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Curious....????(4 posts)

Dec 28, 2001 4:39 PM
Why is it, there is a prolific review section in MTBR but this site seems to get a few, if any? Is it because there is a general knowledge of what is "good". It's just interesting to see this and how drastically different it is.

Seems to get hashed out in discussion herecory
Dec 28, 2001 5:07 PM
This is just off the top of my head, but people on this board seem more apt to ask and answer direct questions. Just ask for an opinion on something, and you'll get half a dozen of 'em in an hour. I haven't seen that on the mountain site (maybe it's because road cyclists are grown up and have jobs that let them spend more of the boss's time online...).
No, actually I enjoy both sites. But there is a sort of juvenile, name-calling element on MTBR that doesn't encourage "dumb" questions. You don't often see that here.
Here's my theoryMel Erickson
Dec 29, 2001 5:20 PM
Mountain bikers are constantly changing things on their bikes, much more so than roadies. It's because they break or wear out much faster and there's more "stuff" that's different on MTB's. Because of this there's a greater need for info on the latest and greatest, thus more activity.
I kinda think the same thing.Leisure
Dec 31, 2001 12:10 AM
When something lasts more than a few months on an mtb, it's a big deal, while everything else must be crap. You can't wear through stuff that fast on a roadbike; instead you give it a couple of years by which time the product has been largely updated.
Also, I think the advent of suspension makes for bigger differences in the feel of different bikes, while with road frames it's harder for people to articulate without sounding funny.
Despite all that, I really do wish more people would write some of their first-hand experiences with their equipment.