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bedampft pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 27, 2018 at 2:48
Dec 27, 2018
Tech Talks: Dropper Seat Posts - To Clamp Or Not To Clamp?
Srsly? You totaly lost me at "converting from metric to imperial for the simple mindet people". Because it's way easier in imperial.... yeah, right. Stupid Yanks.
bedampft RichardCunningham's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 9:43
Dec 20, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Value Mountain Bike of the Year Winner
What is a "Whyte"? Never heared of it before.
bedampft mikekazimer's article
Nov 16, 2018 at 12:35
Nov 16, 2018
Parent Company of Performance Bicycle, Fuji & Breezer Files for Bankruptcy
Not a surpirse at all. After all my, work related, encounters with Advanced Sports over the last 6 years, i was asking myself "How are they still in business?". Had been a long time coming. Maybe i can get my hands on a cheap Fuji SL1 Frame...
bedampft danielsapp's article
Aug 23, 2018 at 11:36
Aug 23, 2018
Check Out: Hardtail Edition
came here for Cross Country galore. Got disapointed.
bedampft RockyMountainBicycles's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 14:02
Mar 20, 2018
Rocky Mountain Introduces New Vertex Hardtail
Nice paint job! 27,2mm seatpost is fine by me, too. And i bet it will ride like a rocked, just like it's predecessor. But why is it so heavy? Why do a pure xc race bike with this frame weight? Why even bother with a narrow 27,5+ clearance? I realy hoped for something better, a bigger step forward. Seems like i need to look elsewhere. :(
bedampft RichardCunningham's article
Feb 10, 2018 at 13:15
Feb 10, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
So, downhillers are still the bitches of the lycra brigade? I like that.
bedampft RichardCunningham's article
Dec 29, 2017 at 23:36
Dec 29, 2017
bedampft mattwragg's article
Jan 26, 2016 at 10:59
Jan 26, 2016
Inside Cube Bikes
As until now, Cube is a pain in the ass for most dealers. I started beeing a cube dealer back in 1997, almost everything was better then. Service, communication and availabillity of the bikes was tremendously good. Today it's diffrent thing, and has been for the last eight. Far to many bikes, simular in specs and looks. The production quote for one year is achieved with the pre-order of the dealers alone. And that even before Eurobike. That means there is basically no time for post-production of certain models if someone orders it after november/december of the current year. So you won't be able to buy your bike in the actual season it is for. And that means: If you wan't one, you have to order it blind and without testriding it at the local shop OR ... ... you buy that fucking thing online. And that is the whole destination where CUBE is heading. They just don't care anymore if the local bikeshop has there bikes or not. They are available online, somewhere... and remember: There financial goal for the year is already achieved throu the pre-order. Everything else is bonus. The sad thing is they don't have the guts to tell everyone were they are heading. Instead they take what they get until the smaller dealers (who made them what they are now) ending the contracts from there side. In 5 years CUBE will be a direct seller, with a few conceptstores, such as YT, Radon, Rose and Canyon. Ah, and all that in-house building? Never had so much trouble with any other manufacturer in the last 15 years. Pour bearings, poor assambly, especially with the wheels build by Cube themself. The "first-check" of the components is a joke as well. Eight out of ten Brakes (mostly Shimano and Magura) have got some grease or lube on the rotors, or/and the pads. Another classic are poorly assembled cable housings and cheap shifting cables. Never had so much trouble with noisy, creacking bikes as well. There's more were that came from ...
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