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Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 24, 2020 at 7:39
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Review: TRP's New TR12 Shifter and Derailleur
@thenotoriousmic: that mech is an 11 speed. I believe most complaints are about the 12 speed.
Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 24, 2020 at 1:53
2 days
Review: TRP's New TR12 Shifter and Derailleur
@jaame: totally agree and good explanation. Just a small correction: prices are high when demand is greater than supply. It then doesn't matter whether supply is low and demand average, supply is average and demand high, etc. The bigger the difference between the two, the higher the prices. This happens because one can order people on the maximum prices they are willing to pay. If supply is low, one can base prices on the people willing to pay the highest prices. There will be relatively few people that will pay the high prices, but that doesn't matter because your supply is also limited. If you then want to sell more of your product, you exhausted the group of customers willing to pay a high price and you now have to lower prices to reach the next group. Etc. The situation with SRAM and Shimano is a bit strange though, because the scenario described above only works for the market as a whole (incl. competitors). This indicated that the market they operate in isn't totally free and open. This is likely the OEM part of the market where package deals and strict enforcement of suppliers/buyer rules massively influence prices.
Mac1987 mikelevy's article
May 21, 2020 at 15:17
May 21, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
More speed needed for the same amount of fun? No thanks.
Mac1987 brianpark's article
May 21, 2020 at 15:09
May 21, 2020
Interview: Trek's Travis Brown On Experimenting With 32" & 36" Wheels
So you have to ride even faster, hurting more when crashing, to have the same amount of fun and sense of speed? I'll pass.
Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2020 at 14:58
May 21, 2020
Abbey Bike Tools Announces 3 New Shop Quality Tools
@RonSauce: plan to acquire cheap set of sliding t-handles failed...
Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2020 at 5:27
May 21, 2020
Abbey Bike Tools Announces 3 New Shop Quality Tools
@RonSauce: sell the sliding t-handles then. I'm sure you'd find a willing buyer here ;)
Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2020 at 5:26
May 21, 2020
Abbey Bike Tools Announces 3 New Shop Quality Tools
@Jshemuel: that's the difference. Knipex focuses on functionality and durability. Abbey also focuses on looks. For me, that means Knipex is definitely worth it and Abbey isn't. But for some, it might be. It is refreshing to see craftsmanship being valued though, even if the prices are imo ridiculous.
Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2020 at 5:23
May 21, 2020
Abbey Bike Tools Announces 3 New Shop Quality Tools
Except you can buy three Knipex pliers for the price of one of those pedal wrenches...
Mac1987 mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2020 at 5:22
May 21, 2020
Abbey Bike Tools Announces 3 New Shop Quality Tools
@shameless0tool: do you really want to compare a hydraulic dual piston brake system with a pedal wrench plus a hammer? Because those prices are about equal....
Mac1987 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 20, 2020 at 4:07
May 20, 2020
Millyard's Hyper Ride Shock Returns
@millyard: sure, but suspension will never compensate for tires not conforming to the surface underneath them. Don't get me wrong, suspension has a very big effect on grip. I just don't see how you can 'replace' contact area with suspension. Just as how you shouldn't replace proper suspension with big almost flat tires. Let's say you have perfect suspension and extremely hard tires and you run over a rockgarden. The suspension will keep the bike stable and maximise contact time. However, your tires will still be riding on the top edges of the rocks. No way that this will result in great grip. There is an optimal equilibrium, but I don't see that shifting massively by using slightly different suspension. Motocross, 4x4 offroading and off-road bikers all run semi-low pressure for a reason.
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