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Bucking Pattern – Bike Snob NYC


Cease! Put down that cellphone! Get your hand out of your pants! One thing extremely necessary has occurred! Specialised have launched a brand new garvel biek:

Yeah, I do know: “So what? I took my hand out of my pants for this?” Effectively, certain, the very last thing the world wanted was the eleventy millionth gravel bike. However whereas just about each new gravel bike is pointless, this one is aggressively pointless, as a result of it includes a comletely new kind of rear suspension:

[If the shock “suspends the rider over the bike’s rigid frame” then the frame’s not…oh, never mind.]

That is the results of an issue that was “diabolically arduous to resolve:”

And it under no circumstances resembles something any bike firm has ever finished earlier than:

[Classic Cycle]

Naturally, I high-tailed it proper on over to the Specialised web page, the place they confirmed my suspicions that this bike is in actual fact absurd:

However, , if you’re inventing new issues to resolve, you’ve received to “Innovate Or Die:”

I’m sufficiently old to recollect when Specialised had been all peninent about stranding prospects with “incompatible and redundant components and merchandise”–, as a result of it was final yr. In the meantime, this new Diverge not solely has all types of pivots however it’s going to additionally ship with two completely different seatposts, which doesn’t sound wasteful in any respect. Even the one that got here up with the concept for this factor says it’s fully pointless:

“Your physique is the right suspension and provides you whole management, however right here’s a $14,000 bike with a wiggly seatpost” is maybe essentially the most audacious gross sales pitch I’ve ever heard.

However is your physique a possible supply of annoying creaking feels like a high-tech wiggly seatpost is?

Effectively, to be honest, after all it’s, particularly as you grow old. However why compound the issue?

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