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Deanosuar nr22's article
Aug 12, 2019 at 15:09
Aug 12, 2019
First Ride: Giant's 2020 Reign E+ Wants to Go Big
@highfivenwhiteguy: In my view, the dude you are referring to is the ONE dude whos allowed in my book. Thanks to him we get to enjoy (without being too obvious) the furious stream and lion hill trials lol. He has more than earned it and should not be considered amongst the general eMTB population. That said, I saw some other guy yesterday going up master clank on an eMTB. Whats the protocol there? Should people be saying something? does "motorized" mean no eMTBs bc the signs clearly say that? Whats the enforcement mechanism here?
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Deanosuar mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 12:53
Apr 17, 2019
First Look: Push Unveils HC97 RockShox Charger Damper Upgrade
Big +1 on Push coming up w/ their own chassis. Id imagine theyd have to price it just above the top end Lyric or 36 bc if the total cost to Push on internals is say $500, then and I cant imagine a chassis would take more than $500 to manufacture, then you can mark up to say $1200-1300. Thats WAY more consumable than $1000 (Lyric) + $400 (coils) + $300 (damper). For the same result youre out the door at nearly a third less the total cost. I mean these costs are obvs just guesses and idk about optimal pricing in this industry but given the performance and near legend status theyve built, why not capture that market share thats just standing there...
Deanosuar sarahmoore's article
Apr 10, 2019 at 19:29
Apr 10, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
@friendlyfoe: yeah I can agree with that. I’m just saying they aren’t the cause of problem but no doubt they sure aren't creating viable pathways for a community to better itself after the fact. If that should happen it happens in spite of WM
Deanosuar sarahmoore's article
Apr 10, 2019 at 14:13
Apr 10, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
@friendlyfoe: i think your timeline of events and the macro scale at which youre looking at this problem is a little off base. Q: why do people shop at walmart? simply put prices are low. WM has a strong hold on low income communities but the question shouldnt be if they (WM) created that community but moreover what caused those communities to become WM consumers. WM is nothing more than a point of sale business w/ a big ass supply chain and sales is far from the only job category in a community. The reality is you have various manufacturing and services that have left communities bc they can be done more cheaply, or at greater scale ect than the original source community. What youre really driving at is skill specialization impacts over time. In the US for instance, we are simply undergoing the growing pains of changes in the specialization of labor. The unfortunate reality is that certain skilled jobs are no longer viewed as valuable or traditional companies failed to innovate and keep pace with competition but you cant stop technological evolution. I mean we arent going to not replace the cotton gin or the printing press bc it put people out of work (maybe not the greatest of examples but you get my point). So WM is simply just taking advantage of a market opportunity of a customer demographic they know very well. You would do the same given their position. To me, the issue doesnt reside in large corporations being evil overlords bent on enslaving a community (an attractive narrative that sells but isnt the reality), but simply that people are unable to react to skill changes in a community quickly enough or are unable to relocate to places where livable income jobs are available. So who or what is really at fault here? Now thats a complicated question with even more complicated solutions.
Deanosuar sarahmoore's article
Apr 10, 2019 at 13:43
Apr 10, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
@loopie: what exactly doesnt feel right? they are a hyper successful business who has a killer problem solving methodology that they apply at scale. i realize its in vogue to say an entity who is large must be evil but i dont think thats aligned with reality here. the business model simply works really really well...
Deanosuar pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 20, 2019 at 20:41
Feb 20, 2019
Video: Josh Bryceland on Switching to Cannondale, the State of DH Racing, & More
@Svinyard: ditto here. Just ordered the Deity high side 760s 50mm on Sunday bc i feel that a higher riding position won’t tire me out as much and will give me a more playful ride on the trail. I’m 6’ on a large insurgent but never felt like the position was right. I wonder if it’s due to having a BMX background. Anybody else feeling that?
Deanosuar RideEXT's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 15:23
Dec 5, 2018
EXT Racing Shox Updates Custom Tuned Coil Offerings for 2019
I have not but I think it’s great news regardless. $1200 pretax is a big pill to swallow for a Push so hopefully a $900 quality competitor like EXT will create more competition and either drive prices down or Push releases something at this price point. Either way, we all win.
Deanosuar brianpark's article
Nov 17, 2018 at 9:21
Nov 17, 2018
Pinkbike's Development Team Is Hiring
And full buy sell functionality on mobile would be nice
Deanosuar pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 2, 2018 at 12:02
Aug 2, 2018
American Tariffs on Chinese-Made Goods Threaten to Increase Prices for the US Bike Industry
@DH-Angel: We've reached full employment so we are due for a natural economic reset. Plus add in that a whole ton of other indicators are showing recession as well means that GNP (and I hope youre referring to it in % change terms and not raw total $$$) doesnt mean anything. AND add in the expected effects of Quantitative Tightening starting to trickle down starting a few months ago and will continue for at least a year or two and you have yourself a recipe for one major cluster F#@K for the lower income demographics in our economy. You guys think bikes will be all thats effected, try a subset of the american and hell probably global economy. In the illustrious words of Arnold in Jurassic Park played by Samuel L Jackson: "Hold on to your butts"....
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