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kootenaybikes ryann's article
Feb 5, 2014 at 12:07Feb 5, 2014
Video: Lil Shredder Bodhi Kuhn
Right on Bodhi, nice style little man!
kootenaybikes aidan-horn's photo
Jan 8, 2014 at 18:46Jan 8, 2014
kootenaybikes mikekazimer's article
Jan 8, 2014 at 16:03Jan 8, 2014
Suntour RUX - Review
Interesting to hear about the issues with the axle. I built up a new Giant with a Suntour fork the other day. Hard to tell if their 20 mm is the same as the 15 mm I was working on but the 15 is indeed sketchy IMO. The expanding red portion got stuck either fully in (therefore offering no resistance to the axle sliding out) and then had multiple issues with it only expanding half way out and therefore giving only half the contact with the dropout that it was supposed to. Seems unnecessarily complicated and prone to malfunction to me.
Dec 14, 2013 at 10:36Dec 14, 2013
Online Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Axxe and Dagigseat you obvioiusly need to find better bike shops. Lazy does not enter into the equation here. We have loyalty discounts, free labour on new bikes, customer appreciation events, spend a shitload of money and time running local races, DJ comps etc, treat the trailbuilders like gods, spend time on the trails ourselves, install purchased parts for free and warranty them for you when they break, call you when your forks been recalled, take pity with a cost deal when replacing that bike you drove into the garage, maintain trail status information bulletins..... I could go on. If you are a fully certified mechanic and do all your own work, warranty processing etc, ride trails that you build yourself, have all the riding buddies you are ever going to need, then maybe you can survive without an LBS. For most people, they're awfully convenient though and cycling will not thrive without one in your community. If that happens to enough communities then the industry will shrink to the point where your online prices are the same as what you would pay at a your local shop. I don't expect someone to pay an exorbitant extra price to buy local but I do get upset when folks walk into my shop with an online purchase they expect me to install if they haven't even bothered to ask me what price I could do it for.
Dec 13, 2013 at 14:34Dec 13, 2013
Online Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Buy local. Keep your money in your community or there will be none left. Simple.
Nov 30, 2013 at 9:46Nov 30, 2013
Black Friday - Online Deals
Support your LBS when you can. Understand that the distribution is screwed and they often pay as much for the products you see on line than the advertised price. Shame on Pinkbike for promoting this type of behavior. The world needs less oligopolies. If you don't know what that is or why, then you should look it up.
kootenaybikes springsproject's article
Nov 19, 2013 at 13:39Nov 19, 2013
Video: Livin' Well in the Swell
Just got back from Moab. Lots of new great trails making a very worthy destination out of an over-hyped one. IMO
kootenaybikes SramMedia's article
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:47Aug 2, 2013
SRAM X01 Drivetrain
Type 2 rear derailleurs cause a sensible clunk as the cage breaks over the resistance barrier when the chain grows through suspension travel. I've been setting up people on brand new bikes for a sag test, had them push on the suspension and have only been able to get rid of the mystery clunk by locking off the cage. Add a few rides and some dust in there and it often gets worse.
kootenaybikes mikelevy's article
Jul 22, 2013 at 9:37Jul 22, 2013
Nukeproof Pulse - Review
I don't care how it performs, I wouldn't buy a bike from a gigantic international web-based bike store on principle alone.