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michibretz mikekazimer's article
Nov 12, 2018 at 16:09
Nov 12, 2018
Review: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29
@WAKIdesigns: the Camber that was just a stumpy with a different link in the rear? Personally i always liked the camber better than the stumpy. The way the reduced travel shifted the angles and reach was favorable for riders with long arms and upper body like myself.
michibretz Propaindirtsixpack's article
Nov 9, 2018 at 10:02
Nov 9, 2018
Video: David Trummer Schralps and Rips Down Innsbruck's Trails
welcome to not USA. I lived in Austria until about ten years ago and usually left my key in the ignition of my when i parked outside my house just so i would not have to search for them every morning. lol
michibretz maxfredrikssonpage's article
Nov 9, 2018 at 9:55
Nov 9, 2018
michibretz maxfredrikssonpage's article
Nov 8, 2018 at 15:21
Nov 8, 2018
Video: Become a Swedish Slopestyle Rider in 10 Easy Steps
step 11: buy the widest available handlebar and hold it as close to the stem as possible. seriously anyone know why all slopsylers do that?
michibretz sarahmoore's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 17:11
Nov 6, 2018
michibretz mikelevy's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 17:04
Nov 6, 2018
michibretz sarahmoore's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 10:10
Nov 6, 2018
First Look: Specialized Women's Power Saddle with Mimic Technology
@cebe: every rear is different. No way you can make a seat that fits everyone. Imagine we had only on size of shoes in only one width. Some people would be OK with that, most would not. The challenge developing products like a seat is that you try to "fit it better to the anatomy" of a body on a bike. So if someone's anatomy is different or just has a different body position on the bike from the person who was used to develop the product it will not provide the desired effect or might even cause more issues. This doesn't mean the product isn't good, it just means it doesn't fit you. No one would go and complain about size 9 shoes being bad shoes because they are size 11... That said, for most riders there is one important part between body and seat that can change everything: Chamois. Wear the wrong chamois or the wrong size bib and the best seat will do nothing for you. Bibs if not sized correctly can apply more pressure in areas where you don't want it than sitting on a straight wooden plank would. A bib with too short suspenders can give you a literally a wedgie that can cause the same health issues a bad seat can...
michibretz danielsapp's article
Oct 18, 2018 at 17:02
Oct 18, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
i run them into the ground a couple of times a year!
michibretz RichardCunningham's article
Oct 15, 2018 at 17:25
Oct 15, 2018
michibretz mikekazimer's article
Oct 15, 2018 at 17:17
Oct 15, 2018
First Look: Fox Racing's Fall 2018 Outerwear
@dhx42: your math isn't that much off... you can do the math from the other side too. A good 3 layer membrane material is anywhere from 15-30 dollar per yard or easily double that if you go for a name brand material like gore, event or schoeller. A jacket like this uses anywhere between 1.5 and 2 yards of material. that gives you a material price of of somewhere between 30$ for a low end to 60$ for a gore jacket. Now you add 3 dollars for every waterproof zipper, 1 dollar for every of the big fox logo HF-prints, 5 dollar for other trims, some money for linings at the pocket, 10-20 dollars of labor depending if you want taped seams and in which factory you produce. Lets say the is about 100 Dollars FOB without shipping or trumps new tariffs which will soon raise the cost for customers further. On this 100 dollars Fox will try to make at least a 50 margin, probably more these days because their shareholders request a certain minimum on every product. Anyway this margin also pays the salaries of everyone working at FOX, for all the designers and developers, for the pattern makers and fit technicians, for the sales guys and the logistics department that bring the stuff to your shop, for warehousing and last but not least Loris and Laurie want to be paid too tor race in the stuff... So we are at $150 or a little bit more which is what the shop pays for the jacket. The shop tries to sell it for 300 however the already know that not everything will sell and some of the stuff will land on the sales rack. So a shop already calculates with a lower retail price. From their margin the shop has to pay the rent, the employes, the electricity and their taxes... anyway, bottom line... some people might think they are overpaying but no one gets rich in this industry...
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