MatthewCarpenter brianpark's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 2:462 days
Must Watch: Dylan Stark's 2018 MTB Street Edit - Madness
Ellsworth just called, they would support you to film a street sesh with Tyler Klassen, in case you don't mind riding a fugly bike ;)
MatthewCarpenter RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 2:322 days
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
next will be most local bikeshops and after that 90% of market share will be in the hands of even fewer big players You doubt it - look at Germany! You all know about their direct sales companies (YT, Canyon, Rose, Radon, Propain..) - but there have been dozens of brands a few years ago. I can not remember 2 friends riding the same bike back in those days - now you have to find an excuse why you didn't buy a damn Jessfy or whatever. And while I don't have exact figures obviously market share has shifted dramatically towards a few. Some of the older ones will abandon their dealers and manage to switch to a direct sales model, or a combined model or actually survive whilst sticking to selling via dealers (Ghost, Cube, Haibike,..). And some smaller companies that switched to (mostly) direct sales will keep their niche spot (Nicolai, Alutech, Last,..). That may seem like a lot and obviously Germany is on the winner side when it comes to that market transformation, but still: when I think back to the earlier 2000s, there have probably been 100 MTB Manufacturers - when was the last time you heard from Hot Chili, Principia, Steppenwolf, Stoll, etc Support pluralism via your niche frame manufacturer ;)
MatthewCarpenter paulaston's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 14:51Nov 7, 2018
From The Top: Szymon Kobylinski, Founder of NS Bikes
For heavens sake, why did you call the company NS Bikes? Obviously, I have not the slightest doubt that the Nazi acronym is pure coincidence, but what's the true reason? Actually, in Austria you couldn't ride a minute without someone finding that kind of weird, not to say suspicious - or, even worse, cool. The association with the Hitler regime (NS=Nationalsozialisten=Nazis) is just too strong. Please, enlighten us!
MatthewCarpenter martinfueloep's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 3:12Sep 20, 2018
Video: Former World Cup Racer Still Has Extraordinary Adventures on Two Wheels
Mountainbiking. Keeping it real. Super smooth riding. Really excites that adventurous inner soul, damn I wanna go out there and explore the wilderness right now.
MatthewCarpenter backlandmedia's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 13:48Sep 19, 2018
Video: A Banging Edit from an EWS Privateer Racer
Awesome riding, no doubt, but props to the filmer as well, great angles, great flow, great editing! all the best for your future races!
MatthewCarpenter mikelevy's article
Sep 3, 2018 at 15:58Sep 3, 2018
Review: Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR 29
this may have been true in the case of the older generation aluminium frames (I've had one - or let's say 3 - myself), but certainly not in case of current carbon models - haven't heard of a single case of a broken Foxy 2018 bike.
MatthewCarpenter pinkbikeoriginals's article
Aug 19, 2018 at 5:24Aug 19, 2018
Video Highlights: Pumptrack Challenge - Crankworx Whistler 2018
fuck man, who was responsible for that track? Sorry to say, but it looks like a joke, you already cross the finish line while it still seems athletes are trying to get up to speed... They could have just put a 2-3m high start ramp there and offer spectacular racing but that's ridiculous... Congrats to the winners, obviously impressive and well deserved, but they can go do much quicker!
MatthewCarpenter danielsapp's article
Aug 17, 2018 at 5:20Aug 17, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Dainese Enduro Knee Guards
I have the IXS Flow for All-Mountain riding and Dagger for Enduro/DH/etc. The amount of comfort and ventilation of the daggers was well above what I've expected!
MatthewCarpenter KamilT's article
Jul 30, 2018 at 10:22Jul 30, 2018
Searching Out Stoke in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
is it still the case that you can buy a day pass for the bike park but if you take the second lift up to the peak with those ridiculously scenic alpine trails they charge you quit a hefty extra sum for each ride?