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b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 16:09
Oct 21, 2014
Gamut USA Acquires Point One Racing
Thanks so much for chiming in and I really hope you can repair the damage done to dealers and customers like me. Something was going terribly wrong at Point One and it will take guys as awesome as you to potentially fix it.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 16:06
Oct 21, 2014
Gamut USA Acquires Point One Racing
I feel sorry for all of the dealers that got screwed and left hanging with Jimmy and Point 1. Just one quick look at their Facebook page and you see the long list of comments left from customers and dealers asking where their parts are, why there's no correspondence, and if they've gone out of business or something. Its pretty obvious from the props and comments on this thread that you were either "in" with Jimmy and the gang or you were just another irritating customer. I know lots of guys who got nothing but five star service from them but most of us got hung out to dry. It's too bad because their products are second to none.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 11:51
Oct 21, 2014
Gamut USA Acquires Point One Racing
Hopefully this will mean that Gamut's excellent customer service and support will flow over to Point One's products. Loved my Podiums, but after what can only be described as the worst customer service I've ever experienced in the industry (and I worked in and managed shops for 10 years), I felt obligated to sell them off and go with another brand. I'm sorry, but no matter how awesome your products are, you have to answer phone calls and emails. Juan is a great guy, hopefully that's in the past.
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Oct 17, 2014 at 11:22
Oct 17, 2014

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b-mack mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 10:10
Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Mountain Bike Movies - Are You Still Stoked?
I have to say that no video really makes me stoked to ride. I watch the occasional edit to maybe see some sweet jumps or nice terrain, but it never makes me jump up from the computer to get on my bike. What does that is a call from my buddies, perfect weather, or most often a dream where I can manual for miles. So if it comes down to it, I'd rather see some gnarly DH racing, bar drags in loam, or tree taps in the woods than some guy riding to his favorite fishing spot. Sorry Mike.
b-mack LeafKona's article
Oct 3, 2014 at 10:40
Oct 3, 2014
Video: Fat Bike Shredding
I hate to burst the buying bubble, but purchasing a fat bike will not make you ride like that...and if you can ride like that already, you'll have more fun on a dirt jumper.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 19:18
Sep 30, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
Oh, and to more specifically answer your second question, the rocker links/additional pivots/bars/etc. are there to tune the leverage ratio to how the designer wants it. With a basic single pivot you left very much at the mercy of the main pivot placement and that often results in a falling rate design which can be hard to tune.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 19:10
Sep 30, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
There is no real advantage, it's just another way of tackling the problem. A faux-bar is basically a single pivot with a link-driven shock where those links comprise part of the rear triangle. You're right that it can be heavier than a more compact rocker set up (i.e Foes, Morewood, Scott, etc..) but also offers the benefits of adding stiffness to the rear. Single pivots that don't drive the shock off of a linkage (Orange, Santa Cruz, etc..) typically have very robust/triangulated swing arms to build in this rigidity. Ultimately, I think the success and use of the faux-bar design is that's it's simple, allows tuning of the leverage ratio, isn't patented, and looks a hell of a lot like the BIg S's four bar....and that can't hurt.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 16:23
Sep 30, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
I like to think of the brake-jack on my single pivot bike as a gentle to reminder to get off the damn brakes...
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 8:34
Sep 29, 2014
Guess the Top 5 at Red Bull Rampage - Win a 2015 RockShox BoXXer Fork
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