Rasterman pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 3, 2015 at 9:23Jul 3, 2015
Santa Cruz Bicycles SOLD
Pon is no Trek, that is for sure, although if they combined all of their brands under their largest that would certainly make their presence a lot bigger. They now have 10 bike brands, it is a huge waste of money to market 10 brands rather than 1-3, maybe this is their grand plan, it would be mine if I owned them. They are probably competing against themselves at this point in some brands. You would think they could have huge economies of scale in marketing, support, design, manufacturing, parts sourcing, etc.
Rasterman mikekazimer's article
Jul 2, 2015 at 8:23Jul 2, 2015
ENVE Goes Wide With HV Rims: First Look
The higher cost has some to do with labor, hiring an unskilled American worker (even at minimum wage) is still 3-5x the cost of a Chinese one. If your labor per rim is 10 hours, that is a $100 cost increase right there, which translates into a $200 wholesale cost increase, and $400 retail cost increase. The other reasons for higher cost are most likely all marketing related.
Rasterman roseoakhill's article
Jun 23, 2015 at 15:58Jun 23, 2015
New Pinkbike Apparel In Stock
I find it funny how companies get everyone to pay them to advertise for them. All Pinkbike shirts should be free and come with a $20 giftcard.
Rasterman paulaston's article
Jun 23, 2015 at 11:36Jun 23, 2015
Scott Launch 27.5" Plus Bikes
I would too, for all we know if you decrease a normal tire to 1 bar it has the same contact patch and rolling resistance as the plus tire. I would bet it has a marginally lower patch and rolling resisting, meaning plus size is a yawn.
Rasterman mikekazimer's article
Jun 23, 2015 at 11:22Jun 23, 2015
First Look: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail
No internal cable routing, FAIL
Rasterman mikelevy's article
Jun 16, 2015 at 14:00Jun 16, 2015
Now THAT Was A Bike - Yeti C-26
" the tec has been around for a long time to make reliable compact boxes. the problem is they are reliable and will out last many many mechs, cassettes chains etc. that's why we haven't seen them break through yet. sram and shimanos sales would die once we all had them and very rarely had to replace or fix them. big business wins again." no, the problem is because the lightest gearbox weighs a lot, a chain system weighs several pounds less and has a lot more gears. when idiots are spending $2k to save 200g on a carbon frame, gaining 5 pounds with gearbox is never going to sell.
Rasterman RichardCunningham's article
Jun 2, 2015 at 17:21Jun 2, 2015
Absolute Black Oval Chainring for Race Face Cinch Cranksets - Review
"Chainring eccentricity with similarly matched pedal speeds reduced knee (-10%) and hip (-5%) angular velocities, while metabolic cost and cycling efficiency remained unaffected." Wouldn't your knees and hips moving slower be better for them? Thus oval chainrings would be better for your joints? Analyzing pressure on the joints using each type of chainring might be the next step in this study.
