In local bikeshop today and overheard owner slating on-one.
Said their carbon frames had no carbon in them. LMAO silently knowing the owner is full of BS.
I own and inbred single speed and its amazing given its insanely competitive price. Some reports even suggest its not inferior to SIR Niner.
If your listening Brant. Well done with all your fine work and my next purchase will be at your showroom of the same frame, but 29er.Posted 4 years agochojinMember
Oldest sales technique in the book: slagging off the competition. If they can’t give you positive reasons why you should buy their products, and instead choost to give you negative reasons why you shouldn’t buy their competitors’, that’s just a bad salesman.
Yes… I think that made sense?Posted 4 years agoddaySubscriber
I own a big fancy bling’d up FS bike.
I also have (for many years now) an original 29’er on-one Inbred SS, upon which I was grinning like an idiot while out riding this morning. Also had a lot of fun on the Summer Season slacker hardtail, and a rather amazing Pompino. On-one is all good in my book.Posted 4 years agowartonMember
a guy in an lbs yesterday said my canyon aeroad frame was inferior to a 2 grand 105 equipped Trek, and it didn’t have a warranty either. i assured him it did have a warranty, then asked him how many pro tour races the trek frame has won.
i can understand their desire to promote the brands they sell tbh, but some of the stuff they come out with is laughable.Posted 4 years ago
The whole Canyon range looks immensely well put together. There R&D looks the business. Exceptional company.
If I were to buy a full build it would be a Canyon. Whilst they are no SantaCruz I’ll bet they make some massive inroads within five years.
Canyon Tallboy in Carbon would be nice and perhaps the price could be slashed from 8 thousand to 3.Posted 4 years ago
But LBSs are better aren’t they…….
Well you can’t get a demo saddle from CRC*.
*haven’t got it from my LBS either, but they have promised to let me know when they get them as they’re due, but then they promised a spacer for my magura forks 3 years ago and it never turned up.Posted 4 years agotaxi25Member
“Bike shops aren’t as bad as record shops. They sneer at you for buying the stock they carry. Count yourselves lucky!”
Some hounrable exceptions. Went into Spillers in Cardiff looking for a record by this guy ( father inlaw )Posted 4 years ago
Couldn’t have been more helpfull, no laughter nothing.
Ever caught the bus/train/taxi or used a public loo?
I haven’t used a taxi or a bus literally for years and I tend not to use a public bog for a dump unless it’s out of pure desperation.
Saying that I wouldn’t pay £130 for a bike-seat, rather i’d pay half that or less and take a punt on the basis I could sell if it didn’t “fit” or get another one when it wears out.Posted 4 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
I was in a bike shop a few years back and overheard another customer telling the shop owner that he was considering either an Ellsworth or a Turner. The shop owner replied “I wouldn’t touch Turner with a barge pole, really badly built and terrible customer service”. Bonus point for first person to guess the name of the shop!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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If you don’t support your local BS merchant, you have no right to complain when there’s no local BS available any more.
Though, I daresay Superstar will give you the same BS with different branding on it for less, AND you’ll get free Haribo.Posted 4 years ago
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