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    the guys at Sicklines...

    ...either have way too much money that they know what to do with, or some really good hookups.

    https://www.sicklines.com/projects/p...ee-legend-mk1/



    their M6 build was ridiculous also

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    nope

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    I'm going with way to much money.
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    wow! must be nice.
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    Money? Hookups? I'm pretty sure it's a bit of both...

    Their content rules and I wish I worked for them. (You guys reading this? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Money? Hookups? I'm pretty sure it's a bit of both...

    They're content rules and I wish I worked for them. (You guys reading this? )
    I'm very content skipping half of my college edumacation courses and riding my beecycle.


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    yeah. they got hooked up, and it really doesnt seem like that have a budget at all. thatd be nice.
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    I bet frame, fork, and shock on that thing is a cool $6k alone. That is a crazy sic build.
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    Where do they test all of these bikes?

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    That damn derailleur is wicked cool- I want one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedwa
    Where do they test all of these bikes?
    they probably don't...all about "show" bikes.

    it's like a pron site for the e-mtb masses

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    Don't be player hatin`

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    that fork is DIESEL.. what is it?

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    they do alot with competitive cyclists which has some of the sickest highend stuff. Thats where they cater to and I know that JV has worked with them in the past. Thats one shop with some serious pull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie
    that fork is DIESEL.. what is it?
    09 Manitou Dorado, MSRP $2700-ish.
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    The parts are bling fo sho.

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    write off?

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    they probably had to pony up their own cash before the site established a reputation, but at this point, i bet component/frame companies loan or give parts to sicklines knowing that subsequent reviews and write-ups will serve as advertising for their product.

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    They do use their own money for a lot of things, and I am sure they get a lot of help from some manufacturers/dealers.


    http://www.sicklines.com/2008/12/25/...r-own-project/

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    WhatTF is "DIESEL"?

    Am I behind the times with the Pinkbike lingo?
    Meh.

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    i think diesel means dope,sick,awesome,sweet,cool,superduper. etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    Don't be player hatin`
    not hatin' dude...but look at all the project bikes they've featured over the past year.
    Now how many real ride reports or long term review have you read?

    my point exactly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    WhatTF is "DIESEL"?

    Am I behind the times with the Pinkbike lingo?
    Here ya go:

    The only Pinkbike lingo I use is "hucksorz gnarcore brah! siiiick..." Am I outdated too?
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisher
    not hatin' dude...but look at all the project bikes they've featured over the past year.
    Now how many real ride reports or long term review have you read?

    my point exactly..

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    Not only does that bike look the hoss but they ride pretty well also

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisher
    not hatin' dude...but look at all the project bikes they've featured over the past year.
    Now how many real ride reports or long term review have you read?

    my point exactly..
    Yeah man, they never ride.





    All the hate just sounds like jealousy to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    09 Manitou Dorado, MSRP $2700-ish.
    $2,700?!?! Holy balls. brb need to change my pants because I just **** them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    All the hate just sounds like jealousy to me...
    didnt know there was that much hate out there. i always liked their coverage. they're usually the first to have new product announcements and reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrix
    $2,700?!?! Holy balls. brb need to change my pants because I just **** them.
    First time I saw that price I was like "wuuuuuuuut".

    Maybe in a couple years you could get a used one for like, a grand or something .
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    I think I heard somewhere that $2,700 gets you free factory support and rebuilds for 3 years or something.

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    I heard the sicklines crew also sell blow, another type of lines. High profit=high end cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogenman
    I heard the sicklines crew also sell blow, another type of lines. High profit=high end cycles
    SHHHHH!

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    I love super custom high-end builds. The kids that hate on all the customization are just broke ass nerds.
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    I love Sicklines.com

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    this is a pretty high end sport, and the market is obviously supported by allot of people that are willing to throw down some cash. personally, i really love the content sicklines puts together, there are definitly peeps out there that want to see it.

    after a day of shredding at marquette mountain, way up in the boonies of northern mich, my buddies and i were bsing over some beers that easily 1/2 the bikes within eyeshot were worth over $3g, and no doubt there were several worth close to $6g's.

    its a pay to play sport, and personally i'm fine with that. i'm stoked that their are enough dudes out there willing to drop down the coin, it elevates the whole industry.
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    you guys are very narrow minded. have you ever thought that companies send products to companies such as sicklines to get featured and have write ups done? companies have X amount of parts to send to sicklines to have them test it and do a write up on it so alll of you guys sitting at your desks will read about it and drool over it. im sure sicklines doesnt pay for any of these parts you see, and im sure sicklines has to send them back to the original company from where it came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighTitan
    y im sure sicklines doesnt pay for any of these parts you see, and im sure sicklines has to send them back to the original company from where it came from.

    dennis

    Except the parts/frames they sell.

