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bonfire edspratt's article
May 26, 2019 at 9:02
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Final Results: Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
@caltife: but why? Why should they sponsor her or really anyone else? Why should tax payer dollars go towards an athlete? Companies want a return and these athletes give little in return, male or female. Ask a customer in a store to name a pro cyclist and you’re most likely to hear Lance Armstrong as a response. The vast cycling public couldn’t give two fucks about who is winning XCO. It’s fun for us who are involved to watch and see these athletes do well. It’s stunning to watch Van Der Poel win Amstel and then XCO after a full cross season. That’s staggering. Lots of athletes in lots of sports are trying to make a go of it. Some do a better job than others and take charge of it. Look at Bex Baraona and Martha with their Gowaan Girls enterprise. Not looking for a hand out but actively trying to find a position in the market and support themselves by supporting their own industry.
bonfire danielsapp's article
May 23, 2019 at 22:32
3 days
Aaron Gwin Comments on Injured Ankle, Broken Cranks, & More
@skidmarkbro: did e13 recall the cranks? So they’re safe for joe public? Or not? They failed. He got captured. It happens. He’s made it so much worse by responding. Threw his team under the bus. Hate this sponsor friendly bullshit. First it was Sick Bikes and now Gwin. Shit happens, it sucks but let’s not pretend context impacts the final answer.
bonfire mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2019 at 16:45
May 17, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: What Would You Upgrade On Your Current Mountain Bike?
@coyotecycleworks: I mean it’s pretty easy these days. Everything is boost, and we get choices in wheelsize. I mean satire is funny, when it’s funny. But this is just boring. If we didn’t have choice, we would be riding judy’s and canti’s.
bonfire TrustPerformance's article
May 6, 2019 at 18:31
May 6, 2019
Trust Chops $725 Off Their Linkage Fork
@ckcost: lol, k. Things can sell well, but can sell better.
bonfire jamessmurthwaite's article
May 6, 2019 at 7:38
May 6, 2019
Randoms - Bespoked Show 2019
@Gackt: for sure not a pinion warranty, should’ve ran a bash guard, impact isn’t a failure of the product. In terms of efficiency gains or losses, I’m in a similar boat. I’m a heavy guy, but ride a heavy bike, heavy casing tires with cushcore and 18psi, I ride big rotors and wide bars. But the pinion has this sensation that I’m pedalling in sand. I rarely see a derailleur that’s boned from a knock. Rock strikes that peel the paint off? Yes. Slamming the bootlid trying to fit your bike in the back of the car? Yes. But an eagle mech on a modern frame, the hangers are so stiff now and the higher end stuff is made of some pretty sturdy stuff. The vast majority of shift issues I see are due to shitty jagwire housing or just dirty cables and housing in general. Which on a pinion you have the same failure and need two of everything. Which is where wireless electronics would be brilliant, never touch the tune, zero degradation of shifting over time. So good.
bonfire jamessmurthwaite's article
May 5, 2019 at 8:26
May 5, 2019
Randoms - Bespoked Show 2019
@Gackt: I have ridden a couple Taniwha’s. Probably 15-20hrs of ride time on one. Living in NZ they’re more common than they are anywhere else. I’ve worked on them quite a bit and likely more than the average bear (like 3-5 times a month). Have had two guys punch holes in their casing. Majority of the customers who owned one, have since moved them on for other bikes. Citing the gearbox as their main reason, among others. I mean I get the “there are always compromises” argument. I just haven’t really had an issue with derailleurs. The Zerode is sweet as it’s suspension is better optimized by having a constant cog size and less unsprung weight. So it does track really well. These new Eagle cassettes if you keep on top of chain wear, last for essentially forever. Especially the higher end ones. Just eat jockey wheels. I’m not opposed to gearboxes, I’m just not satisfied they solve any issue or provide significant useful benefit. Then combined with the shifter it’s measurably worse. If they can make the parasitic losses better, the gearbox lighter, and the ability to shift under some load, give me a normal shifter, I’m keen as hell.
bonfire danielsapp's article
May 5, 2019 at 8:12
May 5, 2019
Endura's New MT500 Full Face Trail Helmet and MT500 Knee Pads - Garda Trentino 2019
They hire the guy from Fox? Endura FullMT500Frame? Koroyd in neat.
bonfire jamessmurthwaite's article
May 4, 2019 at 12:48
May 4, 2019
Randoms - Bespoked Show 2019
@Gackt: having ridden a pinion several times, I don’t get the hype and am not a fan of the feeling nor the performance. Then the shifter is some bullshit, it’s gripshift, the cables get in the way of brake levers, impacts your grip choices, it also put the casing in a spot that impact is catastrophic. Running the cables is also annoying as fuck with their little set screws and the clocking. I mean effigear seemed to figure it out with their gearbox being able to use a trigger. Electronic, wireless or not would be so simple. Ever played with a Di2 Alfine cassette joint? Super simple design. If they’re capable of building that gear box, I’m sure they should be capable. Could be some patents in there, but if they want mainstream compatibility and to crack into some useful OEM markets they’re going to need to get that figured out. But I’m willing to bet the vast majority of gearbox supporters have never ridden one. I’m waiting for shimano to just toss their planetary system into a gearbox housing. Zerode g1/g2 just used their hub and it was simple and worked real well. Better than the pinion in their taniwha.
bonfire jamessmurthwaite's article
May 4, 2019 at 11:47
May 4, 2019
Randoms - Bespoked Show 2019
@inked-up-metalhead: ok? And that’s an excuse? Seems like an electronic shifter is 100% the best option and so much easier.
bonfire jamessmurthwaite's article
May 3, 2019 at 21:23
May 3, 2019
ARBR's RB2 Carbon 29er Protoype - Bespoked Show 2019
My stumpy did the same thing when just chilling. But with any sag it goes away pretty quick.
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