Well, in the first place, college campuses are hotbeds of bicycle theft, so some of those people you see on the Roadmasters may actually have good bikes which they prefer to leave at home. Others probably don't know the difference: if they are interested enough in biking to join your club, they will get better informed about bikes as they learn from other members. Most 'serious' riders rode xmart bikes at some point in their lives, unless they were born rich. :p Which come to the point that, if you endorse bike-brand-snobbery and snub the xmart riders, you are effectively barring anyone from your club who can't afford a better bike. Not good--being a cash-poor college student doesn't make you a non-serious biker. I would hope those people would choose to pay a semester's tuition over buying an expensive bike.
Originally posted by VegasCyclist
most people I see on campus (with the exception of me commuting) ride bikes to get from building to building, and they are dominated by "Next" and "Roadmaster"s, I always figured these are x-mart bikes, and that these people are not serious cyclists. What should I do if these type of members join? .....there are very few road bikes around campus, I was hoping to ride road primarily and mtbs secondary (sorry I'm a rodie... I confess ;))