brianpark

I herd the cats at Pinkbike. @brianpark4 on Instagram, and pretender3d.com for my 3D printed side project. Also free 3D models on Printables.

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brianpark mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2024 at 12:49
11 hours
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
@ridedigrepeat: I mean, not yet, but that's an important entry point to the sport. And despite all the banter about Outside, it's nice to have a channel to put content like a department store MTB shootout in front of potential mountain bikers.
brianpark mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2024 at 10:11
14 hours
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
@ridedigrepeat: Damn it Seth. I should apparently spend more time on YouTube. As for being picky with your dollars, I think it's a lot harder to do that in the ultra-value space. I make a personal choice not to buy big box stuff where I can, but I hate that we turn our noses up at truly cheap bikes. Like, I get it, but it's also all that some people can afford and I don't want to put up barriers for kids from low income households getting into the sport.
brianpark mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2024 at 9:38
14 hours
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
@BenLow2019: I think doing something on how we'd upgrade an Ozark Trail Ridge for a total of $1000+tax would be interesting.
brianpark mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2024 at 9:36
14 hours
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
@danstonQ: I definitely have ridden everything from an OG Banshee Morphine (w a Stratos S7 no less) to modern Ragleys, Chromags, Cotics, etc... Long travel hardtails can be fun but are definitely kind of silly on a performance side after a certain price point. But of course if you enjoy it, I'm all for silly bikes!
brianpark mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2024 at 9:10
15 hours
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
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brianpark mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2024 at 8:58
15 hours
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
I personally agree, a high end hardtail gets kind of silly once you have more than ~130mm of travel. Wrong tool for the job. BUT, in the value category, there are lots of folks who want a rowdier bike but can't afford a FS, and I don't want to tell them to "just get a FS" outright.
brianpark pinkbikeaudience's article
May 21, 2024 at 10:29
2 days
Fantasy DH League Results: Who Won the Second Round - Bielsko-Biala DH World Cup 2024
https://www.pinkbike.com/contest/fantasy/dh/ You can see your ranking in the global league and any other leagues you're in on this page. Assuming you're out of the top 10, you'll appear at the bottom of the top 10 with your rank.
brianpark pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 21, 2024 at 8:42
2 days
Video: Puzzling in the Pits with Andreas Kolb & Jordi Cortes at the Bielsko-Biała DH World Cup
@SimonA123: yeah I'd like to have each rider's actual settings at the start of the week and on race day spelled out as part of the series. We'll see if we can convince people to open source their secret sauce. :)
brianpark pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 21, 2024 at 8:40
2 days
Video: Puzzling in the Pits with Andreas Kolb & Jordi Cortes at the Bielsko-Biała DH World Cup
Story of the Race is out today. Different team working on SOTR vs Pitted, and the delay on SOTR was of the regular technical difficulty variety rather than getting deprioritized. I'll admit I'm a fan of Jordi the racer therapist, but our idea for this series is to focus more closely on each rider and their own unique approach to suspension setup. There are things we've got to get (ugh) dialed in still, but I'm hoping it's useful and interesting to folks.
brianpark pinkbikeaudience's article
May 20, 2024 at 19:51
2 days
Fantasy DH League Results: Who Won the Second Round - Bielsko-Biala DH World Cup 2024
@toast2266: Laurie dropped 200K after round 1, and will drop some more after round 2. Guys like Bodhi and Nathan are in the sweet spot (IMO) where they're accumulating some points but not enough to skyrocket their prices (in fact I think they might have even dropped a touch, we'll see once Ed publishes his analysis). When you're building a team I think it's going to be important to have a few of those folks who can contribute without breaking the bank. I do think we'll have to tweak the system in the future to make it a bit more accessible, because as you say people want to be able to pick the winner (even if a ton of people pick the winner). I think that picking the winner in most rounds should be very rare, but maybe we overindexed on difficulty a bit this year. Make sure to read the form guide for the next round, there should be a bunch of insight in there!
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