17 Questions: Dave Weagle 15

Dave Weagle is a passionate rider and a wizard of an engineer in our community. Starting Evil bikes some 12 years ago by offering t-shirts, he's gone on to start ethirteen and develop the DW-link and Split Pivot suspension designs. Get inside the mind of the master as fireworks and fun package this 17 questions.

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15 comments
  • F1234K

    7/21/2013 3:51 PM

    So you have DW saying that today's mech setups are so good, there isn't really a need for gearbox bikes... "Filip Polc Finals run, after 1/4 track riding without chain and stucked gear cable in my cassette&rear wheel..."

    Quote from 2013 Nordketten Pro and Polc rides the Evil which is DW design. This is only one example, but it pops up a LOT in pro racing. Clearly there is still a drawback with mech designs...

  • YoYo

    4/30/2013 5:58 PM

    Cool interview. But C'mon, Gearboxs slay mechs, tell it like it is. It's just not as profitable for you or the big brands, Gearboxs would hinder your crank and chain guide sales, and don't work as well with your designs, and take from the benefits of some of your designs. Derailleurs are way better than they were, but you still cannot shift any time, you still have to pedal a change through, and they're still way more fragile and less reliable than a decent gearbox bike. Apart from that, keep up the great work, you're killing it. You're not building ALL the best bikes though.

  • Maverickdh005

    4/27/2013 2:16 AM

    Blue bike, Ibis Ripley!

  • canadmos

    4/26/2013 9:04 PM

    That was awesome! Seems like a cool guy with an interesting history.

    What was that blue bike hanging in the stand behind him?

  • kidwoo

    4/26/2013 5:21 PM

    heh
    "the ones that you know about"

  • VWilliams

    4/26/2013 2:54 PM

    Biggest misconception is that people in the bike industry make money. Ha ha ha. Wait, I work in the bike industry....damn.

  • Dr. Sylesej

    5/2/2013 10:56 AM

    So does people in the bike industry make money?

  • Smutok

    4/26/2013 2:36 PM

    Weagle is the man!

  • general lee

    4/26/2013 8:50 AM

    Thumbs up for the wiffle ball question. I think they retired his number in the US Open parking lot.

  • sideshow

    4/26/2013 8:40 AM

    Killer opening sequence, and excellent scene changes through out. Great 17Q. DW for prez.

  • 90supra

    4/26/2013 7:56 AM

    Is that an STI bug swap happening? Damn.

  • Lucent

    4/26/2013 8:29 AM

    Yup!!

  • FredLikesTrikes

    4/26/2013 7:24 PM

    That thing is going to fly! I want one!

  • Pip3r

    4/26/2013 7:48 AM

    I love how legitimately stressful question 15 is

  • sspomer

    4/26/2013 8:25 AM

    question 18: tell us a minichase story : )