Block user

Recent

Hyakian mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2019 at 15:57
May 17, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: What Would You Upgrade On Your Current Mountain Bike?
I selected suspension, but I am not sure I would call it an upgrade as it's a pretty recent Fox 36. The current fork is just worked and the Kashima is missing in a bunch of places from rock rash... Poor fork, it deserved a better life then i gave it. Would be perfectly happy with a new version of what I have.
Hyakian jamessmurthwaite's article
May 10, 2019 at 11:00
May 10, 2019
Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames
@scottishmark: Relative to their base of operation?
Hyakian jamessmurthwaite's article
May 10, 2019 at 8:42
May 10, 2019
Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames
@tom666: This resonates for me... There is an industry saying that goes something like; "if you want to make a million in the bike industry, you need to start with two" In this business the road is littered with brands that didn't make it because passion and creativity aren't enough. It requires start up capital, sound business experience/sense and the ability to manage a problematic supply chain, especially if you are a "design house" that is jobbing out fabrication and finishing. The process is fraught with pitfalls that relate to supply and delivery from frames to the smallest component that can hold up delivery of a finished product. Then there is the whole issue of QC, spoilage, warranty/customer service, etc. (it sounds like they were only shipping frames so some of this doesn't apply, but still). Given the scale of their orders, I think if they could have kept their manufacturing regional it would have made more sense. Time line would have likely been a bit shorter with lower overhead relative to freight. Also, it seems to me that (probably a big) part of their issue (an assumption based on other information that has come to light) was poor cash flow and not paying their mfg vendors on time which further compounded delays. From my point of view, these guys are marketing (excluding PR) and product design, they should be working with someone else that has the business chops (project and supply chain management, etc.) to pull the whole thing off. There are plenty of examples of successful small builders who started small and were careful with their business model and have managed to survive and thrive, but it's still a tough way to make a living.
Hyakian jamessmurthwaite's article
May 9, 2019 at 9:47
May 9, 2019
Hyakian jamessmurthwaite's article
May 9, 2019 at 9:21
May 9, 2019
Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames
Right, and so many small builders out there worth supporting that have an established track record.
Hyakian jamessmurthwaite's article
May 9, 2019 at 9:20
May 9, 2019
Hyakian danielsapp's article
Apr 29, 2019 at 8:06
Apr 29, 2019
Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun
@Apex06: No brah, just a lot more chill than you. Butt, you know, keep on rolling the way you are, it's a good look for you. And, yeah, if supporting supper b00st riles you up, I'm going to make sure it's on every bike I purchase until MegaB00st is available.
Hyakian danielsapp's article
Apr 24, 2019 at 12:49
Apr 24, 2019
Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun
@Apex06: Hey man, I didn't say you had to ride a bike that utilizes it did I? I just pointed out that all of your bloviating is pointless unless of course you are wanting to come across as a winy beotch (well done by the way). But, by all means, keep on keeping on,
Hyakian danielsapp's article
Apr 24, 2019 at 10:54
Apr 24, 2019
Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun
@Apex06: Lulz man... Happy to do my part to keep the circus going because it's brought us to the place where we are today with bikes, which is amazing. Shit will come and go and the market will sort itself out, but I doubt highly that we'll see this standard go away. Who says you have to choose? In some cases rear subframe stiffness may be the rational, however in the case of 27.5 + the extra space also gives engineers more wiggle room to work with when it comes to making everything fit with acceptable tolerance (thinking tire and crank clearance at the chain stays near the BB). You've picked a really insignificant detail to get all worked up about - good luck with that. Don't like it, vote with your wallet, and go ride, then ride some more. If a simple thing like an axle width/spacing gets you this worked up maybe think about getting your blood pressure checked.
Hyakian jogpeters's article
Apr 24, 2019 at 10:25
Apr 24, 2019
Video: Celebrating a Special Connection in 'A Rider's Best Friend'
I love the little "hey, are you still there" spin at 1:35... Great edit, moar pleaze!
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.074935
Mobile Version of Website