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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Electric_City, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. FlipFantasia

    FlipFantasia Turbo Monkey

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    Clark IS a fun guy to hang out and ride with. Personally I like my hardtails a lot more traditional, as I have a nice squishy too for when it gets rowdy and gnarly, and I think the bike in question is marginally kooky, but hey, they ride them hard on gnarly trails and seem to like them, so who the fuck cares?
     
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    Yeah, I don't really care - people can ride whatever crap they want... they can also spew whatever they want to try to sell you on the idea – it's mtb after all... and its your choice to ride/read/buy whatever. I just find it pretty bone-headed to say, "they're saying crap on the internet" while responding in kind on the same said internet.
     
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    Ha. SOME of Indiana dries out in the summer
     
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    Clark is what's right with the industry. we need some kooky stuff to keep things weird.
     
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  5. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Like a new bottom bracket?
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    If there's one thing we all know about rampage, it's a pedal fest that relies highly on lots of crank turning!


    Stages?

    Is he a rocket?

    It's enduro, I have to. I literally can't help myself.
     
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    IMG_20190216_135758_101.jpg
     
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  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Looks flexy
     
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  9. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    So it looks like one of the major bike companies just decided to quietly quit the DH market in the US, cause there's no giant glory available in the US as far as I can tell for 2019.
     
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    You can always put a Giant sticker on an Intense. ;)
     
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    Too bad. As much as Giant is unsexy, that bike was a staple for young racers and budget riders for years and years.
     
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  13. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    Agreed, If giant would hire some damn marketers for the things they could probably have a greater presence. When you get right down to it, there aren't many bikes as dialed as the glory in all areas, from top notch suspension, quality, and builds. It's a top 95% level great bike, and while they're not the most accessible from a price point as they once were because of new companies like YT, they remain a really fucking good bike for the money at what remains a lower price point. I wonder if they have something new in the pipes for 2020 or if they just decided to say fuckit, sell remaining stock, and call it a day on DH.
     
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    maybe they just didn't move enough volume in the US to justify marketing it here? it's still available in other regions.
     
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    Bottom line: Inefficient.
     
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    Put a motor on it.
     
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    the Giant Glor-E?
     
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    How something like this could ever get on/leave the "drawing board"... epi cracks.jpg

    Let's put a bunch of stress risers on a highly stressed part...what's the worst that could happen?
     
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    I was squinting at that pic, thinking “wtf brand of bike... I can’t read that ugly logo... is that hmm... OHHHHH”
     
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    Hahahahahaha, Tony back at it with the high quality designs.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Helps with small bump compliance(TM).
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Pretty good.....
     
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    Tantrum Cycles Turbo Monkey

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    Even better
     
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    You seem to be laboring under the assumption that a lot of engineering by actual trained engineers is involved in many bicycle and parts design
     
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  26. dump

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    That there is so basic. Like freshman intro to mech e basic.
     
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    Ya no kidding. You coulda flunked out in the first year and still got that part

    I stand by my original post
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    what brand is that? :confused::confused:
     
  29. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    the fancy E didn’t give it away?
     
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    oh, that is what that shape is, so ellsworth?
     
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    From what I have heard Giant doesn't care about consumer sales. They would rather build the bikes for the other brands like S and not deal with marketing, shipping, warranty and all the other BS. They just sell some bikes to the public for shits and giggles.
     
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    everytime the big E (lol) comes up, i think of the story of how he wouldn't let people use his toilet because he wouldn't let his wife clean up after other people (or some nonsense like that). i really miss hbcutthecourein1990.
     
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    I didn't see the E either. Thought it was supposed to be dolphins. :crazy:
     
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    Literally every time that brand is mentioned.
     
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    Shitty internal routing. That's whats wrong with the industry.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    having fun routing the derailleur housing through the bronson? especially the chainstay? patience, my friend . . . :D
     
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    It's much easier if you use the seatstay;)
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    :panic: