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somebikeguy RichardCunningham's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 12:17
Oct 12, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
This is an easy problem to fix. Go to any auto dealership, ask them for the useless end cuts of 3M clear they’ve got lying around. Cost is at most a few bucks. Since everyone on Pinkbike is a pro mechanic, strip your bike down to the frame and wrap away. The more interesting question is why mountain bikers seem to believe that their 4 year old bike is worth 75% of its original MSRP. What world do people live in?!
somebikeguy Specialized's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 13:02
Sep 18, 2018
Video: Specialized's New Turbo Levo Ad is 'Mind Blowing'
Not bad Specialized, not bad. Hopefully the next video puts a spotlight on your love for both internal and outside legal counsel. And using them to intimidate small bike shops! Credit where it’s due, good promo vid.
somebikeguy mikelevy's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 8:18
Sep 12, 2018
Behind the Bike - Knolly's New Fugitive
157mm? Why? What’s wrong with 148? And if 142 was so good why not stick with that? The problem here is that there’s no logical thought put into anything. Why do I want a wider rear end? Are slightly shorter chainstays really worth that? In fact, are short chainstays better than slightly longer ones? I’ll buy high end aluminum. Just not from a disrespectful, arrogant company that takes its cues from its owner and doesn’t actually know what it’s doing.
somebikeguy mikelevy's article
Aug 23, 2018 at 13:32
Aug 23, 2018
First Look: Trek's New 2019 Remedy
So it’s basically a Canyon Spectral, but with a proprietary shock and about $1000 more for give/take the same spec? Cool! Mountain biking seems to be the only tech-driven sport in which tech advances, over time, don’t result in lower prices for consumers. Absolutely ridiculous. I’m in the market for 2-4 Bikes in the next 12 months. Bike companies can either fix their damn pricing or I’ll just send Canyon all my money.
somebikeguy devinci's article
Jun 28, 2018 at 9:07
Jun 28, 2018
Devinci Announces All-New Troy
Trump-voter rock/rap, completely unnecessary sliding and skidding on trails because f*** you trail builders, pointless sorta manuals poorly executed, Toyota Tacoma cameo, drone-shot B-roll footage to double the run time, and all of it shot on what looks like a gravel double track made for beginners that saw a few unfortunate rock slides.
somebikeguy sarahmoore's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 5:38
Jun 11, 2018
From the Top: Skratch Lab's Allen Lim - 'Sports Nutrition is About What You Do in Your Kitchen, Not on the Bike'
The greatest thing that has happened to my water bottle is Skratch Labs lemon lime drink mix. The greatest thing that has happened to my longer rides is giving myself permission to ditch the energy bars for small but tasty burritos, apple pies, and rice bars. The books were worth every dollar spent.
somebikeguy RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 11:18
May 25, 2018
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
Shimano: "New XTR! We're telling you about it today, you can buy it maybe 4-6 months from now, maybe a year from now. Who knows?! That's what makes it exciting!" Apple: "New iPhone. Today is Tuesday, you can order it on our website in an hour or line up at an Apple store Thursday/Friday if you'd rather pick one up in person. All other retail channels will be fully stocked by then as well." Other than the idiotic availability time line, new XTR will probably be ridiculously good. Too bad Shimano still hasn't figured out how to release product properly.
somebikeguy paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 11:17
May 24, 2018
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
This. This is the most important comment of this entire thread. There's a lot more riding on the intro of XTR M9100 than most riders realize, I think. Product managers may like Shimano more than they like SRAM, they may trust them more, but this release needs to go well for shops if Shimano wants to take back some market share on the mountain bike side of things. We want XTR M9100 to be rad. We want to ride it. But if this is going to be the usual Shimano BS release of vapourware that ends up on Chain Reaction at 45% off before it's even available from a North American distributor (including Shimano Canada/USA) Shimano should just give up on pretending mountain biking is a product category they care about and/or are interested in and focus on road product. I want this stuff to be good. I'd rather ride Shimano product over SRAM. But I'm over having Shimano treat the mountain bike market and North American shops as an after-thought. Do it right this time.
somebikeguy paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 7:15
May 24, 2018
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
12 speed, 2 cassette choices. 10-51 or a 10-45 cassette with smaller gaps between jumps. Oh and the crank is spiderless/direct mount. That's about all Google knows right now.
somebikeguy pinkbikeaudience's article
May 15, 2018 at 7:24
May 15, 2018
Video: Mondraker Launches the Foxy Carbon 29
STEALTH AIR TECHNOLOGY! 29" SPECIFIC ZERO KINEMATICS AND OPTIMIZED FORWARD GEOMETRY! FORWARD GEOMETRY, SO IMPORTANT WE LISTED IT TWICE!!!!! MAXIMUM PRESS RELEASE GHOST WRITTEN BY DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE IT'S YUUUUUUUUGGGEEEEE!!!!
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