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    Brands you won't buy...for no good reason!

    Don't know if this has been done, but:

    Are there any brands you just won't buy because of some dumb perception...nothing performance or quality rated...just because you're dumb.

    I won't buy a Scott. By most accounts, they're very good. TONS of people swear by their Sparks...but I just can't buy a Scott. I think maybe it goes back to when I was motocross kid and all the pros (Johnny O', Mark Barnett, etc) started showing up in Oakleys. Obviously, it meant that Scotts were terrible (Right?). Obviously, it follows that their bikes are terrible....yes: I'm a moron. Also: I love Scott ski poles...so I'm a hypocrite!

    Another one is Ridley. I've ridden a few of their road bikes. They were very nice and their geometry fits me...so I should buy one, right? But every time I think about the fact that it's named after a Hollywood Director the founder liked, it just irks me...I know: not a valid reason at all.

    You folks got any brands you just won't buy just b/c you've conjured up some stupid reason in your mind.
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    I refuse to buy anything Trek or Specialized, even their accessory brands. I just don't like them--I see them as the Ford/Chevy of biking.

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    ^hey i have a scott spark...oK good bike, not the greatest thing in the world but does the job...far better than the Specialised I had previously, like on another planet better...which leads to...

    I wouldn't say "won't" but prefer not to...just because I don't seem to like their brand
    Specialised- aformentioned previous bike, dubious legal practices
    Giant- the white goods of bikes, the bike you buy when you just don't care what you ride
    Santa cruze - knew a guy who had one in the 90's he was actually a better rider than me, but I kept beating him in DH races and it shit him no end and he was a dick about it, therefore I don't like them.
    Lynsky - their not a litespeed anymore and then they became the budget mail order titanium, ugh
    YT - I don't even know what they are, but I hate them
    Pinerello - hey look wonky.

    Although I think all that more just says I have issues than anything.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Anything Giant, no reason other than shitty service at a shop when I was looking for my first big boy bike. One of my bikes does have a Giant seatpost I will eventually change.

    Also, Pepsi ugh! Nasty!

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    I'm no fan of Huffy.
    Stick around if you're housebroken...

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    Mongoose. I'm pissed at Mongoose. They used to be amazing bikes. I raced Mongoose frames back in my BMX days and used to have a beautiful Mongoose MTB with Ritchey Logic tubing. What a sweet bike....wish I still had it. Now every time I see the name Mongoose I cringe. Damn shame.

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    Schwalbe. Friend bought a set of tires directly from Schwalbe in Germany or wherever they are from. Box comes, has 2 tires and a random bag of gummy bears in it. I decided that company is weird and has weak tires and I would never buy anything from them.

    Maybe I am the weird one?

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    Perlizumi (or however you spell it) - because everyone has Perlizumi

    I have this secret fear that if I dress in the latest, coolest gear, someone will think I'm fast or something. Probably PTSD from an over-exposure to posers back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Schwalbe. Friend bought a set of tires directly from Schwalbe in Germany or wherever they are from. Box comes, has 2 tires and a random bag of gummy bears in it. I decided that company is weird and has weak tires and I would never buy anything from them.

    Maybe I am the weird one?
    THe Gummy Bears are for repainig flats. DUH!
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Cannondale. Also, Giant. Might be because, locally, those two brands are carried solely by the more-money-than-sense corporate controlled bike shops. Somewhat ironically, Specialized and Trek (and their associated brands) are sold in the down-to-earth, core shops.
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    THe Gummy Bears are for repainig flats. DUH!
    Schwable, the gummy bears are what the tires are made of. How else would they wear out in 3 hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksaw87 View Post
    Cannondale. Also, Giant. Might be because, locally, those two brands are carried solely by the more-money-than-sense corporate controlled bike shops. Somewhat ironically, Specialized and Trek (and their associated brands) are sold in the down-to-earth, core shops.
    Because Spec and Trek aren't corporate at all.

