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vinay edspratt's article
Apr 4, 2022 at 7:07
Apr 4, 2022
Trek Features in TIME's List of the Most Influential Companies in 2022
@SJP: First of all, for them to be called "the most influential" other companies should have followed their initiative. So either others have, then it would actually make sense indeed to delve into these different reports. But I'm not aware of any (which merely implies I haven't noticed it on Pinkbike or in the newspaper). So either I might have missed it, or Trek isn't as influential. Then as for their sustainability practices, yes that includes taking their supply chain and JIT philosophy into account. Goes for us as individuals too. If you insist you need that exotic ingredient in your meal next week, your supplier might figure airfreight also is the only sensible way to go. And that's fine. Just don't blame it on the supplier. It is you (the cook) who purchased the ingredient and there is always an alternative. You can always eat something that doesn't require airfreight, you can always assemble a bike from components that are not delivered through airfreight. Yes, maybe not if the company is super picky as it needs to operate at the bleeding edge. But that's a matter of choosing the market to operate in. The latest, greatest, lightest and fastest just isn't the most sustainable market. @colbird : That's true. It is good to use as a benchmark to then gauge their future progress against. They're always going to miss parts and values are going to vary depending on how they measure things, but if they do their future reports the same way then they can still use it to gauge progress. To compare brands against brands though, you're going to have to use the exact same method. That's going to be the biggest challenge.
vinay edspratt's article
Apr 4, 2022 at 5:16
Apr 4, 2022
vinay edspratt's article
Apr 4, 2022 at 4:32
Apr 4, 2022
Trek Features in TIME's List of the Most Influential Companies in 2022
So they're not on the list because they're the most sustainable, just they quantified their impact. You'd say they'd only make the comparisons when they can actually compare several reports from different companies or even better, if an independent company writes these reports. If they're talking about "REDUCE reliance on air freight" I'd question why they even use air freight in the first place. A case of Ever Given aside, saving a few weeks shipping time (boat vs plane) is pretty irrelevant if you make a product that's made to last and not too susceptible to trends. If it is, solve that first. If you can't, you can wonder whether you're actually operating in sustainable market. Just hiding behind the "bicycle" label doesn't do it.
vinay mattbeer's article
Apr 3, 2022 at 0:51
Apr 3, 2022
vinay pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2022 at 0:46
Apr 3, 2022
Online Deals - April 2022
Next time they should publish prices in GBP, just to please the comment section ;).
vinay pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2022 at 0:42
Apr 3, 2022
Online Deals - April 2022
@jrocksdh: As mentioned at the bottom of the article, this is a sponsored news piece. This is an entirely new concept as from what I thought until now, news was supposed to be independent. And well, a journalist would write at least something. But it might be easier to understand if we'd call this an advertisement. Doing this with the PB classifieds would be an interesting one. People would pay Pinkbike (or well, Outside) to have their stuff posted in a "sponsored news piece". I'd invest in pitchforks and torches now as I expect demand will explode the moment they'll announce this "service".
vinay DYEDbro's article
Apr 2, 2022 at 5:16
Apr 2, 2022
DyedBro Launches 3 New Frame Protectors
Oh, I thought it looks good. You can already get their bikes in a plain color so one could consider it a blank canvas for anything. And considering what Rob Roskopp has done to skateboards, shirts etc it is only fair to give their bikes a similar treatment.
vinay alicialeggett's article
Apr 2, 2022 at 1:52
Apr 2, 2022
Round Up: April Fools Jokes From Around the Cycling Industry
Were these on the fly adjustable too? Interesting! I've been thinking about on the fly adjustable cranks too. I had two concepts. One was to work with two four bar parallel linkages (one for each crank) which are then connected through the crank axle. So there would be a concentric axle going through there. The other concept was hydraulic, where the negative chamber of one crank would be connected to the positive chamber of the other crank. Never bothered with actually making prototypes though. They'd both probably break instantly! In the linkage concept, the concentric axle would take quite a beating and even an American BB would probably be too small. The challenge for the hydraulic concept is to make it play-free and to make the cranks torsionally stiff and strong. It would probably require a construction similar to a Lefty fork, but then in such a tiny crank. I broke another pedal axle last weekend so if even such a simple component can snap, I don't think cranks should be more complex than they are now ;).
vinay alicialeggett's article
Apr 2, 2022 at 1:36
Apr 2, 2022
Round Up: April Fools Jokes From Around the Cycling Industry
@VersusTires: Just wondering, if I cut the knobs to make the tire a bit faster for my racerun, do they still taste good or did these kids actually get all the taste out of them? Also, when I puncture, can I just chew on the tire to seal it?
vinay raceface's article
Apr 1, 2022 at 7:33
Apr 1, 2022
Race Face Announces a 9000 Lumen Light Bar
If they turn it into a stroboscope you get twice the burn time and trice the excitement (if you actually make it down in one piece).
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