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ajdriscoll vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 12:51
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
I think its fine to have all the standards and changes. It's harder to differentiate in today's market and if everyone has to use proprietary parts let it happen. Look at the automotive world, Mercedes and Honda can't use most of their part interchangeably but they cater to different customers looking for different things. For aftermarket parts brands have to cater to both of these people when applicable and it is a risk of how many they need to make. That part sucks for smaller companies that can't make 15 different options but it leaves the opportunity for companies to specialize their offerings for certain brands. If this does happen to the bike industry it might be cool to see bikes like the Marin Hawk Hill becoming the Honda Civic equivalent of bikes and a Santa Cruz Hightower becoming the BMW M5. I think this may lower the cost of entry to the sport and get more people on bikes and will give brands at the high end the ability to push the boundaries even if it doesn't match what everyone else is doing. Just trying to spin the "evolution" of standards into a positive
ajdriscoll mikelevy's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 8:14
Oct 4, 2017
Pivot's New Carbon and Alloy Enduro Bikes - First Look
@TheRaven: I guess I'm just always looking for the best bang for the buck. Probably the first disagreement I've had online where the other person wasn't a total dick, so kudos for that. For the GX drivetrain I was putting it ahead because it is the Eagle version not the 11 speed.
ajdriscoll mikelevy's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 8:01
Oct 4, 2017
Pivot's New Carbon and Alloy Enduro Bikes - First Look
@TheRaven: You are correct, I meant to say S. Still I wouldn't say GX Eagle and SLX/XT mashup with aeffect crank are comparable. I also think Guides are way better than Shimano M615s, why wouldn't they spec at least SLX there? And the reverb is a $300+ part. These are little things that I think that for $3,800 you would expect a 2018 bikes to have. And I just pointed to Santa Cruz because I think most people say those are the expensive "dentist" bikes. I think a lot of brands are giving us better value for our money component wise these days.
ajdriscoll mikelevy's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 7:15
Oct 4, 2017
Pivot's New Carbon and Alloy Enduro Bikes - First Look
Why are pivots so expensive? Going toe to toe with comparable bikes on their cheapest option a Santa Cruz Bronson R blows their spec out of the water. The Bronson is $100 more but it isn't their lowest offering. On the Bronson you get GX Eagle, SRAM Guide brakes and a Reverb. Where is all of the expense on the Pivot coming from in the Alloy models?
ajdriscoll pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 9:37
Aug 25, 2017
Qualifying Results - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
I hope everyone is using this showdown to troll people on FB in making them think you are talking about mayweather vs mcgregor.
ajdriscoll mikelevy's article
Aug 24, 2017 at 13:46
Aug 24, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Rocky Mountain's New Instinct and Pipeline
I feel like Rocky Mountain makes bikes for people who ride bikes. Considering that the high end build is cheaper than most brands mid level builds I think the GX is great. Look at the Instinct Carbon 50, you are getting good suspension, eagle and a wheel set up that you can actually ride for just over $4,300 US. That value is insane in today's bike market.
ajdriscoll mikekazimer's article
Aug 21, 2017 at 18:07
Aug 21, 2017
Shimano Announces 4-Piston XT Brake Caliper
Lol, not like we ever actually have to pay that.
ajdriscoll mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 10:44
Aug 14, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Can't tailwhip it or do barspins. Doesn't that basically prevent most riders from wanting this bike like when Trek released the knock block design?
ajdriscoll pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 10:11
Aug 10, 2017
ajdriscoll pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 10:10
Aug 10, 2017
Giro - EWS Whistler 2017 Fantasy Contest
Men : 1) Rude 2) Mellamed 3) Hikk Women : 1) Ravanel 2) Courdurier 3) Brown
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