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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.
Saidrick TheProsCloset's article
Nov 8, 2015 at 9:15
Nov 8, 2015
Video: The Pro's Closet Museum Series - Ned Overend
I was riding back then and can tell you that the wheel size was NOT the reason for crashing over the bars. 1. The forks were not very good and had maybe 2-3" of travel. 2. The head angles were really steep:70-72 degrees was normal. 3. The handlebars were super narrow, combined with 100-120mm super long stems. 4. The brakes didn't really stop you, they would just lock up tires until you slid into the big rock, out of control, and went otb. 5. Tires were much narrower back then, combined with the brakes control on the downhills was vague at best. 7. He forgot to mention the part about how modern full suspenison bikes basically eliminate any one wheel size being better than any other wheel size. I do love the articles, but the marketing is strong with this one.
Saidrick mikelevy's article
Nov 5, 2015 at 13:17
Nov 5, 2015
Opinion - They're All Flawed Bikes
Yes, bikes are flawed. The flaws give the bike its character/ soul. Find a good character and you will always have good times. I needed a bike that I could put on the back of my SUV and ride it anywhere: Downieville, Santa Cruz, Tahoe, mt. Tam. I gave up weight(30lbs) for a 6.5" bike that can Climb, peddle and descend really well. I will make that trade off any day of the week.
Saidrick RichardCunningham's article
Nov 4, 2015 at 11:55
Nov 4, 2015
Shimano Di2 XTR - Long-Term Review
To me, the verdict on this product will come be decided when it is released to public. Meaning: quality control will make or break this product. At this price point they can't have any sanfu's from the factories making the product.
Saidrick RichardCunningham's article
Oct 27, 2015 at 7:59
Oct 27, 2015
From the Top: Chris Cocalis
The Mach 6 is on my top five bike list of bikes that I would reccomend to anyone looking to buy a bike... Enduro bikes and 27.5" bikes have been around for more than 3-5 years... The industry decided to kill 26" bikes in the last three years. And cheaper products, like press fit, are a big part of the reason why people don't like the 10k price model.
Saidrick mikelevy's article
Oct 23, 2015 at 11:01
Oct 23, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Play With Your Knobs?
I used to be in the I have no idea catagory, but I found a solution: I asked a Fox employee, at Sea Otter, what his bike settings were: He runs 30-35% rebound damping in the fork and 60-65% rebound damping in the shock. I set my bike up this way and it feels pretty good.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 12, 2015 at 16:40
Oct 12, 2015
Berrecloth Signs With Canyon
If Canyon is looking to get into the North American DH market, This is a good way to do it. Great rider, hopefully great bike too.
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