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Snfoilhat whytebikesUSA's article
Oct 13, 2015 at 23:42
Oct 13, 2015
Whyte Bikes Available via Direct Sales in the USA
Whyte Bikes in the NA market: because the 2013 Marins left us all saying 'dang I need more Quad Link 2'
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Sep 11, 2015 at 11:48
Sep 11, 2015
Behind Trek's Click-And-Collect Sales
I'm not saying Trek isn't full of crap (they may be), but we (PB users, riders, etc) should try not to be full of crap.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Sep 11, 2015 at 11:45
Sep 11, 2015
Behind Trek's Click-And-Collect Sales
It's pretty well documented through industry surveys that many people do dislike the bike shop experience. It's in Bicycle Retailer AIN, it's discussed at dealer strategy meetings. Women especially, whom the industry would like to see grow to 50% of customer base, again and again report being put off or poorly served. I would ask you what information you have to back up your claim that no one is 'scared' of the lbs.
Snfoilhat dbaker's article
Sep 11, 2015 at 8:00
Sep 11, 2015
NICA: The Future of Mountain Biking in America
Every mountain bike racer is also a particpating in that world of mountain biking you mention. They ride bikes like us, talk bikes like us, dig trails like us, and raise their consciousness about land use issues like us. Racing just gives it the structure and makes it fit in with virtually all other high school sports which are competitive. These kids are likely to stay in the sport at a disproportionately high level of skill and commitment. Its they, the riders, who are (part of) the future, not the XC races of their high school days.
Snfoilhat Cannondale's article
Sep 8, 2015 at 19:20
Sep 8, 2015
Added 1 photo to Trail-Riding-and-Miscellania
Aug 30, 2015 at 20:00
Aug 30, 2015
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Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Aug 19, 2015 at 9:16
Aug 19, 2015
First Ride: Polygon Collosus DH9
In Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore polygon (or the company that owns polygon) owns 30-something retail stores, so it's still direct. Also, those countries' biz practices (incl. prices) aren't really relevant to North America and the euro zone; the market is totally different.
Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Aug 19, 2015 at 8:08
Aug 19, 2015
First Ride: Polygon Collosus DH9
They are selling the killer spec at wholesale, marking it up from OE. It's not a business model that any bike company that uses dealer-retailers can utilize. It's hiding the cost of Saint and Fox Factory level parts, not actually bringing them down. Polygon USA is a small number of bros (gals?) in an office posting to pinkbike and will never support another job. The very small profit from each polygon sold goes straight to the Indonesian owner, rather than into the domestic economy (whichever country or economic zone the rider lives in).
Snfoilhat pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 15, 2015 at 0:23
Aug 15, 2015
Photo Epic: Giant Dual Slalom - Crankworx Whistler 2015
Thanks crankworks whistler for providing a real start gate. Maybe the folks who run sea otter will be inspired to follow suit...
Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Aug 14, 2015 at 10:35
Aug 14, 2015
First Look: Race Face Turbine / Easton Haven Dropper Post
This should have happened 2-3 years ago. Liteville has been using 35 mm ID tubing for years, right? And RS wouldn't do a 150 post in the still stupidly common 30.9 despite the appropriateness of 150 drop for taller riders. Dropper posts across the industry could have been lighter and more reliable.
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