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Ride when I can, but work and the adult world keeps holding me back.................

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Jan 25, 2015 at 12:23
Jan 25, 2015
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gazmataz redbullbike's article
Jan 22, 2015 at 11:09
Jan 22, 2015
Video: How to Print a Mountain Bike
Great little video that's inspiring to any future tech wizards. Granted it's a one off each time he makes a mould but, if you're only making for yourself then why not. If he was making a DH bike I'm sure his actual impregnated carbon layers and curing method would be vastly different to that was shown. XC/trial bikes are more than enough for that method for now I'm guessing. Still, must be amazing to actually design and create your own bike like that. I doth my hat to you deal sir.
gazmataz mikekazimer's article
Jan 22, 2015 at 5:02
Jan 22, 2015
Roval Traverse SL Fattie Wheelset - Review
Dude I'm 33 years old!!!! hahaha. I have the ability to think on my own. Yes they don't chime in as people that expect everything for free drip like a broken tap, like you are right now. I guess it's quite simple- If you can't afford it or more importantly, don't want to spend that cash on something that you perceive to be overpriced, DON'T buy it. If you're happy with your your standard salon car, don't go window shopping at a Ferrari or Lambogini showroom......... Companies will produce and supply something and f the customer thinks its a good price and wants the product, they will buy it. If it's seen as too highly priced, the product won't sell and the company make a loss or, reevaluate the price. Hey, the technology will improve on producing items like this in the coming years and thus, you'll see Carbon items on many builds of different brands, as standard. You can be cynical all you want mate. The only reason we are on this site is to look at Bikes being ridden and reviewed. If you don't like the industry, then I suggest you look into a sport or pastime that doesn't involve Marketing and a company trying to make a profit. I hear Naughts and crosses is the next big thing! watch out though- RedBull and Monster are investing so get in there quick........
gazmataz pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 21, 2015 at 20:55
Jan 21, 2015
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup | Downhill Applications Open
Think about it guys and girls. Venues may have great tracks but, if they can't accommodate the racing pits, media stands, video from track side (so we can actually watch it on the internet) accommodation for everyone as well as accessibility for the logistics, then why would they choose it?!!!! Yes money is a factor but this isn't the choice of the resort. if it's a bike park or similar, they'd more than likely to lose money from loss of riders/visitors for a week. yes, spectators would keep the profit chart up for the likes of food stands and restaurants but the likes of the shops that deal with repairs/spares on visitors bikes won't sell and rental etc. Why does everyone expect everything for so little or even free!!!! Granted, no southern hemisphere racing is a bit of a crap one. On average a rider from the UK will pay £3000+ for a return flight, accommodation and food for a 7-10 day turn around for one race. now add that in with SA and that's £6k. Yes, there are OZ and Kiwi riders in the mix but all if not most, are on major teams that foot the bill. Those that aren't find the money and enjoy the road trip around the world in a oner when the come to Europe and the America's.
gazmataz mikekazimer's article
Jan 21, 2015 at 7:40
Jan 21, 2015
Roval Traverse SL Fattie Wheelset - Review
Jaame- you need to read wat you've just wrote and have a think. firstly, crash replacement isn't a full purchase now is it?! You've already bought something from them and you're basically getting a heavily discounted REPLACEMENT for something YOU have broken yourself. You will give them back the wheel you have broken and they will either rebuild the rim on new spokes or replace outright. Your broken wheel will help find faults that will in turn, improve their product. This isn't them selling something at a lose, this is a big company helping out its consumer which in turn, maintains the interest and loyalty of said consumer to the brand and its products. It doesn't have to do this but if it didn't it would lose further potential sales. Secondly, yes some products are cheaper to make than the final RRP. Break down the actual RRP cost of the product: Take 40% off for the shop who sells it. That will incorporate the shops profit which will pay the wages, taxes, and rental costs. The other 60% will be specialized's money. This will cover wages of the company staff, taxes, logistical costs, design, research and development, advertising, production, shipping costs of those products and then, after all that, they have company profits. Yes, it's lots of money but, in the grander scheme of things, they've bloody well earnt it. If you can develop a product that stands up to the task that YOU EXPECT for a minimal price like $125, which you think is still a profit, get your arse off the chair which is in front of the laptop and get to it. Once you start doing all of the above and make something that's 10% worthy of the final products companies are putting out, come back to us and tell us your price. I doubt you have anything less than the price stated for the wheel set. If you somehow manage this and it's fully legit, I'll finance your whole production..........
gazmataz mikekazimer's article
Jan 21, 2015 at 4:12
Jan 21, 2015
Roval Traverse SL Fattie Wheelset - Review
@jaame- maybe they're that confident that the rim won't break they have made a low price to prove it? They will expect very few back so they will happily take a loss on any small number to keep the customer happy. Do the likes of ENVE do that?? who knows..... Yes profit margins are always high in some peoples eyes, but they've spent money on Design, R&D and other things that cost.
gazmataz FilmSmith's article
Jan 17, 2015 at 4:13
Jan 17, 2015
Video: Rubber Side Down
Lovely edit there buddy. Congratulations on a job well done. I have a feeling your granddad would be proud of you mate.
gazmataz karl-burkat's article
Jan 6, 2015 at 10:45
Jan 6, 2015
First Look: New Sony Action Cam to Shoot 4K
I agree with you Gnarlized but the drama is, sony and the rest don't want to make it look like a GoPro. Granted, GoPro really git the nail on the head with the cube styled design and well, that's why they've sold so well. They are versatile and can be used in my different configurations,
gazmataz mikelevy's article
Dec 30, 2014 at 12:50
Dec 30, 2014
SRAM X01 DH - Review
exactly. they are trying to optimise a system specifically for DH racing.
gazmataz mikelevy's article
Dec 30, 2014 at 12:49
Dec 30, 2014
SRAM X01 DH - Review
Agreed. I guess all this will depend on if the industry does go for the different sized hub down the line then. What will they drop from the production line as the Industry to add another line??? what will take the hit. something will have to be phased out to allow this to change. Look at the rims sizings for instance. currently we have three sizes. Granted 26 is taking a big hit across all disciplines of MTB but will they actually drop it??? what will be the scapegoat for the hub sizing???
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