This is what's wrong with The Industry™

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

  1. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    WTF dude?
    Those things are full on "special". I find it hard to believe anyone ever walked out of a shop carrying something that stupid unless they were just taking it out to the bin.
    I like super predictable tyres that drift nicely and don't clog and have a nice edge to rail once leant over.
    One glance says those things break every one of my rules!
     
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  2. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    or not. ;)
     
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    E bikes take a lot more load......
     
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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Is that G-Boxx ready yet?
     
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    captainspauldin intrigued by a pole

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    Just in case you were wondering 2.6 Butchers and 2.3 Slaughters are...
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    marketing BS at its ultimate form.
     
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    To be honest, shit like this never bothered me. The thing I think many of you are forgetting, is that lots of people are literally retarded. They're not putting that "E-MTB ready" label on for you. They're putting it on so that when some dweeb walks into a bike shop, and the employee is trying to explain that "yes, a regular tire works just fucking fine on an emtb," they don't have to spend 4 hours explaining it. They can just point to the label and say "yup, this one is for you."

    I guess I shouldn't say retarded. I know plenty of developmentally disabled people who aren't that fucking stupid, and it does them a disservice to be compared to these troglodytes. Anyway, moral is, people are dumb, and like to have stuff specifically labeled for them so that they feel different and unique. This is just an example of specialized making an improvement to its product in the cheapest way possible!
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    That’s almost as embarrassing as the new grandma joan rides her moped up a hill faster than a road racer advert...
     
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    I'd hit that. But only if the industry lizards provided the e-bike I get to race on. You know, like a demo/test race ebike. Thanks lizards! Spread the e-bike word. I'm sure the environmentalists/sierra club/IMBA clubs will come around if you keep up the propaganda. Just like fracking and the oil companies :D
     
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    See, they had that at Sea Otter. if you were Industry, free e bike to race. maybe woulda been fun.

    The thing is, I was busy racing my..uh, my bio bike...no, my analog fucking bike....whatever.

    There-in lies part of the problem. I LOVE motorcycles. I have owned and raced a bunch.

    But I LOVE bikes. bikes with no motor. Relatively light bikes that depend on me and me only, to determine speed. I like that. I also like that it doesn't add to the general e-craze of toxic battery waste.

    Ride E bikes. Have fun. I might. But for the sake of all things unholy, just admit it's a motorcycle or moped or whatever you want to call it and let's move on.

    Latest news, Mammoth and other U.S. ski resorts announced massive E-bike programs. So there.
     
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    "The biggest gripe would have to be related to the Class 1 designation – the motor stops helping at 20mph. Many of the downhills at Mammoth had us going in excess of such speeds, grabbing some pedal strokes when exiting corners or rough sections left us with no assist and a fair bit of drag in the Bosch motor"

    :cray:
     
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