Added reply in a thread E mountain bikes 1/14/2019 7:08 PM

What's more fun for woods riding and an occasional day at a downhill park, an e-bike or a premium pedal bike? 5K budget Turbo Levo Base model (or equivalent) Evil Bikes Offering or Wreckoning (or equivalent)

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/14/2019 7:02 PM

What about running one long moto, reducing time spent staging and such? And one can leave once their moto runs? Perhaps run the biggest classes first. Those are the most important ones, as there are more paying customers in those classes. For heavens ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/14/2019 5:30 PM

Birth rates have declined as well, and dare I say the demographics that are reproducing are not likely to pursue moto. Feminism has taken its toll on our demographics, and how many more motocrossers may we have if Roe vs. Wade did not happen? Correlation ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/14/2019 1:15 PM

Stick and ball sports are also subsidized by the taxpayers, who pay for public schools, as well as state and federal funding for colleges and universities. I think education should be paid for by the parents, and non-breeders and the elderly should have ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/14/2019 1:08 PM

I could see a small pitbikelike electric motorcycle being fun on a dedicated BMX style track. But anything like that with a throttle would cause big problems on MTB trails. It would be fun, but very very very bad as it would call for a two-wheel ban ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/14/2019 12:35 PM

That's part of the appeal of MTB and e-bikes. One can store one in an apartment, no truck or van is needed to transport, and one can moto around the neighborhood or even commute to work. Maintenance is inexpensive and no fuel or lubes are needed (besides ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/14/2019 4:23 AM

One could argue that GNCC racing and MTB are more of a level playing field and less about the almighty dollar and having wealthy parents and/or a financially rewarding career. The switch to four-strokes and raising the costs of participation seperated ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/13/2019 9:10 PM

Mountain biking is thriving. Although not cheap, it is passing the cost benefit analysis. It costs me practically nothing to go hammer at the local park. Practically nothing! Motocross is failing the cost benefit analysis. $60 for a practice day. $100 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto is on the Decline? 1/13/2019 8:31 PM

Total up all the race entries and practice day entries nationwide in the year 2018. Compare to data from 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, and 1995. That woud show if the sport is on the up and up or on the way out. But how does one find this data? I would imagine ... more »

Added reply in a thread E mountain bikes 1/12/2019 1:05 PM

Added reply in a thread E mountain bikes 1/11/2019 2:03 PM

I like the satisfaction of the climbs and may more want primo suspension components and maybe even 29" wheels. I can get that for ~5K on a pedal bike such as an Evil Calling or Following. I think plenty of mountain bike riding and climbing will make ... more »

Added reply in a thread Need Advice On Purchasing A New Bike 1/11/2019 1:49 PM

Lojak's took great care of me on my 2016 YZ250. Yamaha offered 6.9% financing over 60 months. I paid it off in about a year or so. The financing cost very little and helped my credit score. My credit was fine, but this helped. I was thinking about selling

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Added reply in a thread How does RockyMountain make money 1/11/2019 11:13 AM

Put the competition out of business, then jack up the prices. How many dealers have we lost since 2008?

Added reply in a thread E mountain bikes 1/11/2019 11:05 AM

It's fun, good exercise, and financially within reach. Motocross isn't financially within reach, which is something that will need to be addressed if the sport is going to survive at the local level. One doesn't even need trails. A ride around a hilly ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pittsburgh area dealership broken into 1/10/2019 10:33 PM

Lojak's made me a very good deal on my YZ250. I didn't even have to ask. I think the culprip is the changing demographics and younger people having other things to do. A lot of employers do not want to pay people well enough to cover living expenses ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let’s see your ride 1/10/2019 10:16 PM

Nothing special, but paid for with a new top end! I love the sound. No going back to the thumpers....
Added reply in a thread Who would you hang out with 1/10/2019 10:09 PM

I'd go on a mountain bike ride with O' Show and Hannah. And I'd need about a year of notice to get in good enough shape to hang in there on even a casual ride. I imagine those guys could destroy a casual rider. I'd also like to do a ride day with DV ... more »

Added reply in a thread E mountain bikes 1/10/2019 9:59 PM

What is more fun and value for the money? A base e-bike, such as a Turbo Levo, or a botique carbon fiber pedal bike like the Evil Calling? My current ride is a Process 134. Both are roughly 5K. That is my ceiling regarding cost. I'm more of a hammer ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pittsburgh area dealership broken into 1/9/2019 6:13 PM

Where do people ride side by sides in Western Pennsylvania? It's all woods, city, or suburbia. This is one of the oldest regions in the country by demographics. How many 70 year olds are ripping around in side by sides or R1s? The town where I am from ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pittsburgh area dealership broken into 1/9/2019 11:04 AM

There aren't very many Amish in Moon Township, PA. I'm surprised dealerships in Pittsburgh are able to stay afloat with the decline in local moto racing and aging demographics and such. If dealers are giving bikes away and mail order is stealing part ... more »