    I can't say there's a brand I'd avoid as a rule, but certain products within a brand (SRAM brakes come to mind...though I have a pair of Codes that work well enough).

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    Yup hard to buy SRAM brakes stand alone. If a build comes with them so be it. When they fail its time for some shimanos.


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    Cannondale, but there's plenty of reasons.

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    Trek, Specialized or Cannondale, Just poor business practices that hurt cycling as a whole.

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    Evil.... Because I hate evil and love good.
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    Trek and spec.... except for tires from spec, they're good enough to overcome my bias

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    Lululemon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Because Spec and Trek aren't corporate at all.

    I can't say there's a brand I'd avoid as a rule, but certain products within a brand (SRAM brakes come to mind...though I have a pair of Codes that work well enough).
    I'm saying the shops, not necessarily the brands themselves. The Giant dealer in my hometown actually told me not to buy parts from them because they're in the business of selling complete bikes...as a DIY guy, I wasn't welcome there. The Cannondale dealer had similar sentiments, but at the very least, they didn't explicitly tell me not to buy from them.

    Oh, and both shops are local chains, so there are quite a few locations.
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    Ellsworth. One time I went to their website and it re-sized my browser. Never looked at them again

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    There are a few in the MTB world I wouldn't buy, but based on quality, support, and how much proprietary crap their is. I don't have weird biases there....

    ... But road bikes I'll never buy a cervelo. They're like BMWs where I live. No style, every third rider has one because that's what the elitist shops carry.

    ... Pinarello. I don't see anything special about them expect for overly curvy tubes. I imagine they spend time to do this because they don't have anything actually worthwhile and unique to offer.

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    Race Face. What a stupid name.
    Maxxis. Fugly logo, and if you can't measure a tire, I don't trust you to design or make one.

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    Specialized. All the lawsuits just turned me off.

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    About the only thing I have an aversion to is SRAM brakes. I've heard too many negative things about them, and their upper tier brakes are every bit as expensive as Shimano's, Magura's, and Hope's upper tier stuff.
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    Too many rational reasons here. Supposed to be idiotic ones.

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    Oh yeah I wont buy SRAM brakes because i have a phobia of brakes that end in the letter M.



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    Any brand that adopted the name of a previously sold brand but has little or nothing in common with the original company. Nuke Proof and Evil come to mind. Just come up with your own name fer Pete's sake.
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    Ritchey. Because my mate loves Ritchey stuff and he's a knobhead.

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    Oakley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Too many rational reasons here. Supposed to be idiotic ones.
    That's exactly what I was thinking around now in the thread.

    Although the original premise is pretty tough as generally there is SOME reason why you do or don't do something, even if it's not a great or particularly valid reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Too many rational reasons here. Supposed to be idiotic ones.
    Im 90% sure cannondale is still hiding the body of jimmy hoffa, so I wont buy anything from them either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Im 90% sure cannondale is still hiding the body of jimmy hoffa, so I wont buy anything from them either!
    Under a pile of cracked frames from the 90s?
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    1) Anything I judge to be "decadence" (e.g. cheap disposable "no-name" chinese-made stuff for instant gratification, as I hypocritically imagine that it's better for posterity if I buy something marketed to last, only to replace it before it's worn out)

    2) Anything with dated/trendy graphics/fonts (e.g. Intense and Felt fonts, Haibike auto-racing inspired graphics, paint jobs that fade/dull)

    3) Anything overly color matched (e.g. Giant custom decals on parts)

    4) Anything "proprietary" or overly integrated (e.g. Spec and Trek shocks, despite knowing there's kits to convert; cranks with specific ring interfaces)

    Not brand specific things:

    5) Anything seemingly "outdated" (e.g. QR rear on HTs prob better, but I unreasonably am compelled to go TA despite all the negatives)

    6) Anything named in "poor taste" (e.g. Evil sounds immature, some things have names that I don't understand the meaning of, such as the Jafaki tire)

    7) Anything bad-mouthed by other consumers (e.g. consumer reviews have more influence on me than I care to admit, like reputation surrounding Cannondale)

    The other parts had better be outstanding in other parts for me to overlook any of these. IMO, these are unreasonable personal bias. I should trust the engineers a bit more and be less superficial. I probably became too salty after being overly open to others' opinions, each taken with a grain of salt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Aswell View Post
    ...even if it's not a great or particularly valid reason.
    This. I started the thread in good fun, but am serious about not buying Ridley or Scott bikes...and provided true, but terrible and invalid reasoning.

