- New Wheel Size Poll – Your NEXT bike
Just to keep on poking the proverbial issue with a stick..
The new poll is about your next bike purchase. It’s deliberately restrictive in that it asks about buying a NEW MTB ie not 2nd hand and if your intention is to buy in the next 12 months.
There’s a catch all answer of ‘I’m not planning to buy a new bike in the next 12 months’.
So it will be interesting to compare the results of this with the data we got from the current bike wheel size survey we did a week or so back.
So this is about buying intent and may perhaps give us insight into how much the promotion/reality/hype has affected us all 🙂
The poll is on the front page BTWPosted 4 years agoMad PierreSubscriber
I wonder if all this wheel size stuff is actually preventing more sales than it’s creating?
I’m perfectly prepared to accept that different wheel sizes may offer different advantages but as I have 3 very nice 26 wheeled bikes + 3 good spare wheels + the usual tyre mountain I ain’t about to change.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
The box I wanted to check was “I was going to go buy a 26er but the bikes I most like are all 650b now, so sod it, I’ll buy a different brand instead”.
so 26er (with standard threaded BB, not PF/BB30 etc.), but I nearly chose “I’m not going to buy anything now”.Posted 4 years agozokesMember
It’s been quiet a while since I even browsed bikes (that’s what buying a Cotic Soul does to you – makes you no longer want for any other bike ever), but what’s up with the size of wheel MTBs have had for years. Have trails suddenly changed so that I can’t ride them on a 26″ wheeled bike any more?
Or… is it just that the bike industry saw a load of gullible muppets with too much money?Posted 4 years agoShackletonSubscriber
The biggest problem for me is that money is tight and I can’t afford to spend big £ of a complete bike, so I buy bits as and when they are cheap/wear out. My 2003 Heckler is now a bit tired and showing wear in places where it can’t be repaired/replaced. But now it appears that I can’t even buy a decent frame to take my existing parts.
It’s not even like with 29ers where they co-existed with 26ers, the introduction of 650b smacks of revisionism. 26ers must be purged from the market. Soon the official line will be “26ers never existed” and only freedom fighting brands will do them (cotic, on-one….). Hyperbole? Maybe, but it doesn’t feel that far from the truth! 😕
Anyway, I’ve essentially been priced out of the market so I’m not going to be able to buy anything even if I did want to wear the emperors new clothes (yes I have tried one, no I couldn’t tell the difference in any way, shape or form whilst riding hard. If you are sensitive enough to notice you probably needed counselling after watching Bambi’s mum get shot).
So well done marketing morons and all those of feeble minds who flock to your banners to throw money at a wheel size whose only remarkable feature is the ability to grub even more money into your coffers. Bravo.Posted 4 years ago
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