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TheFunkyMonkey RichardCunningham's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 4:14
Dec 1, 2017
Niner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with Pending Sale to Colorado Investment Group
@enrico650: Doubt it since he still has a 2.5% stake in the business. Not much but something.
TheFunkyMonkey raceface's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 3:43
Nov 14, 2017
TheFunkyMonkey vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 9:38
Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
@vernonfelton: Hell ya, Vernon! I'll gladly eat some crow now to get that perspective from you. Appreciate you taking a look at the manufacturer angle.
TheFunkyMonkey vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 6:36
Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
@bkm303: The problem is many of the large MTB orgs ARE the manufacturers so there is no push back. And why the problem shifts to us as Vernon has highlighted. I just don't agree with it and why I'm not spending any more time on it. It's tough as I've spent countless hours volunteering and advocating but until this bullshit clears up, no mas. At this point, I'm more likely to volunteer at my for profit ORV park since at least they got their shit straight. I'll challenge Vernon or any other writer to publish a level-headed and constructive article calling out the manufacturers and their role in the problem. It won't happen - it's their livelihood so we get articles like the one Vernon has published tackling the problem from a different angle - "it's on us". No thanks. And to reiterate, I'm a huge fan of Vernon's work. I just don't agree with him on this topic.
TheFunkyMonkey vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 4:59
Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
I'm a Vernon fan and agree it is a level headed view of the situation. I don't agree with all of Vernon's points, however. Before I say anymore, I have demo'd ebikes three times as recently as a few weeks ago just so I know what they're all about. I figure I can't piss on the parade if I don't what the parade is all about... I have zero interest in them nor do I want them on mixed use trails. I have motos for when I want power-assisted fun - there is no grey area in this argument for me. Constructive? Sort of... Yes, I agree we shouldn't vandalize others property. Good, valid point as there is no place for that. Being rude to ebikers on trails where they don't belong? I'm probably OK with that as I've "been that guy" and have zero regrets about it. Especially after the douche told me he knows they ebikes are not allowed on those particular trails... We expect bike shops and consumers to keep these things on the right trails? Right... And this is where Vernon and I do not agree. "We, the people, need to solve this problem by channeling our energy." I'm sorry, I just can't behind that. How about the moral obligation of many of your manufacturer advertisers to hold off selling ebikes in one of their largest markets until the situation is sorted? They could sell "townies" for the folks in Aspen. How about writing a constructive, pointed article putting the burden back on the manufacturers? I'll be waiting for that one... As always, profits fog common sense and the near-sighted approach of dumping these things into a market in turmoil is baffling but not surprising. Manufacturers only need to come here to comments section to get an honest view of the situation albeit arguably a narrow one. Speaking of - whatever happened to that Yamaha bikes follow-on article? I see the Yamaha representative had the balls of a toddler and only responded once to their press release "article". Did they decide Pinkbike wasn't the best venue for their "soft launch" of small displacement motorcycles? The ebike conversation and approach in the US is so fucked up, I've stopped volunteering for trail maintenance days and attending meetings/events advocating for trail access. To think that this issue is the responsibility of folks who have already spent so much time fighting for trail rights to now have to go back and do that all over again is just flat out wrong... Off my soapbox now and off to rip on my MOTORcycle at the ORV park (I'll be on the lookout for some ebikes).
TheFunkyMonkey vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 3:59
Oct 19, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Since Vernon missed it and the majority of readers scroll right to Pinkbike's Take: "Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder." As usual, a well written piece by Vernon.
TheFunkyMonkey BellBikeHelmets's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 7:25
Oct 11, 2017
John Tomac: American Mountain Bike Legend - Video
And preferring B+ nonetheless - "I normally ride a bike with about 120mm of suspension, 650b wheels and 3-inch wide tires to handle the nasty, rough terrain"
TheFunkyMonkey mikekazimer's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 3:41
Sep 19, 2017
Mondraker Bikes Coming to the US
@employee7: Ibis for the win. One of the reasons I moved to Ibis recently is because of their commitment to the sport overall but also to trail access. And best I can tell, no moped on the horizon. They seem like smart folks...
TheFunkyMonkey mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 3:23
Sep 19, 2017
Rohloff's Electronic Shifter Needs Just 180 Milliseconds - Interbike 2017
This is getting plain silly. I'm starting to feel that Pinkbike is going the way of Bike Rumor with the increased moped coverage. They'll gladly welcome you over there while they basically evolve into Moped Rumor all while moderating your comments. Seriously Pinkbike, if you feel it necessary to cover/advertise mopeds, then please make a separate site instead of alienating your current users. If you're testing us while trying to find a balance of MTB and moped coverage, I'm not so sure that's going to work out in your favor...
TheFunkyMonkey pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 4:02
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@YamahaBicycles: You have huge balls Drew posting that response.
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