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    Level of ******baggery as related to the the brand of bike

    Ran into a ****** on the trails in Great Brook in Mass. today that yelled, "Watch it!" as we were on a level part of the trail and then he was going uphill a 100 yards later and he pushed my GF off the trail as she was bombing down the hill. He rode a specialized so now I've decided that a high percentage of specialized riders are ******s.

    So, to rank the ******baggery level by bike brand I'd rank them as follows:
    1. Specialized
    2. Trek
    3. Cannondale
    4. Jamis
    5. Mongoose

    Brands that have cool riders are Kona and Rocky Mountain and brands I don't recognize.
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.

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    i guess d o u c h e is not an acceptable word here...

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    Looking past the inanity of your post, I do have one question. If your sample size is "1", then how is it that you can accurately rank 5 categories of meany riders?

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    I ride a Trek and it definitely has no affect on my personality. I'd ride with anyone with any other brand of bike, and would reserve my judgement of that individual not based on their chosen brand, but instead by their manners and trail etiquette alone. Just because my bike was expensive doesn't mean I'm an elitist d o u c h e bag for sure. I would venture to guess that the d-baggery you encountered had less to do with the brand of bike, and more to do with the region of the nation in which the encounter took place.

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    Did you atleast confront him about the incident with the GF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_in_AZ View Post
    I ride a Trek and it definitely has no affect on my personality. I'd ride with anyone with any other brand of bike, and would reserve my judgement of that individual not based on their chosen brand, but instead by their manners and trail etiquette alone. Just because my bike was expensive doesn't mean I'm an elitist d o u c h e bag for sure. I would venture to guess that the d-baggery you encountered had less to do with the brand of bike, and more to do with the region of the nation in which the encounter took place.
    Ah, I agree with you wholeheartedly there. I've lived in NYC, NJ, CT, Las Vegas and now just outside of Boston and the M a s s h o l e s have well earned their nickname...

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    You've obviously never met an Ellsworth rider. Just wait....

    There are d-bags in every sport, the percentage for mountain biking seems to be pretty low. I've met lots of cool people in this sport and only seen a few that weren't. If you want to limit the encounters as much as possible I'd suggest riding more remote and challenging trails. Most d-bags are really poor riders and tend to stick to easier trails within the city limits.

    Fwiw, the downhill rider should yield to the uphill rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Looking past the inanity of your post, I do have one question. If your sample size is "1", then how is it that you can accurately rank 5 categories of any riders?
    I'm afraid I have no answer to that question. How about the debt ceiling? Is that all sorted out?

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    I have 3 Treks and a Jamis. Where does that put me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedin' Bill View Post
    I have 3 Treks and a Jamis. Where does that put me?
    Apparently, you're a complete jack hole. LOL j/k

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    Only one person to comment on the uphill right of way bit?

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    I bet you have a Specialized hiding in a closet somewhere.

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    It was sort of an ambiguous situation where we were both at the end of fast downhills and I had just started up around a semi blind corner. I heard him long before he heard me and had already started to come to a halt since I didn't think he was paying any attention to me. He just yelled "Watch It!" and kept plowing through... Then as he started up the hill my girlfriend was coming down he just plowed right through her as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    I bet you have a Specialized hiding in a closet somewhere.
    Just ordered one of their seats. Seems like they are good at keeping a s s e s happy so I figured I'd give them a try.

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    Titus is t i t s without u that's all I know. What was the question again? Specialized/Trek sell a lot of bikes so mathematically there are probably more jerks on those brands. Not a mathematician though.

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    I am gonna get flak for this but i think specialized riders have more money than brains.

    trek owners... nothing bad to say. Though i do think the company in itself has an identity crisis.

    Cannondale- love the innovation and their style is cool.

    Jamis- level head with a good price point

    Mongoose- total d'baggery on every level

    But with that said, i dont go around stereotyping riders just because of the brand they are on.

