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Wed, 07 Aug 2013

650b

This isn't really about wheel sizes but about a thing that's been bugging me for a while about bike reviews and all the fuss about 650b has brought it into focus.

I read quite a bit about press camps for bike journalists and one thing they all have in common, from what I can tell, is a structure that goes "tell them what we've done and then let them ride the bikes". This seems problematic to me in that the journalist riding the new bike is then prepped with what they should be looking for. If you're told a bike is supposed to me more X then you can't help thinking about the Xness of he bike. You're experience of the bike has been framed.

I'd be much happier with bike tests done in ignorance of the supposed benefits of the bike.

posted at: 21:44 #

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