Is STW a mountain bike site?

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  • Is STW a mountain bike site?
  • druidh
    Member

    C’mon Benji – I thought the rules allowed only one logon id?

    Junkyard
    Member

    result orange 5 owner and a road rider
    I do like hearing non P members who dont pay to help keep the website going tell us what it should be like.

    crikey
    Member

    Did your mum not pack your favourite yogurt today?

    druidh
    Member

    Junkyard – Member

    I do like hearing non P members who dont pay to help keep the website going tell us what it should be like.That’s a very good point. Perhaps the “Ignore User” script could be modified to filter out non-P users?

    grum
    Member

    I like riding my road bike and have a passing interest in the tour etc. But I do think there is too much road stuff on the site. As pointed out in another thread, there’s far more interest in the tour than the downhill WC.

    I know the OP is shamelessly trolling but they still have a point.

    MartinGT
    Member

    Did your mum not pack your favourite yogurt today?

    😆

    No, STW is a boring, middle aged, computer nerd, misery guts site.

    Most of whom ride road bikes.

    5thElefant
    Member

    It’s up to the magazine owners whether this turns into a road cycling forum.

    Judging by the number of road cyclists I encounter these days they might as well ditch mountainbikes altogether.

    MartinGT
    Member

    I like riding my road bike and have a passing interest in the tour etc. But I do think there is too much road stuff on the site. As pointed out in another thread, there’s far more interest in the tour than the downhill WC.

    Do you think thats a problem? Too many “weekend warriors” who only ride as a hobby and dont take their interest into the proffesional side?

    I am a roadie at heart but also love my MTB. I come on here as the craic is good, albeit the odd nobber but you get that everywhere.

    Its a good forum and I would be dissapointed if we were all boxed into different forums.

    At the end of the day, were all riding bikes?

    filter out non-P users?

    P___ Off!

    That’s what I’d call the function.

    finbar
    Member

    It’s up to the magazine owners whether this turns into a road cycling forum.

    Surely it’s up to us lot? If you want more mtb threads, start them yourself.

    So you’re complaining about the majority of users doing somethgin you don’t like?

    That doesn’t make you individual, just wierd.

    Premier Icon molgrips
    Subscriber

    Why does it matter what’s on here? If you don’t like the subject don’t read the thread.

    I’m an MTBer – no question. However in addition to 3 mtbs I also own a road bike and a commuter. Should I be banned from talking about them? What good would that do?

    As pointed out in another thread, there’s far more interest in the tour than the downhill WC

    To be fair, there’s more to the tour than the DH WC isn’t there? It’s a three week soap opera including cycling. There’s also more interest about cricket, tennis, football and rugby.

    DH is good to watch, but it’s really just a question of will (s)he go faster, won’t (s)he? Not much to talk about, is there?

    cullen-bay
    Member

    who’s going to win today? looks like europe car will be pace setting most of the day for voekler, which could allow HTC to save energy for the final lead out. downhill finish so it should be fast and strung out by the end, and Cav and HTC have to be favourites in those conditions.

    having said that, the cat 4 climb not long from the finish could let a hill climber get away, unlikely though…

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
    Subscriber

    It’s up to the magazine owners whether this turns into a road cycling forum.

    I think you’ll find that at the moment it’s actually the forum posters who largely determine the direction the forum goes in..

    Judging by the number of road cyclists I encounter these days they might as well ditch mountainbikes altogether.

    How are you encountering these road cyclists- presumably they’re not cluttering up the trails? Do you have a confession to make?

    MartinGT
    Member

    who’s going to win today?

    Gilbert 🙂

    5thElefant
    Member

    Surely it’s up to us lot? If you want more mtb threads, start them yourself.

    The owners have control if they want it. Getting shot of users is easy enough.

    But, as I said… road cycling is where the market appears to be heading. Looks like a pretty easy commercial decision to me.

    cullen-bay
    Member

    Gilbert is a good pick for the win today I think, surely a little disadvataged by the downhill finish, since he is strong on the climbing sprints? maybe thor could snatch it.

    cullen-bay
    Member


    there is no escape

    MartinGT
    Member

    Thor is a good shout so is EBH too for Sky

    However, this could be a day the break stays away. Astana & Quickstep need something good.

    grum
    Member

    Do you think thats a problem?

    Not really, it’s just for me personally I would prefer a mountain bike forum with a bit of stuff about road biking, rather than a general cycling forum with a bit about mountain biking. I realise it’s not up to me though.

    kudos100
    Member

    good trolling…… tarmac is the enemy of the mountain bike lol

    stw is a niche forum for weight weenie singlespeed carbon 29’er riding IT guys in their late 30’s who secretly wish they could ride off road, but can’t and so ride road bikes, bitch and moan about anything and everything and always think they are right, no matter what.

    accept it or go over to bike radar 😛

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    stw is a niche forum for weight weenie singlespeed carbon 29’er riding IT guys in their late 30’s who secretly wish they could ride off road, but can’t and so ride road bikes, bitch and moan about anything and everything and always think they are right, no matter what.

    Joke’s on you I don’t have a 29er or work in IT.

