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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.
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!
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