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tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 11, 2018 at 0:32
Aug 11, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: How can you work in manufacturing and not know how economies of scale work? You keep saying that scale decreases margins which implies higher per-unit costs. This flies in the face of literally every industrial advancement since production lines became a thing. There is nothing mysterious or artisan about building a bike frame, it's a consumer good. It absolutely scales, and scales extremely well.
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 14:06
Aug 10, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: You keep repeating the same point that on-shoring manufacturing will increase costs and makes sense from a business perspective. As is pointed out in the interview and many times in these comments, there is at least one company that proves that is not necessarily the case. My American made aluminum GG frame cost me less than my imported Yeti aluminum frame (back when Yeti still made aluminum bikes), despite both being Colorado companies located a few miles from each other. So no, this trade snafu does not have to hurt bike companies, only those who fail to adapt. That's the nature of business. Happily, as a side effect, it will likely be much better for the environment.
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 10:36
Aug 10, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: The two biggest US based bike companies, Trek and Specialized, are both privately owned, try again. Also, "WAAAA drumpf didn't have emissions in mind when he got into a trade fight, it's only a side effect of onshoring manufacturing!" Is the fact that it's Trump such a big obstacle to you that you want to continue to screw the environment harder just to score political points in a country you don't apparently live in? lol. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 9, 2018 at 12:07
Aug 9, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: Well, since they don't actually do any manufacturing themselves, yes their labor costs for manufacturing would indeed increase. But your assertion that is is not feasible to move operations back to the US is absurd. If GG is competitive at a botique level, why on earth would you think that scaling up operations somehow leads to a per-unit cost growth? That is not how scaled manufacturing works. Arrogance and stupidity is assuming the status quo is desirable or sustainable from both an environmental and financial standpoint. Why is manufacturing in east asia cheap? Because there's no safety or environmental rules. Want to stop runaway greenhouse gasses? Stop buying cheap crap from countries that dump waste straight into the river and, despite a nice PR campaign, generate the majority of their power by burning coal.
Selling
Aug 8, 2018 at 22:35
Aug 8, 2018

Light Bicycle 60mm aero wheelset 142x12R 15x100F

$325 USD
Light Bicycle 60 mm deep aero road wheelset- LIKE NEW CONDITION. These puppies have maybe 100 miles on them, used for 3 road rides on a CX bike before I got a proper road bike. 12x142mm rear axle, 15x100mm front axle. Red Novatec hubs w/ standard Shimano free hub DT Swiss Champion spokes, brass nipples Will ship anywhere USPS can find. I'm local to Seattle if you want to take a look in person. Cash or PayPal only, buyer pays shipping and PayPal fees.

tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 8, 2018 at 22:27
Aug 8, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
Not true. Guerilla Gravity makes frames in the US, by hand, for extremely competitive prices. The 'US labor prices are too high" is a wonderful NPR take from people who don't work in manufacturing. Get a skilled welder or two, and a properly thought out jigged assembly line and you can compete with anywhere, because labor becomes a small fraction of your overall costs, and skilled labor has a way of paying for itself with factory floor improvements and innovations. That the bike industry still sucks at doing that doesn't mean it's not possible, it just means all the people who know how to do it go make a lot more money somewhere else.
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Aug 8, 2018
Selling
Aug 5, 2018 at 17:10
Aug 5, 2018

Santa Cruz Nomad V3 Large

$2000 USD
2015 Large V3 Nomad complete build. Recent moves means I need to let this puppy go, and she's priced to sell. Shock- Cane Creek Double Barrel Air with Climb Switch. I'll also throw in the original RockShox Monarch Plus that came with the frame (Monarch is brand new never ridden- even still has the cardboard sleeve!). Fork- RockShox Pike 160mm, has only a couple of rides since last rebuild, is in great shape. Wheels- Race Face Affect, BRAND NEW NEVER RIDDEN. Tubeless compatible, just add tape and sealant. Tires- Schwalbe Hans Dampf Front, Nobby Nic rear. I'll throw in a brand new Onza Ibex and a Minion DHF that I have no bikes for if you want some fresh rubber. Cranks- Race Face Turbine Cinch, 32T chainring Drivetrain- Sram X01 11 speed, XX1 cassette. Note: I had to pull the chain to get another bike up and running, bike will have a brand new chain with it. Brakes- Sram Guide RSC w/Cool Stop heat sink pads, Shimano Ice Tech rotors, 180F, 160R Dropper- KS Lev Integra, 150mm Saddle- WTB Volt, Chromoly rails Bars- Race Face SixC, 35mm, 800mm wide Stem- Easton Havoc 35mm x 50 mm long Headset- Chris King BB- Race Face 30mm threaded I'm local to Seattle, I'll ship to anywhere in the country. Buyer pays PayPal and shipping, PayPal or cash only please.

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Aug 5, 2018
tsheep pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 14, 2018 at 0:20
Jul 14, 2018
Inside The Tape: Andorra DH World Cup 2018
Top quality. That outside line Finn was hitting looks so slow until you compare it with the other racers side-by-side. PB, this is about the best video series going on any MTB site- please keep Cathro on as a regular.
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