miff

Long time MTBer. I swear I had an account on here from when I was a kid but alas this is it. Been riding/racing since 2001, mostly in Downhill.

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miff paulaston's article
Aug 28, 2015 at 19:21
Aug 28, 2015
miff mikelevy's article
Aug 27, 2015 at 3:34
Aug 27, 2015
First Look: Rose, USWE, BOS - Eurobike 2015
Not to mention it's more fiddly shit to lose/break/creak.
miff mikekazimer's article
Aug 25, 2015 at 18:55
Aug 25, 2015
New Bikes and Prototypes - Eurobike 2015
Stoked on gearboxes, still not sure about belt drive on an MTB though.
miff OneUpComponents's article
Aug 23, 2015 at 1:52
Aug 23, 2015
miff pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 22:30
Aug 17, 2015
Video: Canadian Open DH presented by iXS - Crankworx Whistler 2015
wow 20sec crowd noise on loop. Did you get the intern to do sound production?
miff paulaston's article
Aug 16, 2015 at 0:28
Aug 16, 2015
Spotted: OneUp's ultralight chain guide and 11-speed cassette - Crankworx Whistler, 2015
What I'm getting at is that there are *some* items that I truly can't reconcile the price of knowing how cheap they should be to produce. This particular item is one such item I'm hoping doesn't have an inflated sense of value.
miff paulaston's article
Aug 15, 2015 at 19:44
Aug 15, 2015
Spotted: OneUp's ultralight chain guide and 11-speed cassette - Crankworx Whistler, 2015
SRAM have been peddling proprietary bullshit for years. They are the Apple of the bike world.
miff paulaston's article
Aug 15, 2015 at 19:40
Aug 15, 2015
Spotted: OneUp's ultralight chain guide and 11-speed cassette - Crankworx Whistler, 2015
Yea I'm hoping it comes in under $50. The e13 XCX or whatever their tiny little chain guide is retails for $80+. It's outrageous for something I could 3d print and/or cut out at home for the cost of materials and basic tools. Granted, it wouldn't be anywhere near as pretty, but it would function for a fraction of the cost. With the price of CNC lathes and 3D printers at the moment I'm finding it difficult to reconcile how a chain guide, lets use any E13 as an example, can retail for $100-200. They are pretty low-tech plates of steel or aluminium stamped or milled likely dozens at a time with bits of plastic screwed to them. The material cost of these components is so incredibly low and I'm struggling to see how the manufacturing is difficult, expensive or time consuming. I understand that design may take time and then you have overheads like shipping and maybe patents etc but I'm still not seeing that value in a lot of these rather simple products.
miff paulaston's article
Aug 15, 2015 at 19:25
Aug 15, 2015
Spotted: OneUp's ultralight chain guide and 11-speed cassette - Crankworx Whistler, 2015
There's a green coloured end nut on the cassette. Could lend some weight to that theory?
miff mikelevy's article
Aug 12, 2015 at 0:02
Aug 12, 2015
Devinci's New Troy - Crankworx Whistler 2015
Colour: Hate Black The colour every mtb should be.
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