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This is what's wrong with The Industry™

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

  1. jonKranked

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  2. rpet

    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    this is the thread for when you are too stoked on MTBs and want to put a damper on things.
     
  3. Jm_

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  4. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Eh, why not? The Industry has been pushing bigger wheels on us for over a decade. I said for years that the time will come where some dumb ass in "TI" will say "Hey! I have a brilliant idea! It worked on mountain bikes, let's fuck up the road industry too!". Unfortunately, this is how The Industry™ comes up with a stupid idea, but refers to it as "ingenuity" or "engineering"...
     
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    UCI still requires road bikes to have matching wheel diameters. that rule was only changed for MTB.
     
  6. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    I'm saying that 900c wheels will be next cause they roll over Pennsylvania potholes better!
     
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  7. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    That's why I hate road racing. I understand why they have minimum weights, so stuff doesn't too stupid unsafe, but the other rules they have are just dumb.
     
  8. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    That's why you hate it?

    M'kay

    although TBF I can see how service support cars laden with wheels in 4 different rim diameters, 4 axle standards, with 2 disc size and rim brake options and elderly mechanics flapping about trying to navigate a laptop to google the right one for the frame any time a rider punctures could be more entertaining than what actualy plays out on the road on most of the stages.
     
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  9. roflbox

    roflbox roflborx

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    cmon yeti, I know the e-finity link bike is hiding somewhere

    SHOW US
     
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  10. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Zipp 3-0 Moto appears to be rebadged pre-existing rim...

    https://zipp.com/wheels/3zero-moto-rim/

    https://www.bouwmeester.com.au/

     
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  11. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    Mello Bouwmeester – Engineer

    That name can’t be real.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    If only there was another place to secure a water bottle... bottle bag.jpg
     
  16. 6thElement

    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    But you've got to do something to make it proprietary rather than use the standard that's been out for decades.
     
  17. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    I'm getting my order in NAO for one of these:


    for when I see the first dobber climbing with that belt on.
    hours n hours of fun right there!

    [edit] actually fuck it...

    these will be better

     
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    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    For the "tactical" wannabes, everything has to be military style.

    Do the deeper reaches of MTBR still have threads on what is the best handgun to carry while doing XC rides?

    Never mind, I don't want to know.

     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Ah, yes, I totally hate having more options on the market for how to cary water.

    I mean, I'm not gonna buy that thing, and making it look all "tactical" is dumb, but let's not get mad at having more options for stuff. Obama's not going to take your normal bottle away.
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    That's what he said about my doctor :clue:
     
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  21. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    That’s the joke.gif
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    nah

    That was an Obama gonna take your guns joke if I ever saw one
     
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    You monkeys and your money to afford bottles, guns, doctors.

    Just bring me out back if i break a leg.
     
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    Found the fanny pack wearer... :busted:
     
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    This is probably from someone here when considering the name of the channel?

    Tactical camo paint and all the luxury you can wish. Soon to be copied by Surly or Salsa
     
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  26. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    Needs moar velcro/molle patches.
     
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    yes! I knew it was an australian rim, but my google skillz failed me. good job finding it.

    found a few reviews: https://bikerumor.com/2015/05/26/lo...r-tammar-4-8-carbon-fiber-wide-enduro-wheels/
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/bouwmeester-tammar-650b-enduro-wheelset-pr-2016.html
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Absolutely. They're so much more comfortable than a backpack.
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    rebadged Nissan pickup spinning tires on all gravel corners
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    would have been cooler with a Razor drifting all the corners.


    (maybe... I didn't watch the video, so I don't know for sure)
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    Why not just ski lift?
     
  36. sethimus

    sethimus scroll all you want!

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    doesn't fuck up the environment as much
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    also ski lifts cant do sweet burnouts :D
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    oh... no?

     
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    it was the e-bike banditos
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Whatever it was.. We know we can rely on you to moan about it bro.

    :drag: