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Nov 29, 2013 at 6:40Nov 29, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Scared of Change?
The only change that concerns me is PRICE. The sport I love has quite frankly become unaffordable, very quickly. When the MIDDLE is north of $4K, I have to turn and walk away from my LBS. Find a frame and start scouring the online deals for parts at reasonable prices. Warehouses are full of recent new unsold and rapidly depreciating tech, all over the globe. Success is measured against what is sacrificed to achieve it. Who cares if the new tech is better, if less and less people adopt it. The price/demand curves are scary....
sumskillz szczeki's article
Nov 22, 2013 at 6:58Nov 22, 2013
Video: Urban Freeride Is Not Dead - Jaws
a long travel suspension rig is not challenged on that terrain. ditto the rider. Tech evolution killed urban freeride.I want to see a DH rig on a steep mogul course at a ski resort. Anyone?....
sumskillz RichardCunningham's article
Nov 1, 2013 at 7:30Nov 1, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: How many Gears Do You Need?
It's November. I need an internal gearbox that can take an offroad pounding. One bombproof chain, two sprockets. Now when my cassette is full of mud, at best I get four gears anyways....its called "off road" for a reason....but all the equipment is designed for California in summer conditions....I ride a grit filled universe. Number of gears is the least of my concerns. Gimmie performance and durability.
sumskillz scottsecco's article
Oct 18, 2013 at 8:14Oct 18, 2013
Fails For Your Friday
Bromont Bridge...two decades of teaching you to pay attention even as your run is almost done. What is the saying, "most accidents happen close to home"
Jul 19, 2013 at 8:38Jul 19, 2013
Pinkbike Product Picks
the wear pattern is troubling. Looks like it is chunking instead of slow even wear.
sumskillz dart-bikes's article
Mar 14, 2013 at 15:05Mar 14, 2013
Contest: Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes
Dartmoor Sum This bike is the "sum" of all we learned developing all our bikes. or from a slang perspective: the bike allows you to do: sum-of-dis, sum-of-dat...
sumskillz Harlsta's photo
Feb 14, 2013 at 16:23Feb 14, 2013
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Jan 8, 2013 at 15:18Jan 8, 2013
Jan 8, 2013 at 7:42Jan 8, 2013
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Should You Support Your Local Bike Shop or Buy Online?
In my biking group, the used marketplace (hello Pinkbike!) is probably hurting the LBS more. Folks are finding lots of little used bikes at a huge discount from new. Ditto vanity builds from parts fetishists. Someone spent $4500+, you pick it up for $2200, its all good, even if ya gotta drive a few hundred kilometers. I use 4-5 LBS for suspension and drivetrain parts and service. Wheels, brakes, tires, I tend to buy online because the savings are so damn huge and they don't last long with all my crashes.