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kusa alicialeggett's article
May 5, 2021 at 12:39
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Thought Experiment: What's the Heaviest Trail Bike We Could Build for $10k?
My Banshee Scream weighted 21kg with Monster T and DMR BMX style cranks 15 or so years ago....
kusa edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2021 at 12:32
Apr 30, 2021
kusa edspratt's article
Apr 29, 2021 at 18:14
Apr 29, 2021
CyclingTips Digest: Weird Kickstarter Campaigns, $1,000 Oversized Pulley Cages, Peter Sagan Scams & More
Also this! The comments are ... sad. But what people expected. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/superstrata-bike#/comments
kusa edspratt's article
Apr 29, 2021 at 18:08
Apr 29, 2021
CyclingTips Digest: Weird Kickstarter Campaigns, $1,000 Oversized Pulley Cages, Peter Sagan Scams & More
You can pledge just 1USD and let them burn in comments. I really hate scammers and they obviously do that.
kusa alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 15:22
Apr 27, 2021
Update: Remember the Ever Given? Your New Bike Might Still Be Stuck
@dark-o: I see your point, however even if they mastered it over the time, this is not a rocket science. It's more about two other factors – tooling, which is very expensive and experienced workers. Europe definitely crippled the industry by wiping it out so there is less people having the true experience, but let's just look on all these small german makers. They are not here for a very long time and they can produce amazing things. The scale is just another step (that some will add and some not).
kusa alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 14:20
Apr 27, 2021
Update: Remember the Ever Given? Your New Bike Might Still Be Stuck
@justanotherusername: Of course, but do we really feel that is happening? There will be a moment, very soon where China will get on same level when it comes to wages / price to produce the stuff. I assume that majority of big companies does not own the factories so they dont have investments in tooling and people which of course is a big chunk and where eventually makers will try to make cuts to keep big companies still making stuff there. And in Europe, we totally wiped out that manufacturing so no one wants to invest millions into manufacturing before it really pays off. I think it will be very interesting. What could happen is that they keep producing in China while the prices for end consumer will keep rising but at no additional value for them. And how knows how far this will take and if it will actually help to move manufacturing back to Europe at any point at all. However there is another side of this and thats dependency on one country to produce for the majority of the world. And we already know that is not the best experience and being dependable will probably do more harm on many other levels.
kusa alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 12:38
Apr 27, 2021
Update: Remember the Ever Given? Your New Bike Might Still Be Stuck
Yep. It's like when companies say you can't do high end carbon bikes locally and boom, you have GG here, making everything in house around the similar prices of the stuff imported from China and I'm pretty sure workers at GG are paid normally.
kusa alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 12:31
Apr 27, 2021
Update: Remember the Ever Given? Your New Bike Might Still Be Stuck
Fun part is that the guy in digger claimed that they did not even pay him yet.... I wonder how much of those 900 milion he will see. Probably around 0.
kusa alicialeggett's article
Apr 22, 2021 at 10:19
Apr 22, 2021
Specialized Introduces Tan-Walled ‘Soil Searching’ Tires to Benefit Trails - Pond Beaver 2021
Just when I bought the "normal one". T9 is insane, I run it in front on my Tallboy and it's super gripy in these CA dry conditions. I tried to run it also in the back but the tire is really too slow and if you do trail riding, it's not worth it. Unfortunately Specialized currently does not have any T7 for sale, so I had to go with T5 which is really quite firm. But in the back for trail riding, it's ok. You will just drift a bit more than you want :) For anyone to compare with Maxxis, Butcher 2.3 is bigger than Maxxis DHF 2.3. T9 is definitely as gripy as Maxx Grip, I would say T7 would be similar to Maxx Terra. Also have to say I really like how Butcher digs into the corners, so far I feel it's definitely more open to aggressive riding than DHF.
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