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Sep 16, 2023 at 14:06
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Sep 15, 2023 at 8:51
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tom666 edspratt's article
Sep 15, 2023 at 1:53
Sep 15, 2023
Katy Winton Reveals Uncertain Future as a Full-Time Racer
@weeksy59: Haha mate I know! I've got a 2022 Session 9 and 3 other bikes and I don't need this temptation right now!
tom666 edspratt's article
Sep 14, 2023 at 8:16
Sep 14, 2023
Katy Winton Reveals Uncertain Future as a Full-Time Racer
@gmiller720: In the UK you can find some great deals at the moment. My buddy just bought a 2022 Specialized Enduro Expert 50% off. Nukeproof are doing 30-40% off. Santa Cruz are doing 20% everything and the 5010 has just gone to 40% off. The stock situation in Canada and the desperation from dealers might be different. You might also find a lot of local bike shops landed the stock at top dollar and are reluctant to sell for no/low profit, even if that is the right thing to do at the moment. I bet if you shop around online you can find some deals at the moment. 40% off SC 40% off Spesh 40% off Nukeproof
tom666 edspratt's article
Sep 14, 2023 at 6:32
Sep 14, 2023
Katy Winton Reveals Uncertain Future as a Full-Time Racer
That really isn't true captaindingus, it's hard times in the bike industry at the moment. It certainly is for us in Europe. Too much inventory left over from covid boom (and still inventory trying to land) causing a lot of cash-flow issues and urgency to sell, demand from customers fallen off due to inflation, interest rate hikes and cost-of-living issues have people more reluctant to spend. Demand for mechanical bicycles is at a 20 year low for us in the UK and well below 2019 levels (which wasn't a good year). I'm no fan of conglomerates but the big parent companies who can afford for a brand to be unprofitable for a couple of years are the only reason a lot of places are still going. At the higher end (which is everybody who reads Pinkbike) this is partially the industry shooting itself in the foot I think - there is a real discrepancy between what the customers want right now and what bike brands are trying to sell (ever increasing prices in a time when a lot of people are feeling the pinch). Hopefully that will start to correct itself. I think bringing better performance to the £2-3.5k price bracket is what people want.
Sep 1, 2023 at 1:59
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Aug 31, 2023 at 15:43
Aug 31, 2023
tom666 alicialeggett's article
Aug 29, 2023 at 11:50
Aug 29, 2023
tom666 dariodigiulio's article
Aug 29, 2023 at 11:42
Aug 29, 2023
WTB Develops New 750d Wheel Size
@saladdodger: XC bikes are good for one thing and gravel bikes are good for another. If you went on a ride that was 70% road and 30% off road (I do this all the time), a carbon gravel bike with drop handlebars, fully rigid fork and with 2x11 gears is a lot better than an XC bike. It's barely slower on the road than a road bike (and if you change the tires - it is a road bike). If the ride was 30% road and 70% off road (including some small drops and jumps etc) suddenly an XC bike would be way better.
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