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Varaxis mikekazimer's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 13:38
Mar 1, 2018
Cycling Brands Under Scrutiny in Gun Control Debate
@brianpark: Why isn't this policy enforced elsewhere? What's the punishment for it? I do wonder if deleting comments further devolves the offenders.
Varaxis vernonfelton's article
Feb 24, 2018 at 14:35
Feb 24, 2018
Is "Traditional" a Good Thing When It Comes to Wheels? - Pinkbike Poll
When it comes to news, I'm open to change, but Vernon has to prove that his contentious tabloid sensationalism is better than traditional content.
Varaxis RichardCunningham's article
Feb 17, 2018 at 18:54
Feb 17, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
@bananowy: Pretty shocking that 30 mill USD buys 49% of a company that had revenue of $500 mill USD in 2011. Just how small was Spec in 2001? That'd be less than half of 1 year of net income today.
Varaxis RichardCunningham's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 16:12
Feb 13, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
@polebicycles: Yes, it bothers me that RC said high modulus is high strength. High modulus refers to stiffness, and that can refer to Toray M40, which is considered high modulus, but not nearly as strong as T700 (standard modulus). M40 is very brittle. T800 is considered an intermediate modulus, and it improves on T700 in almost every way, kind of like 7005-T6 over 6061-T6; 7075-T6 even more so over these two. They use high mod in frame design in strategic areas, where strength is not needed, but a good stiffness to weight ratio is demanded. Think back to big cross section thin-wall Cannondale alloy frames for an alloy comparison to high mod. There are technologies for metal that offer all sorts of different properties and material grades, typically through alloying, tempering, and working techniques. For example, all these techniques combined often is what separates good knives/tools from low quality ones. Cryogenic treatment for XD-15 bearings is another, which greatly reduces wear rate against sliding. "Ceramic" technology was once brought into cycling, which I forget the details of, but I imagine it increased hardness at cost of ductility. Maybe the cycling industry can play with carbides or whatever else to differentiate and play the marketing game... BTW, the Pole Machine can be compared to the new Santa Cruz Nomad CC frame (~3.3kg w/Super Deluxe). I don't like how Pinkbike is practically a pseudo-industry trade group. This article just reads like RC researching a certain spin to help advance his stance, like typical political cherry picking. People who didn't know any of this at least have more info and can fact check, but still the influence is akin to brain washing. People will read this as there being no need to feel guilty about choosing carbon fiber amid eco controversy. I read it as a reminder that I should feel guilty for buying shit I don't need, or shit that's actually shit. Oh and Pole's electrical energy comes mostly from clean and renewable sources.
Varaxis vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 17:21
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
Wonder what's keeping Spec from coming out with their version of a protective rim strip. Seems like it has more promise to have benefit for riders with average incomes. Patent 20160375724
Varaxis vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 17:16
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
I came to watch pinkbike videos for non-traditional stuff, such as someone taking a Enve rim and smashing a variety of inferior rims with it. I'm disappointed watching this corporate stuff...
Varaxis paulaston's article
Nov 25, 2017 at 1:34
Nov 25, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
If anything, this gives an idea of just how much an Al "mold" costs for a carbon frame. xD
Varaxis mikekazimer's article
Nov 10, 2017 at 17:10
Nov 10, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers
Why was the Pole's picture so low quality compared to the rest? Surely even a modern smartphone takes finer picture than that, as long as it's held steady?
Varaxis paulaston's article
Nov 10, 2017 at 14:17
Nov 10, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
Going from car to no car, and just a couple bikes, is a big step in sustainability. Need to still manage to fit society's other standards, like getting to work in time, hauling personal stuff somehow. Once I got this mastered, I'll think about sustainability, but replacing a perfectly working bike with another doesn't fit my idea of sustainability. I'll consider it when mine's no longer serviceable.
Varaxis vernonfelton's article
Nov 4, 2017 at 22:14
Nov 4, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
I was gonna say that Vernon can't win an argument against people who have no logic behind their side, but I suppose there is logic here...
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