    And: whoever said Huffy: you totally missed the mark...unless you have no concern over the quality and safety of Huffy bicycles.

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    Anything with intentionally mispelled words in the name. I can't think of anything in the bike world right now but I will NEVER eat at the Korner Kafe' and I certainly won't be buying yarn at the Kwilt Shop.

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    Anything that is marketed as being super light, because weight weenies are knobheads.

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    SRAM, it's "I'm shitting" in Polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Oakley
    Haven't bought a pair of Oakleys since I heard they're made by Luxxotica. Got Smith instead.

    Also, I would only intentionally buy Specialized if it's a product I could remove the "iz" from the label. That makes it acceptable. For reasons.

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    no cannondale
    no specialized 'except the shoes' specialized shoes fit me
    no bikes from QBP (surly, salsa)
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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Haven't bought a pair of Oakleys since I heard they're made by Luxxotica. Got Smith instead.

    Also, I would only intentionally buy Specialized if it's a product I could remove the "iz" from the label. That makes it acceptable. For reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
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    Virginia slims!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Neo, is that you?
    Lol!

    I have a set of pivlocks. While the lens systems works as advertised I can't begin to describe the peice of over engeneered garbage these things are. They are really really terrible. Lense quality is shockingly bad as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf View Post
    Virginia slims!
    Aint no Benson and Hedges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Lol!

    I have a set of pivlocks. While the lens systems works as advertised I can't begin to describe the peice of over engeneered garbage these things are. They are really really terrible. Lense quality is shockingly bad as well.
    I rather like my Arena Max - while not perfectly refined, the 3 lenses are distortion free and they're comfy enough I forget about them and they keep bugs and other crap outta my eyes...but I digress.

    To get us back on track, I also will no longer buy Smith due to a sense of peer pressure. Probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spsoon View Post
    Ellsworth. One time I went to their website and it re-sized my browser. Never looked at them again
    It took 21 posts until this brand showed its ugly face. I would have thought it would of been in the first 3 replyís easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    Race Face. What a stupid name.
    Maxxis. Fugly logo, and if you can't measure a tire, I don't trust you to design or make one.
    Did someone call you "brace face" as a kid? If so, totally understandable.

    The Maxxis logo is perfectly fine IMO, other than being yellow. Blechhh.
    Your logic regarding their sizing is beyond reproach. I assume you don't buy Specialized tires either.

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    I'll never own a Cannondale ~ Dates back to the Headshok - reminds me of Max Headroom

    Bought my last ever Race Face product ~ Most overrated bike component maker on the planet

    Maxima ~ I'm a Bel-Ray guy

    ENVE ~ Probably just jealous of the people who can afford their stuff

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    Maui Jim. They're good shades, but I think they're stupid. No reason, I just do.

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    Easton...cuz they changed their name to Race Face...


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    I'm also not a Trek (or affiliated/owned brands) fanboi. It's not because their products suck. In fact, Trek has done a lot of really great and progressive moves for advanced design and material use. But...I can't get over how they willingly debased and attempted to ruin (both financially and by reputation) Greg LeMond and the LeMond brand name at the behest of Lance Armstrong's blatant and slanderous lies. Trek leadership was fully on board in attempting to destroy LeMond for no reason than to look good. And they still have never acknowledged or apologized to LeMond for their actions. So..."forget" those guys. Now that I typed it...not sure that's "no good reason"....????
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    Trek and specialized just due to the local shops around here.

