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  • Premier Icon jam bo
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    That’s gonna hurt in the morning…

    dirtyrider
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    its on his twitter

    Nuts! Poor Gee. I think they’re just pushing themselves so hard to compete with Aaron.

    I_Ache
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    Next race not till june so he may be ok

    kaesae
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    I think that gee is on a gimp of a bike like I’ve said before and that if he was on a giant or a trek he would be doing a lot better in terms of results.

    The win he took on the Commencal said a lot about his ability.

    As Commencal rock the suckness!

    ashfanman
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    Gutted. After all the bad luck he had last season with mechanicals, now this…

    Next race not till june

    Is that right? Why the ma-hoosive gap?

    jockhaggis
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    Next race not till june so he may be ok

    Out for the season I would think.

    legend
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    I think that gee is on a gimp of a bike like I’ve said before and that if he was on a giant or a trek he would be doing a lot better in terms of results.

    thought it was Sam Hills bike that you were always banging on about?? So that’s GT, Specialized and Commencal DH bikes that all suck now??

    Wonder if Gee will manage to keep being his usual cheery self?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    What about a Scott?

    dirk_pumpa
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    doubt he’ll be back for the next round.. worlds would be a more likely bet i’d say.

    fbk
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    I’ve seen a few random reports about this on the web. Anyone know any details?

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    Don’t you ride a Commencal Kael?
    At least you used to, did that one suck, was it difficult to lock up outside Asda? 😉

    I’ve fallen off my bike many times and never won a single World Cup DH. I should get a Trek.

    mr_mills
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    …was it difficult to lock up outside Asda?

    It wasn’t locked up at all. That’s how he acquired it.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    So out of curiosity Kaesae, how much time have you spent on the carbon Fury?

    kaesae
    I think that gee is on a gimp of a bike like I’ve said before and that if he was on a giant or a trek he would be doing a lot better in terms of results.

    The win he took on the Commencal said a lot about his ability.

    As Commencal rock the suckness!

    Get in there mate! This was gonna be a fairly predictable thread and BOOM! You come out with that prize piece of bullsh**!

    robsoctane
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    Poor Gee.

    My wife’s words: ‘Seems like the Athertons have seen their day now’. I think I agree with her.

    I didn’t see Rach at the 1st round this year, where was she? Gee’s now fecked and his bro? well… 🙄

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    TBH an on-form Rachel could win a world cup without turning up for every round. Not sure if we’ll see that or not but don’t rule her out. And Gee’s hardly old, be surprising if this doesn’t cost him a year but he’ll be back soon enough. And Dan’s still doing his enduro thing, which in the long run might turn out to be a cannier move than anyone thinks.

    GT must be delighted though…

    dirk_pumpa
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    rachel bores the life out of me.. plus i think hannah will show her up this year, i hope so anyway.

    Gee is always confident and hungry.. you can’t knock him really. I wonder how much this will affect him? hopefully it’s an uncomplicated break, he could of done really well this year.

    finners
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    he will be out for at very least 10 – 12 weeks if hes lucky. like very lucky. 2012 season down the swany…..

    dirk_pumpa
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    it’s that pedalling lark innit? If he was a gp rider they’d lift him on the bike and he’d be on the front row at the next race, even if it was in a couple of weeks!

    theflatboy
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    “After a crash in training I broke my tibia”… how did he break it then? 😕

    atlaz
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    It’ll probably be DJ or road riding knowing their luck.

    mildred
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    The win he took on the Commencal said a lot about his ability.

    As Commencal rock the suckness!

    Any win at that level says something about his ability, irrespective of the bike he’s riding. Also, I think there were a few more than 1 win:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_Atherton

    Also, wasn’t the commencal contact system widely lauded as the finest single pivot system out there? Designed by Olivier Bossard, who know a bit about suspension design…?

    Are you getting a bit mixed up with recent warranty tales of woe?

    Diane
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    Please say this is an April Fool 🙁

    bikeytom
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    April fools I reckon

    chvck
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    Bit early for an April fool? Given that it was tweeted a couple of days ago?

    kaesae
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    GT must be delighted, their bikes are gopping!

