mikazooki mikekazimer's article
Jan 8, 2013 at 1:57Jan 8, 2013
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Should You Support Your Local Bike Shop or Buy Online?
I must say I have had friendlier and more helpful service from CRC. The guys in my LBS always make it seem like its an effort to talk to you. Even though CRC gets a lot of my coin (logging in reminds you of how many orders you've made) bricks and mortar stores get my patronage for complete bikes (for the whole fam) fork and shock servicing and the odd small item. If they showed any interest in me as a customer I'd look for more options to spend. Short of that, clicks, convenience and discounts will keep on winning...
mikazooki dylawn's article
Dec 18, 2012 at 1:54Dec 18, 2012
The Argument for Long Travel Bikes - Opinion
The two articles do address different points. I can see the reasoning behind both. My local trails can be ridden on either bike. They are gravity driven but include a mix of drops, jumps and rock gardens that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of different bikes. I recently added a big bike to my menu and love it. It took a while to start getting the most out of it, but it has done two things: 1. Given me confidence to hit things I wouldn't ordinarily have done, and 2. Allowed me to the read the trail differently and open up new lines that applies to long and short travel bikes. There is no doubt I am a better rider after getting some big bike experience.