    I try not to let people on the trail bother me. I just try to ride faster than them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Ran into a ****** on the trails in Great Brook in Mass. today that yelled, "Watch it!" as we were on a level part of the trail and then he was going uphill a 100 yards later and he pushed my GF off the trail as she was bombing down the hill. He rode a specialized so now I've decided that a high percentage of specialized riders are ******s.

    So, to rank the ******baggery level by bike brand I'd rank them as follows:
    1. Specialized
    2. Trek
    3. Cannondale
    4. Jamis
    5. Mongoose

    Brands that have cool riders are Kona and Rocky Mountain and brands I don't recognize.
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.
    Wow. You met one Spec rider who was, as you say, rude and reckless, and you now blanket bomb all spec riders as ******s.
    Congrats. You just joined the club.

    BTW. I ride Jamis. I love my Jamis SS Exile. And it came cheap to me. I make no distinction about certain brands and the riders that choose them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Ran into a ****** on the trails in Great Brook in Mass. today that yelled, "Watch it!" as we were on a level part of the trail and then he was going uphill a 100 yards later and he pushed my GF off the trail as she was bombing down the hill. He rode a specialized so now I've decided that a high percentage of specialized riders are ******s.

    So, to rank the ******baggery level by bike brand I'd rank them as follows:
    1. Specialized
    2. Trek
    3. Cannondale
    4. Jamis
    5. Mongoose

    Brands that have cool riders are Kona and Rocky Mountain and brands I don't recognize.
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.
    Could this have been avoided if your GF had practiced the commonly accepted practice of yielding to the climbing rider? Just wondering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Just ordered one of their seats. Seems like they are good at keeping a s s e s happy so I figured I'd give them a try.
    That's funny!!
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    thank god i just bought a giant and am selling my cannondale, im sure my attitude will change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    I am gonna get flak for this but i think specialized riders have more money than brains.

    trek owners... nothing bad to say. Though i do think the company in itself has an identity crisis.

    Cannondale- love the innovation and their style is cool.

    Jamis- level head with a good price point

    Mongoose- total d'baggery on every level

    But with that said, i dont go around stereotyping riders just because of the brand they are on.

    I try not to let people on the trail bother me. I just try to ride faster than them.
    i still don't understand what difference what brand of bike you ride makes in your personality...a ****** is a ****** is a ******...

    sometimes i ride a KHS, sometimes i ride a schwinn and other times i ride my ibis. what does that make me?

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    I have three Specialized bike's.

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    Let's see I live in Massachusetts (have my entire life) and ride a Specialized. I also ride at Great Brook occasionally. Not sure what that make me but I'm sure if cannot be favorable in your opinion danhasdrums.

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    As someone who rides a Specialized bicycle I resent this stereotyping. The fact that you losers do not recognize my superiority is bad enough now you are going to call me names too.
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    I've seen plenty of A-Hole riders in my time. Once I got pushed off the trail while climbing by some retard bombing down the singletrack on a giant. Ive also seen no consistency to the kind of bikes they ride. Unlike cars, bike brands do not seem to have a significant effect on the type of riders they gravitate, at least in this area. I ride a specialized and try to be as courteous as possible to everyone, bikers and walkers alike. Now were we to talk about cars, I would have a very different opinion...

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    aw crap...i have multiple personalities i guess.

    2 S-works and an old Rockhopper
    a Surly
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    and a custom Hunter...

    but i'm pretty much a clueless tool whatever i'm rolling on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    In the quiver I have a Roubaix Expert, Stumpy Pro, Rockhopper M2 SS, Allez Comp,
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    i suppose you're beyond redemption, mike...

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    He did say:
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.
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    In the quiver I have a Roubaix Expert, Stumpy Pro, Rockhopper M2 SS, Allez Comp,
    Saphire, Sirrus.
    i suppose you're beyond redemption, mike...
    And probably broke too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    i still don't understand what difference what brand of bike you ride makes in your personality...a ****** is a ****** is a ******...

    sometimes i ride a KHS, sometimes i ride a schwinn and other times i ride my ibis. what does that make me?
    I wasn't clear but I was referring to the brands, not the Owners. (except the spesh comment) the mongoose comment was clearly a joke. I'll edit my post so it doesn't appear that I'm making stupid stereotypes
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMacMan View Post
    Wow. You met one Spec rider who was, as you say, rude and reckless, and you now blanket bomb all spec riders as ******s.
    Congrats. You just joined the club.
    You must have a terrible read for sarcasm. Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Looking past the inanity of your post, I do have one question. If your sample size is "1", then how is it that you can accurately rank 5 categories of meany riders?
    a) he never specified a stochastic model, so classical stats aren't relevant.

    b) just assume he's assumed any methodological problems away.

