RichardCunningham

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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 5:03
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Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
HAHA! Thanks, Now I know.Judging by the cartoon on the caliper, German horse flys must look a lot like mosquitoes.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 4:58
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Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Brits are an entirely new race? well that has to count for something.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 0:38
2 days
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Exactly karaknic, I think Avid was the first bike company to use through-bolts in one-piece calipers and that's where I first saw the comparative numbers. Where weight and space are considerations, through-bolts make sense.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 0:20
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Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
The best and the worst thing about people is always the same thing. The golden side of the Isle of Skinflint is that collectively, the UK (one of the strongest MTB markets) is driving down prices and pushing up quality for the rest of us. The roar of discontent is matched by the hum of CNC machines... at factories in the UK that are answering with more affordable products. BTW, "serial moaners" is the best phrase in this comment section. Cheers! RC
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 0:11
2 days
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Matt76^^^ I am with you on SRAM Guides, but worldwide, the majority vote is still Shimano XTR by a strong margin, so it earns the hot seat for this comparison spot.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 0:03
2 days
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Because XTR is the current mass-produced leader in technology, MSRP, and in the media, it makes sense in this case to make a direct comparison. I usually avoid name brand comparisons in reviews unless there is a clear and popular competitor that is in the same market niche and directed at similar customers. Both Cleg and Shimano XTR 9020 are high-performance trail brakes that one would expect to see on "cost is no object" AM/trail bikes.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 23:36
2 days
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Siffness is the reason why some one-piece calipers have through-bolts.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 23:21
Mar 21, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
Honda started small. The difference is that Mister Honda dedicated his company to making reliable and affordable things for working people. Honda got it then and they get it now. They are big, but their divisions have to stay on budget and make a profit. What is important is that Honda can make a profit on that CRF450. And they manufacture them in quantities comparible to the elite moxdels of larger bicycle brands. Specialized can charge as much as it wants for its stuff. There are plenty of $200 T-shirts in the mall to support the concept of a free market. Its fair game, however, to challenge the bike industry to adopt a more efficient business model and give its customers their money'e worth. Think about it. A carbon road bike and a carbon DH bike cost the same. But, somehow bike makers can give mountain bike customers a FOX 40 fork, a Cane Creek DB shock, Disc brakes, and a rear suspension mech for free? When asked, (I always ask) the answer always begins with, "You have no idea how much technology goes into a road bike..." As a matter of fact, I do. And, I think it's laughable. OK, $10,000 carbon T-shirts, I'm fine with that. Honda just makes the punch line hit harder still.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 22:58
Mar 21, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
Mini-Pinner^^^Tear down the engine and transsmission, lay out all the parts on a clean table and then explain to me how insignificant Honda's technology is compared to a comparably priced mountain bike. PB readers have beeen crying for over a decade just for a gearbox. Honda gives you the gearbox and throws in a reliable 14,000 RPM engine for free.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 13, 2015 at 0:33
Mar 13, 2015
Australian National DH Championships - Day One Practice
Kane says some riders are showing up today. We shall see.
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