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orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Jun 25, 2016 at 18:12
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Ask Us Anything: Crankbrothers - Monday, June 27, 10:00 PST
Jason, Enve Composites has managed to attain an almost unassailable position as the brand within the industry possessing the perfect triad of branding image; exclusivity, desirability, performance. As is clearly evident from the comments here that is not an image that CB shares at present. I would be interested to find out why you chose to work with CB after Enve, and in particular if CB are considering composite wheelsets / rims.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Jun 21, 2016 at 19:58
Jun 21, 2016
What's the Story? - Opinion
King of (intellectual) Masturbation.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 11, 2016 at 14:12
Jun 11, 2016
YT Industries - UCI WC DH - Leogang Fantasy Contest
Men's: 1: Gwin 2: Jones 3: Minnaar Women's: 1: Atherton 2: Seagrave 3: Miller
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Jun 10, 2016 at 15:48
Jun 10, 2016
Pivot Switchblade - First Look
@jerrytek: Hi Jerry, The practicality of what you say is, of course, undeniable. We all find ourselves faced with choices over the frames and components that we buy and use; equally we know that new innovations become standard and that nothing is truly "future proof". I personally have learned this lesson and make my choices accordingly, which, to take an example is why I buy Novatec 4 in 1 hubs. Boost is not for me thanks. However, and this is important, there is also an undeniable and valid sense of frustration felt by consumers when things change. That "Who moved my cheese?", as the self help best seller said, moment leads to frustration that feels real. And, equally, the use of certain language in marketing material does tend to lead the consumer into believing that their purchase will "stand the test of time", be "everything you will ever need" or, in a recent article here on PB, be "future proof" (FSA modular crankset). http://www.pinkbike.com/news/fsa-launches-new-modular-cranks-first-look-2016.html While me may be gullible if we choose to believe it, it is, in the end, only the voices of disgruntled consumers who cry foul of the marketing departmemts' use of language in this minefield that will ever lead to those same marketing departments being more responsible in their claims. As I said before, Cannondale has been using proprietary components for years in many areas of its bikes and consumers are in no doubt about that. Bravo. Nice bike Pivot.
orientdave geebeebee's article
Jun 8, 2016 at 5:59
Jun 8, 2016
Your Essential Guide to Leogang DH World Cup 2016
"I guess you could say it's a once in a lifetime opportunity" Boom. That hit me. Inspiring stuff.
orientdave takosa56's photo
Jun 6, 2016 at 6:09
Jun 6, 2016
Nice! 浅間山でしょうか?

orientdave vernonfelton's article
Jun 2, 2016 at 16:32
Jun 2, 2016
Pivot Switchblade - First Look
@jerrytek: The problem isn't that everyone loses their shit when companies... "don't conform to standardized norms", the problem is not being able to continue to use components, hubs and possibly even frames if they have been marketed to users as being "future proof" and they subsequently turn out to be less than as advertised. If the industry gets itself sorted out and stops giving mixed messages, some of us would be more than grateful. Think the Cannondale approach to standards and marketing. Honest, open and successful.
orientdave ollyforster's article
May 31, 2016 at 21:41
May 31, 2016
Behind the Bike: Developing the XXL Santa Cruz V10
I am always happy to read educational articles on PB and this rates up there with one of the best I have read; an excellent grounding in the relationships between bar height, stack, reach, front and rear centre, stem length, offset etc etc etc. Fantastic stuff.
May 29, 2016 at 15:36
May 29, 2016
orientdave vernonfelton's article
May 27, 2016 at 4:03
May 27, 2016
Pivot Switchblade - First Look
Just about to rebuild my BFe for the same reasons!
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