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Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/19/2020 6:35 PM

While it's great to see a new player enter the tire market at a high level on both performance and durability fronts, their "Direct to Consumer" pricing doesn't pencil out. I can buy any Specialized tire direct from Specialized or a dealer for $60. Street prices on any Maxxis I've ever...more

Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 9:36 AM

But that is part of the issue: if these are direct to consumer, then that is the final price outside of a sale. YT and Canyon get to advertise huge bargains because when they say $3000 it is $3000, whereas all the store brands advertise a bike for a lot more, knowing most customers wil get...more

Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 6:10 AM
jive turkey

$65 with no middle man strikes me as kinda expensive. MAP (minimum advertised price) for most Maxxis models is less than $70. A direct to consumer cost of $45-$50 would put them on par with the wholesale pricing of the the most expensive mtb tires available.

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Liked a comment on the item Is MTB Design As Good As It Gets? The Inside Line Listener Response 3/12/2020 7:38 PM

Back in 2000 I was telling people that eventually we'd have bikes with six inches of travel front and rear that pedaled well and weighed 30 lbs. That's what we now have...and I'm perfectly happy with that. Bikes have changed a lot in the last 20 years, but they're...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/11/2020 7:22 PM

I read over on the other site that Richie Schley has joined Fezzari bicycles. Interesting move, I thought he was going to Borsche for sure.

Liked a comment on the item Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 2/1/2020 5:55 AM

I'd like to chime in with my experience. I got one on loan to demo on my own bike since I'm local to them in Utah. No doubt it takes a few rides to get used to the fork! I had to adjust to riding more forward on the bike which is a part of what makes the fork work well. It wasn't until a...more

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/29/2020 6:26 AM

Wow, I really just had to stop listening. I’ve never heard so much raw opinion, covered up with “just my personal opinion here”! Seriously, does nobody get that the “sport” of mountain biking is also just something people do for fun? It’s not dumbing things down, it’s...more

Liked a comment on the item KC Dean Explores the Trails of Fairbanks, Alaska 1/28/2020 1:46 PM

I live North of 60 and I can appreciate that he is absolutely flying on these trails. My home trails are similar super fast and flowy and most riders don't see the opportunities for extra air because you have to be absolutely wide open. His bike choice is perfect. To scrub some of...more

Liked a comment on the item KC Dean Explores the Trails of Fairbanks, Alaska 1/28/2020 1:46 PM

Definitely just you're opinion. Not to be the guy that's been riding mountain bikes for 30 years or anything. Not sure I see the problem with highlighting the location with some just generally pretty good riding, but I see now you hold some predetermined distaste for the rider.

Added a comment about press release Crankbrothers Launches Synthesis Carbon Wheel Demo Program, Powered by Continental Tires 1/28/2020 10:54 AM
jive turkey

No 26” so it’s a non issue for you.

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Added a comment to Tom_Lim's bike check 1/25/2020 12:26 PM
YETI SB130 Lunch Ride

Nice bike! How did you get the Pike extended to 150mm? I thought the new chassis was limited to 140mm for 29”?

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/14/2020 3:57 PM

Willing to guess what his compensation platform may look like?

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/14/2020 2:34 PM

Cody is not going back to Yeti, but it would be pretty cool if Jared did!

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/14/2020 2:26 PM

What kind of annual salary do you think a freerider like Boggs gets paid these days? Honestly curious. I have an idea of what I think.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/11/2020 6:56 AM

Denim Destroyer to Ripton Tech Jorts.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/2/2020 6:03 PM

This actually makes a lot of sense and I think it is exactly what is going to happen.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/26/2019 1:24 PM

Good to hear Pivot’s road program will remain unchanged. 😉

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/24/2019 8:07 PM

No way, you think Pivot is scaling back their road team as well?