escolesover 1 year ago
You want to make biking more ubiquitous?
Make it simpler.
What I'm seeing here is a US-centric approach, characterized by gadgetry and high-performance setup. When clever new designs are introduced here in the US, they're typically loaded down with features to drive up the unit cost, and over-designed to make them look sexy. What we need are simple, inexpensive, good-quality (not super-quality, not best-quality, just good is good enough) bikes.
we ain't gettin' 'em.
while you're at it, you could convince someone to built a genuinely affordable electric bike. $3K a pop (a typical price) is a cruel, pathetic joke.
What's wrong with bike culture in America is the complexity, and that's purely a result of bike culture in America being a marketing-driven phenomenon. Get marketing out of it. Fire all the marketing people involved in bike design and manufacturing. In fact, just fire all the designers. What they're making is not helping.