Thursday, April 30, 2015
Challenge vs. "fun"
Watch the video, and note how stoked Marc Beaumont is to rip the tires off an XC bike with a seat up his ass.
Have you ever noticed that good bike riders like Marc welcome a challenge, and enjoy riding undergunned bikes on technical terrain? Like "how small of a bike can I get away with?" "How sketchy can I get in this turn?" "How fast can I ride this piece of junk?" "How fast can I go on a horrible dorky tall-seat XC bike with halfway road bike tires?"
Have you ever noticed that the average mountain bike buyer views this whole question from exactly the opposite perspective?
Every plus-sized bike purchaser agreed "I love fat bikes, they go so slow that I can't crash and the tires are so big I can't feel any bumps at all."
We also call these people "typical Avalanche suspension customers."