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sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 12:38
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@bohns1: Well they said it in the article, it uses the same front triangle as the 27.5 version. I understand now that its a new design on the 27.5 as well but at the end of the day the 29er is just a 27.5 with a roomier rear triangle.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 8:43
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@xkriegerx: Exactly, "complete overhaul" or just enough of a change so that you can't retrofit the new rear triangle to an older session?
sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 8:41
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@g-42: I understand that. I was exaggerating a bit and did not mean to suggest that there was no R&D done, but at the same time it is still just a bigger rear triangle and an existing bike.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 8:28
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@mikekazimer: I think that the 27.5 revolution is actually the thing that is pissing off many people (including myself). I don't think 29er DH bikes are an issue at all, I have a problem with how the industry force fed us the useless 27.5 a few years ago selling it as the greatest thing in the world. 27.5 was not the great compromise between the 26 and 29er, its was barely bigger than a 26 and did not nearly offer enough benefits to warrant the entire industry converting to it overnight.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 8:17
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@piersgritten: No I wasn't really being serious. I'm not expecting them to offer that because that would go against the mission to convince everyone that they have come up with something groundbreaking here. All this hype about the "development" of 29er DH bikes and all Santa Cruz and Trek have done is give us a different rear triangle that fits a bigger wheel.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 7:53
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
Since the bike uses the same front triangle as the 27.5 what are the chances Trek offers a retro fit rear triangle for people who want to convert?
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 15:49
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
@WAKIdesigns: I never claimed there was a real independent mountain bike media. I even said Pinkbike "and all the other bike sites". The entire point of my post was that there is in fact not a real independent mountain bike media. Don't get me wrong here. I love this site. I love the tech articles, the race coverage, and even the reviews. My only point is that sites like this, and others are always going to be somewhat biased toward the industry. And I understand that it has to be that way. The only way for a site like this to make money is with advertising and the only companies who are going to advertise on a MTB website are MTB companies. I was simply pointing out this out in response to a guy who said he was frustrated with the MTB media.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 14:53
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
@diego-b: I love Pinkbike. I just understand what I am reading and the potential biases that come with it.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 14:47
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
@skelldify: You have to take Pinkbike for what it is. Its not real "media" in the sense that a news program or newspaper, or other independent source would be. I'm not saying they (and all the other bike sites) are completely biased but lets be real, they are all more of an outlet for the bike industry itself as opposed to a real media source. Real independent media would give more honest reviews. Notice that even when you can tell a bike was shit in a Pinkbike review there is always a positive spin at the end. There always some sort of "but if your into a bike that can do A,B,&C this might work well for you", kind of thing. They will never completely say a product is garbage. Real media would also break news. It would give the details and post rumors about new products in development once they find out about it. Not wait until the agreed upon press release date with the manufacturers. You think the people at Pinkbike didn't know months ago that Santa Cruz was planning on showing up with 29er DH bike in France? Or that they only find out about new products the day they are launched like everyone else? When it comes to that sort of thing sites like Pinkbike are simply an outlet controlled by the industry.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 11:49
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
@zede: I'd be down for that. Since I'm still riding my 26" DH bike I'd love for the return of more 26" options.
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