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MasterSlater RichardCunningham's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 16:00
Nov 30, 2017
Niner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with Pending Sale to Colorado Investment Group
Wikipedia to the rescue!!! “It follows that it may be more economically efficient to allow a troubled company to continue running, cancel some of its debts, and give ownership of the newly reorganized company to the creditors whose debts were canceled. Alternatively, the business can be sold as a going concern with the net proceeds of the sale distributed to creditors ratably in accordance with statutory priorities. In this way, jobs may be saved, the (previously mismanaged) engine of profitability which is the business is maintained (presumably under better management) rather than being dismantled, and, as a proponent of a chapter 11 plan is required to demonstrate as a precursor to plan confirmation, the business's creditors end up with more money than they would in a Chapter 7 liquidation.” Ok... I’ll admit that I had a very general perception of what Chapter 11 actually meant. Sounds like you’re doing it exactly the way it’s intended, and that current creditors may actually recoup all that they are due after the sale. Sounds like this is the way you save the business AND mitigate financial losses of current creditors. Best of luck Niner!!!
MasterSlater RichardCunningham's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 15:03
Nov 30, 2017
Niner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with Pending Sale to Colorado Investment Group
Soooo... was Niner ever at risk of going under? Or is this really just a way to work the system and screw creditors out of their rightful due? If the sale was part of “saving” Niner from going completely broke and out of business, that’s one thing. But if it was simply a way to make the company more attractive for a buyer, while simultaneously lining Mr. Sugai’s pockets even further, then this is just a sh*tty, unethical move. I hope it was the former and not the latter. Because if it was a case of trying to legitimately save the company, just be honest about it and you’ll get more customer goodwill.
MasterSlater mikekazimer's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 15:10
Nov 7, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers
Which one is the liveliest? I know Enduro is all about going fast over rough terrain, but I still like for my bike to have an engaged, lively feel. I have a Santa Cruz 5010 and I love how responsive, playful and rowdy it is. I know these bikes are basically the polar opposite of that, but when I get my next rig it will prob be a 29er. I’ve heard/read the Specialized Enduro is the most “playful” of the current crop of long travel 29ers, but maybe I’m looking in the wrong category and should just go with an Evil Following or something more “trail” oriented?
MasterSlater ENVE's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 12:21
Oct 20, 2017
Strobel Hits The Whole Enchilada – Presented by Enve
Congrats on a finely crafted video! Excellent editing, great music, great shooting!
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 18:44
Oct 17, 2017
Graphic Content: Brendan Fairclough Out Of Red Bull Rampage, R-Dog In
I thought "GRAPHIC" meant there was a graphical visual aid and I was like "huh, how would a graphic help portray thi..." (barfs in mouth a little bit) That is a nasty gash right there.
MasterSlater mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20
Oct 13, 2017
Poll - How Clean is EWS Racing?
It's not technically "cheating" until it's officially not allowed. Only to be declared and enforced via testing. So until the framework exists to declare it cheating and discover who is and isn't cheating, then it's all but guaranteed that some are using PEDs. I personally don't like the notion, but you can't rightly accuse, criticize or blame anyone until that framework exists. Is it ok? Ethically perhaps not, but technically it's not "wrong" until the requirements deem it to be. I support testing, but until it exists, winning trumps doing "the right thing", and no one can blame people for operating within the existing parameters.
MasterSlater mikelevy's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 16:28
Oct 2, 2017
Clementz's Custom Cannondale EWS Bike - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
"Relatively large pressure difference"? Doesn't everyone run a difference of 4-6 psi between front and rear tires?
MasterSlater RichardCunningham's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 12:18
Sep 21, 2017
Fox Racing's Impressive All-Weather Collection
yeah... this stuff had better be bombproof to command these kinds of prices. Also, I hope they've really focused on fit this time around. I've always had trouble with Fox stuff not fitting very well and generally feeling cheap and sloppy. Race Face, Yeti, Specialized... all these brands msrp their stuff right around where fox does but they offer far superior performance and quality. It is nice to see some Fox stuff that won't make me look like a 14 yr old park rat.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 15:04
Sep 14, 2017
The Dome Launches HelmetFacts.com
@onemanarmy: you're totally correct! It's perhaps a little too much to expect helmet companies to do something like this voluntarily, and would almost certainly only happen if there were some kind of legislation involved. More info is always better, and Bell is definitely contributing to that. But I personally would love to know if a Smith Forefront MIPS performs better than a Bell Super MIPS, if at all, and in what way.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 12:08
Sep 14, 2017
The Dome Launches HelmetFacts.com
@onemanarmy: I think you're probably right regarding Kali and their helmets. I guess my point is when you go to look at a car, you can see how many "stars" it gets in certain accident scenarios. SUV's score high in a lot of tests because they are heavy, but they score low in Rollover accidents. Subarus (excellent cars btw) score high all around BUT the Impreza scores higher in rollovers than the Crosstrek does. You could argue well, duh, of course it does because the crosstrek has a higher center of gravity. But without those ratings readily available, consumers cannot be relied upon to suss this out for themselves. Thus, with this industry wide standard of comparison, consumers can judge what is best for them. See what I'm getting at? No such thing currently exists for helmets at the moment. And I think that's a serious shortfall on the part of helmet makers.
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