- Rate my bike
The Orange Gyro, not a pretty bike but looks the best proportionally, its the one I’d choose if the three were lined up. The orange Orange looks goofy with too long a seatpost and stem and the forks look spindly compared to the downtube. The Giant is ok but not something I’d spend any great time looking at if at all, pretty bland but functional I guess.Posted 4 years agospectabilisMember
Based on the frame designs Definitely the Five. I like Oranges style, like they mean business!Posted 4 years ago
The Giant is hideous that swoopy downtube just looks w*nk. The Gyro being a 29 just looks like a five with a deformity.
saying that, as complete bikes and as depicted by the photos the Gyro does look the nicer bike… Strangely…
Thanks folks, that was very interesting. Even when the question was purely about the aesthetics it seems hard for us to ignore our preconceived notions about the bikes themselves and just focus on the look. Some people obviously didn’t want to admit to even being able to bear any of them, which was quite funny and others ignored the question all together in favour of jumping to conclusions about why I might own these bikes even though I never said I did (and don’t, or at least not all of them).
I’ve tried this question out on a few non-cycling friends and family and as you might expect the responses are very different. So far, none of those people have even noticed the different sized wheels. Not even when asked to list 10 differences between the two Orange bikes! That could be partly due to that fact that the Five is a medium and the Gyro a large, so the wheels and frame are both scaled up a bit.
Anyway, it was just a bit of fun. Thanks for playing.
ps. For those who liked the Five, the frame should be up on ebay soon. Bid early and bid often 🙂Posted 4 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
None of them.
They all seem to be stuck in a gaylords gear.
Semi seriuos answer.
You seem to keep asking the same questions on here over and over again.
Maybe you should just bite the bullet and buy another bike.
You seem to have no idea what you want and I’d say the only way you’ll find out is by trying to live with a few different bikes.That way you’ll get more of an idea what you really want. 🙂
There is no magic answer and no one on here can tell you what want to hear.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry if that sound blunt but someone needs to say it.
No, I think you may be interpreting the questions the same way and jumping to your own conclusions there. This was simply a bit of fun to see if people’s view of which bike looked better was really just based on how they looked or more on their preconceptions of the bikes themselves. I did indeed pick some bikes that I’ve ridden (and in two cased lived with for a fair while), but that was just so save me hunting through Google images.Posted 4 years ago
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