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schwaaa31 eivomedia's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 13:08
Feb 15, 2015
Video: NZ National DH Champs 2015
So Brannigan was hitting that step up like that in all? Damn. The one shot from behind, he looks like he does a bit of a head banger on the landing. That dudes nuts.
schwaaa31 eivomedia's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 10:10
Feb 15, 2015
Video: NZ National DH Champs 2015
And the speed they carry through that off camber stuff is straight bananas
schwaaa31 eivomedia's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 6:42
Feb 15, 2015
Video: NZ National DH Champs 2015
Brannigans step up at the end...wow
schwaaa31 mikekazimer's article
Feb 10, 2015 at 4:35
Feb 10, 2015
Norco Range C 7.2 - Review
Oh wow. At 6'2", I wou definitely need an XL. Thank you.
schwaaa31 mikekazimer's article
Feb 9, 2015 at 12:04
Feb 9, 2015
Norco Range C 7.2 - Review
eriksaun, you said you upsized to an XL. How tall are you?
schwaaa31 rachellefrazer's article
Feb 6, 2015 at 9:07
Feb 6, 2015
February Online Deals
Ride a NS Fuzz before you make that assumption. They are insanely nice DH bikes. thats a great deal.
schwaaa31 YTIndustries's article
Feb 5, 2015 at 9:17
Feb 5, 2015
YT Bikes Are Now Available in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
This is from the YT thread on ridemonkey. Yikes. Not a good look for YT. Get everyone excited about cheap, sweet bikes, then, here, let me pull that rug out from under you. So YT just hiked their prices across their whole bike line in the US. The base model aluminum Capra is no longer $2899, it is now $3564. The base model aluminum Tues has recieved the same increase. Then add another $150 for shipping. That's a price increase of fucking 20%. Not insignicant. The rate of increase goes up in the higher end models. This is a real shame. It seems like have hiked their prices in the US to increase margins when they have been more than succesful in the Euro market at a lower price point. I was interested in the base Capra, but now I can confidently say YT will not be getting my business. After a 20% increase it is simply too steep for my financial situation, i'll keep my 8 year old frame.
schwaaa31 YTIndustries's article
Feb 3, 2015 at 8:25
Feb 3, 2015
YT Bikes Are Now Available in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
YT seems to have a business model that's working pretty well for them. I just don't see why they'd start selling through a distributor when they don't need to. One less hassle, less money for the consumer and yes, more money in their pockets. As far as competing with the big companies, if the interest on this thread alone is any indication, I think they'll compete just fine. I know they have my attention. I appreciate your passion for the industry and small shops. I think we can just agree to disagree. I don't see the direct selling companies putting shops out of business, but I could be 100% wrong.
schwaaa31 YTIndustries's article
Feb 3, 2015 at 4:19
Feb 3, 2015
YT Bikes Are Now Available in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
Well then, what exactly IS your idea of a solution? Should YT stop doing business because they don't sell to distributors or shops? Should there be a law against selling direct? Or are you saying people shouldn't buy from direct sellers? That isn't going to happen. No way, no how. Believe it or not, the guys that work for YT, Canyon etc. have bills to pay and mouths to feed too.
schwaaa31 YTIndustries's article
Feb 2, 2015 at 10:15
Feb 2, 2015
YT Bikes Are Now Available in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
CollieLaxer, you've proven yourself miserable and insane over and over in this thread, but this one takes the cake. "The pricing for mountain biking is NOT absurd" Give me a fuckin break. I'm not a 12 year old spoon fed brat. I'm a 41 year old father of 2. I buy 90% of my mtb stuff online and almost always I buy last years frames and parts at blowout prices. Would I buy them at my LBS if they offered those deal? Hell yes. Do they even come close? Hell no. I just simply can't afford to pay $1800 for a Marzocchi 380 Ti at my shop, when I can get it online for $800. Could I get the next model down for $100 from my LBS? Yes. But why in the world would I? I support my local mtb scene as much as they do. Probably more so. But you're right about one thing, there are plenty of affordable bikes out there, just not at my LBS. I was always under the impression that shops (my local shop anyway) made their money off the families that come in and buy 2 hybrid bike path cruisers and 2 kids bikes. And then again when they come in to have a flat fixed or their cables tightened. I was told they make very little off of high end bikes and parts. And I'm a small business owner for almost 20 years. In our business, the landscape has changed many many times. Unless you can change it when things are going south, you adapt and continue on the best you can. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think there will always be a place for the LBS. They just have to adapt.
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