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Apr 23, 2014 at 11:08
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PLC07 mikelevy's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 14:49
1 days
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
I guess I'm one of those "guys out there who can afford it" and I find it absolutely ridiculous to pay 10k for a bike when a 4k bike is just the same with an extra 3 pounds. If you're not racing, those 3 pounds will probably have zero impact in your life. Hell I paid 6k for my last AM rig and I find myself retarded as looking back, I could have had a similar performing bike for 4k or so. The truth is I would probably buy one if I know it would last 10 years but everybody knows that in not even 5 years from now, this bike will be next to worthless and 4k bikes will outclass it so I find it extremely hard to justify such a purchase, especially considering that you could buy the trip of a lifetime with the 6k extra money while we all know that in a few years from now you're not going to give 2 shits about your obselete 10k bike but the trip memories will last forever. I'm not angry at all at manufacturers for churning out 10k bikes because that's what they do... but I wish pinkbike would review stuff we can afford other than enduro shorts, smartphone cases and other product picks we really don't give a shit about. Oh and "innovation"? Haha, it's just a frame with a slightly different geo where specialized slapped other people's innovation on it. I don't think the trickle down effect applies here as its the same frame for all specs and we really don't care if their 400$ bikes end up benefiting the enduro's changes down the line.
PLC07 gaspi's article
Apr 19, 2014 at 13:25
Apr 19, 2014
Teaser: Czech Blood In Morocco
Some of the trails they ride look nasty... My kind of nasty.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2014 at 14:31
Apr 18, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Have a Summer Road Trip Planned?
Looks fun, that video is better than the other ones I saw. I guess I'll stop for a day during a road trip to copper harbor. Thanks.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2014 at 11:28
Apr 18, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Have a Summer Road Trip Planned?
How is blue mountain? I was wondering if it is worth the 10h drive...
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 13:40
Apr 16, 2014
Sea Otter 2014 Randoms - Part 1
They're the Ed Hardy of the mountain biking world, which is a shame because the few products I've owned were great quality.
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2014 at 11:03
Apr 15, 2014
e*thirteen, SDG, Birzman, Easton - Sea Otter 2014
Yeah, same for the DH derailleur. People have been crying for a 6-7 speed dh specific system for years and now sram created one so expensive that it makes my 9speed look perfectly fine to me now hahaha. I understand that they want to recoup their XX1 R&D investment and a way to do it is sell the new tech at a high cost but it really makes me wonder who has the money to buy that stuff if you don't have staff deals or sponsors. At least in this case it's a minor upgrade so we can easily do without. I'm seriously pondering if they wouldn't make more money by using the tech through their range immediately since they probably sell a lot more x7/x9/x0s especially when 3rd party companies come in and make alternative solutions for much much much cheaper.
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2014 at 13:23
Apr 13, 2014
Emily Batty's Trek Superfly - Pietermaritzburg World Cup
A lot of women don't really care about sports in general so I have no trouble believing that it's a segment that has a lot of growth potential. It's sad because most women I know who ride DH/XC kicks the average guy's ass. The manufacturer that will find a way get women on bikes will make a lot of money... but I feel it's going to take more than cute colored bikes and seats with a hole in the middle.
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2014 at 8:39
Apr 13, 2014
Emily Batty's Trek Superfly - Pietermaritzburg World Cup
Yeah, it's one of the reasons people didn't like the whole "29er for everything and everybody" craze. Most of the female riders I know aren't exactly tall either. In a world of relentless flashy marketing and constant "new" tech press releases, it baffles me that one of the most famous XC rider has a bike that looks like it has been fitted by Macgyver... I understand that female XC is probably not the most sought after feeds on redbull.tv but Batty is still great click bait for Trek.
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2014 at 3:57
Apr 13, 2014
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