- Brands you like, however irrationally
Cosworth (and by association Marcos and Costin)
Singular (but not IF et al)
Specialized (because my Pitch is absolutely nuts!)
Boss suspension (and Cane Creek/ohlins, simple suspension done very very well, rather than Fox who I’ve never liked as a company as the shocks always seem 2nd best in the market and the forks had those issues)
LOCO (always suport the little guy, but not superstar for obvious reasons)Posted 6 years agobeejSubscriber
Alfa Romeo – never owned one (closest was a Fiat Coupe) but I like their styling, heritage and the old ones are very cool.Posted 6 years ago
Oakley – like the styling, I perceive the quality to be good.
Amazon – Their stuff just works really well – One-click, recommendations, Kindle.
Gore – Great bike wear, everything I’ve bought has been well made and well thought out.
Stowa watches – made to order, not stupid expensive, interesting history, not many people have heard of them.
Ball watches – can be stupid expensive, interesting history, not many people have heard of them.nicko74Member
Cotic, cause it made the bike that I currently ride which genuinely could be the last bike I buy (unless I break it).
There actually aren’t that many others; most of the others I do like but have something against.Posted 6 years ago
Renault: maker of the most desirable car (Clio V6); also made the Avantime and can’t get build quality right.
Sony: wonderfully designed products, dreadful software.
Adidas: just not keen.
…and so on.SaxonRiderSubscriber
In response to the barge pole thread, what are the brands that attract you (for whatever reason)?
1) Volvo (Nordic reliability; safety)Posted 6 years ago
2) Trek (just solid bikes)
3) Shell Oil (I had a lego tow truck set when I was a kid with a Shell logo; I also like the colours)
4)Jaegermeister (just like the German, foresty image)GJPMember
My top ones would be
1. BA (but I am paid to :lol:, but i am very proud to work there and in the face of crisis I know of no better company)Posted 6 years ago
2. Audi (I really don’t understand all the hatred – I still love mine after 5 years – I like their understated elegance and their after sales service is excellent – A3/A4/A6 sensible cars that are rewarding to own over the long term)
3. NAIM (for some reason once they have secured your pennies you are then trapped for life, although NAIM for Bentley seems a bit pants)
4. Specialized (just good albeit ordinary bikes)
5. Apple (for their Agile product innovation and how can any company rise from its ashes to become so ingrained in modern culture)
6. Nationwide – a mutual capable of taking on the banking giants in retail financial services. Never the best rates or products but always competitive and easy to find and buy. CRM is a bit pants mind.barnsleymitchMember
ApplePosted 6 years ago
Ciocc (also Colnago, though Ciocc is a bit less obvious)
Harley Davidson (yes, I know theyre not cool, yes, I realise that people automatically think ‘mid life crisis’, and yes, I own one, and a Buell, which kinda makes me doubly ****, but I still love ’em).lungeSubscriber
Orange Bikes – Because of the spotty tops in the early 90’sPosted 6 years ago
Tag Heuer – Always wanted one, now finally have one
Tissot – My first nice watch for my 18th birthday was one, I’ve bought a couple more since
Maxxis bike tyres – Not tried a bad one yet.
Thorbridge Brewery – Every beer they make I could drink gallons of
Oakley – I just like them
Puma football boots – My dad always wore them and I have followed him on thisderekridesMember
Arbath(See Fiat below)Posted 6 years ago
Bloch (dance sneakers)
Dennis (Fire Engines)
Fiat (original 600 & new 500 both Arbath)
Glock (The Ceramic 45)
Lambretta (original Ld & GT200)
Marc Jacobs (handbags)
Mauser (The broomhandle)
Tyrells (Good Crisps)
VW (Vans & Trucks)
Radical Ducati: http://www.radicalducati.com/index.php?page=ocasiones-radicales
Thorsten Durbahn: http://durbahn.de/
Because they’re both build amazing original bikes.
not really drawn to labels as such, but Oakley do make brilliant glasses.Posted 6 years ago
and I’m partial to my VW s tooprezetMember
Audi (I really don’t understand all the hatred – I still love mine after 5 years – I like their understated elegance and their after sales service is excellent – A3/A4/A6 sensible cars that are rewarding to own over the long term)
Because they’re driven by nobbers who don’t know how to drive, or indicate… the cars are lovely, the drivers are dicks.Posted 6 years ago
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