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johnkk sarahmoore's article
Aug 6, 2020 at 16:41
Aug 6, 2020
Video: Trek Supercaliber vs Cannondale Scalpel vs Canyon Lux vs Specialized Epic - Field Test Round Table
Thanks for doing this PB, good stuff. Devil's advocate position on the Canyon Lux: it's the better bike on terrain ridden by the vast majority of people in the world that consider themselves XC riders. Many (most?) XC style riders on the planet are on "efficiency" terrain much more so than Squamish style singletrack or a World Cup XC course.
johnkk sarahmoore's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 19:02
Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
Agreed. Also worth noting there is a $3400 carbon version of the Lux. A rare price point for carbon full suspension.
johnkk jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 15:44
Jul 30, 2020
Shimano Redesigns Value XC Shoes and Upgrades Enduro Shoe Rubber
Good price point on the XC3. Any details on outsole material or stiffness?
johnkk dan-roberts's article
Jul 29, 2020 at 11:30
Jul 29, 2020
Giant Launches Its Lightest Ever Aluminium Hardtail to Bring More Affordability to XC Bikes
@swansong: My humble advice is to not worry about "outdated geo" or pre-boost hub spacing in your search. Many millions of miles of mountain bicycle trails have been enjoyed without those "benefits."
johnkk mikelevy's article
Jul 29, 2020 at 7:05
Jul 29, 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Pinkbike Field Test - Cross-Country Bike Edition
@hllclmbr: Sadly the 27.5 Pivot Mach 4 is ded. The Mach 4 is 29 only nowadays. Pivot does actually still have the 27.5 Les hardtail, and thankfully it's standard 27.5 (not plus).
johnkk dan-roberts's article
Jul 28, 2020 at 18:54
Jul 28, 2020
Giant Launches Its Lightest Ever Aluminium Hardtail to Bring More Affordability to XC Bikes
@danny611: it's alloy so just have your shop drill holes in it when you're done racing it. Won't harm a thing.
johnkk jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:14
Oct 3, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
@PHeller: Then the selling point is the convenience of picking up your new bike at the Walmart just down the street from your house. Probably allowed to test ride it. Don't like it after purchase? Drive 5 minutes and return it. Much, much more appealing to great numbers of potential bike purchasers compared to searching online for chinese carbon frames, doing homework on the frame and retailer, dealing with international shipping and returns, sourcing all the components and doing the build-up DIY...
johnkk jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 3, 2019 at 7:26
Oct 3, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
Let's see the salaries of engineers at Specialized giving us all these "advancements" in recent years that 90% of people riding mountain bicycles on trails don't need. Way too much focus on the manufacturing/engineering side on squeezing out that next 1% gain in performance, then convincing us through marketing (or forcing us in the case of Boost) that we need it.
johnkk jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 3, 2019 at 7:14
Oct 3, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
Doubt they are taking a loss, even at these prices.
johnkk jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 3, 2019 at 7:08
Oct 3, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
Pleased to see this. Prices of big brand quality mountain bikes jumped the shark years ago. Too many highly paid engineers on staff working on "advancements" that most riders never needed. Boost? Don't need. Long, low, slack? Don't need. 12-speed, electronic shifting, handlebar diameter changes, four piston brakes, blah blah... don't need.
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