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Pinkbike Awards: Highlight of the Year
Feb 6, 2015 at 8:37
Highlight of the Year - Best Run
Neko Mullaly's Chainless World Championship Race Run
Highlight of the Year - Best Trick
Tom van Steenbergen's 70 Foot Frontflip
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(Feb 8, 2015 at 13:41)
where is the Picture of the Year contest I cant wait anymore !!!!
(Feb 8, 2015 at 13:06)
welcome to the race, chain: optional
(Feb 8, 2015 at 18:59)
Sam Hill feeling cheerful.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 23:45)
Yep Neko Mullaly's, PHENOMENAL RUN i was in tears of joy by that time
(Feb 8, 2015 at 23:59)
the moral winner of the race, hands down
(Feb 9, 2015 at 9:23)
Is it me or there is some sort of tree branch on his rear spokes at 2:38? Thats one second before the chain snaps.
(Feb 9, 2015 at 20:18)
Nah his chain snapped straight away.Im pretty sure that "tree branch" is his chain flying off.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 13:03)
Wow only 27 votes in it for best trick!
(Feb 8, 2015 at 13:05)
I totally missread your comment, thank fck for the edit feature
(Feb 8, 2015 at 21:22)
I understand how the 70ft. front flip won (should have by a long shot) but why the f*ck did the Godfrey triple backflip do so poorly especially against Godziek's tsunami backie that has been done so many times before... on dirt bikes... and even done by the same Godfrey kid but with an extra backflip added in...
Pinkbike members, you should be ashamed. That is ignorance at the highest level. At least the award went to the deserving trick at least. I would be embarrassed if Godziek's trick won. OK technically the one Godfrey threw was a "superman double backflip" but the extension was just as insane, not to mention the kid rarely rides a mountain bike. He deserves way more credit than he gets. That jump he did the triple on was way gnarlier than what most MTBers hit in their lifetime and they did it just for the hell of it.
PS Godziek's trick is still insane but compared to what else is going on, it shouldn't have been close.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 21:35)
(Feb 8, 2015 at 21:36)
Bruh, a Tsunami flip on a MX bike and a MTB are two totally different flips.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 22:04)
Yeah you're right, one is 200lbs heavier than the other... but forgetting the fact that tsunami flipping a dirtbike is way more gnarly than on a mtb, Godfrey did the same trick but in a double backflip with a mtb. Pinkbke is equivalent to a popularity contest in high school. It really doesn't matter outside of its own little bubble of chatty Kathy's.
(Feb 9, 2015 at 5:11)
bro, do you even tsunami bro?
(Feb 8, 2015 at 14:38)
Brook´s face after Mulally´s run.... xD
(Feb 8, 2015 at 21:42)
he shouldn't feel bad. pretty sure Mulally could have beaten me with a chain, or a rear wheel.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 13:17)
i think all of the runs were amazing but Neko stood out so much,
(Feb 8, 2015 at 16:31)
Cam Zink's rampage 360 should have been an option. Definitely would of made the vote more difficult!
(Feb 8, 2015 at 21:45)
People expect so much out of Zink these days, imo people reacted to that huge 360 with "yeah.. that's what he does." Totally underrated huck!
(Feb 9, 2015 at 14:52)
Twice. He did it flawless twice. Crazy.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 17:32)
Neko has watched the "I only ride park" video too much.
"I'm on the lift all day
And I don't have no chain"
(Feb 8, 2015 at 21:55)
What about semenuks cork 720 bar spin???!!
(Feb 8, 2015 at 14:11)
The chainless race video just made my day
(Feb 8, 2015 at 14:31)
so excited to watched neko in the 2015 UCI DH season! keep that chainless aggressive riding style going and youll be seeing a lot of that podium!
(Feb 9, 2015 at 5:10)
What happened to a 14 year old winning the whip off worlds? The highlight of the year by far in my book. Shame it didnt make the vote.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 13:31)
Szymon was so close
(Feb 8, 2015 at 14:24)
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:22)
this for rampage trick over the canyon
(Feb 8, 2015 at 23:43)
Neko's run proofs the negative effects of chains on suspension performance. Hail to weird drivetrain and suspension kinematics.
(Feb 9, 2015 at 5:22)
Neko's run was absolutely off the chain sick!...
(Feb 8, 2015 at 17:25)
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:21)
Exactly Waking. When I was watching it live and my mates said "Oh no!", I said "Keep watching!"
(Feb 8, 2015 at 14:43)
Neko went faster without a chain than I would with one
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:26)
he went faster than pretty much everyone on the planet would have dude...
(Feb 8, 2015 at 16:10)
how did gwins flat tire race run not win?
(Feb 8, 2015 at 16:35)
If Gwin's flat tire run resulted in 4th place, he would of had a pretty good shot.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 16:54)
yeah thats true, I was just amazed he made it down without a tire
(Feb 8, 2015 at 17:02)
Saw Sam Hill do the same at the US open in 09'; when he was on top. If you saw that course or videos of it you knew it was insane to get down! Going tire-less is scary for most of us for sure, but seems to be a very doable task for the big guns.
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(Feb 8, 2015 at 14:40)
Is Mulally's run proof that a derailleur clutch compromises rear suspension performance?
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:05)
Anti Squat is achieved by the control of chain tension and is built into bikes to help counter pedalling forces. So, of course rear suspension performance is affected by the chain. Its designed that way.
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:15)
Yes this is probably how it worked for him. Yea... I am sure he just sat there on his arse, making suspension do the job, freed from truly enormous force that clutch rear mech resists the suspension squat. that makes a wonderful internet hypothesis. But... if for some unexplainable reason, by a chance, he tried to stay on top of stuff by launching from stuff, then pumping backsides, into turn, pump the turn, focus on keeping momentum going - then lack of chain tension would play against him... So please hand it on plate for some company to say that their revised suspension system isolates rear mech forces hahaha
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:22)
The clutch derailleur adds a very small force that effectively has a similar effect as a damper in the compression direction. It is however worth noting that compared to the dampening in the actual shock, it is many many times smaller in effect, almost non-existent!
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:29)
Xyphota - nice to hear someone talking forces, yes... do you think that if only not the infamous stiction in Fox suspension, Neko could have won? Fox Sticiton must be generating some Newtons there! or maybe not...
(Feb 8, 2015 at 15:42)
More likely it's proof that it's a mental game as much as a physical one. Lots of guys lay down fast practice runs but can't put it together when the clock is running. Losing his chain removed most of the pressure to perform.
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