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wibblywobbly RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 19:20
17 hours
XTR 9100 is Here - How Did it Remain So Secret?
“Best brakes ever” - all bike media who want to be on Shimano’s good side. Nobody in the bike industry will call Shimano on their BS. Shimano knew they screwed up four years ago. The bike media knew they screwed up. All we got was some dancing around the edges of the problem. Nobody called it out for being what it was.
wibblywobbly RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 8:33
1 days
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
I’m really interested to see what the full review says. Every single review of the last XT update completely ignored what is now widely agreed upon as a major problem with inconsistent bite point. To be blunt, I don’t trust Pinkbike or anyone else in the bike media to accurately review this stuff. Especially after seeing the Japan press junket they flew everyone out to. Other than that, this looks good but I don’t trust it and too little too late. They needed XT updated like this yesterday. And they obviously don’t think 12 speed is here to stay given how they are hedging with 11. And where is Saint? Are they giving up on DH?
wibblywobbly paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 9:19
2 days
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
@TheRaven: yes, the dominate groupsets on bikes. But look at what comes on mountain bikes that cost between 2000$ and 5000$....ie the stuff that people on pinkbike care about. Ain't nobody here care about an 800$ Giant with Claris.
wibblywobbly paulaston's article
May 24, 2018 at 6:47
2 days
Spotted: New Shimano XTR
Shimano: "you must embargo everything until 5/25" Pinkbike; "WTF, you posted a picture on your homepage we could have leaked it and got all kinds of traffic" Shimano: "you can leak that one set of pictures to tease things" In any case, this stuff is a complete joke. For being experts at metal that's a janky casette. And if XT is another year off, they are done. NX Eagle and XX1 eTap will bury them
wibblywobbly mikelevy's article
May 22, 2018 at 4:02
May 22, 2018
Spotted: Is This Specialized's New DH Bike?
Good for Vern getting a promotion and a payday but man is the bike industry incestous. This is but step one of a carefully planned social media rollout. Some random dude just took this picture in line with the linkage obscured just right... Vernon sent along the generic quote and we are off!
May 20, 2018 at 21:50
May 20, 2018
wibblywobbly mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2018 at 5:54
May 17, 2018
Pivot's New Trail 429 - First Ride
I’ve ridden some Pivots and enjoyed them. Quality/fit and finish on the frames is decent for what they cost. Numbers look good. Two things keep me from spending my money on one. They started quietly selling the Shuttle ebike in the US. I won’t buy a bike from anyone that sells ebikes. They are prioritizing short term profit over the long term health of mountain biking. Whatever, I get it, it’s a business. People are lazy and want mopeds but they won’t get a cent from me. Not that they care. That leads me to my second point. Every interaction with a Pivot rep, demo truck driver or sponsored rider has been negative. But the smug arrogance and the disdain with which they looked down on everyone else like they were in a special club... if you aren’t the dentist that puts veneers on celebrities they don’t want you. Whatever, it’s a stupid story and I’m some nobody on the internet, but I didn’t feel welcome so I never bought another Pivot.
wibblywobbly mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2018 at 5:38
May 17, 2018
Pivot's New Trail 429 - First Ride
@dan23dan23: sounds like you have a lot of practice using that that patronizing line about “you can still have fun on the obsolete parts you just spent 1,000$ bucks on”. Spoken like someone who does not care. That kind of attitude is why I won’t buy a Pivot.
wibblywobbly pinkbikeaudience's article
May 13, 2018 at 14:29
May 13, 2018
Final Results: EWS Olargues, France 2018
People hate on Lopes, but he’s won way more than Keene ever has.
wibblywobbly briceshirbach's article
May 12, 2018 at 5:14
May 12, 2018
Local Flavors: The Complete Mountain Bike Guide to Calhoun County, Alabama
Hey snowflake, this is America and everyone needs to take accountability for their actions. Except for racist people who don’t believe in science. We need to accept their backwards views as equally valid.
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