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dinero mikelevy's article
Apr 2, 2016 at 12:10
Apr 2, 2016
March 2016: Good Month or Bad Month
I hate when stronger competition joins and pushes the limits and boundaries of a growing sport... a total downer bringing new talent into the sport which might bridge the gap between two disciplines--BMX freestyle and slopestyle............................. Who gives a shit about the fragile egos of the 4-5 riders who tend to dominate these competitions. Exciting riders performing at a new high level will only bring more exposure to cycling. New riders, on any level, in any discipline of cycling, is a win. Expanding our sport on any level is ALWAYS a win. Sorry you're not as good as you thought.
dinero canadaka's article
Mar 31, 2016 at 23:41
Mar 31, 2016
TrailTinder App now live.
HA... I wish... :(
dinero pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 10, 2016 at 12:25
Feb 10, 2016
Mail Order Madness - Are Wiggle Buying Chain Reaction Cycles?
As a long time bike shop employee and mechanic, I feel a like I can share my experience. I HATE the mantra that LBS are some endangered species that is to be deified and worshipped at all costs. Too often the over-priced, low-quality work, that takes too long, and over priced parts just aren't worth the cost. Not to mention the opportunity cost of actually getting yourself to the shop and hoping to deal with a competent employee. Let's be honest, retail shops in just about all industries are nearly obsolete (see Amazon.com). Internet business is faster, more convenient and cheaper than a brick and mortar shop almost every industry. And yes, I order from CRC because their parts are often cheaper than my local distributor and most times faster (and I'm on the west coast of the US!!). We don't go to a artisan shoe maker for our boots, or to a custom tailor for all our clothes. Retail is dead. You have to adapt to survive in any industry as they're constantly evolving. LBS need to focus on the non-tangible goods that create a positive experience... atmosphere, camaraderie, knowledgable-passionate employees, quick turn around on service, guided shop rides, skills clinics, repair clinics, custom bike build consultations, bike fits.... the kinds of things you can't buy on the internet or take too much time/work for the average customer to research. I also agree with a few others above, you have to appeal to the types of riders in your specific area; create a niche, but be flexible. We work on and sell all bikes at our shop. But we happen to be on a massive bike commuting corridor; so what do we stock and sell mostly? Racks, fenders, bags, tubes, tires, tune ups, shitty $500 commuter bikes. I went through five other shops before where I'm at for the same reason you all hate most LBS... slow service, clumsy employees, and mostly the prevailing idea that bike shops are some kind of charity case that deserves life support. And every I check out another shop, or give them a chance it reminds me why I hate most bike shops; I could have just done it faster and cheaper online. No you're not a bad person for ordering online, you're smart. No your LBS doesn't deserve your charity, they have to earn it. Maybe I rambled a bit there...
Added 5 photos to For-sale
Jan 24, 2016 at 17:05
Jan 24, 2016
Selling
Jan 24, 2016 at 17:03
Jan 24, 2016

Ibis Tranny Large 26" wheel Frame

$600 USD
For sale is: -Ibis Tranny Frame -- large size orange color -Seatpost collar -Cane Creek 110 Headset -- crown race, upper/lower bearing, top cone cover, spacers, polished silver color -Original frame box from Ibis This frame is been sitting for about two years since it's last ride. I kept thinking I was going to put it back to use, but I'm too old for a hardtail mountain bike. I'm rolling on wagon wheel, lay-z-boy full suspension now. Time for a new home. Beautiful orange color is what sold me on the bike. Secondly, the rear triangle is adjustable/removable, so the bike can be run geared or singlespeed. The rear triangle chainstays can actually be adjusted shorter or longer for picking up the chain slack on a single speed build. Similarly this makes for a kick ass travel bike that you can keep in two pieces! -Bike calls for a 1 1/8" steerer tube fork and includes a Cane Creek 110 headset. -Bike calls for a 31.6mm seatpost (no included), the seatpost collar is included. During a race a had a chainsuck incident which pulled up the glued on metal chainstay protector that is glued onto the frame. Please observe the pictures carefully as I've taken several of this area. Some cosmetic damage from the chain, some from the glue on the back of the metal protector. This USED frame shows signs of use and wear; some cable rubbing, nicks, rubbing etc from trail riding. Major blemishes have photos. Photos are to be used to provide a general indication of the overall condition. Please inquire with questions or additional photos. Thanks for you interest!

dinero Specialized's article
Dec 16, 2015 at 10:42
Dec 16, 2015
Specialized Welcomes Jared Graves to the Team
To clarify, I don't hate Specialized for their bikes. Their S-Works program are arguably the best bikes in the world. Really. Go ride one, you'll hate them too! :P
dinero Specialized's article
Dec 16, 2015 at 10:08
Dec 16, 2015
Specialized Welcomes Jared Graves to the Team
What to do when favorite racer joins most hated bike company?
dinero redbullbike's article
Oct 14, 2015 at 19:46
Oct 14, 2015
Claudio's Course Preview: Red Bull Rampage 2015
Ha... He totally had me fooled too!
dinero pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 24, 2015 at 11:27
Sep 24, 2015
Stan's No Tubes - Enduro World Series Round 7 Fantasy Contest
1. Jerome Clementz 2. Jared Graves 3. Fabien Barel 1. Tracy Mosley 2. Anne Caroline Chausson 3. Anneke Beerten
dinero mdelorme's article
Aug 25, 2015 at 0:20
Aug 25, 2015
Photo Epic: Il Grande Finale - XC World Cup Val di Sole
That fanny pack is louder than the siren. Really speaks volumes.
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