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XXL Singletrack Sale and “Unconscious Bias”

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There has been a lot of talk about “unconscious bias” recently, largely relating to ultra-privileged people saying things they should not say. At Singletrack we are also guilty of this… but in a nice way.

You see, as a somewhat stout and substantial 100kg 6’2″ mountain biker, who also selects the merch for the Singletrack Shop, I found myself being unconsciously biased towards larger clothing.

When I first arrived at Singletrack the biggest T shirts fitted me like a time trial skinsuit… and that is not a good look on me and my dad bod belly. So, I always make sure we cater for the larger cyclist, but very much like many meals I cook… I seem to have over catered. It feels like it’s time to slim down our stock and have a Singletrack XXL sale.

So, is this really “unconscious bias”? I was totally awake and conscious at the time. Is unconscious bias real, or just a flimsy excuse used when you need to backtrack on an error you obviously and consciously made? Anyway…

Those of grand stature, grab yourself a bargain.

It’s time to make some space on the XXL shelves and do the big folks a nice bargain in the Singletrack XXL Sale. Listed below is all our discounted clothing in XXL. However, if you want to see all our clothing in a specific size we now have a size filter in the shop to make that easy for you.

Big Feet?

And now for some “conscious bias”. We recently did a roundup of big mountain bike shoes for big people with big feet. Since the age of 12 I have been super miffed at the lack of choice in anything over a UK size 12. If you are looking for mountain bike shoes in UK12, UK13 and even UK14 click the link below.

Buyers Guide to Mountain Bike Shoes for Big Feet (singletrackworld.com)

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charliedontsurf

Charlie Hobbs

Merch & Marketing Manager at Singletrack

Grumpy, happy, hairy, overweight and awesome. I started riding offroad in 1978, and never stopped. I was once Charlie The Bikemonger, I invented orienBEERing, the Clunker Classic, and the Dorset Gravel Dash. I own the Bum Butter brand and I'm a co-owner of Dirt Dash Events. I also work at Singletrack, I have the self-appointed job title of "Overlord of the leftovers" and look after the merch shop, and marketing. Other interests include skateboards, surfboards, motorbikes, and cooking (I invented the Beefer Reefer).

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  • XXL Singletrack Sale and “Unconscious Bias”
  • Joe
    Free Member

    I have no idea what you lot are talking about. No idea why STW is so obsessed with Student Union style politics. You’ve got a sale on some big t shirts because nobody bought them? Great.

    irc
    Full Member

    I needed a new t shirt. I,d need to diet to hit 100Kg. The XXL should work.

    bigdean
    Full Member

    My problem is large to xl to XXL tops don’t seem to get longer just wider.

    bigblackshed
    Full Member

    john-cena-smile

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    So the issue is that Charlie has irresponsibly bought too much XXL stock and STW is having to sell it off cheap? I hope that’ll be taken into account during his annual appraisal 😉

    grahamt1980
    Full Member

    What do you expect? With the cost of living crisis, those big enough to need clothing that size are spending an absolute fortune on food now.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    or…. maybe we need more tasty recipes?  Especially those involving chips.  Can I recommend maybe trying Heston’s recipe where he fries chips three times having first made sure they are almost falling apart so they have the maximum surface area (or just move to Belgium)

    mattsccm
    Free Member

    My club has several 2xl skin suits in stock. Biggest we have ever sold is a large to the club giant. Now just who the hell will want these? TTers don’t come in 2xl

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    TTers don’t come in 2xl

    Jan Ullrich did.

    2XL are easier to turn into vests for the summer.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    2XL are easier to turn into vests tents for the summer.

    FTFY

    @scotroutes that’ll work also. Practical and functional.

    sas78
    Full Member

    Personally I found the enclosed link to boat shoes invaluable. With size 13 flappers finding any form of shoe isna nightmare but on bikes it’s almost impossible! What a resource!

    charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    @bigdean… if you want me to rake to some shirt measurements, just ask. Have you seen… https://www.2tall.com/

     

    jamesoz
    Full Member

    @bigdean… if you want me to rake to some shirt measurements, just ask. Have you seen… https://www.2tall.com/

    That’s a useful link. I’m only 6’and a bit but have wide shoulders, which reduces the overall length of a top. Lots of bigger sizes are just fatter.
    My work polo shirts are useless lengthwise.

    ampthill
    Full Member

    I’m just amazed that anyone ordering sizes for retail didn’t have a size vs % sales distribution curve as a starting point

    Mark
    Full Member

    I think you may be confusing us with Boohoo
    🙂

    charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    @ampthill of course I use a size distribution curve based on sales history. It’s not like we have hundreds left, just single digits.

    The problem is you lot don’t behave like the stats, or there are only 8 XXL Singletrackers and I satisfied the market last time. or maybe you have all lost weight? Which leads on neatly to how we will deal with this going forward…

    The Singletrack pork pie subscription. You get a magazine every 2 months, and a box of 21 pork pies every week, that’s 3 a day, all meals are covered. Say goodbye to awkward cooking and simply pie your way to fitness. it’s a bit like Huel but delivered in a delicious high carb crust. To make it the market leading performance balanced complete diet… we also send you an apple 4 times a year (well, it’s actually a pork and apple pie).

    And my size distribution curve will be correct once again. 😉

    thecaptain
    Free Member

    Jan Ullrich did.

    ROFL.

    At 6 foot and 73 kg he was closer to a skinny midget than a giant.

    Just emphasises how tiny most pro cyclists are.

    Conor off GCN is proper big though.

    charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    There was once a XC race category called “Clydesdale”… which happens to be a type of shire horse. You got a one minute head start for every pound in weight over 200 pounds.

    An 18 minute head start seems fair to me.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    The Singletrack pork pie subscription. You get a magazine every 2 months, and a box of 21 pork pies every week, that’s 3 a day, all meals are covered. Say goodbye to awkward cooking and simply pie your way to fitness. it’s a bit like Huel but delivered in a delicious high carb crust. To make it the market leading performance balanced complete diet… we also send you an apple 4 times a year (well, it’s actually a pork and apple pie).

    Can I upgrade my current sub?

    Scienceofficer
    Free Member

    have no idea what you lot are talking about. No idea why STW is so obsessed with Student Union style politics

    Marketing innit.

    bigdean
    Full Member

    @bigdean… if you want me to rake to some shirt measurements, just ask. Have you seen… https://www.2tall.com/

    I recently ordered two gym tops from them (really good as well). I tend to get work shirts custom made to my measurements. They last ages but since the pound tanked have got quite expensive.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    The Singletrack pork pie subscription. You get a magazine every 2 months, and a box of 21 pork pies every week

    I’m in, NOW

    bigblackshed
    Full Member

    “Clydesdale”… which happens to be a type of shire horse badly shaved gorilla. You got a one minute head start for every pound in weight over 200 pounds.

    That would be a full 55 minute head start. I’m pretty sure I’d be wearing the rainbow stripes. If only it came in a big enough size! 😉

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