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rupintart paulaston's article
May 19, 2017 at 13:33
May 19, 2017
Mr Wolf Banger Tire Insert - First Ride
250 bucks and you ADD 600 grams to your wheels....the place where you notice it the most...um, no. How about instead of buying things that "protect" your wheels, you learn to ride at a reasonable PSI....
rupintart briceshirbach's article
Apr 13, 2017 at 19:20
Apr 13, 2017
East Bound and Down: Upstate South Carolina
This is part of the reason I went to Clemson for college...I was accepted to other prestigious schools (Carnegie Mellon, Rensselaer Poly, provisional to MIT....which by the time I got my AA I no longer had the provisional GPA)...A. I wasn't able to afford living in Boston or Pitt, and I don't dig living in snow a good bit of the year.....this area is just too good and I ended up staying here....
rupintart fraktiv's article
Apr 13, 2017 at 12:55
Apr 13, 2017
Bespoked Bicycle Expo 2017 - 12 Picks from the Show
Every suspension design has it's own merits. Single pivot makes the shock do all the work whereas the other suspension designs make the linkages work. It's KIND OF apples and oranges....kind of.
Apr 10, 2017 at 12:46
Apr 10, 2017
rupintart mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2017 at 11:22
Mar 27, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
@Enzyme: Hope you get rid of your cell phone then, because cell phones have a far bigger volume of lithium worldwide than ebikes do. And what do you think the ebikes are for? The unfit....that's who it's marketed towards...this gets people into cycling... As for the hand bikes...those are definitely not one off...LOTS of companies make them and they're all over the place...it just shows your ignorance and bias.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 17:17
Mar 26, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
I think you guys are missing the point....ebikes do make up a significant amount of the market. ebikes as a whole (not just eMTB), 3 years ago showed almost 200K units imported into the USA, where bicycle sales are SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the rest of the EU. So imagine how much went to the EU.... You're absolutely right that the eMTB market is a small segment of that, but the ebike market is flourishing and growing. Put it this way, there's more ebike sales than there are observed trials bikes. There are more ebike sales than high end BMX bikes (at the greater than $1000 pricepoint.) Global ebikes sales are nearly $16 BILLION...that's larger than DH bike sales. All markets you are all familiar with. They don't import more if they're not selling. Yes, the fallback argument IS for the disabled. LOTS of people NOT disabled use the urban/roadbike versions, and that's where most of them are. just like lots of NON disable use recumbents. A projected $24 billion industry by 2025 doesn't mean it's dying...it's flourishing....just because you guys are too blind to see it (you don't want to see it) doesn't mean it's not there... How will an ebiker get home with a dead battery? Easy, they pedal...if they can't pedal over the hill, just like every other cyclist on the road who has a flat with no spare tube...they call somebody. That should be pretty obvious. The people buying them are getting assisted pedaling, they're not inebriated.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 12:06
Mar 26, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
@baggyferret: And why do you think they make money? Because it gets many people who can't pedal up hills efficiently up them. It's getting lots of people into the sport that you're not even aware of. In Italy this past month watching people who would otherwise not even be on a bicycle going to the market were on bikes...ebikes. Pedaling the flats, getting assisted up the hills. And it's not STRICTLY electric....you can pedal them. It's not an electric scooter, it's an electric BICYCLE. It's funny to watch the outcry on here when very few of you has ever really been exposed to one. I don't own one, never will, and loathe the day I have to regularly work on them, but I realize it's income for my shop, it's getting people otherwise not interested in cycling on bikes. It's getting disabled people back on bikes. It's doing a lot more than the complaining people on this thread are. If you keep shunning people away from your sport it won't grow. Be happy more and more people are getting into it...the avenue of which may not be your cup of tea, but that wasn't your decision to make in the first place. It's this very mentality that skiers/snowboarders have towards skibikes and why many resorts don't allow them on the slopes. Be happy people are getting on the slopes...not the venue of which brings them there. Then you'll realize that it's better for the community as a whole to have the diversity...
rupintart mikelevy's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 11:12
Mar 26, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
@Bustacrimes: I do have a passport...and wrench professionally for a living both privately for professional athletes and events, many times overseas. You know why they created eBikes? For the elderly and disabled in other countries... So it's cool all you hip people are alienating a sector of people from our sport simply because you don't like them...I'll be sure to let Martyn Ashton know he's not welcome in the MTB scene because he has an ebike.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 6:13
Mar 26, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
The funny thing is that all the disheartened comments are by (north)Americans, who likely have never been overseas and experienced the fact that the reason ebikes haven't died is because it's a HUGE sector of business for manufacturers (just like folding bikes, which for many companies is their BIGGEST source of income). Go to Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, Japan....and make the same comments you're making here....you'll find out they're pretty ignorant and you're actually in the minority...ebikes, whether road or mountain, aren't going anywhere. They don't require any DOT (or equivalent) registration or taxes and for the people that use them on the daily they're AWESOME for being able to get around and up and over hills. Travel a little, get out of your little box you call a world and you'll see that while you may not like it, it's something that's very useful to others and definitely not going anywhere....
rupintart mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 16:51
Mar 25, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
@jrocksdh: it's a MTB first, motorized vehicle second...if it were completely a motorized vehicle it'd be called a motorcycle...but, surprise, it's not....
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