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Old 08-06-14, 02:04 PM
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The rich pageant of disruptive innovation in cycling continues!

Is it me or does it seems like there is a new bike that will define the future of cycling announced almost every day now?

This morning it was the winner of the "The Bike Design Awards" And the winner is?DENNY! // The Bike Design Project Whoa! such disruptive, so innovate! My feelings are more in line with this. Bike Snob NYC: Just when you think nobody can improve the bicycle, someone proves you right.

Then this came across my bow disguised as an "exciting entrepreneurial idea" BROOKLYNESS - HOME This version of the future of biking was even rejected by Kickstarter , and lord knows they don't reject much, Yet it still continues to get free publicity (which I'll admit I am contributing to by posting this.)

How is it that these "bicycle loving" design geniuses can get the logos, the website, the T shirts, the copy, the video and PR machine so cranked up, yet continue to produce cycling inventions of the future which make little sense in the real world of cycling or business? My guess is most of these companies are started by Ad / Digital people who want to one day actually produce something of value. So they turn to their hobby's to try to create disruption that will change the world for everyone whether it's needed or not. They get tons of cred in their little commutes for being innovative with their high "click through rates" when all they've really done is waste everyones time. Is this the new paradigm? Or am I just a cranky old F@$%!

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Originally Posted by modernjess View Post
Is it me or does it seems like there is a new bike that will define the future of cycling announced almost every day now? ...

Is this the new paradigm? Or am I just a cranky old F@$%!
yes.
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Old 08-06-14, 02:52 PM
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You lost me at the doge crap.
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Window dressing on wheels.
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Old 08-06-14, 10:37 PM
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I agree totally. If you look at the entire history of pedal cycling, you will see that only useful things get mainstream, even if it takes time. These things are a waste of resources and creative talent.

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Old 08-07-14, 07:38 AM
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They got a low wage country to crank them out Cheap?
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I must be another cranky oldster, I don't find most of these innovations all that exciting or different either.
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Just like any other election, your vote is limited to the best of whatever you are presented. And, it's likely that most of the voters selected glitziness over function (again just like any other election.
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It only defines it if you listen.......
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Gotta admit those bikes are some pretty funny stuff!
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I've stopped clicking on links for these epic advancements in cycling. Every time I take the bait and go to one of these sites, I see a bike that either looks like every other bike out there, or is very limited in its practical use. Mostly, I see bikes that cost WAY too much to use as commuters.
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