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jzPV mikekazimer's article
Aug 6, 2020 at 7:43
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Schwalbe Announces 5 New Tire Casings & 2 New Tread Patterns
The sidewall gets thinner over time thorugh use and sometimes sealant that contains ammonia. So your tire is more likely to sweat over time. If a new tire is sweating you should claim a warranty right away.
jzPV bicyclerider's article
Aug 3, 2020 at 0:32
Aug 3, 2020
Building The World's Lightest 29er DH Bike With Dangerholm
Bruni said that tires fold more predictable in corners with 25mm rims and that's why he's running the ex471
jzPV jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 25, 2020 at 2:50
Jul 25, 2020
Super Lightweight Components From XC Race Bikes
@thegoodflow: because of rayleigh scattering
jzPV mikekazimer's article
Jul 22, 2020 at 13:20
Jul 22, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back?
@jfleming10: Great point. However with the experience in my community, I'm somewhat less optimistic. There was and is a very small group of dedicated people who build (illegal) trails and maintain them. These trails are the reflection of their "vision" and are in parts quite hard to ride with big, non straight gap jumps. Enduro bikes and ebikes have led to a huge trend since and tons of people use trails in that area, most of them don't care at all about maintenance or even trail etiquette and treat these delicate illegal trails just as a bikepark. Some lines were even altered to be easier, jumps were torn down and build smaller (and worse), which is ridiculous. If I can't ride something I build my own line or practice until I'm able, but I won't ever destroy the work of others. Some guy who is not originally from here even led journalists from magazines around these trails and they printed a story with GPS files! That was followed by a huge influx of riders from other regions and it all went downhill from there...officials closed trails and put up signs with threats of fines and everything. Even if there will be a legal trail center, which the ranger told us is unlikely, I doubt these original difficult lines will be tolerated. So for us and a handful of others all the work was pretty much in vain because of mountain biking becoming mainstream. Without a proper plan how to realise legal mountain bike areas in the state and enough space to adequately build trails I won't see a difference here anytime soon.
jzPV mikekazimer's article
Jul 22, 2020 at 10:39
Jul 22, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back?
the only ones asking that question are people from the industry...
jzPV jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 22, 2020 at 3:23
Jul 22, 2020
Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary by Releasing $9,900 Limited Edition ARC Hardtail
@CM999: It's not relevant that it comes out of the same factory as other bikes. Relevant is that the production runs for that frame are a fraction of that from bigger companies, so the manufacturer charges more. Think back to the first Grim Donut video, no one wants to move a finger for a couple of frames.
jzPV jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 21, 2020 at 14:50
Jul 21, 2020
Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary by Releasing $9,900 Limited Edition ARC Hardtail
@smartyiak: And how many mountain bikes does Specialized sell in a year? One can only guess (in Germany around 250000 mountain bikes without motor were sold in 2019), but let's say Specialized sell 100k globally. So how many does Yeti sell? Maybe 2000, or at most 10000? Economies of scale dictate their margins... And I doubt any serious amount of R&D (from an engineering standpoint, not only bikes) went into making a frame that light, they probably just weren't playing it that safe with the carbon layup as every other frame and simultaneously increased their quality control (hopefully)...
jzPV jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 21, 2020 at 7:35
Jul 21, 2020
Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary by Releasing $9,900 Limited Edition ARC Hardtail
I'm actually not shocked by the price... I won't buy one but for a one off edition with a frame that's not available otherwise and multiple custom components that's kind of ok. You can easily build up any Santa Cruz, Ibis or Specialized frame for 10k without any customising. If they really only sell this frame as this limited edition the design, construction and moulds will eat up a lot of their profits from this bike even without all the custom parts. They surely will make money with it, but I doubt as much as with their other bikes. That thing isn't made for profit, it's for prestige...
jzPV danielsapp's article
Jul 15, 2020 at 7:36
Jul 15, 2020
Ridden & Rated: 13 of the Best Dropper Posts
@tacklingdummy: no, they have a 185mm.
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