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    All things Anheuser Busch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    All things Anheuser Busch.
    That's for good reason though. Everything they sell tastes like warm piss.
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    Trek... their bikes just don't look right o_0

    Specializd... over priced/under spec'd :-|

    Transition... after my ole Bandit's rear triangle made like a boy band & broke up =/

    Scott... more overpriced/under spec'd bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    That's for good reason though. Everything they sell tastes like warm piss.
    Well, unless you get it cold. Doesn't make it taste better, just not warm.

    Going to have to add GoPro to the list because there's no space between "go" and "pro".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy43 View Post
    Mongoose. I'm pissed at Mongoose. They used to be amazing bikes. I raced Mongoose frames back in my BMX days and used to have a beautiful Mongoose MTB with Ritchey Logic tubing. What a sweet bike....wish I still had it. Now every time I see the name Mongoose I cringe. Damn shame.
    this 100%, and for the same reasons. Super proud of my old Mongeese, but this company went the same way as Metallica did....legendary entity to disgusting mockery of what they originally stood for...

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    would not buy a Specialized bike b/c everyone around here has them
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    Any company that changed to an FSR/Horst Link when the patent ran out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Ritchey. Because my mate loves Ritchey stuff and he's a knobhead.
    I have a mate who loves Maxxis tyres (and 29ers) with religious fanaticism to the point where I'm reluctant to buy either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    I have a mate who loves Maxxis tyres (and 29ers) with religious fanaticism to the point where I'm reluctant to buy either!
    Yeah, I wasn't kidding. For years he nagged me to death about doing a 100-mile charity ride he does. I got so sick of saying no that eventually I told him I was going to kill him if he asked me again! I wouldn't do the ride if you paid me, purely because of his nagging.

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    Brands you won't buy...for no good reason!

    Any bike with a small letter "e" proceeding the word "bike".

    ... Ohhhh brands!... Yeah, no Specialized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeMan View Post
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    Pivot because they look pregnant.
    I know, right!

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    I'll never own a Cannondale ~ Dates back to the Headshok - reminds me of Max Headroom

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    ...other than being yellow. Blechhh.
    ...
    Yeah, yellow bikes suck. If I won one in a contest I'd swap the frame.

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    Trek and Affiliates
    Specialized and Affiliates

    ...usually...

    But sometimes its all you can find.

    I bought a bontrager road saddle, cause my fitter said it was good and would work for me. It hurts my gooch. He was a shitty fitter.

    Just bought bontrager baggies and chamois cause i was going on a trip and needed another pair. Absolute worst chamois in the world.

    Maybe i just need to strengthen my nasty bits.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Schwalbe. Friend bought a set of tires directly from Schwalbe in Germany or wherever they are from. Box comes, has 2 tires and a random bag of gummy bears in it. I decided that company is weird and has weak tires and I would never buy anything from them.

    Maybe I am the weird one?
    Haha, I thought I was the only one that got those with my tires. I figured someone accidentally dropped them in the box.

    I decided to thrown them in the trash rather than test my luck and eat the random bag of gummy bears from another country

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    Specialized. Many reasons, many already mentioned. That said, I've got a Phenom saddle from '09 that I'll ride til it dies. Love that thing. Like it was made just for me. Haven't been able to find any online. Sad as it will eventually have to be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    And I had JT gloves as a BMX wannabe kid - like 6 pairs. -F
    As a kid I based my purchases on this photo:Brands you won't buy...for no good reason!-johnny-o.jpg

    He was the first guy I saw in white...and no one had gaiters...FREAKIN GAITERS...so much style!

