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nzstormer pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 14, 2019 at 14:32
2 days
Video: Pro Freeriders Roast Richie Schley in Retallack
@denomerdano: I'm interested in that but haven't done any research - do you have a link to where / how etc?
nzstormer jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 14:28
Jan 7, 2019
Video: Danny MacAskill vs a Horse
Because of that one dude who named his horse after his mother-in-law . . . no-one used a real name ever again.
nzstormer paulaston's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 13:36
Dec 20, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
I actually think it's a badly defined category industry wide. Pinkbike is calling it super enduro, most of the manufacturers are calling these bikes their enduro. Reality is most of the enduro racers seem to be often riding smaller bikes with big forks (Rocky team on the Instinct BC instead of the Slayer, Santa Cruz on the Bronson/Hightower instead of the Nomad, Specialized on the Stumpy instead of the Enduro etc). These are more enduro bikes for us mere mortals, and more realistically - these bikes are just designed for fun. I'm riding a slayer, and it's great - i'm not going to win uphill racers against an xc bike, but it will get me there with a smile on my face, and the smile turns to laughter on the way down.
nzstormer mikelevy's article
Dec 19, 2018 at 16:33
Dec 19, 2018
Going Deep: Inside Fox's GRIP2 Damper
@mrbabcock: I agree with you in theory, but there's a bit of a grey area when it comes to a format like this where the reviewers are supposedly independent. It's also grey because the advertising "customers" want as many eyes on their paid ads as possible, which will only happen if the reading "customers" are satisfied with the content. If pinkbike is perceived to be nothing more than bowing to the will of their advertisers - they will lose both types of customers eventually. I hear what you're saying, but this is one of the few places I stand a chance of fox (and other brands) hearing where we are disappointed with them and i think pinkbike gets that, so i will leave it up to pinkbike to deal with the conflict of interest.
nzstormer mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 15:13
Dec 5, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
@mikelevy: I would also like to see a table, but a really detailed one (E.g. climbing would have multiple categories such as technical, fireroad, steep etc. Descending would be broken out in to cornering, rough stuff, steep, mellow flowetc)). I would like to see the rankings based on the other bikes so the best bike gets a 1, second best gets a 2 etc. Then at the end, people can look at the categories most important to them and see which bike best fits their desired purpose. It's not a "this bike is the best" ranking - rather a "this bike is what you're looking for" ranking. BTW, really enjoying the series.
nzstormer RADON-BIKES's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 12:46
Nov 2, 2018
Radon Launches New Swoop 170 Enduro Bike
This may be a good bike, but it's one of the worst press releases I have ever seen. Their selling points are: "the best-specced version comes with good parts" - um, yeah I would assume the best version comes with good parts thanks, "some orange bits here and there" woohoo. Otherwise it's just a list. At minimum a press release should tell me what it's intended use is, and why it does that well.
nzstormer mikelevy's article
Oct 31, 2018 at 11:48
Oct 31, 2018
Going Deep: Inside Fox's GRIP2 Damper
@mikelevy: I've got to agree with @BCDradon here. While I know you're not really about advocacy - your readers are your "customers" and we would appreciate it if you threw the weight of pinkbike behind our cause to get better customer service from fox. Fox says - don't ride it when it creaks, it's not safe, but then take months for a part to become available to fix the creak. It's terrible. There's an article that I guarantee your readers would be interested in - how do we get the big monopolistic suppliers to care about the consumer, because right now it seems fox is giving us the big f#$% off.
nzstormer mikelevy's article
Oct 24, 2018 at 14:15
Oct 24, 2018
Going Deep: Inside Fox's GRIP2 Damper
It would also be awesome if they had the parts to fix said creak. True story, I had a fork go off for warranty in the first week of September. A week later, I ordered a brand new Hyundai - according to the dealer, it hadn't been built yet. The car arrived last week after being built and shipped (yes shipped, on a boat) from Korea - but still waiting on a f'n CSU from Fox.
Selling
Aug 26, 2018 at 15:56
Aug 26, 2018

Topeak kids seat

$100 CAD
Child's Rear Mounted Bike Seat with rack Excellent condition, barely used as our kid learned to ride his bike faster than we expected. Probably used 10 - 15 times. Specs are all here :https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/child-carrier-and-racks/790-babyseat--ii-&-babyseat--ii-rack-(disc)

nzstormer pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 17, 2018 at 14:07
Jul 17, 2018
Video: 27.5 vs 29, Suspension Set-up & Measuring Progress - The Privateer Episode 4
Proper suspension setup is the best money I spend anytime I buy a new bike. Suspension Therapy in North Van has made a huge difference for me every time.
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