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sino428 raceface's article
Apr 21, 2014 at 14:58
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Race Face's President Purchases Easton Cycling
They are very strong in the slow pitch market as well. Thats what I play now and I'd say they definitely have a good portion of the market share. Definitely the most common bats for slow pitch as well. And like I said, to me the reason is simple. The stuff just performs the best. I've tried Demarini's, Worth's, Miken's etc and while they are good, they just never matched Easton IMO.
sino428 raceface's article
Apr 21, 2014 at 14:04
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Race Face's President Purchases Easton Cycling
Even if he was president of BRG sports, a transaction like this would not be uncommon. When a larger company wants to divest a business unit, its not at all out of the ordinary for some executives/employees from the company who work closely with the unit purchase it. He of course would not be the one negotiating the deal from BRG's side, someone else would, but it's wouldn't be weird if it did happen.
sino428 raceface's article
Apr 21, 2014 at 13:58
2 days
Race Face's President Purchases Easton Cycling
Easton pretty much owns the non-wood baseball and softball bat market don't they? I know there are other brands that make good bats but Easton has by far the most market share right? I haven't used anything but an Easton bat since I was 15, playing baseball and then softball since. I've tried others but Easton always perform the best.
sino428 raceface's article
Apr 21, 2014 at 13:54
2 days
Race Face's President Purchases Easton Cycling
I think he meant Enve has the monopoly on aftermarket carbon wheels, not all wheels. I'm still have no idea if its accurate to say that, but it makes more sense that way.
sino428 mdelorme's article
Apr 18, 2014 at 20:31
Apr 18, 2014
A New World Beginning - Enduro World Series, Round 1
I'm not sure why dbox is getting all the negative props. All we hear about is how Enduro is "all mountain" riding. Last I checked the "all" in "all moutain" includes the uphill sections. With the said, I have no problem with the way Enduro is set up now. I just think people need to stop calling it an all mountain race. Its not unless you time the uphills. The way its constituted now, its an endurance gravity race. The uphills simply tire the rider out for the timed downhills. Climbing skill is not rewarded at all in Enduro.
sino428 natedh9's article
Apr 14, 2014 at 5:19
Apr 14, 2014
Finals Photo Epic - Pietermaritzburg DH World Cup 1
Great to be back watching DH after a long offseason but I still am not a fan of that PMB track. Although the changes sliced things up a bit, as a fan it's just kind of boring. It's also hard I think to draw a ton of conclusions from the race since the track is such an outlier in terms of the rest of the circuit and you had guys riding all different kinds of bikes and weird one off-type setups and such. Still a lot to be sorted out one these guys hit the tougher tracks and everyone's back on the DH bikes.
sino428 natedh9's article
Apr 14, 2014 at 5:10
Apr 14, 2014
Finals Photo Epic - Pietermaritzburg DH World Cup 1
Just because Gwin may not be comfortable on the Demo doesn't mean it's a bad bike. It just means that it might not be what suits Gwin. Every bike is a little different and mort top riders can adjust to any good bike. It might just take time. You could see lat season by the frame size changes and then the eventual switch to the most famous (short) chainstays in the world, that he was still adjusting to the bike well into the season.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 7:49
Apr 11, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 - Qualifications
It's always hard to analyze and read to much into qualifying results because all we see is a sheets of times with no unsure into the actual runs. You see Gee or Hill 6-8 seconds back but have no idea why. Was it a clean run and they were just slow? Were they on killer fast runs and just had a bobble or small Hang up? Who knows.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
Apr 10, 2014 at 19:08
Apr 10, 2014
First Look: New AG-1 Lock-On Grips From ODI - Sea Otter 2014
I remember having something called Jive Nuts on my BMX bikes back in the early 90's.
sino428 natedh9's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 19:45
Apr 9, 2014
Track Walk - Pietermaritzburg DH World Cup 1
I don't think it is correct to say that Enduro racing has a 'greater proportion' of downhill sections. Its actually pretty much all downhill. Yes the riders have to climb, but its not timed. If you are not timing the climbs, or in some cases even taking a lift back up between stages, then to me thats not part of the 'race'. Its just a way to make the riders tired before hitting the downhills. Thats why when people refer to Enduro as an 'all mountain' discipline I think it can be confusing to people. Its doesn't really test all around bike skills. A good climber is not going to gain any advantage since its not timed. It really just tests downhill skills along with endurance. Thats why you see alot of the top downhill guys make the transition to Enduro and have success pretty easily.
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