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gnralized dan-roberts's article
May 22, 2020 at 4:14
May 22, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight
I agree. From my 1st gen sight 650b I ever thought that low ratio (i.e. relatively long shock stroke) with high ratio progression and light compression tune was desirable features on a full-sus...
gnralized RichardCunningham's article
May 14, 2020 at 5:26
May 14, 2020
Henty Enduro Backpack - Review
@talkinghead: The ortlieb only works with bottles, it has 2 slot for standard bicycle bottles, so you can use any volume. Usually for small laps I go with one small bottle on my frame and one other on the pack (1.2 l), but I can carry as much as 3 litters on frame and hip pack if needed.
gnralized mikelevy's article
May 13, 2020 at 7:21
May 13, 2020
Video: What's the Deal with Cross-Country Racing? - The Explainer
What's the Deal with Cross-Count(r)y Racing ? - Cross-country racing is the only type of mountain biking in the Olympics. Well, I guess you said everything... Quite genuinely curious about percentage of PB attendance that actually practice whatever Olympic summer game sport...
gnralized danielsapp's article
May 12, 2020 at 0:43
May 12, 2020
Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset
What did you expect when mounting tires named "Kraken" on carbon rims ???
gnralized mikelevy's article
May 11, 2020 at 0:22
May 11, 2020
Review: Spot's Ryve 115 29 is a Part-Time Racer Doing Trail Bike Duty
You'd better lower that main pivot point....
gnralized mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2020 at 5:02
May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
@Jonnysnow: It's just a joke, mate. "if you have (make) children (together), keep me one for hunting" i.e. as a hunting dog. That's what we said to people arguing with too much intensity/lame arguments in my place. Mate, would YOU threaten a child on a forum about bike parts ? So why do you think someone else would ?
gnralized dan-roberts's article
Apr 18, 2020 at 0:56
Apr 18, 2020
Review: YT's All-New Izzo Trail Bike
@TonieMelonie: Retail price for most mainstream companies bike's in France is in the 1.8x-2x wholesale price range ... So it give you an idea of margins from raw to wholesale... I can give you the production cost of a mainstream company alloy or CF full-sus frame exwork in TW if you like to put a real value on what you maybe ride, but it will tear you apart ;-) Better put some money on a Nicolai if you want to invest in design, conception and materials rather than marketing, multiples commercial intermediaries, transport, custom and importation fees...
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2020 at 12:49
Apr 11, 2020
Field Trip: YT's $2,299 Jeffsy Base 29 - A Value Packed All-Rounder
1. There is importation taxes for non euro stuff coming from TW or US for 4.7% of stuff prices + shipping fees + VAT, so roughly +25 % difference with US wholesale prices just entering euro zone. Sure, US customers have to pay sale taxes, but it still 10% average less than 25%. 2. Fox US is not fox germany or fox france. Fox US SELL its products to euro distributors, who sell it to shops. Distributors have to make a liitle benefit even if they should make money on sales volume, not on the product itself. If FOX sold directly to euro shop, prices will lower a bit due to no distributors, but unless they build their stuff in Europe, prices will still be higher in Europe. Conversely, euro stuff is overpriced too in US for same reasons. Just ask the price for a DT 240s hub in USA and you will get a stroke.
gnralized sarahmoore's article
Apr 11, 2020 at 1:02
Apr 11, 2020
Pets of Pinkbike - Pond Beaver 2020
Piper specs and settings makes my day ! I'm waiting for a long term review.
gnralized mikelevy's article
Apr 7, 2020 at 1:37
Apr 7, 2020
First Look: Fox's New 36, 38, & 40 Forks - Pond Beaver 2020
@ Rgdelgadillo No you don't. Your fork is still 140-180mm capable (27.5), with a contained weight and an excellent damper. I've been riding 170mm 36 for a long time (5 years, NA, NA2, RC2, GRIP2) on 150-155mm 27.5 rear travel trail bikes and I don't need a beefier nor heavier fork. I'm not ready to pay the +200g penalty to increase my fork travel from 160 to 170mm. I can however understand the benefit on a longer travel enduro 29er race bike. I was expected at least a lighter (like step cast) version of the 36 with better damper than the fit4 to fill the gap in the 140-160mm range between fox 34 and 36, to match the new breed of short travel trail bikes with progressive geometry (like the new norco optic) that don't need a 1995 g fork with bleed valves. Despite that they put on market a 36 with same weight and less travel option than the current 36. Sorry Fox, I'm an assumed fanboy running A LOT of your products, but you still miss something to match the 1832g Pike in your lineup. So keep your fork and be happy with it. For me there is no gain in the new 2021 36, instead I'm gonna get me a bunch of 2020 36...
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