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I don't know about you, but I always enter every free contest I can find to win any sort of biking swag. I haven't won a single inner tube, but I keep trying. What I'd like to know is, does anyone ever win? Anything good (read "usefull")?
 

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At the race before last they let the 1,2,3rd place winners in each class pick from a table full of stuff. I got a jersey that was to small traded it for a specalized book. But the next race they are giving 3 manitou forks away for 1st place in the 3 classes.
 

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Which way? Uphill.
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I once won a copy of "Off-Road to Athens". That's about it, nothing to actually use while riding, unless you consider motivation.
 

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I love Pisgah
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Lots of little stuff..

1 Kenda 2.2 Karma
4 or 5 Waterbottles
3 pair Team socks
3 cheapie tire pumps
2 Multi tools
chainlube
fingerless gloves
endless Gu's and powder mixes
several t-shirts

Thats off the top of my head, all being from racing xc and endurance events. Still waiting for the big payoff..:)
 

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A Real Winner.
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A few years ago, Crank Brothers had a contest to come up with the new tagline for the Mallet pedals on the homepage of MTBR. I won! I came up with the tagline-"Easier to get out of than a John Tesh Concert." I am a CB user for life!
 

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I won a Camelback from a bike club raffle about 4 yrs ago when I was a senior in highschool. I got a free Rocky Mountain Bikes hat and water bottle from a guy when I demoed the new slayer 50 at Plattekill if that counts I also won some ski videos and a hat from a ski camp I did but thats not MTB related
 

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Guyechka said:
I don't know about you, but I always enter every free contest I can find to win any sort of biking swag. I haven't won a single inner tube, but I keep trying. What I'd like to know is, does anyone ever win? Anything good (read "usefull")?
Not necessarily MTB-related, but I've gotten more than a few items from ride promoters. And I didn't have to win either:
Water bottles
Commemorative T-shirts
Multi-tool
Fanny pack, seat bag, and cell phone holder
Posters, coupons, and beer (?)

You get the idea, generally the larger the event (i.e. more participants and/or sponsors), the more swag you get.
 

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Saddle from Dirt Rag & Avid Disc setup

I won the saddle in a magazine drawing, my wife won a set of Avid Mech discs and levers two years ago at the Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend.

Guess that is pretty good.
 

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I won a Cannondale team jersey when Cannondale ran an online fantasy team contest a couple years back.
 

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I won a grill (like a weber grill) at a duathlon once, and I gave it away to the clydesdale class winner at a 12 hour race I put on 3 weeks later.;)
I used to be a cheap minipump magnet, They would have all kinds of good stuff and I would always end up with a minipump. I would find a kid a give them away.
 

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Your bike is incorrigible
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santacruzer said:
I won a grill (like a weber grill) at a duathlon once, and I gave it away to the clydesdale class winner at a 12 hour race I put on 3 weeks later.;)
I'm not quite sure what sort of statement that made, re-gifting for the clydes.
 

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Damn, I wish I could have won a grill, that'd be more useful than some of the swag I've gotten (a low end bike and a tire I'd never use come to mind along with many waterbottles and other small stuff like patch kits I didn't need). There was some good stuff, tho, a couple good t-shirts, a crankset (LX) and a cool little titanium allen wrench.
 
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