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Protour RichardCunningham's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 22:59
Dec 17, 2015
2016 Predictions I Can Live By
Nice, perhaps your most creative, yet least opinionated article I've read. Some of your lines about riding what others have created really hit home here, truly romantic!
Protour Specialized's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 22:23
Dec 17, 2015
Specialized Welcomes Jared Graves to the Team
Darkstsrs 503: "You ask if I think the folks calling out Specialized are "haters"... no maybe not... butt hurt is more like it. They don't like that Specialized owned a trademark for Roubaix" So again I ask you: Sinyard said he agreed that his actions were based upon poor judgement; Was he just lying and saying what he had to say to keep the company profitable or was he being sincere? I guess it comes down to what you think the purpose of a business is; Serve yourself at all costs to maximize profits and be a "successful" businessman, or try to be successful while still being ethical. At a larger level it essentially comes down to who you respect more: Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Funny fact: Fuji owned the Roubaix trademark, not specialized. Lollercoasters! Waki: "You know we can go there." Before we unfortunately go into another one of your strangely cynical and boringly predictable distractions, let's please start with you either acknowledging you were either completely naive or absolutely lying in the statement I called you out on in my first post. Which one is it Waki? I'm not wanting to make people who ride Specialized bikes feel bad about them, that is not my goal and I have never judged someone enjoying a ride based upon what bike they ride. If you like your bike ride it and enjoy it and never feel bad about it... unless you do.
Protour Specialized's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 12:22
Dec 17, 2015
Specialized Welcomes Jared Graves to the Team
DARKSTARS63: "if you don't like Specialized, you are entitled, put your money where your mouth is and buy something else. That's all, no need for all the "hate"." I guess you're not aware of something called Freedom of Speech? You also have the freedom to not acknowledge the hate, but you do. I wonder why? I'm curious if you think all the cyclist speaking out on social media about legal action Specialized took against Cafe Roubaix were 'haters'? Mike Sinyard himself eventually agreed with all of those people that the legal action against Cafe Roubaix was a terrible action for Specialized to take... so I guess Sinyard himself is a Speciailized hater by agreeing with them? Obviously not, he simply realized he has been doing something unethical. That is the value of social justice; It is a valuable force in the world, regardless is the industry. If you believe in social justice, It makes sense not to support companies like Specialized; companies that are the most greedy in their industry and go out of their way to unnecessarily hurt and bully smaller businesses. If you don't care about social justice, then I guess you don't feel bad about buying a Specialized, shopping at Wal Mart, voting for Donald Trump, or even working for Specialized. You do what benefits you and makes you feel good, regardless of the suffering and pain it causes others. That's basically what this issue comes down to, and these very valid reasons are why Specialized has so many haters.
Protour mikelevy's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 6:15
Dec 17, 2015
MRP SXg Chain Guide - Review
They have to maximize their profits before the cheap copies come out. Looks and sounds great though.
Protour danyul's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 6:04
Dec 17, 2015
Gwinning Mechanic: John Hall Interview
Captain obvious to the rescue: http://m.pinkbike.com/news/schwalbe-procore-review-2015.html They are spending all this money on going to races all around the world nd yet still being stymied by old school flats?
Protour chrispilling's photo
Dec 16, 2015 at 22:59
Dec 16, 2015
Cool shot, though I doubt it is as steep as it looks since he is on a trail bike with a half lid.

Dec 16, 2015 at 22:28
Dec 16, 2015
Thanks for the call sir RedBurn.
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Protour Specialized's article
Dec 16, 2015 at 13:09
Dec 16, 2015
Specialized Welcomes Jared Graves to the Team
Waki: "Sinyard went to Cafe Roubaix's owner and apologized personally as soon as he got the News what happened." That is actually not true at all. It was not until Sinyard realized the tremendous negative publicity the lawsuit was generating on social media that Specialized dropped the lawsuit, after almost a full week of negative backlash from the public. Anybody who thinks Sinyard didn't know about the lawsuit is either lying or naive. He has a reputation in the industry for being a control freak. As reprehensible as the lawsuit was against Cafe Roubaix, their previous lawsuit against small bicycle manufacturer Volagi was much worse. It was purely based upon personal revenge, and Specialized sole goal was to bankrupt Volagi. Luckily the jury saw through the special lies BS and only awarded Specialized $1 for one of the charges and dismissed the rest. http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/01/news/an-expensive-dollar-volagi-owes-specialized-1_203443 Most of the Specialized lawsuits seemed to have the goal of bankrupting small companies, and they had some success; Mountain Cycles closed their doors shortly after a Specialized lawsuit, according to their Wikipedia page: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialized_Bicycle_Components Not trying to serve the Haterade here, just sharing some facts and insight. I wish Graves the best of luck with Mike Sinyard and Specialized.
Protour WAKIdesigns's article
Dec 14, 2015 at 6:41
Dec 14, 2015
ATTENTION! PB Community Unite!
Speak for yourself Waki, I am just an idiot with no life who likes to argue stupid shit on the internet. Cheers!
Protour urteam's photo
Dec 14, 2015 at 6:34
Dec 14, 2015
That head angle! Impressed he rode that steep section.

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