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kperras RichardCunningham's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 12:18
Oct 11, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
There's quite a few reasons why manufacturers don't wrap frames from the factory but I'll give you a few: - Shipping containers that exceed temperatures of 60*c during transport cause material deformation and defects. - Paint off-gassing causing a reaction with material adhered to it. - Long term effects of glue interacting with paint, leading to possible warranty scenarios. - Discoloration of the wrap material overtime as it gets sun-affected The list goes on. I applaud companies like RideWrap offering a high-end solution to protecting frames. We have staff in our office that have gotten their personal bikes wrapped and they look great. However, due to a myriad of known and unknown issues with adhering copious amounts of 3M or off-branded protective tape to bicycle frames, we're happy to let RideWrap provide this particular service.
kperras pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 6, 2017 at 14:55
Dec 6, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards: Innovation of the Year Nominees
@brianpark: I'd like to see collar to rail measurements before making this claim.
kperras BCBR's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 16:03
Nov 14, 2017
Gully Explores Route 16 with BC Bike Ride North - Video
I hit all the same destinations the week after, camping along the way. The fuel / food costs to drive there from Vancouver (need a truck when you're there) and ride for a week weren't insignificant. Adding guiding (with first aid knowledge...), transportation to and between locations, shuttling wear and tear, having staff cook, clean and attend to you, etc so you literally have to do nothing but ride is where the rest of the cost comes from. The logistics alone were very time consuming.
kperras mikelevy's article
Oct 23, 2017 at 9:35
Oct 23, 2017
Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition - Review
The early sample that Pinkbike received was sent without protectors but rest assured that the new Instinct comes with protectors on the seatstay, chainstay, and downtube.
kperras RichardCunningham's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 21:59
Jun 19, 2017
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees
Wade is already in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Bender certainly deserves to be in there along side him and the other pioneers of our sport.
kperras mikelevy's article
Jun 15, 2017 at 15:16
Jun 15, 2017
Staff Rides - Mike Levy's Rocky Mountain Element
@mikelevy: how many miles long and meters high is that? Tomo is the man.
kperras mikekazimer's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 11:11
Feb 23, 2017
Counterpoint: Do We Really Need E-Bikes?
Re: chasing the dollar. argument misses the point that in Europe, e-bike sales are growing while regular bike sales are shrinking. A few sources: - http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nieuws/2016/5/e-bike-sales-shows-double-digit-growth-in-main-markets-10126236 - https://ecf.com/sites/ecf.com/files/CONEBI%20market%20report%20analysis%202016_1.pdf - http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nieuws/2017/2/norway-e-bike-sales-doubles-compensating-for-drop-in-overall-market-10128997 - http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nieuws/2016/7/e-bike-import-shows-vast-growth-in-2015-10126775 Companies aren't just looking for new sources of revenue, they are responding to a market demand for these products. This addresses a second point you make: the growth of the sport. The conventional cycling market growth is slowing, while the e-bike market is growing at an exponential rate. It can reasonably be assumed that the cycling landscape is shifting whether we like it or not. This leads to a third point you make: trail access. A shifting cycling market will require a re-think in access policies, development, and management. Current infrastructure isn't equipped to deal with this new market or the growth of 2-wheeled access in general. It is unfair to saddle our current trail stewards with the burden of this growth but it would be unreasonable to adopt a "head-in-sand" approach to future development.
kperras RockyMountainBicycles's article
Dec 21, 2016 at 9:41
Dec 21, 2016
Three Mountains, One Mission - The Longest Day
Gentlemen, no trail names were given, no directions. A Triple crown would not be possible without treading lightly off the map. The only reason attention is brought to any trail that isn't sanctioned is because riders such as yourselves ride those trails, recognize them, and then discuss them in the public sphere. The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.
kperras seanstdenis's article
May 2, 2015 at 21:20
May 2, 2015
The Bikes and Riders of Whistler Bike Park Opening Day 2015
Fanny pack guy is Judd Duval, owner operator of Alpine Bike Parks.
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Feb 14, 2015 at 20:35
Feb 14, 2015
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