millsr4

I raced bmx as a kid but didn't so much as touch a bike for over ten years. I found myself looking for a new outlet when it wasn't snowboard season, then I found mountain biking... there's no looking back now Wink

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millsr4 Fahhhmed's article
Apr 18, 2018 at 12:11
19 hours
The Essential Guide to the 2018 Lošinj DH World Cup
@LOTCP: In that case... Bye Felicia!
millsr4 Fahhhmed's article
Apr 18, 2018 at 12:09
19 hours
The Essential Guide to the 2018 Lošinj DH World Cup
@bigbird: You have some orange on your lip that you may want to wipe off...
millsr4 blackveinmedia's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 17:39
Apr 10, 2018
UK Downhill National Round 1 Racing Action - Video
@tbell1979: I had to snag Blenki too, he has been killing it so far this season! I almost went with either Matt or Danny from their performances at Windrock but I had to go pick Loic due to the combination of tech and that finish sprint.
millsr4 ChainReactionCycles's article
Apr 9, 2018 at 11:24
Apr 9, 2018
Sam Hill & the CRC Team Dominate in South America - Video
@karatechris: Someone finally picked up what I was trying to put down... thank you!
millsr4 mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 17:35
Apr 6, 2018
Pinkbike Poll - Would You Take a Free 250 Watts if No One Knew?
@mikelevy: Levy coming in with some truth! So much butthurt on here! Haha!
millsr4 ChainReactionCycles's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 6:42
Apr 6, 2018
Sam Hill & the CRC Team Dominate in South America - Video
My favorite part about this video is seeing out much Sam is enjoying racing again! His last few years in WC DH he seemed like he was just going through the paces.
millsr4 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2018 at 18:59
Apr 3, 2018
Finished: Santa Cruz Bicycles Ask Us Anything
@lifted-d: Fair, I'm just saying the best way to control that risk and save even more dollars is to avoid carbon all together lol.
millsr4 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2018 at 17:55
Apr 3, 2018
Finished: Santa Cruz Bicycles Ask Us Anything
@lifted-d: I'm not so sure your argument about a reputable manufacturer makes a difference. The fact is that you can have an impact to a carbon product that causes absolutely no damage to the exterior while there can be pretty extensive damage internally. Metal will dent or have a crack as a visible witness. Your comment about research and buying a lightly used bike is definitely sound but I can tell you from personal experience used bikes aren't always what they seem. Some people suck and will tell plenty of lies about a bikes condition and use. Whether buying new or used my preference is still aluminum or steel. We trust our lives to these machines and if I'm going to go down hard I would prefer it was my mistake rather than equipment failure.
millsr4 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2018 at 15:53
Apr 3, 2018
Finished: Santa Cruz Bicycles Ask Us Anything
@parkourfan: I've worked in a machine shop but not a bike shop. That being said I've spent hours hanging around my favorite shop while they work so I think I have a good understanding of what kind of work they handle... your right, they did struggle when it was just the owner but as soon as he could hire a second employee they have been cruising. It was a struggle for him at first, just like any new business, he didn't even turn a profit till his third year. That being said, now that he has a loyal following and word has spread they struggle to keep up with all the work at times! Our summer is short here but there is still year round riding, the winter was slow at first but once word spread he has been able to keep busy. All this talk is reminding me that I need to bring a couple bikes into him!
millsr4 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2018 at 15:20
Apr 3, 2018
Finished: Santa Cruz Bicycles Ask Us Anything
@parkourfan: Fair points about mark ups but I think your way off base with saying a shop can't survive on service unless they have a monopoly. I live in a town that is saturated with bike shops, and bike companies for that matter, and the shop I mentioned above took a couple years to get up and running but once their reputation spread they started getting so much business they have struggled to keep up. He has upgraded to a bigger shop space twice now and doesn't seem to have much of an issue keeping his store front open.
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