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twozerosix TectonicComponents's article
May 23, 2022 at 9:11
May 23, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
@krau: I left out amortizing the tooling thru the part price - depending on how many they expect to sell, PB commentary predicts between “one to a dentist” and “all the pedals”, so that tool cost could add 50% to the part price. Better to own your tool and shoot parts anywhere.
twozerosix TectonicComponents's article
May 22, 2022 at 14:17
May 22, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
Concavity is free in a molded pedal.
twozerosix TectonicComponents's article
May 22, 2022 at 14:15
May 22, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
@krau: I’d estimate $15k for the tooling, more if it’s a two-up, and a generous $10 per molded part owing to the CF rather than just glass, maybe slower cycle times as well. Spindles could cost more if they are being machined in-house or a speciality fab shop…don’t know the flavor of stainless steel (if it comes with a brand name it’ll be more pricey) so… $5 per spindle? Bearings off the shelf, pins are special but small. Not big drivers. Then assembly and labor, domestic will add up especially if not optimized for quantity. I bet you’re right that they are still making a benji in profit, so good for them if the market responds favorably to that price for the product. How’s my math?
twozerosix seb-stott's article
Mar 31, 2022 at 14:36
Mar 31, 2022
First Look: Last Bikes' Asco & Celos Look Seriously Quick
answering my own question: "Our carbon fibres of different stiffness are produced in Japan. Further processing to prepreg is done in Italy. The frame is laminated in Würzburg at All Ahead." cool
twozerosix seb-stott's article
Mar 31, 2022 at 14:33
Mar 31, 2022
First Look: Last Bikes' Asco & Celos Look Seriously Quick
Are these actually built in DE? First paragraph says they are 'engineered' there, not sure if that means 'fabricated' as well.
twozerosix brianpark's article
Mar 17, 2022 at 15:08
Mar 17, 2022
Mike Sinyard Steps Down as CEO of Specialized
I've been riding for almost 30 years, and never owned a Specialized bicycle. They have been "in the conversation" for at least that long, riding out the trends, ebb and flow of market factors, personalities, and controversies. Don't have to like their bikes or policies to respect a job well done, one that clearly involved making big bets and relying on passion. Props to Sinyard for what he's built and contribution to the cycling public.
twozerosix mattbeer's article
Mar 16, 2022 at 13:23
Mar 16, 2022
Ask Pinkbike: The Best Whistler Bike, Tubeless Rim Tape, Dual Crown Enduro Bikes, & Converting to a 1x Drivetrain
Agreed. I tried to do the cool 'quiver-killer' bike for several years, then last time (still pre-covid) rented a RM Maiden and started having real fun again (after adjusting the damping.)
twozerosix edspratt's article
Mar 13, 2022 at 11:15
Mar 13, 2022
twozerosix edspratt's article
Feb 28, 2022 at 15:06
Feb 28, 2022
Video: Bernard Kerr's Brutal Crash from Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo Urban DH 2022
I think it depends on the ejecting rider angle of trajectory. If Cav went OTB but on a flattish or even slight decline and at the speeds typical in road racing he'll have the gravity and space to roll out. If its tech riding, downhill, rock slabs that vector is going to be much more vertical, with less opportunity to roll. Rolling has saved my life and limbs many times - I credit doing several years of aikido when I was young with instilling that skill - but it hasn't been 100% foolproof. Took a OTB hit on my shoulder last summer and broke collarbone and ribs, there was no chance of rolling.
twozerosix mattbeer's article
Feb 26, 2022 at 10:30
Feb 26, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: What Features Would You Like To See In a Flat Pedal MTB Shoe?
I think the Shimano flat pedal shoes are pretty stiff, more so than my prior Trailcross and most 5.10. Grip isn't great but the sole shape is good.
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