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TheRaven paulaston's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 12:13
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Hope Cuts Price on Made-in-England Carbon Bike
@WAKIdesigns: Intense recently joined the "good guy club". So I expect that most others will be following suit. It just might take awhile.
TheRaven paulaston's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 11:19
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Hope Cuts Price on Made-in-England Carbon Bike
Translation - "We realized that making $3000 per bike instead of $5000 per bike is still really great margin, and will get us in the recent club of good guys dropping prices". I will say however, that it is now clear that the buying public has spoken and brands have taken notice. This is impressive to say the least.
TheRaven mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:52
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SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
@togood2die: HAHA that's nothing. How about in the world of networked storage - the enterprise OEMs will sell a $200 drive for $2000, then require a $4000 "license" in order for the buyer to use it. This is accepted as normal.
TheRaven mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:43
2 days
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
@togood2die: Our choices are to buy or give up the sport. They know this. It wasn't until the direct-ship bikes came along that the industry started listening on price, and now they are reacting. We would need something like that to happen with standards too. Some big enough companies need to decide to tell the standards trends to F-off and continue just building top-notch bikes. That's a bit tougher though than just changing prices. Pivot's "super-boost-plus" idea is a glimpse of that path though. It's a "new standard" that's friendly.
TheRaven mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:38
2 days
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
@togood2die: Never said anything about ignoring or boycotting. Just like all other standards, we don't have a choice in the matter other than just giving up the sport (because that's what "just not buying a new bike" would be). I was just pointing out that we know what this really is.
TheRaven mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:28
2 days
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
Well SRAM finally managed to make a carbon crankset lighter than Shimano's alloy cranksets. The real question is - have they fixed the problems that made their cranksets maddening? That would be a real innovation.
TheRaven mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:27
2 days
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
@togood2die: Yes, 2 -> 1 is simpler. But this isn't 2 -> 1, it's 2 -> 3. Before we had 24mm and 30mm, now we have 24mm, 28.99mm, and 30mm. They could have just gone 30mm, and actually simplified things. But they didn't, which proves that this is nothing more than forced obsolescence.
TheRaven mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:22
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SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
"Simplifying" would have been picking 24 or 30mm. Going with an all-new spindle that is 1.01mm smaller than BB30 cannot be excused as anything but forced obsolescence. "We aren't that stupid" is the moral of this story.
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Jan 13, 2018 at 17:34
Jan 13, 2018

Shimano SLX SM-RT67-M Center Lock Rotor 180mm

$20 USD
Shimano SLX SM-RT67-M Center Lock Disc Brake Rotor. 180mm. Includes centerlock nut.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 17:33
Jan 13, 2018

Sram X9 2x10 Shifters

$40 USD
SRAM X9 2x10 shifter set. Great condition other than some minor cosmetic wear. No Issues. These can be used with matchmaker clamps or handlebar clamps, but only one handlebar clamp is included

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