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What’s Fair as a Bike Reviewer? - May 18, 2016, 9:13 a.m.

Cheers Drew. Tips and mods are always fun to read about but I was more suggesting that factory made gripes and niggles be mentioned in the review, just like any small finishing touches that show great attention to detail - ever seen a stock bike where they just nailed the cable routing? It's probably indicative of thoughtful design that might permeate through the entire build…

What’s Fair as a Bike Reviewer? - May 13, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

"Does anyone want to read that I re-routed all the cables because the stock routing drove me nuts?"

Absolutely!

Anything that is great or crappy about a bike should be part of the review, which definitely includes the factory setup. I'm fairly new to the sport and never gave a 2nd thought to cabling thinking that the factory had it all in hand… turns out in under a year I've got dents wearing through my seat stay, rear dropout and linkage and one of the cables rubbed clean through the housing of another! This is the attention to detail that can set one brand apart from another, or at least inform the readers of the review that that something is amiss

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