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DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 31, 2015 at 8:02
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DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 31, 2015 at 5:38
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First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
In this particular instance I would have to insist that, yes, my point of view is closer to the truth. But quite honestly I don't really care. It's Monday and I rode bikes all weekend. I'm in a good mood.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 28, 2015 at 13:32
Aug 28, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
I'm not picking on your bike, or you for that matter. I have a 26 inch Trek Remedy myself and I love the thing. I am in no particular hurry to replace it. But it is an aluminum full suspension bike and like all things it will die. I recently reached a point with this bike where I kind of want a new fork, but I won't shell out for a high end fork because I know my next bike will be 27.5. I like my current fork, it's just heavy. So I do admit there are some transitional pains that take place. There are a ton of great 26 rubbers out there still and I can get stan's flow rims in 26 so I've been content to shred this bike into the ground.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 28, 2015 at 12:31
Aug 28, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
Are you trying to substantiate the opening day bike stat provided by pinkbike? This is such a small sliver of the world wide bike market and - its a DH mountain. And if you do that same sample now or a year from now, giving some time for people to buy new bikes (27.5 just exploded for Dh bikes, WC guys were still on 26 two seasons ago) you will find the bar graph is shifting. I don't want to burst your bubble I just feel as though I have to. So many people complain about the bike industry not giving them what they want when the exact opposite is true. The industry feeds off "innovation"," new and improved". You can debate the legitimacy of these improvements all you like but what you can not debate is that we buys these things. We want this. People riding mountain bikes and wanting "better" mountain bikes each year. I'm not in defense of all new bikes and standards, I'm really not. I think some of them are silly. But I know that people will buy. This is a consumer driven phenomena imo. The industry doesn't hate you. The industry loves you. Plus, they still make 26 inch tires. Just not this one. So you can sleep well at night, and know that eventually you will have a bike to fit these new Schwalbes.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 28, 2015 at 11:26
Aug 28, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
Haha that was my exact thought, this guy is up all hours of the night trying to prove this- I immediately thought "well of course if you lump dept store bikes...." If you like at high end mountain bikes 26 is almost entirely gone. Let it go man. Set your soul free.
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Aug 28, 2015 at 5:06
Aug 28, 2015
First Look: Intense M16 Carbon - Eurobike 2015
This bike is hot. Makes me think they intended it to be carbon all along. The seat tube top tube junction area goes from messy to sexy with no welds. I approve.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 26, 2015 at 13:53
Aug 26, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
Yes fifty people, who ride 26, think companies should be obligated to design fresh new products for clapped out bikes that no one is going to actually buy. People like to talk, they ought to have put their money where their mouths were and I suppose we wouldn't have 27.5 at all. Companies "refusing" to make tires- as you state.... Huh?? I will say it again, there are TONS of options still on market and being produced for 26. Just because this tire is initially being offered 27.5 only, people are having kittens......"people should throw their bikes away when the tires wear out" .....where are you getting this from? Way over dramatic. Yes, the bike industry is evil - full of villains, laughing maniacally while they imagine you riding down the trail on bare rims.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 26, 2015 at 11:46
Aug 26, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
I don't know what the exact numbers are but quite honestly it doesn't matter. No one is under obligation to make something just because you think they should. Schwalbe likely has a fairly good idea of how many tires they sell in each size. If it was in their best interest to develop and sell this tire in 26 they would. Plain and simple. There is nothing to debate.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 26, 2015 at 7:55
Aug 26, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
This is going to sound cruel, I will try to be easy here. You are wrong. In the grand scheme, no, there are not "plenty" of people still riding 26 to warrant the production of new 26 inch designs. I look around at my own bikes, my friends bikes and at the trails and I do not see 26 everywhere. They quickly became a minority. I myself still ride a 26 inch trail bike so I am not biased here, I'm just speaking objectively. They are, like it or not, a dying breed. I have no problem finding parts and tires for my 26, in fact the new DHR2 I just fitted comes in 26 so there are some still kindly supporting this segment. I am not afraid or apprehensive, at least not anymore. My new DH bike is 27.5 and there is nothing not to like. I embrace the future. This is not a conspiracy-we did this- we readily bought 27.5 bikes and proceeded to love them.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Aug 26, 2015 at 7:38
Aug 26, 2015
First Look: Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires and EVO Tubes - Eurobike 2015
They make what they sell. You people are completely delusional.
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