Jul 4, 2015 at 12:5310 hours
ENVE MTN Stem - Review
tobius, I'm don't understand all of your statement, but maybe my response here will help clarify. My statement "I'm a plus member because I like a portion of the content not because of anything else." was meant to say that I essentially donated/gave money to pinkbike because I like some of the content they produce (e.g. race coverage, product announcements, etc.) not because of whatever benefits one might get from being a "Plus" member. (I think Plus members get discounts on schwag and maybe some other various things like videos.) I do this because I it's important to support things one believes in not for the "cool" Plus logo. (note sarcasm about the cool logo.) Your statement: "But in the same was as you presume many people aren't plus because they're selfish, it's fair to imagine that many might see plus as just some premium bullshit for 'asshats' who want plus next to their name." & "How have you become plus by liking content and others must 'support' the site? What have I missed? " Response: I don't think a rational being, one that regularly uses this site, can say someone is an "asshat" for having a "Plus" next to them. I'm willing to be the majority of us don't do it for the logo, nor do we care if we had any recognition, and many like me would prefer not to have it, we do it to support the site. (There are of course a small number of exceptions to my statement.) So if someone is a non-plus member whom thinks "Plus" members are "asshats" for supporting a site they regularly use then it's reasonable to assume that non-plus member is selfish and (insert other negative adjective). If one regularly use the site then why would that person look down on others that want to help sustain it? (I think you can figure out some of the answers.) Also, I'm not saying that one has to be a Plus member. I am identifying that most people on here complaining about the price and talking shit about those that would buy said product also do not have a "Plus". As a result of this I'm making the assumption that these people do not support causes that don't directly and immediately impact/reward them. (I don't think the leap in my assumption is that large.) Let me clarify: non-plus members are NOT bad or selfish people, but there is a smaller subset of that group that is filled with selfish asshats. ;-) Look at the comments, many of them do not add any value, which would be fine if they were neutral, but they are not. Many are negative and bitter, e.g. dirtyknobbies comment "You're either A: A doctor/lawyer/ceo/equivalent white collar profession. B: Trust baby C: Still lives with Mom and Dad..." This kind of stuff makes people not want to participate. Maybe you're fine with that, but some of us would like better. Rant of why it's important to support websites: I occasionally read the comments for bike/product reviews and people claim that the reviews are biased. Well why would they be biased? Maybe because the content creators want/need to make a living? If you don't want biased reviews then help them make money without taking money from manufacturers. People have this notion that just because something is on the internet then it didn't cost anything to produce. If you have ever had your own website you know this is false and that content creation takes a lot of time and work in most cases. I do realize that not everyone has the financial means to support every site or cause they like, I certainly don't, but I don't begrudge those that do. Hope that helps! (edited to fix typo)
Jul 3, 2015 at 14:501 days
ENVE MTN Stem - Review
I don't spend a lot of time on pinkbike but after reading these comments I understand why other mtb forums rag on PB users. First off, none of you whiners have to buy it so quit complaining about the price and the people that might buy this. Second, some people care about supporting stuff that is not made in Asia. If I find something comparable but made in America, Canada, Europe, etc. then I'm probably going to buy that product. This is not always the case but the majority of the time. I've been poor a good part of my life and I still did it when I could because it's something I believe in. If you disagree then don't spend your money that way. Third, some people support innovation. Maybe someone else has done a carbon mtb stem but Enve doing carries some significance. (I bought OneUp components over many others, including US made because to me they were a big force behind the 1x10 w/ 42 movement.) One of the problems I see today is that people espouse these ideas or want certain things but they are not willing to be financially impacted or are greedy and only want what's best for oneself and f' everything else. It's not all about you, it's also about the dude down the street or the guy a couple towns over making a quality product for maybe a few bucks more. I don't see a pinkbike member "plus" next to most of you asshats whining which tells me you're probably a selfish prick that won't even support the site that allows you to voice your shitty malformed opinion. (I'm a plus member because I like a portion of the content not because of anything else.) (I'm on my cell so I apologize for any incomplete/incoherent statements not that it matters since I'm guessing this will be down voted into oblivion once the tards see it.)
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The 2016 UCI MTB Calendar
It would be great if we could get a few more races and if Red Bull could put up a few more cameras. Who's stuff besides RB do I need to buy to help fund this?
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The Wizard of Aus: Leogang WC Round 3 - Finals Photo Epic
Am I the only American (and native Californian) that doesn't really care for Gwin? (I'm happy he's riding a Spec., so I never have to worry about supporting one of the main companies he races for.)
Apr 18, 2015 at 15:15Apr 18, 2015
FOX, Novyparts, Lazer - Sea Otter 2015
I would like one of these levers as soon as it's available please. How do I get on the list? Thanks!
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Bell Built 2015: Semifinalists Announced
This cool of Bell and will be part of my decisions when buying products.
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Apr 10, 2015 at 11:20Apr 10, 2015
Interview: Rob Warner
I'm at work and have actual work to do so I can't read this at the moment but I'm going to state that this is the most excited I've ever been for a pinkbike article. I'm stoked that it looks like a long read too. Warner is the man!
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Jan 4, 2015 at 12:03Jan 4, 2015
Photo by Margus