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Feb 8, 2023 at 11:24
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Must Watch: Reece Wallace's Wild Freeride House
Wow, amazing video. Very cool!!
jaytdubs Cannondale's article
Feb 7, 2023 at 19:41
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jaytdubs ibiscycles's article
Feb 7, 2023 at 10:57
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The Ibis DV9 Hardtail is Back
I don't take issue with it not being straight, I just think that the bent top tube aesthetic doesn't look good. It certainly is a distinguishing feature though and is probably something Ibis fans might appreciate.
jaytdubs mikelevy's article
Feb 7, 2023 at 5:41
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Ministry Cycles is Taking Pre-Orders for their Glued-Together Psalm 150
@duncanstrohnd: Soon you'll discover that this rock thing was true, that Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil and that Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet.
jaytdubs mikelevy's article
Feb 7, 2023 at 5:39
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Ministry Cycles is Taking Pre-Orders for their Glued-Together Psalm 150
@suspended-flesh: this is the comment I came here for. Its a love affair, mainly PinkBike and Ministry lyrics.
jaytdubs christinachappetta's article
Jan 31, 2023 at 9:38
Jan 31, 2023
Video: Workout With The Pros This Winter
I've recently switched to 16oz curls, helps me tack on more mass.
jaytdubs edspratt's article
Jan 30, 2023 at 13:34
Jan 30, 2023
BMC Launches New World Cup XC Team
@werts: This is the analysis we came here for.
jaytdubs henryquinney's article
Jan 27, 2023 at 4:24
Jan 27, 2023
5 Key Stats From Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
@ak-77: Nice analysis, your information on the UCI's accounts seems to suggest that DH racing (at this point) is an advertising cost center for bike manufacturers looking to sell bikes to viewing eyeballs (which wouldn't be a surprise).
jaytdubs henryquinney's article
Jan 26, 2023 at 9:27
Jan 26, 2023
5 Key Stats From Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
@ak-77: that's a great question, I also think that the exposure the Olympics bring to a sport and its resulting benefits have a lot to do with that sport's potential as a commercial venture. I'm sorry if this offends anyone, but most Olympic sports are only exciting because of the novelty and rarity of the Olympic games. Luge is awesome to watch, but only once every four years. That's not to say that all Olympic games are boring, but many are kept alive by the Olympics and dreams of glory. I think you can make the argument that popular spectator sports which can consistently draw excitement and eyeballs don't need the Olympics and might be better off without them. Call my bias, but I think DH Mountain Biking especially, if properly televised/covered and supported, can have much bigger commercial appeal than it does now (there are pros and cons to this, I'm not trying to take a stance on this subject). Locking one's hip with the IOC won't improve rider salaries, you can argue it hurts them. And while I do believe riders deserve a larger slice of the current pie, the main way they're going to get paid is by seeing the pie grow.
jaytdubs henryquinney's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 6:46
Jan 25, 2023
5 Key Stats From Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
I totally agree. What's also lost in this conversation is the duration of maximum earnings potential of these athletes. Pencil pushers hit there max earning years in their 40-50's,and have plenty of earnings runway for the decades leading into and exiting their "professional prime". Mountain Bikers, even if they're insanely talented, can only stay at the top of the sport for only so long. Folks can make the argument that mountain biking isn't THAT popular so this numbers make sense, I call BS. That's a convenient argument for those in control of the purse strings.... Without a doubt, riders will only get paid what they deserve if they can organize and collectively bargain for what they're due.
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