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wakaba vernonfelton's article
Jul 4, 2017 at 14:31
Jul 4, 2017
wakaba vernonfelton's article
Jul 4, 2017 at 14:30
Jul 4, 2017
Building Bikes in Asia - An Inside Look
@WAKIdesigns: Its subpar carbon. Cheap russian or chinese prepregs. Definitely not aerospace stuff and handlaid mats instead of precision spun and woven around a core. It takes the same amount of time to make an alu frame: 2-3h. Alu Jigs are cheap, carbon moulds in Vietnam too. Basically crap and nowhere near as good as it should be. Thats why I stay with alu.
wakaba vernonfelton's article
Jul 4, 2017 at 11:29
Jul 4, 2017
Building Bikes in Asia - An Inside Look
Nope. Not buying a generic taiwan bike. Staying with Foes. Journalists, Ex-Bikers, Marketeers are notorious for building blingy shortlived crap. Staying with a fabricator/engineer with extreme knowledge in frame building and decades of suspension design.
wakaba nr22's article
Jul 2, 2017 at 12:20
Jul 2, 2017
Randoms - Eurobike Media Days 2017
The Ridley design is just spot on. This look will define light use bikes for the next decade. Please make a lwb with 26 wheels and 65 HA, am 5.7 and 29 not working for me. Nicolai: machining a huge block of alu bar. Sweet. Even if its two piece and welded after. KTM t... nooooo!?
wakaba pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 28, 2017 at 1:39
Jun 28, 2017
wakaba pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 28, 2017 at 1:33
Jun 28, 2017
Intense's 2018 Carbine - First Look
@WAKIdesigns: Exactly my thoughts. Our 951 stays. This looks like a conceptual downgrade. Intense should change name to "Boring".
wakaba nr22's article
Jun 26, 2017 at 22:23
Jun 26, 2017
Rose Pikes Peak - First Ride
@makripper: yep ,???? I can walk and breath at same time.
wakaba nr22's article
Jun 26, 2017 at 21:32
Jun 26, 2017
Rose Pikes Peak - First Ride
@makripper: That's exactly what it looks like 3 years ago. Rose has a history of horribly designed, very very average bikes with cheap anodized bling. German consumers are trained to take tests literal - add all the points together. Highest number ist Testsieger, ├╝berragend, doppelplusgut. They think they buy the best when in fact they just bought the most average bike. Every model year one of the 4 German mail-order outfits is choosen by BIKE Mag as testwinner. No Rose for me ever. Virtually unsellable.
wakaba RichardCunningham's article
Jun 22, 2017 at 21:31
Jun 22, 2017
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
BManufacturingC brand does not make bikes. They market a Chinese and Vietnamese factory to the very conservative OC- crowd. BMC is as boring and predictable as Speech.
wakaba AJBarlas's article
Jun 22, 2017 at 4:39
Jun 22, 2017
Vorsprung Luftkappe - Review
@carym: I run 35% on Emerald. I can't do that on a RS dual crown and all bets were off to ballpark a Pike which would do whatever it wanted and loses damping after 10 mins of parkriding. It's just meant to woo you in the store.
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