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mikealive mikekazimer's article
Dec 6, 2021 at 3:21
2 days
First Look: 2022 Canyon Torque - Options For Almost Everyone
I got a letter in the post today from my 10 year old self, it said "THIS is the one, you idiot! Buy this bike!". The colorway puts a smile on my face, like a warm-up for the ride.. Very rideable spec too!
mikealive alicialeggett's article
Dec 3, 2021 at 17:04
Dec 3, 2021
Global E-Bike Market Forecasted to Exceed $120 Billion by 2030, eMTBs Fastest Growing Segment
It's a framing thing. You take a new segment of users with a smaller representation and compare it to a much larger segment of users with a greater representation and express it as a percentage to make it look like 'OMG the GrOwTh'. Using some easy round numbers, it works like this: let's say there are 100,000 mountain bikers in the US, and there's 10,000 eMTB riders in the US. Each segment gains 10,000 new riders this year. The traditional mountain bike segment grew by 10%, where as the eMTB segment grew by 100%. They literally both gained the same amount of new riders each, but 'Wow eMTBs are on fire you better go out and get one because they are THE new thing and you don't want to be left out, do you??'. It's the same way the Mormon church can say the world's 'fastest growing religion', when as a percentage of the whole they are still a tiny minority (just an example, nothing against some of the rad Mormon folks I know). This is bike brands framing their new revenue streams with marketing BS, that's all. Today we have Outside+, tomorrow we'll have the option for Outside+MAX. Or the Giant eReign 29 Advanced Pro+ Live Valve. Tiresome.
mikealive mattbeer's article
Dec 2, 2021 at 16:24
Dec 2, 2021
First Look: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29
Wow! That was my thought, and then i was like nah, I'm just being a Kona fanboy, heh. Glad someone else noticed it too.
mikealive brianpark's article
Nov 30, 2021 at 13:16
Nov 30, 2021
Check Out: Ultralight Russian Bars, Canadian Pedals, Fancy Lockrings, & an AirTag Mount
@Spencermon: I'm a sucker for that carbon weave.. I don't know what it is about it. Maybe nostalgia? I remember a lot of the earliest carbon frames using that weave. The weave, the understated graphics, and the weight? I might actually give these a go next spring.
mikealive mikekazimer's article
Nov 24, 2021 at 21:43
Nov 24, 2021
Opinion: How Many Batteries Does a Mountain Bike Really Need?
@JSTootell: That makes me so sad honestly. Just... why.
mikealive jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 23, 2021 at 18:28
Nov 23, 2021
Pinkbike Annual Community Survey: How Do Pinkbike Readers Spend Their Money?
@ginger-wheels: I remember doing something similar just to skew the value of the data. Like answering "C" straight down the bubble sheet.
mikealive mikekazimer's article
Nov 23, 2021 at 18:24
Nov 23, 2021
First Look: 2022 Giant Trance X Advanced E+
Don't worry everyone, it ships in a smaller cardboard box and you can ride it to the trail with all that range.. go ahead and pat yourself on the back while you open your wallet.
mikealive alicialeggett's article
Nov 20, 2021 at 0:06
Nov 20, 2021
Round Up: 6 Made in the USA Cranksets
@5DEVMFG: FWIW I first saw your cranks on Hardtailparty's channel. His install vid and initial impressions got me stoked--he did a good job explaining that you guys aren't just nerds, you guys are also big mountain bikers. I'll be keeping an eye on your stuff, for sure!
mikealive jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 18, 2021 at 16:31
Nov 18, 2021
Industry Digest: Tumbling Peloton Stock, eMTB Battery Recycling & Cannondale's New US Assembly Facility
@sino428: WHERE...? Where is it that you believe I called you this?? A simple ask. Just quote it. If you can't, you are making things up. I never called you dumb, edited or not! And yes, you can edit a comment for what, like 3 minutes after you post it? Do you think this is a big 'gotcha' or something? But seeing as how you say I *added* to it, not deleted it, what is the issue? Feel free to screen grab and post a link to the image of where I called you anything, would LOVE to see this dude.. spoiler, you can't. Because it never happened. Any other goalposts you would like to move, or are you going to take some responsibility in the fact that I've never been the person you thought you were arguing with this whole time?
mikealive jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 18, 2021 at 15:48
Nov 18, 2021
Industry Digest: Tumbling Peloton Stock, eMTB Battery Recycling & Cannondale's New US Assembly Facility
@sino428: You've resorted to making things up out of thin air. That's when you should realize you were arguing with a ghost of your imagination the whole time. That is unless you can show me where I actually called you a name?
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