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Posted in "Wooden Jumps. With pics"
Dec 9, 2013 at 9:18Dec 9, 2013
Dec 7, 2013 at 5:30Dec 7, 2013
DVO's Emerald Fork - The Journey From Concept to Reality
To anyone complaining about price, you don't understand marketing or are ignoring the obvious. The suspension market had an opening for a high end, premium quality and price offering. High volume, low price, low margin doesn't have to be everyone's business model. As long as the value is there, DVO will build a loyal customer base and has the opportunity to establish a premium brand that riders lust for but most will never have. The big 3 planted themselves firmly in the mid-market, DVO is filling the premium void. It may not fit your budget, but that doesn't mean its stupid. It's a rather smart business model, imho.
robwhynot radek's article
Dec 5, 2013 at 8:24Dec 5, 2013
Update: New Pinkbike Video Player Features
Agreed. And I like that they made it a personal setting and not a global rule.
Dec 1, 2013 at 6:47Dec 1, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Scared of Change?
I have, and several of my riding buddies have had time on various wheel sizes. The consensus is that the benefits between 26 and 27.5 are marginal and mostly gained "on the edge"… when you're really pushing it or the terrain is challenging. The rollover and cornering gains are more noticeable on a 29er (as is the slightly more sluggish steering response). Is there benefit? yes. Is it worth a couple grand in upgrade? Not for me, I'll just wait to inherit new tech when it is time for a new complete bike.
Nov 30, 2013 at 15:12Nov 30, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Scared of Change?
This is my exact concern. After several articles, reviews and shoot outs there is no compelling facts that show that the larger wheel sizes provide incremental gains in handling, traction or cornering proportionate to the huge cost of making the switch. Let's be honest, by the time you swap wheels and a fork, assuming your read end has the clearance to handle a larger wheel, you're a good way into covering the cost of a whole new bike. I get the benefits, but also understand from many sources that they are subtle, essentially unnoticeable to all but the most discerning cyclists. So is it worth a few grand to switch? nope. Btw, want an 11spd and larger wheels? forget about upgrading, you'll shell out 2x what it would cost to just get a new bike.
robwhynot JordanCarr's article
Nov 27, 2013 at 14:12Nov 27, 2013
Küat Sherpa Hitch Rack - Review
^^Agreed. I had a Thule hitch rack fail on the highway and Thule covered the damage without issue. It was a pleasant surprise.
robwhynot rachellefrazer's article
Nov 27, 2013 at 9:09Nov 27, 2013
LAST DAY TO VOTE: Specialized Photo of the Year Powered by SRAM - Five Minutes with the Finalists
Both of these finalists present stellar shots. but I still think Paris Gore should have at least been in the finals for his creative angle, use of natural light and impeccable timing to get this shot. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10087570/#top
robwhynot mattwragg's article
Nov 26, 2013 at 16:30Nov 26, 2013
First Look - Orbea Rallon
hahaha. haven't read a good banter like that in awhile, well done, ladies.
robwhynot brule's article
Nov 26, 2013 at 16:07Nov 26, 2013
Video: Snowscoot With Filip Polc
SnoScoots are actually tons of fun, very different from skiing or boarding and not really like riding a scooter either. I still think the North Legion SMX has the right concept with suspended dual rear skis
robwhynot longwheelie's article
Nov 23, 2013 at 5:55Nov 23, 2013
Legends of Retallack - Part One
Yep. I had a chance to ride with Tippie and Wade and it was a helluva good time. Great guys, really helpful and you learn so much just riding with them and watching their lines. I honestly thought Tippie may be a bit annoying after a whole day, but not at all, his good spirit is infectious and instead of being annoyed you just end up joining in on the corny jokes and endless laughter. I've never laughed the whole run down a trail until I had Tippie behind me cracking jokes the whole way (while I'm pinning it way out of my comfort zone just to keep him off his brakes). Riding with some of the Legends at such a spectacular venue would be an experience of a lifetime.