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Jan. 5, 2021, 11:32 a.m. -  Tehllama42

Also, I'm actually happiest that more people are getting onto the 'forever frame' concept, not just for environmental reasons, but because practically you can future-proof stuff now, which takes a huge amount of wind out of the sails for anybody trying to shove the next Overdrive3.1 Steerer tube down our throats - if a niche bike can still be outperforming the big box option releases that are still two model years down the pipe for a user, then suddenly our market shifts towards what setups people are still going to want to run and maintain for a few years. It's a bit like when I was helping my mom shop for RV's, I couldn't for the life of me figure out why designers favored stupid party trick features over well thought out stuff... but then I realized that the market revolved around the high turnover buyers would would happily eat a loss but rotate into the latest/greatest model.  Designing products for that set doesn't result in better products, just lots of pointless churn, and poor understanding of what actually makes a good product versus a better selling product.

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