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nordicMT mikekazimer's article
Jun 4, 2023 at 15:12
Jun 4, 2023
nordicMT christiefitz's article
Apr 16, 2023 at 22:01
Apr 16, 2023
Throwback Thursday: 7 Female MTB Pioneers Who Made History
how bout put the spacing of photos closer to the correct person's name. Jamolies
nordicMT christiefitz's article
Apr 16, 2023 at 21:58
Apr 16, 2023
nordicMT edspratt's article
Jan 14, 2023 at 18:23
Jan 14, 2023
nordicMT edspratt's article
Jan 12, 2023 at 3:43
Jan 12, 2023
Specialized Lays Off 8% of its Employees in "Organization Adjustment"
Having the smarts and courage to cut underperforming employees is a sign of a well-run business. Its like a sports team. Performance. Don't suck and you probably won't ever get fired from even a poorly run business. Be a dick and be the first to lose your job when a company is no longer held hostage by your poor performance, workmanship, work ethic, ability to work with others, etc...
nordicMT mattbeer's article
Dec 12, 2022 at 11:57
Dec 12, 2022
First Ride: Machina's Beautiful, Technologically Advanced Prototype was Fun While it Lasted
When I read the headline I guessed the frame broke at the intersection of the headtube and the top tube. That looks super WC XC and not very bike parky. I was the NORBA/WC mechanic for SRAM in the 90s when they came out with their carbon ESP derailleur. The first versions sold had teeny carbon knuckles and aluminum links. They seemed to break while just shifting under load, yet engineers confidently dismissed reports of failure. According to them they had been commuting in ice and snow in Chicago on the new rear mech with no problems, not to mention the testing rigs that had shifted the derailleurs through so many hundred thousand cycles. Then they finally came to a WC race the engineers cried like babies when they had to observe and deal with pissed off racers with broken rear mechs. After that they made progressively beefier knuckles until the things looked like a Big Mac compared to the original chicken bone derailleur. Each one of these new iterations required whatever CAD designing was being used in the 90s as well as a new $80K mold for the garbage truck sized injection molding machine designated for each part. I always wondered why they felt needed to reinvent the wheel so drastically. Back then the market was 99% Shimano and 1% Suntour. SRAM could have made a bomber derailleur out of aluminum and made people 100% happy. The market was thirsty for another component manufacturer. Ultimately I think SRAM did an incredible job of breaking into the market when and how they did. Hats off to them in so many ways for where they are today. I only tell this little story to illustrate how durability needs to be engineered at 210% and then backed off from there if designing a new product.
nordicMT henryquinney's article
Oct 28, 2022 at 20:22
Oct 28, 2022
Tech Week 2023: Handguards, Expensive Winter Shoes, Luxurious Printed Saddles
@pgm83: True story. Thumbs get cold first because the tips face forward.
nordicMT mikelevy's article
Oct 27, 2022 at 13:20
Oct 27, 2022
Tech Week 2023: Ministry Cycles' Psalm 150 Prototype
Yo. The dude seemed pretty cool and smart during his pinkbike podcast interview with Levy. It takes a lot to make something different in bike industry anymore. Its pretty cool to see something that Costco or Walmart wouldn't be able to make and sell. Anyways if he grows tired of his productive endeavor he could always get a job as a teacher lol
nordicMT mattbeer's article
Sep 8, 2022 at 17:33
Sep 8, 2022
Field Test: 7 of the Latest & Greatest Enduro Bikes Get Hucked to Flat
It seems that the slack head tube angle of all the bikes contributed to some level of headtube flex and stiff/stuttered fork travel, but at normal riding forces, the angle of impact is more similar to the travel trajectory of the fork.
nordicMT alicialeggett's article
Jul 27, 2022 at 16:00
Jul 27, 2022
Video: The Story Behind Loic Bruni's New Rust-Painted Demo
@Bomadics: I'm not surmising what was used on Bruni's bike, but in my business we use a ton of products from and other vendors. Lots of patinas for bare metal as well as paints that contain actual metal in them that can react to patina applied over the dried paint to react with the embedded metal.
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