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PlinyTheElder vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 20:55
Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
So Santa Cruz makes the Nomad, Bronson, Hightower, 5010, and the Tallboy. I have a strong suspicion that one or two of these products will be getting discontinued. Santa Cruz is basically rolling out 5 models of trail or "enduro" bikes that are similar to one another. I don't work in the industry, but it seems like their product line is a little redundant in the trail bike segment.
PlinyTheElder vernonfelton's article
Aug 25, 2016 at 19:42
Aug 25, 2016
Dear Bike Industry - Opinion
The bike industry is not much different than any other consumer industry. Bike companies will do whatever possible to stay competitive and sell bikes. Even if that means make a component that the average rider will not see any benefit to. If it helps sell bikes, they will try it. This is no different than the any other business or industry. The consumer is not forced to buy the latest components or bikes. People have FOMO complex, so they *think* they need the next best thing, which keeps the industry innovating to stay competitive.
PlinyTheElder dwxradon's article
Aug 3, 2016 at 22:28
Aug 3, 2016
Brain Injuries in Mountain Biking - Are We Doing Enough?
Two years ago I had a serious MTB accident on a moderately challenging single track. I pushed my limits beyond reason that day and had to pay the consequences with a concussion and scars on my face that I'll have for the rest of my life. I consider myself lucky that I didn't lose teeth or fracture my skull or face. However, after that crash I ALWAYS wear my Bell Super 2R full face helmet. Even on mellow rides on single track that I've been riding for years. It gives me the peace of mind knowing that if I ever mess up and crash like that again, I'll have a better chance of avoiding a concussion or needing facial reconstruction. I'm convinced that if you are a rider that is pushing yourself riding "enduro" you should be wearing a full face helmet. The speeds that we are obtaining with modern enduro bikes and the structure of our riding is basically the same as downhill riding 10 years ago.
PlinyTheElder ollyforster's article
Jun 5, 2016 at 12:49
Jun 5, 2016
Behind the Bike: Developing the XXL Santa Cruz V10
This is an awesome article. I love reading about the design and engineering aspects of mountain biking. Keep it up PB.
PlinyTheElder ollyforster's article
Feb 6, 2016 at 8:09
Feb 6, 2016
Pinkbike Poll - What Would Be Your Two Wheeled Guilty Pleasure?
Two wheeled guilty pleasure is definitely my Moto. Expensive and polluting, but damn it's fun.
PlinyTheElder mikelevy's article
Dec 31, 2015 at 7:28
Dec 31, 2015
Workshop Dreams - Opinion
Jack Olsens garage is probably one of the coolest things I've seen in awhile. Thanks for sharing!
PlinyTheElder mikekazimer's article
Jul 17, 2015 at 20:51
Jul 17, 2015
Pit Stop: Samo├źns EWS
With all of the engineering and manufacturing prowess that the industry has, Keene has a tube attached to the frame of his bike with what looks to be electrical tape. This should tell the industry either that A) Our tires need to be more reliable or B)There should be a storage area on the bike for an extra tube. Personally, I think option A is where the industry should be headed.
PlinyTheElder befablogsen's article
Apr 1, 2015 at 19:53
Apr 1, 2015
Video: Zee Germans are Back
Super jealous of all the Euro's that take 5 weeks vacation a year. Having that much PTO is a fantasy to 95% of Americans. Congrats on an awesome trip!
PlinyTheElder mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2015 at 17:51
Mar 23, 2015
Yeti SB6C - Review
As a mechanical engineer, I have a bone to pick with Yeti. I'm sorry, but the pre-production excuse does not make your company look any better. Any rookie engineering team would have tested that batch of frames before letting anyone swing a leg over a bike. The fact that your team did not test that batch of frames is quite shocking. Engineering mistakes do happen. However, it is your job as professionals to have 110% certainty that your products meet your design standards before letting anyone outside the company ride your bike.
Feb 21, 2015 at 9:10
Feb 21, 2015
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