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radrider paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 12:13
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Pinkbike Poll: Do You Even Off-Season, Bro?
Let me just check my strava, 650km this week.. I guess its not my off season.
radrider JesseE's photo
Feb 4, 2017 at 7:46
Feb 4, 2017
what a bike! beauty!!

radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 21, 2017 at 7:15
Jan 21, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@choppertank3e: You don't know what your talking about...i'll see myself out.
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 13:07
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@KeithReeder: I guess I'm a more aggressive rider then you. There is a reason dhers and freeriders angle their seats down even though it would seem that the seat is already out of the way, it isnt. Hopping big stuff, doing air tricks etc, you want the seat angled backwards.
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 7:22
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@Gassymagee: look at the angle of every xc bike seat, then look at the angle of freeride seats. they are always angled backwards so you can more easily slide off the seat, when it angles flat your thighs catch on the seat sliding off.
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 7:15
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
They havn't devolped much of a gear box, yet a small company like pinion has developed something that could work. If its not worth it to develop something like a gearbox, why has pinion done it successfully with much less money than shimano? The reliability, toughness, and lack of maintenance hugely outclasses derailleurs. The weight is still a big difference, but could change a lot with further development, especially if shimano tuned in seriously. If I was a big company looking to keep my profits up, derailleurs would be the last thing I would improve. They are so expensive yet break so easily, need a lot of maintenance, and even well maintained will wear out fast. Its a market guaranteed to make lots of money.. what manufactures for bicycle components can compete with sram/shimano? and if sram/shimano stopped making derailleurs, where would their companies be?
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 7:04
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@ThomDawson: do you want to pay $600 for a 4lbs seatpost ? not many do, thats why they aren't being made. The added benfits of a swivel just arn't worth the extra price and difficulty of manufacturing, but once drop posts evolve a bit more, i think we will see additions like unweighted dropping function and swivel.
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 6:52
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
They might all be evolving, but not as fast as they could... derrailures should have been left in the dust 10 years ago, but shimano and sram keep pumping them out because they know they can charge a ton for them, and they will break often, forcing quick re-purchases. Shimano has the industry by the neck, it'll take another company like pinion to make a gearbox good enough to shut down the need for derailleurs, and then shimano will quickly follow suit.
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 6:50
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@Mattin: the mechanics of a dropper post is simple, but if you add a pushing mechanism as well you are complicated the design by many magnitudes. it bet it wont happen for 5-10 years.
radrider RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 6:47
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@ThomDawson: swivel droppers will be coming for sure, but they will be very expensive and heavy, compared to the norm.
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