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Things I’ve Learned About Bikes

things-about-bikesThis article from NSMB.com is weighted towards the mountain bike side of the bike industry, but some of these points are universally true:

Rule #1 – If the primary upgrade over last year’s bike is a new graphics package, think about looking elsewhere. If you buy that bike, when next years graphics package comes out your bike is going to feel old. Single colour paint schemes age better than the flashy shit.

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2 Comments

  1. mikemc614August 5, 2014 at 9:16 am

    that made my morning. im not nearly as versed as the author, but i have to say, its shocking how many of those items i consider common sense you will still find people slackjawed at should you attempt to persuade them away from a bad decision.
    i’d even add another one, #32 – your legs are never faster than a mechanical brake.

  2. sarahelizabethAugust 5, 2014 at 11:52 am

    working in shops for so many years now, this also made my day. i agree with almost everything on this. esp his opinion on tubeless. paint jobs, decals, so good. ha.

    love this article.

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