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Stampers MAGURA-DV's article
Jun 19, 2019 at 3:58
Jun 19, 2019
Video: Magura Concept Integrates Brake Hoses Into Handlebars for Cable-Free Cockpit
When a customer asks the shop staff their opinion of this highly restrictive, unnecessarily complicated, majorly proprietary piece of tech that will cost them more to both buy and maintain....priceless face
Stampers mikelevy's article
May 2, 2019 at 12:55
May 2, 2019
Point: Suspension Lockout Levers Have Made Bikes Worse
I can’t stand the remote lockout systems. Especially dual lockout platforms from Fox, Scott and the hydro system from Rockshox. They are unnecessarily complex, tend to breakdown often, clutter up your cockpit etc... only elite cross country racers need those things, everyone else can just reach down and move a lever easily.
Stampers sarahmoore's article
Apr 9, 2019 at 12:11
Apr 9, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
Walmart will outsource the builds to outfits like Velofix I guarantee to ensure quality builds. They won’t sell these at your local Wal-mart.
Stampers mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 10:44
Apr 6, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
Get them warrantied. The new levers fixed the problem. No since in just throwing them away. I’ll gladly take them off your hand if you don’t want them. @cvoc:
Stampers RichardCunningham's article
Mar 16, 2019 at 5:32
Mar 16, 2019
QBP's High-End Whisky Carbon Components will Sell on Amazon & eBay
@motard5: Yes. At my shop we try to respect the customer’s time and the often laborious effort it is for some to get their bikes to the shop in the first place. We aim for on-the-spot repairs or same day if it’s takes longer than 20 minutes. A lot of times the customer will shop and pick up a few parts while waiting for the repair. If it’s not possible for same day, most are done in 24 hours unless parts are ordered. Less time in the shop= more time riding = more worn parts and repairs in the future. Winning!
Stampers RichardCunningham's article
Mar 15, 2019 at 5:20
Mar 15, 2019
QBP's High-End Whisky Carbon Components will Sell on Amazon & eBay
Adapt or die. It’s a disruption that has been a long time coming for the bike industry. You can’t blame QBP when their brick and mortar customers are disappearing. Performance just closed 100+ stores for example. IBD’s have had their numbers cut in half in the last decade. Ask yourself this: would you invest $$$$& in a brick and mortar operation right now? everything can be bought online for cheap and conveniently dropped at your doorstep. You can make one trip to the shop to have it installed instead of multiple trips. For most people, TIME and Money are their most valuable commodities. Online handles both of these. Shops must adapt or die. Service oriented shops will be the only ones that survive.
Stampers mikekazimer's article
Feb 8, 2019 at 13:58
Feb 8, 2019
Performance to Close All Remaining Stores, Over 95 ASE Employees Laid Off
I hate to see the ground troops at these stores lose their jobs but Performance's demise was a slow train wreck. They were too big to adapt to the changing market. Too many stores to overhaul. Too much turnover with staff. Pen and paper work orders (no Ascend) and highly inefficient parts ordering processes. Service area at my local shop was a joke with barely enough tools to do even basic services. The service area didn't even have a cpu workstation at the service check in and the shop had to use paperback catalogs for Hawley and QBP. The point of sales system was antiquated to put it nicely. Management was awful and treated their staff terribly. NO shocker here. I wish all the staff good fortune finding a new job. All the admin and management though can suck a bag-of-D's!
Stampers paulaston's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 9:24
Jan 24, 2019
Review: HXR's Easy Shift Crankset Changes Gears Without Pedaling
@mrtoodles: true, but most will stop pedaling immediately and will hopefully save the chain and rear mech although the spokes might take a hit. In the above scenario you may not be able to hit the brakes quick enough to avoid losing all three.
Stampers paulaston's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 0:35
Jan 24, 2019
Review: HXR's Easy Shift Crankset Changes Gears Without Pedaling
And let’s not forget that bent hanger that throws your chain into the spokes. This system would destroy your chain, derailleur and wheel.
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Sep 18, 2018 at 12:01
Sep 18, 2018
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