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nosmallplans pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 18, 2019 at 6:41
Oct 18, 2019
Video: 9 Classic Mountain Bikes from the Whistler Bike Park
Had to take a deep hard look to see if that Bottlerocket was mine at some point.
nosmallplans jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 11, 2019 at 10:35
Oct 11, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
@XC-Only: Sales are growing but units are shrinking. People are buying more expensive bikes which would indicate we're going deeper but not wider. eBike are part of this but even after we control for eBikes we see that more expensive bikes are selling better than less expensive ones. I think some people are fine with this but personally I find this uncomfortable.
nosmallplans sarahmoore's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 9:31
Oct 4, 2019
nosmallplans jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 8:18
Oct 4, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
@roma258: There's no fear - we're just doing what the majority of buying customers are asking for. They want tech, they want new features, they want new stuff. If in the next 6 months new bikes stopped selling and P&A upgrades shot through the rough, you bet your ass the industry would respond. Y'all like to think there is some kind of global cabal of cycling industry big wigs voting for or vetoing trends then you're wildly mistaken. All we're trying to do is keep our ears to the ground and see what looks to be trending next.
nosmallplans jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 8:15
Oct 4, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
@johnkk: They're a lot less than their skill level would give them on the open market. Remember, they're engineers, not sales people. They're not thinking about dollars and cents. They're paid (albeit poorly) to figure out a way to develop the ultimate riding machines. If that means spitting out a new standard that's .8mm wider than the last, then they're okay with doing that provided they can get the parts. The people who have the ability to put a kaibosh on new standards development, product managers and sales departments, have no incentive to do so. Why? Because people keep buying the new standards! You speak as if you represent all mountain bikers... but you aren't the voice of all mountain bikers. Someone could release a 160mm MTB standard rear hub tomorrow and guess what: it'll sell. The reality is that the vast majority of the bike-buying public are rich white dudes with money to burn. They're easily influenced by advertising and want to have the nicest/newest thing on the market.
nosmallplans jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 3, 2019 at 7:09
Oct 3, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
@roma258: The development and progress is exciting but the concern is that the bike industry is nothing but development and process - all icing no cake. If we stopped inventing new shit the whole circus might just collapse in on itself overnight.
nosmallplans jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 2, 2019 at 12:24
Oct 2, 2019
Viathon Bikes Drop Prices & Become Available Through Walmart
People talking about this being good for "the industry" have no idea what they're talking about. Bikes are getting more expensive because more expensive bikes and bike parts are selling better than cheaper bikes and bike parts. Y'all talk a big game about wanting more low-priced options but no one is out there actually buying them - I do P&A analysis for a bike distributors, I would know. If you think anyone out there is swimming pools of bicycle money you've been smoking too much. Our margins are narrow, wages are low, and talent is overtaxed. This industry is driven by passion for bikes - we're just trying to get paid enough to keep a roof over our bikes. Viathon, on the other hand, doesn't need to make a profit off their bikes. Hell, they might not even care if they lose money. They just need to sell enough of them for everyone else to feel the pain and start dropping off one by one. This is literally how Amazon works - they bring prices down so low that no one else can continue to compete because they need to feed their families. Then, when all the competition is gone they jack the prices up to wherever they want it to be and everyone suffers as a result.
nosmallplans torypowers's article
Aug 7, 2019 at 6:46
Aug 7, 2019
Destination Showcase: Duluth & Lebanon Hills, Minnesota
nosmallplans jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 11:55
Jul 29, 2019
73-Year-Old Man Rescued by Mountain Biker After 4 Days in Desert
Salsa Timberjack. The dropouts are the tell.
nosmallplans RkyMtnSrfr's article
Jul 15, 2019 at 10:10
Jul 15, 2019
7 Bikes of the Tour Divide
@StraightLineJoe: More like opted out. If she was disqualified for receiving help that's what it would say.
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