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Bustacrimes OliCarter's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 5:12
Sep 19, 2017
A Nightmare on Dirt Street: Ben Deakin and Oli Carter Own the Night - Video
Try the Lezyne range. All outputs are genuine lumens (not Chinese BS lumens) and you wont burn down the garage!
Bustacrimes mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 5:09
Sep 19, 2017
X-Fusion's New Long-Travel 29er Fork - Interbike 2017
Its out there. Saw it on the X Fusion stand at Eurobike. Great fork, rode the proto version a few months back.
Bustacrimes mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 5:08
Sep 19, 2017
X-Fusion's New Long-Travel 29er Fork - Interbike 2017
Upgrade Bikes are the UK distributor. Great guys.
Bustacrimes pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 3:11
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@stefanfresh: already happened. Santa Cruz is owned by Pon Group. Pon are owned by Derbi. Derbi make motorbikes and scooters. As the future for petrol motors becomes increasingly cloudy, its no surprise these brands diversify. Its a shame they will bring their money hungry share holders with them, although in reality there are already some pretty ethically unsound companies making bikes. Ellesworth. As for the marketing waffle of a large non MTB company advising us how ¨we can all just get along¨ - excuse me if i dont drink that particular koolaid.
Bustacrimes pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 3:06
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@jrocksdh: Pink Bike sold out years ago when they stopped impartial product reviews and only focussed on the brands that spend serious advertising coin with them. What we are left with is a media gun for hire, willing to promote any idea or belief if they have enough dollars. Not surprised theyre riding the emtb buck for as much as they can wring out of it.
Bustacrimes pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 2:55
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@aaronfpeet: haha love it. Emtb is the bastard love child of MTB and MX, yet neither parent wants to take responsibility for the offspring. Despite 4/5+ years of the corporate media that surrounds mtb trying to legitamise the bastard.
Bustacrimes mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 2:43
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
Let bike people run bike companies, and accountants run banks. There is no middle ground. The best fun here is laughing at the kool aid drinkers on the latest piece of mass marketed "i really should have been born a roadie" crap
Bustacrimes revelco's article
Jul 17, 2017 at 2:57
Jul 17, 2017
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk - Raw 100 V3
cause it s all about the bike......shesh
Bustacrimes RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2017 at 5:44
Jul 14, 2017
From the Top: David Turner
hah love this. Put up a Turner interview and there is damn near universal praise and genuine love for the brand. Put up an Ellesworth and note the difference. Its nice that the PB forum sees the difference between genuine bike people and business people. We could do with more Turners and less BS.
Bustacrimes AJBarlas's article
May 5, 2017 at 3:51
May 5, 2017
Does Boost Spacing Really Make a Stronger Wheel?
Interesting read. From my understanding, the easiest way to get your head round it is this.......think of the wheel as a triangle. The hub is the base of the triangle, and the wider the hub, the stronger the triangle. Early 29ers had narrow based triangles, and were really really (dangerously!?) flexy. Now think what's happening in the majority of the industry. Why are we being pushed towards a 29er future....because a bike which can accommodate 29 can easily take 27.5 also. A Boost bike can run a 1x chainline with Boost cranks, no need for the wider DH cranks. A Boost frame (and chainline) can also accommodate Plus size tyres. So if we assume you can swap wheels and tyres to make a 29er a 27.5, or standard tyres can be swapped out for Plus size, we see the manufacturers actually need less models (so less stock needs to be held). While I appreciate swapping wheels, tyres etc will affect geometry/head angles (although the Pivot Switchblade comes with a headset cup to keep geo similar when switching from 29 to 27.5+) it's an easier solution for money driven manufacturers than having two frames, two different wheels standards, two different crank standards etc etc. I keep hearing within the trade that the Plus size wheel debate is going to die out once most frames become capable of incorporating a 2.6 standard tyre. Plus size frames will not be available, you buy a frame capable of taking up to 2.6 (the biggest plus size standard seems to be not much bigger at 3.0) and if you want fatter you buy a full fat bike. Again, the need for a Plus size and standard frame to be stacked is removed. So, in short, the trade is going this way. The need to stiffen 29er wheels was real. The need for these companies to increase their turnover every year is real. The market can be led through clever marketing and product reviews to wherever they want to take it. And this seems the logical conclusion. It satisfies their desire to streamline their operations and reduce stock keeping units. This reduces warehousing, which reduces their costs. I would also say we won't see any benefit from their savings, that goes to the share holders. So a future of 29/27.5 compatible,plus or standard tyre compatible frames is coming next. Plus size will die out and be absorbed by 2.6" tyres. Boost will become the industry standard (which is a shame, as Super Boost Plus 157 makes more sense in the long run, but requires carbon forming most companies can't achieve with out significant investment.) Every company that can't afford the new machining costs etc will struggle - which is an additional benefit for the big companies as they win market share.
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