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Strange Reason Not To Like Trek?

Old 08-27-09, 08:12 AM
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Strange Reason Not To Like Trek?

I realize this makes little sense...but I finally figured out that the reason Trek road bikes don't excite me, has nothing to do with the success or size of the company...and nothing to do with Lance Armstrong. I'm sure Bontrager makes fine stuff...but for some reason...I am more comfortable looking at other bikes spec'd with different wheelsets and other components. I saw some Madones with Bontrager brakes on them the other day and that was even more strange. I guess it reminds me of GM cars with AC delco radios...you wouldn't find that in a Ford or a Chrysler. Sort of a house brand. Hard to put into words but it rubs me the wrong way.
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Writing a paragraph about it is even harder to explain
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Originally Posted by fastbub
Writing a paragraph about it is even harder to explain
I agree
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Old 08-27-09, 08:26 AM
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Yep, same here.
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I'm not too fond of Treks because they are overpriced in my opinion. And I also feel like Trek owners think there bike is really awesome and worth more than it actually is... I saw a 2 year old WSD Trek road bike with sora go for $800 on Ebay!
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Originally Posted by ptle
I'm not too fond of Treks because they are overpriced in my opinion. And I also feel like Trek owners think there bike is really awesome and worth more than it actually is... I saw a 2 year old WSD Trek road bike with sora go for $800 on Ebay!
Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them.
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Originally Posted by dauphin
I guess it reminds me of GM cars with AC delco radios...you wouldn't find that in a Ford or a Chrysler.
I am not into manufacturers etc, and while I understand your statement, I think you may be ignoring other similar situation in automobiles.

Two that come to mind instantly are:

Ford = Motorcraft
Chrysler = Mopar

And I am sure there are others...

So then the question becomes, "Why don't you like AC/Delco?"

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You can say what you want about Trek and their riding machines, but how dare you talk about AC/Delco that way!
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Originally Posted by dauphin
Sort of a house brand.
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Originally Posted by Phantoj
that's kind of scary too....
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
I am not into manufacturers etc, and while I understand your statement, I think you may be ignoring other similar situation in automobiles.

Two that come to mind instantly are:

Ford = Motorcraft
Chrysler = Mopar

And I am sure there are others...

So then the question becomes, "Why don't you like AC/Delco?"

Actually, I have a 77 Scottsdale pickup with a top notch AC Delco radio...best am radio ever made....
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To me, "Trek" gives me the feeling of mountain biking. That "feeling" has NOTHING to do with the bike company at all. But the word and meaning just seems more woodsie to me. Out in the woods.

Again, I can't explain the feeling.
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Originally Posted by dauphin
Actually, I have a 77 Scottsdale pickup with a top notch AC Delco radio...best am radio ever made....
Link?
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Originally Posted by Phantoj
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Originally Posted by MM225
Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them.
Not always.
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most companies do that.

Trek has Bontrager
Pinarello has M.O.S.T
etc...
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Not always.
Explain.
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the Bonty brakes look like crap to me, but that's just a visual judgement...no idea how well they work..

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Originally Posted by MM225
Explain (why things are not always worth what people are willing to pay).
Maybe this will help explain:

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Originally Posted by MM225
Explain.
see article 1: current economic crisis


edit* I was beat to it by terry, not exactly, but close enough
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Maybe this will help explain:

The things Madoff was selling never existed. Actual things are worth what people will pay for them.
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Originally Posted by Jynx
most companies do that.

Trek has Bontrager
Pinarello has M.O.S.T
etc...
orbea has Zeus
Cannondale has.... cannondale
Time has .... time
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my wife has a Bontrager stem on her Bianchi...gives me the shivers every time I look at it..
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What a load of semantic %uckery.

OP: I totally agree by the way.
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The reason I don't like Trek is that American bikes are unreliable. I have a Japanese bike and it never breaks.
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