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Liked a comment on the item VP-Harrier Altitude Pedals 9/14/2014 9:43 AM

For the love of god get rid of this slide show format! just show the images on 1 page

Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings - Cairns, Australia World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 4/22/2014 5:08 PM

These features are a lot of fun. The links and audio in the graphics are great bonus.

Gwin to win and hoping for Troy to make a statement with this race. Also very surprised to see no mention of Tracy...

Liked a comment on the item Get Drifty! Watch Chris Kovarik Rally the All-New 2014 Intense Tracer T275 Carbon 3/17/2014 10:53 PM

Kovarik to hipster muzak? Blasphemy!

Liked a comment on the item Get Drifty! Watch Chris Kovarik Rally the All-New 2014 Intense Tracer T275 Carbon 3/17/2014 10:53 PM

I want 2 things; this bike, and a version of this video with metal...

Liked a comment on the item How To Make a Mountain Bike Movie 3/13/2014 11:10 AM

...or watch any Earthed movies and do what Rankin did. No slow motion, lots of zooming and no BS close ups.

Added a comment about video How To Make a Mountain Bike Movie 3/12/2014 6:56 PM
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This video sucks! Remember back when videos had great tunes and were 99% pure shredding and hucking? That was the good days.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 10:40 PM

I am a bike mechanic, $8000 bikes are in general, are easy to fix. It is unnecessary to charge more than 80 bucks for a tune up on that bike because you could work on it all day long and charge 1000 bucks but at the end of the day its only going to get marginally better...more

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 10:40 PM
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100% right... I have a BBA and working on my master's. Nice write up!

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Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 10:36 PM
C50

Well his boss (the GM) makes $600,000-900,000 based off commission. The owner made over $4 million last year. Before my dad worked at the dealership he owned his own shop. He made a little more money, but worked and stressed a lot more.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 10:31 PM

This economic reality is why I went to grad school and don't work as a mechanic anymore. Wages is the intersection of supply and demand, and there are a lot of pieces that go into that beyond the skill or difficulty of work performed. There definitely is more skill...more

Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 10:30 PM

Yeah, because LBS owners are making soooooo much money.

No one makes real money in the bike industry. A lot of people make a living, and some people who are really really really good at what they do make decent money, but anyone in the bike industry who's even reasonably...more

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:37 PM
C50

I agree! My dad is a technician (ASE advanced master) at a dealership. They charge $105 an hour to work on a car. His cut is $27 an hour and he has to buy all his own tools too. Flawed system.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:33 PM

The answer is simple: it's work that most avid riders can learn to do themselves... for everyone else, there are college students wrenching their way through school so they don't have to be a shop wrench for the rest of their lives... it's either that, or they put in...more

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:32 PM
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If I was a bike mechanic you would have to pay me more money to mow grass in the hot sun, clean toilets, or deal with stinky shoes. I wonder what the average amount of savings a bike mechanic gets from store/company discounts and freebies? These make it a little better, but I would still rather go to my crappy job and make more than double what the average bike mechanic makes.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:28 PM

I think most people with high-end bikes (and in theory more disposable income) tend to be enthusiasts and decent home mechanics, and as a result they don't need to take their rides to the shop as often. When I was a mechanic most of my time was spent fixing low-end bikes...more

Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:28 PM

90% of bike sold are not 8k bikes

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's Winning GoPro Run from Fontana 1/27/2014 3:32 PM

Impressive sprinting from Gwin, but seriously: 50secs of that 2min15 course are flat fire road. Nothing you ever want to see on a downhill run, really. At least he was on his Demo 8 to do a proper workout and not on some 29er feather.

Liked a comment on the item World's First Bri Flip on a Mountain Bike? 1/11/2014 11:59 PM

A "bri" flip? What kind of stupid BS is this? He just tailwhipped his bike at a different angle... I'm down for different variations of tricks because it keeps things interesting but this "world's first" trend is absurd. You don't see people calling a dumped 360 a "hurculean...more

Liked a comment on the item 2013 Bike of the Year, Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/28/2013 9:20 AM

Hitler would ride it, but Napoleon wouldn't- it doesn't come in a size small.