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clarky78 brianpark's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 6:43
1 days
Graham Agassiz Pulls Out of Red Bull Rampage
Honestly I don't understand the Fest. It just seems to me that's it's a bunch of guys hanging out and riding. And the same line over and over at that. It's not a competition is it? Rampage is totally different.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 13:45
2 days
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@Racer951: whether I enjoy my job or not is beside the point. And I'm not bitter about customers, my original point was based on them and therefore I'm acting more as a voice of the people saying looks are important..! My original statement was saying how many use looks as a major purchasing point. This isn't based on just personal opinion...
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 10:50
2 days
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@gclarida: laughable response. Don't read it but bother enough to make some pointless comment. The fact you will comment about something you acknowledge to not knowing or reading about proves your stupidity.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 17, 2017 at 15:14
Sep 17, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@Racer951: How am I a hypocrite? I stated I won't ride an ugly bike. My Sam isn't ugly, it's just also not the greatest looking bike. Someday I think it looks quite nice. But mostly it's just OK. Cost has only been mentioned by you not me. And the irony is that working in a bike shop I can't afford the kind of bikes I could if I didn't work in a bike shop... therefore cost has to come above all else for me right now. But if cost wasnt a consideration (or was merely a restriction to a few options) appearance would totally be a major deciding factor for my purchase. Also as I started with, I'm talking about the 90% of riders who can't really tell the difference between a good bike and bad. The rich people the can buy what they want and will chose the one that looks best or is going to give them the most trail cred. Of all the semi-serious through to serious riders do you think actually test ride many bikes?? And the amateurs, the ones that make the bulk of the sales, how many you think test ride or can tell the difference from a test ride enough to chose geometry or suspension kinematics (they won't know what it even is) over the best paint job... Your deluded pal.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 16, 2017 at 15:17
Sep 16, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@Racer951: Ugly is personal, of course. But it's basically ugly. Even Finns agree, and they are extremely loyal people who buy and swear by Finnish design.. I wouldn't ride an ugly bike with great geometry, because there is always another choice anyway with similar geo. I ride a Focus Sam Team... but I got it at a good price at the shop I work at and I don't think it is particularly good-looking, nor does it have perfect geo for me as I'm tall and would prefer some more stack height, but price trumps all for me right now, and can't get close to it for spec at the price anywhere else due to my discount.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 12:08
Sep 15, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@gclarida: I realise you pinkbike asshats are incapable of understanding basic English. Let alone considering the words beyond your own line of thought. I didn't say I co wider looks more than anything. It's a generalisation.. every review of a bike, EVERY, has tons of comments regarding the bikes looks. It is high if not top in many people's decision. Nobody will buy a bike they think is butt-ugly. You think that the bring brands spend thousands and thousands on style and appearance for shits and giggles?! Seriously? If you do your stupid and wrong. The small amount of people who Test ride bikes before buying it even read reviews in miniscule versus the amount who buy direct or online and they will base at the very least the initial decision on looks. Many will chose between 2 models they like based on looks also.. looks matter... FACT.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 2:58
Sep 15, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
Well though the reasoning is sound, it's a shame because the Pole bikes are the ugliest bikes in the industry and that Carbon mock up looks sweet. Saying aesthetics comes last might be good to some people but I think it's a stupid thing because looks sell bikes more than anything. All the major brands produce alloy bikes the look nive, some even look like carbon so why does Pole have to make their bikes looks so damn crap?
clarky78 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 7:05
Sep 13, 2017
Trailforks Mobile App Exceeds 500,000 Download Milestone
Unfortunately, this k8nd of app is only as useful as the data on it.. and in my neck of the woods there are barely any trails to speak of.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 8:54
Sep 7, 2017
It's The Final Randoms - Eurobike 2017
@dfiler: Why on earth are you going on about electric vehicles in motor sport...??? What has that got to do with ebikes for recreational use?! If they created faster ebikes for racing that is a different thing that would be purely used on a race course anyway. If the law states a limited speed, manufacturers have to stick to it or they can't sell the product. If people hack it as I have said before, that is a different thing and a problem that cannot be controlled or policed.
clarky78 paulaston's article
Sep 5, 2017 at 5:07
Sep 5, 2017
It's The Final Randoms - Eurobike 2017
@dfiler: have you READ ANYTHING about ebikes? Are you another hater troll that just starts running your mouth without knowing any of the facts? Ebikes are limited to 25kmh. By law. That's slower than a slow thing on a really slow dull day On road. Hence they are for off road duties. And limited.. By law. So no, they won't get faster and faster unless people hack them, or are buying some crappy non-pedelec which is not what is being shown on this site. Oh yeah, by the way, did I mention they are limited.. to 25 Kmh...BY LAW?!
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