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Snfoilhat brenthillier's article
May 15, 2015 at 9:18
May 15, 2015
Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail
I have only lived and ridden in the bay area/SC for five years, but I have never once seen Braille or Sawpit _not_ brake-bump choked. Must have missed the glory days.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
May 8, 2015 at 9:52
May 8, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Will You Consider Buying a 27.5+ Bike?
I have seen versions of @ric's comment popping up, and I have to say this is the question I want answered by any mid-fat proponent. Very, very few trail riders are running 26x2.5" or 27.5x2.5" tires which have been available in great casings and popular treads for year(s) because "2.3 or 2.35 is plenty of traction" or "the added weight isn't worth it." But if you bypass 2.5" and go to 3", suddenly it's great? Shenanigans. To anticipate the counterargument that mid fat is for a totally different ride experience: stop making all your comparisons of these new mid-fat bikes to today's amazing not-fat bikes, if you really want to establish them as a product designed for their own type of mountain biking. You can't have it both ways. Also, I don't have time for 'another' type of mountain biking that is just a shade different (and slower) than mountain-biking-classic. Looking for variety in cycling? Try BMX. Build up a DJ and a pump track.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 23:34
Apr 18, 2015
Gamut, Wahoo Fitness, LJB - Sea Otter 2015
Unless there's a pivot I can't see right by the brake caliper, which there probably is... I'll just pack up my crayons and go home now.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 23:29
Apr 18, 2015
Gamut, Wahoo Fitness, LJB - Sea Otter 2015
Wow the internet engineers are brutal. There is only one pivot point between the main frame and the axle. The axle will swing in a perfect circle around that upper pivot. Therefore all that assembly on the lower part, however it may look like a mini link, can't truly be influencing path.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 22:06
Apr 18, 2015
Gamut, Wahoo Fitness, LJB - Sea Otter 2015
The ljb bike is a high-forward single pivot. Neither the axle path nor the shock is influenced by that 'extra' chainstay or the short link. Right?
Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 17:27
Apr 17, 2015
Schwalbe, Giro, MRP - Sea Otter 2015
MRP, that guide looks great. Where are we with dry lube compatibility? Thanks!
Snfoilhat shimano's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 20:39
Apr 15, 2015
First Look: Shimano's New Deore XT Group
They shouldn't make a buck off (big-ticket, aftermarket) shimano components. This has been discussed pretty exhaustively in bike retailer and other industry forums. No one 'deserves' to be profitable. The lbs can make great margins on many shimano wear items and soft goods, and can make a little margin on good service and bike sales w/ shimano's strong brand supporting the perceived value of completes. To ask for any more is just wishful thinking. Want to do high volume? Get some capital, a warehouse, a e-trailer infrastructure, and build a brand. Don't want to do that? Totally fine--but then you have to let go of high volume and everything that comes with it. You need to go boutique. You need to go niche. You need to actually be better than the 7 other shops in your city, at something. If you're worried about MAP, you're probably not the best. Find another business to be in. 'You' the shop, not you personally, seraph.
Snfoilhat shimano's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 12:38
Apr 15, 2015
First Look: Shimano's New Deore XT Group
Time for the lbs to change, not global commerce. The s-tec forums are brim-full of shop guys complaining to shimano NA about MAP and it changes nothing. Lbs owners and managers are asking for anti-competition measures and supports so they can keep pretending it's 1990, that they are rad businessmen, and the business model is sound. Simply incorrect .
Snfoilhat shimano's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 9:30
Apr 15, 2015
First Look: Shimano's New Deore XT Group
Shimano lets you remove that link, but you have to ask your frame manufacturer for a 'shimano direct mount' derailleur hanger. Some bike companies offer this, some don't. Shimano is basically saying they no longer agree with the standard attachment point of the derailleur with respect to the axle that has been shared for years by shimano, SRAM, campy, etc. If a company refuses to offer the DM hanger, the customer has to use that little link you don't like.
Snfoilhat spyoptic's article
Apr 14, 2015 at 12:43
Apr 14, 2015
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