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ka-brap paulaston's article
Aug 13, 2018 at 4:08
Aug 13, 2018
Review: Norco's Aurum HSP1 29 is a High-Pivot Speed Demon
Tall guy, tall front end. Minnaar is also a rider who does this (more so with stem spacers than steerer tube spacers).
ka-brap GTBicycles's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 8:56
Aug 12, 2018
Wyn TV: Finals - Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 2018
@jmrmuc: Perhaps? Do we actually know if she tried to get sponsored/join a team and was rejected? Or has she been wanting to be doing the privateer thing? Kinda hard to see it as a failure of the bicycle industry at this point...
ka-brap natedh9's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 8:38
Aug 12, 2018
Finals Photo Epic: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
He's for sure got the speed and talent, there's just a lot of pressure on him I think. A lot of it is self-inflicted I imagine.
ka-brap natedh9's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 6:20
Aug 12, 2018
Finals Photo Epic: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
@Fix-the-Spade: To say it "never" goes well for Specialized isn't very accurate. People love to hate on them and think they curse athletes, but they have claimed many World Championships, some WC overalls, and a healthy amount of WC wins with the Demo. Two of Gwin's most famous runs are with the Demo. Could it go better for them? Of course. Are they never successful? Not true.
ka-brap natedh9's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 6:13
Aug 12, 2018
Finals Photo Epic: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
@vid1998: Trek's model is simply providing customers who shop online with an avenue to buy online. They are trying to appease online shoppers and LBS at the same time, but their model still sells bikes at full retail, whereas the real DTC brands are selling to end consumers at dealer cost. I totally see their reasoning for keeping shops in the loop but it is only a stepping stone to going full DTC eventually.
ka-brap natedh9's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 2:08
Aug 12, 2018
Finals Photo Epic: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
Going DTC is what is definitely a contributing factor enabling him to sell through 2 production runs of bikes. This was not happening when he was selling through a retailer network when Gee and Rachel were crushing it on Supremes. A lot of things have to come together and DTC is a sizable factor.
ka-brap natedh9's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 2:06
Aug 12, 2018
Finals Photo Epic: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
@hubertje-ryu: I'd say the big companies also have a good eye for talent and engineering some pretty kick ass bikes. Their success also proves this.
ka-brap natedh9's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 1:00
Aug 12, 2018
Finals Photo Epic: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
I think there will come a time when all companies go direct to consumer, even Trek, Specialized, and Giant. The only reason they are not yet is because of the huge dealer network that is currently in place, something Commencal never had (they were getting kicked out of every shop and why they were able to go DTC so easily). But, when these companies finally do, their buying power will really be obvious and smaller companies like Commencal will be under pressure once again.
ka-brap mikelevy's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 0:38
Aug 12, 2018
Cross-Country Tech - Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 2018
You have no idea how to set up a bike for rider fit, do you?
ka-brap mikelevy's article
Aug 12, 2018 at 0:37
Aug 12, 2018
Cross-Country Tech - Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 2018
It's more about the amount of drop between seat height and bar height. The American Eagles are pretty aggro and would kill me, while Anton's Trek is something I could take out for a Sunday cruise.
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