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snowwcold55 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 13:57
Feb 13, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
@polebicycles: Understood but I guess my point is, why bother getting involved in this argument at all since there is very little ROI in doing so? If you were building electric jetliners that would literally alter the course of history, I'd say, yeah, get up on your soapbox and go to town bashing the currently available means of air travel because you'd be providing a significant benefit to society and the majority of consumers would support you (I hope). I think suggesting that "the use of carbon fiber in bikes is ethically wrong" is a bit of a stretch to a lot of people who ride bikes, so getting up on your soapbox about this issue doesn't really do you any favors, if that makes sense. And in regards to making a better product, that's great that you are able to do so with alu, but I've owned both carbon and alu and they both have been remarkably good. So, again, why not just push what makes you great and let the consumer decide for him/herself?
snowwcold55 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 11:13
Feb 13, 2018
FINAL ROUND: 2017 Pinkbike Photo of the Year - VOTING NOW CLOSED!
Hard to explain why but for some reason the Thompson photo to me captures the true essence of mountain biking... So amazing.
snowwcold55 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 12, 2018 at 14:42
Feb 12, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
@polebicycles: I took a marketing class once, so I'm pretty much an expert, and we learned that you should highlight the benefits of your product without attacking other products in your competitive landscape. Let the consumer come to a realization by him/herself. By knocking alternative products without providing clear cut reasoning as to why your product is 100% better to ALL consumers in your target audience, you are actually distancing yourself as a company by positioning yourself as superior/more intelligent/ more aware than the consumer. ...But seriously, what do I know?
snowwcold55 paulaston's article
Jan 27, 2018 at 7:49
Jan 27, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Does Bike Weight Matter?
This sounds suspiciously analogous to “does Willy size matter”
snowwcold55 paulaston's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 12:19
Dec 8, 2017
Do You Ride Responsibly? – Poll
Brake?! I've been calling that lever the skid-trigger my whole life. Hmm, maybe I should use it to slow down more often.
snowwcold55 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2017 at 9:38
Dec 6, 2017
Spengle's One-Piece Carbon Enduro Wheels - First Look
Didn't even think about the sticks/branches. Good lord, if these things catch on, the Fails of the Month videos are all going to involve branch-induced OTBs.
snowwcold55 mikelevy's article
Dec 3, 2017 at 23:12
Dec 3, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - How Much Did You Spend on Your Bike?
Not sure if I agree with the super car analogy either. A car at the price of a ‘17 Ford GT is 450K USD base. Aka, it’s not even possible to buy it. It’s literally a dream machine that cannot be touched by 99% of the world. A $10K s-works stumpjumper, however, is FEASIBLE to own. However I - And I think I speak for a lot of people on this site - don’t really see the added benefit of the additional price tag. Could I save longer and eventually get a super bike? Sure. Would I have more fun on it? I don’t know, but if i had to guess I’d say doubtful. Now a Ford GT vs my Mazda 3... that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame. So yeah, I wanna review the Ford GT because it’s a modern engineering marvel and is priced more than many a house. The 10k bike ride review? Eh. Don’t need it. It just leaves me guessing what it would be like if you swapped out the Kashima coated fox 36 and the xo eagle for a pike rc and a gx 11 speed.
snowwcold55 mikekazimer's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 9:47
Nov 21, 2017
Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review
I can't tell if you guys are being sarcastic... But if you're not, you're using your bike to convey that you ultimately have more $$ than other riders and only ride aftermarket boutique parts and judge those who go in-house for gear as being cheap and somehow "less important or special" than you. Performance is performance regardless of price tag. Just cause you have a Timex doesn't mean you aren't successful, just like if you ride Light bike rims or Bontrager rims doesn't mean you can't rip. I've never understood the arrogance behind judging other people for the cost of the things they buy. It has zero impact on you. Granted, the guy who brags about his Timex being better than a Rolex is doing the same exact thing. But hey what the hell do I know.
snowwcold55 AJBarlas's article
Nov 6, 2017 at 11:39
Nov 6, 2017
Mondraker Dune - Review
I think there should be a Pinkbike pole to see what the average site member spends/spent on their go-to trail/enduro/downhill/whatever bike. Whatever they ride the most, essentially. I would LOVE to see what the percentages are for folks buying bikes over $7500. Nothing against it, either. I think it's great that you can afford it. This is purely to quench my insatiable thirst for somewhat-irrelevant information. (But seriously. I need to know now...)
snowwcold55 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 30, 2017 at 14:33
Oct 30, 2017
Patrol 672 – Review
I'm sure they'll review other bikes of that nature. I'm looking for Commencal, Canyon, YT, Felt, etc. Would love to see a review of the entry models of the super-bikes, too, like Spesh Enduro or Stumpy Comp, Trek Fuel EX, etc. and have them up against the commencals and the canyons. I don't care what anyone says about Spesh, for 2.8K you can get a well performing yari fork, solid 11 speed transmission, and all sorts of other goodies.
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