gavind

Used to manage a WC team - but after having my bank account drained to zero (and then supplementing this with money I had to spend the next three years paying off) I saw the light and now just pleb around the industry.

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gavind nathanhughes's article
Aug 29, 2019 at 3:25
Aug 29, 2019
Photo Epic: Track Walk - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
@Maxcommencemal: Logged in just to up-vote that
gavind dan-roberts's article
Jun 15, 2019 at 0:04
Jun 15, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Marin Mount Vision Suspension Analysis
I own one (well the Polygon version anyway). Have had it for 9 mths. I got it pretty cheap and had tried a couple of demos so just took a punt. So far I am pretty happy. It is great in some ways, a bit so-so in others. I think it is the kind of bike that would not suit someone who owns a rig for every type of riding as it is the versatility that makes it a standout. It is also by no means a light, poppy kind of bike - more bulldozer with low attachment
gavind dan-roberts's article
Jun 14, 2019 at 23:58
Jun 14, 2019
gavind Beyond-The-Tape's article
May 13, 2019 at 14:58
May 13, 2019
Podcast: Finding the World's Top Talent, Handling Negative Feedback & More with Martin Whitely
I got to know Martin over a two year period as a WC Team manager. It seemed like the Honda Team was always right next to us - which was awesome for making our crap, under budget team look even more crap and under budget. I will be honest I found him to be a bit of a prick. He ‘ran’ the team association like his own little play thing and and made it pretty clear to a lot of us that we were not part of the ‘club’. I temper this with the fact that maybe we were all a bit jealous of him. Yes he has a big head about things, but he has earned it. As long as riders and sponsors know what motivates him then it is fine.
gavind RichardCunningham's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 13:26
Mar 5, 2019
Marin Releases the 2019 Mount Vision
I decided to comment because unlike most (ANY) of you, I own one of these NAILD bikes - in my case the Polygon Xquarone EX9. BLUF - yes it is ugly. Ugly like I have not known before in a bike, if I am being honest. But I have never bought a bike because it looked pretty, so I wasn't going to not buy a bike just because it makes me feel a little ill if I look at it too long. I bought it because of how the test rig rode. That's right kids - I test rode a bunch of bikes and then bought the one that rode the best. This bike will not be for everyone and unlike some reviewers I do not believe it is a Swiss Army knife. It pedals like a hard tail and goes through crap down hill like a bulldozer on pillows, but it does not corner like it is on rails and real steeps can leave it struggling. One issue that I am still unsure of is the pressure the setup puts on the rear shock. I read a lot from folks who said that 'mates of theirs' had issues, but given none of them could identify who these people were I took it as being just the usual keyboard projections. After four months however I had my rear shock in 'stuck down' and that is the first time that has ever happened. I have had it back for three months and have been really flogging the shit out of it to see if there is a repeat of the issue, but nothing yet. So would I buy it again? Yes - at the price I paid :) I picked this one up on the very cheap side, so I would not pay the retail asking price or even that minus 30%. The bike is great, but I am already finding where its limits are and looking at what I could replace it with, but that'll be a couple of years off and after a lot more testing. Happy to answer any questions people have about it, too.
gavind PROPAIN-Bicycles's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 15:37
Oct 12, 2018
Propain Launches New Tyee Carbon & Tyee AM Carbon
@toad321: they do - it's called the Hugene
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 7, 2018 at 14:18
Oct 7, 2018
Rocky Mountain Has 160 Bikes Stolen From Container
I remember back in the early 2000's Cannondale Australia lost a whole shipment of bikes from their warehouse. Nothing was ever found, but two years later I was in South Korea and noticed a lot of the brand (not something you see anywhere - lots of Cannondale). I was doing some work with the brand overseas at the time and happened to mention what I had seen to their Global Marketing guys. They just looked at me and said they sell F*$*$ all there... Guess I found their missing bikes.
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 21:54
Dec 4, 2017
Hardcore Hardtails, Ultralight Chainguides, Gearbox Goodness, and More - Tech Briefing, November 2017
@ WAKIdesigns An interesting comment to state that riding a HT is only for the less skilled. Maybe it just got lost in translation.
gavind COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 4:17
Jul 20, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - 180mm All-Mountain Bike With HPP Suspension System
@Crankmiester: still not as much fun as the Canfield The One.
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 8, 2017 at 1:31
Jun 8, 2017
Pivot - UCI World Cup DH Fantasy Contest - Rd 3, Leogang 2017
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