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May 27, 2015 at 15:23May 27, 2015
Added 8 photos to BuySell
Jun 28, 2014 at 14:05Jun 28, 2014
Jun 16, 2014 at 7:13Jun 16, 2014
I bought this awesome Enduro brand new in 2007, it has only had one owner. I'm not a racer and don't compete and I own 4 mountain bikes so as you can imagine it has low miles on it for its age. I have listed the parts spec below, everything on the bike functions as it should, it has brand new front brake pads, I also have a spare derailleur hanger I can give you. The cap to the fork's air valve is missing, but an inner tube cap works nicely. The default spec is below, parts that have been replaced are the crankset (it is now an XT crank), and the rear brake and rotor was replaced last year with an upgraded XTR caliper. The saddle in the pics will not be included, I will include the original Specialized seat that came on the bike, which has never been used, pedals are not included as usual. Stanchions on fork are excellent, no scratches or dents, but there is one tiny blemish pointed out in the photo, it does not effect performance at all and does not cause any wear on the seals. MSRP New: $5,700 BicycleBlueBook.com Value: $1700 http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=11894&make=741&model=55537&year=2006 $1,917 (Like-New) $1,825 (Excellent) $1,643 (Good) $1,223 (Fair) Based on their descriptions the bike is definitely better than Good condition since it doesn't need any mechanical replacements. M5 alloy, ORE TT and DT, low center of gravity Enduro FSR frame, forged HT, pierced seattube, sealed cartridge bearings, ISCG mount, two forward shock mounts for geometry adjustment, replaceable derailleur hanger, derailleur guard, 150mm travel Fox DHX Air 5.0 shock, external rebound, Bottom Control and ProPedal adjust, twin sleeve, 150mm travel Fox 36RC Talas fork, 110-150mm, external rebound, high/low speed compression adjustment, 20mm thru axle, alloy steerer Thomson stem matched to Specialized Enduro Mid Rise, 2014 alloy 31.8mm OS bar Shimano M-965 XTR, hydraulic disc brakes, 8" XT rotors front and rear SRAM X.0, 9-speed rear derailleur SRAM X-0, carbon Trigger shifters Shimano M960 XTR cassette with Shimano CN-7701 XTR chain Thomson, 7000 series aluminum, 2-bolt adjustable seat post FRAME - M5 alloy, ORE TT and DT, low center of gravity Enduro FSR frame, forged HT, pierced seattube, sealed cartridge bearings, ISCG mount, two forward shock mounts for geometry adjustment, replaceable derailleur hanger, derailleur guard, 150mm travel REAR SHOCK - Fox DHX Air 5.0, 8.75"x2.5" external rebound, Bottom Control and ProPedal adjust, twin sleeve, 150mm travel FORK - Fox 36RC Talas, 110-150mm, external rebound, high/low speed compression adjustment, 20mm thru axle, alloy steerer HEADSET - 1 1/8 threadless, 13mm insertion alloy cups, sealed cartridge bearing STEM - Thomson, 31.8 clamp, 4-bolt face plate CNC 7000 series aluminum, 0 degree rise HANDLEBARS - Specialized Enduro Mid Rise, 2014 alloy 31.8 OS bar, 640mm width GRIPS - Specialized MTB grip, black/grey FRONT BRAKE - Shimano M-965 XTR, hydraulic disc, 8" XT rotor, metallic pads REAR BRAKE - Shimano M-965 XTR, hydraulic disc, 8" XT rotor, metallic pads BRAKE LEVERS - Shimano XT FRONT DERAILLEUR - Shimano M-960 XTR, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull REAR DERAILLEUR - SRAM X.0, 9-speed mid cage SHIFT LEVERS - SRAM X-0, carbon Trigger CASSETTE - Shimano M960 XTR, 9-speed, 11x34t CHAIN - Shimano CN-7701 XTR, 9-speed CRANKSET - Custom Truvativ Stylo with Black Spire Stinger shift guide CHAINRINGS - 24A/36A/alloy guard BOTTOM BRACKET - Truvativ GXP, sealed outboard cartridge bearing, 73mm shell RIMS - DT Swiss EX5.1d, 28mm welded Enduro, 32 hole FRONT HUB - Specialized disc, 32 hole, 20mm thru axle REAR HUB - DT SWiss Custom SL 32 hole disc, alloy QR with RD protecter SPOKES - DT Swiss Super Comp 2.0/1.7/1.8mm butted, black, alloy nipples FRONT TIRE - Specialized Enduro, 26x2.3", aramid bead, dual compound, 120 TPI REAR TIRE - Specialized Enduro, 26x2.3", aramid bead, dual compound, 120 TPI TUBES - Specialized presta valve SADDLE - Specialized Enduro, leather cover, hollow titanium rails, super light foam SEAT POST - Thomson, 7000 series aluminum, 2-bolt adjustable, 30.9mmx367/410mm SEAT BINDER - 7050 hard annodized alloy collar with QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black NOTES - Chain stay/seat stay protector, derailleur protector, reflectors, owners manual
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