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NatusEstInSuht jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 4, 2021 at 11:47
Nov 4, 2021
Why Are So Many Road Cycling Teams Starting to Race XC?
Cross-country, like cyclocross, is spectator, television and broadcast friendly. They race around a relatively short course so it's easy to mount fixed camera platforms, put advertising hoarding in place as well as viewing areas for spectators. Plus the races don't last too long, an advantage for live television and streaming coverage. Sponsors pay millions to have their names printed on a team jersey, so it's in the interests of them and the teams to maximize exposure and promote themselves to a wider audience.
NatusEstInSuht seb-stott's article
Jul 30, 2021 at 11:06
Jul 30, 2021
NatusEstInSuht edspratt's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 12:29
Jul 19, 2021
Surly Launches Drop Bars Designed for Mountain Bikes
@valleytroll: This is exactly what I plan to do with my 10-year-old Niner EMD. This bar from Surly will make it possible and without spending too much money.
NatusEstInSuht edspratt's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 12:26
Jul 19, 2021
Surly Launches Drop Bars Designed for Mountain Bikes
I have a 10-year old Niner EMD that is not receiving too much love lately. For a while now, I've been thinking about converting it into a drop bar bike that I could take for longer rides on forest service roads, easy singletrack and bike trails. But given the cost of replacing an entire drivetrain or switching to cable brakes to work with drop bar shifters, made this a very uneconomical prospect. This bar from Surly means I can keep my XT drivetrain and hydraulic brakes and make a monster cross-style ride for under $200 CAD. Should be an easy and fun winter project!
NatusEstInSuht edspratt's article
May 28, 2021 at 12:49
May 28, 2021
Ceetec Launches $390 Phenum Alloy XC Race Stem that Weighs 100 Grams
@noone1223: I have no problems supporting Canadian companies. I've owned bikes with frames built in Canada - Marinoni, Miele and Norco (Yes. Norco used to build frames in Canada) and I currently own a bike from a Canadian company (Argon18) but the frame is from Taiwan. I run components from Canadian brands including RaceFace and SquidWorx. I've used DeKerf to restore and repaint an old steel frameset and I try to shop locally. My next bike could well be a Devinci Kobain because the frame is made in Quebec. But I'm not made of money and the thought of spending anywhere close to $100+ on a threadless stem is mindboggling. Stems are machined out of aluminum and to me are functional items, rather than aesthetical. 7075 aluminum has the same metal and chemical composition, no matter their origin - the same goes for 6061 aluminum. In my decades of cycling, I've never had a stem - no matter the cost - fail on me.
NatusEstInSuht edspratt's article
May 27, 2021 at 9:25
May 27, 2021
Ceetec Launches $390 Phenum Alloy XC Race Stem that Weighs 100 Grams
I'll think I'll stick to $25 generic or no-name stems and keep $365 in my pocket.
NatusEstInSuht jamessmurthwaite's article
May 11, 2021 at 12:55
May 11, 2021
Speculation Arises Around Wiggle Buyout By German Retail Giant Signa Sports
If this means that Chain Reaction dumps SkyNet as their courier in Canada, I will be very happy. SkyNet Worldwide is the worst parcel courier company in the world.
NatusEstInSuht jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 16, 2021 at 12:28
Mar 16, 2021
Canyon Begins Distribution in Canada
@mick06: They're just shipping to Canada. I expect Canyon is using its U.S. distribution arm located in California.
NatusEstInSuht jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 16, 2021 at 10:18
Mar 16, 2021
Canyon Begins Distribution in Canada
As per Canyon's website: "Q: Are there additional costs after ordering? "A: All prices on our website are net prices. The following additional charges apply: CAD 99 shipping for bikes, CAD 49 for accessories, CAD 29 for the Bike Guard – our custom reusable transport box – as well as an optional CAD 99 fee for delivery and assembly by Velofix. UPS will charge an additional 13% import duty for bikes and between 0 and 18% for other gear. In addition, UPS will charge sales tax depending on your location (GST/PST or HST)." This means an advertised $1,799 Stoic 3 (SRAM SX) will cost approximately $2,265 CAD shipped to your door if you live in British Columbia (5% GST only). That's about $450 more than an SX-equipped Trek Roscoe 7 purchased from an LBS. A Shimano Deore Kona Honzo will be about $200 cheaper. https://www.canyon.com/en-ca/mountain-bikes/trail-bikes/stoic/stoic-3/2660.html?dwvar_2660_pv_rahmenfarbe=GY https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/roscoe/roscoe-7/p/28499/?colorCode=orange_grey https://konaworld.com/honzo.cfm
NatusEstInSuht seb-stott's article
Mar 12, 2021 at 12:21
Mar 12, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Time Do You Spend Setting Up Your Suspension?
I ride a hardtail. It takes me between five to ten minutes to set up my fork and I set it based on the manufacturer's recommended settings and set the rebound in the middle between fast and slow. The best suspension you have are your arms and legs.
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