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Apr 7, 2014 at 7:07
Apr 7, 2014

Shechter Damien Elite 8 String

$400 GPB
Selling or trading my 8 string because I don't use it as much as I should. Its in perfect condition and sounds amazing. Google for info and demo vids. I'd prefer cash but will consider trades. Im looking for a .22 PCP air or rimfire rifle, so if you have something to trade hit me up. Bike related trades welcome too.

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querhoch RichardCunningham's article
Feb 4, 2014 at 4:37
Feb 4, 2014
To the Point - Kirk Pacenti on 27.5-inch Wheels
So now we've reached the point where MTB is a mainstream sport, or at least, the bikes are available to everybody, everywhere. Where, in the past the market was limited to maybe a million riders worldwide, now its tens of millions, maybe more. The money men have realized that bikes are now objects of desire and people will spend a grand more than they have to in order to get the best looking bike they can. They might not need the latest gear gadget, but they will buy it anyway, and then come on sites like this one to show it off. It’s become a fetish among a certain demographic to have the lightest bike, and if that means replacing a minor component at a cost of hundreds of pounds in order to save a few grams they will do it. The same goes of DH riders having the newest forks and brakes. There’s nothing wrong with the old ones, but these ones are NEW! If you don’t have the NEW! ones, you’re not a proper rider. And that’s the problem and the challenge we're facing. Do we really want something just because it’s new? Giant seems to think so. So does Specialized, among a few others. Before they wouldn’t have dared upset their target buyers, but now we're no longer the focus of their advertising. They no longer have to cater to our needs, they can create a wholly false need and there will be a demand for it simply because it’s NEW! and we will look like a bunch of reactionaries because we're not buying into the hype. They’re trying to make us feel that we're being left behind if we don’t buy their NEW! bikes, and that the sport will progress without us. All we can do is refuse to play and hope that this strategy fails in the long term. All the arguments in favour of 650b are bogus mumbo jumbo about how the bike 'feels' more stable and it 'responds' better. It’s all crap. There is no real benefit to bigger wheels to you and I, they’re only of benefit to the people who are trying to sell you them. So don’t buy them.
querhoch RichardCunningham's article
Feb 4, 2014 at 4:37
Feb 4, 2014
To the Point - Kirk Pacenti on 27.5-inch Wheels
It went like this. 30 years ago MTB was a niche sport, and one with a limited market. Bikes were of a muchness, with a few exceptions, and only a handful of riders were spending a lot of money. The main companies at the time, mindful of that market, created and developed products for their end users and anybody who tried to rock the boat with useless 'innovations' was quickly shut down or forced to rethink their product. 20 years ago things were a little different. High end DH and XC bikes were becoming more popular and the big manufacturers found that there was an increasing demand for high end bikes. In the beginning, spending over a grand on your bike was not only unheard of, it was practically impossible, nothing cost that much. Giant and Specialized started making weird looking full sussers and more and more of us were buying them, and it attracted more and more people to the sport. the image of a rider in full armour hammering down a mountain on a 1k+ full susser was an attractive one, then the likes of Bender and Napalm turned up with their enormous 12" travel huckers and it all went mad for a bit. You were nobody of you didn’t have a set of super monster Ts or Shivers on your oversized DH bike. It was a great time, and the NWD videos opened the market up further. Suddenly spending 2 or 3 grand on your bike was not only possible, it was pretty much demanded.
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