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scbullit36 vernonfelton's article
Mar 18, 2016 at 9:38
Mar 18, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 1
This article infuriates me. I don't live in an area that has many or any protected wilderness areas so I don't think any of my trails are in danger of getting banned BUT...some of the trails listed above are on my list of places I would like to ride. Pisgah!?!? I mean come on! NC is gaining some real ground as of late with some epic trails systems now they may get closed? This could be total ignorance and detrimental to the cause but...what happens if you ride in one of these wilderness areas? Are you chased down by a forest ranger on horseback? Does a helicopter follow you back to your vehicle? IF you do get caught, are you looking at jail time or a fine? Is anybody even policing it? I guess what I am saying is...if a bunch of duches start denying us access to our trails simply because they don't like us...F THEM! Solution, get fast, ride the once legal now banned trails, and try and catch me you d!ck$! Because...I could be dead or unable to ride a bike by the time a bill leveraging for riders rights passes through our worthless congress. Again, this could be ignorance on my part but...if someone started closing down my trails because they didn't like me? That is what I would be doing. Wouldn't stop me from riding on them...then I would just deal with the fallout after the fact...if I got caught. Man this article has me pi$$ed!
scbullit36 mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2016 at 11:20
Feb 22, 2016
Specialized Announces Demo 8 Alloy
Looking at it from a glass half full will certainly change the bike shops. If I am not mistaken, the bread and butter for most bike shops is parts and labor anyway. When a person who buys one of these direct sale bikes can't figure out how to put the front wheel or handlebar on the bike...or adjust the derailleur...where are they going to take it? Maybe the direct sale model could be good for the shops in the long run...they can wrap a 50 dollar bill around every bike that they build and not have to keep it in their shop generating overhead. Could be even better for he shops in the case of people who by frames and have no clue how to build or even source the correct parts for said frame. Shops could charge a consulting fee to source the parts for the bike...(in the event a customer wants to order parts on line)...or...the shop could order the parts and build the which case the shop makes out because the margin or parts is much better than the bike margin.
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scbullit36 the-rise's article
Jan 25, 2016 at 11:13
Jan 25, 2016
Two Days Left to Help Matt MacDuff 'Raise the Loop'
I hope we get a Review Bazooka recap on this epic loop after Matt totally crushes it! Get rad Matt!
scbullit36 JKSR's photo
Jan 7, 2016 at 7:10
Jan 7, 2016
That's what I have been hearing too. The only thing that has me kinda wigged out about that is...there was a sticker on the Fox shock on my Fury that said something to the effect of "Shock Tune XXXXX". I am just a bit afraid that GT and Fox collaborated on this bad boy to get the ultimate tune for the bikes leverage ratio and if I switch to the x2 I'll loose that. Maybe I wouldn't even notice the difference though. If I could put that x2 on it're right...that thing looks and sounds really promising.

scbullit36 JKSR's photo
Jan 5, 2016 at 13:21
Jan 5, 2016
Nice bike! Where did you get the ti spring and did you buy the same weight as the steel? I just bought one of these myself and was going to upgrade the spring. Looking for some advice.

scbullit36 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 3, 2016 at 7:14
Jan 3, 2016
Is This The World's First 'Crowd Designed' Bike?
I agree, especially if you compare the numbers. ARE the father! That being said I own a process and the geo is spot on so...I imagine this bike would be pretty sweet.
scbullit36 adamprice's article
Dec 14, 2015 at 6:45
Dec 14, 2015
December Online Deals
Personally, I have never been screwed by any online outfit and I do about 5-8K worth of business per year on line alone. I have however been screwed by local bike shops. Just one for example, I was trying to support my LBS so I brought a manitou circus fork in for a basic service (didn't buy the fork at the shop). I could have very easily just sent the fork out to Shockspital or any one of the service centers Manitou recommends. Shockspital would have charged me 130 for the service. All told with shipping it would have been 150 bucks. So I pull the fork off my bike, bring it to my LBS, it sits there for 2 weeks, then they call me and tell me they can't service it and it needs to be sent out. So, they ended up sending it to Shockspital anyway because there wasn't a wrench there who knew how to service the fork. So I had to wait another 2 weeks for it to be turned around at Shockspital. So 4 weeks later they call me to tell me its ready...and the service cost 170. So I paid a 20 dollar luxury tax so the shop could put it in a box...that shockspital provided. Another example, I went to a different lbs for some basics. Bought 4' of shifter cable housing, 4' of brake cable housing, 2 road brake cables, 2 shifter cables, 6 cable ends, about a dozen ferrules, and 2 standard 700c road bike tubes. The shop charged me 70 bucks! I literally almost left all the stuff on the counter and walked out. I could have purchased all that on line for 1/2 the cost after shipping! Maybe it is just shops in my area the end of the day I feel that shops in my area turn the screws to people who don't show loyalty to their store. I'm sure it is different state by state and country by country and there are some actual decent shops out there, they just don't seem to exist here. Frankly the "Fraternity" mentality is chasing customers away to big box stores or online shopping. Ultimately it will be to the demise of LBS.
scbullit36 adamprice's article
Dec 13, 2015 at 6:58
Dec 13, 2015
December Online Deals
That's a good point. Owning a shop is a challenging business for sure. Margins are super tight especially on bikes and at the end of the day you gotta put food on the table. The thing that is frustrating (to me anyway) is it seems like every time you go into a brick and mortar shop now a days to purchase's almost like you have to pay a luxury tax to do so. Saint cranks for example, Chain Reaction is selling them for 175 bucks for the 83 mm version without a chainring. If I strolled to my local shop to order them, A.) they wouldn't have them in stock, and B.) if the ordered them for me they would have no problem charging me 299. So by shopping local I have to pay a 125 dollar luxury tax and wait longer to have the part. Just like automation technology eliminated manufacturing jobs, it seems like the internet is making it tougher for small retail outfits to stay afloat. Not saying this is a good thing, believe me I like walking into shops to actually see the new gear in person and it is good to have them in a pinch but...anymore it seems like the only business model that could work for a shop is...carry no inventory other than the basics (cables, chain, brake pads, etc), tell your customers to buy all their stuff online, then have them bring the online goods into your shop and bill them labor to install said parts.
scbullit36 raceface's article
Dec 3, 2015 at 18:53
Dec 3, 2015
Contest: Who is Chester?
Hahaha! Remy dude your line are sick as hell! That latest Whistler edit you posted was crazy! The gap to the off camber root landing...dude...that was wild.
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