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    Man, I've been riding a Stumpy for years and the whole time I had no idea I was being a ******! The good news is, that frame is likely on its last leg so maybe I'll get both a bike and personality upgrade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    i still don't understand what difference what brand of bike you ride makes in your personality...a ****** is a ****** is a ******...

    sometimes i ride a KHS, sometimes i ride a schwinn and other times i ride my ibis. what does that make me?

    Maybe bi- or wait, tripolar!
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    I was a shithead way before my specialized or my jamis. I guess my destiny of awesomeness and my two prick bikes were meant to be.

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    I'll update this ranking as I see fit. Since I ride a Cannondale I'm giving the d o u c h e award to the Cannondale riders. I learned from my recent rep that I'm a bigger ****** than anyone ever mostly because of this thread. New Ranking:
    1. Cannondale - Because of my level of d o u c h e i t u d e r y
    2. Jamis - Because of that guy who posted above who got his panties all in a bunch over a nonsensical ranking
    3. Pivot - Because anyone who owns a Pivot rides better than me
    4. Trek - Because having a Trek is like having a BMW. You think you're cool for having one, but just about everyone has one.
    5. Surly - Because you're the cool kind of d o u c h e and you're proud to be one.

    I hope this has been informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfwebber View Post
    Let's see I live in Massachusetts (have my entire life) and ride a Specialized. I also ride at Great Brook occasionally. Not sure what that make me but I'm sure if cannot be favorable in your opinion danhasdrums.
    Were you the d o u c h e on the trail yesterday not breaking stride as you finished your downhill and yelled for the path to clear for you?

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    i am a giant rider, what does that say about me?
    i have owned a specialized or 2. and i somewhat agree with you. maybe i'm gonna get flamed for this, but i've heard (from guys in the business, dont shoot the messager) that they think Specialized is a little overpriced compared to compareable bikes.
    that being said, i witnessed a Yeti rider say "i ride yeti's because they arn't mass produced like specialized". i think sometimes the people who ride the lesser known brands to be snotty about it. Funny about the Ellsworth thing I think the "font" of their logo is pretentious, but eh, what do i know.

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    I call bull $hit, put the Spech riders back to #1 d o u ch e bags.

    BTW I have Spech, Surly, Moongoose, Cdale and Schwinn bikes so I am the biggest DB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i am a giant rider, what does that say about me?
    It depends how giant you are. Are we talking 7 feet or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    I call bull $hit, put the Spech riders back to #1 d o u ch e bags.

    BTW I have Spech, Surly, Moongoose, Cdale and Schwinn bikes so I am the biggest DB.
    Wow, you have a Schwinn? You're gay too? Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Wow, you have a Schwinn? You're gay too? Amazing.

    Its a 1969 Stingray Pea Picker so that means I was kewler at age 9 than you will ever be in multiple life times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    Its a 1969 Stingray Pea Picker so that means I was kewler at age 9 than you will ever be in multiple life times.

    The spelling of "kewl" alone wins you that title even without the sweet wheels.

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    I ride a Kona and a Trek. I definately am more of a d-bag when I ride my trek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Ah, I agree with you wholeheartedly there. I've lived in NYC, NJ, CT, Las Vegas and now just outside of Boston and the M a s s h o l e s have well earned their nickname...
    i'm from mass. and if they ride the way they drive......then yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i'm from mass. and if they ride the way they drive......then yeah
    ....and thats why i escaped to New Hampshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    ....and thats why i escaped to New Hampshire.
    Yeah, I can't wait to get out of this horrible land of entitled crazies.

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