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powderturns mmatthews's article
Dec 13, 2014 at 11:38
Dec 13, 2014
Mark Matthews Launches Online Fundraiser
separated shoulder in whistler. i got x-rays and sling at the clinic. I was US resident at the time, so had to pay out of pocket. cost? $187. oh, and i got a prescription for percocets then and there! best part was my friends dumping me there the going back to ride, at my insistence. the medical staff weren't too stoked about that actually... not to get political, but aspects of the canadian system suck too. mainly insanely long wait times, even to get a family doc now. 6 months in some places.
powderturns mattwragg's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 9:04
Dec 11, 2014
Altamont Capital Buys Fox Head - Pete Fox Rejoins the Firm
everyone in the bike community talks about mom and pop operations, supporting the little guy, buying local, etc, but the truth is now, a huge portion of the industry is in just a few hands, and much of it owned by private equity. wonder if we can expect further consolidation... or if the big guys will cut costs and force others out of business... e.g. can the industry really support 30 bike manufacturers?
powderturns RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 10:12
Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
personally I'm not fussed about the fork performance in the lowered setting - I'm mostly grinding out mindless logging/jeep/mining roads, which to me, is what a freeride bike is all about anyway, but I realize others may not share that interpretation (or terrain). but this is the first I've read that the dual's performance does not equal the solo's in the full travel setting. that bothers me. wonder if the new 36 talas also suffers like this.
powderturns laurenjenkins's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 11:50
Nov 24, 2014
Cam Cole Retires from International Racing
I like to believe that the best racers do eventually find their way to the top teams but I do wonder if some potential top guys slip through the cracks. Cam seemed on the cusp so while its a bummer to see him go, he seems pretty ok with it. Good on ya!
powderturns pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 5, 2014 at 13:02
Nov 5, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Climbing Help, Clipless Pedals for DH, Fender Questions
it's also interesting how long it's taken us to get to this latest generation of AM bikes, that have slack head angles and steep seat angles. the spesh enduro has had it for several years, but a lot more of the bikes seem to be going this way.
powderturns JordanCarr's article
Nov 5, 2014 at 11:27
Nov 5, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
everyone loves to bitch about price, but give it a few years and carbon will be affordable for the masses. we should thank the wealthy/techy early-adopters for financing this level of innovation. plus, we can buy their (barely) used stuff in a year or two for 60% off ;)
powderturns BigTimber's article
Oct 29, 2014 at 13:37
Oct 29, 2014
The Unofficial Cycling Code of Conduct
i went for a ride today on a borrowed bike and gear since I'm away from home. my kit: trashed switchblade helmet from 2002, troy lee pajama pants with flames, wool turtle neck, fleece scarf (it was cold), white sports socks, street style 5.10s, and leather work gloves. i had an awesome ride, and the dog didn't bitch once about my appearance ;)
powderturns mikelevy's article
Sep 28, 2014 at 8:49
Sep 28, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
forgive me for beating a dead horse, but if you can 3D print a car... http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/08/worlds-first-3d-printed-car-to-be-live-printed-assembled-during-imts-the-international-manufacturing-technology-show-2014-by-local-motors-cincinnati-incorporated-and-oak-ridge-national-laborator/
powderturns mikelevy's article
Sep 25, 2014 at 11:56
Sep 25, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
what is my bold claim? that this *might* be possible in the future? that costs will come down? people are already 3D printing bicycles. but for now, they're plastic. factories in taiwan 3D print the frames so the companies and designers can see a real life mockup before making the carbon moulds. the frames can be built up with a full set of components, fork, shock, crank, headset etc, but obviously you can't ride them. I'm starting to feel like a leper here, but I don't think any of this is totally outrageous. it's not like i'm suggesting bikes will have mini fusion reactors for power next year... (even better than e-bikes!)
powderturns mikelevy's article
Sep 25, 2014 at 10:13
Sep 25, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
how's this for a giant leap forward: airless tires. maybe not perfect now, but possible for the future? why not? http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Mission-to-Mars-Britek-Tires-Airless-Unstoppable,27015/iceman2058,94
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