Pinkbike Awards: Highlight of the Year

Feb 6, 2015 at 8:37
by Scott Secco  
Pinkbike MTB Awards

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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  • + 56
 where is the Picture of the Year contest I cant wait anymore !!!!
  • + 46
 welcome to the race, chain: optional
  • + 3
 Sam Hill feeling cheerful.
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 Yep Neko Mullaly's, PHENOMENAL RUN i was in tears of joy by that time Smile
  • + 5
 the moral winner of the race, hands down
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 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.
  • + 2
 Nah his chain snapped straight away.Im pretty sure that "tree branch" is his chain flying off.
  • + 17
 Wow only 27 votes in it for best trick!
  • + 7
 I totally missread your comment, thank fck for the edit feature lol
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flag scott-townes (Feb 8, 2015 at 21:22) (Below Threshold)
 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.
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flag scott-townes (Feb 8, 2015 at 21:35) (Below Threshold)
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 Bruh, a Tsunami flip on a MX bike and a MTB are two totally different flips.
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flag scott-townes (Feb 8, 2015 at 22:04) (Below Threshold)
 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.
  • + 11
 bro, do you even tsunami bro?
  • + 12
 Brook´s face after Mulally´s run.... xD
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 he shouldn't feel bad. pretty sure Mulally could have beaten me with a chain, or a rear wheel.
  • + 12
 i think all of the runs were amazing but Neko stood out so much,
  • + 10
 Cam Zink's rampage 360 should have been an option. Definitely would of made the vote more difficult!
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 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!
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 Twice. He did it flawless twice. Crazy.
  • + 7
 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"
  • + 6
 What about semenuks cork 720 bar spin???!!
  • + 6
 The chainless race video just made my day
  • + 3
 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!
  • + 2
 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.
  • + 4
Szymon was so close Smile
  • + 5
 beast coast!!!!
  • + 2
this for rampage trick over the canyon
  • + 1
 Neko's run proofs the negative effects of chains on suspension performance. Hail to weird drivetrain and suspension kinematics.
  • + 2
 Neko's run was absolutely off the chain sick!...
  • + 3
 Pisgah represent!
  • + 0
 Exactly Waking. When I was watching it live and my mates said "Oh no!", I said "Keep watching!"
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 Neko went faster without a chain than I would with one
  • + 24
 he went faster than pretty much everyone on the planet would have dude...
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 how did gwins flat tire race run not win?
  • + 9
 If Gwin's flat tire run resulted in 4th place, he would of had a pretty good shot.
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 yeah thats true, I was just amazed he made it down without a tire
  • - 1
 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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