TrivialMTB

Pretty much hate mountain biking.

Greg Mattingly.

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Just going to put this here for both of you who still visit this blog:

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RIP Intersuck.

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Gunned down in its prime.

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Who would have guessed that the event that no one ever wanted to go to except to commiserate with their friends who also didn’t want to be there would end up like this.

 

Akrigg Gold.

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Literally the only thing that comes to mind that Mongoose has done well in the last… well, maybe ever- is to give Chris Akrigg whatever bikes they make and then let him do whatever the hell he wants with it.

 

And then have the patience to keep doing that for many years.

Trust Issues.

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Who could have guessed that ~9% of the posts on here this year would be taking a piss on linkage forks? In 2018…

Miss Cleo didn’t see that coming.

You know how everyone has that one weirdo cousin that has the really weird shaped body and is always trying to get you to buy into “the ground floor” of a multi-level marketing scheme? And they tag you on social media in a photo from the family dinner where they spilled spaghetti on their lap?

Wonder if that’s how this Evil frame feels?

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Obviously can’t comment on how this thing rides or the greater concept of the relentless march of technological progress, but I can tell you with great certainty that a Push coil sprung 36 or Pike/Lyrik isn’t holding any of you back from sucking less and can be had for half the price.

Yeah, yeah. New stuff is expensive and technology trickles down. We get it.

But this looks like a version of the future where everyone dresses like they are in a Kraftwerk cover band and we eat everything out of tubes while listening to bleep bloops.

And the marketing behind it is laying it down about as subtle as a middle schooler’s boner. Trust, The Message? Might as well have called it: No Seriously, We Think It Works. The name sounds a lot like that weirdo cousin’s faith based pyramid scheme company too.

We fear most change.

Who Asked?

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Vital’s doing screenshot round ups and that’s a great idea. Here’s one that probably won’t make the cut for their next batch. It’s a grab of Lopes yelling at the boundary of the ever encroaching abyss of increasing irrelevance, hoping desperately for an echo to bounce back out from the darkness and confirm that he does indeed still exist, and has not been lost like dust to the howling winds of time.

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Yeah, your rival is the clock in a greater sense. The great equalizer. Time’s arrow pointed forever toward increasing entropy in a future where all things fade and the eventual heat death of the universe is inevitable.

But I don’t think that’s how he meant it.

Next time, we suggest that he just post the comment:

“Also, don’t forget about me!!!

How Does This Cut It?

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Not sure how this, in 2018, makes it as something that would be posted and distributed to media outlets.

Also, nothing against those guys- they seem like nice folks who are knowledgeable about their respective jobs. Just how can over 6 minutes of media convey so little insight and information? How?

And also, how can one doing the editing on this not mix the audio to at least correspond to the side of the frame that the subjects are sitting in?

Do better, please.

Brand of Bullshit.

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Harly Davidson producing e-bikes should not come as a surprise to anyone and is not, in any way, offensive. At least not when you compare that to the company itself, which may take home the grand prize for Least Authentic, Full Of Shit, Fake Ass, Jive Turkey, Cash Grabby, Chicken Shit Company in the USA, if not the world.

 

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Times change. Business evolves. Sure.

It’s chicken or the egg when it comes to who changed, the company or the customers?

Both pretty much suck in this case ,so maybe they’re all perfect for each other, and now they can quietly hum off into a bottomless pit together, starting in 2022.

But This Is Ridiculous.

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I’ve heard of air shocks before…

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Val Di Wet.

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Our field reporter has sent back an image of VDS conditions after the rain:

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Check back once every few weeks for more hard hitting, investigatory journalism.

Rickety Pile.

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Just looking at this picture automatically plays the sound of an old covered wagon crossing the plains in your head.

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It’s definitely one river fording away from losing half its oxen and most in the traveling party will die of dysentery before getting to Oregon.

All Knolly bikes should come with that front wheel just to make you take a minute to question if riding the thing is a good idea.

(Conclusion: it’s not).