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KJP1230 seb-stott's article
Feb 23, 2024 at 7:31
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First Look: Intend Hover Opt Shock
Would love to see a head-to-head comparison of this product vs. the EXT Storia Lok V3 and EXT Aria. All three are decidedly "high-end" aftermarket pieces, with custom tuning done at factory for bike, rider specs and preferences, and they all come in with nearly identical pricing.
KJP1230 PrivateerBikes's article
Feb 16, 2024 at 7:15
Feb 16, 2024
Privateer Bikes Launch Gen 2 Privateer 141 & 161
I am generally rooting for manufacturers, and like to see new bikes. But this bike is rather unfortunate looking. Top tube, down tube, rear triangle assembly and linkage are all really displeasing to look at.
KJP1230 seb-stott's article
Feb 16, 2024 at 7:13
Feb 16, 2024
First Ride: Privateer 161 Gen 2 - The Beast Is Back
Hard to overstate how unfortunate looking that bike is. I like to think that I am generally forgiving of aesthetics, but this bike strikes me as one of the uglier current designs. Not only for the kinked top tube, but the rear triangle and the linkage are hideous. Also, coming in at 40.1 lbs is unforgivable for a 160-170mm bike. That is about has heavy as my mid-tier DH bike from 2010.
KJP1230 seb-stott's article
Feb 2, 2024 at 9:18
Feb 2, 2024
First Look: The 2024 Arc8 Extra Has Suspension Rails
That is an extremely clean looking design. Weight should be respectable and prices are on point with decent kit - especially for a boutique manufacturer. Keep it up! This is the way!
KJP1230 seb-stott's article
Feb 2, 2024 at 9:16
Feb 2, 2024
First Look: The 2024 Arc8 Extra Has Suspension Rails
Better looking as well. I love that "non-headset cable routing" is listed as a feature. :)
KJP1230 seb-stott's article
Feb 2, 2024 at 6:39
Feb 2, 2024
Review: The New 2024 Scott Ransom 900 RC Has All The Integration
Feels like I could wait a few months longer and get the same suspension design from Specialized on the new Enduro, but likely with: A.) a better part spec for the $$$, B.) better internal storage, C.) no silly remotes/lockouts/multiple levers on a proprietary shock, D.) no cable tourism. This pricing is completely out of touch for a fussy bike with some features that enduro riders won't want.
KJP1230 mikekazimer's article
Jan 31, 2024 at 13:48
Jan 31, 2024
Shimano Releases New Technium & Twinspark Sunglasses
@notthatfast: Because Smith and Oakley are not sunglasses/goggle companies so much as they are marketing companies. The consumer pays 99% margin on expensive eyewear so that those companies can sponsor athletes, invest in events, and otherwise go for high-dollar marketing exposure, which in turn convinces people to pay 99% margin on expensive eyewear because of aesthetics and brand association. No hate - I own a pair of oakley sunglass and ski goggles and they are perfectly great. But that is the business model - its a marketing engine!
KJP1230 OneUpComponents's article
Jan 16, 2024 at 10:28
Jan 16, 2024
OneUp Announces New V3 Dropper Post
@bigtim: I am definitely going to start describing my....ahem....in terms of football field lengths.
KJP1230 OneUpComponents's article
Jan 16, 2024 at 9:10
Jan 16, 2024
OneUp Announces New V3 Dropper Post
Obligatory, "name checks out" comment. 240mm is 9.5 freedom units.
KJP1230 OneUpComponents's article
Jan 16, 2024 at 9:09
Jan 16, 2024
OneUp Announces New V3 Dropper Post
Man - $249 for a dropper available up to 240mm of drop and 0.52 lbs (!) lighter than an AXS Reverb. This is the way.
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