Sep 17, 2023 at 17:12Sep 17, 2023
CycleKrieg HayesPerformanceSystems's article
Sep 16, 2023 at 6:49Sep 16, 2023
Manitou Introduces New Mastodon Gen III Fork
Now that Levy has been kicked into the Pinkbike nether-region, does that mean that Pinkbike staff would be up for a fat bike field test? I have tourism board chomping at the bit to make that happen. If you are admin, let me know and we can work to make that happen.
CycleKrieg dariodigiulio's article
Aug 10, 2023 at 10:59Aug 10, 2023
Pinarello Releases New Dogma XC Hardtail
Never have a found myself finding violence to be the proper answer to an aesthetic choice, but man... someone needs a curb stomp.
CycleKrieg Peatys's article
Aug 7, 2023 at 8:34Aug 7, 2023
Peaty's Launch Holdfast Tool Wrap
@Peatys: I have the Granite strap and the the tool bag (Quiver) on a full squish bike (Hightower). The Quiver is supposed to be a saddle bag, but it works fine with their strap system. Additional Granite has a strap base that keeps the strap/bag from rubbing on the frame (got that too). There is even an offset one that allows for a water bottle to be mounted ( Portaledge XE ). B-Rad is a bit different, but it is possible to get long mounting bases that allows for shifted bottle or bag locations.
CycleKrieg viktorcsaszar's article
Aug 3, 2023 at 6:17Aug 3, 2023
Video: 'Perspective Kőszeg' Goes Behind the Scenes of a Grass Roots MTB Community
Oh hell no. If you talk to land managers that have to deal with illegal (pirate) trail building/riding, they will tell you that they are far less likely to approved legal trails for fear the legal trails won't solve the issue they have: illegal trails. (And they tend to right, because the same people who build illegal trails don't tend to stop when legal trails become available.) Illegal trails slow down, not speed up, legal trail construction. We now this because there places where trails were legal from day one. Those are the places that add a lot of new trails or new experiences regularly - and have for decades. Show me a place where the MTBers claim its only via illegal trails that they get to ride and I'll show you a place where the MTB community is unwilling to do the unsexy and hard work of dealing with the government process. As a trail advocate I see this all the time. The same people that claim "oh we have to have illegal trails" are the same people who won't show up for governmental meetings to get legal trails, they are the same people who won't help lobby for legal trails, they are the same people who won't be there for build days on legal trails, they are same people whine about legal trails being "sanitized", etc. Its not about legal trails, its about them just wanting to do things their way. Trespassing and vandalism (which illegal trail building is) doesn't make someone the next MLK, it makes them a dick.
CycleKrieg mikekazimer's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 14:25Aug 1, 2023
Velocio Launches New MTB Apparel Line
Hello Agrides - Some random thoughts. 1) I can't speak for everyone here, but I would gladly pay your prices and support you 100% if your products are made with natural materials (plant/animal fibers) and are sewn in democracies by people getting paid a living wage (#GTFOChina - and by extension #GTFOVietnam, #GTFOPakistan, etc.). 2) Base on what I typed above, there is a problem. A large part of your line is made with plastic, supposedly recycled plastic, but plastic nonetheless. My issue is stamping out items with 100% man-made fibers and then going "its great for the environment", because the molecules in that item are going to be around longer than 10 human lifespans. Even if I only buy what I need and take care of it for the rest of my time on earth, its still going hurt Mother Nature in the long run. 3) Looks like many items are "made" in the European Union, which is great. All hail our EU overlords. But where is your fabric being made? Is there some factory on a river bank in China pumping out supposed "environmentally friendly" fabrics that none of your staff has seen, which, in fact, is poisoning river dolphins? Again #GTFOChina for everything. 4) I like wool as a fabric. Its great for clothes. But, I also like animals. I like animals being treated with kindness and respect. (Even the animals I eat.) Where do those sheep for the wool live and has any of your staff verify its coming from where its supposed to be? DeMarchi makes similar items at less cost. If you don't care about "bike specific" Varusteleka makes great wool items and has an explicit #GTFOChina company policy. So what do you have that those places (and those like them) don't have?