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Jul 7, 2019 at 12:11
Jul 7, 2019

Diamondback Mission XL

$1200 USD
This is my 2015 Diamondback Mission, perfect entry level Enduro/All Mountain mtb for someone 6’ or taller. XL Frame, 27.5” wheels Fox Float Shock with 3 position lever, recently rebuilt X-Fusion Vengeance 170mm Fork (burlier than the stock fork, rebuilt a couple weeks ago only a couple rides on it since then) Shimano brakes and drivetrain (180mm rotors and 1x10 with Zee derailleur) Have two bar and stem options, will include both with the bike - raceface atlas low rise bars, renthal fatbar 38mm rise, both 780mm wide - 50mm kore stem, 60mm stock stem (I think it’s Easton) Rear wheel has a broken spoke but is still rolls good, derailleur may need clutch tightened (chain pops off in rough sections sometimes), front chainring has a couple teeth broken off, fork has a small scratch in one stanchion.

dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 26, 2019 at 16:55
Jun 26, 2019
Interview: Martin Maes - "I'm Not Guilty... I Just Made a Stupid Mistake"
I don't know why PEDs are outlawed in any type of bicycle sport to begin with. The guys aren't out there punching each other, let them have the extra strength and endurance and let's see how fast human beings can go. Drug testing in sports like mountain biking does no good. Look at what happened to Broc Tickle, took like 2 years for WADA to even tell him what his punishment was. For hockey, boxing, etc I get why you need to test guys because they are out there hitting each other, but for mountain biking fuck drug tests. Let the guys take EPO, testosterone, and whatever else they want.
dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 22, 2019 at 9:37
Jun 22, 2019
Giant Declares 'Made in China' Era Over Citing Trump Tariffs
@scott-townes: Don't worry I know all about that. What I can see happening is a big car loan ABS drop will cause a sell off and the corporate debt will keep things down over a long period of time. And it will start right around August or September of 2020. Trump will obviously do what he can to stop it unless he doesn't want to get re-elected, but it will be tough to fight all of that. The corporate debt bubble won't be the starting point, but it will turn a small recession into a big one that lasts for a while. And when things do turn around it will make growth slower than it normally would be. This is all my opinion, I'm not a financial advisor and I very well could be wrong, but this is my guess on what will happen.
dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 22, 2019 at 7:40
Jun 22, 2019
Giant Declares 'Made in China' Era Over Citing Trump Tariffs
@scott-townes: Its not as ridiculous as you think. If a million people defaulted on their car loans asset backed securities might plummet, which could drag the whole stock market down. That's pretty much how the last recession happened. Computers do most of the trading now and just run on algorithms. If the right chain of events happens it could trigger a massive sell off. And if things are timed right, it could influence politics. Coincidentally, the 08 crash happened right before Obama's first election. We could see the same thing next year if certain people or companies want Trump out.
dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 21, 2019 at 20:08
Jun 21, 2019
Giant Declares 'Made in China' Era Over Citing Trump Tariffs
@irck: With nice bikes its more toward the 2 end of that spectrum , but its not elitist nonsense. Tons of people in America are under a mountain of debt because they don't follow those rules. I'm guessing in Australia you guys are generally smarter with your money, but Americans don't know what they're doing. There's 7 million people here that are at least 3 months behind on their car payment. The last recession was caused by dumbasses using shitty loans to buy houses that they couldn't afford. And yes 2k is barely anything in the US, it can easily be saved up over a few months if you work full time. A million dollars isn't even a lot of money in America if we take a broad view of things.
dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 21, 2019 at 14:41
Jun 21, 2019
Giant Declares 'Made in China' Era Over Citing Trump Tariffs
@irck: Mountain biking is a luxury for most people, not a necessity. With luxury items, in general, if you can't afford to buy at least 2-4 of them you shouldn't be buying one. $2000 is a 40% increase, big difference percentage wise, but its barely anything in terms of the actual number of dollars. If paying 7k vs 5k is a big deal to you then you need to save more money before making the purchase.
dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 21, 2019 at 12:50
Jun 21, 2019
Giant Declares 'Made in China' Era Over Citing Trump Tariffs
@HurricaneCycles: In my opinion, consumerism and poor financial education is the main problem with mountain bikers. I'm sure in other industries there are plenty of examples of it being something else, but with mountain biking everyone is always complaining about how expensive everything is yet they still go buy it. People will be buying bikes they can't afford no matter how expensive they are, the companies are just taking advantage of those people's stupidity and as you pointed out China helps them exploit that even more. You would laugh at how many guys I see out there with $5k-6k bikes that can barely make it through some brake bumps. People complain about the price of a $5k bike going up to $7k because of tariffs. If you can't afford to pay $7k you shouldn't be buying the $5k bike in the first place, it isn't financially smart. The communist chinese are awful people, biggest mass murderers ever, but the government there is all part of a plan for complete control by those rich people you mentioned. And those rich people are ultimately also the ones running the advertisements and creating the tv shows and movies that push consumerism.
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dbagbiker YTIndustries's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 21:29
Jan 29, 2019
Video & Photo Story: What it Takes to Race Red Bull Hardline
Respect for riding all of that, so gnarly! They need to add some massive gaps to the World Cup tracks, would make those races even more exciting and bring in more views from people who don't ride.
dbagbiker jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 17:56
Nov 27, 2018
Higenamine & Oxilofrine: What Are the Banned Substances that Jared Graves & Richie Rude Tested Positive For?
@ukr77: Oh I assumed they handled the testing because they were mentioned a few times in the article. I doubt they're in cahoots with the Russians, they hit Sharapova way too hard. They just suck at creating fair punishments and probably have too big of a list of banned substances.
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