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eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2020 at 20:58
Sep 10, 2020
Why Do Luxury Brands Keep Producing Crappy Mountain Bikes?
@mikealive: or you could do this... spend a FUCK TON of money to get a special bike made to promote your brand... this project was kind of insane.... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-10-11/why-this-11-000-bicycle-makes-sense-for-hermes
eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2020 at 14:20
Sep 10, 2020
Why Do Luxury Brands Keep Producing Crappy Mountain Bikes?
Commonly these kinds of bikes with brand names on them are licensing deals. The brands themselves dont develop the bikes at all. They sell the right to use their name to a third party who then sells the bikes. The third party is likely a company who's niche is selling licensed brands on random products. Not sure about the AMD deal, but for sure the car company bikes like GMC and Cadillac fall into this category.
eriksaun brianpark's article
Jun 7, 2020 at 9:42
Jun 7, 2020
eriksaun pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 13, 2020 at 9:12
Apr 13, 2020
Video: 11 New Apparel & Protection Products - Pond Beaver 2020
The best is that in the early days of his battles with the UCI the director was Heine Verbruggen aka “Heinie”... this battle devolved into a public and acrimonious personal feud. Opportunities were missed in the media for so many great jokes.
eriksaun danielsapp's article
Mar 10, 2020 at 19:03
Mar 10, 2020
Sea Otter Classic Rescheduled for October
i am so impressed that you mention California Enduro Series in the same breath at Sea Otter and TBW.... we've come up!
eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 13:33
Feb 18, 2020
UCI Launches 5-Round eMTB World Cup XC Series
@NorCalNomad: i'll be by later to criticise your work ethic and question the logic of how you spend your money...
eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 12:15
Feb 18, 2020
UCI Launches 5-Round eMTB World Cup XC Series
@hamncheez: you dont always draft... or say if you put 6 guys on the front with aero wheels and aero bikes and aero helmets and aero suits and aero socks you can make the pace go real high with no extra cost in your effort... sux for you to be out in front by 2 minutes losing watts to all that drag from your bad socks with these guys motoring you down... even so, everyone has to hit the front at some point if you want to win a race, and then it counts to have all these aero bits... a ton of patents exist for aero stuff from all companies, it has been reported that castelli has patents on some of it's shapes for clothing, as do others... i havent gone to the length to research the patents on my own though... i am just trusting the reporting...
eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 11:37
Feb 18, 2020
UCI Launches 5-Round eMTB World Cup XC Series
@MeloBikeCO: ha... no... but there needs to be a rule about how much leg oil you can use when its cold... there are rules about the fit of the clothing to eliminate wing suits (which they used to do) and then also to eliminate aero coatings (which they used to do- JT did it in DH famously) and then the specs of the weaves of the fabric to eliminate micro surfaces integrated into the fabrics (which they used to do)... its especially tough when a company can patent these "inventions" that create clear advantages of tens of watts at a given effort... which translates into like 20-30sec over 25 miles... that is very significant... in the end, like DH, half the regs are to make cycling look a certain way, and then half are to limit the equipment arms race from getting way out of hand... which we even have seen in running lately with Nike's carbon running shoes...
eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 9:24
Feb 18, 2020
UCI Launches 5-Round eMTB World Cup XC Series
@NorCalNomad: to be fair- the idea is that socks should be socks, not aerodynamic fairings for the body that cost $100 each and make it even harder for riders from poorer countries to compete in international competitions that are national team based like worlds or olympics... especially on the track...
eriksaun jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 9:22
Feb 18, 2020
UCI Launches 5-Round eMTB World Cup XC Series
yes... i've thought ebikes may get mtb finally close to some format like Hard Enduro... long duration and difficult courses that tax the battery and require fitness, technical ability, and some strategy for battery conservation...
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