. If I went Ridemonkey Bizutch on them, I'd crack it sure. Wink
  • 7 1
 It would be really nice to see also top downvoted comments of the decade!
  • 6 1
 It would make a pretty boring article, I imagine every one would be related to the yoga articles that Abi used to do.....
  • 8 0
 @eddieantifreeze: No, half of them would be either WAKI or a "looks like a session"
  • 3 0
 Um... What about the one where fox responded to the guys comment about how to make a Soufflé?

Or what about this guy at the top: www.pinkbike.com/photo/9873407/#cid9597773



Sleeping on em
  • 4 0
 Let's see an article on the most divisive comments. The one that has the largest number of votes but also has almost an equal number of down votes.
  • 7 0
 #RandyWasRobbed
  • 5 0
 Winning world champs is for Loic Bruni. Winning PB's comments of the decade is for real mountain biker.
  • 2 0
 i was hoping to see that comment about the wild party following the EWC and something about richie rude's abnormlly large nipples...that was pure PB comment gold right there. who was that guy?
  • 5 0
 I'm humbled to have made the list. Most proud moment of my life.
  • 2 0
 What is it with the downvotes on some of those posts? You have got to be a giant piece of anatomy to downvote Scott's comments about Stevie's life and passing or Crag79's comments about his cancer stricken son.
  • 3 0
 In a world of BS, war & political polarisation


It's nice to see all these great comments come out on top
  • 3 0
 The oldest top comment is from 2013. Didn't we massively upvote comments before that?
  • 5 0
 pb has probably grown since then
  • 3 1
 My favorite is one on Sam Hill switching to Enduro with the comment:

"Sam Hill's career is going downhill fast"

So simple and ingenious.
  • 1 0
 I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that one of the comments on the Richard Cunningham retirement article will (deservedly) be one of the most upvoted articles of 2020-2030 (if we live that long).
  • 2 0
 I actually up voted a couple of couple of these now reading them for the first time. Some funny shit.
  • 2 0
 Great long-form journalism. This is the comments section for the RC article, isn’t it?
  • 3 0
 Anyone else click through to the Spengle story to upvote that comment?
  • 4 1
 Now can we have one for the top 20 most downvoted comments please?!
  • 3 0
 @DGThree i genuinely laughed at that comment. #9
  • 3 0
 Nice! My mom will be so proud!
  • 4 0
 #WAKIdesignsgotrobbed
  • 2 0
 Let’s see a poll for TOTAL votes, both up and down...then one for the most down voted. Then it’d get interesting!
  • 1 2
 So many of these top comments are directed at how sh***y Red Bull is. It’s hilarious...

Can we get one of those Pinkbike Polls to see how many mountain bikers actually drink that poisonous trash?

(argue all you want that Red Bull is good for the sport and that it wouldn’t be where it is without them but that’s just rationalizing the crappy way they treat all their atheletes)
  • 12 14
 The best comment section ever was under first presentation of ARBR - I was initially sorry for them but then... I was just crying laughing, my stomach would cramp and my wife was looking at me holding my phone and laughing, telling me to get a life. "This bike fell from ugly mountain and cased each jump on the way down". It was glorious. One gem after another.
  • 2 0
 @Hwulex I 'm proud to say we did it.
  • 3 1
 But where does your friend Randy fit into all this?
  • 1 0
 Where are all the funny stupid comments? Thats the only reason i read any of these articles...
  • 1 0
 went back to the Spengle Carbon wheels to give it another vote. had my coffee come out of the nose while reading this.
  • 1 0
 There were a lot of gems that didn't make the list. Some comments just go viral.
  • 1 0
 Most of these were super sad or really dull. Should be a top 20 of subjectively hilarious and offensive comments
  • 1 0
 all for a sudden i like scott now????
  • 1 0
 ok, turns out emojis dont work and end up ???
  • 1 0
 We know Waki will keep trying to make this list.
  • 1 0
 Damn missed it by 1,45 votes!
  • 2 0
 #PutWakiOnThisList
  • 1 0
 I VOTE FOR THE GUY WHAT SAID MOTHERFUCKER.
  • 1 0
 Came here for the comments.
  • 1 0
 Ok, now do the most downvoted comments of the decade!
  • 1 0
 "Note that we've omitted comments with more than 100 downvotes" STUPID
  • 1 0
 scott comment was the best!!
  • 1 0
 they posted that Sram one. impressed.
  • 2 1
 ... and the question remains: Has PB grown up?
  • 1 0
 I’m straight to the comments...
  • 1 0
 Weird not what I would have expected...
  • 1 0
 #11 from Scott Sports is the best.
  • 1 0
 Chose not to repeat top commenters... so this isnt a real top 20 list
  • 1 0
 Biggest achievement of my life. There should be a prize tho, no?
  • 1 0
 Came here for the comments. Was not disappointed.
  • 2 0
 Decade ends this year.
  • 1 0
 #18 - Just thinking back on watching the Stevie's ghost run chokes me up.
  • 1 0
 Waki got robbed! first one on the new decade!!
  • 1 0
 so who won the session...i mean gambler?
  • 5 6
 All right, my comment hereby applies to be in the The Top 20 Pinkbike Comments of the Past Decade. I'm looking at you, 2030!
  • 1 1
 Oops, accidentally downvoted. Maybe they will have worst comments?
  • 1 1
 @rcrocha: no one cares you downvoted accidentally. this is to you and everyone that comments. shit happens. no one cares.
  • 1 0
 @lognar: Sorry for the late response. Guess you don't understand sarcasm. Relax a little. Don't read comments to be a jerk. Oh wait, sorry, you are the most important person on the internet and everyone looks to you for guidance. Forget everything I just said, I was wrong.
  • 1 0
 These are ace.....
  • 1 0
 #9 is my favorite
  • 1 0
 I will click on anything
  • 3 5
 2020 is the last year of the decade just like 2001 was first year of millenium. Morons
  • 2 0
 nope.

"a period of ten years:
the three decades from 1776 to 1806.

a period of ten years beginning with a year whose last digit is zero:
the decade of the 1980s"
  • 4 0
 No one cares
  • 1 0
 Time is utter BS.
  • 1 1
 Bong and weed takes it
  • 2 3
 Morons can't figure what is a motor and what is not.
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