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salespunk AJBarlas's article
Mar 16, 2017 at 10:42
Mar 16, 2017
Interview: Darren Kinnaird - Crankworx GM, EWS and FMB Board Member, Sports Fan
Awesome to see someone at the highest levels of a major organization focused on the athletes instead of growing their own kingdom. His respect for the sport, team and fans is blatantly obvious throughout the interview. Much respect.
salespunk digr's article
Mar 10, 2017 at 10:31
Mar 10, 2017
Bikes of the 2017 NZ Enduro
If you look at the CG video posted today you will see they are all on HT's that look to be either long shocked or are new frames/linkages. Something is dropping soon.
salespunk foxracingshox's article
Mar 9, 2017 at 10:30
Mar 9, 2017
salespunk vernonfelton's article
Mar 7, 2017 at 14:13
Mar 7, 2017
salespunk vernonfelton's article
Mar 7, 2017 at 8:41
Mar 7, 2017
Your Trail’s Future May Depend On IMBA's New Leader
The main problem with IMBA is that they are focused on being a non-profit first and mountain bike advocacy business second. Their model was to follow other like the Sierra Club. Main difference is that the Sierra Club is built on casual hikers or people that might have some small interest in the outdoors. Mountain biking as a sport attracts a much more active and involved group of individuals. How many "casual" mountain bikers do you know? Most people that get involved in the sport get consumed by it. We spend a large portion of our disposable, or even not so disposable income to participate. Most people I know will take at least 1 major trip every year or two, travelling hundreds of miles to ride different trails. The Sierra Club membership is the exact opposite. They go to REI and buy some hiking boots that get used once a year. They rarely travel more than a few miles from the roads the arrived on. They are rarely looking that clock at work counting down the minutes until they can sprint out the door for 45 minutes of riding before the sun goes down. Because of this IMBA has to focus from the top down putting the hardcore riders first and casual riders second. Many housing developments in Socal already build beginner trails as part of their plans to cater to that Sierra Club casual hiker and those also serve the casual mountain bikers. What we need is more advocacy to drive more challenging trails closer to population centers and longer trails that get us farther away from the places we live. I know they have done studies on how many mountain bikes are sold each year which includes everything with 26" wheels, but that is not their constituency. STC gets this and IMBA does not. There is a major movement right now for most of the IMBA affiliated groups in California to pull their support which will instantly kill IMBA. If they don't make a major directional change within the next 90 days it is going to die. I do not say this lightly because their organization is needed to give us a unified voice nationally and it would be a sad day for all of us.
salespunk evocsports's article
Mar 6, 2017 at 19:15
Mar 6, 2017
Fails of the Month - February
And yes they replaced the frame even after seeing the video
salespunk evocsports's article
Mar 6, 2017 at 19:14
Mar 6, 2017
Fails of the Month - February
I was there when it happened and it is way bigger/harsher in person. There is no doubt any other bike would have been either cracked or broken by the time this one broke.
salespunk evocsports's article
Mar 6, 2017 at 19:00
Mar 6, 2017
Fails of the Month - February
I was there for it (you can see me on the other side of the jump). This hit was way harder in person and it was his sixth or seventh time landing like that. I doubt that any other bike would have survived it either.
salespunk evocsports's article
Mar 6, 2017 at 18:59
Mar 6, 2017
salespunk dbaker's article
Mar 5, 2017 at 20:42
Mar 5, 2017
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