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Old 07-20-11, 08:35 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-21-11, 05:17 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-21-11, 06:18 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-21-11, 06:34 AM   #4
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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.

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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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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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