Had this guy show up at the house today, DD for some friends, and he saw my kid's road bike on the porch. Went on to tell me how light & strong his mongoose was, and that my kid could ride it any time... I explained to him that the kid's roady was a $200 used bike for training, and the his mTB weighed way less than the road bike.... He argued for a while, and then picked up the road bike, only to find that even IT was lighter than his beloved Mongoose. Sometimes I wonder what non Mtbers think about all this weight nonsense........ and then my kid tells me about his latest journey, and I wonder how his journey would turn out without the back-up car to come get him when he's 30 miles from home & it's pouring rain. Not something I grew up with, let alone a cell phone to call for help.
The old dude with the Mongoose thougth he had a pretty nice bike until he met my kid.
What bubbles are worth bursting?