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elbandido77 TheProsCloset's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 0:56
Jan 23, 2015
Video: Juli Furtado's 1990 Yeti FRO
I'm sure that doping happened in MTB and that EPO use was happening in all endurance sports between the late 80s and the mid 2000s. However, it seems like random speculation to throw this comment in on an article about Juli Furtado, which makes no reference to doping. I dunno. It should be discussed, but it's a bit odd to do it here.
elbandido77 MaxxPinkbike's article
Jan 22, 2015 at 4:54
Jan 22, 2015
Video: No Nonsense in Scotland
Great riding. The lo-fi filming looks really good I think
elbandido77 mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2015 at 0:50
Jan 16, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Has Your Riding Style Changed Over the Years?
2005 was when I properly took up mountain biking (I did a bit when I was a kid, but that's when I really got into it). The most important progression for me has been getting comfortable going further off the beaten track and finding more and more places to ride. From stuff that was right on my door step to big days out in remote places. Obviously the progression in bike tech has had an impact on how I can ride, but I think I'd still have enjoyed the last 10 years nearly as much if I'd kept riding my 04 Giant XTC
elbandido77 pivotcycles's article
Jan 10, 2015 at 3:29
Jan 10, 2015
Pivot Cycles Factory DH Team for 2015
Yep iamamodel is right. Brendan Fairclough gets more exposure than a load of less popular racers who beat him all the time, and (as far as I know) riders like Matt Hunter just make videos and don't compete in anything at all. That's fine. Results count the most, but there's also a place for riders who are selling a certain lifestyle or image. MTB isn't a purely competitive sport. As for Micayla, I'm sure she's put in a lot of work and made a lot of sacrifices to reach the level she has, and would still kick all your arses. Some people on here are being quite mean about her. I've got a lot of respect for anyone, male or female, who even makes it to the world cup.
elbandido77 evil-bikes's article
Jan 7, 2015 at 14:51
Jan 7, 2015
Video: Luke Strobel Launches The Following
This bike looks fantastic. It's good to see some companies focusing on making properly versatile bikes.
elbandido77 zumzumbikes's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 0:47
Dec 16, 2014
Zum Zum Balance Bikes - Steve Peat Helping Make Pushbikes for Kids
If @BRUMBRUMBIKE's story is true, and I don't know that it definitely is, there are smarter ways of playing this than a flamewar on pinkbike. Whatever their credentials (or otherwise) as product designers, Zumzum seem to be doing a good job of the marketing side of things. They have a celebrity endorsement and a kickstarter campaign that is already doing well. Wouldn't it make more sense to let your lawyers win you a fair percentage of their business? If that's not possible, due to some technicality or other, then their kickstarter campaign (if successful) will have at least validated the market for this product, and will give you a good base to raise investment, target markets zumzum hasn't reached and possibly sell out to big toy corps before them. I guess what I'm saying is that it might not be best to publicly shoot them down at this stage. If you're in the right (and again we have to take your word for it) then isn't it in your interests for them to get as big as possible?
elbandido77 zumzumbikes's article
Dec 15, 2014 at 6:37
Dec 15, 2014
Zum Zum Balance Bikes - Steve Peat Helping Make Pushbikes for Kids
I don't know the specifics but if they have copied you they've got to market very quickly. It's tough if that happened, and you have my sympathies, but it doesn't seem unfeasible that other people had the same idea, especially as you haven't been in the public domain that long. I work in computer software and tried my own dotcom startup project a couple of years ago with, what I thought was a very unique idea, but once it went live it turned out that probably hundreds of other people were developing similar concepts, I even discovered a guy who lives 10 miles away who had built a similar idea. How do you really know they've copied you?
elbandido77 zumzumbikes's article
Dec 15, 2014 at 6:25
Dec 15, 2014
Zum Zum Balance Bikes - Steve Peat Helping Make Pushbikes for Kids
Don't have kids myself, but in the UK Islabikes seem to be the go to brand for adult mtbers who want to get their kids a decent bike You see them all the time if you go to a trail centre or a race, so they must be doing something right
elbandido77 mmatthews's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 6:59
Dec 14, 2014
Mark Matthews Launches Online Fundraiser
@Iain-mac1 your last comment highlights why Red Bull already has too big a role in MTB. The sport shouldn't be dependent on any one sponsor and we shouldn't have to be grateful to them for what they've "done for us". They haven't done anything for fans of the sport, they've backed athletes and events that can generate good advertising for their brand. It's just a coincidence that this sometimes benefits us as fans. They're not doing it for us, and when it doesn't make financial sense for them to be involved they'll take off anyway.
elbandido77 mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 3:42
Dec 12, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Plagued By Flat Tires?
You need to add another option: Random difficult to diagnose problem with "more reliable" tubeless set up
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