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Saidrick RichardCunningham's article
Apr 16, 2016 at 8:14
Apr 16, 2016
Felt's Supercharged Decree LE - Sea Otter 2016
In defense of flex stays, I know a bike designer/ welder/ engineer who designed a flex stay bike, welded the frame and rides it, regularly, as his personal bike. If he rides it as his personal bike, I am not going to worry about it, but with the price of new bikes today , I would need to demo ride it first.
Saidrick mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2016 at 10:56
Apr 11, 2016
Banshee Spitfire - Review
By designing a bike that lets the rider decide how they want their bike set-up, this is real innovation. The bike industry has done a lot of profit based elimination of current standards in the last 2-3 year. I believe that Banshee possesses the "courage" to try new ideas, that Richard Cunningham recently wrote an article about.
Saidrick cdolton's article
Mar 19, 2016 at 10:23
Mar 19, 2016
40 Years of Number 55, Brian Lopes - Video
Brian Lopes has made a some mistakes, just like the rest of us. But this is what I know about Brian the mtb racer. 1. He was and still is really good on a bike. 2. His input/ R&D on the Mojo HD made the iconic bike legendary. 3. The video of him riding at the bmx track with NFL Rams helmet on his head is awesome.
Saidrick vernonfelton's article
Mar 11, 2016 at 13:21
Mar 11, 2016
Plus-Size Bikes - Pinkbike Poll
@fuzzyl, You are confusing performance improvements with 27.5" wheels. Noel Buckley ( founder of Knolly bikes) just admitted that the industry lied when they originally said that 27.5" were faster than 26" bikes. See 1 question, Feb, 2nd 2016 ( otherwise known as the Wakidesigns interview.).
Saidrick vernonfelton's article
Mar 11, 2016 at 8:33
Mar 11, 2016
Plus-Size Bikes - Pinkbike Poll
@fuzzyl, I read a review of a plus size bike, where the reviewer claimed that the tires caused "ghost steering." I am don't need to "ride" that to know I don't want it. More importantly, is that a major shift happened in the bike industry: When the bike industry decided to get rid of 26" bikes they changed their philosophy from" we make a profit by building what people want", to " we make a profit building what WE want." As a result, I now don't plan on buying a new bike until my old bike breaks and can't be repaired.
Saidrick mikelevy's article
Feb 22, 2016 at 11:18
Feb 22, 2016
Ibis Mojo 3 - Review
Great bike, even better review. This bike fills a market segment for Ibis and allows them to cover all the standards with three bikes. The red is a great color choice , but I prefer the raw black version not pictured ( see their website).
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 18, 2016 at 20:13
Jan 18, 2016
Pinkbike Awards 2015: Component of the Year Winner
I am sure that it's a great product, but it seems that once you add energy to a bike that's not human powered, it seems artificial/ more like a dirt bike. All the new tech helps the human use their own power better and more efficiently. The battery seems to sever that connection to the bike/ or replace it entirely.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 4, 2016 at 12:22
Jan 4, 2016
Pinkbike Awards - Innovation of the Year Nominees
In my opinion, whether you think it's good or bad, the biggest innovation this year was not part of a bike. It was the online, direct sales to customers based on bike manufacturers that don't sell their in bikes in brick and mortar stores. I still believe in bike shops, am a regular customer there and visit them first, but the online sale companies have drastically changed the landscape of the bike business.
Saidrick mikelevy's article
Dec 10, 2015 at 4:59
Dec 10, 2015
Top 3 of 2015 - Opinion
@fuzzyl, 26" sales were dead because the bikes were too good. People could keep on riding their bikes without having to buy a new one every couple of years. That's why the sales were down... As for the bigger is better argument, that only applies to hardtails, full suspenison, more or less , makes all wheel sizes equal( except for sizing issues, big wheels for big people , smaller wheels for smaller people.) 650b is not a step forward( extra weight is rarely an improvement) it's what the industry decided to do next, there is a difference.
Saidrick mikelevy's article
Dec 4, 2015 at 11:43
Dec 4, 2015
Top 3 of 2015 - Opinion
@Fuzzyl, Look up the facts on 27.5" wheels, they were in fact created before the demand. The demand was created by eliminating its biggest competition, the 26" wheel. Want proof: In 2012, at the Taipei trade show the decision was made to "take 26" wheels off the menu." That's a direct quote from Jason Moschler, who works for WTB.
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