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mikealive pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 10:37
Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
@hypermoto: Great points! For me Kona fits that bill. Never been focused on being particularly light, eh.. sometimes fast, depending how you ride. But many of their design decisions seem to take cues from just hooning on the trail and having fun. Beefy, fun bikes that like to pop off every lip and root in the trail (Process 111 I'm looking at you). But "enjoyment" is a subjective measure, and you're absolutely correct that it's hard to quantify that from a technology marketing perspective.
mikealive danielsapp's article
Mar 22, 2019 at 12:27
Mar 22, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: What Size Are Your Tires?
Depends who is answering.. Maxxis says I run 2.3. Calipers say I run 2.2. And she says it's really more like 1.95, but it still gets the job done. I'm just thankful I get time to ride.
mikealive mikekazimer's article
Mar 19, 2019 at 14:50
Mar 19, 2019
First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower
@WasatchEnduro: 'We're going to build that bike and make the dentists pay for it!".
mikealive enduromtbtrainer's article
Mar 12, 2019 at 23:08
Mar 12, 2019
Video: Building Strength with Dee Tidwell - Off Season Training #2
"Last month we began to lay a foundation of muscle so this month we can start building strength into your training program. Strength comes in many shapes and sizes. Every sport requires different aspects of “strength” depending on its unique requirements." Literally the first paragraph dude. What is being shared here has assumed that the person has a 'foundation of muscle'--so not a beginner.
mikealive sarahmoore's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 15:58
Mar 8, 2019
Snapshot: A View of Women's Mountain Biking From Female Racers & the Industry
@lacykemp: You had one of my favorites quotes in this piece. Thanks for being an awesome representative of the sport and giving me yet another reason to be stoked to be riding a Kona!
mikealive jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 11:08
Mar 1, 2019
Salsa Updates Full Suspension Lineup, Including First Official Downcountry Bike
Agreed, nice updates, good looking bikes. My one complaint though (and this isn't unique to Salss) is the single name down the *underside* of the downtube. I've seen Kona, and just yesterday Revel make this move, though there may be others. It just makes the profile of the bike look so damn... plain. Is this a cost saving move I wonder? Or just a purely aesthetic choice?
mikealive mikelevy's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 23:10
Jan 30, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
They managed to put out one heck of a nice looking frame, and will let you customize your build, AND have a great price? Not only shots fired, but that might be a full mag dump! Could not be more stoked that such a great bunch of folks are pulling this off. GG just leaped to the front of my list for the new full suspension I'm after this summer. Hot damn.
mikealive mikekazimer's article
Jan 25, 2019 at 14:33
Jan 25, 2019
Video: Creating the Atherton Bikes Brand, and a Sneak Peek at a New DH Bike
"Mom I'm boooored" 'Why don't you go ride your new mountain bike, sweetie?' "Ugh.. I guess" That's what this logo looks like to me. Like whomever is riding it is begrudgingly out in the woods, when they would rather be at the skate park or riding their fixie. Maybe not outright rubbish, but just doesn't look right on a bike meant to be ridden with some intention. My guess is that it will get a re-work in short order.
mikealive danielsapp's article
Dec 17, 2018 at 14:05
Dec 17, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB130
What a tired trope. People can see something, be able to afford it, and still think "that...is just an absurd price for a bike". I can afford 60k for a new car, but also see that as an absurd amount to spend on an depreciating asset.
mikealive mikekazimer's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 8:29
Dec 7, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
@SunsPSD: I find it humorous that the people most butthurt by my simple opinion has been Yeti owners. Speaks volumes. If you want to have an opinion that differs from me, I ain't mad at you. But for f*cks sake mate, please don't put words in my mouth. I have been what should be *more than sufficiently clear* that my issue is with Yeti, for my own reasons, not "someone who spends more money than I do on bikes". I'm not paid to teach reading comprehension, or to pacify your ego. Didn't bother to read whatever the rest of your comment was about, can't be arsed to continue a conversation with you. Peace out.
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