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I dont know who I love more, my bikes or my missus...

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HON82 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 10, 2014 at 23:55
Oct 10, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Enduro Transfer Stages Be as Tough as Pro XC Climbs?
Hold on... So if we are inclined to take the climbing out of relevance in the enduro competitions, what does that do to the enduro bikes we have bought under slogans like " climb higher, drop faster" or "do it all" type? I pedal 16.5kg of sexy aluminium as well as my own 90kg of I chunky love and I still enjoy the climbs just as much as I enjoy the descent every weekend. I would not like to turn enduro into a gran fondo race but I would like to see an element of endurance or uphill section in it.
HON82 mikelevy's article
Oct 8, 2014 at 10:03
Oct 8, 2014
ENVE M60 Forty Wheels - Review
Do we know what is the profit margin per rim sold for that company? In this day an age I still don't know why people get hung up on the "made in" thing. Well established bike and component manufacturers produce fantastic products in Asia without having to compromise in good quality control. I don't know how old ENVE is in company terms but I am wondering where is the innovation or the product advantage. I may be wrong here but all I see is carbon rim with "Apple-esque" design and pretty decals. One thing I would love to see more is type of product guarantee ENVE has. If their costumer service is just as good I may be convinced by them.
HON82 mikelevy's article
Oct 8, 2014 at 9:38
Oct 8, 2014
ENVE M60 Forty Wheels - Review
Bloody Hell! I guess ENVE does not have comparative results on 40ft drops for those components. Did you get replacements from the company? Also would you consider using ENVE components after that experience?
HON82 mikekazimer's article
Oct 4, 2014 at 7:48
Oct 4, 2014
Opinion: Do You Suffer From Bike Envy?
I had a dream bike. Then... I bought it. XD
HON82 mikekazimer's article
Oct 4, 2014 at 5:53
Oct 4, 2014
Opinion: Do You Suffer From Bike Envy?
If you are still looking at your bikes and wishing you could go out for a spin then you haven't quit, you just let the domestic life take too big of a chunk of your me time sir. If your sons are in their teens they hand feed themselves. You Sports Evens can be a "bike event" once in a blue moon, the house fix could be a bike tune up once in a blue moon... catch me drift? I get where you are coming from and I dread reaching a point in my life where I am no longer able to go out for a spin at least twice or three times a week.
HON82 mikekazimer's article
Oct 4, 2014 at 3:59
Oct 4, 2014
Opinion: Do You Suffer From Bike Envy?
There is huge difference in perspective amongst the comments in this post. I think bike envy comes from the massive wave or consumerism we get drowned with. Be it from pro circuits or from the marketing department of each brand. I am 31 and my disposable income is nor more or less than the average person in the UK. I am realistic about what I can and cannot afford as well as what I want vs what I need. My bike upgrades usually come every 4 to 5 years, normally due to componentry being ridden to destruction or because there is a significant enough technological advance to maybe justify a purchase. For those reasons, I put money aside but over the years I have learnt to be a sensible consumer. I have taught myself not to buy into the PR and marketing thing and to wait for products to be "beta tested" by average Joes, those who have perhaps more disposable income and can take a hit from a bad product purchase. I have also discovered that "value" is a very ambiguous term and that today's £900 suspension fork, will be tomorrow's £450 reduced fork or that if I have been keeping my saddle in the same position for 30 years without any problems, " do I really need that £300 dropper post...?" Like someone said above, the worth comes from the emotions and memories your bike gives you and not from the grams/pounds/kilos or the intricacies or simplicities of your rig.
HON82 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 22, 2014 at 13:18
Sep 22, 2014
$5 Custom Evil Undead - Cancer Fundraiser, 3 Days Left
PayPal actually charges the charity to withdraw the funds you donate. It increases the admin costs of the campaign so less money goes towards the actual programmes they propose.
HON82 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 22, 2014 at 13:16
Sep 22, 2014
$5 Custom Evil Undead - Cancer Fundraiser, 3 Days Left
A pat in the back in front of the digital press for being selfless and coughing up dosh for a good cause.
HON82 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 22, 2014 at 6:49
Sep 22, 2014
$5 Custom Evil Undead - Cancer Fundraiser, 3 Days Left
My girlfriend just walked in as I was processing my donation. She asked me why I was giving money to a charity on the other side of the world for a cause that already receives hefty sums of funding annually. My reply: - Babe. The money goes towards improving the quality of care and the support for young women with breast cancer. Call me shallow but, since you and I have been together you know that not only do I love you because of your incredible character and your bad temper but you also because I am all about that natural boobage you sport on a daily basis that forces me to wear three pairs of briefs. (Click Back to the Evil Bike Photo spread) - Now look at all that neon pink... think about how insanely hot you would look riding that beast of a bike down our local trails. (Note the diversion tactic here as, if I were to win the bike she would most likely inherit my Yeti SB66 and I would violate that Evil bike until the carbon melted off of it) Missus. - You know... you are right. Can I donate too? Missus sits on me lap and breaks her card out for another donation. Moral of the story: Love the boobage, love your bike as much as the boobage. Try and incorporate as much boobage in your riding as you can as often as you can. Contribute how you can to the destruction of boobage harming agents, be it poorly designed bras, minuscule genetic flaws in the recipe of awesomeness that all women are or even poorly justified plastic boobage. Best Regards. A shallow biking male nurse.
HON82 HON82's photo
Sep 21, 2014 at 2:11
Sep 21, 2014
I don't know how often this happens but it made me re-think about the use of mixed materials on floating break rotors. This happened during full speed downhill sections too.

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