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tomoostv zion-i's photo
Apr 17, 2015 at 17:18
Apr 17, 2015
Nice whip, bud

Mar 29, 2015 at 11:44
Mar 29, 2015
tomoostv mikekazimer's article
Mar 20, 2015 at 17:22
Mar 20, 2015
Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger
jaame- Not sure if your comment was directed at me, but I cant see any other responses that it could be so - I bought the fuel at the beginning of last season, it was a leftover 2013 at my bike shop. I got a good deal on it because it was a 26" bike, (my personal way of "voting with my wallet"), unfortunately I had a date with a tree and snapped not only my brake caliper but my clavicle along with it in July, so the bike is still borderline brand new. Since then it seems everyone has voted 27.5 with their wallets. That was in July. If I'm understanding your point, I need to ride a bike with 27.5 wheels 15mm front and 142 rear end and an 11 speed rear cassette in order to have an opinion on the subject of bikes changing standards quickly? Talk about hypocrisy.
tomoostv mikekazimer's article
Mar 19, 2015 at 20:57
Mar 19, 2015
Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger
kubaner, I was merely stating that maybe we are reaching a point of minimizing returns. Things like disc brakes, and whether you want to agree with me or not, 1.5 head tubes. The whole point I was trying to make was that there is a reduction in the tech advancement despite the introduction of new reasons to buy frames, so you basically reinforced my point. Is it marketing? Yes. Is there science behind it? I am under the belief that yes, there is. Is it going to change the way we ride as in the early days? No. However maybe rather than look at your bike as outdated every season now, though you can keep it a few more years before it feels that way, the "advancements" being more minute mean your bike will ride like a new one for even longer! Overall I find not being as angry over the little things helps . Dont take it from me though, I'm just some trend setter that rides a 26" ALine, a 26" Trek Fuel with QR hubs, and has a first gen Sherman that is waiting to be mounted on that fuel and have some fun with er :)
tomoostv mikekazimer's article
Mar 19, 2015 at 19:11
Mar 19, 2015
Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger
Although I have seen a lot of progression in the sport given my relative young age when I first heard of this I was given a terrible feeling in my stomach. I even went so far as to checking the date, making the assumption that it was more likely that I slept for 2 weeks and we were actually already at April 1st. This feeling came from the fact that I could barely understand what sort of a difference these new "standards" could show us. Then as I thought I remember watching "strength in numbers" and Gee Atherton mentioning the changes being minute. Then Rachel discussing how racing does have a knock off effect on the rest of mountain biking. Progression, not only in how to ride, but also how to build bikes is not linear, especially considering how simple of a sport mountain biking really is. I will not claim to be an expert, but maybe we are reaching the point of minute returns? If so people buying new bikes can rejoice, as there will be much less major breakthroughs in mountain bike technology in the coming years as there have been in the decade past! ....Oh, wait...
tomoostv mikekazimer's article
Mar 19, 2015 at 19:10
Mar 19, 2015
Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger
It's difficult to put my finger on where the blame for the reaction of this new standard lies. To be truthful it seems the bike industry has lost all excitment in new technology. When hydraulic disc brakes first began gaining traction as a new part, there was excitment about it. It seemed to be an opportunity to drastically affect the handling and performance of a bike by changing just a single attribute of it however you could not use your v-brake mount suspension fork or frame. When Manitou began selling the sherman in a 6" travel form, people were either laughing at how long travel single crown forks would never take off, dismissing the component altogether, or (like me) absolutely stoked to get a fork that I could case huge doubles with and still click x-ups! Heads also turned when the 1.5, and later tapered headtube were introduced. That was another few years where if you didnt choose right you were destined to buy an outdated frame, lets not even start with 1" threaded going to 1 1/8 threadless.
tomoostv mikekazimer's article
Mar 18, 2015 at 8:31
Mar 18, 2015
SRAM Announces New Hub Standards - Boost 148 and 110
I laughed, then I checked my calendar. Nope, not April 1st. Gotta be kidding me.
tomoostv SKIGAN14's video
Mar 14, 2015 at 21:35
Mar 14, 2015
video
Looks unreal! Living just across the river from Detroit right now, this may just be doable to ride this summer if I take a long weekend. I will just need to find someone to go with.

tomoostv RichardCunningham's article
Mar 14, 2015 at 5:41
Mar 14, 2015
Aussie National DH Championships - Day Two Photo Gallery
You are terribly misinformed, Josh. Bender was riding when I started tracking the sport... 13 years ago, (you were still in diapers), and I don't recall him riding anything but Karpiel. Andreu was also with Kona for at least 2 or 3 year there, and he didnt leave due to broken frames.
tomoostv SteelCityMedia's article
Sep 13, 2013 at 21:59
Sep 13, 2013
This Is Peaty - Hafjell Track Walk with Matti Lehikoinen
Matti was such a great personality to have on the circuit, sucks that he's gone. Still remember when he broke both wrists in Canberra and they interviewed him while sedated, whatta guy :P
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