Oct 1, 2018 at 0:05Oct 1, 2018
Evil Releases New 140mm 29er - The Offering
I’d ask Vogel about that... he was their video guru, made some beautiful video, but alas he has somehow left the company. Maybe ask the product developers and engineers who are no longer at Specialized... lovingly called Pressurized by its employees. I think a couple years ago they cleaned house and cut 20-30% of their employees. Crazy for a company that really knows how to take care of its people. The free oatmeal in the morning is a nice perk though. You do freelance, so contract work. That’s awesome! But understand that you technically have no job once that contract is up unless they want to hire you for another. For your sake I hope you’re smart with money and aren’t just working for free bikes. Sounds like you’ve never really experienced the true love of Specialized, which of course is the love of money and the lack of caring for its employees. Knowing many others at other companies I know that other companies treat their people far better than the one you kinda sorta represent. And before you think I was some nobody there, if you have ever toured the company you’ve seen my work in a very large portion of the warehouse. Hell, my handprint and name is in concrete there if you look hard enough. I’ve ridden many bikes. I know how bikes ride. I could care less about the inner workings or politics of a company who’s bike I’ll own for a year or two. If the bike rides well I’ll buy it. For me, Evil bikes ride well, so I will continue to buy them. Sorry for your situation man, after reading Evil’s side it kinda sounds like you didn’t fulfill your contract how Evil wanted, so maybe they didn’t compensate you how you wanted... that’s business homie. Maybe you should do what so many others in the bike industry have done and move on? @jasperwesselman:
Sep 29, 2018 at 17:52Sep 29, 2018
Evil Releases New 140mm 29er - The Offering
You’re complaining about Evil being shady but pumped on being with Specialized? Makes no sense. There’s a reason that Specialized has a stupid turnover rate. I too drank the kool-aid for a time until I got to get booted out the door along with Many others soon after. No bike company is perfect homie, and the bottom line almost always matters more than its faithful employees. I hope you’re successful there, and I hope they’ve changed their practices with employees, but always have a backup plan... especially around the 5-6 year mark where they lay off most employees in lieu of fulfilling profit sharing contributions into employee 401k’s. @jasperwesselman:
biffgeiser1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 17:57Sep 20, 2018
Ohlins Recall RXF 36 & RXF 34 Air Forks
You get what you pay for is a tough pill to swallow. An expensive bike (more than many others) should be expected to work flawlessly, period. Any bike over $4k should essentially be problem free, especially one over $7k. Having never ridden these forks and shocks I can’t really comment on their performance. But I can say that my mid-range suspension has generally been flawless with minor maintenance done in my garage. Maybe it’s the heavier or less sophisticated internals or less adjustments that 90% of riders don’t need. I hope they can remedy the issue, both Ohlins and Specialized. Their customers need to be out riding and not stuck at home with an expensive and useless product.
biffgeiser1 mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2018 at 21:27Sep 17, 2018
Bike Check: Geoff Kabush's Enduro-fied Yeti SB130
Hey @WAKIdesigns: Understand that we all ride for different reasons, and maybe some of us have far more years of experience to know what we want. I dig the fact that you feel you have to post on absolutely everything, I’m sure it makes you feel knowledgeable and empowered. But understand, I don’t know what trail conditions you have and you don’t know the trail conditions others have, so insisting any bike or piece of equipment is dumb or unneeded is kind of moronic and immature. I think this is the first time in 5-6 years I’ve posted here. Personally, a 130/150 29er can handle just about any trail near me. Unless you’re hucking to flat off 10 foot drops I’d think a bike like this would be more than capable of anything you (or most people here) could throw at it. At the end of the day, buy what you want. If you want me to make you feel stupid tell me about the bikes you own and the trails you ride... I’m 100% sure I have a friend nearby that has ridden them faster on an Xc bike. I also know 60 year old XC racers who will crush you up and down the mountain regardless of the trail or bike. What is this perfect bike that you own that entitles you to trash talk literally everything else? And are you any kind of pro athlete or a guy with a sponsorship whose opinion could matter? So, while opinions are cool and fun, don’t tell people they’re dumb for what they like in a bike. Just shut up and ride. Literally, none of your opinions have ever been valid or insightful... ever. You are a new rider, you’re probably 22 or 23, and I’d imagine you are fairly specific in the niche you ride. So, just stop. You don’t know anything kid, there’s no point in you posting on everything that doesn’t pertain to you.
biffgeiser1 the-coastal-crew's article
Oct 5, 2015 at 23:04Oct 5, 2015
Kyle Norbraten and The Coastal Crew Part Ways
Norbs will be fine or not, the industry is fickle. He will most likely be just fine with new sponsors. Maybe he'll be the sponsored guy who never does anything but just ride lots and stoke people out (which is rad), like Hunter. What blows is I'm out of the video loop because I'm too busy riding bikes.
Dec 11, 2013 at 20:08Dec 11, 2013
California Enduro Series Announces 2014 Schedule
I wish they'd explore the mansized trails in true Nor Cal... Santa Cruz is fun but it's played out. Find a ribbon of unmarked singletrack in the middle of a forest composed of the tallest trees in the world and make the climbs painful and the descents sinuous. Mendo, Humboldt, and Trinity are where they need to go.
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Oct 12, 2013 at 15:10Oct 12, 2013
Oct 12, 2013 at 15:09Oct 12, 2013
I have a 13 Santa Cruz Bronson frame for sale. It is an XL sized frame and comes with a 2014 Fox float CTD shock that is brand new. I ended up liking the bike so much that I bought a carbon frame and I swapped my used shock onto the new frame. The frame is in great shape, only a few scuffs here and there and one scratch on the top tube. I'll show them in the pictures. Due to a wedding and a job change I haven't really had the time to ride it much, It has maybe seen the trail 10 times. I also have a 13 Fox 34 float Kashima 150mm that I would gladly include for an additional $400. The fork was used once and then cleaned up and hung on the wall when my Pike arrived. Reasonable offers only, this thing is in great shape and ready to get built up.
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May 10, 2013 at 8:59May 10, 2013