- is there a bike brand that no-one hates?
Trek? Hard to have any strong emotions about Trek. Stupid shocks aside, they seem to have concentrated all of their irritating behaviour into rear axles.
Hate is a strong word but I would never buy a Trek after they snapped up loads of brands bitd only to do nothing with the famous names except pinch the tech. Klein is the best example but you can chuck in Bonty, Fisher and more. Oh, and they are as dull as Giant, Specialized, Kona, blahblahblah.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithMember
For a list…Posted 5 years ago
Specialized – z instead of s, sueing people, inventing another pointless standard (142+ etc) and proprietary shocks and mounts.
Giant – the 650b tbing
Trek – pure account speccing of bikes
Kona – had a massive dull phase so not quite hate….
Marin – fugly
White – see marincookeaaSubscriber
“Hate” is a bit strong for most companies isn’t it? I mean there are some I’m less keen on than others, some I find a bit disappointing but TBH I don’t hate any company…
least disliked Hmmm, how about Scott you seldom read any significant digs at them or their kit, I quite like some of their clothing too, they’re basically inoffensive, though I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or not…Posted 5 years ago
They won’t even sell you a spare part unless you are the original owner
Think that was proved to be untrue
I suppose hate doesn’t always have to be rational though.
“Hate” is a bit strong for most companies isn’t it?
I assume the word is being used in the modern, internet-related sense where people casually spout opinionated tosh in an attempt to appear smart in front of strangers.
You know who you are.Posted 5 years agohilldodgerMember
I really hate those whacky little brands that sell bugger all bikes but still manage to grab headlines with their “oooh look at me monstrosities” that claim to be “the only bike you’ll ever need” when evryone knows they’re only bought but niche whores with N + n bikes already…..Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
Everyone loves Specialized, don’t they?!
I love them more, every time my mates moan about them.
They always take the mickey out of my Stumpjumper for it’s ‘carbon wrapped’ frame and how ‘heavy’ it is, but I know deep down inside they are massively envious. Honest, they are. No, really! They are.Posted 5 years agohoraMember
I don’t hate any bike brands.
I’d never buy a Specialized bike- I dislike the brand/they strike me as purely big business and their customer service sucks.
The rest? I’ve never had any issues with any bike frame manufacturer including On One/PlanetX (on here).
I love being ribbed and I royally love ribbing people- complete strangers or friends in person.
I think some folk mistake pisstaking for ‘hate’.
Last Sunday a 29’er rode DH past us, I said as he passed ‘can you feel the trail come alive’? (good natured)- he caught on quick and laughed.Posted 5 years ago
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