Worst Trends in biking

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  1. evilamish

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    I just want to know what you think is worst trend for biking is. I would like to know why you think is bad or stupid.

    I would like to start things off with Clipless pedals

    1. It has a misleading name

    2. Why would anyone like to be attached to a bike when its flying towards a tree or falling down a mountain

    Now your turn
     

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    Treads like this.
     
  3. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Do yourself a favor and google the history of clipless pedals and why they are called that instead of just being ignorant of it.

    Also, how about trying clipless before ****ting on them. I ride clipless on all of my bikes and won't go back to flats.

    *Attitude used mainly because of Eaterofdog's post.*
     
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    1) Clipless pedals don't have toe clips and straps, hence the name.

    2) Clipless pedals (usually) release upon impact, and no one is making you give up flat pedals.

    :stosh:
     
  6. ire

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    Candy pedals. Riding pedals that only last a year and wreck your shoes is just stupid. I have a pair of Shimano 747 pedals from '98 that are still going strong. That's a true testament to their durability and design (not to mention they haven't wrecked any shoes).
     
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    worst trends in biking:

    people that don't know their history
     
  8. skunkty14

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    QFT.

    FTW, clipless is hardly a "trend" definition: http://bit.ly/m6ZiTB

    And SPD (for sake of argument) history http://bit.ly/4EaZ8e. 21+ yrs since introduction. Yup, definitely a trend.....

    And clipless refers to the lack of toeclip, which clipless pedals lack.

    edit: hah, snipped by so many.
     
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    another terrible trend in biking:

    caring about trends in biking
     
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    I really wish the bike industry would get away from turboencabulators. Such a pain to work on
     
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    WTF is a toeclip?

    (I keed, I keed. I'm old and remember them.)
     
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    Got my first set of clipless pedals in '91 or '92. Yep definitely a trend and won't last, just like suspension forks.
     
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  20. Silver

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    Remember the Onza elastomer pedals?
     
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    You know I was thinking about those not too long ago, and could not remember if I had a set. The Onza porcupine tire was the deal back in the day though.
     
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    Haven't thought of those in a while! but they cleared mud so well! ;)
     
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    I still have like 5 pair of those in a bag in the bike box. Gonna give 'em to my kids for their first clipless pedals. :D
     
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    geared bikes
    bikes with freehubs
    bikes with chains

    I prefer the simplicity of the penny farthing, you feel more connected with a direct drive system.
     
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    I'm holding out for the 2" headtube standard.
     
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  27. spocomptonrider

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    worse than recumbents? I can't decide, either way I hate them regardless of their proposed benefits.
     
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    The force is strong in this thread... :weee:

    I see your bet and I raise it. I introduce some to some of the most pointless "bikes" produced. And BTW, I would love to try a recumbent.

    +

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    this reminds me of the ski bike thread in the dh forum :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  30. Silver

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    Sigh. This might have been good if the OP didn't give such an out-of-touch example.

    Personally I am tired of the constant marketing-driven effort to re-categorize every micro-niche of riding. Aside from branding, what the hell is the difference between "All Mountain", "Over Mountain", and "Mountain biking"?
     
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  34. Silver

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    Hell no.

    Been around for more than 10 years, fixing the problem of the exposure from external BB's, and is stiffer and lighter than them as well.
     
  36. jimmydean

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    All Mountain = the whole of the mountain
    Over Mountain = From one side to the other via the top
    Mountain biking = riding a bike on a mountain in no particular direction or orientation to said mountain.

    :rolleyes:

    I miss down tube mounted shifters.
     
  37. jimmydean

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    At least it's lower impact than this:

     
  38. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    that should be in "best trends for biking." its one of the only things C'Dale got right
     
  39. Sandwich

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    loving without question anything that DW/Turner/Evil/Intense/any other company makes...it's OK if that isn't so great anymore....
     
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    or this?