- Is it poncy of me
all the reviews always have madones, defy, tcr at the top!
Possibly something to do with marketing budgets as well as them being good bikes I suspect.
I don’t think there’s anything necessarily wrong with wanting something a bit less common – as long as you don’t sneer mainstream brands and think having a less common bike somehow makes you superior (like some on here do).Posted 5 years agotommyhineSubscriber
Is it poncy of me not to want one of the main brands of bikes (trek, giant, etc) regardless of how good the review’s are?
I think i just like to see something different on the roads.
I’m looking at a new road bike as my current one got snapped in half at he weekend by a car (whilst I was on it but I faired a bit better) and all the reviews always have madones, defy, tcr at the top!Posted 5 years agoshedfullMember
I’d actively avoid the big brands unless I was spending lots of money. The big brands have their own component divisions and, unless it’s top of the range, a bike will usually be made up of one or more own branded bits that, on examination, are of pretty poor quality and have little or no spares backup.
I’ve owned three Specialized bikes. Replacement cones weren’t available for the own-brand rear hub on my Rockhopper, meaning a replacement hub, the own-brand shock on my Stumpjumper FSR collapsed and every own-brand bit on my Roubaix had to be replaced either because it turned out to be junk (brakes had no stopping power) or died ahead of time with no spares (another Specialized rear hub). In replacing all this stuff, I’ve spent the small difference in price between a Specialized and a smaller brand who makes its bikes from off the shelf parts.
Look at Lapierre. No own branded junk on their bikes.Posted 5 years agojamesMember
“Look at Lapierre. No own branded junk on their bikes”
apart from seatposts, front hubs, handlebars, stems, saddles, rear shocks
I guess there’ll be more, thats only a quick spec check off their website
spec lists dont include seatpost clamp, grips, QR skewers etc but I’d not be suprised if they were ‘own brand junk’ on lower models too
I think I must be guitly of brand snobery too though. Id like to think its more that Ive always gone frame only fpr a while, but I cant say niche doesn’t appealPosted 5 years ago1981mikedMember
Look at Van Nicholas titanium bikes, I am after a road bike but will probably wait until next year now.
I have looked at Vitus, Colnago, Trek, Giant… Plus pretty much everything else and I always end up back on the fatbirds website looking at the Van Nicholas Apex for £1399..
Considered Carbon but titanium just looks so damn lovely…Posted 5 years ago
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