millsr4

  • Member since May 24, 2010
  • 11 Followers
  • Bellingham , Washington
  • Male / 28

I raced bmx as a kid but didn't so much as touch a bike for over ten years. I found myself looking for a new outlet when it wasn't snowboard season, then I found mountain biking... there's no looking back now Wink

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millsr4 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 2, 2014 at 6:02
Sep 2, 2014
Video: Trail Hunter
Everyone should stay away from Bellingham... our trails suck in the summer and our mountains are flat with no snow in the winter...
millsr4 mikekazimer's article
Aug 28, 2014 at 7:33
Aug 28, 2014
Bell, 7mesh, Chris King - Eurobike 2014
I like how Bell is charging less than half as much for the MIPS addition than 661 is... right on!
millsr4 GiantBicycle's article
Aug 6, 2014 at 18:36
Aug 6, 2014
Videos: New Reign and Glory From Giant
But even though they are different companies they are owned by two brothers.
millsr4 keeganquiroz's article
Aug 4, 2014 at 20:36
Aug 4, 2014
Video: Jeff Herbertson - For Adventure's Sake
Yea it was! And we need more edits like this one with good tunes like The Dead!
millsr4 mikekazimer's article
Aug 4, 2014 at 7:24
Aug 4, 2014
Pit Stop: Enduro World Series Round 5 - Winter Park
Architects are the graphic designers of the construction industry. They both just come up something that "looks good" but have no idea how to make it a reality or if their fancy design will even work. Your talking about a completely different industry as well where its my personal opinion that in the manufacturing realm, for multiple reasons, the more you keep in house the better. I just see them as being more of "bike designers" rather than a proper bike manufacturers. Intense is a good example of an American company that does things right.
millsr4 mikekazimer's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 10:16
Jul 26, 2014
Pit Stop: Enduro World Series Round 5 - Winter Park
@nmpearson - yes their "designs" are done in house but by graphic designers not engineers. The engineering to make them safe bikes is done by an outsourced contractor and lets them know what changes need to be made to their original design. My source is myself since I live in WA not far from their facility in Ferndale and after graduating last spring with a manufacturing engineering degree I went and talked to Kyle when he invited me to their facility. In addition I now work at a local machine shop where we have quoted jobs for them but because they design for aesthetics with no thought about the manufacturing process there was no way we could meet their pricing requirements at our shop and I doubt many shops in this country could. They are great guys who do a lot for local riders and the riding scene but as a manufacturing company goes I don't have a ton of respect for them.
millsr4 mikekazimer's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 7:17
Jul 26, 2014
Pit Stop: Enduro World Series Round 5 - Winter Park
Well its a good looking bike from Transition I guess but unfortunately that's where it ends... they only design the aesthetics themselves. All of the engineering for their bikes is done over seas by their Asian manufacturer while the only people being employed in the USA are graphic designers and warehouse personnel. I'm all for local, made in the USA brands but can we really consider this one...? I too can't understand why everyone loves them...
millsr4 ThreadKiller's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 18:19
Jul 21, 2014
Results and Video: Oregon Enduro #3 - Cold Creek
well here in the US we try and not over compensate by using DH bikes on all mountain trails where not much travel is needed most of the time, hence 160mm is a big bike when your used to less or a hardtail. We love spandex?! I'm pretty sure we wear a lot less than most of the world! You should just go put on your nut hugger swimwear you Aussies love so much and quit talking...
millsr4 ChainReactionCycles's article
Jul 19, 2014 at 16:32
Jul 19, 2014
Video: Hope Factory Tour
m0ngy your a tool with that generic anti corporate comment. Some some of us enjoy seeing how things work behind the scenes of a quality manufacturing company, especially people like me where this truly is my passion. You should also keep in mind that this "marketing material" you speak so poorly of is for a smaller component company and not a giant that outsources to third world countries.
millsr4 ChainReactionCycles's article
Jul 18, 2014 at 7:39
Jul 18, 2014
Video: Hope Factory Tour
Dude I feel you there! I work at a aerospace machine shop up in B-ham doing a lot of this same stuff but some of it I only got a taste of in school, like automated production. I too have that same hope for one day... or at least work for one!
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