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thorsbane mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 10:45
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SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
Time to start shopping for discounted SRAM 30mm cranksets...
thorsbane LooseRiders's article
Jan 12, 2018 at 5:13
Jan 12, 2018
Must Watch: Nico Vink's End of Year Roundup is Nothing Short of Epic
I feel woefully inadequate as a mountain biker after watching this.
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 9:29
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
I agree. I was like, what the hell. I like stiff wheels. Granted I have Easton Haven carbons, so maybe Enves are way stiffer, but I love the stiff ride of my Eastons. And yeah, one broke on mounting a tire but they promptly replaced.
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 9:27
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@wibblywobbly: What? I did not know that. Negative points to SC for the BS that led me to believe they were manufactured in the US. Dammit.
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 9:24
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@phobospwns: Is a Gucci purse worth more 1000% more than a non-name-brand version of the same materials? Of course not. It's about branding and positioning. They should not need to apologize for their strategy. So long as their wheels continue to set the bar in terms of quality, longevity, looks, made-in-usa, etc. then they will be able to continue demanding premium pricing. They better watch out though, as Santa Cruz is the new contender that matches them and even beats them on longevity (via its warranty) and price.
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 9:17
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@cky78: 2% is definitely far from six sigma; but the way my cynical self interpreted it was: "we've denied a bunch of returns so we were able to keep the numbers down to 2% and report on that as a successful measurement of our rim's durability". Honestly, I would rather they report 22% returns but excel at customer satisfaction than report 0.0000002% returns but come by those numbers dishonestly.
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 9:13
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
I don't know. I would rather they be candid. Let the middle managers make mistakes in interviewing rather than hide behind the execs like they did towards the end. For me this whole thing made Enve feel more human to me, and I appreciate that; although all the reports of warranty denial worries me a bit.
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 9:10
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
First, I thought that comment was funny as hell; however I wish the PM's response could have clarified or put into layman's terms how the test translates into "real world" impact. Instead, he indirectly referenced dynamic vs. static load testing (arms and suspension) and then ended with, "well, its how we test it". For a simpleton like me, he could have stated that it would be equivalent to a 200lb mountain biker casing a landing on a straight edge curb at 20mph off a 15ft jump or whatever, like Danny did in the Santa Cruz vid :)
thorsbane vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 8:58
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@ENVE: Then why didn't she just say that? "We don't want to manufacture our wheels in Asia because we want to protect our IP". FWIW, I think it is a smart move. Plus, the "Made in U.S.A" is another great branding strategy that helps justify a higher price. Nothing to be ashamed of there, so why not cop to it?
thorsbane rossbellphoto's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 8:31
Jan 10, 2018
Behind the Scenes: Developing the New Canyon Torque
I thought it was a good article and the photography was spot on. My one concern: Doesn't seem like much room in the rear to accommodate wider (say 2.6) rubber. Is that a 2.35 (ish) wide tire in the photo? I love "skinny" tires but would at least like to have the option to run wider tires on occasion.
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