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Liked a comment on the item Urban DH Game For iPhone/iPad To Be Released at the End Of February 2/14/2014 8:41 AM

Will players will be able to unlock 50mm stems?

Added a comment about press release Urban DH Game For iPhone/iPad To Be Released at the End Of February 2/13/2014 12:51 PM
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I like a little more up-sweep to my bars.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/11/2014 7:37 AM

This might sound a little harsh, but why would a job that most people would love to do, is not super skilled, requires little education and would never require working unsociable hours be high payed?
I was a bike mechanic for 6 years up until last august and not once did i...more

Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 8:26 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

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 8:06 PM
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No flawed system; I was in the same boat, but there came a time when I became an expert in my field realized that I could be the one charging the bigger bucks on my own... then I found out how much it costs to be the business owner, with all of the overhead, etc... it's still better, but not that much; sometimes I do miss the days when all I had to do was clock-in, clock out, collect a check...

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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 8:01 PM
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Good mechanics eventually end up with their own shops, teaching what they know to the next crop of good mechanics/future shop owners... the others either finish college or live in an old van with a $8k bike they built with their discounts...

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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 7:53 PM

90% of bike sold are not 8k bikes

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:21 PM
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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 their time toward the experience needed to eventually get their own shop so they can make a measly $40/year and pay another kid $20k to continue the cycle (no pun intended). Few wrench for long. All that said, I'd much rather wrench in a shop for $20k than sling pizzas at Little Caesars for the same...

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Liked a comment on the item UCI Publishes Rules Amendment, Now Include Enduro Discipline 11/13/2013 3:04 PM

I think this is the UCI's attempt to force the various series to become UCI sanctioned, as the UCI will attempt to prevent various downhill and x-country riders from doing 'enduro' events. The big names like Minnaar, Peat, Nino Schurter, Josh Bryceland, and Jared Graves for that...more

Liked a comment on the item UCI Publishes Rules Amendment, Now Include Enduro Discipline 11/13/2013 11:25 AM

Is this a joke?

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No. Part of the appeal of enduro is the grass roots, sanction-free nature of it. UCI needs to mind their own business.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2014 BMC Trailfox TF01 29 - The Swiss Army Knife Just Got a Bigger Blade 11/5/2013 9:31 AM

im sick of these "test results". Didn't Giant just claim the opposite and due to it not being the flavour of the month nobody is claiming a 26" advantage unless you ride a pump track.

Show us the test with live timing, where's the science.
Wait that wouldn't sell 29ers...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2014 BMC Trailfox TF01 29 - The Swiss Army Knife Just Got a Bigger Blade 11/5/2013 9:31 AM

I refuse to believe that a 29er is better in cornering. Doesn't add up

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2014 BMC Trailfox TF01 29 - The Swiss Army Knife Just Got a Bigger Blade 11/5/2013 9:31 AM

Yeah, those "test results" are complete rubbish. 29 inch wheels are 100% not more agile.... as a matter of fact they absolutely slow me down in tight slow-speed areas.

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Added a comment about video Santa Cruz Hits the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure 10/25/2013 8:21 AM
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I can hardly understand a word Josh says.

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Added a comment about video How To Be A Mountain Biker In 29 Steps 10/23/2013 9:30 PM
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I was surprised at how many of those were relevant 20+ years ago, like my dog , "Trek", c 1992... I no longer use words like "rad" though; wore those out in the '80's.

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