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robwhynot intensecyclesusa's article
Apr 1, 2015 at 5:39
34 mins
Tracer T275C DVO Limited Edition
Nothing beats coil-sprung suspension. Air is way better, but it's not there yet (at least anything I've ridden, maybe the latest tech is closer to coil).
robwhynot intensecyclesusa's article
Mar 31, 2015 at 6:42
24 hours
Tracer T275C DVO Limited Edition
I love how the industry is slowly admitting that air shocks suck compared to coil after pushing their benefits for so long.
robwhynot paulaston's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 9:43
Mar 25, 2015
Giro Alpineduro - Review
Not all trails, but many are rideable. There are shared access trails that get a lot of foot traffic and the explosion of fat bikes helped keep trails rideable for most of the snow season. And we didn't get snow to speak of until February, so the first few months of winter were just blistering cold with light snow…
robwhynot paulaston's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 7:31
Mar 25, 2015
Giro Alpineduro - Review
@sam264… I think that's their complaint, those temps are what much of the northern hemisphere call Spring , not Winter (-10C was the highest temp we saw jan - mar this year. And no, not near the arctic circle, I'm talking Toronto.
robwhynot paulaston's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 9:51
Mar 24, 2015
Giro Alpineduro - Review
Just a thought: Maybe have a winter boot reviewed by someone who lives where they have a proper winter?
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 23, 2015 at 5:51
Mar 23, 2015
Video: The Bangers Tour Trailer
Drop-In, Euro style. Should be good!
robwhynot pivotcycles's article
Mar 23, 2015 at 5:47
Mar 23, 2015
Video: Eliot Jackson Tears up Queenstown
I thought they were prototyping something for him...
robwhynot pivotcycles's article
Mar 22, 2015 at 14:42
Mar 22, 2015
Video: Eliot Jackson Tears up Queenstown
Wicked. Where are the slippers???
robwhynot mikelevy's article
Mar 22, 2015 at 3:26
Mar 22, 2015
Bikefitting.com and Taokas - Taipei Show 2015
The bike fitting.com hardware just needs to be able to connect to a large db of bio sizing with some rather ample algorithms to help it select best fit (which could include some direct rider input on parameters and feedback from the actual biomechanics performance). Geeky, but pretty f'ing cool. I just can't see how to make the economics work unless an investor ponied up for the devices and simply had them leased to shops/teams.
robwhynot RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 4:22
Mar 21, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
The bicycle industry is still so young in comparison to auto and moto; the level of vertical integration and related cost savings will come when the market growth slows and the industry needs to look to other innovations to maintain revenues and profits. We're probably 20-30 yrs from that point in the industry life cycle. We're currently in the phase where there is sufficient organic market growth and techno "innovation" (relevant, valuable or not is arguable) to keep companies growing with opportunities for new entrants. Giant is arguably the leading edge of the industry life cycle (Spec, Pacific Cycles also in the pool), having grown, acquired, integrated and tapped various levels of market they have to look for cost reductions now and have the scale to do it… but the value is all going to be routed toward the mass consumer segment. We forget that we are a very small part of the bicycle market and, being premium/performance consumers there will always be a premium price on what we buy, regardless of vertical integration and branding. Ford makes a Focus, Mustang, Specialized makes a Hard Rock and an Enduro, The mustang and Enduro consumer will always pay more, the high volume is in the Focus' and Hard Rock's of the product line, so those lines will disproportionately see price savings as costs are reduced with the profitability of premium lines being protected through price increases instead of decreases. Some fringe benefit will be seen as the value of base premium models improves, a base Mustang is pretty cheap and has mostly generic stock components and still delivers terrific performance, whereas a Saleen model will be pimped out with Edelbrock FMS or Eibach springs or something similar.
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