A PINKBIKE ORIGINAL
THE GRIM DONUT
Part 2: Testing and Development
Words by Mike Levy
Getting to this point took countless long nights of bad decisions and the courage to ignore sound advice, all while knowing full-well that the industry will probably copy our game-changing design as soon as it was completed. Regardless, it's time for the next step: Testing the Grim Donut to see just how awesome it actually is. On a scale of one-to-awesome, we already know that it'll be awesome, but the challenge will be to quantify that awesomeness. And then put that number in our ad campaign so everyone knows how awesome it is.
In the second episode of the Grim Donut saga, we head to the mountains to find out if geometry from 2030 will even work in 2020. Miss part one, or has it been so long that you forgot what happened? Same here, but you can catch up by checking out the first episode
Brian Park & Jason Lucas
Produced & Directed by
Mike Levy, Mike Kazimer,
Calvin Lin, & Yoann Barelli
Additional Footage by
Max Barron & Chris Ricci
Mike Levy & Brian Park
Special Thanks to
Genio Bikes, Taipei Cycle Show, TAITRA
Astro, A-Mega, A Pro, Waki Designs for
the Grim Donut drawings, Duncan Riffle
at SRAM, Connor Bondlow at e*Thirteen
Sam Richards at OneUp, Cody Philips,
TRP Brakes, Chris Cocalis at Pivot, The
Aava Whistler Hotel, Nick Morgan at
Corsa Cycles, Karl & Radek Burkat
I saw it was 15 minutes long, and was just settling in, excited to hear the story. BAM - hopes were crushed.
Don't even bother arguing with me. I'm the one with the tinfoil hat here, you'll never beat me.
Web of Crap"!
Simply, not my business (nor any other persons). But, if I am going to get infected (well, I am in medical facilities every day)....sure as hell not going to not ride. Not in my final days.
1) It failed catastrophically on the first test ride, they had to scramble to get a new one made with reinforced frame which took 2 months to arrive.
2) First test ride immediately proved this is the ultimate, best bike that ever existed, so they had to scramble to get international patent protection and an investor to fund the first batch of 5000 ordered units.
I only want genius' there, so far it's you, and a guy from the Wu-Tang-Clan, apparently he is 'The' Genius ...? Whod'a known!
Way to go guys! It put a smile on my face.
Making the video 15 min long was the selling point. Very clever.
Pure comedy in a time of need, Thank You!
The Grim Donut deserves us doing the best job possible on EP2. Thanks for your patience.
Anyone else think Mike Levy looks a bit like a Session?
Thems the rules
Someone had to do it ;-). Hopefully @mikelevy will actually do this, I think it looks amazing, not sure it will work so great.
Edit: Hah, called it.
I am inclined to suggest PB has better things to do with it´s time.... but we all know that´s not true.
And before anyone comments on the broken chainstay, it was the Stamina 140 that did that, not the 180.
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