    Also, after I saw this photo, I tried to take EVERY corner in this fashion:
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    leaned over, leg forward, roosting. Motocross...BMX...didn't matter if the corner called for it or not. ALL corners were to be taken leaned over as much as possible, leg forward, with as much roost as I could generate! (and I begged my dad for an HRP roost protector (never got one ))

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    Specialized & Giant... just cuz.
    I know Trek could be thrown into that mix, but after I rode my 16' Fuel EX, it was love at first ride and I became a whore

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    Avid. Back in 2005-2006ish when I was getting serious about mountain biking, you could find all the guys on the hill running avid brakes by following the sound of turkeys.

    They could make a brake that weighed less than a mouse fart, bled itself, swapped its own pads, and cleaned the bike post ride, and I still wouldnít buy it.
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    That reminds me. I like turkey, but won't buy Butterball.

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    Not that I can think of. Closest would be Rudy Project because they took advantage of my friends when they decided to jump into the LBS business. Convinced them to be a Rudy dealer when he was new to the game, only to find out they dump everything online and below retail. Customers came into their shop and got upset that they were trying to rip them off by selling glasses at MSRP! How dare they! Those same glasses can be bought direct from Rudy at wholesale! They wised up to these practices quickly.

    Other than that, I can't think of anything. I think I have 6 different brand frames in my garage right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
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    He was the first guy I saw in white...and no one had gaiters...FREAKIN GAITERS...so much style!

    Also, after I saw this photo, I tried to take EVERY corner in this fashion:
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    leaned over, leg forward, roosting. Motocross...BMX...didn't matter if the corner called for it or not. ALL corners were to be taken leaned over as much as possible, leg forward, with as much roost as I could generate! (and I begged my dad for an HRP roost protector (never got one ))
    Gators are worthless in MX. I used them downhill skiing for years over jeans. Now thats style in the 70ís-80ís bro. I was a MX freak as well, lived and breathed it. Your lower photo of Bob Hannah wearing Highpoint boots. I had those handed down from my older brother. Yes, I had to lean every berm in that fashion as well, even if the corner didnít have a berm. Lol

    And Flea you mentioned JT Racing, gloves. I met the husband and wife owners of JT back in the day. Pretty cool people, they were a local company out of El Cajon / San Diego.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    In 1977 I got these for my 10th birthday from my mom and dad..... They still hang in my garage today.

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    Cove. Because I don't want to explain the names to my children...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobShort View Post
    Cove. Because I don't want to explain the names to my children...
    At some point though that discussion has got to happen its an easy segue ďso you know that decal on my bike...Ē

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    Cube, Ghost, Canyon. Just find them uninspiring. YT because everyone getting a new bike here seems to be getting a YT. Also TLD and Fox riding gear.

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    Any brand known for swoopy disproportionate-sized tubes

    Any brand the embraces hipster-like style

    Any brand that likes to make cheap marketing terms without any background technological explanation for them

    Hmm, if I had to name some: Fezzari, Surly, Pivot. Ya, no good reason. The bikes probably are great, but the image just isn't to my taste.

    I have a friend that's a Manitou fanatic. He hates Fox. I'm like the opposite. I got 1 Manitou product just to shut him up about it, but never really rode it more than once. It was a crappy Tower fork to replace an overactive Reba. Also demo'd Manitou on a RM Sherpa and it was a jarring ride, compared to all the Fox and RS equipped Rocky Mountain models. Probably going to avoid 'em, considering I find Fox and RS on sale for no more than Manitou MSRP. He bought a Fox 36 fork, which he had my help change the travel only, only to not ride it and replace it with a Lyrik. xD

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    I won't buy a specialized mainly for the bad lawsuit Karma. Years ago I used to have a Specialized helmet and I pulled off the iz . I will also not mix brands. For example I refuse to put any Bontrager products on anything other than a trek. And If I were to buy any specialized products it wouldn't go on any bike other than a Specialized, which I won't buy anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Bone View Post
    In 1977 I got these for my 10th birthday from my mom and dad..... They still hang in my garage today.

