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mountainyj pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 7, 2016 at 20:29
Sep 7, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Shoes, Stems, and 180mm DH Bikes
Tr500 can be run in a 180mm travel setting with a 64 deg. head angle and 435mm stays if running 26" wheels...basically a TR250 in slack setting and mid stay length.
mountainyj natedh9's article
Aug 24, 2016 at 12:42
Aug 24, 2016
In Memoriam: Zarja ńĆernilogar
Simon from Hope also...rough year.
mountainyj pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 9, 2016 at 8:07
Aug 9, 2016
Vail Resorts Aquires Whistler Blackcomb
@leelau: that was 2006-2010. FIG bought Intrawest, then went public (2010). KSL bought those majority shares in 2012. The convoluted owner history of whistler doesn't really matter at this point. What matters is there's a new owner that, yes could possibly f*** everything up, or they could make huge improvements all over their North American resorts by learning from whistler. im personally hoping for the latter.
mountainyj pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 9, 2016 at 7:06
Aug 9, 2016
Vail Resorts Aquires Whistler Blackcomb
@SteveDekker: who was the majority after buying out Intrawest and taking over the management that's Vail. Anybody can go buy stock in whistler, doesn't mean you get to decide anything on how the hill is run. Unless vail decides to clean house and hire a bunch of new people, it's still the same managers who actually run the hill. But instead of having to work for a firm of rich dudes who aren't really in the ski industry. They work for a bunch of rich dudes who actually own ski hills now and for better or worse know how to run a high end resort. Seeing as they own, what, 12 now? Plus, any season pass you get to one of their other resorts, normally gets you minimum 5-10 days free at any other resort they own and with hotel benefits.
mountainyj pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 9, 2016 at 6:39
Aug 9, 2016
Vail Resorts Aquires Whistler Blackcomb
@SteveDekker: Nope, private equity that owned the majority share.
mountainyj pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 8, 2016 at 23:35
Aug 8, 2016
Vail Resorts Aquires Whistler Blackcomb
Soooo, Intrawest sold their remaining shares of Whistler in 2012 to a private equity group. How much has really improved at Whistler since then? Intrawest used to be significantly larger than Vail Corp. They had just as bad, if not worse reputation than Vail and are down to only a handful of resorts now, such as Steamboat and Winterpark. Both great parks, but ones that have also slowed down in progress over the last couple of years. If Vail can bring some growth into one of the many resorts they own and use Whistler as a prime example to learn off of, what's the problem? This has the potential to develop more quality bike parks in North America. Based on the premise of, don't ruin a good thing, you think they'd buy the crown jewel of resorts in North America and ruin it? They may be a giant corporation fueled by profit, but they also know how to effectively run a business. They've bought multiple ski hills in the last few years that were in reality struggling financially, and kept them going. Atleast Whistler is now owned by a ski corporation again and not a bunch of hedgefunders. Obviously it would be amazing if whistler was owned buy a bunch of shredders who happened to also be billionaires and new everything about how to run a business that pleased everybody, but we also don't live in a fantasy world.
mountainyj mikelevy's article
Jul 13, 2016 at 21:16
Jul 13, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@mikelevy: look at the rest of their tools also. Stuff is money, they're just more well known for the adjustable pliers.
mountainyj mikelevy's article
Jun 30, 2016 at 23:42
Jun 30, 2016
6 Tips for the Best Group Ride - Opinion
Keys never leave my vehicle in the first place when riding my bike. Always stashed outside of the cab first and then I lock it. As good as I've gotten at breaking into my truck, I still prefer not too. I also don't ride in Compton...
mountainyj RichardCunningham's article
May 28, 2016 at 21:24
May 28, 2016
Nino Schurter's Prototype Scott - XCO World Cup Round 3, La Bresse
Fairly common design. Yeti did it a long time ago with small carbon inserts on the seat stay. Cannondale uses it currently, as does giant. I believe salsa has in the past as well. For short travel bikes it works fine, especially with carbon construction getting better.
May 11, 2016 at 21:31
May 11, 2016

Maxxs High Roller II Pair *NEW

$115 USD
Pair of brand new never ridden Maxxis Highroller II tires. 27.5 x 2.4", 3C Maxx Compound, DH Casing.

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