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- Laguna Niguel , California
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Singletrack addict. 3hr all mountain rides.
throttlemire mattwragg's article
Mar 6, 2014 at 20:22Mar 6, 2014
Opinion: Why the Mountain Bike Industry Isn't Going To Listen To You
Anyone who thinks the "industry" is forcing any technology is naive and clueless. Take the wheel size conspiracy. It didn't start with "industry" it started with outsiders - upstarts - obsessed enthusiasts. They went with the idea and people tried it, liked it and then demanded it from the "industry." Ask Santa Cruz. They were going to update the TRC with 26" wheels, but they had so many calls asking for 27.5" they would have been stupid not to make it in that size. It's the consumers who drive the innovation, demand and ultimately the increase in price of products. Specialized is the epitome of "industry" and they were late to 29ers and late to 27.5. Doesn't look like forcing new technology to me. We want faster, lighter, stronger, better, etc. The industry responds, but it drives up the price year after year. The next bitch fest will be centered around electronics - suspension, drive train or whatever. It's already here - Zesty uses electronics to control the suspension. Companies are bastardizing bikes with electric motors. As others have said, the best way to influence "industry" is with your wallet.
throttlemire dylawn's article
Feb 27, 2014 at 10:07Feb 27, 2014
Life In The Loops - Being A Bum
@robito: Sorry, but you're wrong on this one. I have not had health insurance for seven years. I'm way healthier than most people who have health insurance. Instead of paying high premiums, I buy high-quality food, ride often and enjoy my family and friends to keep me healthy. We've been conditioned to believe we need health insurance, but when you're sick a doctor is going to give you toxic drugs 9 out of 10 times that won't cure you. Also, 87% of health care spending is in the last 10 years of life!! This article is about quality of life. He has found it riding his bike which surrounds him with positive people and has even made him a healthier person by eating right, doing yoga and smiling a lot! Of course having money is great, but if chasing the $$ gives you a terrible quality of life, then it's not worth it. Everyone needs to find what works for them.
throttlemire RichardCunningham's article
Feb 3, 2014 at 9:01Feb 3, 2014
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Reviewed
Had mine for a month and came off a Carbine 275. I waited two months to get mine (another two month wait for the Stealth color). Worth the wait and every penny. VPP is solid, but this version of DW is on a whole other level. Bike does everything better with less effort and more speed. RC got it right with riders paying for progression with their own flesh and blood. I stacked pretty hard last week, going down on my face. This bike is so fast that a full face helmet seems like a good idea! It climbs so well having a XC bike seems like a waste of money. I know some of the geo numbers look off, but it all comes together on the trail.
throttlemire mikekazimer's article
Jan 27, 2014 at 10:20Jan 27, 2014
Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 - Review
I went from a CTD shock and now have the Float X. YOu can't compare the two. I almost gave up on Fox (I did on their forks), but the Float X is amazing. Also, it plays very nice with a Pike on a Mach6.
Added 9 photos to Carbine
Jan 26, 2014 at 7:40Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014 at 7:39Jan 26, 2014
2013 Medium Intense Carbine 275 MTB. Wheels are 27.5/650b. I just got a new bike and transferred many new parts to this bike, listed below. Normal wear and tear. No cracks, dents or structural damage. 2011 Fox Van 160mm Kashima 36 fork. Fork will come with two extra springs. (scratch on right stanchion) 2013 Fox CTD (with trail adjust) shock with Kashima (travel is 5.5" or 6") Brand New Shimano XT front brake Brand New 180mm front rotor Brand New front brake pads Brand New Grips Brand New Truvativ Stem Brand New 11-36 10sp Shimano Cassette Brand New Shimano XT rear brake Brand New 160mm rear rotor Brand New rear brake pads Brand New Kenda Honey Badger rear tire Near Brand New Continental Trail King front tire (two rides, still has whiskers) KMC chain one month old Easton Carbon Havoc Bar XT 10spd Shifter XTR Shadow Plus RD Stans Flow EX wheels with Stans HD hubs (excellent condition) Truvativ Noir Carbon Cranks Wolf Thick/Thin 32 Chain ring MRP Chain Guide Crank Brothers Joplin 4 dropper post WTB Volt Saddle Chris King Headset SRAM Bottom Bracket Bike is ready to rip. Serious offers only please. $100 to ship. Thanks.
throttlemire scottsecco's article
Jan 7, 2014 at 16:17Jan 7, 2014
Pinkbike's 50 Most Viewed Photos of 2013
Cool to see a Laguna Beach trail make it. PGs is no joke and only a handful attempt it. All the trails are prime right now and it's been short sleeve weather for weeks. We are spoiled.
Jan 5, 2014 at 13:43Jan 5, 2014
Pinkbike Gear Awards - The Winners
Specialized sure does spend a lot on advertising and I'm sure that played a part. 29ers seem to make average riders better, but don't do much for advanced riders. 2014 will be the year of 27.5 bikes.
Jan 5, 2014 at 13:38Jan 5, 2014
Pinkbike Gear Awards - The Winners
Running the Wolf ring and dropped chain twice so had to put on a guide. Weird how they work for some and not others.
Dec 30, 2013 at 11:08Dec 30, 2013
Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1- Review
I really like the idea of a plush and active fork that is stiff. So why can't Cannondale put this technology into a 32mm stanchion conventional fork (two legs) that will be as stiff as a 40mm and light as a 36mm?