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  1. #51
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    arent you pretty much spending the same kinda $$$$ on a Yeti or a Santacruz or an Ibis which are the top enduro bikes as nominated by pinkbike
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    Driving home just now

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    meh i thought it was a cool video. They are great at marketing there is no question about that but they also make good products so i don't really care.

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    The yeti demo truck was at a local trail couple weeks ago and I was able to walk up and demo a 5.5. Had a great time throwing it around the trails. Sweet bike, but retail price will get ya. A captive yeti credit card should be offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    He even drinks beer from many different brands, even inexpensive macros. He's a sick fuck.
    Had a Hamm's while waiting for a haircut today. It was refreshing, palette cleansing.

    I'm more of a blurred lines kinda guy. I push boundaries, and stuff. But the story was about a friend of mine, who is a good, simple dude, was just going for a ride with some friend who were involved with Yeti and caught a ton of shit. For fucks sake, these group rides are so dumb though. Why should 30 people ride the same trail at once? That sounds like masochism to me. I go to great lengths in my daily life to avoid those kinds of situations.

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    marketing hype

    apparently you don't have any ?

    In any case i rode a 5.5, liked it alot and bought one

    edit : so just yesturday after riding the bluff I was hanging out at the craftbrew splashed with just enough mud to look core, but not so much the girls would say eww !

    so I'm working the scene and a ski bro with good cred said "wow man you have a yeti !"

    I'm sorry but he would not have said "wow man you have a giant ! "

    Thats marketing hype eh ?
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    I enjoy Yetiís Nate Hills #followcamfriday
    POVs. Some sick content.
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    I have a sb5.5. It was the first new mountain bike I ever bought, after a few years of getting into MTB with a used SC Blur (that creaked more than a wooden floor in an old house) I just wanted whatever was the ďbestĒ out there and the 5.5 was getting rave reviews, add that to the fact that I had lived in CO for 8 years at that point, I was full on kool aid mode. And to be honest, itís been damn near flawless, despite some wrecks and hard riding it rides quiet and smooth like day one. Itís allowed me to come into my own as a rider and really become a respectable mountain biker. It has allowed me to ride stuff above my skill level and has covered my ass. Having said that, now having biked a lot (in my mind at least) I know what I like and donít like, and what Iím looking for in a bike, and so I will happily consider other brands and bikes, not that I wonít also look at another Yeti, but Iím certainly not hooked on it. Some of the stuff that goes on on the yeti fanboy threads on other sites or FB is just fucking weird, even by my standards and I really enjoy the bike and Iím a huge weirdo! But Iíll happily be looking at IBIS, RM, Stanton Steel FS (they make my hard tail and Iím Fucking in love with it) transition etc.

    Anyway, that video was sweet.

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    Shit! I bought a SB 5.5 because I thought it would make you guys think I was cool. Thatís why I didnít buy a Specialized. Haha. I had no idea about the fanboi issue with Yeti. I love the bike and have a shit ton of fun on it. Group rides sound dumb. I usually ride by myself. Maybe Iím not putting enough thought into what brand I ride, as the drama is lost on me.

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    I'm an Ibis fanboy sooooo


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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    I only saw one gratuitous freeride flick. Beyond that, it was mostly just guys riding fast, and there's nothing wrong with that.
    I made it to four and then quit watching, at about a minute 20. Like the first 18 seconds of bike riding.

    I genuinely associate that with hack riding. No one does that when no one else is looking. It really is an audience only thing.
    It's as bad as the oakley blade thing coming back when no one realizes that was mostly a muscle shirt, mullet market.

    So

    much

    image


    Mountainbikers in 2019 look as silly as spandex warriors in 1996 to me now.



    Now back to the the water filter discussion. I got more out of that.
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    I like Specialized bikes, there I said it.
    Does that make me a bad person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    I like Specialized bikes, there I said it.
    Does that make me a bad person?
    It's been a while since they sued someone. It is ok to be out of the closet.

    Honestly most brands are right there with big S in mountain bikes at this point. They have SWAT box and that is about it. Their special dropper post was a sales dud.

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    Sorry for hijack but what was Specialized suing someone story? Have I been under my rock too long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by volklpowdermaniac View Post
    Sorry for hijack but what was Specialized suing someone story? Have I been under my rock too long?
    Itís prolly easier to ask: who hasnít Specialized sued?


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    Quote Originally Posted by volklpowdermaniac View Post
    Sorry for hijack but what was Specialized suing someone story? Have I been under my rock too long?
    Specialized uses litigation as a business model. My favorite of the many lawsuit stories is when they threatened a small bike shop that used "Roubaix" in its name, claiming that Spec owned that word as a copyright. (Nevermind the whole place in France thing.) Bike shop was too small to fight on its own, which is pretty much standard Spec cutthroat practices.

    Fuck Specialized. I will never buy anything from them.

    Details on Spec asshole tactics:

    http://drunkcyclist.com/2014/03/12/now-know/
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volklpowdermaniac View Post
    Sorry for hijack but what was Specialized suing someone story? Have I been under my rock too long?
    Good lord

    Stratos Shocks for inventing threshold valving that specialized them claimed was a violation of their brain shocks (which came after). You haven't heard of stratos because specialized basically bankrupted them
    Roubaix bike shop because specialized thought they owned the name of a town, even though the shop had been there for like 70 years
    Mountain cycle for a bike name with the word 'stump' in it
    Some other portland manufacturer who called a bike 'stump town' which was an old town nickname
    They did a bunch of saber rattling when people wanted to start using the word 'enduro' to sell pads, bike parts and races......
    They got on somebody years ago for trying to do something with the word 'allez' which just means 'go' in french


    There are more I'm forgetting
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    More.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/1920596/war-specialized

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    Wow. I need to read more

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    Srsly. Fuck Specialized.

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    Yeah but, the bikes are sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Yeah but, the bikes are sick.
    Take a lap on your walker grandpa. Beater.

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    Yeti Kills it Again...

    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    Take a lap on your walker grandpa. Beater.
    Iím faster than you
    Dick Punch

    Sersly those EVO bikes are sick as fuck
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    Revelate Designs (bags and such for bikes) was originally Epic Designs. Specialized threatened to sue. Eric changed the name and kept at it. Now they are the first name in adventure bike stuff and doing OEM for Salsa. No one cares you Epic.

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    Good bikes but an LBS owner told me he wasnt crazy about being a dealer cuz Specialized will also want him to sell all their specialized shit and so he didn't wana be dictated to or deal with that
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