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chri edspratt's article
Nov 4, 2022 at 9:39
Nov 4, 2022
[Updated] Q3 Revenue Round Up: Falling Consumer Interest, Layoffs & Drop in Sales
@cuban-b: there was a quote from a Shimano manager saying that they do expect a higher demand in the future but can't scale the production in such a short time. It's not that you need to hire only more people - you need a site + very specialized machines. Not sure if they where just lucky enough that they couldn't react faster or if they where sure to be right but of course a mulit-million $ company having access to sales figures of pretty much the whole induscty has a better view on the market then small companies.
chri mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2022 at 12:05
Apr 20, 2022
Fazua's New Ride 60 Motor System Has More Power & Range
would be quite cool having the fazua in the next Rise. The ratteling of the EP8 is ... just not what I want. Saving another 0.7 kg+ is not bad either. Plus a removeable battery is another plus, so I can charge it in my RV when traveling
chri mattbeer's article
Mar 25, 2022 at 4:04
Mar 25, 2022
Review: Oak Components Root Lever - An Aftermarket Upgrade for Magura Brakes
Pretty solid lever for a pretty unsolid master cylinder. Interessing combination. The problem with Magura is not that the levers break a lot but that the membrane where the lever pushes against the master cylinder becomes leaky. Even though the 5 years warranty is a game of chance anyway using a non-Magura lever won't make it better and the MT7 master cylinder is rather expensive. "Worst they can say is no" ... + the dealer charges you for handling the non-warranty case (yes, that actually happend in the past)
chri mikekazimer's article
Oct 26, 2021 at 13:42
Oct 26, 2021
Specialized Announces New Riprock Kids' Bikes
I guess Woom and others will send a million thanks to specialized for not being able to compete
chri seb-stott's article
Oct 21, 2021 at 0:33
Oct 21, 2021
Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Weight
seems like a polarizing topic reading through the comments I'd point out that a good portion of the rider weight is basically what powers the system - mainly muscles - wheras the bike is "dead mass". The same way you could argue that ride weight does not matter when climbing if you only add muscles. Which btw would also be wrong as a bodybuilder type might be good at sprints but not on usual mtb tracks. Second thing is that there is much more then purely weight what drives the efficiency of a bike. From geometry to weight discribution and the characteristics of different materials regarding flex etc. (carbon). Not to mention the effects on how a bike handles. Even downhill bikes got a lot lighter during the past 10 years for a good reason. I would argue that most riders benefit more from the handling of a lighter bike than from more reliable parts. With my 72 kg naked I have actually never had problems with lighter parts (not super light). Might be different for heavier riders but looking at e-mtb the current parts can take a lot of force/abuse even the top range / light parts.
chri alicialeggett's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 1:22
Sep 21, 2021
Spotted: Wireless Electronic Suspension from RockShox
I was always wondering if its just to unpredictable for racing and a kind of electronic preset switch might be better. The latest spy shots on a fox RAD project looks like that. E.g how would the electonic know if you'd like to stay on top in rough terrain or if you'd like to suck it up. Different weather/trail conditions might also change how you'd like the suspention to work on the very same trail - especially under race conditions. Beside race and maybe bike parks I don't know anyone who changes the suspension setup depending on the trails they ride. So for the "normal" user it might benefit from such a system. But might turn out only dentists are willing to pay the price.
chri seb-stott's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 10:12
Sep 16, 2021
First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT
nice bikes For the LT I had a whishlist MX, option for DPX2, option for 160mm front, option for carbon wheels ... maybe a swat like door in the frame
chri dan-roberts's article
Sep 9, 2021 at 5:26
Sep 9, 2021
First Ride: SCOR 4060 - One Frame, Two Travel Options
What exactly is against the trend on these bikes? 29", 140-160 mm, carbon, slack (but adjustable), low shock .... sound familiar to me I admit I do like how they look but overall the frame is to heavy and it's not very different from other good bikes. Given that BMC is behind this brand one could expect more.
chri mattbeer's article
Aug 5, 2021 at 3:02
Aug 5, 2021
Fair Bicycle Releases Offset Saddle Clamp For RockShox Reverb Seat Posts
Not sure I would want to try anything that has a slight chance to make the seals of an reverb wear out even faster.
chri seb-stott's article
Aug 1, 2021 at 14:47
Aug 1, 2021
First Look: 2022 Orange Alpine Evo is Slacker & Longer with Shorter Travel
Is there a competition for the worlds ugliest bike?
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