ROCK-SMASHING DH! Vital RAW - Lenzerheide World Cup 26

The bikes, riders and rocks get smashed at Lenzerheide today!

Credit: John Lawlor

sspomer 7/6/2017 11:30 AM

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on insta, keegan wright said dislocated shoulder. he's out this week but doing ok and back in a couple weeks. still so rough to watch!

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Please ditch the slowmo vids and bring back the one-a-day vital raw!! Awesome content nonetheless keep it up guys.

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We have never stopped doing one-a-day RAW...? Are you saying you would prefer less content from World Cups? You could always just not click the stuff you don't like?

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nose bonk through the rock garden, holy crap! was that Atwill? ridiculous...and Minnaar, straight down the guts like a boss

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WTF Bruni's bike again. I know he's mega but that thing looks like it has Play Doh tires.

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Exactly what I was going to say! His suspension setup must be dialeddddd, super composed, stable, smooth. The wheels are glued to the ground. Insane

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These are so much better than any other DH media out there. It's like being at the race. I know the six minute version is "more boring" than the shorter, more intense Vital RAW of the past, but getting to see rider after rider trying the same section gives a much more accurate representation of what downhill racing is. It's methodical, it's repetitive, it's intellectual, and yeah, it's kind of boring when you're watching trackside. Hell, it's actually kind of boring when you're racing. A lot of the time is spent sitting and waiting, or talking, or hiking. DOWNHILL FOREVER

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Man I really hope we'll get race footage from that rock garden. Gonna be (even more) gnarly at race speeds.

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Awesome footage as always! I'm really digging this track, at least from a viewer's standpoint. Does anyone else watch Connor Fearon and wonder if he would be even faster on a different bike? For the last 2-3 years I've always watched him ride and it just looks like the bike can't handle his riding style.

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A lot of people think my bikes not working because the way that i ride, but i can assure you the bike is working properly. In my opinion- Its hard to compare my riding to how smooth greg, troy, loic and the rest are because I'm not clipped in. You have to ride the track in a completely different manner, look at Brendog as well. Also thats my natural style to ride loose its been that way since my first downhill bike 10 years ago... kona slay

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Fearon is one of my favorite riders. But A. 99% rider and B. they made the bike for him.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/connor-fearons-kona-operator-bike-check-2017.html
"Connor Fearon has been having a very solid 2017 season. The Kona Gravity rider is sitting comfortably in the top 10, aboard a bike (the 27.5-wheeled Operator) that he had significant design input on."

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Oh man. Keegan Wrights crash. And that boulder chased him down to boot. Ouch.

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