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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/13/2021 10:45 AM

@pivaot + fazua: damn - just when I lost hope that one of the bigger brands (besides lapierre) will jump on this very interesting concept and ordered myself a forrestal. On the upside, if pivot reveals a sub 18kg e-enduro I wouldn't be able to afford ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/18/2021 2:12 PM

So Vali is still on SRAM TLD RS and Fiveten. Does that leave anything else open besides a new framedeal on the SRAM-TLD program?

Liked a bike check Early Rider Hellion 16" 12/5/2020 7:44 AM
Early Rider Hellion 16"
Added a comment to cragsman's bike check 12/5/2020 7:02 AM
Early Rider Hellion 16"

Exceptional weight for still a lot of tire, spokes and brakes.

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Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 11:59 PM

1. Let's stop playing the blame game with UCI. They're job is not to make money for the sport. They simply provide guidelines of qualification. They do not dictate business.
2. Everyone on every continent has the capacity to put on an event that is WELL funded, draws top riders...more

Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 11:17 PM
styriabeef

I once wrapped an aluminum frame (YT tues 2.0 first production year). It was my bikeparksled and I did a DIY-3M-Job and covered only exposed areas as downtube, bottom bracket, chainstays, as well as fork stanchions.
The idea was to keep the frame and fork in good condition with resellvalue in mind.
Now 7 years later i took the bike apart, resell value is unrelevant as its a 26er, and the result is this:
- everywhere I haven´t had foliage i have a scratch or paint rub or something
- everywhere I had a bigger impact on the frame the wrap did´nt protect ist, most notably the bottom bracket.
- the wrapping of the fork was a waste of time, because when removin the wrap I pulled paint of the casting at a lot of places, small patches only though (Marzocchi tripple 8)
- looking back, I wonder why I did it, because when wraped it did never look clean, and now I don´t see the benefit.
- I propably might do it again, if I ever plan to get in the "buy-every-new-model-year-and-sell-it-quickly-after" - game. But as of now i ride my bikes till they die, or I do smile
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Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/19/2020 8:13 AM

@sspomer and boris: great catch. Hahaa. So Sven and Wyn, what is it now? Front wheel inside the pole, backhweel outside the pole. Tape is intact though, and arguably he is with both wheels in the air. I say NONDQ, because of my points mentioned above. ... more »

Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/17/2020 5:52 AM

Heck yeah, Armchairracing at it's bet, here I come! After watching the video there are 4 things happening: 1. Angel rides over the pole with his frontwheel 2. His back wheel is kicked to the left and therefor the pole somehow exits under him on riders ... more »

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Maribor World Cup Qualifying, Race 1 10/15/2020 6:32 AM
styriabeef

I am aware of that. Which makes it all the more impressive.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Maribor World Cup Qualifying, Race 1 10/15/2020 5:34 AM
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Cockpit

right!

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - #USDH National, Snowshoe - Isak Leivsson's Latest Creation 9/24/2020 1:50 PM
PIT BITS - #USDH National, Snowshoe - Isak Leivsson's Latest Creation

Someone has been following the red site very closely....

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Added a comment about photo Greg Callaghan's Devinci Spartan 9/1/2020 12:34 PM
Greg Callaghan's Devinci Spartan

I remember when the Spartan was a good-looking bike, a while ago sad

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Added a comment to Its.Wilkoed's bike check 4/14/2020 4:22 AM
Alfino Bombino 3, homebrew

@Zac: You Sir, are an idiot!

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Added a comment about press release There is Now an E-Bike Mountain Bike World Cup Series 2/20/2020 9:50 PM
styriabeef

Thx for weighing in.
I'm not a tin foil hat guy I understand that ebikers want to participate and I get the supply and demand thing.
I participated in and organized regional racing that a few EWS Elite Racers cut there teeth in. And I can say it's all grassroots - riders for riders. Then I see someone like Anneke Beerten getting 4th out of 5 in EBike world championships and I can't believe she does it because she passionately races eBikes. And then FIM organizing and broadcasting a race then UCI jumping the bandwagon. So it appears that people responsible for marketing budgets see great opportunities there.
Maybe it's the fear of being late to the show like you said. And I understand that there is a market. But I'm still intrigued if it's really so much bigger, more lucrative or less fought over that they tend to put it there.
E.g. Bosch is huge compared to specialized, but is the money for marketing ebike racing really that much bigger than the big Ss? Or is it because of Bosch having a different viewing angle by descending from outside the bike world?

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Added a comment about press release There is Now an E-Bike Mountain Bike World Cup Series 2/19/2020 10:13 AM
styriabeef

This has been asked on this other site and it's a very valid question:
Is there a natural demand or push for it? And I'd really like to know the opinion of an industry insider.. @eric @stik
I've been lying awake puzzling about the same thing last night.
I haven't seen or heard of a local ebike race pop up anywhere. But that happens in every sport people are passionate about. But there have been WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS last year in EBike racing, where 5 people finished in the women's class!!!!?????

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/23/2020 11:27 AM

Graves and his bike look so mint!

Added a comment about video Would You Abseil a 630ft Waterfall? | Rob Warner’s Wild Rides w/ Matt Jones in Lesotho 11/25/2019 1:46 PM

What, to abseil? this is an English term. Muhahaahaaa

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Added a comment about press release Bringing it Home: Pyga Mountain Bikes Moves Production to South Africa 11/20/2019 11:19 PM
styriabeef

I don´t see aluminum bikes on their website.

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