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What Brand(s) Do You Not Like? -- For NO Legitimate Reason

Old 05-05-12, 11:10 PM
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What Brand(s) Do You Not Like? -- For NO Legitimate Reason

As in, you have no first hand experience with anything going wrong with the brand (or anything at all in general) but for some reason, that you can't really explain, you just don't like them (expecting a few Leader / Mash / LOW replies).

For me:
Miche (notably the cranksets and somewhat their wheels) - I own a supertype and no real complaints, I have no reason to have strong opinions about those cranks
I also loathe all i-minus D branding.

also I've always hated the brand names of GIANT and SCOTT.

remember: posting for a legitimate reason does not count. you need to be completely blinded by either stubbornness or ignorance to participate.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:11 PM
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Origin8.
Plenty of legitimate reasons here.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:13 PM
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Ok ok, Suzue.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:16 PM
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Orbea, I still can't figure out why.
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Bikesdirect. Child labor.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:37 PM
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Thompson. I cant afford it.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:42 PM
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Giant - donno why.
SRAM - Associate with grip shift on my cruddy old mountain bike back in '94.
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Speedplay. I don't like those stupid looking circle pedals.

Hey, what if we edit the thread to include brands you DO like for NO legitimate reason?

Here's one for me : SRAM

All the cool kids are doing it. I've always been a Campy guy...
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Old 05-05-12, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Thompson. I cant afford it.
is that a Thomson knockoff?
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Old 05-06-12, 12:07 AM
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state bicycle - don't really like their origin target customers, but i hear they've been producing some quality stuff lately....
soma - not nitto enough.
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Old 05-06-12, 12:14 AM
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Trek, idk why, Id ride one, i just wouldnt like it. <__<

Fuji, ****ing hate them, dont know why, always will.
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Originally Posted by guitarmankyle View Post
state bicycle - don't really like their origin target customers, but i hear they've been producing some quality stuff lately....
This is somewhere in the gray area I guess. I hate their bike designs, but I have no idea if they're a POS or not. I just assume anything designed for that target audience is crap
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Old 05-06-12, 12:16 AM
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Trek
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Bontrager, I knew a guy named Bontrager and thinking of him every time I looked at my bike, ARGH.
Specialized, $10 bike tubes are they high or just think I am?
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Old 05-06-12, 12:32 AM
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+1 bontrager. and that's just because it's a weird name and unflattering to look at

would say the same about specialized but I love some of those S Works road bikes
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- points for the swork top tube. It goes the wrong way, doh!
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Originally Posted by Rx Rider View Post
Bontrager, I knew a guy named Bontrager and thinking of him every time I looked at my bike, ARGH.
Specialized, $10 bike tubes are they high or just think I am?
This is ****ing hilarious.
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Aerospoke, because I actually kinda like how they look.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Trek, idk why, Id ride one, i just wouldnt like it. <__<

Fuji, ****ing hate them, dont know why, always will.
Trek, cuz their bikes are FUGLY - excluding the old steel ones
Fuji, I see them as the Japanese Schwinn.

I have an irrational suspicion of Felt and Cinelli rubs me the wrong way.
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Trek, even though I have one. Ha!
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Also, any company that does "colabs" with fashion/design firms/companies... like MASH/Cinelli, Rvca/Cinelli, DVS/Cinelli, eh.. You get my point.
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Bikesdirect - Selling generic chinese frames with stickers of defunct, once respected brands slapped all over them. Ridiculous and misleading advertising.

Leader - Their faux-aero motif is tasteless and cheesy. Seldom a brake is found on these tarcked out monstosities. Oh, and they're ugly.

Those are my illegitimate reasons.

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Old 05-06-12, 02:36 AM
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I like the black threaded mercier kilo though ^ . It's one hell of a bike if built right.
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Old 05-06-12, 07:29 AM
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I hate specialized because of how they sued those people with the disc brake road bikes. I hate Trek because because they try to force bike shops that carry trek, to only carry trek, and when its a small shop that happens fast.
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