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    Nothing cooler in my eyes than vintage MX bikes. Love the old yellow YZís and MXís. I had a 1975 Yamaha MX-400B. White with yellow graphics. After that year they went back to yellow. They actually had two lines of dirt bikes tvstvyear. The MX line and the YZ line. The MX line were white and the YZ line yellow. My MX was the first production mono shock bike. The 74 late model YZ 360 had it but not many sold.

    My 1975 MX400B back in the day. I trail ride with it and it was so damn loud I put that large Skyway silencer on it just to keep my neighbors happy. LOL
    Brands you won't buy...for no good reason!-3715dd51-4eaf-4e2f-827d-549dedbca078.jpeg

    Anybody recognize the Devils Backbone in the background? Back in the day I along with some others created some of the trails there. Itís now a mtbing Mecca of sorts with hiking and biking only.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Johnny O'! He used to come up to the ranch and go hunting with me. He wasn't much of a talker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nothing cooler in my eyes than vintage MX bikes. Love the old yellow YZís and MXís. I had a 1975 Yamaha MX-400B. White with yellow graphics. After that year they went back to yellow. They actually had two lines of dirt bikes tvstvyear. The MX line and the YZ line. The MX line were white and the YZ line yellow. My MX was the first production mono shock bike. The 74 late model YZ 360 had it but not many sold.


    My 1975 MX400B back in the day. I trail ride with it and it was so damn loud I put that large Skyway silencer on it just to keep my neighbors happy. LOL


    Anybody recognize the Devils Backbone in the background? Back in the day I along with some others created some of the trails there. Itís now a mtbing Mecca of sorts with hiking and biking only.



    AWESOME! My dad had an MX 400 too. I learned to ride on a Suzuki TM 75 and progressed quickly, so my dad came home one day with the '77 YZ 80 in my picture. By the time I was 13, I was racing 80 intermediate in SoCal.

    Me leading the '81 80 int Anaheim Amateur Supercross ahead of Mike Alessi's dad Tony on my '81 YZ:

    Brands you won't buy...for no good reason!-img_20130715_122647.jpg

    My career ended in '85 as a mid-pack 250 pro...... Man, I sure was a lucky kid!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Bone View Post
    AWESOME! My dad had an MX 400 too. I learned to ride on a Suzuki TM 75 and progressed quickly, so my dad came home one day with the '77 YZ 80 in my picture. By the time I was 13, I was racing 80 intermediate in SoCal.

    Me leading the '81 80 int Anaheim Amateur Supercross ahead of Mike Alessi's dad Tony on my '81 YZ:

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    My career ended in '85 as a mid-pack 250 pro...... Man, I sure was a lucky kid!!
    Sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    anything from Apple
    Snap! I hate Apple. You can often tell how foolish someone is by degree of awe in which they hold Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Snap! I hate Apple. You can often tell how foolish someone is by degree of awe in which they hold Apple.
    aint that the truth
    All the gear and no idea.

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    I try to not be a name-dropper.
    All the big names and all the cool models come with baggage. Typically overpriced, out of stock and often times not a good value. I realize I'm justifying rather than NO GOOD REASON but lets' face it, I could be completely wrong. I do think I'm correct in a general sense though.
    You name it, bikes, tires, cars, ?? there are some great stand outs for quality and value but across the board, I'm not a brand loyal shopper.

    Maybe I'm cheap or root for the underdog but I try to find the better value in lots of things so I'm usually not sporting the In Crowd doo dads. As long as I think I got a deal or paid a fair price, I'm happy.

    I use the term "Too Proud" at times accusing some brands of using their big name to charge more than the market should allow but if they are selling anyways ,,, I'm wrong and every good deal out there is made up for by some gullible fat wallet status acquisition.

    Something about Firestone tires never clicked with me. Not sure I ever bought them but I think they were OEM on an early 2000 Focus I had.

    Not an Apple fan either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Don't know if this has been done, but:

    Are there any brands you just won't buy because of some dumb perception...nothing performance or quality rated...just because you're dumb.

