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brussell RichardCunningham's article
May 1, 2016 at 20:19
May 1, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@Uuno: Yeah, I honestly couldn't really give a shit about 12 speeds. Fuck, give me 8 speeds with 10-42 cassette range and I'd be happy. Easy 4 tooth jumps between each cog and that'd be perfect.
brussell mikelevy's article
Oct 21, 2015 at 5:53
Oct 21, 2015
9point8 Fall Line Dropper Post - Review
"Should Chinese made bikes be priced in Yuan?" If/when they're being sold in China...
brussell redbullbike's article
Oct 16, 2015 at 10:55
Oct 16, 2015
Video: This Crash Couldn’t Stop Nicholi Rogatkin - Red Bull Rampage 2015
I wouldn't necessarily say they need to be compensated... but I do think Red Bull should offer health insurance to all the participants. Red Bull clearly makes a shit ton of money off of this event (hence why they keep doing it)... the least they could do is make sure riders lives aren't ruined (as much) if something goes wrong. They don't need to necessarily enrich them, but there should be a safety net IMO.
brussell mattwragg's article
Oct 9, 2015 at 6:54
Oct 9, 2015
brussell RichardCunningham's article
Oct 2, 2015 at 5:36
Oct 2, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Should All Competitors Be Compensated at the Red Bull Rampage?
"But they cover the logistics and came up with the idea. Who pays other professional athletes? Not the venue where they play. It's the team, which has sponsors. A good sponsor takes care of their athlete. Blame the industry, not the company that created the venue." You really can't compare this to most other sports because it's just not the same. Not too many other sports are set up to have just a bunch of individual events. There's normally a league of some sort and a players union independent from the actual teams and sponsors that covers these riders. Also, whose to say these riders even have teams? Sure most do, but they could easily invite people that don't have teams. And even if someone has an individual sponsor, a company throwing a guy a free bike every year isn't really a "team".
brussell mikekazimer's article
Sep 18, 2015 at 11:05
Sep 18, 2015
From DH Bikes to Super Boots: Randoms - Interbike 2015
Those Norco Ranges look awesome, but I find the pricing on them a little insane. I mean, it's not like $9000 for a full carbon bike is unheard of these days... but you'd think that if you're dropping almost 10G's on something, it'd at least come with a top of the line fork. $9000 and you don't even get a kashima fork with full (HS and LS) compression adjustments? Seems like an odd choice.
brussell mikelevy's article
Aug 11, 2015 at 12:37
Aug 11, 2015
Prototype Morpheus DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2015
I think that's just because our sense of price has been so warped by years of $10,000 bikes. $5500 USD isn't cheap. It's not uber expensive, but it sure as hell isn't cheap. If the YT Teus is anything to go by, it's that you can easily have a strong and light DH bike for ~$5000.
brussell mikelevy's article
Aug 11, 2015 at 12:34
Aug 11, 2015
Prototype Morpheus DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2015
>"Carbon Kona Operator is $4899 CAD" Boxxer RC vs Fox 40 RC2 Kage vs Fox DHX2 Zee VS SixC cranks and X0DH I'd say the extra $600 is well worth it. >Carbon Devinci Wilson is $4099CAD Boxxer RC vs Fox 40 RC2 Kage vs DHX2 Zee vs Carbon SixC and X0DH Elixir 5 vs Guides Those really weren't the best comparisons. The Morpheus is WAAAYYY better specced. Shit, you could buy the Morpheus, buy the new Wilson 27.5 frameset for $2700, and have a bike specced as well (Arguably better) as the $7000 Wilson with an extra Carbon Conspiracy frame as a backup (if for some reason you really didn't want the Morpheus frame).
brussell mikelevy's article
Aug 11, 2015 at 5:29
Aug 11, 2015
Kyle Jameson's 26" Wheeled Scott Gambler - Crankworx Whistler 2015
"Does Lewis Hamilton know how to set up the suspension on his F1 car? f*ck no!" What? Of course he does! Obviously he's not the ones actually changing it, but he's 100% giving the engineers feedback on what's good or bad. That exact skill is what is often given the most credit for all Schumachers chamionships... he was a wizard at testing and car set-up and knew exactly what feedback to give.
brussell mikekazimer's article
Aug 6, 2015 at 6:11
Aug 6, 2015
First Ride: Rocky Mountain Maiden
Anyone go on the website and take a look at the specs on some of the lower end models? They specced XT Brakes and Deore Brakes on the two lowest end models... why not Zee? The bikes are $5400 and $6700, there's no reason they can't be using downhill specific (four piston) brakes.
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