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groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 13:51
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Ask Pinkbike - Warm Gloves for Winter, One-By Chainrings for XTR, and Affordable XC/Trail Rims
yup. most of my revilement of cup & cone comes from riding in the 90s, when you had no other choices. Leaped at the chance to move up to sealed bearing, especially since there wasn't a huge price difference back then, because Shimano stuff wasn't priced as competitively, because, well they didn't have very strong competition. Enjoy the cheaper prices we get on Shimano stuff these days: It's directly the result of SRAM & their ilk actually forcing Shimano to compete. I'm willing to deal with cup & cone to save a hundred or more, but back in the 90s, you might actually get a sealed bearing hub for cheaper, solely because it didn't say Shimano on it.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 13:23
2 days
Ask Pinkbike - Warm Gloves for Winter, One-By Chainrings for XTR, and Affordable XC/Trail Rims
Cup & cone is cheaper to make, so more of the cost goes into better overall quality, especially at the quantities Shimano cranks hubs out at. Sealed bearings are a part you have to buy from a supplier generally, rather than produce in house. That drives wholesale price up pretty quick. Heck, look at a set of sealed bearings for I9 hubs: $80. I recently got a pair of deore hubs for half that.
groghunter paulaston's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 7:05
2 days
Adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro - First Look
What Bruccio posted is probably the best you can get without going full goggles. anybody who makes military eyewear makes something similar, because you need protection during haboobs in the desert(what I'm saying is, you don't have to pay Oakley prices to get something similar.)
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 6:51
2 days
Ask Pinkbike - Warm Gloves for Winter, One-By Chainrings for XTR, and Affordable XC/Trail Rims
I know you're not serious, but I have a pair of stiffies, & they can be a little much for most tires. really squares things off, perhaps a bit too much. I wouldn't mind so much, except you're picking up almost 200g per rim, then having to throw 2.7 tires on, that are probably 300g heavier than what you could run with a rim that was in the 30mm internal range. Of course, if anybody would start making tires specifically for wide rims, this wouldn't be a problem.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 6:41
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Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson Re-Sign With Norco Bicycles
All I did was copy & paste the ACTUAL press release, vs the edited version that PB put up. sorry that that offends your delicate sensibilities.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 14:04
Nov 24, 2014
Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson Re-Sign With Norco Bicycles
Text of the press release confirms it: "promote the sport and events outside of World Cup racing." FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jill Kintner & Bryn Atkinson Continue Partnership with Norco Bicycles VANCOUVER, B.C., November 24, 2014 - Norco Bicycles is thrilled to announce the continuation of our partnership with mountain bike athletes Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson. Both riders have successfully led Team Norco International on the UCI World Cup downhill series for the past 3 years, and for 2015 Norco will sponsor their program to promote the sport and events outside of World Cup racing. They will compete primarily in North American gravity events to include; the Pro GRT series in the US, Sea Otter Classic, Crankworx BC/NZ, The Colorado Freeride Festival, select US Enduros, and create video productions closely tied with their sponsors. As deeply passionate and committed athletes, Bryn and Jill will also coach instructional skills camps in the Pacific North West to give back to their community and mentor the next generation of up and coming riders. Jill and Bryn are valued members of the Norco family. "Since 2012 the couple have been a pleasure to work with here at Norco. It goes without saying that our bikes are better because of them," says Norco Team Coordinator Jonathan Duncan. "The exposure and results they bring to the table are of great value to our Norco brand, and we are very pleased to be able to continue working together." Bryn and Jill had this to say "We're excited about the direction we are headed and the changes in our program - now we have the freedom to do the events that provide the most impact. Racing, filming, photo shoots, festivals, trade shows, and other special projects will keep us busier than ever! Norco is a great company with an awesome line of bikes and we couldn't be happier to continue riding for them!"
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 14:01
Nov 24, 2014
Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson Re-Sign With Norco Bicycles
That's the way I read it too, maybe heading up a new enduro team?
groghunter meagerdude's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 8:18
Nov 24, 2014
The People of World Cup DH Racing (Part One)
Go read BikeRumor for a while, PB will seem like an impenetrable fortress of grammatical integrity
groghunter meagerdude's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 8:17
Nov 24, 2014
The People of World Cup DH Racing (Part One)
The UCI better not replace him with a serious frenchie, I'll lose my shit.
groghunter mattwragg's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 7:56
Nov 24, 2014
Commencal Meta Hip Hop - Review
I have to agree that these bikes always seemed to be more about DS/4X racing than trail riding... though as long as you keep that in mind, they can be a heck of a lot of fun on the trails as well. It's competing with a Specialized SX, not a stumpjumper, as an analogy.
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