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islander mikekazimer's article
Jul 10, 2020 at 19:20
Jul 10, 2020
Specialized Begins Selling Equipment Through Backcountry & CompetitiveCyclist.com
@tacklingdummy: money talks, right? All the armchairs can get all #waki as much as they want, but if buyers are sending big S the message that big shop R&D is what they trust, or local shop support is king, then all the rest can get in the back seat.
islander jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 17, 2020 at 21:00
Jun 17, 2020
Revenue Round Up: Strong Signs for the Bike Industry Following a Surge in Cycling Sales
@Hardtailhooligan: I'm guessing that the shops like your's aren't getting the YT's serviced inside of a month.
islander pinkbikeaudience's article
May 10, 2020 at 22:33
May 10, 2020
Remembering Stevie Smith, 1989-2016
I'm in Canada Can't see Follow Me segment.
islander pinkbikeaudience's article
May 10, 2020 at 22:08
May 10, 2020
Remembering Stevie Smith, 1989-2016
I grew up riding on the island where he learned his craft. I rode and rode but never like Steve. He was fearless and Canadian like Gord and so many before him. Proud to remember this warrior and say to all those youngsters - be like Steve - be humble, be fast, and be Canadian.
islander sarahmoore's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 17:26
Apr 30, 2020
Video: Strength Training with Nino Schurter in Episode 4 of 'Fitter, Faster, Stronger'
Why follow today's men's XC stuff? This guy. Not just euro strapped into 1.9's and lycra hidden behind a team tent. He shreds, he's humble and puts in the work. The ladies have been in this spotlight more, but good on Nino for showing how it gets done.
islander mattwragg's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 17:16
Apr 30, 2020
Opinion: Ode to an Oddball - Rediscovering Two-Wheeled Fun
Gravel (event cycling) gave the flatlanders of Iowa and the midwest something to do (cause they don't have descents needing 29x3 rubber). Then it was a place for all dropbar cyclists not wanting to be hit by texting drivers. It (event gravel cycling) also became the refuge for pro road tour domestiques. Still, it's something for everyone, just like singletrack, and more like the roots of early mountain biking than anything else out there on 2 wheels. Campers, the coffee outside, the wanderer and type II fun girl, and the retro guy in the Dirt Rag t-shirt...all gravel. More inclusive than anything I've seen and so it's no wonder the types of bikes are just as varied.
islander PaulComponentEngineering's article
Nov 17, 2019 at 8:08
Nov 17, 2019
Paul Components Releases Limited Run of Blue Anodized Components
@Mntneer: nailed it. Think of all the companies that didn't survive...or only their name survived through licensing. Paul just celebrated 30 years. They have kept with the times in all kind of ways that fill gaps in the market. Flat mount Klamper, done. That's a disc caliper that more field serviceable than other brakes. Thru axle QRs for all sorts of bikes? Also done. Heck, they even have a mounts for SRAM shifter pods and dropper post levers. They treat their employees well, and focus on domestic materials. Lots of buyers will like that. I've owned their rim brakes and a few other bits and the quality is top notch. Am happy to know that there's a thriving market for Paul stuff.
islander ENVE's article
Jun 26, 2019 at 10:45
Jun 26, 2019
Enve Announces $2100 M Series Wheels
Has the mtb industry ever gone >5 years without a hub spacing change that requires a new wheelset?
islander mikekazimer's article
Mar 20, 2019 at 6:58
Mar 20, 2019
First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower
Both this bike and the SB150 stuck with 12x148mm. If any type of bike should go 157mm, it's these long travel 29ers. As this just came out, I'm left scratching my head about future of 157mm. Is this going to be like 31.8 vs 35mm handlebars - 2 sizes in the marketplace year after year w/o a clear winner?
islander NOBLwheels's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 6:12
Dec 5, 2018
NOBL Wheels Announces New TR38 Rims
@Gregorysmithj1: and I like that Nobl and WAO's engineers are from Canada...Sorry but this 'merica first stuff is getting old.
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