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jaame paulaston's article
May 1, 2016 at 4:25
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Randoms from the Rivaside - Riva Del Garda Bike Festival
Headshok was pretty good at the time
jaame mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2016 at 16:16
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Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
Has the meaning of the word ridiculous changed without anyone telling the dictionary?
Apr 27, 2016 at 2:27
Apr 27, 2016
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2016 at 22:31
Apr 26, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@WAKIdesigns: when I think about it, you could compare the price of, just as an example, light bicycle rims to mavic. The metal ones are more expensive, but they would also argue they are better. So I believe cheap carbon is cheaper than expensive aluminium. Cheap is not necessarily good, but how do you know the frame you're buying is good carbon or cheap shit? I'm not paying light bicycle rims are shit, but they are carbon and they are cheap. It seems there is still this idea that he it's carbon it must be good.
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2016 at 16:08
Apr 26, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@WAKIdesigns: exactly. I was told by a bloke who actually works in a bike factory, a few years ago, that on a big production run carbon works out cheaper than aluminium. So many times I've been ridiculed over repeating that, but never by anyone who actually works in a factory with actual figures. Just one person who actually knows could disprove that with a few numbers but so far it's never happened. It leads me to believe it is true. Or perhaps people who work in bike factories are so sick of bikes they would rather eat shit than go on pinkbike for fun in their spare time.
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2016 at 15:41
Apr 26, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@WAKIdesigns: I know a guy who works at Fox in Taiwan. I'm pretty sure all their chassis, at the bare minimum, are made in Taiwan, just like everyone else. It's not a problem, they make awesome stuff.
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2016 at 3:48
Apr 26, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@tiagomano: I've personally never owned anything by fox, purely because of the price. I've had a lot of problems with a monarch plus, needing multiple rebuilds in the first six months. Everything else I've had from rs has been faultless, except for needing too frequent lowers services. Most unreliable fork I've had was a marzo 55, but it also had the best action when working.
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2016 at 2:21
Apr 26, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
Sorry just to clarify my second paragraph. I mean Fox is not discounted because they want to maintain exclusivity. Waki's ohlins comment is good evidence of that actually. Of course that stuff costs more than Fox to manufacture.
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2016 at 2:18
Apr 26, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@tiagomano: Fox is all made in Taiwan. I believe even the dampers are now made in Taiwan, not just the chassis. The reason is because they want to maintain exclusivity and rockshox are going for the flooding approach. I like the 36 and it is a bit better quality than any rockshox fork I've seen. Not twice as good though. To be honest, it's the gold colour i like. I was planning to get a marzocchi 350 with brown legs until they went tits up.
jaame mikekazimer's article
Apr 25, 2016 at 23:09
Apr 25, 2016
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@WAKIdesigns: exactly that buddy. I'd rather get a 36 but they are just so bloody expensive. You'd think the legs were actual gold
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