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robwhynot The-YT-Mob's article
Jul 25, 2017 at 9:34
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robwhynot mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 5:29
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
@fartymarty: no disrespect to surly, but I wouldn't credit them with taking 27.5+ mainstream. No doubt part of the shift in the industry that saw plus size become established, but not the sole catalyst. The big co's must grow sales. That's their mission. So as sales slowed they look to new segments to create incremental bike sales to the existing market. Enter Fat bikes. They had been around as a niche for awhile but the big guys saw it as an opportunity. Suddenly there's a fat bike available from every major brand as they realize there's a chance to sell another bike and grow - "don't ride your trail bike in the winter, get a fat bike that does it better". So the dealers bring in the fat bikes. The press is positive. the hype begins. everyone scrambles to catch up while other are trying to figure out how to parlay that momentum into other segments. Me too Marketing didn't create plus tires, but I'm comfortable assuming it played a major role in shoving them down our throats.
robwhynot mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 4:19
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
I call BS on that answer. Somebody noticed fat bikes were the fastest growing segment. So some brainiac product manager gets thinking that they can piggyback on the trend and bring the benefits of fat tire to other segments. Not necessarily crazy, but rather ignorant to think the reason was anything beyond me-too innovation. Happens all the time in consumer goods. Somebody releases vanilla perfume, it sells well, by the next year you can get vanilla flavoured everything. Lazy marketers following trends instead of finding real consumer insights and developing innovation to solve real problems.
robwhynot COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 19, 2017 at 13:14
Jul 19, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - 180mm All-Mountain Bike With HPP Suspension System
looks like a e-motor will slide right in there... har har
robwhynot WhistlerMountainBikePark's article
Jul 19, 2017 at 10:22
Jul 19, 2017
Whistler Bike Park Creekside Trail Expansion Now Underway - Video
@seamus: Depends on your airline fees and how long you'll be renting. Last time I went the fees on a second bike would have covered two days of a premium rental. It's also pretty sweet to drop off the bike at the end of day, knowing it will be serviced and ready for you in the morning. You're in Whistler on a dream vacation, who wants to spend time servicing your bike when you could be out enjoying the village life?
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 19, 2017 at 10:20
Jul 19, 2017
Behind the Lens - Hoshi Yoshida
"Self-taught sounds a bit arrogant. The only thing I’ve achieved on my own is countless failures. "
robwhynot ericpalmer's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 17:05
Jul 18, 2017
Loosefest 2017 Preview - Catching Up With Nico Vink
I guess the puns need to be obvious for the PB crowd
robwhynot ericpalmer's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 13:07
Jul 18, 2017
Loosefest 2017 Preview - Catching Up With Nico Vink
Looked more like training than a warm-up. ;)
robwhynot WhistlerMountainBikePark's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 9:39
Jul 18, 2017
Whistler Bike Park Creekside Trail Expansion Now Underway - Video
You can ride the Process in most of the park. I've ridden an SX Trail and back in the day a Kona Coiler. Both were generally fine... just a bit more of an arm pump on the tech trails. Dh sled is ideal, but if you have to choose, the trail bike should still let you enjoy much of the park. Maybe consider taking the process and renting a bike for the park. Lots of rental options are available.
robwhynot KimBrennan's article
Jul 14, 2017 at 17:32
Jul 14, 2017
Who Won the Deep Summer Photo Challenge Wildcard?
@KimBrennan: https://www.pinkbike.com/contest/deepsummer/vote The step down shot in this article was BW muddy corner in the wildcard voting. Very creative roost shot. I suspect people misinterpreted my comment as a slam against the photog - not at all, the guy has skills (every one of the wildcards had great shots). I thought it noteworthy - pretty funny actually - given the past few POY contests and related comments from the community that the only two roost shots of the wildcard entries belong to the winner.
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