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hypermoto mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 11:5218 hours
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
hypermoto RichardCunningham's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 11:46Feb 7, 2017
2017 Intense Tracer - Review
No, you're the only one noticing the huge elephant standing in the middle of this review. Intense has released a slightly more progressive/supportive version of the Nomad 3, which came out about 3 years ago. While the suspension feel may be slightly better for jumping/playful riding, it begs the question: is that it? The Nomad probably pedals more efficiently, can take a bottle and uses a threaded bb. I don't see the point besides the name on the downtube. Nomad 4 drops later this year. It'll be interesting to see what direction SC go considering the Bronson 2 covers most peoples 'all-around' needs. I'm guessing a mini version of the V-10...
hypermoto pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 11:57Jan 17, 2017
Andrew Neethling Announces His Retirement from Racing
I was there when you won the 2005 Schweitzer NORBA National. Still remember you pinning it through the open grass turns at the bottom with your DHR fully leaned over and committed to your line. Thanks for all the entertaining years of risking your shit!
hypermoto cameronmackenzie's article
Jan 14, 2017 at 12:10Jan 14, 2017
34 Bikes of the New Zealand National Downhill Series
@hetfield1: No, you're spot on. They require the most R&D and make up the smallest % of sales. If a company is approaching it correctly they treat it as a halo project to attract people to the brand. If it holds up and goes fast then it strengthens consumer confidence when considering the company's trail/AM bikes, which is by far the better seller. It's indirect marketing, but in a niche business based on performance you have to convince buyers that it's more than just a pretty face with no trousers.
Aug 30, 2016 at 12:19Aug 30, 2016
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Review
Was hoping someone else would catch that. Yes, I'm a Pivot dealer and you ain't gettin' carbon hoops for that price. Retail with the XMC upgrade is smig past 7k.
hypermoto pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 14:28Aug 20, 2016
Replay: Red Bull Joyride - Crankworx Whistler 2016
No camera in the steep woods is a travesty. That's where this race is won/lost.
hypermoto mattwragg's article
Jul 28, 2016 at 16:09Jul 28, 2016
Pit Walk: EWS Round 5, Aspen-Snowmass
Looks like stripped or rounded HS bolt, or the threaded core of the star nut failed.
Jul 13, 2016 at 16:41Jul 13, 2016
New Aluminum and Carbon Santa Cruz Models
When you consider that Santa Cruz tries to keep the same stiffness/strength between their carbon and alloy bikes, I imagine a comparable alloy Nomad would be a bit heavy if it has to carry a lifetime warranty and handle DH-level abuse. The complete C carbon bikes are pretty affordable now ($3800 for the new R kit), so perhaps they don't think the market would support it. I do prefer the aesthetics of alloy so I'd love to see one as well, but it has to make sense for their bottom line.
hypermoto mikelevy's article
Jul 13, 2016 at 16:31Jul 13, 2016
Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
Interesting that he's not running a Debonair can on the Monarch Plus. Maybe too plush? Hard to get that stiffer more playful feel he's after on the small bike?
Jul 5, 2016 at 12:13Jul 5, 2016
X-Fusion Sweep RL2 Fork - Review
This times 100. Why would you review the model that's several years old when clearly the HLR is their current best option that they're producing? Seems like a waste of space, no one's buying this model, it's on closeout at all the distributors and X-Fusion can barely keep the HLR instock because its so well received. Usually PB is on top of things but this one feels pointless.