    I won't buy a Scott. By most accounts, they're very good. TONS of people swear by their Sparks...but I just can't buy a Scott. I think maybe it goes back to when I was motocross kid and all the pros (Johnny O', Mark Barnett, etc) started showing up in Oakleys. Obviously, it meant that Scotts were terrible (Right?). Obviously, it follows that their bikes are terrible....yes: I'm a moron. Also: I love Scott ski poles...so I'm a hypocrite!

    Another one is Ridley. I've ridden a few of their road bikes. They were very nice and their geometry fits me...so I should buy one, right? But every time I think about the fact that it's named after a Hollywood Director the founder liked, it just irks me...I know: not a valid reason at all.

    You folks got any brands you just won't buy just b/c you've conjured up some stupid reason in your mind.
    I did not know that regarding Ridley. I had not heard of them before your post but I agree with you and crossed them off my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Snap! I hate Apple. You can often tell how foolish someone is by degree of awe in which they hold Apple.
    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Wow.

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    You too? Considering I work IT for a school district that is 80% Apple and working on going 100%, I almost have to buy into the technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    Considering I work IT for a school district that is 80% Apple and working on going 100%, I almost have to buy into the technology.
    Tech geeks love Apple, and love spending money, but it doesn't mean the stuff they want is the best. Graphic designers love Apple too.

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    Linux all the way baby! I hate Windows and I ain't going to spend the money for Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    You too? Considering I work IT for a school district that is 80% Apple and working on going 100%, I almost have to buy into the technology.
    Yup me too and thatís not the half of it. I do have a background in design but I used it before and after that part of my life.

    I only buy the best.


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    This thread is full of snobbery... so I'll join in.

    Trek. Mostly because of the Lance Armstrong thing.
    Campagnolo, overrated.

    Anything with "ebike" in it.

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    Modern mTn bike tires....not sure what I will do, when my stash is depleted...maybe just CX and Road riding...
    Tread killer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post

    Anybody recognize the Devils Backbone in the background? Back in the day I along with some others created some of the trails there. Itís now a mtbing Mecca of sorts with hiking and biking only.
    That's pretty rad. My wife and I just took our little convertible on a evening ride from FtC up over Horsetooth, left on Glade Rd and pretty much right thru where your pic was taken. There are so many 8,000+ sq/ft houses up there now its crazy. We bought my son a YZ85 from a guy who said he can ride private property all the way up to the back side of Bobcat Ridge, that's about as far east you can ride now...but on private properly. I would have loved to ride free range on a dirt bike like that around here. Now it seems the closest (legally) is Donner/Pennock/Crown Point Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyomad View Post
    Yeti. When I was a kid (80's-90's) I used to watch people race Yeti's at 60+ mph downhill on snow in their rubber rocket suits and think they were incredible. Where I'm at now, it seems that disgustingly rich people buy their real expensive full squishers and ride them on pavement only once a year, all garbed out in jerseys and bike shorts and whatnot. Its an elitist vibe, when realistically a walgoose would suit their once annual 3 miles just fine.

    I also got hit by a car on a Scott once in Fort Collins. The model eludes me but it was probably a hi-ten steel model, only like 400 something bucks. I was completely fine but the frame all but exploded. It was 2 weeks old.
    i dont personally have any issue with Yeti, but EVERYONE has them in Denver, and all their bikes/colors look the same. its hard to differentiate between their models. im just kind of bored with their bikes at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518 View Post
    i dont personally have any issue with Yeti, but EVERYONE has them in Denver, and all their bikes/colors look the same. its hard to differentiate between their models. im just kind of bored with their bikes at this point
    Crap, you aren't kidding. Did a week long trip through Utah and Colorado last year, and you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting three Yetis.

    And the oddest thing of all, is that every single yeti rider was wearing a matching pair of yeti shorts. What's that all about. Buy a Yeti, and you get a matching pair of shorts and a free bowl of soup?
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