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p3dals pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 12, 2016 at 9:02
Dec 12, 2016
Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. Invests in Troy Lee Designs and Announces New CEO
Well summarised and spot on. I work with PE investors in retail. Done well, the business grows rapidly reaching more customers, benefits from the management expertise the PE provides, running costs are reduced and efficiencies found, all without losing sight of the important things that made it a great business in the first place, everyone wins. Done badly, the PE's relentless pursuit of ROI affects every aspect of the business, customers notice, staff notice and once the high of the initial payout has passed, founders are left frustrated and disillusioned at the loss of control of a business they put their heart and soul into building. I hope the former applies to TLD and it goes from strength to strength.
p3dals Arbr's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 5:58
Dec 2, 2016
The Arbr Saker - UK-Made Carbon Enduro Bike
I'm a big believer in form following function, unfortunately for ARBR, at this price I don't think it's unreasonable to expect both. The press release compares it with a Koenigsegg. They should know that supercars are an irrational and emotional purchase driven by customers requirements for exclusivity, desirability, incredible styling, and the very best engineering available. I wish them the best of luck as its clearly a beautifully engineered product but it has no visual appeal whatsoever, and as proved by so much of the reaction on here, looks count.
p3dals mikelevy's article
Nov 18, 2016 at 14:05
Nov 18, 2016
The Best Piece of Gear - Opinion
@jaame: +1 for the MULE here too, mine is around 12 years old, it's just indestructible. Every now and then I put it in the washing machine and it comes out looking like new!
p3dals vernonfelton's article
Nov 18, 2016 at 3:04
Nov 18, 2016
Bontrager Evoke Thermal Jersey - Review
Agreed, I have a couple of Nike Dri-Fit tops from their running range that are half the price of this. They even have the drop hem and are perfectly suited to the conditions the Bontrager Evoke is designed for.
p3dals mikelevy's article
Jan 21, 2016 at 9:56
Jan 21, 2016
Marzocchi and Fox - What's Happening Now?
I think the plan will be quite simple. Position Fox as the Premium brand. Showcasing new technology and cutting edge engineering. Medium to High price point Position Marzocchi as the Mainstream brand. Benefits from trickle down technology proven by Fox, but with reduced features at a Low to Medium price point. Whole market place covered. Works for VAG with Audi and VW.
p3dals mikelevy's article
Oct 23, 2015 at 9:08
Oct 23, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Play With Your Knobs?
I run a Cane Creek DB Coil and Fox 36 FIT with High and Low speed compression damping, so a massive range of options is available. I spent some time testing when I got the bike and found 2 good set ups, one for trail riding and 1 for uplift days or alpine riding. That's it. I haven't got time to mess about tweaking settings on the trail, I just want to get on and ride.
Mar 13, 2015 at 10:26
Mar 13, 2015

Shimano Saint M810 Pair Front and Rear

$80 GBP
I have for sale a pair of 2011 Saint brakes, M810. These brakes are incredibly powerful and have great modulation. The front brake caliper was replaced with a brand new one in 2013, it has been recently bled with Shimano mineral oil, has plenty of life left in the pads and is working 100% The rear needs regular bleeding to maintain good service so I suspect the caliper may need attention. It has virtually new pads. Cosmetically they are fine, with scratches and marks on the levers and calipers as to be expected with 4 years of use. There is no play in the levers and the reach and bite point adjustments work perfectly. Will post at buyers cost, prefer collection. Contact me with any questions. Thanks for looking.

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Mar 13, 2015 at 10:03
Mar 13, 2015
p3dals mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2014 at 5:07
Oct 13, 2014
Ghost AMR Riot Lector 7 - Review
A whole paragraph on how well the frame is protected from tiny stone chips and chain slap is of no significance whatsoever when you go on to say: "The front wheel, which seemed like it was holding up just fine, decided that enough was enough and folded up unexpectedly under us." Have they also protected the frame from the effects of being used to plough a furrow in a rocky trail? I would have a few choice words to say to the manufacturer if that happened to me whilst 'just riding along' on a new trail bike, but no further comment in the review?
Jul 30, 2014 at 4:59
Jul 30, 2014

Kona Dawg Deluxe, Small.

$400 GBP
Hi, I have for sale a Kona Dawg Deluxe with many upgrades in great condition. Spec as follows: Frame: Kona Dawg Deluxe size S Forks: Manitou Nixon with adjustable Travel 115mm - 145mm Shock: Fox Float R Cranks: Race Face Ride XC Groupset: SRAM X7/X9 Wheels: SUN Ringle SOS on Shimano Hubs Seatpost: NC17 Brakes: Avid Elixir 3, (2012). 180mm F, 160mm R Tyres: Front, Maxxis High Roller Super Tacky 2.35". Rear, Nokian NBT 2.3" Bars: Specialized Grips: Shimano PRO Thomas Vanderham Pedals: DMR V12 This was my wifes bike, it has always been well maintained and well cared for and being a light rider, it has had an easy life!. It also comes with its original handbook, along with all receipts etc. She is selling due to the purchase of a new bike. Its a very versatile, fun to ride and reliable bike. Would prefer pickup but would consider travelling to meet under seperate negotiation. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks for looking! Matt

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