    I think the Athertons have gone mad 😯

    You’d need 3 pints of strong cider just to sit on one and at least 7 to ride one and enjoy it!

    GT must be delighted, their bikes are gopping!

    Is the way a bike looks related to it’s performance somehow*? Not questioning your bike reviewing skills or intricate knowlage of suspension systems and frames (well, actualy I am, but I’m being polite) but you did once try and convince us that by packing the bearings with grease the bikes performance would impove as it removed the damping load from the shock……….

    *except that everyone knows red bikes are faster

    RHSno2
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    Kaesae: Beaumont won Val Di Sole on a Fury. That was a really easy course though! 😉

    greeble
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    GT must be delighted, their bikes are gopping!

    to get the current fury in any rideable state for Gee they had to
    shorten the shock i-2-i
    offset bushes
    angle cups

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    RHSno2 – Member
    Kaesae: Beaumont won Val Di Sole on a Fury.

    Pfffft you can prove anything with facts.

    hora
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    ****, get well soon Gee.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    errrm, when he says ‘completely over having a broken leg already’ and the fact that the original was posted on the first of April – any connection?

    Rob Hilton
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    ^ I read that as having had enough of the experience & would like to move on.

    But can’t.

    For a while.

    to get the current fury in any rideable state setup as per gee’s preferancesfor Gee they had to

    FTFY

    It’s fairy well documented that the Athertons have different ideas of what meakes a good bike. At commencal they entirely custom frames, even when CG was there he had his swingarms shortened, they had theirs lengthened! Dirt went as far as saying they thought the bike would be unrideble for normal people (and they’d ridden it!). and going back as far as Mongoose Gee was interviewed as saying he hadn’t a clue how the Mongoose bike handled, as he’d never ridden one!

    GW
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    atlaz
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    I thought when they rode for Mongoose it was another company’s frame resprayed and restickered?

    greeble
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    muddy fox!

    and they rode respayed and stickered intense m-1’s

    its the same as the halfords teams riding azonic recoils and intense m3’s

    Toasty
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    Haven’t all the cool kids got offset bearings nowadays anyway?

    I heard he removed the reflectors and bell, then swapped the plastic pedals for some metal ones. It was barely a GT Fury by the time he’d finished.

    My Fury is awesome, it also has all the offset thingies though. I should probably have a ride of it at some point….

    ashfanman
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    I heard he removed the reflectors and bell, then swapped the plastic pedals for some metal ones. It was barely a GT Fury by the time he’d finished.

    😉

    muddy fox!

    That’s the one, my mistake.

    and they rode respayed and stickered intense m-1’s

    IIRC only Gee had an M1?

    its the same as the halfords teams riding azonic recoils and intense m3’s

    I vaguely remember Marc Beaumont riding Azonic Recoils for halfords, then Hellen Gaskell riding M3’s badged as Carrera’s?

    GW
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    TINAS – admit it, you don’t really have a clue what you’re talking about do you? Did you just make up the bit about Gee not knowing what the bike rode like?
    FWIW Dan originally rode for muddy fox while Gee rode for a shop deal. Soon after, Gee then joined Dan and Stanny etc. at Muddyfox they all rode production and proto/sample frames, later Animal became involved the team then split and the Athertons became the far slicker Animal-Muddyfox team and Rach joined her brothers. Yes they rode M1s in their last year with Muddyfox.. but Muddyfox never made another good DH racebike after the team descent and incidently both Dan and Gee not only knew what they rode like, they knew exactly how they liked them and won quite a few races onboard them
    (The frames were massively adjustable in geometry, sus wrate/ratio, travel, pedalling/braking characteristics)

    TINAS – admit it, you don’t really have a clue what you’re talking about do you? Did you just make up the bit about Gee not knowing what the bike rode like?

    Dirt interview shortly aftery they were dropped by muddyfox and started wit giant, pretty much word for word actualy.

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