Friday, 29 November 2013

What Grinds my Gears #1 - The Conspiracy of Change!

Mike Kazimer posted an article on where talks about the fear of change, and I like the fact that he speaks his mind in that matter. I think we have too much fake objectivity in some articles these days, so I appreciate an honest angle. It doesn't change the fact that I don't agree with most of what he wrote, and here is my take on it. I have wanted to write it since a long time and that article finaly motivated me to get those thoughts off my head. The 650b wheel size frenzy will be used as an example to explain how the gears of "innovation" and "change" work, and that is because at least in my books it is a small tweak with quite big  consequences.

Link to the article on Pinkbike

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Bike test: Roubaix Stumpjumper FSR 29 EVO

I often wonder can there be any surprise when reading a test of a top-end bike? How spoiled would you have to be to ditch a 5000s + bike, carbon here, carbon there, golden stanchions and XTR all over. Journalists may seem hard to trust once you heard of the concept of reciprocity - when you recieve a sweet bike for a test for free, it's hard to be a bastard about it. I'm not journalist and I am not sponsored, so let me have my "independent" take on a super bike... wait! I got it to test for free... I can't even trust myself!

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

So we have yet another blog...

So here's a WAKi-leaks blog. Illustrated interpretation of things happening in the "bike internet" and on my trails. Let me present myself: my name is Wacek, I am an online troll, I bike, I argue, I draw buildings, I draw all sorts of things. I started it because I want to get stuff out of my head, I think too much, it must go somewhere, I do it mostly for myself but I hope someone will find that entertaining - so... I am dying to say what rocks my boat and what grinds my gears! 

Always willing to argue with you: Wacek