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dhx42 sarahmoore's article
Dec 5, 2019 at 13:52
Dec 5, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Pivot Mach 4 SL - Thoroughbred XC Racer
@bikefuturist: The Joplin/Tallboy is definitely an XC bike. But it's not an XC Race bike. You can do an XC race on it but it's not ideal or going to be the best piece of equipment for the job. However, you'll have a blast doing a 30-50 mile ride on it with a bunch of climbing. That's a big difference from a Hightower/Megatower (just to stay in the SC family for ease of comparison) which too have their differences. The hightower will be great for your ride with some techy/fast descending that also requires some climbing and maybe some mellow connector trails but is step below the Megatower when you go lineup between the tape in an enduro race.
dhx42 sarahmoore's article
Dec 5, 2019 at 9:56
Dec 5, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Pivot Mach 4 SL - Thoroughbred XC Racer
Why don't we just use a Race v Non Race distinction. This Pivot like the Joplin, F-Podium, Top fuel, etc. are XC bikes vs. Supercaliber or Spark RC are XC Race Bikes. You could use the same for Trail bikes being either Trail or Enduro vs. Trail Race or Enduro Race... There's a real difference between a race bike and high-end non race bike despite them being the same "category"
dhx42 edspratt's article
Nov 15, 2019 at 7:18
Nov 15, 2019
Enve's Air Pressure Station Will Inflate Your Tires to the Perfect Pressure... for $750
@sino428: Don't disagree, but I think it's funny when people worry about a click or two here and there and then don't check their tire pressure before a ride. I'm guilty of this from time to time. Bought a simple digital pressure gauge a couple seasons back. Makes a huge difference.
dhx42 edspratt's article
Nov 15, 2019 at 6:44
Nov 15, 2019
Enve's Air Pressure Station Will Inflate Your Tires to the Perfect Pressure... for $750
While this is this a bit much, it is interesting how much time people put into their suspension but kind of ignore their tire pressure.
dhx42 sarahmoore's article
Nov 7, 2019 at 11:06
Nov 7, 2019
Consumers Threaten to Boycott Backcountry.com as Retailer Sues Businesses for Using the Term ‘Backcountry’
@Farmerjosh: Sure. You can have a public firm with private investment fund (i.e. PE). However, that's quite different than say Vista Outdoor or VF. You also cannot generalize all PE firms. They all have different strategies and objectives. There are plenty of good firms out there and plenty of bad ones. However, if you are going to generalize, the more a PE firm staff and partners need to get involved in the management of a portfolio company, the more you can assume that portfolio company suffers from bad management, which while under pressure from ownership, makes poor decisions.
dhx42 sarahmoore's article
Nov 7, 2019 at 7:07
Nov 7, 2019
Consumers Threaten to Boycott Backcountry.com as Retailer Sues Businesses for Using the Term ‘Backcountry’
How does Private Equity own everything when multiple companies you listed are publicly traded? I understand the frustration but you have to get the facts right...
dhx42 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 3, 2019 at 7:36
Oct 3, 2019
The Privateer: Back Between The Tape at EWS Northstar
I mentioned this in another video but the lack of high-level racing until the end of the season is a major disadvantage. How do you get a feel for race pace when you're jumping in at round 6? I disagree that factory support doesn't lead to X% increase in results. Look at Eddie Masters. Vanzacs life, to low-tier sponsor, to Pivot with real support on the bike and suspension and he finishes top 10 EWS and top 30 WC DH while missing rounds due to injury this year. That's a big step from where he was previously. Sure experience and his riding has gotten better but you don't think the Pivot/Fox support made a difference? It has to make a 10-20% difference. Put Greg Minnaar on old bike with privateer budget, you think he's getting the same results?
dhx42 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 19, 2019 at 9:37
Sep 19, 2019
The Privateer: Racing Against The Best at EWS Whistler
@SnowshoeRider4Life: First EWS of this season. I think that is a major disadvantage. As Walker said, you only get yourself in these types of situations racing. The training is important but is Adam doing enough elite races? Time and experience between the tape is a big help.
dhx42 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 6:51
Sep 12, 2019
Video: Eddie Masters & Matt Walker Send The Brodie 8-Ball Down The Pinkbike Hot Lap
@brianpark: Any chance we get to see Levy rebate this on his normal bike?
dhx42 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 13:02
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@R-M-R: That's fair. I guess my point being that a spinal injury is about as severe as it gets before being life threatening and given they knew the other options were going to be significant delays, you'd think an adjustment would be made. And without all of the proper scans available at the scene, there was definitely an opportunity for this being way worse than initial thought.
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