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gdharries brianpark's article
Nov 16, 2018 at 12:54
Nov 16, 2018
Pinkbike's Development Team Is Hiring
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gdharries scottsecco's article
Oct 23, 2018 at 10:29
Oct 23, 2018
Movies For Your Monday
I also took away how absolutely ridiculous the cost of mountain bikes and all of their related accessories is compared to skating. I recognize that comparing a complex bike to a simple skateboard is like comparing apples to oranges, but still. Here's people like Andy at the top of the sport - guys and girls - riding boards that you can basically buy at the skate shop for $200. On the other hand, there's a LOT of people who will spend $6,000-$10,000 for a bike. The pros are riding bikes in that range and far above. The cost is so incredibly high, yet after so many years the elder industry of skateboarding is much, much more affordable to everyone. And the reality is, who's having more fun? If it's equal, is it worth all that extra dough?
gdharries mikelevy's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 12:59
Sep 28, 2018
Bike Check: Brodie's 2002 8-Ball & the Case for Incremental Improvements
@bogey: Agreed, I owned a Brodie Evolution hardtail (with a Z1 MCR) that I abused, loved and put away wet. Good memories.
gdharries norcobicycles's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 10:29
Sep 28, 2018
Norco Releases New Budget-Friendly Fluid FS
@dkidd: No, but I've broken both a Santa Cruz and a Rocky Mountain. I've also bent enough seat posts to know to stay away from the high-end stuff. Big, strong, cheap and heavy is better than the alternative, which is walking out of the forest with your leg ripped wide open and your saddle in your hand. Been there. It sucks. Most mountain bike manufacturers sell frames with a 520-530 mm seat tube, max. There's a lot of us who could easily use another 50-100 mm (or more) in the frame itself.
gdharries mikelevy's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 10:21
Sep 28, 2018
Bike Check: Brodie's 2002 8-Ball & the Case for Incremental Improvements
Looks like a Ses...not in any way. The 8-Ball was a beautiful creation all its own. I particularly dug the tan version that Chris Glew used to ride.
gdharries norcobicycles's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 9:19
Sep 28, 2018
Norco Releases New Budget-Friendly Fluid FS
@AlbertInBC: Same problem. Then I just have a giant lever seesawing back and forth, wearing out the frame until it snaps. Having more seat-tube means I have more support underneath me. This is not to take away from what Norco has built here. Norco is one of my favourite brands, I have their Torrent HT bike. They make a lot of great stuff at affordable prices. I simply wish more manufacturers would take notice of how cyclists at either end of the spectrum - overly tall or overly short - have different needs than everyone else in the middle.
gdharries norcobicycles's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 20:07
Sep 27, 2018
Norco Releases New Budget-Friendly Fluid FS
@Svinyard: Riding up hills. Riding on flat stretches. That sort of thing. Seat goes down for descents, but it stays up for actual pedalling. That repeated motion - the subtle back and forth over and over again - breaks stuff.
gdharries norcobicycles's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 15:17
Sep 27, 2018
Norco Releases New Budget-Friendly Fluid FS
The seat-tube is still soooo short for a XL. 490?? I'd snap this seat-post and maybe even the corresponding seat-tube right off after enough time. I know because I've done it before on other bikes. When will manufacturers learn that cyclists looking for XL-sized frames want seat-tubes made with adequate length, support and strength?
gdharries RichardCunningham's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 13:51
Sep 18, 2018
Tariffs on Chinese Bicycles & Parts Will Begin Next Week
So what's the practical solution for consumers seeking a higher end bike but wanting to avoid the additional costs? Is it to purchase a bike frame and parts solely manufactured in America? Is that even possible these days? I know that back in the late 90s and early 2000s it was, but I don't think is anymore. Enlighten me.
gdharries danielsapp's article
Aug 24, 2018 at 12:05
Aug 24, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Listen to Music While Riding?
I think riding a bike - especially while commuting or in the city, yikes! - is far more dangerous for you and others if you have headphones on. You can't be aware of vehicles, humans, animals, falling rocks or trees, etc. and here you are, a vulnerable object at speed, ready to be crushed. Don't do it. Ever.
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