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mgrantorser mattbeer's article
May 25, 2022 at 13:55
May 25, 2022
Opening Day Survey 2022: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
Super happy to see we are one so well represented!
mgrantorser mikelevy's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 21:43
Feb 3, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Press Camps?
@mikelevy: First up, I know you guys are probably also at the mercy of Outside and their parent company. Please dont think my comments are actually directed at you personally. I've been on here since '07, so not new to the party (you've got me by 2 years). While I do think you have an unreasonable love for srams weak ass drivetrain, in general I value your opinion on all other things bike related, and have to give you credit for some pretty cool impact on the industry as a whole. Re the sale, it did feel like we as a community were taken advantage of/misled in the lead up. The survey on socioeconomics and buying habits which was posted the week before the sale is something I would never have filled out for the benefit of a US hedge fund. That was underhanded as the sale had to be a done deal by then. For an oddball canadian company, f*ck yeah, take my data, sell to me, but their shareholders can go kick rocks. I was also totally down with the trailforks plus accounts, despite having had a convo with a dev while mapping trails during beta re keeping it free as a gift to the community that made PB what it is. Again, servers cost, no problem, bought my premium membership like so many others. Looked at in hind sight, this, plus the cycling tips purchase and so many other things were clearly laying the groundwork for the sale, and as a long standing community member, it feels really crappy. PB is one of the last places I know of on the internet that still has the internet 1.0 flavour - just a community of kooks who were the customers, instead of a product that wealth is extracted from for a faceless shareholder. The comments section hasnt been infiltrated by nazis, and you can still make an offside joke within reason. For what its worth, I think you guys all deserve a pay day (hope you got yours), and I would have been happy to pay a membership or whatever keep PB independent, while ensuring you could all to afford cars made this century with airbags and a back seat and sized for an adult. I bet a lot of other users here would have too. Regardless, the sale happened, I know this place cant keep being what it was, but gods do I hope it doesnt turn into what facebook has. The unannounced changes, the ominous statements that some content will always be free, and the lack of clarity or direction do not help anything. I think I (and I expect a lot of other folks) would love to have the Outside admins come in and do an AMA. After all, we are the product they sell to their shareholders, and while my 2 second ineffectual attempt at organizing isnt going to change anything, without the users this site is worthless. If things continue and NSMB or someone else puts a little effort in people will leave. It would be cool if outside could give all the frogs a little heads up re just how hot the water is going to get.
mgrantorser mikelevy's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:24
Feb 3, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Press Camps?
@mikelevy: maybe hold an AMA and be honest? I remember talking to one of your devs about Trailforks during that acquisition and boy-howdy has this strayed from the vision.
mgrantorser mikelevy's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:22
Feb 3, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Press Camps?
@mikelevy: like the random introduction of beta articles? What’s the roadmap? What is going to be paywalled? Is there a mechanism to have the data we have to pb removed from outsides database? Where is the awesome content beta promised? If there was ever a time waki was needed.
mgrantorser sno-go's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:18
Feb 3, 2022
Video: Nicholi Rogatkin & Reed Boggs Are Back at It with Snow Bikes
Hey everyone, here’s an idea… how about we do more than complain about the changes to pb? Maybe we can all pick a day a day to not visit pb every week? Maybe throwback Thursday until they at least engage us in a conversation about the planned changes?
mgrantorser NOBLwheels's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:18
Feb 3, 2022
RAW Video: Not Your Typical XC Ride with Cam McCallum on Vancouver Island
Hey everyone, here’s an idea… how about we do more than complain about the changes to pb? Maybe we can all pick a day a day to not visit pb every week? Maybe throwback Thursday until they at least engage us in a conversation about the planned changes?
mgrantorser greg-watts's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:17
Feb 3, 2022
Video: A Jordie Lunn Tribute in Baja with Greg Watts, Darren Berrecloth, Geoff Gulevich & Craig Lunn
Ride in peace dude. Can’t imagine he’d love the outside takeover. Hey everyone, here’s an idea… how about we do more than complain about the changes to pb? Maybe we can all pick a day a day to not visit pb every week? Maybe throwback Thursday until they at least engage us in a conversation about the planned changes?
mgrantorser mikekazimer's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:17
Feb 3, 2022
Maxxis Updates EXO+ Tire Construction
Hey everyone, here’s an idea… how about we do more than complain about the changes to pb? Maybe we can all pick a day a day to not visit pb every week? Maybe throwback Thursday until they at least engage us in a conversation about the planned changes?
mgrantorser sarahmoore's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:16
Feb 3, 2022
Must Watch: Jill Kintner Rides with Her Favorite Critters in 'Bandit Hill' Fairy Tale Animation
Hey everyone, here’s an idea… how about we do more than complain about the changes to pb? Maybe we can all pick a day a day to not visit pb every week? Maybe throwback Thursday until they at least engage us in a conversation about the planned changes?
mgrantorser 7mesh's article
Feb 3, 2022 at 16:16
Feb 3, 2022
Rémy Métailler Partners with 7mesh for 2022
Hey everyone, here’s an idea… how about we do more than complain about the changes to pb? Maybe we can all pick a day a day to not visit pb every week? Maybe throwback Thursday until they at least engage us in a conversation about the planned changes?
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