ScandiumRider

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ScandiumRider WhistlerMountainBikePark's article
Apr 24, 2015 at 9:25
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Whistler Bike Park Updates: No Biggie
"When people decide they want a sneak peak at the work being done, they Enduro up..." Climb. They climb their bicycles up the hill. But in all seriousness, that sucks. Why would you be sampling the bike park before it opens when there's so many other amazing trails on your doorstep? Selfish...
ScandiumRider aireeek's photo
Apr 18, 2015 at 9:08
Apr 18, 2015
I'm willing to bet money that's a new version of Specialized's e160ta fork. Compare the dials on the top to the e160ta that used to come on the Enduro Pro and S-Works bikes.

ScandiumRider mikelevy's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 9:08
Apr 18, 2015
ENVE, Gravity, Michelin - Sea Otter 2015
@aireeek, @Kinsey: I'm willing to bet money that's a new version of Specialized's e160ta fork. Compare the dials on the top to the e160ta that used to come on the Enduro Pro and S-Works bikes.
ScandiumRider mikelevy's photo
Apr 16, 2015 at 17:14
Apr 16, 2015
So, according to the poster beside the fork, they're offering a 15/20mm thru axle with RC2, or the FIT4 with 15mm thru options in all three wheel sizes? What's the point of the 34 then? 36 all the way!

ScandiumRider mikelevy's photo
Apr 9, 2015 at 8:40
Apr 9, 2015
Wat. Shimano's doing something different with SPD? Crazy.

ScandiumRider SramMedia's article
Apr 8, 2015 at 19:09
Apr 8, 2015
RockShox Releases 2016 Product Updates
Awesome @elsinore, thanks. Here's the direct link to the image. It's pretty high res. http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.imdserve.com/images/news/2015/03/31/1427781512186-1rgs2j17a4t5d-700-80.jpg Looks a little like the dials are old school Specialized Futureshock fork dials. I'm betting they're bringing back the e160ta? Maybe with Öhlins damper? I'd rather have a Lyrik though... Here's the old e160ta that came on the Enduro: http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/img/upimages/Gear/BIKES/BIKES_2010/Specialized_Enduro/L1020431.jpg
ScandiumRider RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 9:00
Mar 25, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
@taletotell, nothing is confusing in that statement alone. Sure if you have money and like boutique stuff, go buy it. I just find it funny that he's reviewing a brake that's more expensive than XTR when his last article was bemoaning how expensive the industry is getting... That's where I'm getting the mixed signals.
ScandiumRider RichardCunningham's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 22:12
Mar 24, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Wait, wasn't RC's last article about spending 33% less on complete bikes with non name brand parts that perform the same, and now it's just great to go spend 51% more on boutique brakes that don't perform any better? Am I missing something here? I'm getting mixed signals...
ScandiumRider RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 8:56
Mar 21, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
Comparisons aside, I agree that $10,000 for a bicycle is way too much money. But complaining about the pricing on any top end products seems a bit dumb to me. It doesn't bother me that there are bikes that cost that much, I simply would never pay that much money for a MTB. Something like a Kona Process 153 for $3,900 is way more in line with what I would pay. New school geometry, Pike fork, dropper post, SRAM/Shimano drivetrain/brakes, WTB wheels, and Maxxis tires. All great stuff for less than half of the price of an S-Works Enduro. But are people going to point out that you could buy a Suzuki RM85 for $4,000, so what's the point of buying the MTB? Tell you what, if you want a MX bike, fucking buy a MX bike in your price range. If you want a MTB, fucking buy a MTB in your price range. Then go ride and quit bitching about it.
ScandiumRider RichardCunningham's article
Mar 20, 2015 at 18:55
Mar 20, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
A very fair point, and also brings up the major issue with proprietary parts: replacement part availability. I've been burned in the past by brands with proprietary parts, having to wait for months to replace something that I could have easily replaced with "universal" parts on other bikes. Rims with odd-numbered spoke holes with special spokes come to mind. LBS didn't have anything in stock and neither did the manufacturer. Had to wait for the next factory order from Taiwan! If it were a "universal" rim with J-bend spokes, I would have been riding in a day vs two months...
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