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dhx42 mikelevy's article
Mar 6, 2019 at 13:11
Mar 6, 2019
The Explainer: What's the Deal with Linkage Forks?
@mikelevy: I think you need hit up Scotch-Brite as an ad sponsor for the video series.
dhx42 SteelCityMedia's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 8:48
Mar 5, 2019
Video: Syndicate Pit Gibberish - Why Would You Run a Smaller Rear Rotor?
I think Marshy may be looking at this from a different lens than most of us. He's looking at heat and how that impact braking performance and he sees a DH bike at the end of each run. He may be seeing similiar heat between the front and rear and therefore is concerned about that heat impacting feel/performance over the course of a run. WC braking points are a lot different than your everyday riding and making sure the brakes are very consistent for very precise braking is probably his top priority. Versus the subtly in riding styles the rest of use with more last minute and random braking.
dhx42 danielsapp's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 11:27
Feb 28, 2019
First Ride: Revel's Rail Enduro Bike is an Impressive Debut
Why do companies send an image and geo numbers together. I get wanting to have the visual but couldn't the send the frame sketch with measurement key and then send the size chart in an .csv format or something so it's easy for a site print those numbers in an easy to read format??
dhx42 paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 6:16
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
Now if only this was a review for non ebike part...
dhx42 mikelevy's article
Feb 1, 2019 at 7:27
Feb 1, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
@millsr4: I think we're talking different things. If you don't think Carbon bikes are worth it and are disappointed GG is abandoning AL bike that is totally fine, but that doesn't mean that the market for the price for carbon bikes in its entirety is unreasonable, as you mentioned earlier. Most of us in disagreement with you are saying that the market price for carbon bikes is reasonable because the market for this good is very balanced. Whether you think a carbon bike is the right material or not, is a different discussion. If you think Carbon bikes aren't good value, there's an argument for that. However, you are just one plot on the entire demand curve that makes up the whole market. Given that carbon is becoming more popular, the market is disagreeing with you at the moment. Market's are living things, so who knows maybe it will shift more in line with your thinking in the coming years. But if we knew that, no one would be arguing on PB because we could predict the future...
dhx42 mikelevy's article
Feb 1, 2019 at 6:15
Feb 1, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
@SlodownU: Operating Margin is the margin for the business; not the margin of the direct costs associated with making each individual frame. The revenue generated by each frame needs to cover all direct supply and labor costs to make the frame plus all of the business costs that go into actually running a business, which people have outlined but this R&D and future resource development. Take the Clarus Corp, which owns Black Diamond and Sierra Bullets where BD makes up a lot of the revenue. Their operating margin is 4.2% or an EBITDA Margin of 8%. The margin on individual products is probably in the 50% range, but there are a bunch of other costs that go into managing a company that brings their products to market.
dhx42 mikelevy's article
Jan 31, 2019 at 18:09
Jan 31, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
@Ktron: can’t say it much better than that. Sometimes I feel like pinkbike needs a micro Econ 101 class.
dhx42 mikelevy's article
Jan 31, 2019 at 14:09
Jan 31, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
@millsr4: You may think they are but if the prices were actually ridiculous no one would buy the bikes... Since there are a number of bike brands and suppliers, new ones entering the space, and brands willing to invest in the space to make new product, I'd say the current prices aren't symptomatic of a market where they are out of line with demand... Check-out the latest earnings reports on outdoor brands (w/o any military contracts), it's not like the operating margins are 40% or something. They are pretty reasonable...
dhx42 mikelevy's article
Jan 31, 2019 at 13:51
Jan 31, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
@yupstate: Why should GG charge any less than anyone else? If they can make the bikes cheaper, they should make more...
dhx42 mikelevy's article
Jan 31, 2019 at 9:53
Jan 31, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
@bigwheels87: 100%. The issue for the small brands is less on the supply cost side and more on the ability to leverage overhead. These are significant expenses and these expenses above COG and this is especially true for a small company with an innovative process like GG. Takes some real leadership to do what they are doing. Hats off too them.
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