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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    And Giant has just gone full on stupid.

    http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/featu...,0/bturman,109

    1-1/4-1-1/2 tapered headtube.

    And here I just finally warmed up to integrated headsets....
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    Indeed! WTF? It's a joke, right? Unbelievable that Giant would muck up steerer tube standards even more by adding 1/8" to the top of the taper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    On an entirely different note, WTF is with all the javascript that site wants to run just to look at a picture of a bike?

    Here is a list of addresses running scripts on your computer when you view the slideshow:

    gstatic.com
    google-analytics.com
    addthis.com
    twitter.com
    googleadservices.com
    quantserve.com
    facebook.net
    viglink.com
    scorecardresearch.com
    vitalmedianet.com
    google.com
    vitalmtb.com

    Gotta go adjust my tinfoil hat now.

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    Bigger is always better....
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    Manufacturers are always looking for ways to set themselves apart from the competition, and to lure consumers who may already have a fairly expensive, late-model machine, but can't resist buying the "latest and greatest" (and have the money to do it). Apple Computer are masters at this sort of thing.
    I suspect it's got a lot more to do with marketing than with technology.
    Last edited by scyclops; 07-21-11 at 06:59 AM.
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    It's a compensation thing, you know, like guys who drive around in those big trucks, and have little weenies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBear50 View Post
    It's a compensation thing, you know, like guys who drive around in those big trucks, and have little weenies.
    LOL! I am so glad that I drive a small car.

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    That ain't gonna make my ride any better or faster so I won't give it a second thought.
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