    Premier Icon binners
    Subscriber

    Yeah, M8. there ain’t nowhere near enough, like , getting TOTALLY STOKED and gnarly duuuuuuuuuuude. Its just, like, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lame here

    MBUK?

    phil.w
    Member

    Not really, it’s just for me personally I would prefer a mountain bike forum with a bit of stuff about road biking, rather than a general cycling forum with a bit about mountain biking.

    I’m a little confused by this. Do you think that there would be more mtb post if there was less other stuff? Who would start them as the people here obviously don’t want to talk about just mtb’s? Do you think the high % of non-mtb stuff keeps people away? Would you prefer this was PinkBike II?

    Anyway more importantly…
    Where’s Realman’s TDF thread?

    They’ll be going into the first sprint pretty quick off that hill.

    and with two wins out of the last two for the breakaway what are the chances of them getting away today?

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
    Subscriber

    Isn’t this primarily a car forum?

    Premier Icon pedalhead
    Subscriber

    Despite appearances, proper road cycling is far more hardcore than poncing around the woods on a mountain bike. Not that I don’t love mtb’ing though…it’s ace.

    kudos100
    Member

    stw is a niche forum for weight weenie singlespeed carbon 29’er riding IT guys in their late 30’s who secretly wish they could ride off road, but can’t and so ride road bikes, bitch and moan about anything and everything and always think they are right, no matter what.

    Joke’s on you I don’t have a 29er or work in IT.

    sorry you are on the wrong forum, please sign up over at bike radar.

    enfht
    Member

    Roadies are foreign to STW

    Posting 1000 threads a month still doesn’t give anyone the right to say otherwise

    STW Towers confuse your key audience at your peril

    mrlebowski
    Member

    It’s next week the fun starts when they hit the mountains. At the moment the majority of the GC contenders are just saving there strength & trying to stay out of trouble..

    kudos100
    Member

    @ pedalhead

    some ‘hardcore mountain bikers’ have no idea how tough competitive road racing is. the guys who take it seriously are as hard as nails. same with xc racers, some are really skillful, fearless and fast downhill. mucho respect.

    i still joke and take the mickey out of them 😀

    oldgit
    Member

    What changes if you take all the road post away? nothing.

    Plus I’ve always seen this site as one where the people come first. And don’t forget road is big in the summer, and it’s TdF month.
    And as for me, I’m well back into road riding to the extent of not owning an MTB anymore.
    But for 12 years prior I wasn’t off one.

    What I can’t understand, and I said this yesterday and someone else pointed it out further up. Roadies ride on the road right? so how come I/we/roadies annoy certain mtb’ers so much? how do our paths cross so often you need to rant about it?

    Premier Icon ransos
    Subscriber

    Perhaps those whining might reflect that during Wimbledon, we have quite a few threads about tennis…

    m1kea
    Member

    As a complete noob to this forum I am slightly surprised at the amount of road stuff on here.

    I’m a roadie at heart but have come here for discussion on MTB stuff, this being a MTB forum and I have 2 mtbs.

    However what would be good would be sub sections for various topics as opposed to dumping everything in to one giant topic section. I think this is the only forum I know that is like this?

    oldgit
    Member

    i still joke and take the mickey out of them

    Which is da law.

    Premier Icon pedalhead
    Subscriber

    kudos100, yep agreed. I just can’t quite get my head around why some people are so vociferously anti one type of cycling or another when actually they’re all so interchangeable. Unless it’s just about the bike or the image, and not the riding, which I suspect in some cases it may be.

    don simon
    Member

    Doesn’t/ didn’t Peaty train on a road bike? Don’t want any half arsed amateurs around here, do we?
    0.5/10 for the troll, must try a lot harder.

    oldgit
    Member

    @ m1kea
    Too much crossover. For example some people train on the road to race off it.
    Then there’s things like cyclocross, in it’s pure form which would be in a road section. And cyclocross trail and enduro riding which wouldn’t.

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
    Subscriber

    However what would be good would be sub sections for various topics as opposed to dumping everything in to one giant topic section. I think this is the only forum I know that is like this?

    Indeed. Not exactly dying on it’s feet though, is it?

    Would anyone like to see a picture of my 26″ bell end?

    jonba
    Member

    If you want more mountain bike posts then put them up. The posts are formed by the users and represent what they want. I think they’d be nuts to try and ban any mention of road bikes as a very large number of people don’t class them selves as mountainbikers but cyclists. I find it bizarre that someone could claim to like mountain bikes but never even be curious about any other form of cycling.

    kudos100
    Member

    kudos100, yep agreed. I just can’t quite get my head around why some people are so vociferously anti one type of cycling or another when actually they’re all so interchangeable. Unless it’s just about the bike or the image, and not the riding, which I suspect in some cases it may be.

    doesn’t make any sense to me either. as long as people are riding and having fun i don’t care what the bike is.

    the image/fashion thing does annoy me a bit, if you don’t have the right jeans, lycra, bike, then you can’t be part of our gang. i’ve threatened to go out with a mate and his roadie group on my hack bike with flats and baggies 😀

    don simon
    Member

    This forum being different, without sub sections, mixing it all up is a major draw. There are plenty of other forums with sub sections and they’re a PITA. As a noobie, you registered for a reason, if you don’t like the layout, do you mind me asking what the reason was?

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