I know a lot of people aren't back from Vegas yet, so more stuff will be forthcoming in future days, but I figure people have been combing the interwebs and finding some gems from I-Bike already. KRob's stuff will probably be the real goods, but until he gets done, what else is out there? It seems like most of the "corporate" sites (this one, pinkbike, sicklines, etc) so far have fallen asleep on the job and somehow the crowdsourcing aspect of mtbr has not come through.
Let me define what I think good coverage is:
- LARGE pictures- 1,000 pixels wide/tall is a good starting point but the option of 2,000 pix is great
- MULTIPLE pictures of bikes- not just the yawner drive side catalog pic, but front, back, linkage, chain and seat stays, shock mounts, disc tabs, etc.
- DETAIL pictures- odd angles, closeups, well lit and focused
- Action shots of riding
- Detailed verbiage of actual trail experience using the equipment in question including direct comparisons to other equipment- not just a reprint of the manufacturer's ad copy (barf!)
What crappy coverage is:
- SMALL pictures
- Tiny bikes in the distance leaning up against rocks
- Pictures of tents in the desert. Seriously, who cares?
- Verbiage that does not compare bikes or parts to other bikes or parts to put them in context
- Descriptions that are nothing more than direct reprints or paraphrases of the company's press release
NSMB actually has some good stuff up.
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
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