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    Like the M6 they're selling...

    http://www.sicklines.com/2009/03/02/...e-m6-for-sale/

    "For us to continue to develop content we often buy test/review products and sell them once we’re done with them.

    Looking to start an M6 build for yourself? We’ve got our large Ano Black M6 frameset for sale. $2500 + shipping with a Manitou Revox (350lb spring). It’s in excellent condition. Contact us for additional information / questions if you’re interested.

    Look out for our full Intense M6 review this month!"

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    If you think about it, our hobby is cheap by comparison to a lot of hobbies. Like motocross, riding Harleys, flying planes, racing cars or offroading... nobody would bat an eye if somebody spent 20 grand for a Harley but the second someone purchases a 4k bicycle everyone goes all crazy. In retrospect what we do is cheap.. we don't pay for fuel, we don't insure our rides, we don't have to trailer vehicles around...

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    So basically since they are selling a lot of the products they review they aren't exactly going to be too harsh in the reviews. Great! Good honest reviews there I take it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugeben
    So basically since they are selling a lot of the products they review they aren't exactly going to be too harsh in the reviews. Great! Good honest reviews there I take it?

    I dont think they care either way what their reviews say. If you are paying the $$$ up front for a product and trying to re sell it after the fact that means you are not "obligated" like so many companies would be that get product from the same companies that pay they income....IE ADVERTISING! Once big ADS are sined for year plus duration that may all change.

    Selling an M6 2nd hand even if you say some negatives is not going to scare away a potential buyer. Maybe if it cracked at headtube after a 30ft double but just on ride characteristics?

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    sign of the times....better to cut cost and sell something then don't sell anything at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Phil mmkay
    I think I heard somewhere that $2,700 gets you free factory support and rebuilds for 3 years or something.
    It can also get you a used car.
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    As happens with a lot of media outlets, they don't usually have to send stuff back. A lot of the time they probably get it for free from the manufacturer. Well, not exactly for free, but for the PR boost that a product gets from being featured on the site.

    Anything that sicklines ends up selling will, I would guess, have been purchased, such as the M6 frameset and the morewood they sold a few weeks ago. I'm sure it's still purchased at a steep discount though.

    The argument about this hobby not being that expensive is sort of silly. There's ALWAYS something more expensive for people to dump their money into. There are people out there who collect Ferraris. That doesn't mean that DHing isn't expensive, just because there's something more expensive out there. For every Ferrari collector out there, there's probably thousands of people who do something way cheaper like paint, or collect stamps. I think any "hobby" that has an absolute bare minimum cost of over $1000 is an expensive hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesh to Steel
    As happens with a lot of media outlets, they don't usually have to send stuff back. A lot of the time they probably get it for free from the manufacturer. Well, not exactly for free, but for the PR boost that a product gets from being featured on the site.

    Anything that sicklines ends up selling will, I would guess, have been purchased, such as the M6 frameset and the morewood they sold a few weeks ago. I'm sure it's still purchased at a steep discount though.

    The argument about this hobby not being that expensive is sort of silly. There's ALWAYS something more expensive for people to dump their money into. There are people out there who collect Ferraris. That doesn't mean that DHing isn't expensive, just because there's something more expensive out there. For every Ferrari collector out there, there's probably thousands of people who do something way cheaper like paint, or collect stamps. I think any "hobby" that has an absolute bare minimum cost of over $1000 is an expensive hobby.

    Well you're assuming that everyone who downhills spends 1000 dollars on a bike. If you wanted to you could buy a bike on Craigslist or Ebay for 300 bucks and downhill on that. Just because YOU downhill on a 3 or 4k bike doesn't mean it has to be done that way, and the same with collecting stamps. I bet there are stamps that are worth 4 grand but that doesn't mean you necessarily have to collect the high end ones now do you?

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